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December 12, 2017

Come meet world-class scientists, clinicians, investors and aspiring entrepreneurs! The Bench to Bedside Initiative (BBI) is hosting our Finalist Pitch Day! Business plan teams will pitch patented biomedical technologies from the Cornell University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center or Rockefeller University licensing offices.

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January 24, 2017

2018 Cornell Startup Symposium


Time: 5:00-8:30PM

Location: 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY 

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Entrepreneurial scientists apply and are selected to take part in an exciting 8-week intensive mentoring program to build and refine a complete business plan. Teams then compete at a final Pitch Day in front of a panel of esteemed judges.

Apply for the 2018 Biomedical Business Plan Challenge by January 15 

Register for the 2018 Biomedical Business Plan Challenge 

Recent Events

12/16/16: Bench to Bedside Initiative Pitch Day!

1/26/17: Weill Cornell Medicine Dean’s Entrepreneurship Lab Startup Symposium 

3/1/17: Weill Cornell Medicine Dean’s Entrepreneurship Lab: Creative MDs, PhDs, and Engineers wanted! 3D Printer Meeting   

3/15/17: Weill Cornell Medicine Dean’s Entrepreneurship Lab: inDinero Startup Accounting and Tax Prep Seminar

3/23/17: Weill Cornell Medicine Dean’s Entrepreneurship Lab: 3D Printer Meeting with two guest speakers! Jing Zhang, PhD, Founder of ZSFab, Inc.; Elia Lopez-Bernardo, PhD, Business Development Executive, Biogelx, Inc.


4/26/17: 3D Printing Discussion with special guest: Nick Joshi, Director, MakerBot


5/10/17: Weill Cornell Medicine Dean’s Entrepreneurship Lab $50K Biomedical Business Plan Challenge

5/18/17: BBI Spring 2017 Business Matchmaking – Commercializing Life Sciences

5/22/17: Biotech Startup 101: Phil Crowley, Former Assistant General Counsel, Johnson & Johnson; Biotech Startup Consultant; George W. Johnston, Counsel, Intellectual Property, Gibbons; former Chief Patent Counsel for Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.

7/12/17: Biomedical Pitch Presentation Coaching with Guest Speaker David Puentes

7/18/17: Bench to Bedside Initiative FAQ Sesssion and Team Member Search 

9/13/17: Bench to Bedside Initiative Kickoff with Keynote Speaker George Yancopoulous, MD, PhD, President and Co-founder of Regeneron; three BBI alumni Startups. This event sold out with 300+ participants. 

9/19/17: Bench to Bedside Initiative Patents and Licensing: Technology Licensing Officers presented from Weill Cornell Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Rockefeller University

9/20/17: Bench to Bedside Initiative Ingredients for a Successful Business Plan: Presented by Howard Johnson, MBA, serial biotech entrepreneur 

9/26/17: Bench to Bedside Initiative 1-minute Pitch Building Block: Presentation by Alex Rosemblat, MBA, VP Marketing, Datadog; serial entrepreneuer  

9/27/17: Bench to Bedside Initiative Market Sizing and Financial Modeling: Presentation by Ryan Cochran, Managing Partner, Diagram Health; Former VC, New Leaf Venture Partners

10/3/17: Bench to Bedside Initiative Startup Success Stories and the Venture Capital Perspective: Presentations by Imran Babar, PhD, and Diyong Xu, OrbiMed Advisors 

10/10/17: Bench to Bedside Initiative Group Mentoring Session

10/17/17: Bench to Bedside Initiative Group Mentoring Session & Elevator Pitch 

10/24/17: Bench to Bedside Initiative Drug Discovery from the Perspective of a PI: Presentations by David A. Scheinberg, MD, PhD Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, MSK; Barry S. Coller, MD, Vice President for Medical Affairs, Physician in Chief, David Rockefeller Professor

10/30/17: Bench to Bedside Initiative Practice Pitches with Mentors

11/1/17: The Dean's Entrepreneurship Lab hosted an exciting evening to discuss electronics, Arduinos, and innovative ideas. Dr. Michele Fuortes MD, PhD led the hands-on electronics workshop which was followed by a discussion of innovative ideas that can be worked on in the new space. 

11/7/17: Bench to Bedside Initiative Incorporation Types and Legal Issues: Presentations by Jeffrey Johnson, JD, Partner, Pryor Cashman; Jeff Stein, JD, Partner, WilmerHale

11/9/17: The Dean's Entrepreneurship Lab hosted an exciting evening to discuss the application of augmenting computational power, database storage, content delivery and machine learning to develop biomedical devices in the new Dean's Entrepreneurship Lab MakerSpace. Hassan Muhammed and Gabriele Campanella will give a broad overview of machine learning, fun examples and basic theory

11/14/17: Bench to Bedside Initiative Elimination Round Pitches with Mentors