Opportunities

AIChE

Student Grant Available – 2024 Chemical Ventures Conference

Application Deadline:    07/19/2024

We are accepting applications before 7/19 from eligible students to cover full registration and up to $500 in approved travel costs for the upcoming Chemical Ventures Conference. This is a great opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship from informative panels and by networking with representatives from startups and investors.  For this event, applications do not require any additional submission, as there is no poster session.  Please submit ASAP and notify Lucy Alexander at lucya@aiche.org once you have submitted for expedited processing, or contact us with any question.

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QB3 Early-Stage Mentoring

QB3 Early-Stage Mentoring

Application Deadline:    08/16/2024

This selective program is for biotech and biopharma entrepreneurs who are have created a startup and have data to support their concept. It’s an intake path for the Bakar Labs incubator and an introduction to our supportive community. We match you with experienced advisors — serial entrepreneurs, investors, high-level industry — who know your technical sector. They advise on product-market fit, IP strategy, fundraising, and more. Participants pitch for $100K awards. Next application deadline is August 16.

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QB3 SBIR/STTR Workshop Fall 2024

QB3 SBIR/STTR Workshop Fall 2024

Application Deadline:    08/29/2024

This workshop (held on Zoom) will take you through all the steps necessary to successfully file a well-written SBIR/STTR grant application for the January 2025 NIH deadline and January-March 2025 NSF window. Taking the workshop, you will learn how to craft an appropriate research plan, obtain persuasive letters of support, develop an efficient budget, and anticipate reviewers’ comments. We will help you speed through the application instructions, saving you hours of time. Results from past attendees indicate that taking this course triples your chances of success. The workshop culminates in a submission clinic that will ensure your application is correctly filed.

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QB3 Innovation Discovery

Application Deadline:    09/30/2024

QB3 collaborates with our affiliate VC firm, BEVC, to help scientists transform their findings into investable startups. We’re looking for faculty or graduate students who are approximately 6-12 months from company creation. We offer one-on-one exploratory meetings to researchers who are curious about potential pathways to commercialization, and office hours to answer questions about company creation. These resources are available to scientists across life sciences and climate tech.

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