Entrepreneurship Program

Learn how to create and launch a healthcare solution with the MSIP Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, Innovation Sprint, Tech Launchpad, and Mount Sinai Pitch Challenge.

About the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

The MSIP Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is the first part of the Program, educating participants in the fundamentals of healthcare technology commercialization at Mount Sinai. The 12-week program is open to all members of the Mount Sinai community who are interested in learning how to develop a healthcare solution and build a commercial path that aims to impact the patient population. The Bootcamp will run from September 15 to December 8, 2023.

About the Innovation Sprint

The MSIP Innovation Sprint is an abridged version of the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp to rapidly bring participants up to speed on the fundamentals of commercialization and entrepreneurship. Sprint participants already have a healthcare solution they are developing that is beyond the concept stage.  Participants that fully complete the program (including modules, quizzes, and assignments) will pre-qualify for the subsequent Tech Launchpad (more information below). The Sprint will run from January 23 to February 10, 2023.

Applications for the Sprint are now open to the Mount Sinai community until Friday, December 16, 11:59 pm ET.

About the Tech Launchpad

The Tech Launchpad, the second part of the Program, will run from February 15 to May 5, 2023. Upon successful completion of the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp or the Innovation Sprint, participants will apply the knowledge gained to help further develop their technologies and position their solutions to gain traction through partnerships, investment, or other commercial paths. The Tech Launchpad includes three events where participants can win cash prizes to further develop their ideas: the Poster Competition, the Innovation Showcase, and the Mount Sinai Pitch Challenge.

About the Mount Sinai Pitch Challenge

The Mount Sinai Pitch Challenge* is the Entrepreneurship Program’s capstone event, where finalists will compete for a $35,000 grand prize, pro-bono services, and more to continue the development of a healthcare solution. Teams will be judged by members of the venture capital community and seasoned entrepreneurs or operators.

Learn about the Pitch Challenge winners from previous years:

*Participation in the Pitch Challenge is not guaranteed for all Program participants who complete the Bootcamp and Launchpad.

Program participants will learn:

  • the technology commercialization process at Mount Sinai.
  • business modeling basics via I-Corps and the Lean Startup methodology.
  • competitive and market intelligence.
  • product development tactics.
  • funding and investment strategies.
  • legal and regulatory foundations.
  • how to pitch solutions to strategic partners.
  • the startup investing and finance landscape.

Contact Us

For more information or questions, feel free to contact Dov Shamir, Senior Manager of Entrepreneurship, at dov.shamir@mssm.edu or Juan Quijano, PhD, Manager of Education & Entrepreneurship, at juan.quijano@mssm.edu.

Our Sponsors

Special thanks to our programming sponsors: