Lightning Accelerator

The Lightning Accelerator is a biomedical accelerator that will aid in closing the gaps between academic research, biomedical innovation commercialization, and entrepreneurship at Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, while improving economic development opportunities across campus, the city and region. This tailored program helps de-risk ideas and build a roadmap to transform innovation into a solution that has real world commercial and human impact.

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Applications for the current cohort are closed. 

In the Lightning Accelerator you will learn:

Our Lightning Accelerator program is a comprehensive program that focuses on helping ventures understand the following areas: building a team, payment models, ins and outs of regulatory, business as a biomedical company, and how to pitch and raise money.