Bioscience

$30,000 for Arizona bioscience startups now available

September 17, 2018

By Matt Ellsworth

The Flinn Foundation’s Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program has opened its 2019 application for Arizona early-stage bioscience firms.

The program provides $30,000 in funding support for up to six firms each year, administered through a nonprofit partner. Opportunities are also offered to engage with the state’s bioscience, academic, and policy leaders.

Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program
As a new benefit this year, the program provides a personalized yearlong plan specific to the needs of individual firms, helping them to navigate the challenges facing young companies and empowering them to become investor-ready.


The submission deadline is Monday, November 5, 2018.

Since 2014, the Flinn Foundation has selected 28 Arizona bioscience firms through a competitive process to participate in the program. The firms must be engaged in the commercialization of bioscience research and biotechnology and/or the sale of bioscience products.

The Flinn Foundation created the program to foster entrepreneurship and help early-stage bioscience firms develop into successful and sustainable businesses, a goal of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap.

Following interviews with finalists, the selection of the 2019 firms will be announced in late February.

Additional information about the program and application process can be found in the 2019 Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program brochure and at www.flinn.org/entrepreneur.