Q: Are you associated with Life Science Washington?

A: The Life Science Washington Institute (LSWI) was launched from Life Science Washington as a separate but associated nonprofit organization in 2017. We received our 501(c)(3) designation in Feb 2018. LSWI now houses the commercialization and entrepreneurial education and support services originally launched at Life Science Washington. Many of LSWI’s programs were initiated using funding from the Life Sciences Discovery Fund. LSWI was established as a means of sustaining these programs in support of the life sciences ecosystem. Life Science Washington Institute and our programs continue to be funded through grant support from the WA State Department of Commerce, Small Business Association, and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.

Q: Are you a membership-based organization? Is membership in Life Science Washington a requirement for any programs within the Life Science Washington Institute?

A: We are not a membership-based organization. Our programs and services are offered at no cost to participants. We do occasionally co-host events with Life Science Washington. These events may have associated fees.

Q: Do you take equity from the companies you assist?

A: No, unlike many incubators and organization with similar programs, we do not take an equity share on any of the companies we assist.

Q: How do I get involved?

A: We are always looking for experienced individuals to volunteers to serve as either WIN mentors or subject experts for our Lunch & Learn Series.  If you are a student or post-doc we would be happy to have you volunteer to help at events. Please email Aylin Kim, Manager of Entrepreneurship, to find out more information at aylin@lswinstitute.org.

Q: Do you accept donations?

A: As a 501(c)(3) we do accept donations. Please click the “donate” links on the header or footer of each page. Our EIN is: 82-2829364 .

Q: I’m interested in sponsoring/supporting the Institute or a specific event. Whom should I contact?

A: We would love to have your support! Please email Aylin at aylin@lswinstitute.org