Translate your research into the real world.
Join us at our official Bay Area Launch Night to learn about OneStart, the world's largest life sciences and healthcare accelerator programme, and the chance to win $150,000 non-dilutive funding for your innovative idea.
OneStart is a call to aspiring entrepreneurs to enter the world’s largest life sciences accelerator programme, with a mission to help you realise your innovative ideas to advance healthcare. OneStart will provide 35 selected teams education and ongoing business mentorship from industry leaders and 10 finalist teams the opportunity to pitch for $150,000 in non-dilutive funding. Several of our teams have been successful in securing follow-on funding, with our alumni raising over $30 million combined.
Program (Tuesday 13th October 2015):
18:30 – Registration opens
19:00 – Opening addresses on the OneStart Accelerator Programme
19:15 – Panel discussion on how to facilitate early-stage life sciences innovation
19:45 – Networking session, with entrepreneurs, industry representatives, investors, and the organisers of OneStart
- OneStart Judge & Senior Investment Director at Takeda Ventures
- OneStart Mentor & Investment Director, Roche Venture Fund
- OneStart Mentor & Serial Entrepreneur
- OneStart Alumni & CEO at Bikanta Corporation
Who should attend?
Science/medical students and researchers
interested in commercialising their ideas
Business, law and other graduate students/young professionals
keen to get involved with the life sciences industries
Software developers and engineers
interested in contributing their technical skills to realising a product
Anyone interested in entrepreneurship
About the OneStart competition:
Applications are open from 1st October until 1st December 2015. We welcome applications from individuals or teams (up to 6 team members) under the age of 36 (as of 31st December 2015). We encourage you to recruit other scientists, engineers, business students, lawyers, and anyone else with talent and motivation to execute a great idea, so don’t forget to browse through our co-founders hub
. We welcome ideas at all stages of development.
Our 35 semi-finalist teams will be directly mentored by experienced industry professionals, connected with venture capital, pharmaceutical, biotech, medtech and digital health executives, and invited to attend a Biotech Bootcamp in San Francisco with workshops from our global partners, including SR One
(corporate venture capital arm of GSK), Johnson & Johnson Innovation
, Takeda Ventures
(corporate venture capital arm of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company), Bristol-Myers Squibb, GSK, Roche, AstraZeneca, MedImmune, Boehringer Ingelheim, Teva Pharmaceuticals, McKinsey & Company,
and Silicon Valley Bank.
Learn more at: www.onestart.co