ACS Entrepreneurial Resources Center

Our Purpose

The ACS Entrepreneurial Resources Center is a virtual accelerator that helps you bring your chemistry-based innovations to market.

We empower you with access to ACS’s resources, including journal publications and the Chemical Abstracts Service, SciFinder.

We help you develop your value proposition through mentorship opportunities and Tiger Teams, our expert panels organized for your pitching practice.

We invite you to showcase your venture to potential investors or commercial partners at our biannual pitch competitions.

Our Impact

We've served over 100 entrepreneurs and startups in chemistry-related areas including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, nanotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics, telemedicine, green tech, semiconductor, photovoltaic, electronics, cosmetics, and many more. Here are some examples of technologies we've help commercialized:

Life Sciences

  • Novel photoimmunotherapy techniques
  • Computational modeling for drug discovery
  • Microbial inoculants that improve crop yields
  • Antimicrobials for use in cosmetics, materials, and agriculture

Material Sciences

  • Safety solutions for homeland security
  • Single cell analysis by mass spectrometry

Entrepreneurial Showcase West

April 21, 2015
Janssen Research & Development
San Diego, CA 92121
Details and agenda

Other upcoming events

September 17-18, 2015
ACS Entrepreneurial Summit
Washington, DC

October 2015
Entrepreneurial Showcase East
Boston, MA