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Entrepreneurial Showcase

April 2015 | San Diego, CA

A pitch event for startups in chemistry-related sectors

Highlights from the ACS Entrepreneurial Summit

October 13-14 | Washington, DC

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

Thanks for your patience as we revamp our page

The ERC at the American Chemical Society brings together chemistry entrepreneurs, corporate partners, academic and nonprofit organizations, and other collaborators in the innovation ecosystem who are working to commercializing new technologies. 

Important Dates

December 31
Deadline to apply to ERC, Spring 2015 cohort


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Providing Resources to Help Startups Succeed

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.