Bio & Health Tech Entrepreneurship Lab NYC
ELabNYC is a prestigious six-month training and coaching program for aspiring entrepreneurs in the city’s life sciences and healthcare technology community.
Each year, we seek twenty talented individuals and teams passionate about the world of entrepreneurship and commercializing important innovations for patients. Applications are due in November, with the six-month program launching in January of every year with sessions held in mid-town Manhattan.
The first in a series of Eds & Meds NYC 2020 initiatives, the ELabNYC program 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 New York City'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
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.
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
ELAB Class of 2018
At ElabNYC’s 2018 Pitch Day, the 20 companies from the class of 2018 presented to a standing-room-only crowd.
The companies included:
2. TEZCAT Laboratories
6. Lysimmune BioScience
7. Chemitope Glycopeptide
11. Microstructure Imaging
12. Savvy Cooperative
13. Haystack Diagnostics LLC
15. Microstructure Imaging
16. Pathc Benefit
17. Sonify Bioscience
Visit the ElabNYC website for more in-depth information on the companies.
Advisory Board Members:
- Kathleen Denis, Founding Director, Office of Technology Transfer, The Rockefeller University
- Yves Duroseau, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital
- Andras Forgacs, Co-Founder & CEO, Modern Meadow
- Joe Landolina, CEO and Co-Founder, Cresilon
- John Pennett, Life Sciences Partner EisneAmper
- Linda Malek, Partner, Moses & Singer
- Donna See, Vice President, Allied Minds
- Brian Yarnell, Bluestream Health