Program Process & Timeline
There is no official application form for MassCONNECT. Interested entrepreneurs should contact Rachele Ryan. The MassBio team will meet with entrepreneurs to learn more about their technologies and share more details on the MassCONNECT program. All qualified applicants will be evaluated based on mutual fit between the entrepreneur and the program.
Chosen entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas to a group of mentors and articulate the areas with which they need help at an initial Technology Showcase. MassBio will then match each entrepreneur with a team of five to seven mentors who are best qualified to provide targeted advice, connections and other resources.
Mentoring Team Meetings
Once matched, entrepreneurs meet with their mentoring teams in focused, one-hour sessions that are held in person each week for eight weeks. MassBio coordinates the team meetings and hosts them at the MassBio offices.
Armed with business plan pitch decks and a refined strategy, entrepreneurs pitch to a large audience of industry mentors and other members of the life sciences startup community.
2018 Program Timeline
Technology Showcase – End of February
Mentoring Team Meetings – First week of March - Last week of April
Final Presentation – first half of May
Technology Showcase – End of June
Mentoring Team Meetings – First week of July - end of August
Final Presentation – Early September
Technology Showcase – Mid October
Mentoring Team Meetings -– Second or Third week of October - Mid December
Final Presentation & Business Development Holiday Party – Mid December