Title: Program Leader, WCM BioVenture eLab
Location: Upper East Side
Org Unit: Biopharma Alliances & Research Collab
Work Days: Monday-Friday
Exemption Status: Exempt
Pay Grade: 07
The Weill Cornell Medicine BioVenture eLab was created to proactively foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem for WCM researchers, clinicians, students and staff. We provide the WCM community with access to specialized programs and resources, training, and mentorship in biomedical entrepreneurship, ranging from startup symposiums to workshops on intellectual property protection and new technologies to industry networking events. We offer a newly added, state of the art makerspace and an annual business plan challenge judged by external experts within the venture capital community. This role is responsible for leadership and content design of an educational program, aligned with kindred efforts at WCM, aimed at encouraging, fostering and nurturing a culture and mindset conducive to high impact entrepreneurship among Weill Cornell’s faculty, postdocs and student body.
- Proactively fosters, promotes and supports an entrepreneurial culture and mindset at Weill Cornell through events, public relations, outreach and lobbying.
- Organizes and leads special programs including seminars, work-shops, boot camps and courses, where Weill Cornell community members can develop essential skills for entrepreneurship.
- Responsible for instituting an organized mentoring program, drawing on the experience and expertise of Entrepreneurs-in Residence (EIRs) - recognized thought leaders and seasoned private sector entrepreneurs.
- Responsible for developing a network of capital resources including investors and venture capital.
- Manages resources such as an e-Lab website, hosted podcasts, blogs and other resources for entrepreneurial inspiration and training.
- Establishes and maintains a clearinghouse of information on relevant courses and capacities, both across the Weill Cornell community and external resources.
- Facilitates an establishment of internship opportunities for, and linkages between, Weill Cornell community members with external companies or within other Weill Cornell groups.
- Bachelor's Degree in related field
Approximately six years of relevant experience, including experience with entrepreneurship.
A strong education background and experience working in an academic environment.
Experience in developing academic training programs.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Understanding of academic institutions necessary.
- Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
Licenses and Certifications
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer.