The LABioStart boot camp is an intensive training program for bioscience entrepreneurs in the early stages of their ventures. Cal State LA, Biocom and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator developed the program to meet a critical need in the Los Angeles region: to provide founders of bioscience startups with the industry-specific business training to turn scientific ideas into successful commercial ventures that will drive long term economic and employment growth.
LABioStart Bioscience Entrepreneurs Boot Camp offered by Cal State LA and its partners is the central component of LABioStart, a project funded by a grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) of Department of Commerce (http://www.calstatela.edu/LABioStart). The LABioStart Bioscience Entrepreneurs Boot Camp is a five-week, highly interactive, intensive training program pairing emerging bioscience entrepreneurs with industry experts and executives for rapid training in business fundamentals, bioscience knowledge and leadership skills. The courses will be held on the Cal State LA campus ten minutes from downtown Los Angeles and at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)'s LaKretz Innovation Center in the Arts District. The boot camp is a partnership among Cal State LA the Biocom Institute and LACI. Upon successful completion of the boot camp, participants will receive a full year of membership to Biocom. Open to early-stage and emerging entrepreneurs, including scientists, engineers, faculty, principal investigators, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. See http://www.calstatela.edu/LABioStart/bootcamp for more information or contact LABioStart@calstatela.edu with any questions. To submit an application, please use this link: http://www.calstatela.edu/LABioStart/bootcampapply.