Entrepreneurship Resource Portal


IHIF’s Entrepreneur Resource Portal is a repository of connections and tools geared towards growing health science companies.  Can’t find something?  Just send us a note at info@ihif.org and we’ll try to track it down!



Development Pathways and Timelines

Understand the unique challenges and milestones that come with starting a health science business.

Biopharma development

Device Development


Health IT Assessment

HIMSS Value Suite – Guide and resources to maximize clinical, operational and financial outcomes for digital health companies

Starting a Business

Writing a Business Plan – Interactive Template from US SBA – https://www.sba.gov/tools/business-plan/1

Indiana Small Business Development Centers – http://isbdc.org/services/

Indiana Secretary of State – Business Services – http://www.in.gov/sos/business/index.htm

Starting A Biotech Company: What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know (EBD Group, registration required) – http://get.knect365.com/biotech-startup-manual/

TIP: Search the IHIF member directory to find: Attorneys, Banks, Business Services



BIO Partnering Service FREE for IHIF and BIO Members at JPM 2018

IHIF Member Discount Available for BIO Investor Forum

Gust.com – Gust connects start-ups with the largest collection of investors across the world.

Chemical Angel Network – http://www.chemicalangels.com/

BioCrossroads – http://www.biocrossroads.com

VisionTech – http://visiontech-partners.com/

Elevate Ventures – Business Assistance/SBIR/STTR Matching Grants – http://www.elevateventures.com/entrepreneurs/investment-funding/

BIO Report: Emerging Therapeutic Company Investment and Deal Trends

Pitch Deck Tips for Biotech and Medtech Start-Ups – https://www.massbio.org/news/blog/pitch-deck-tips-for-biotech-and-medtech-start-ups-132865

Indiana Economic Development Corp – Investment Incentives, Grants, Tax Credits – http://www.iedc.in.gov/

SBIR.gov – About the SBIR/STTR Program – data, statistics – https://www.sbir.gov/

Electronic submissions requirements for SBIR grants – https://sbir.nih.gov/apply/electronic-submission

SBIR/STTR program at the National Cancer Institute – https://sbir.cancer.gov/

NIAID – https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/sample-applications#r43r44  sample applications

TIP: Save your cash!  Use BIO Business Solutions – Discounts and Savings through IHIF Membership

TIP: ShareVault Whitepapers – How Equity Crowdfunding Can Help Life Science Companies – https://www.sharevault.com/resources/white-papers



IHIF Career Center – Post open positions and search candidates – http://careers.ihif.org/

Bloomington Life Sciences Partnership Job Board – https://bloomingtonlifesciences.com/jobs/

Indy Partnership Life Sciences Sector Data – http://indychamber.com/economic-development/life-science/

Life Science Job Applicants (applicants/desired wage data) – http://indychamber.com/files/9114/6730/0333/Life_Sciences_Job_Applicants.pdf

Writing Effective Job Descriptions – https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/hire-retain-employees/writing-effective-job-descriptions

Common Job Description Mistakes – Employment Enterprises, Inc. – http://blog.eeihr.com/common-job-description-mistakes

Job Description Template and Sample Job Descriptions for Common Positions – http://www.businessballs.com/jobdescription.htm

Writing Employee Handbooks – SBA – https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/hire-retain-employees/employee-handbooks

Indiana Internet – https://indianaintern.net/

TIP: Search the IHIF Member Directory to find: Employment and Professional Placement agencies, Business Services


Networking/Finding Partners

Eli Lilly Open Innovation Portal – https://openinnovation.lilly.com/dd/

Indiana University “Find an Expert” Faculty Database – https://news.iu.edu/iu-experts/

Genesis Plastics: Contract Manufacturing Roadmap – https://genesisplasticswelding.com/contract-manufacturing-a-roadmap-for-oems/

TIP: ShareVault White Papers – How to Win at the Partnering Game, Building a Better Partnering Presentation, Essential Steps to Successful BioPharma Partnering – https://www.sharevault.com/resources/white-papers

