Ready. Set. Start-Up Stadium. Apply to Compete at BIO Impact!

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to showcase your company during Start-Up Stadium @ BIO Impact.  Start-Up Stadium provides high visibility to early-stage emerging biobased companies through rapid, 5-minute pitches judged by a panel of distinguished investors from across the industry landscape. 

Start-up Stadium judges come from the public and private sectors with collective expertise in early-stage investing, entrepreneurship, the start-up landscape, and biobased technology space. Presenters will receive immediate feedback and, potentially, funding to grow their businesses for years to come.   

We are now accepting applications from emerging agriculture and environment start-ups focused in one of these industry areas: 

  • Address climate change and food security
  • Improve regulatory and approval processes to promote innovation
  • Increase market access and acceptance

Application Deadline: 5:00 pm ET, July 10, 2023




Criteria to Present

  • Raised less than $10 million since inception
  • Fewer than 20 full-time employees  
  • Must have a specific focus in one of these biotechnology industry categories: Food and Farm Innovation, Sustainable Fuels, Biobased Manufacturing
  • Must not be a previous BIO Start-Up Stadium winner
  • Previous business pitch or competition experience (desired, but not required)

Download Pitch Presentation Guide  


Benefits of Participation in Start-Up Stadium: 

  • Connect with capital: Engage with key members of the investment community, venture philanthropy groups, strategic partners, and non-dilutive capital at BIO Impact.
  • Network strategically: Meet with state and regional affiliates as well as early-stage companies at the beginning of their life-cycle at BIO Impact.
  • Gain expert feedback: During Start-Up Stadium, investor judges will attend start-up presentations and do live Q&As with start-up finalists.


Information on Past Winners:

#BIOWC19 Start-Up Stadium Winners Announced
BIO Impact Digital 2020 Start-Up Stadium Winner

Contact with any questions.