The Lumira Ventures Venture Innovation Program

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With the establishment of Lumira Ventures Fund IV, the largest life sciences focused venture fund ever raised in Canada, we launched our Lumira Ventures Venture Innovation Program (Lumira VIP).  The Lumira VIP is designed for a select and highly qualified group of Canadian students from leading academic institutions who want to gain exposure to life sciences venture capital and start-ups, and are committed to pushing the future of life sciences innovation forward.

This is not a summer internship, but rather an immersive 6-12 month program designed to offer you the opportunity to participate in the full lifecycle of life sciences venture innovation and investment via many different engagements across science, medicine, business, strategy, and operations. This is also the opportunity for you to showcase and highlight the best-in-class people, research and innovations from your soon-to-be alma mater.  By working hand in hand with seasoned industry professionals from all dimensions of the life sciences ecosystem, you will gain first-hand knowledge and insights into the challenges, opportunities, processes and people shaping the future of healthcare innovation in Canada and around the globe.

We believe in investing in homegrown talent and are committed to doing so by offering an unparalleled entrepreneurial experience and access to top-tier mentor networks in the industry that is extremely important for both the restart of the Canadian economy and potentially the next chapter of your career. At Lumira, we are committed to creating an inclusive culture built on the foundation of respect for all individuals and we celebrate diversity of all kinds. The Lumira VIP will strive to ensure that students from all backgrounds, including those historically marginalized and underrepresented within the venture capital industry will have the opportunity to participate in the program. Ultimately, our goal is that the Lumira VIP facilitate and support building a tight-knit, inclusive community across Canada that will provide a more diverse future for Canadian students and our industry.

Please note: Our application process for the first cohort is over but you can make your submission for the second cohort here as we continue to bring people on throughout the year.