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RI Clinician-Entrepreneur Network

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More big healthcare questions solved

Partnerships are key to life science start-ups seeking to raise financing and develop technologies in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. Fortunately, Rhode Island’s healthcare institutions are replete with clinicians and researchers who can provide valuable insight.

The Rhode Island Clinician-Entrepreneur Network is intended to connect entrepreneurially-minded clinicians with innovative RI start-ups seeking to raise financing and develop technologies in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. Clinicians with an interest in serving in various capacities, such as critic, advisor, board member, or clinical trial runner, are invited to apply for membership and will be introduced to innovative companies operating in a relevant field of medicine. 

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RI Bio, southeastern New England’s life sciences industry group, is working with Providence’s Venture Café through a Build2Scale grant from the U.S. Economic Development Agency.

Jay Round

Jay Round

Entrepreneur in Residence

Jay Round is an experienced MBA/MS in business and research program development with a successful track record in the biotechnology, medical device, agtech and pharmaceutical industries. Jay’s professional skills include venture capital, market valuation modeling, partnering, intellectual property, search and evaluation, strategy, cell therapy, microbiome, drug delivery, P&L, market valuation and entrepreneurship.

As Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) for RI Bio, Jay Round provides Rhode Island life sciences entrepreneurs with access to hands-on experience in how to launch and grow their businesses. Jay helps business owners better understand regulatory issues, technology transfer and funding streams as well as how to connect and collaborate with academic partners. He offers free consulting and advisory services through office hours in both our Providence and Innovate Newport offices.

“It was critical to have an entrepreneur like Jay on board. Having another like-minded individual who helps keep the interest of the company in mind has been immensely supportive.”

Nicholas A. DaSilva, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, Alcinous Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


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