Discovery Foundation’s Business Mentorship Program

Discovery Foundation’s Business Mentorship Program

To mark the 25th and 40th anniversaries of the the SBN and SCWIST, we have partnered with the Discovery Foundation to launch a new Business Mentorship Program. Aligned with global Biotechnology week, the Discovery Foundation’s Business Mentorship Program in collaboration with SBN-SWCIST aims to support the next generation of Biotechnology Entrepreneurs.

This week-long intensive program will consist of a series of half day workshops, networking opportunities, one-on-one mentoring sessions and culminate in a pitch competition which will provide a cash award and in-kind prizes to the top three participants to kick-start their Biotechnology venture.

Why be a Mentee?

  • Understand the process of establishing a start-up company in the Biotechnology Industry from incorporating a business, developing a business strategy to IPO’s or acquisitions
  • Develop a business plan and business model under the guidance of a mentor
  • Develop an understanding of start-up company fundraising, how to conduct market assessments, and determining company valuation
  • Gain a basic understanding of intellectual property and licensing
  • Develop an understanding of the role racial and gender inequality plays in the workplace and the actionable items we can take towards mitigating bias

Application deadline extended until Sept 17th

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