MassBio’s MassCONNECT program is the only entrepreneur mentorship program in Massachusetts that dives deep into the life sciences. MassCONNECT matches entrepreneurs and founders with seasoned life sciences professionals to catalyze and commercialize innovation.
The MassCONNECT process involves a two-month mentorship where industry experts guide entrepreneurs as they seek to develop business plans, launch companies, and raise capital. MassCONNECT mentors evaluate and provide feedback on commercial feasibility; identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats; and team up to furnish industry-specific business advice for innovative ideas in therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices and health IT. Entrepreneurs gain invaluable advice and coaching on defining value proposition, developing pitches and building professional networks.
In addition to entrepreneurs and industry mentors, the MassCONNECT program relies on MBA students with life sciences knowledge or interest to serve as project managers for a MassCONNECT team. For MBAs, MassCONNECT offers invaluable experience, VIP connections and the potential opportunity for course credit.
Applications for entrepreneurs, mentors and MBA project managers are considered on a rolling basis. Please contact Rachele Ryan for more information.
MassCONNECT partners and supporters include OBR One Start, LabCentral, Harvard Medical School, Harvard iLab, MassChallenge, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s iHub, North Shore Innoventures, Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives, MTTC, Platform, MDG, UMass and WPI.