Syllabus for ABCT

A key component of the ABCT, our Accelerator for Biosciences Training curriculum provides business skill development to accelerate venture creation through the use of interactive exercises and curated life science business panel discussions. Throughout the program, participants will craft a strategic plan for their innovation projects.

The curriculum is designed and delivered by expert entrepreneurial advisory firm FirstXFounder, with review and feedback from our Advisory Board and other members of the life sciences and healthcare technology communities. Founders and serial entrepreneurs, foundations and investors, corporations and expert legal and accounting service providers along with other industry leaders deliver perspective and share timely insight during the program. Relevant topics may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Components of a successful strategic plan (Market Opportunity, Customer Definition, Competitive Analysis)
  • Product & business model definition
  • Early-stage venture financing, fundraising
  • Financial Statements, Cash Flow Projection, Valuation
  • Team development
  • Intellectual property
  • Investor Expectations & Communications
  • Delivering an Investor Pitch
  • Competition
  • Marketing and Sales
In addition, our life sciences and healthcare technology modules cover the following topics:

Life Sciences:

  • Regulatory affairs
  • University and Technology transfer Licensing
  • Partnering & strategic alliances
  • Intellectual property
  • Reimbursement & pricing issues
  • Proof-of-concept & clinical data preparation

Healthcare Technology:

  • Patient privacy (e.g., HIPPA)
  • Licensing and certifications for healthcare software
  • Unmet technology needs among payers and providers
  • Prototyping and piloting healthcare technologies
  • Intellectual property for computer science applications
  • How to work with large payers and providers

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