Graduate School of Medical Sciences
A partnership with the Sloan Kettering Institute

Startup Venture Club

Found in the Spring of 2019, our Club mission is to foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem for Weill Cornell PhD students.



  • Connect PhD students with the biotech startups, incubators and accelerator programs in NYC to help build post-graduation business ventures.
  • Provide resources to learn how to develop business plans and pitch ideas to investors in academic setting.
  • Match PhD students with mentors and career development opportunities in the surrounding health care community



Nevin Yusufova (

Founder, Weill Cornell Startup Venture Club

BCMB Graduate Student, Class of 2015

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