Business of BioTech
Associate Companies located on the HudsonAlpha campus can take advantage of commercialization support provided by the Economic Development team.
- Access to Capital – Investment and Strategic Growth Opportunities
- Business Operations/Model – Strategy, Support and Mentoring
- IP – Assessment and Protection of Intellectual Property
- Regulatory / Compliance
- Acquisition / Merger Preparation
Many life science companies will need to raise debt or equity capital in the business lifecycle. HudsonAlpha helps connect companies with seed, angel, venture capital and private equity investors to help accelerate technology growth.
Science on Tap is a quarterly casual meet-up between HudsonAlpha’s research labs and entrepreneurs in our ecosystem, featuring a rotating lineup of local craft beer, pizza and an opportunity to learn about new scientific findings and technologies.
HudsonAlpha Associate Company Lunch is a monthly meeting for company executives located on HudsonAlpha’s campus with opportunities to hear from commercialization experts to business strategy speakers.
Biotech Mentoring at HudsonAlpha
HudsonAlpha Navigate is a business mentorship program for entrepreneurs at the Institute and in North Alabama who want to sharpen their business plan, management skills and receive confidential, unbiased advice on their business’ strategy. Modeled after MIT’s Venture Mentoring Service, Navigate is a team mentoring program with volunteer mentors from various organizations who are passionate about transferring knowledge to entrepreneurs in North Alabama.
The program is a product of an Appalachian Regional Commission grant through the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama. HudsonAlpha entrepreneurs and North Alabama LaunchPad winners are the beneficiaries of the program.
Entrepreneurs receive in-person team mentoring focused on the entrepreneur and their specific needs to start or grow their business. Navigate has a network of Mentors: CEOs, serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and subject matter experts.
- Confidential and conflict-free environment for the entrepreneur
- Practical, actionable advice for short term goals/challenges
- Operations handled by HudsonAlpha staff
- Mentors that are driven to support entrepreneurship & diversify the economy
Are you an experienced business professional in the North Alabama area interested in mentoring bioscience startups?
Apply now to provide mentoring to support the advancement of innovative technologies through real-world guidance and connectivity conducted in a confidential and conflict-free environment.
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