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Entrepreneurial Summit

October 13-14 | Washington, DC

A conference on the business of scientific innovation

Entrepreneurial Showcase

Dec 2014 | San Francisco, CA

A pitch event for startups in chemistry-related sectors

What we offer

For a six month period beginning in January and July of each year, program participants can benefit from:

  • Technical expertise, business advice, mentoring, customer development reviews, and discounted professional and legal services
  • Access to ACS Publications and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) SciFinder®
  • Introductions to sources of private capital and commercial partners
  • Pitch competitions
  • Educational events featuring world-class innovators and chemical entrepreneurs

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Important Dates

October 1
Registration opens to present at the Entrepreneurial Showcase

October 15
Registration opens for entry into ERC, Spring 2015 cohort

October 31
Deadline to apply to the Entrepreneurial Showcase

November 30
Deadline to apply to ERC, Spring 2015 cohort

December 11
Entrepreneurial Showcase

Media

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About Us

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The ACS Entrepreneurial Resources Center™ is an accelerator that helps chemistry-based startups bring their innovations to market. We:

  • Empower entrepreneurs with access to ACS’s resources
  • Help them develop a viable business plan, and
  • Have them showcase their venture to potential investors or commercial partners for rapid scale-up or acquisition.

Startups advancing new materials, energy, pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies, instruments, or medical devices, and other chemistry-based products or services are invited to take advantage of our unique program offerings.