Venture Innovation Program (VIP)

Frequently Asked Questions

Lumira Ventures is a leading multi-stage life sciences investment firm operating across Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, and Boston. By partnering with mission-driven entrepreneurs, Lumira helps build companies harnessing rapidly evolving advancements in medicine and develop transformative biotherapeutic and medical device products for patients while delivering strong financial returns for our investors and meaningful economic value and impact for society.
We believe in empowering young professionals and investing in the next generation of homegrown talent to foster the future of impactful leadership. We recognize the value of direct exposure and hands-on knowledge and are committed to creating inclusive opportunities for young professionals by offering an unparalleled entrepreneurial experience and community that will provide a more diverse and influential future for the next generation of Canadian leaders.
- Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
- Student in the final years of a PhD, MBA or MD program or recent graduates engaged in post-doctoral research or residency programs, with a strong background in the life sciences.
Candidates can work remotely from anywhere in Canada and will have opportunities for in-person interactions with the Lumira team if logistics allow.
To get the true benefit of the program, the candidates are expected to participate for at least 6 months and commit 10-15h per week. Participants must be available to join some meetings during business hours, the timing of which can be flexible.
Participants will be entitled to a monthly stipend.
  • Screen and Evaluate Deal Opportunities
  • Perform Market Analyses
  • Participate in Deal Processes
  • Direct Industry Investment
  • Hands-On Investment Diligence Knowledge
  • Meaningful Network Connections

Venture Innovation Program Alumni

Alice Luo, Ph.D.

VIP 2021-2022 - Lumira Ventures, Analyst

Alyssia Watkin

VIP 2021 - Lumira Ventures, Director of Communications and Investor Relations

Adithya Shankar, Ph.D.

VIP 2022 - 2023
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