Cornell University

As part of the university's commitment to economic development and outreach, CTL hosts a variety of events to create connections between the Cornell campuses, industry members, entrepreneurs, and investors.

IP & Pizza™ Opportunities in NYC for Commercial Bioscience
April 29, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Belfer Research Building, 413 E. 69th Street, Conference Room 204 B & C


Open to: Weill Cornell Medical College faculty, staff, students, alumni and the NYC life sciences community.


CCTEC and speakers Lenzie Harcum, Center for Economic Transformation, at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Raphael Farzan-Kashani, City of New York Early-Stage Life Sciences Fund discussed and learned about entrepreneurial life sciences and health care technology initiatives recently launched by NYCEDC including the following:

  • Pilot Health Tech NYC - offering $1M in annual prize money while partnering entrepreneurial healthcare technology companies with healthcare services in NYC.
  • SBIR IMPACT Tech NYC - workshops and 20 hours of one-on-one assistance for each of 20 select companies actively preparing SBIR/STTR proposals.
  • Entrepreneurship Lab NYC - 6-month training and mentorship program for aspiring entrepreneurs providing extensive support to graduate students of science and post-docs interested in forming new biotech ventures.
  • Harlem Biospace - incubator offering affordable lab space, specialized equipment.
  • NYC Early-Stage Life Sciences Funding Initiative - established by NYCEDC with matching funds from Celgene, GE and Eli Lilly, the funding partnership will deploy $100M - $150M to launch breakthrough ventures. 

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