Applications for the 2014 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program for early-stage bioscience firms are open August 1, 2014 – September 26, 2014.
Through a partnership with nonprofit, public university, community college, and governmental organizations, this competitive program provides $30,000 in funding and a set of program services to help early-stage bioscience firms develop into thriving businesses.
The Flinn Foundation is pleased to offer this successful program for a second year. To be eligible to apply, an early-stage firm must be a bioscience firm engaged in the commercialization of bioscience research and biotechnology and/or the sale of products in the areas of:
- Medical devices and equipment
- Drugs, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostics
- Agricultural feedstock and chemicals
- Research, testing, and medical labs
- Bioscience-related distribution
Information about the program can be found at www.flinn.org/2014entrepreneur.
For more eligibility requirements and program details, see the 2014 Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program brochure below. The brochure answers many questions about the program and application process. If you have further questions, please contact Juliet Gomez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-744-6839. All questions, except for those of a routine nature, must be received at least seven days prior to the deadline for applications and, as appropriate, answers will be added to the FAQ document below.
Early-stage firms interested in competing for the program will be required to submit an application form, including an executive summary and resume(s) of the principal(s) of the firm. If available, a business and marketing plan should be provided. The review committee will be using the scoring matrix found below when assessing application materials.
Before starting the application, we would strongly encourage you to participate in an information session to be conducted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. via teleconference. To participate in the information session, please click here to register and obtain call-in information.
The deadline for applications is Friday, September 26, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. Interviews will be conducted on Wednesday, November 19, and Thursday, November 20. Firms applying should save those dates now on their calendar in the event they are selected for an interview. The Foundation expects to announce the firms selected for the program no later than November 26, 2014.