Mansfield Bio-Incubator Will Host The First Open House on November 7.

MANSFIELD, MA, November 1, 2018-Mansfield Bio-Incubator will host its first annual Open House on November 7, 2018 in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Over 100 people are expected for this his auspicious event, including collaborators, investors, foreign trade missions, and start-up companies. The showcase will highlight further expansion of the booming life science industry in Massachusetts, south of the Expressway. The Open House will feature Robert Coughlin, the President and CEO of Massachusetts Biotechnology Council and Kevin Dumas, the Town Manager of Mansfield who will stress the importance of world-class groundbreaking scientific discoveries in fueling the growth of the regional economy of the Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

 

In just over a year, the transformation of a former bottling factory into a world class science incubator has been nothing short of amazing.   This transformation is all due to the cutting-edge science and product development going on in the proof of concept laboratories in the incubator. Eight companies, headed by the scientists coming out of the top-notch laboratories such as Harvard, MIT, Brown University, etc. will present their breakthrough research including the detection of cancer sooner, non-invasive ways to treat epilepsy, and phototherapy to treat drug-resistant infections amongst others.

 

With over ten life science companies in place already, the space is nearly filled to capacity, but there are a few open spots left, so hurry and hear from the resident companies themselves of the benefits of being part of the emerging South of Boston innovation ecosystem. The incubator leadership will fill you in on the tremendous success of Phase I in 2018 and on exciting plans to expand the incubator and its offerings in Phase II beginning in 2019!

For more information and to register, please visit at:

https://www.bioinc.org/events/2018/11/7/mansfield-bio-incubators-first-annual-open-house

Contact:

Alexander Margulis,

Chief Operating Officer

Mansfield Bio-Incubator

241 Francis Ave Mansfield, MA 02048

Email: alex.margulis@bioinc.org

Phone: (888) 490-4443 x4

Cell phone: (781) 801-4008

Website: http://www.bioinc.org

Life Sciences Entrepreneurs of the Future: Working to Expand Life Sciences in the Southeastern MA and RI.

Mansfield Bio-Incubator and FocalPoint Announce a Joint Partnership to Promote the Life Science Expansion in the Southeastern MA and RI, South of the Expressway

MANSFIELD, MA, October 23, 2018 - Mansfield Bio-Incubator and Focal Point Coaching are pairing up to present a three-part workshop series, geared towards informing entrepreneurs on ways to improve their success in raising money, building a winning company culture, and achieve higher level of success faster.

Certified Business and Executive Coaches Marc Cote and Tony Martignetti will guide the attendees, through an engaged dialogue designed to identify company goals and needs and develop a strategy to make better business decisions that lead to success. The topics will include how to communicate effectively with investors and stake holders, ways of developing a healthy, productive work culture, and how to improve success through skilled and versatile communication.

Marc Cote, representative for the Greater Boston Area, commented that, “We are very pleased to establish this collaboration with the Mansfield Bio-Incubator.  We are committed to the growth of the life sciences ecosystem in the area and feel that the Incubator which is strategically located between Boston and Providence provides an attractive option for emerging biotechnology companies.  Our team of business and executive coaches has years of experience working with life science and emerging companies and look forward to working with them to support their growth and expansion.”

 

FocalPoint is an elite group of Certified Business & Executive Coaches and Trainers operating around the world. We offer proven Coaching and exclusive content to business owners, self-employed professionals, business executives, and their teams. We are committed to business improvement and serving our local communities and regions.   Our offerings include, one-on-one coaching; group coaching; seminars and workshops, over 40 different types of behavioral assessments, market evaluations and exit strategy consultation. For more information about FocalPoint please visit https://www.focalpointcoaching.com/.

 

Mansfield Bio-Incubator is a non-profit biotech, pharma, life science, and medical device business incubator facility. Our mission is to facilitate and assist the creation, growth, and success of the next generation of biotech, pharma, life science, and medical device companies.  We were created to nurture entrepreneurial and economic development in the community. We aim to do this by maintaining affordable lab and office space and making cutting-edge technology, services, training, mentoring, and a network of professional advisors available to small biotechnology companies and healthcare-related start-ups. For more information about Mansfield Bio-Incubator, please visit https://www.bioinc.org/.

