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The application for the 2023 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program is now open.

Application Requirements

Now in its 10th year, the Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program provides $30,000 in non-dilutive funding plus support and connections.

All interested Arizona-based bioscience companies must complete the application, which is now open. The deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 7.

In addition to the application, a two-page business plan, pitch deck, and one letter of recommendation will be required to be considered for participation in the program. The business plan must address the company’s business model, financing, execution, market and its product or service.

The finalists will interview in February with industry and scientific experts selected by the Flinn Foundation. The foundation will select up to six firms for the 2023 program.

Program eligibility

To be eligible for the program, an entity must be an Arizona-based bioscience firm engaged in the commercialization of bioscience research and biotechnology and/or the sale of products in the areas of:

  • Medical devices and equipment;
  • Drugs, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics;
  • Agricultural feedstock and chemicals;
  • Research, testing and medical labs;
  • Bioscience-related distribution.

The firm must be incorporated as an S-Corp, LLC, or C-Corp, and based in Arizona and in pre- or early-revenue stage. Research-only projects do not qualify.

Key Dates

September 6, 2022: Application opens
October 5, 2022: Application information session (2:30 p.m., Virtual)
November 7, 2022: Application deadline (5 p.m.)
January 19, 2023: Applicants notified of selected Finalists
February 9, 2023: Finalist interviews
February 22, 2023: Program selection notification

Learn more:
2023 Program Brochure
2023 FAQ
2023 Reviewer Rubric
Meet past participants

Questions

If you have any questions about the program or application process, contact Juliet Gomez at jgomez@flinn.org or 602-369-1248.

Diversity drives innovation. While diversity is often used in reference to race, ethnicity, and gender, we understand it to also include diversity in one’s background, life experiences, skill set, and self-identification. We encourage all to apply.