Becoming a Science Founder 

The practical business course for scientists

delivered by seasoned entrepreneurs, operators and investors. 

Over the years we have worked with science ventures at leading universities in Europe and the USA training founders on core business skills including evaluating the commercial potential, building a core team and presenting an investable proposition.

All of these skills are now condensed into a free 4-week course which we deliver live in partnership with leading research hubs: Becoming a Science Founder (BSF)

Our next BSF is dedicated to researchers at Imperial College, Oxford University and Cambridge University

Applications for our BSF running 1 - 30 October 2020 now closed!

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4 classes

over 4 weeks

with interactive exercises

all delivered free, live and online

with access to a community platform


The skills

I. Commercial Readiness

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

II. Market - Product fit

What is the product 

What problem does my product solve

How big is this problem and who is willing to pay for it

How do I create a winning and iterative product and go-to-market plan

III. Storytelling

How do I build an investable proposition and then galvanise all the relevant stakeholders

IV. Setting up

What do I need to do operationally to get set up

What mistakes can I avoid as a first time founder

V. Building a core team

What does it mean to have a co-founder
How do I set up a healthy partnership

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 all the different activities that are needed to start a business and prepare for raising funds.


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.




Shared resources for aspiring science entrepreneurs


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


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We are venture operators who believe that science should come first and that through investment, support and education we can build solutions to a large part of the problems that we face today.

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