Where do you begin?

Click here to view our Startup Guidebook and Digital Toolkit. This is a step-by-step guide to starting your company, including templates and educational resources for entrepreneurs. Playbooks are available for Medical Device, Digital Health, and BioPharma.

Start-up Assistance Consulting

Next available dates:    spots available for June – August 2024

Our Start-Up Assistance Program can help provide advice related to:

  • company formation and start-up business basics
  • business plans
  • pitch development and practice
  • sources of dilutive and non-dilutive funding
  • regulatory and reimbursement strategies
  • business operations
  • company management
  • sales and marketing strategy

Our Start-up Assistance program also serves as the introductory meeting to apply for our WIN Mentoring Program.

Chris Porter, PhD, our Medical Technology and Biotechnology Consultant, has over 40 years of experience in the medical device and biotech industry in both major corporations (3M, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer) and early-stage medical companies. He is a serial entrepreneur with 42 patents and he has been influential in introducing over 35 medical products.



New Digital Health Consultant


Seth A. Tropper is a strategic-minded entrepreneur and healthcare innovator with a 20+ year portfolio of success across technology commercialization and startup ventures. Initiated, launched, and exited startup ventures (including a wearables, wellness and data analytics platform exited to Fitbit; and a medical device/technology company exited to Stryker); held leadership positions for large companies (HP, Bayer, Yahoo); and lead new venture efforts for universities. He has been a mentor and advisor for early-stage companies and investment funds; with areas of expertise in Digital Platforms, Connected Health & Wellness, Medical Devices, Wearables/IoT, Mobile, Data Analytics, eCommerce & Social Marketing; and is the recipient of 11 U.S. patents.


Want to learn more? Please contact Aylin Kim at aylin@lswinstitute.org.




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