The Process


There is no official application form. If you or someone you know has a technology or company you would like to talk to us about, email us! We will meet with you to learn more about your idea and give you a detailed explanation of our program. All qualified entrants will be evaluated by MassCONNECT and by industry experts from various sectors of the biotechnology ecosystem. Screeners will evaluate applications based on mutual fit between the entrepreneur and the program. Upon completion of the review and categorization of the opportunities, MassCONNECT will be contacting each applicant regarding their status.

Technology Showcase

Entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas to the entire group of mentors and articulate the areas in which they need help. From that presentation, MassBio will match mentors (industry professionals) who will collaborate with the entrepreneur by providing advice, guidance, and further the network of the entrepreneur to introduce them to necessary resources.

Mentoring Team Meetings

This is the longest part of the program, where the investigator/entrepreneur, the MBA intern and assigned group of mentors get together for team meetings to discuss the company idea, identify key areas for improvement, offer suggestions, and give input on the business plan pitch deck.

These meetings are scheduled for 1 hour once a week over the course of 8 weeks. Teams are strongly encouraged to meet in person for at least four of these meetings. Other meetings can be arranged via Webex or teleconferencing.

Final Presentation

This marks the end of the mentoring process. The final presentation is made in the same format as the technology showcase, only now investigators/entrepreneurs present pitch decks developed with the mentor team input. Presentations are made as if to a group of potential investors.

VC Office Hours

As an introduction to the industry, MassBio will connect each investigator/entrepreneur with a VC who will offer one-on-one guidance and feedback on how to pitch ideas to the investment community.







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Questions about MassCONNECT or how to participate?

 Contact Anna Christo at or 617-674-5156.