Blavatnik Fellowship in Life Science Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs play a crucial role in successful commercialization of new biomedical technologies. The Blavatnik Fellowship in Life Science Entrepreneurship is designed to foster entrepreneurial skills in the life sciences, linking emerging business leaders with breakthrough innovations from across Harvard University.

This innovative fellowship program provides a select group of Harvard Business School MBA alumni with the opportunity to work with Harvard inventors to promote the commercialization of life science technologies with significant market potential. Harvard's i-lab will serve as the hub, providing fellows with space and the opportunity to join an entrepreneurial community.

Blavatnik Fellows enjoy a unique set of advantages:

  • Mentorship by distinguished business and science leaders of Boston's biopharma and health technology communities
  • Leadership opportunities, including the opportunity to join and develop founding teams of new ventures
  • Education and training on a range of topics, including commercial strategy, R&D management, intellectual property, regulatory affairs, business development, and entrepreneurial financing
  • Financial support in the form of a one-year stipend plus access to funding for due diligence, market research, licensing options and other commercial activities arising from the fellowship

The Blavatnik Fellowship in Life Science Entrepreneurship is led by Vicki Sato, Ph.D., Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School, and Professor of Practice in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Harvard University