Calling All Startups! Business Plan & Pitch Deck Immersion Program

Do you have a biomedical technology or medical innovation you want to take to market?

Learn how to wow investors and secure funding to launch your business through this 10-week Immersion Program from the New England Medical Innovation Center (NEMIC) and Advance-CTR.

In this program, faculty entrepreneurs will receive one-on-one coaching from experts on how to hone your business plan and develop the perfect pitch deck to hook investors and secure funding.

How It Works

Faculty will meet with NEMIC’s experts for 2 hours every two weeks based on their schedule over 10 weeks to refine each element of their business plan and pitch deck with investors in mind. Areas of focus include market and market size, financial projections, organizational structure, and more. At the end of the program, each company will present their final pitch deck to the group.

Physician scientists and junior faculty are encouraged to apply, and NEMIC will work with the participants to determine a timeframe that works for each group’s schedule.

Work with NEMIC's experts to develop your startup.

How to Apply 
Interested applicants must submit the following materials to AdvanceRI@brown.eduno later than May 2, 2019 by 5 p.m.:

  • CV or biosketch for each faculty member on the project who will participate in the course

  • Up to a one-page summary of your biomedical innovation or idea, including one paragraph that details how the Immersion Program will help you in your professional development

  • Supporting materials from inventors (optional)

Eligibility and Program Dates 

3-5 faculty entrepreneurs from degree-granting institutions in Rhode Island will be selected. Physician scientists and junior faculty are encouraged to apply for this program. Advance-CTR will cover all costs associated with the program for those selected. Participants are required to meet a weekly time commitment, and NEMIC will work with the selected participants to determine a weekly schedule that works for each group. The program begins June 2019 (anticipated).

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