RI Bio, southeastern New England’s life sciences industry group, was recently awarded a Build2Scale grant by the US Economic Development Agency to grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Rhode Island. In coordination with Providence’s Venture Café, RI Bio is assembling the RI Clinician-Entrepreneur Network.
Engagement and inclusion of physicians with diverse specialties is critical for the success and progression of life science start-ups. Rhode Island’s healthcare institutions are replete with clinicians and researchers that can provide R&D guidance, clinical expertise, and valuable relationships. 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.
Join us in an open discussion of the opportunities, paths, and roles open to clinicians with an interest in collaborating with the novel technologies and nascent companies being developed in Rhode Island.
Jay Round, Entrepreneur in Residence, RI Bio
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.