Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut


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Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut, ABCT is the first and only competitive-entry, six-month program of personalized entrepreneurial education delivered for first time founders of bioscience ventures of any development stage focused on healthcare innovation in Connecticut. ABCT focuses on unlocking the unknown by addressing individual needs and utilizing accredited entrepreneur coaches and expert mentors to craft unique, educational experiences crucial to the development of successful ventures.

Participants in this ambitious community take thoughtful risks and create differentiated value quickly, while developing close ties to the CT healthcare system in a cooperative learning environment. ABCT teaches founders how to find grant and foundation funding and provides insightful resources to strengthen future investment outreach endeavors to leave participants who complete our program confident in themselves and their business. Our unique and expansive network of over 46+ ABCT alums engages with participants to further elevate founder’s business acumen and network. Our program alums have raised $117M, added over 245 new employees, with several founders launching second ventures. As of 2032, over 70% of alum ventures continue to achieve significant business milestones.

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