2022 Venture Mentoring Services with Maryland Tech Council
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Date: August 15, 2022 to March 15, 2023
Location: Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Sector: Life sciences
The Trade Commissioner Service in Washington, DC has partnered with the Maryland Tech Council (MTC) to offer an opportunity to participate in a mentoring and partnering program. While much of the program will be delivered virtually, there will be opportunities for in-person engagement.
Selected Canadian companies are expected to begin the program in August 2022 and will work with their mentors until March 2023. Preferred focus areas include:
- cell and gene therapy
- artificial intelligence/machine learning
- digital health
A priority will be given to those companies preparing for their first venture or institutional financing round or with specific partnering interests for the region.
Participants will have the option to meet their mentors and potential partners in person at the 2022 Maryland Bio Innovation Conference, to be held October 3-4, 2022 in Bethesda, Maryland.
The MTC’s Venture Mentoring Services program is a comprehensive, well-defined team mentor approach designed to help a company grow faster. Mentors are trained using the well-established MIT Venture Mentoring Services Program curriculum.
Through its relationships in the region, the MTC and its mentors will help Canadian companies connect with the ecosystem of:
- federal labs
- academic and research institutions
- biopharma companies
- investors in the BioHealth Capital Region (Washington D.C, Maryland, Virginia)
- A virtual kickoff event followed by up to 12 virtual meetings and up to 12 conference calls for each participating Canadian company to meet and strategize with their team of mentors
- Optional in-person participation in the 2022 Maryland Bio Innovation Conference, which convenes more than 500 top researchers, business leaders, academics, venture capitalists, startups and life sciences industry professionals based in the region
- Warm introductions to partners in the BioHealth Capital Region, including:
- federal labs like NIH, NIAID, BARDA;
- academic and research institutions like Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, Georgetown, GWU;
- companies like GSK, AstraZeneca, J&J, Lonza, Kite, Catalent;
- several large hospital systems; and
- strategic investors
- Preparation for meetings with partners and investors in advance of Bio 2023, to be held in Boston, June 5-8, 2023
Please email your interest to Karen Miller, email@example.com, no later than July 29, 2022 at 3pm EDT. Your email should include the following information:
- Company Name, Address, Phone, Website
- Your Name and Title
- Number of years in business
- Brief description of your company (maximum of two paragraphs)
- Your company’s Product/Segment of healthcare/Stage of Development
- Goals for this program (2-3 bullets)
Companies will be notified by mid-August if they have been selected.
If you have any questions, please contact Karen Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why your organization should participate:
- Compare your product/service with international competitors
- Develop a first-hand understanding of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in foreign markets
- Gain insights and market intelligence
- Increase visibility of your product or service
- Meet academic or research entities
- Meet key commercial entities, industry players, and potential buyers, investors and/or partners
- Participate in networking events
- Participate in pre-organized business to business meetings
- Pitch your product /service to selected audiences
- Receive mentoring and coaching
Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:
Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service
- Business-to-business meetings
The Trade Commissioner, Karen Miller, email@example.com, specializes in the Life Sciences sector for the Washington, DC market and can provide information on this and other local events that you are considering, as well as advice on business development in the region. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.
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