Michigan Life Science Entrepreneur's Association MLSEA
Oct 9, 2023
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About this session
Over the past few decades, the Michigan Life Sciences startup industry has produced numerous innovators who have solved complex scientific problems and unmet medical needs. Whether it be billion-dollar blockbuster drugs or medical device technology now indispensable to hospitals, Michigan startups have built an impressive legacy. Even during the pandemic, life science innovators worked tirelessly to offer solutions to the healthcare sector, from vaccines and COVID testing assays to providing essential protective equipment and services when the patient burden was at its peak. They have continued to contribute to date. However, as the pandemic has subsided, the economy, on the other hand, has not fully recovered. As a result, the startup industry is facing an unprecedented cash crisis. Not all funding sources have disappeared; however, the macroeconomic circumstances have shrunk the available pool, which requires us to adapt to the ever-changing landscape. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is the lesson that the life science industry must be supported and encouraged to solve the unmet medical needs of not just the current generation but also to build a healthy future. To boost these efforts, veteran life science entrepreneurs from this region formed the Michigan Life Science Entrepreneurs Association (MLSEA) to support life science startups during these challenging times. In one of our first efforts, through this Business Plan competition, we aim to connect entrepreneurs to relevant investors, stimulate their finances through the non-dilutive cash awards, and provide valuable feedback on their business plans by experienced Life Science industry leaders. We aspire to be an organization that guides and supports life science entrepreneurs in navigating the complexities of creating a successful startup. Click here to learn more about the competition, eligibility and to access the application!
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MTW 2023 Now On Sale
Tickets are on sale now until October 8. Tickets will be available at the gate.
Want to attend Michigan Tech Week but concerned about the price tag?
Good news! Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are pleased to offer a limited number of scholarship tickets for individuals to attend MTW 2023. If you would like to request a scholarship ticket, please complete this form and our selection team will contact you if you are eligible for a scholarship ticket.
If you’re interested, tell us about yourself by submitting a scholarship application by 10/4!
Catch this year's 70+ speakers at MTW 2023 from October 9-12.
Where’s the event? MTW 2023 will take place at the University of Michigan football stadium - Big House! - on Oct 9-10 and at Venue 4M on Oct 11-12. Doors open at 8:00 am and the event programming experience will run from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST.)