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Biomedical Entrepreneurship Course (BME 6086-020 / BADM 5894-011 / MGMT 5895-012)

As part of its Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences Initiative (ELSi), CCEI sponsors a multi-disciplinary course in biomedical entrepreneurship, targeting graduate students and honors or advanced undergraduates from across the university with the purpose of training them to be life science entrepreneurs.

Student teams are coached by industry experts addressing fundamental topics in biomedical entrepreneurship, and present business models to external experts.  

The course is a collaboration between Schools of Business, Engineering, Medicine, and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Course Details:

  • The course will be held Wednesdays, 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 222 Pitkin Street, East Hartford
  • The course is presently offered only in the Fall semester.
  • Application (available on this page) is required before registration.
  • 3-credit course.
  • The course is cross-listed in the Schools of Engineering (BME 6086-020) and Business (BADM 5894-011 and MGMT 5895-012). 

Teams will be coached by industry experts who address fundamental topics in biomedical entrepreneurship.  Students will gain experience that will help them be entrepreneurs in startups or with established firms.  Projects will be presented to external experts and teams will be considered for subsequent awards/funding.

This course is designed for graduate students or very advanced undergraduates.  It represents a multi-disciplinary effort between the Schools of Engineering, Business, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Liberal Arts and Sciences and will be co-taught by expert faculty from these schools.  Interdisciplinary teams will tackle real clinical needs to offer technical solutions and business models that might enable future commercialization. 

Meet the Instructors:

Timothy B. Folta School of Business Faculty Director, CCEI

Timothy B. Folta
School of Business
Faculty Director, CCEI

Dr. Mostafa Analoui Executive Director,  Venture Development

Dr. Mostafa Analoui
Executive Director,
Venture Development

Dr. Dennis Wright Professor of  Medicinal Chemistry

Dr. Dennis Wright
Professor of
Medicinal Chemistry

Dr. Cato Laurencin School of Engineering Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Cato Laurencin
School of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Ki Chon Biomedical Engineering Department Head

Dr. Ki Chon
Biomedical Engineering
Department Head