No. It is free for eligible applicants selected for the program. Faculty and students at HBCUs are eligible to apply.
The 10-week program, including the final pitch competition, which runs March 5 – May 7, 2021, will be fully virtual.
The virtual sessions will be on Fridays from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. EST. Outside of those hours, participants may be required to spend an additional hour per week reviewing resources (online videos etc). Total average time expected per week ~ 4hrs.
- The program will primarily be delivered through Zoom.
- Accepted participants will receive the program schedule as well as Zoom log in prior to the start of the program.
- Additionally, we will use the Lean LaunchPad platform. Participants will receive access to this platform and instructions on how to input their initial ideas.
- You do not have to purchase any materials or software. We will provide free resources to participants.
The EnRICH program will be led by a group of coaches experienced in entrepreneurial ventures, programs and education.
Yes. The program is designed to assist with the commercialization of human health-related technologies, services or products. Participants do not necessarily need to have a prototype of their idea or a proof-of-concept (POC) or an invention disclosure. They can just have an idea or area of research related to healthcare.
Yes! Some other areas of innovation may include: therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices or healthcare IT. Other ideas may be in the area of human health services or products.
It is preferred that there is IP potential for submitted ideas, however, we understand that there may be a learning curve in this area, which the program will inform.