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Why BioTools Innovator?

BioTools Innovator is a start up friendly accelerator.


Educational Curriculum

• Cohort-driven webinar series
• Office hours
• Workshops



• Peer network
• Networking events
• Alumni support initiatives



• Feedback & pitch coaching
• One-on-one, goal-driven
• Corporate mentorship
• Intros to additional subject matter experts


Recognition & Visibility

• Distinct/merit
• Opportunities to showcase

resources and funding

Resources & Funding

• Non-dilutive prize funding
• Partnering with investors & business dev representatives

2024 Applications are Closed

Click here if you would like to be notified when applications for 2025 open.

Who Should Apply?


Research Products & Instruments

Companies that manufacture and/or sell kits, assays, reagents and instruments that are used in corporate R&D, drug discovery, manufacturing and academic research. Products are not subject to regulatory approval.


R&D & Manufacturing Services

Companies that provide outsourced services to academic labs and companies in biophrama, diagnostics, agriculture and food at all stages of R&D.



Service providers and companies that manufacture and/or sell diagnostic tests and assays, test components and instruments for diagnostic purposes. Many are FDA regulated.

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Drug Discovery Technologies

Companies utilizing technologies enabling the discovery, development, manufacturing and delivery of drugs.

Common use cases for technologies applying to the program:

Eligibility criteria/What are we looking for?

All early-stage founders developing tools and services for biotechnology, biomedicine, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry are encouraged to apply. Acceptance into the BioTools Innovator accelerator is based on the stage of the startup, with preference for companies that have not yet raised a Series B or established a significant strategic partnership.

Preferably, applicants will have prototypes and some proof of concept evidence, as well as the funds available / runway remaining to execute on current milestones. Founders that have developed an applicable technology, but have not yet formed a company, may still apply. However, they must be incorporated as a company before the start of the Accelerator program.

Companies that are accepted to the program must commit a co-founder, CEO, or appropriate senior member of their leadership team to participate in the four-month virtual accelerator program and be present for the Showcase and Finals in October.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2024 cohort are now closed. If you would like to be notified when applications open for 2025, sign up below.
Have more questions? Watch one of our 2024 info sessions, or view our FAQ’s for answers to common questions.
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