Consulting & Advice

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Below is a compilation of free or inexpensive starting points for cash-strapped entrepreneurs seeking advice for their life science startups.




  • The University of Washington Entrepreneurial Law Clinic is an innovative clinic serving entrepreneurs throughout the Pacific Northwest. They team law and business students with pro bono attorneys and business advisors to provide critical early stage legal and business counseling to entrepreneurs.
  • Many top law firms with offices in Washington State will provide some level of pro bono advice and support in the early stages of company formation.
  • is a comprehensive online resource for legal matters concerning technology based companies.


Grant Writing

  • FreeMind Consultants is the largest consultancy firm that specializes in raising funds from non-dilutive sources such as government agencies and private foundations. Members of WBBA receive discounts on grant writing services provided by FreeMind.


  • "How do I get My Compound into Phase I?" written by MPI Research, provides advice for companies trying to get their compound(s) into Phase I clinical trials. From the preface, "Our goal is to improve the odds for [companies] to select the right lead candidates, and to conduct the right studies in the right way, taking into consideration all factors to ensure their IND submission is successful."
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