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The Cal State LA BioStart Program
The Cal State 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. With investment from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the training is offered at no charge to eligible participants.
The boot camp addresses the challenges most common to scientists and new entrepreneurs seeking to turn their scientific discoveries into successful companies. Seasoned business professionals will also benefit from lessons in bioscience-specific topics, such as FDA-regulated development, manufacturing and quality control processes. All of these topics will be covered by one of the three suites
• Bioscience R&D Process
• Regulatory Affairs
• Quality Assurance & Quality Control
• Reimbursement, Marketing & Sales
• Corporate Partners & Exit Strategies
• Design Thinking
• Business Model Canvas
• Legal Basics
• Investment and Financing
• Understanding Personality Styles
• Influence and Communication Skills
• Driving Positive Change
• Visioning, Strategic Planning and Goal Setting
Who Should Apply?
Early-stage entrepreneurs interested in launching a bioscience venture
Emerging entrepreneurs interested in taking bioscience ideas to market
Scientists, university faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students
Cal State LA BioSpace Cohorts
More than 60 fellows have graduated from the program since it was launched in 2017.
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