The kick off meeting for the first cohort of INVOForward is September 8. INVO is currently wrapping up interviews of teams who are interested in commercializing MEDICAL DEVICES. Approximately 20 teams from Feinberg, McCormick, Lurie Children’s and Ability Lab are vying to participate in this selective program. INVOForward is a Northwestern mentorship program to accelerate biomedical commercialization, such as medical devices, therapeutics, and Health IT, on both Evanston and Chicago campuses.
It is designed to increase entrepreneurship by helping potential or current biomedical entrepreneurship teams focus on the customer discovery process. Through their discovery, the teams test and identify their market fit and assess the level of impact of their business proposition. INVOForward is modeled after, and will expand upon programs like the NIH I-Corps and University of Michigan’s Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI). For more information, visit our website.
Any questions regarding the program can be sent to INVOForward@northwestern.edu.