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Slater Technology Fund Receives Funding to Continue Entrepreneurial Fellows Program

Published on September 21, 2010

The Slater Technology Fund has received funding to continue it's Entrepreneurial Fellows Program, a collaboration initiated in 2008 between Slater and the Rhode Island National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR), a program designed to encourage entrepreneurship in the life sciences and biotechnology industries in Rhode Island.

The funding is part of a $20-million NSF grant the University of Rhode Island has recently been awarded.  The money will fund undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at EPSCoR partner institutions in their final year of study.  

The program allows fellows to actively engage in the process of venture development by working with both academic researchers and industry professionals to understand concepts such as start-up formation, the development of business plans, the recruitment of entrepreneurial teams, the raising of early-stage capital, and the implementation of commercialization strategies.

Applications are now being accepted for the Entrepreneurial Fellows Program.  Interested and qualified individuals should contact Nancy Esau at nancy@slaterfund.com.  Deadline for application is November 5, 2010.

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