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BSF | Become a Scientist Founder

The practical business course for scientists looking to become entrepreneurs.


5 classes

over 4 weeks

with interactive exercises

delivered live and online

by seasoned founders & investors
supported by a community platform


Meet some of your Fellows

In our Fellows words

Apply for our
BSF Fellowship 2024

Application deadline: 03 May 2024

Course Begins: 24 May 2024

Delivered with

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The BSF Skills

I. Commercial Readiness

How do I evaluate the commercial potential and readiness of a research project

II. Market - Product fit

Science to product journey

Value vs. functional proposition

Understanding your target customer and market opportunity

III. Storytelling

How do I build an investable proposition and galvanise all key stakeholders

IV. Setting up

What do I need to do operationally to spin out and get set up

What mistakes can I avoid as a first time founder

V. Building a core team

What hat do I enjoy wearing 
How do I set up a healthy co-founder relationship 

How do I hire, build and manage a core team

VI. Investor Mindset

Who are the right investors for me and when should I bring them onboard

How do I talk to investors

How do I negotiate terms

The outcome for you


You are going to have clarity on whether the path of business is one for you, and if so, all the different tools and mindset that are needed.


You are going to connect with peers and experts with whom to continue the journey and have access to tools to put the skills into practice.


You are going to have more clarity on where you may best fit within a company and what may be the missing pieces to get started.

Your BSF Instructors and Guest Speakers



Any Questions?

Sign up for a 1:1 here


Shared resources for aspiring science entrepreneurs


A live guide filled with essential resources and template documents to help you on your journey of discovery. 


Access to a private community of aspiring science entrepreneurs to bounce ideas, access shared resources and build your network.

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