 

Contact:

Alexander Margulis

Chief Operating Officer

Mansfield Bio-Incubator

241 Francis Ave Mansfield, MA 02048

Email: alex.margulis@bioinc.org

Phone: (888) 490-4443 x4

Cell phone: (781) 801-4008

Website: http://www.bioinc.org

"Learning the Business of Science" Internship invites its first set of interns.

MANSFELD, MA-The Mansfield Bio Incubator is proud to welcome its first set of interns  to the “Learning the Business of Science” internship. They are high school, college, and graduate students with a wealth of organizational and scientific experience in fields including biotechnology, bioengineering, and pharmaceutical sciences. They’ll be working to complete Bio Incubator projects and administer the mentor program; their duties will include finding networking resources, organizing events, and observing meetings between mentors and mentees.

The Incubator is pursuing academic credit options for interns at their local schools and colleges. In exchange for helping the Bio-Incubator with project management tasks, interns will be provided with opportunities for networking, career exploration and job development.  Our goal is to provide them with an insider’s view to the process entrepreneurs take in growing new companies. Their names and academic institutions are listed below.

Foxx Hart – Boston College High School

Erin VanDell – George Mason University

Yue Yu – Northeastern University

Rishi Chadda – University of Connecticut

Safeer Alvi – Indiana University

Vivian Huang – Northeastern University

For more details contact Gilles Bolduc, Internship coordinator (gbolduc@massasoit.mass.edu) or Richard Tharin, Mentor Program Coordinator (rtharin@cerneos.com).

Massachusetts Next Generation Initiative (MassNextGen) Promotes Diversity in Life Sciences.

WALTHAM, MA-The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) has announced the launch of the Massachusetts Next Generation Initiative (MassNextGen), a new competitive program for women entrepreneurs in early-stage life sciences companies. MassNextGen will begin as a five year, $1 million commitment focused on advancing diversity and providing support for the next generation of life science entrepreneurs.

"The strength of startup life sciences companies is critical to Massachusetts innovation economy and we are committed to building diversity and empowering more women entrepreneurs in this growing field. This initiative will help more women-led companies to thrive, leveraging additional sources of capital and support to create new jobs and bring cutting edge innovation to the marketplace." – Governor Charlie Baker

The lack of diversity in life sciences is real. According to Babson College's The Diana Project, between 2011 and 2013, only 15% of companies receiving venture capital investment had a woman on the executive team. Only 3% of the total venture capital dollars in the U.S. went to companies with a woman CEO. Seed stage money is the hardest for women executives to come by. Venture capital firms with women partners are twice as likely to invest in companies with a woman on the management team and three times more likely to invest in companies with women CEOs. The life sciences ecosystem (entrepreneurs and investors) benefits from having more diverse leaders with talent and bright ideas. 

Takeda, the anchor sponsor of this initiative, is the first private partner to kick off the program by providing $50,000 to match the MLSC $50,000 each year for five years. As a result, $100,000 in funding is available for the inaugural year of the program. An additional $100,000 of in-kind support and coaching from an illustrious network of seasoned entrepreneurs and investors as executive coaches will be available to winners each year.

Visti the MLSC website for updates to the program as it gets closer to its open application period in January 2018. If you have any questions, please e-mail MassNextGen@masslifesciences.com

Mansfield Bio-Incubator Opens its Doors to Prospective Companies

With construction nearly complete, Mansfield Bio-Incubator has opened its doors to prospective incubator companies.  Occupancy is expected mid-February 2017 and applications are currently being accepted. The facility, which features nearly 30,000 square feet of office, co-working and laboratory space, offers early-stage companies a state-of-the-art, nurturing environment to purse research and business development.  The bio-incubator, has signed up its first companies and is available for touring by appointment.  Interested parties should email info@bioinc.org. 

An open house is also scheduled for February 16 from 4-6pm. Click here for more info and to register to attend.

Conveniently located near Interstates 95 and 495 and minutes from public transportation via the MBTA Commuter Rail's Providence line, Mansfield Bio-Incubator plans to eventually house 10-12 early stage bio-technology and life sciences companies within the current footprint. The incubator has the ability to expand the footprint to a total of 300,000 square feet and 63 acres.

The incubator is affiliated with higher-educational institutions including Bridgewater State University and Massasoit Community College, industry organizations including the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) and Massachusetts Association of Business Incubators (MABI) as well as several other life-sciences sponsors and and business services partners.