Context

The Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Development Program was born from an initiative of Montréal InVivo, the life sciences and health technologies (LSHT) cluster of Greater Montreal. and SMEs in LSHT to develop in the region, Montréal InVivo asked them about the skills of their employees. “Many companies, especially SMEs, mentioned that the staff they recruit are very strong technically, scientifically, but often lack business and management knowledge and expertise, important skills for an employee in an SME,” points out Frank Béraud, CEO of Montréal InVivo.

Project description

The Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Development Program (LSEDP) provides an unparalleled experiential, immersive training program created through collaboration between Montréal InVivo, the Faculty of Pharmacy at Université de Montréal and Concordia University’s John Molson Executive Centre.

Divided into 10 intensive 2-day modules from February 2021 to January 2022, this program includes over 150 hours of relevant strategic content.

Be part of the 5th cohort of the Program, which will begin in February 2022.

To learn more about the courses offered and the eligibility criteria.

Through the Program, you will acquire entrepreneurial skills

The Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Development Program (LSEDP) has been designed to strengthen the entrepreneurial skills of LSHT leaders. After completing the training, you will be able to:

  • Apply optimal business models from the laboratory to the market;
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the industry and develop your business reflexes;
  • Stand out in your company by bringing high-impact ideas to the table.

Key partners

In 2019, Montréal InVivo implemented a series of initiatives to further support the leadership development of women entrepreneurs in order to sustain diversity in the life sciences entrepreneurial community. With funding from the City of Montreal through the “Accélérer l’entrepreneuriat” program and the financial support of Pfizer Canada, TransMedTech Institute and IRICoR, eight female entrepreneurs will be supported for 18 months following the end of the LSEDP. The generous contribution of the partners, District 3, IRICoR, Pfizer Canada, Oncopole and the Government of Quebec, has made the second edition another success.

54
graduate students
4
cohorts
11
partners
12+
professors and panelists

At Montréal InVivo, business development is one of our strategic priorities. To achieve this, it is necessary to ensure the development of the skills of the professionals who work in these companies. Thanks to this type of program, we believe that companies will have qualified personnel even more efficient in the environment of an SME and that it will make it easier for them to reach their objectives.

Frank Béraud, Chief Executive Officer of Montréal InVivo

Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Development Program

October 10, 2021
Duration: 01:45

A program to strengthen your entrepreneurial skills

The Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Development Program is a practical and immersive training created through an unprecedented collaboration between Montreal InVivo, the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Montreal and the John-Molson Executive Center of the ‘Concordia University.

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