Apply to the BioEntrepreneurship Initiative

The BioEntrepreneurship Initiative at Cornell University offers Johnson MBA students and life science researchers from across Cornell’s campuses the opportunity to immerse themselves in real-world startup creation. Participants receive the tools, training, and connections they need to launch their own life science startups through a certificate program offered by the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.   

 Applications for inaugural cohort of the BioEntrepreneurship Initiative are now open. Up to 30 applicants will be selected to start the program in the Spring 2022—half of the selected Fellows will be MBA students and half will be researchers, innovators, and clinicians in the life sciences. The latter half will be doctoral candidates (PhD, MD, DVM), post-docs, or junior faculty from across Cornell’s schools, such as Weill Cornell Medicine, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Engineering, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, as well as Cornell’s Tri-Institutional partners. 

Deadline: January 7 (MBA candidates) and April 1 (researchers, innovators, and clinicians in the life sciences)

For more information, contact the program team at