This initiative focuses on preparing MBG members for careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. MBG has engaged industry professionals to find out how to best prepare students and postdocs for careers in biotech and pharma. We are building a program which delivers the four key elements necessary to give students the edge on careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.
The biotech entrepreneurship initiative focuses on exposing MBG members to the vibrant Cambridge/Boston biotech startup community, and giving them opportunities to develop entrepreneurial skills to aid in starting, or joining, an early-stage biotech venture. Future events include professional development seminars (e.g. university IP/licensing, early-stage partnerships, market analysis), panels with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, and more.
MBG’s Undergraduate Engagement serves as an avenue for MIT undergraduates to gain exposure and networking opportunities within the biotechnology industry. We host events to encourage students to expand their networks and gain mentorship by connecting with industry professionals and graduate students. Additionally, we aim to connect students with members of the MIT community who are also interested in biotechnology entrepreneurship.