The Georgia Bioscience Commercialization Center, a start-up organization intended to give bioscience entrepreneurs a leg up in business, officially launched its efforts Monday afternoon.
Through a faculty of 23 bioscience business leaders, the nonprofit GBCC will offer free advice to help get new bioscience creations get to market. The experienced executives will offer assistance with things such as reviewing and refining start-up concepts; drafting solid business plans; identifying investors; finding incubator space; and navigating the drug and device regulatory pathways.The GBCC will also provide referrals to providers of services from accounting to sales. For entrepreneurs getting started, all of this is free. Companies listed in the GBCC’s providers directory pay a fee of $950 per year.
One of the local faculty members is Harold Shlevin, Ph.D., a 30-year biosciences-industry executive and researcher, who works at Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) as manager of ATDC-Biosciences. At ATDC, he serves as a startup catalyst advising new bioscience companies within the ATDC and evaluates and guides new and emerging bioscience enterprises that are based on Georgia Tech research innovations as well as others across Georgia.
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