For information on IdeaBounce and B2BC, check out this PDF.

B2BC registration form is here and judging criteria are here.

Executive summaries are due March 29th 11.59 pm CST (Earlier submissions encouraged)

Competition is on April 19, 6-8pm in Connor Auditorium.

Note- No B2BC this spring!!

Bench to Business Challenge

The Bench to Business Challenge (B2BC) is the BEC’s annual pitch competition. A series of seminars precedes the competition.

  • Get practical experience in the business & marketing side of science
  • Develop your own idea or utilize an available/existing technology
  • Sound out your idea to a panel of experts to get valuable feedback
  • Win great cash prizes!
  • No experience necessary!
  • All Stages of Ideas welcome!

These are all home runs…Arch Grants’ finalist level applications

-Ben Burke, Director of Entrepreneurship,
Arch Grants STL, Judge, B2BC 2015

  • Are you passionate about translating your scientific ideas and research results into business opportunities, but not sure where to start?
  • Do you have a great idea or product you want to promote and monetize, but are daunted by the process?
  • Do you want to learn more about bio-entrepreneurship in a hands-on & no-pressure way, collaborating with a team of your choosing?

If yes, come join the BEC Workshop Series leading up to the annual Bench to Business Challenge this spring !!!

  • Learn the nuances of entrepreneurship, and how to run a biotech business as a possible career
  • Make connections with like-minded peers & members of the bustling entrepreneurial community at Wash U and around St. Louis
  • Participate in a no-fuss business plan writing competition at the end of the year with your team and your idea
  • Pitch the idea to an expert panel that provides constructive feedback