SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- BioSpace.com, the leading hubsite for the life sciences, and StartUp University, today announced they have formed a partnership focusing on helping gifted scientists build startups. StartUp University helps entrepreneurs navigate the first steps of creating a venture-backed company. In this unique partnership, BioSpace.com and StartUp University will produce a series of live "how to" seminars for biotechnology and life science entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area. The seminars will focus on the unique needs of early-stage biotech start-up companies. As scientific discoveries surface, entrepreneurs must address various business issues requiring skills that they may not be equipped with. "Our new seminars will provide entrepreneurs with the tools necessary to progress effectively in a competitive market," said Aylene Lambert, BioSpace.com's Start-Up Channel director. "This partnership between our communities will help build the next generation of life science start-ups." Industry experts including leading venture capitalists that invest in the biotechnology and life science industry will present each seminar. This will provide significant value to entrepreneurs in the field, through those who understand the unique challenges faced by biotech entrepreneurs. In most cases, the presenter has successfully built, or worked in, a biotech startup. "Our goal is to help brilliant scientists feel as comfortable in a business suit as they do in a lab coat," said Wayne A. McDonell, StartUp University's founder. "Through this series of seminars we hope to provide entrepreneurs with the knowledge necessary to make this transition." The series of seminars will feature venture capitalists discussing topics including business planning, investor presentations, raising venture capital and protecting intellectual property. The live seminars will be recorded, archived and accessible online later this year through BioSpace.com's Start-Up Channel (http://www.biospace.com/startup/index.cfm) , in a Pay-per-view format. BioSpace.com began offering a host of services aimed at supporting the efforts of life sciences entrepreneurs through its Start-Up Channel earlier this summer. The BioSpace.com Start-Up Channel was developed with the goal of accelerating innovation in the industry by focusing on the unique needs of those involved with creating life sciences start-up companies. About Startup University Startup University (http://www.StartupUniversity.com) educates entrepreneurs locally and online. Startup University campuses host educational seminars featuring industry VIPs, such as Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, or other startup professionals. Each live seminar is archived and available via subscription to entrepreneurs globally via the Internet. About BioSpace.com BioSpace.com (http://www.biospace.com) is the global hubsite for the life sciences industry, providing a vertical portal for information, product and services. BioSpace.com attracts over 2.2 million page views per month from over 600,000 unique visitors seeking news & information, business and scientific content, investment data, company profiles, job postings, real-estate listings, and event listings. Additionally, the company delivers customized e-commerce portal solutions for the industry, combining a procurement platform with the information services delivered through its global hubsite. Its innovative business-to-business (B2B) supply solution was developed and piloted cooperatively with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The company is dedicated to accelerating discovery in the life sciences by facilitating exchange crucial to the industry through the application of Internet technology.