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The ENRICH Fellowship serves students and entrepreneurs in Houston, facilitating short-term research projects at life science companies.

Your company can support a hand-picked team of students to work on solving real-world problems. The students will gain valuable experience working for a healthcare startup. The company will benefit from experienced entrepreneurs overseeing a team of students.

Why support a team of fellows?

  • Educate the next generation of life science entrepreneurs
  • Allow your team to focus on critical tasks
  • The best way to source and screen entry-level hires
  • Great value
  • Support Enventure's mission
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As an ENRICH fellow, you will work with other medical center trainees on real-world projects for life science companies. This hands-on experience will help you develop transferable skills and knowledge in the business of science.

Why apply to be a fellow?

  • Hands-on experience at life science companies
  • On-the-job training
  • Get a chance to impress a potential future employer
  • Network with the Enventure community and leadership


Every ENRICH project is unique, but our teams generally consist of 2-4 fellows and an experienced project advisor. Each project engagement lasts approximately six weeks, require teams to reach predetermined milestones, and can encompass multiple aspects of life science business strategy. Below are examples of Enrich project focus areas:

Category Example
Market Research Determine market size
Intellectual Property and Licensing Research patentability
Marketing Strategy Perform stakeholder analysis
Competitive Landscape Analysis Size up the competition
Regulatory Strategy 510k or PMA?
User Surveys Talk to the customers
Our team evaluated the potential early adoption settings for a medical device startup by finding, contacting and meeting with physicians. The team conducted needs assessment, market research, and interviews of key opinion leaders in the Houston area. Our recommendations were presented to the client and helped to focus their business plan and technology development.


  • Kedar Karkare Kedar is a PhD candidate at the University of Houston studying evolutionary genetics. Prior to graduate school, he received his bachelors degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kedar ran the BYOBrainstorm series in 2016 and is participating is a team leader in Bioventures 2017. He is also a business development intern at Fannin Innovation Studios. email
  • Emily Reiser-Evans Emily is a Rice Bioengineering PhD Student studying cancer nanoimmunotherapy. She is a Bioventures alum and facilitates programming for BYOBrainstorm and Bioventures 2017. She is most interested in developing therapeutics for cancer and neglected diseases. email
  • Joanna Nathan Joanna earned her Master's of Bioengineering from Rice and turned a senior design project into a medical startup. The Saranas 'Smart Sheath' detects internal bleeding without changing the cardiologist’s workflow. Not satisfied with the opportunities for young entrepreneurs in Houston, Joanna co-founded Enventure, where she has led many new programs and fundraising initiatives. Joanna loves to help others solve important medical problems one startup at a time. email
  • Sayantan Mitra Mitra is pursuing his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine. Before joining BCM, he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Calcutta. Mitra's research focuses on characterizing the structural flexibility of NS1 protein in flu virus. Mitra is also delving into the business aspect of science by serving as an adviser for Canada-based start-up BenchSci. He is also a business development intern at Fannin Innovation Studio. Apart from science, Mitra loves exploring national parks, rock climbing, and photography. email
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