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The OFT is excited to announce the Spring session of our Commercializing Technology: New Venture Creation for Life Scientists

February 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The OFT is excited to announce the Spring session of our Commercializing Technology: New Venture Creation for Life Scientists


Scientific Entrepreneurship Is an Option – Time to Get Lean


Course Time/Location:

Fall Semester (8-week session)

Start Wednesday, 02/22/17: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

CLS 12


Course Description:

The leap from research bench to board room can often seem daunting, particularly when faced with the high risks and costs associated with brining new biomedical products to the market. During this intensive course, we will be highlighting the methodologies of lean venture creation and evidence based entrepreneurship toward bridging bench to bedside.


This intensive 8-week accelerator course will take participants, working in teams, through the entire product development and commercialization process. Course participants will apply course concepts toward ideating, building, and culminating in the presentation of a novel start-up company to a panel of experts in the space. Further, course participants will build transferable skills in areas ranging from communication, leadership, teambuilding, ideation, strategy, and the process of testing and validating potential market ready business opportunities. Additionally, participants will gain exposure to the vibrant start-up ecosystem of the greater Boston area (and beyond) through guest speakers and project mentors.


Program participants that complete the program and seek to continue pursuing commercializing their project may have the opportunity to take part in our program alumnus virtual Life Science Innovation Accelerator program.


No previous business or startup experience is required…the survey is just to give the instructors an idea of the background of the participants.


Course Instructors:

  • Fernando Albertorio, PhD – Dr. Albertorio brings a background spanning biotechnology and physics and has raised over $1 million in grant funding throughout his career. He is the co-founder of three successful organizations: Libboo, a TechStars company and The Cambridge Hackspace, a non-for-profit maker-space with over a thousand registered makers. Currently, Dr. Albertorio is the co-founder and CEO of Sunu (focused on wearable devises for the visually impaired) a 2014 MassChallenge winner and recipient of the 2014 Perkins Assistive Technology Prize, and the 2015 LATAM Concordia XCala prize. He serves as an advisor to various companies, is an alum in residence at MassChallenge, and one of the co-organizers for Boston Startup Weekend Edu.


  • Steven Munevar, PhD, MBA – Dr. Munevar is a multidisciplinary professional and founder of the life science technology development and commercialization firm, Munevar & Associates, Inc. He is an avid supporter of the entrepreneurial space serving as a regularly invited mentor and speaker to programs such as the New Science Symposium, the OneStart Healthcare Accelerator, and is the founder of the ongoing event and networking series, Science Shaping Our World-SHOW. Dr. Munevar is also the founder of the non-profit virtual research incubator, the Helix Bioscience Institute-HBI as well as serving as an advisor to various companies and boards.


To apply: https://goo.gl/forms/GZkaDQPvrZ5evcGY2


February 22
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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