Bring your research and entrepreneurial ambitions to life!
The Brandeis University Virtual Incubator invites member of the Brandeis Community (undergrads, grad students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, staff) to submit an application for a “Sprout Grant”. These grants are intended to stimulate entrepreneurship on campus and help researchers launch their ideas and inventions from Brandeis to the marketplace.
This spring we will be awarding $50,000 to be shared amongst the most promising proposals.
Come get your questions about the Sprout grant answered at one of our upcoming information sessions.
Tuesday February 18th 1pm – 2pm
Tuesday February 25th 10am – 11am
Thursday February 27th 11am – noon
Tuesday March 4th 11am – noon
All information sessions will be held in the Shapiro science center 1st floor library, room 1-03 (the glass walled room near the elevators).
Deadlines: Preliminary applications are due on Friday, March 7th
Benefits of participation:
- Teams that are selected to submit full applications will be given assistance in further developing their ideas into an effective business pitch.
- Sprout grant winners will be connected with an experienced mentor, and given further assistance in getting their ideas to market by the Office of Technology Licensing.
- Previous winners have come from many departments: Neuroscience, Biology, Biochemistry, Physics and Computer Science. Some of the funded technologies have resulted in patent applications and are moving towards commercial development. Read more about previous winners from your department here: Sprout winners 2011, Sprout winners 2012, Sprout winners 2013.