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A group of graduate students is expanding a Boston-based biotech entrepreneurship program across the country, hoping to bring in startup founders who might not otherwise have access to training, networking, and mentorship opportunities.

The new program, Nucleate, is now looking for would-be founders in often-overlooked cities like Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Houston, as well as in seven other cities. Along with entry-level instructions on how to start a company, early-career scientists and business students can find co-founders, get strategic and legal advice, and meet blue-chip investors — without paying a fee or losing equity.

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