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Member FAQ

Entrepreneur FAQ

General FAQ (see below) 

How do I partner with/ sponsor OSA?

OSA is interested in working with other institutions and organizations that share its members' passion and interest for fostering and building the life sciences industry in Rhode Island.  OSA is already fortunate to have several terrific sponsors but additional financial sponsorship opportunities are still available. OSA is also willing to consider in-kind services in lieu of or in addition to financial sponsorship from the appropriate type of service providers.  If you are interested in discussing some form of sponsorship then please contact

Are investment meetings open only to investors, SAB members and the presenting entrepreneurs?

Generally yes, although companies who have signed up to certain levels of sponsorship are also entitled to send individuals to each event.  On occasion OSA may also invite certain special guests to attend its investment meetings, including community members, service providers, faculty from local institutions, and other entrepreneurs.

What is the process to join the OSA Scientific Advisory Board?

Selection to the Scientific Advisory Board is by invitation only, at the discretion of OSA management.  In general, SAB members are widely recognized as experts in their respective fields and specialize in technical areas that overlap with OSA's investment objectives.