• Collaborate.
    Educate. Accelerate.

    Welcome to Life Science Washington Institute. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists life science researchers, entrepreneurs, and companies in bridging the gap between discovery and commercialization.

  • WIN- Washington Innovation Network

    The WIN Mentoring Program is a milestone-focused program in which entrepreneurs of early stage life science ventures are matched with an all-start team of seasoned volunteer mentors. To learn more, visit the WIN program page.

  • Free Start-up Assistance

    Visit our consulting page for details


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Life Science Washington

Life Science Washington Institute was chartered out of Life Science Washington to help support and develop the entrepreneurial community. Life Science Washington offers additional advocacy, collaboration and resources.

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Need expert advice? Free start-up assistance available: contact ingrid@lswinstitute.org

Recent News Stories

  • 20 Pacific Northwest Life Science Startups Shine in the Investor Spotlight

    On September 21st, Life Science Washington Institute hosted a trade show-style life science startup showcase for an investor-only crowd. The Best of the Northwest Showcase featured 20 hand-selected life science startups. These startups are developing the next generation of innovation in medical devices, diagnostics, therapeutics and digital health. The event was convened to unite the […]

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  • 3 Promises of The Best of the Northwest Showcase

    A note from Life Science Washington Institute Executive Director Francisco R. Velázquez, MD, SM On September 21st, Life Science Washington Institute will hold a celebration of local entrepreneurship during which investors will meet with twenty of the top up-and-coming biotech startups in the Pacific Northwest. The entrepreneurs will provide investors with a peek behind the curtain […]

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  • Best of the Northwest Showcase Investor Invitation

      Read the 3 Promises for the Best of the Northwest Showcase, written by the Executive Director for the Life Science Washington Institute Francisco R. Velázquez, MD, SM See the Best of the Northwest application for innovative Life Science startups

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The Marketplace

The Marketplace is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for commercialization resources in Washington state as well as a virtual front door for organizations from outside our region (e.g., investors) to access innovation. The platform will curate and organize the broad spectrum of assets and services, available to entrepreneurs, and make it easy for innovators to make connections to commercialize technology. More simply put, it’s an “Angie’s List” for services in our region like lab space, lawyers, accountants and more.

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The Startup Playbook

The Startup Playbook includes comprehensive resources for entrepreneurs & startup companies working in Medical Devices, BioPharma, and Digital Health!

  • Flowcharts

    and step-by-step Action Items to help you build your company

  • Curated advice

    from serial entrepreneurs

  • Templates

    including frameworks for Business Plans, Pitch Decks, Customer Surveys, & More