Comprehensive curriculum and mentorship model carefully designed for early-career researchers.
ACS is thrilled to introduce the inaugural cohort of the BrightEdge Entrepreneurs (BEE) Program for 2024. BrightEdge, ACS’ impact venture capital arm, posted on LinkedIn a heartfelt thank you to the WoodNext Foundation, a donor-advised fund sponsored by the Greater Houston Community Foundation, for its generous donation which made this program possible.
The BEE initiative boasts a comprehensive 10-month curriculum and mentorship model carefully designed for early-career researchers. This program empowers participants, referred to as "Entrepreneurs" within the framework, to simultaneously advance their technical expertise and propel their budding commercial ventures.
Entrepreneur selection criteria are rooted in their alignment with the mission priorities of the ACS and BrightEdge's investment focus areas. These areas include the development of innovative biomedical products, advancements in patient response to therapy, strengthening infrastructure for research and development, addressing health disparities and patient burden, as well as championing prevention and screening efforts.
All who are involved eagerly await what this year holds in store!