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Entrepreneur in Residence & BOLT Business Programs

MBI Entrepreneur in Residence

MBI is pleased to welcome Dr. Dana Ono as our Entrepreneur in Residence.  Dana supports our companies with seasoned business advice, network assistance, and early stage mentoring.  Dana, a Founding Member of MassBIO, literally wrote the book “The Business of Biotech: From Bench to Street”.  Dr. Ono started several of his own companies and worked as a Venture Capitalist for 15 years.  As a result, Dana has a broad experience to help nurture our early stage startup companies.  The program is focused on MBI companies, but regional companies are welcome to apply for acceptance into the program.  Please contact Jon Weaver for more details.


MBI BOLT: “Bolt On” Executive Teams to Bridge Companies to Series A

Massachusetts is ripe with novel technologies, but science alone is no longer enough.  Great companies require great science, along with a great team.  MBI BOLT partners vetted, promising first time entrepreneurs with a dedicated team of seasoned executives to help refine the strategy, open doors, and drive towards milestones.  This program, based off several years of experimentation, leverages MBI’s network to support early stage companies with experienced business leaders who roll up their sleeves to achieve short term fundable milestones.  The program is open to regional life science companies, not exclusively to companies within MBI.  Please contact Jon Weaver for more information on the program and application process.

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