Entrepreneurship at Brandeis

Sprout Grants flyer

Important Deadlines:

Preliminary Proposal due: March 7

Final Application due: April 4

Finalist Judging Event: May 2

Preliminary Proposal Form 2014

Information Sessions

  • February 18 @1 p.m.
  • February 25 @10 a.m.
  • February 27 @ 11 a.m. 
  • March 3 @ 11 a.m.

(all in the Shapiro Science Center 1st floor library, Rm 1-03)

Education...Community...Mentoring...Sprout Grants

University-level scientific discoveries do not automatically transition from the laboratory to industry; students and scientists do not automatically become entrepreneurs. An important part of the Brandeis educational mission is to catalyze these activities and to encourage and support Brandeis entrepreneurial students and scientists.

Brandeis Virtual Incubator   

The primary mission of Brandeis University's Virtual Incubator is to nurture and support the entrepreneurial activities of Brandeis students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty.

The Virtual Incubator will become a community for science & business, an interdisciplinary center promoting commercial application of science and technology developed at Brandeis.

The Virtual Incubator's activities are four-fold, designed to foster entrepreneurial activities within the Brandeis community:

  • educational opportunities to help develop entrepreneurship skills
  • mentoring by experienced, successful, Brandeis friendly entrepreneurs
  • networking events with industry and introductions into the local venture community
  • Sprout Grant Seed Funds to move selected Brandeis inventions from the lab to the marketplace

Brandeis Sprout Grants

Sprout Grants are seed funding to "step-up" selected Brandeis technology and make it more attractive for licensing and commercial development.

A total of $50,000 in grants will be awarded in spring 2014, to be shared among the most promising applications.

Students, fellows and also faculty entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply.

Grant Applications & Important Deadlines