Programs for Entrepreneurs

Bio & Health Tech Entrepreneurship Lab NYC

ELabNYC is a prestigious 6-month training and coaching program for aspiring entrepreneurs in the City’s life sciences and healthcare technology community.

Bio and Health Lab

The first in a series of Eds & Meds NYC 2020 initiatives, the ELabNYC provides extensive support to early-career researchers and engineers, post-docs, and graduate students of science interested in forming new biotech and health tech ventures. Launched in partnership with the Bloomberg Administration, and led by a team of experienced entrepreneurs, the Lab is designed to:

  • Develop a more vibrant ecosystem for entrepreneurship and venture creation in the City’s academic life sciences and healthcare communities
  • Teach entrepreneurial business concepts to aspiring entrepreneurs, including concepts that are fundamental to the life sciences and healthcare industries
  • Define a clear path for NYC’s entrepreneurially-minded graduate students and post-docs to start or join new commercial ventures based in NYC
  • Build a local platform for the next generation of life sciences and healthcare technology entrepreneurs in NYC

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Selection Criteria:


Participants should live or work in New York City, and have a background or education in science or technology (i.e. earned undergraduate or graduate degree in science or engineering within the past ten years). Co-applicants are welcome and encouraged. In addition, each participant or participating team must have a technology or innovation and be committed to starting a new venture. Technology innovations may fall in the areas of therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, bioinformatics, research tools, or healthcare IT.

Selection Criteria

In our review of your application, personal statement, proposed entrepreneurial concept and potential interview, we will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • Commitment to pursuing entrepreneurship as demonstrated by innovative idea and references
  • Resourcefulness, business judgment, and ability to engage partners
  • Former participation in business training programs a plus
  • Need for advanced business experience/training
  • Record of scientific publications or patents
  • Demonstration of written and oral communication skills

Program Schedule:

October 8In-person Info Session
October 10Webinar Info Session
October 16Webinar Info Session
November 1Application Deadline

Additional schedule details are available here.

Advisory Board Members:

  • Jahan Ali, Director, BioAccelerate NYC, NYC Investment Fund
  • Sundeep Bhan, Co-Founder & CEO, Medivo
  • Andras Forgacs, Co-Founder & CEO, Modern Meadow
  • Yin Ho, Co-Founder & CEO, Context Matters
  • James McCullough, Co-Founder & CEO, Exosome Diagnostics
  • Micah Rosenbloom, Co-Founder & CEO, Sample6 Technologies
  • Todd Sherer, CEO, Michael J. Fox Foundation
  • David Steinberg, Partner, PureTech Ventures
  • Thomas P. Cirrito, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Development and Director of Business Development, Stemline Therapeutics, Inc.

We are seeking 20 talented individuals and teams passionate about the world of entrepreneurship and commercializing important innovations for patients. We will be accepting until November 1, 2013. The 6-month program will launch in January, 2014, with sessions to be held in mid-town Manhattan. Please find our application on

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