Washington Innovation Network (WIN)
for Life Sciences.

In 2014, Life Science Washington (formerly Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association- WBBA) launched a pilot of its new mentoring program, Washington Innovation Network (WIN) for Life Sciences and the program has continued since.  The WIN Mentoring Program gives promising early stage Washington Life Science ventures an ‘unfair advantage’ through their most critical stages.  Ignite Northwest serves as a proud administrator of the WIN Mentoring Program in Spokane. 

WIN’s milestone-focused program matches entrepreneurs with an all-star team of experienced volunteer advisors.  Entrepreneurs receive professional advice from teams with deep and diverse business execution and commercialization expertise across life science sectors.

WIN is modeled after two successful programs: MIT Venture Mentoring Service and Chicago Innovation Mentors, and adapted to the unique needs of the Washington Life Science community. 


15 graduates

$350K+ value delivered

50 mentors

35 ventures


Want to learn more?
Please contact our Program Manager, Ingrid Ruf, at ingrid@lifesciencewa.org or visit our webpage: http://www.lifesciencewa.org/?page=WINmentoring