Columbia Diversity and Inclusion in Commercialization & Entrepreneurship (DICE)


APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, JANUARY 18TH AT 5:00PM EST

Program Mission: Columbia’s Program for Diversity and Inclusion in Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (DICE) aims to support early-career individuals who identify as being from traditionally underrepresented groups in life science entrepreneurship and commercialization as defined by the NIH. DICE will provide eligible Columbia graduate students and postdocs with educational programming, mentorship, networking, and funding opportunities to prepare participants for careers in bringing life science innovation to market.

Program Focus: Columbia DICE prepares participants for careers in life science entrepreneurship and commercialization, including the following fields:

  • Therapeutics
  • Diagnostics
  • Medical devices 
  • Enabling technologies

Award

Participants will be awarded a small stipend that can be applied to relevant professional development opportunities. Participants can also apply for small ignition grants that will cover the cost of a key business milestone – building a prototype, customer discovery, filing a provisional patent application, etc.

Eligibility

Current Columbia University graduate students (including PhD, MD, MA, MBAs and other similar degrees) and postdoctoral researchers from any of the Columbia Schools and Institutes who identify as being from traditionally underrepresented groups in life science entrepreneurship and commercialization as defined by the NIH.

Questions?

Please e-mail techventures@columbia.edu 

Columbia Diversity and Inclusion in Commercialization & Entrepreneurship