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The Entrepreneurship Lab (ELab NYC) is a competitive 6-month program launched by the City of New York, designed for graduate students of science, engineering and medicine, post-doctoral fellows, medical residents, physicians, nurses, researchers, technologists, and other scientists in NYC who are interested in forming new ventures in the life sciences and healthcare technology sectors.


Participants should live or work in NYC and have a background in science or technology. Each participant or team must have a technology or innovation and be committed to starting a new venture in therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, bioinformatics, research tools, or healthcare IT. Applicants should be:

  • Entrepreneurial-minded
  • Effective communicators
  • Resourceful and able to engage partners
  • In need of advanced business training
  • Published in scientific journals or have recorded patents

Applications open in August and are due on October 21st. The six-month program launches in January of every year with sessions held in Midtown Manhattan. 

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