Who is Eligible? Anyone can Enter!
- No minimum team size
- Your Background: Anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit! Participants can come from any background
- No Geography Restrictions: This challenge welcomes international participants
About The Challenge
The Center for Advancing Innovation and MedImmune have partnered to launch the Freedom from Cancer Startup Challenge (FCSC). The FCSC will feature risk mitigated, and commercially viable inventions from leading research organizations. The goal of the challenge is to accelerate and increase the volume of commercialized cancer inventions by launching new startups. Funding is provided by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Key Partner Offerings
Consultants at McKinsey & Company are providing mentorship to teams, market and competitive intelligence, and access to market data for teams.
McCarter & English are providing legal expertise and services to all startups launching out of CAI's startup challenges.
JLABS of J&J Innovation has partnered to offer incubator space and an opportunity to participate in their accelerator program to select winners of the challenge.
AngelSpan is providing a comprehensive platform for investors relations for early stage companies. Teams will be able to use this platform to keep track of startup progress.
MedImmune is providing scientific advisory and monetary support to teams entered into our challenges.
Why Join FCSC?
How It Works
Participate in CAI's curated accelerator training program and learn about business planning from world class strategy consulting experts. This includes...
Make an Impact in Oncology and the Standard of Care for Cancer Patients!