LA BioStart



The LA BioStart Bioscience Entrepreneurs Boot Camp is a five-week, intensive training program that prepares emerging bioscience entrepreneurs to launch their own bioscience ventures. The boot camp is a collaborative project of Cal State LA, the Biocom Institute and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator.
Participants learn business fundamentals, leadership skills and bioscience knowledge from industry leaders and business experts. Funded by the Economic Development Administration, the training is offered at no charge to eligible participants.
Early-stage entrepreneurs, emerging entrepreneurs seeking to market bioscience ideas, and scientists, university faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students should apply.
For additional information on the program, applicant requirements, topics, and instructors, please visit this page.



Meet the Summer 2018 Cohort

Meet the Winter 2018 Cohort

Meet the Summer 2017 Cohort



Funding path

LA BioStart is made possible by funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Regional Innovation Strategies Program and will take place primarily on the Cal State LA campus, with events at partner sites throughout Los Angeles County.



LA BioStart enrolled its first cohort of 12 entrepreneurs in summer 2017. There will be two additional cohorts per year through 2019. The five-week curriculum will cover topics including:

Funding & Financing

Patents & Intellectual Property

Business Formation & Company Structure

Quality Assurance & Quality Control


Regulatory Affairs

Corporate Partnerships & Exit Strategies

Visioning, Strategic Planning & Goal Setting

Human Resources