The WIN Mentoring Program gives promising early stage Washington Life Science and Global Health ventures world class advice and assistance through their most critical stages.
In this milestone-focused program, entrepreneurs are matched with an all-star team of seasoned volunteer advisors. Entrepreneurs receive professional advice from teams of professionals with deep and diverse expertise in commercialization and business execution.
WIN is modeled after two successful programs: MIT Venture Mentoring Service and Chicago Innovation Mentors, and was adapted to the unique needs of the Washington Life Science and Global Health community.
The purpose of this meeting is to hear a little about your company, learn whether it fits into the scope of technologies we have expertise in among our mentors, and for you to learn more about the program and whether it might be a good fit for you.
If selected, you will be asked to complete a short application and submit an executive summary. Application are solicited quarterly.
Attend Screening Committee meeting to pitch to mentors: 10 min pitch, 10 min Q&A. The committee is composed of mentors who will evaluate the pitch and provide recommendations.
If admitted, teams are assembled at a mentor-only meeting.
Once assembled, the ventures are notified of their new team and attend an on-boarding session.
Initially, teams meet on average every 6 weeks and then at longer intervals as needed.