Newchip Newsletter Series: October 19th-23rd

What’s coming up at Newchip?

See for more information on upcoming Newchip events. All events are scheduled in Central Daylight Time.

Monday, October 19

9:00am-11:00am: 3-Minute Elevator Pitch 1-1 Coaching Workshop #1 [Link]

9:30am-11:30am: Business Advisory Session #1 [Link]

Tuesday, October 20

10:00am-11:00am: PR on a Ramen Budget Workshop [Link]

12:00pm-1:00pm: CPG Focus: B2B Distribution Channels and Marketing Workshop [Link]

1:00pm-3:00pm: Business Advisory Session #2 [Link]

2:00pm-4:00pm: 9-Minute Demo Day 1-1 Coaching Workshop #1 [Link]

4:00pm-6:00pm: Weekly Pitch Deck Review Session #1

Wednesday, October 21

9:00am-11:00am: 3-Minute Elevator Pitch 1-1 Coaching Workshop #2 [Link]

10:00am-11:00am: Alternative Sources of Funding: Government and Corporate Grants Workshop [Link]

4:00pm-6:00pm: Business Advisory Session #3 [Link]

Thursday, October 22

9:00am-11:00am: 9-Minute Demo Day 1-1 Coaching Workshop #1 [Link]

10:00am-11:00am: Equity 101 with Carta Workshop [Link]

2:00pm-4:00pm: Valuation & Modeling Workshop [Link]

4:00pm-6:00pm: Weekly Pitch Deck Review Session #2 

9:00pm-11:00pm: Business Advisory Session #4 [Link]

Friday, October 23

9:00am-10:00am: Bringing Your Product to Market: Lessons Learned Workshop [Link]

12:00pm-1:00pm: How to Pitch Best: The Do’s and Don’t’s Workshop [Link]

2:00pm-4:00pm: Hot Seat + Office Hours Weekly Session [Link]

Other Events in the Startup Ecosystem

Wednesday, October 21- Friday, October 23

WSJ Tech Live [Link]

Newchip Accelerate Podcast!

After months of planning, the team at Newchip is proud to announce the launch of our podcast! Accelerate is a podcast that dives into the depths of the entrepreneurship journey.

From investing to building a company culture, Accelerate strives to shine a light on the many unknowns entrepreneurs face on a daily basis. Through talks with guests, Accelerate will teach you how to approach your investors, company, customers, and role with a fresh perspective. If you want to explore more about our pilot episode, click here for all the details.

New episodes on the podcast will be coming out every otherWednesday, so make sure to mark your calendars! The podcast and our pilot episode is available to listen and download now on all major podcast platforms, including Spotify and iTunes.

Message From Our CEO, Ryan Rafols

If you need to contact me for any reason at any time please text me here: +1 817-345-7282

I’ll use this number through Community App to also send extra resources and motivationals. Testing out their tool, so feel free to send me cool things and resources you find too!

If requesting advice, please include several bullets on the issue, how I can help, connect you, etc. – Ryan

Graduate Spotlight


Altis Biosystems is a biotechnology company that develops, manufactures, and sells services and research tools to accelerate drug development, reducing the time and cost pharmaceutical companies require to access the medicines they need. 

Altis Biosystems successfully finished Newchip’s Seed & Series A program and has led its first successful funding round, which is oversubscribed. Combine the innovative (patent-pending) technology that makes drug discovery, disease modeling, and microbiome research faster, cheaper, and safer, as well as reducing the need for animal testing, with the enthusiasm and determination of Michael, and you have an outstanding startup that is ready to effect real change in this growing industry.

Michael is a former US Army veteran with an extensive business background. He has held positions in sales and project management in the private sector. He also holds a B.S. in Marketing from Penn State University and an MBA degree with a focus on Entrepreneurship from the University of North Carolina at Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Mentor Spotlight

Mahesh is an industry veteran with multiple years of experience in the healthcare and life sciences industries, successfully managing and leading teams within companies to increase revenue, profit, and business growth.

Mahesh has served as the President & CEO of PepVax as well as a Columnist for Pharma IQ and an Adjunct Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Philadelphia University. He has a proven track record of successfully implementing innovative product development projects and is able to break down barriers and provide highly credible leadership to development teams. He also has experience in taking an idea from concept to consumers and considerable knowledge on patents, business plans, fundraising, and incorporation. 

Mahesh earned his Bachelor of Arts in History and Pre-Med at Boston University and received his Masters in Biotechnology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Newchip Quick Tip

Make sure you fill out your Startup Profile form and keep it updated regularly (especially links to your one-pagers and pitch decks). Newchip Investor Relations uses this information internally to help make relevant and meaningful investor introductions.

Helpful Tools… 

See the Partnership Resources page in your program content for more information (Pre-Seed(Seed & Series A)

  • Carta – Manage your cap tables, valuations, investments, and equity plans.
  • – Offer your customers a custom, flexible payment plan checkout option.
  • Airtable – All in one process management tool, helping with building MVPs, product launches, content marketing, and more!

Our Startups in the News!

Must-Read Articles

Below you will find a collection of our must-read articles for this week in relation to the entrepreneurial world. For the best experience, we recommend you grab a cup of coffee, some tea, or heck, just grab a nice, cold beer… Enjoy!

Camilla Kampmann

Camilla Kampmann

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