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Get funding for your Startup - Apply to Bio-start 2016 Accelerator

Get funding for your Startup - Apply to Bio-start 2016 Accelerator


£100k equity free cash prize. Free lab space. Getting funding for your startup couldn't be easier. 

A Big Prize for Small Companies with Global Ambitions in Engineering Biology

Are you looking to challenge yourself and work outside your comfort zone? 

Would you like to make a difference? 

Bio-start is the UKs first accelerator to commercialise the engineering of biology. Bio-start is committed to helping aspiring entrepreneurs looking to solve significant global problems through synthetic biology.  

Bio-start is a not-for-profit competition open to all industries. 

There is no matched funding requirement 

Want to get involved?  

Engage: Register your interest by Friday 14th October. 

 Apply: Tell us about your business using our application form. Applications close 31st December 2016.

Here’s what to expect if you get accepted into the 2016 accelerator programme:   

Boot camp: The competition starts with a one-day boot camp of workshops and a networking session for teams and mentors to meet.  

Mentoring: All entrants accepted into programme will receive substantial mentoring and exposure to global business and VC network 

Pitching: The finalists will pitch at an evening ceremony in front of selected judges and invited audience. The event provides PR and networking opportunities for all those taking part in the competition 

Corporate backing: Bio-start and our startups are supported by Cambridge Consultants, Gen9, Keltie, Imperial Innovations and Twist Bioscience.   

Zero equity cash prizes: We hold a competition to award startups in the cohort with a share of £100,000, no equity is taken.  

Open to all: Anyone can apply. Whether you have a team hard at work making your idea a reality, or you’re a solo founder, we want to meet you! 

If you win! 

    The prize is an ~ £200k package

    There is a £100k equity free cash prize

    Six months’ free laboratory space

    £25k laboratory consumables

    £15k professional services

    This is non-dilutive funding and no equity taken

Learn more about the Bio-start competition 

Applications close 31st December 2016. Don’t miss out register your interest now. 

Best regards 

The Bio-start Team


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