“Our advisor has been tremendously helpful and has always had answers to our questions. There are not a lot of people who possess her knowledge and are so willing to share it.”—Genine Winslow, founder & CEO, Chameleon Bioscience
The QB3/Rosenman Executive Mentorship program helps California life science and medtech entrepreneurs achieve success by providing them with guidance from seasoned industry executives.
QB3/Rosenman leadership refers participating entrepreneurs to the program. They receive mentorship for up to six months, an average of two hours per week, or more, by mutual agreement. The mentor is granted 0.25% of the company's equity which vests monthly over those six months. If the initial "get to know you" relationship is successful, the parties move to a longer-term, more permanent relationship independent of QB3, ideally a board seat or other formal advisory role.
Karen Boezi is the founding managing director of the program, and a mentor. She meets with entrepreneurs to learn about their company and makes referrals to potential mentors.
At present we have 10 current and former CEOs matched with 15 emerging companies. Several advisors have extensive venture capital investing experience. Collectively, the QB3/Rosenman mentors have created over $3 billion in acquisition value.