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News and Events
Announcing Lean LaunchPad and SPARK
When is the best time to build your startup?
We say now.
Introducing the Lean LaunchPad - an online, 12 week module, designed to walk you through the step-by-step process of launching your startup. A free resource for Brandeis undergraduate and graduate students, learn more about Lean LaunchPad and why you should start that great business idea now. Also be sure to complete an Intent to Apply form for our SPARK program, Lean LaunchPad or both.
Did you miss the information sessions? Click here for a copy of the slide deck.
We are currently seeking the best entrepreneurs, executives, investors and technical experts to mentor and consult with teams particpating in SPARK and LeanLaunchPad, review SPARK applications and judge pitch competitions. Sign up here.
Could carrots revolutionize the food industry?
2016 SPROUT funding recipient, KC Hayes and his team think so. The Brandeis innovators and OTL's Executive Director Rebecca Menapace recently spoke with WCVB Channel 5 Boston about how carrot pomace can change the fiber game and even impact Type 2 Diabetes.
Save the Date
2nd Annual Innovation Showcase
When: November 17, 2016 5:30 PM– 8:30 PM
Where: Shapiro Science Center Atrium, Brandeis University
Please make sure you add this exciting annual event to your calendar. Among the exhibits will be research projects from our SPROUT and SPARK grant recipients, information about internal and external competitions for Brandeis innovators, displays of notable Brandeis inventions and much more.
The Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center now has a dedicated website!
Ignite your startup by enrolling in Microsoft® BizSpark™, a global program designed to accelerate the success of early stage Startups. BizSpark provides fast, easy access to current full-featured Microsoft development tools and production licenses of server products; professional technical support from Microsoft; and connections to a global community of business experts who can help guide you through the hurdles of growing your business. Microsoft BizSpark's requirements are minimal and best of all there are no fees.
To join BizSpark, Microsoft recommends you be sponsored by a BizSpark Network Partner, such as Brandeis. You’ll find more program details here. When you’re ready to sign up, contact us about sponsorship and how to get your enrollment code. You must be affiliated with Brandeis and possess a Brandeis email address to participate. Once you have your enrollment code, joining BizSpark is fast and easy. No payment or credit card information is required.
So get fired up and visit the Microsoft BizSpark Website to learn more!
Brandeis, You are a MassBio Member!
Anyone with a Brandeis email can automatically gain free membership to the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. As a member you can participate in professional development, attend mixers and networking events, get discounts on goods and services and benefit from industry visibility in the life sciences. Click to create an account and start taking advantage of all that MassBio membership has to offer.
We are proud to be a part of this organization whose mission is to honor academic invention; recognize and encourage inventors; enhance the visibility of university and non-profit research institute technology and innovation; encourage the disclosure of intellectual property; educate and mentor innovative students; and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society.
How is Brandeis changing the world? Brandeis’ first Innovation Showcase featured poster presentations by the recipients of Brandeis’ SPARK and SPROUT awards on November 3rd. Find out more about the the projects displayed for SPROUT and SPARK.