Ignite Northwest announces partnership with WBBA Washington Innovation Network (WIN)

Ignite Northwest is pleased to announce a new partnership to help life sciences companies in Washington grow and succeed. “Life sciences” involve the fields of biotech, pharmaceuticals, biomedical technologies, life systems technologies, biomedical devices, nutraceuticals, and more.

Ignite Northwest is collaborating with the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA) Washington Innovation Network (WIN) for Life Sciences Entrepreneur Mentoring Program, made possible by the Life Sciences Discovery Fund. The WIN Program guides promising early-stage life science ventures in Washington through their most critical stages, matching entrepreneurs with an all-star team of seasoned volunteer advisors. WIN is modeled after two other successful programs: MIT Venture Mentoring Service and Chicago Innovation Mentors.

Ignite Northwest will be administering a WIN Satellite Program in eastern Washington to broaden the reach of WBBA’s efforts, bolster its mentor pool, and connect eastside ventures to mentor teams. The long-term goal of the WIN Program is build a more robust life science ecosystem in Washington, characterized by an increased number of successful companies, expanded employment opportunities, and a deeper and broader talent pool to lead and contribute to the ecosystem.

To learn more or become a WIN mentee or mentor, please contact Alexandra Brajcich at alexandrab@ignitenorthwest.com.

Image credit: Stuart Miles