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Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Located in the birthplace of biotechnology, CLSI and its affiliate the California Life Sciences Association are committed to ensuring that life science entrepreneurs connect to the capital and resources needed to sustain critical innovation in the industry. By connecting the strength and wisdom of the Bay Area’s over 1000 life science companies, we are able to provide entrepreneurs with the resources and knowledge to help grow and nurture the next generation of life science giants.

CLSA Fellows
The CLSA Fellows program is designed to nurture and grow new and incubator companies in California. The program provides discounted membership to qualifying early-stage companies, allowing them full access to the complete CLSA portfolio of benefits, as well as discounts to best practice seminars, conferences, and other networking events. Fellows working in therapeutics or who interface with biopharma also have complimentary access to a research data base (BiosciDB) that enables them to track relevant deal flow and do market research to inform their business plans.

QB3-CLSA Accelerator
The QB3-CLSA Accelerator helps startups achieve operational excellence while allowing them to focus on commercializing their discoveries. The program provides all the benefits of the Fellows program and more: access to the collective purchasing power of the world’s largest life sciences cluster, services tailored to startup operations, exclusive executive and peer networking opportunities, industry-academic partnerships, discounted conferences and events, and team-based coaching and advice. Members of the QB3-CLSA Accelerator receive CLSA membership and access to the collective services and resources of two of the Bay Area’s leading entrepreneur-supporting organizations.

Fellows All-Star Team (FAST) Advisory Program
The FAST Advisory Program provides selected entrepreneurs with the expert feedback needed to prove their business model and develop a compelling commercialization strategy. Experienced entrepreneurs, product and business experts (which may include clinical development, regulatory, reimbursement and business development specialists) will advise selected Fellows during a ten to twelve week program, culminating in a Final FAST Showcase to a broad audience that includes potential investors and partners.

CLSI Expert Network
The CLSI Expert Network enables life science startups to connect with industry professionals for answers to questions about establishing and growing successful life science companies.

Lab Space/Incubators
CLSI provides information about some of the best providers of incubator and other laboratory space in the region, helping young companies find affordable space for growth.