TIP: Be sure to check out all the ways IHIF can help you connect: locally, nationally, and globally!  IHIF Member Resources:  LinkedIn Group, IHIF Newsletter, Annual Meeting, Life Sciences Luncheons, MOMENTUM

Lodestone Insights – Shop and compare conferences and trade shows, brand tracking and sales prospecting, and custom analysis and reports.  Make the most of your time, energy, and resources.  Know before you go.  http://hello.lodescore.com/

TIP: Sign up for free industry newsletters: BIO SmartBrief, AdvaMed SmartBriefBusinesswire newsfeeds


License New Technologies

Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization – Available Technologies – https://www.prf.org/otc/technologies/index.html

University of Notre Dame Tech Transfer Office – https://ott.nd.edu/

IU Research and Technology Commercialization – http://iurtc.iu.edu/


Managing IP

TIP: ShareVault Whitepapers: Moving to the Cloud: Protecting IP in the Borderless Enterprise – https://www.sharevault.com/resources/white-papers

US Patent and Trademark Office – https://www.uspto.gov/

TIP: Search the IHIF Member Directory to find:  IP Attorneys, Business Services


Regulatory Affairs

Start Here: US FDA – US Food and Drug Administration Home Page – https://www.fda.gov/

ClinicalTrials.Gov – ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.- https://clinicaltrials.gov/

NIH/FDA Clinical Trial Protocol Template – http://osp.od.nih.gov/under-the-poliscope/2017/05/perfect-harmony-nih-fda-clinical-trials-protocol-template

The Ultimate Guide to Medical Device CAPA (with checklist) – Source: Greenlight Guru

TIP: Search the IHIF Member Directory to Find: Regulatory Affairs Assistance, Attorneys, Business Services



Visas – Perry International – https://perryvisa.com/

HS Codes – http://www.foreign-trade.com/reference/hscode.htm

NAICS Codes – https://www.naics.com/search/

US Department of Commerce – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IvbSP_oemQ

Indiana District Export Council – http://www.indianadec.com/

Foreign Market Research – https://www.export.gov/Market-Intelligence

Foreign Targets (IN based export management company) – http://www.foreigntargets.com/

Pacific World Trade – Import/export trading company – specializing in trade with China – http://www.pacificwordtrade.com

Luna Language Services – https://luna360.com/

LTC Language Solutions – https://ltclanguagesolutions.com/

Scottish Lifesciences Association – http://www.scottishlifesciencesassociation.org.uk/

Zhejiang Health Services Promotion Council – http://www.zchsp.org/index_en.aspx

Global Indy Business Resource Center – https://indychamber.com/economic-development/global-indy/global-indy-business-center/

TIP: Search the IHIF Directory for: Banks, Export Assistance, Translation/Interpretation

Biopharma development pathway – showing global decision/action points


Marketing and Business Development

Tips for Writing a Press Release (BusinessWire) https://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/how-to-write-press-release/

8 Tips For Writing a Great Press Release – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zach-cutler/press-release-tips_b_2120630.html

Inside Indiana Business – Business news and press releases from around Indiana http://www.insideindianabusiness.com

Indianapolis Business Journal – https://www.ibj.com/

TIP: Consider advertising in BioFutures



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Harnessing High-Throughput Imaging Webinar
Discover how high-throughput imaging of cells and tissues can be used to capture large amounts of phenotypic data with high spatial and temporal resolution. – View recorded webinar
Watch “Harnessing High-Throughput Imaging” to learn from leading professionals showcasing cutting edge high-throughput imaging pipelines and discussing their applications in biological research and therapeutic discovery.
Speakers include:
Steven Finkbeiner from the Gladstone Institute at UCSF and Anne Carpenter from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
This webinar is sponsored by IHIF and BIO’s preferred Research Grade Microscope Systems provider, Nikon Instruments.