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The Entrepreneur Center

For trail-blazers and innovators across life sciences

Our Mission

The WIB Entrepreneur Center is dedicated to supporting women founders from early start-up to later project stages of their life science companies through peer-to-peer interactions, educational programs, resources, and fundraising support.

Founders forums, peer groups, pitch events, and national webinars dedicated to the needs of early-stage and seed-stage startups, are just a few of the resources available to WIB’s Entrepreneur community. 

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Recent News and Events

  • On November 14, 2023, WIB-National hosted From Ask to Audit to discuss best practices for early-stage companies, or those wanting to improve their practices, on navigating funding stages & investors.
  • November 6, our Founders Forum had a conversation about human resources and corporate culture with Amy Buono, Vice President of People & Culture at Genomatica, to find out a strong company culture can help organizations prepare for and respond to evolving business needs.
  • On October 2, 2023, our Founders Forum hosted a Practice Your Pitch session for four members to practice their pitch and get feedback from the wider group.
  • On September 21, 2023, WIB-Chicago hosted their annual Start-up Challenge in-person at Portal Innovations and heard pitches from four companies. Following the riveting presentations, judges went into deliberation while attendees cast their votes using a convenient QR code system.
  • On August 24, 2023, WIB-Southern California co-hosted the Invest In Cures Disease Foundation Forum with California Life Sciences which brought together startups to pitch to funding sources focused on orphan and rare diseases.
  • On June 29, 2023, our Metro New York chapter hosted the fourth event in their Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Series at Alexandria LaunchLabs NYC titled Financing Your Startup & Raising Capital.
  • On May 1, 2023, our Founders Forum presented Three Cost-effective Digital Marketing Strategies for Startups, with guest speaker Heather Pressler, CEO and Founder of BlueHuki, a leading digital marketing firm. Heather shared strategies to help biotech startups build out their online presence and make the best digital first impression to investors and stakeholders, all without breaking the bank.
  • Sarah Hibbard, an attorney with Snell & Wilmer was our guest speaker at the April 3, 2023 Founders Forum. Sarah discussed choosing an entity structure for startups and shared tips on preparing for corporate due diligence while securing financing for a new business.
  • In March, our Founders Forum hosted Jennee DeVore of Inflammatix and Sharon Delshad, Esq.of Travere Therapuetics for a presentation titled Healthcare Compliance Basics for Biotech Start Ups.
  • On February 6, 2023, the WIB Founders Forum held a virtual “Practice Your Pitch” session where four members received feedback on their pitches from the group in order to test their material prior to meeting with investors or participating in pitch competitions.

A Chapter Near You

The WIB Network expands far and wide across North America. Currently, we have 12 chapter cities that host events every month, creating engaging and inspiring spaces for all women in the life sciences.

WIB Chapters host over 250 events per year, and create deliver unique experiences and programming for high school students, executive women, mentors and mentees, entrepreneurs, and more!

Thank You to Our Entrepreneur Center Supporters

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