The Next Milestone

An entrepreneurship program at the Downstate Biotechnology Incubator providing business and science support to accelerate development of biotech companies. The program offers customized mentorship and a series of events including business and science seminars, workshops, and networking sessions.



Entrepreneurship Lab NYC (ELabNYC) is an annual entrepreneurship program for life science startups. Startup founders receive training and coaching in areas such as structuring, financing, pitching and securing venture funding. Participants have the opportunity to attend ELab’s networking events, connecting them with key industry leaders. Learn more here.



Life science trade association NewYorkBIO offers a range of programs, events, and membership benefits for emerging companies. Its Reverse Pitch program coaches entrepreneurs on how to communicate with biopharma companies, and its Fellows Program for Biotech Entrepreneurs gives early-stage companies free access to NewYorkBIO’s full membership benefits, including discounted prices on supplies and event tickets. Learn More Here.


1st Pitch Life Science

A series of pitching practice and coaching events for life science entrepreneurs, hosted by angel funding group Mid Atlantic Bio Angels. Learn more here.

Financial and Academic Support


BioBAT is a STARTUP NY city and state tax-free zone, giving its tenants the opportunity to operate free of state and city taxes for a period of up to 10 years. Click here to learn more about STARTUP NY and the other state and city incentives available to BioBAT tenants.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
BioBAT offers its tenants access to the resources of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, including:

  • Affordable vivarium for animal testing

  • Students and clinical staff

  • Specialized research facilities

  • Seminars

  • Medical and scientific library

  • Personnel and subjects for clinical trials

  • Entrepreneurship program: “The Next Milestone”