Entrepreneur's Roadmap

On this page you can download the BioSTL Fundamentals Life-Science Entrepreneur's Roadmap.  This is an introductory text meant to provide the basics of company start-up for Founders of life-science businesses.  It was developed by BioSTL Fundamentals in cooperation with The BALSA Foundation


This roughly 65-page document is designed to cover the basics of life-science company creation.  Here are a few ways the Roadmap can be used:

  • It can be read from start to finish in sequence – in fact each section contains a chapter that tells the story of a fictitious company start-up led by a company founder named Sue – a University Scientist. 
  • The “Roadmap” is organized as a FAQ – all of the sections start with a question listed in the Table of Contents.  Clicking on these will take you directly to the section addressing that question.  So you can use just what you think you need.
  • The Roadmap is also used as a teaching aid for the BioSTL Fundamentals entrepreneur coaching and resource program.  The program coach uses the Roadmap for homework assignments.  If you are interested in enrollment in BioSTL Fundamentals, contact the Program Director (the program is offered free of charge to qualifying participants.)

Click Here to Download the Entrepreneurs Roadmap