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Prysm Institute, DePaul Launch Mentorship Program to Boost Biotech Sector

Prysm Institute, a virtual business incubator and accelerator founded by Sterling Bay, has launched a new initiative with DePaul University. It’s intended to match student, faculty, staff and alumni entrepreneurs in the healthcare, life sciences and technology sectors with respected industry leaders and experienced investors to provide access to mentorship, capital and operational consultation. 

The program’s industry executive and investor participants will donate their time to advise and mentor DePaul entrepreneurs as they advance new business ventures in Chicago, each serving one 12-month term on a pro-bono basis. 

“By combining our network of experienced mentors and investors with DePaul’s world-class entrepreneurial talent pool, Prysm Institute can further its mission to facilitate the growth of these critically important industries both in Chicago and across the country,” said Dr. James Gillespie, executive director of Prysm Institute, located at 2430 N. Halsted St. in Lincoln Park. 


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