The Flinn Foundation’s Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program has opened its 2019 application for Arizona early-stage bioscience firms.
The program provides $30,000 in funding support for up to six firms each year, administered through a nonprofit partner. Opportunities are also offered to engage with the state’s bioscience, academic, and policy leaders.
As a new benefit this year, the program provides a personalized yearlong plan specific to the needs of individual firms, helping them to navigate the challenges facing young companies and empowering them to become investor-ready.
The submission deadline is Monday, November 5, 2018.
Since 2014, the Flinn Foundation has selected 28 Arizona bioscience firms through a competitive process to participate in the program. The firms must be engaged in the commercialization of bioscience research and biotechnology and/or the sale of bioscience products.
The Flinn Foundation created the program to foster entrepreneurship and help early-stage bioscience firms develop into successful and sustainable businesses, a goal of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap.
Following interviews with finalists, the selection of the 2019 firms will be announced in late February.