Sep 15, 2022
siRNAgen Therapeutics has been selected to join the Endless Frontier Labs 2022-2023 cohort. This year’s 75 ground-breaking companies were selected amongst a competitive pool of over 1,000 applicants. siRNAgen will be joining as one of 26 that have been selected for the Life Sciences Track.
siRNAgen Therapeutics Selected into 2022-2023 Cohort of Endless Frontier Labs at NYU Stern
siRNAgen Therapeutics, an RNAi therapeutics company with novel extrahepatic siRNA platforms, has been selected to join the Endless Frontier Labs 2022-2023 cohort. This year’s 75 ground-breaking companies were selected amongst a competitive pool of over 1,000 applicants. siRNAgen will be joining as one of 26 that have been selected for the Life Sciences Track.
“We look forward to working with EFL mentors, NYU Stern MBA students, and the rest of the companies selected for the Life Sciences track to fine-tune our pipeline strategy and accelerate our business development efforts,” said June Park of siRNAgen Therapeutics.
Endless Frontier Labs (EFL), a program for early-stage science and technology-based startups at New York University Stern School of Business, is structured to optimize each startup’s chance of scaling into a successful company through a goals-based mentoring process. EFL mentors are experienced entrepreneurs who have built and exited successful companies, world-renowned scientists and technical experts, and well-known venture capital and angel investors.
Over nine months, EFL mentors work with admitted founders to set goals for the startups to accomplish and act as an informal advisory board to guide founders on how best to scale their businesses. Startups making progress can attract financing from investors in the program.
Consistent with its mission as a non-profit, EFL is a founders-first program and charges no equity or fees from participating startups. No NYU affiliation or relocation to NYC is required to participate. The program is appropriate for founders from around the world seeking deep connections to the thriving New York ecosystem or U.S. markets.
“Our mission is to bridge the gap between science and markets. We believe business strategy, validation by scientific peers, and connections to investors are critical for the successful commercialization of scientific breakthroughs. To that end, EFL provides founders access to an unparalleled network of business coaches, scientists, investors, and Stern MBA students to help transform their ideas into high-growth businesses,” said NYU Stern Professor Deepak Hegde, Founding Director of EFL.
More about siRNAgen Therapeutics
siRNAgen Therapeutics is a clinical stage Boston and Korea-based company founded in 2019 developing RNAi-based curative therapies for chronic diseases. siRNAgen’s breakthrough siRNA platform overcomes today’s delivery challenges with excellent safety and efficacy. siRNAgen’s proprietary research engine generates various siRNA platforms that deliver to numerous extrahepatic regions of the body, such as inflamed tissues, the lung, and the brain through various route of administrations such as subQ, IV, topical, and inhaler. Its first-in-class lead candidate, SRN-001 for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is planned for IND in Q4 of 2022.
More About EFL
Endless Frontier Labs (EFL) is a nine-month program at NYU Stern for early-stage science- and technology-based startups. Startup founders are advised by serial entrepreneurs, investors, and technical mentors to accomplish individualized business goals at eight-week intervals. These goals are designed to maximize each startup’s chance of growing into a high-growth business. Startups that fail to make progress can be cut from the program at mentor discretion in order to optimize resources for startups that are excelling. Those that meet their goals are likely to attract investment from EFL mentors, as well as from one of the many venture capital firms that are represented in the program. While companies in the EFL program do not require an NYU affiliation to participate, all companies will benefit from access to and support from NYU scientists and Stern MBA students. Startups can also benefit from access to several in-kind services from EFL’s corporate partners, such as advice on intellectual property issues and related matters from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP and server credits from Amazon Web Services. As EFL is a non-profit academic initiative of New York University’s Stern School of Business, EFL does not take equity or collect fees from startups. Further information and FAQ can be found on EFL’s website and follow us on LinkedIn, and Twitter for regular updates.