Applications for 2024 open in November
Why BioTools Innovator?
BioTools Innovator is a start up friendly accelerator.
• Cohort-driven webinar series
• Office hours
• 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
• Opportunities to showcase
Resources & Funding
• Non-dilutive prize funding
• Partnering with investors & business dev representatives
Applications for 2024 Open in November
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.
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 2022 (date TBA).