Blavatnik funding decisions are made by an Advisory Board of biotech investors, many of them PhDs or MDs, who have spent their careers in pharmaceutical R&D or in biotech investing.
They are looking for groundbreaking projects that are on the cusp of proof-of-concept for a commercially compelling investment. They are looking for strong value propositions that can be clearly articulated in a 5-minute presentation.
Just get together 6-8 PowerPoint slides that answer these basic questions:
- What’s the product/service?
- What’s the market?
- What’s the competition?
- What are your differentiating unique benefits?
- How would this product make money?
- What’s your current team and status?
- What exactly would you accomplish with Blavatnik funding?
- What do you aim to make happen with these results in hand? With whom?
- Include a slide with your contact information
Tips on Making the Pitch (Courtesy of Osage University Partners)
Pitch Deck Example (Courtesy of Alanna Schepartz)
Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to have 10 of the top biotech investors in the country hear your ideas. No project is “too early”!
Application Deadline Oct 28, 2019
Questions? Email Bill Wiesler at email@example.com
Blavatnik Fund Application Timeline
Quarterfinalist Pitch Evaluations: Wednesday, Nov. 6th, Thursday Nov. 7th, or Thursday Nov.14th (appearing for an appointment on one of the 3 days is required). Seminfinalists who are selected to advance and present at ‘Pitchfest’ will be notified directly.
Yale Lifesciences Pitchfest: Friday Dec. 6th (participation required)
Finalists Selected: Jan 17, 2020
Full Proposals Due April 29, 2020,
Final Presentations to the Board: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 (required)
Funding start date: July 1, 2020