The Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is Cornell University's technology transfer office. We manage technology for Cornell's Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech, and Cornell AgriTech in Geneva.

2020 BioVenture eLab Biomedical Business Plan Challenge – Applications Open!

January 31, 2020

The goal of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Business Plan Challenge is to assist faculty, staff and teams in developing a strong business plan and compelling investor pitches. The program provides one-on-one mentorship from industry mentors and access to resources including regulatory affairs, R&D planning, fundraising, lab spaces, accelerators and legal services.


In May, teams present business plans at the final Demo Day in front of judges from industry, venture capital, and an audience of 200+.


This is a great opportunity to hone the value proposition for your business with support from industry executives and investors, expand your network with other founders and entrepreneurs, and to create a compelling business plan.



  • Applications open: January 31, 2020
  • Applications due: Feb 21, 2020
  • Cohort announced: February 28, 2020
  • Program: March – May 2020
  • Pitch Day: May 19, 2020


For more information, contact Connor Dowling at