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June 10-11 & 14-18, 2021

Start-Up Stadium

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Start-Up Stadium

Start-Up Stadium is designed to provide start-up companies with the opportunity to engage key members of the investment community, venture philanthropy groups, strategic partners, and non-dilutive capital at the world’s largest biotechnology partnering event.


During BIO Digital Week 2021, cutting-edge start-ups from around the world will share a quick pitch on the BIO Innovation Stage showcasing new technologies and therapeutic solutions to a panel of investor judges, followed by live interactive networking. 

Applications are due by April 2.

How Does it Work?

  1. For BIO Digital 2021, stakeholder judges across the biotechnology landscape will view start-up presentations in the new Innovation Stage and engage in Q&A/feedback with the finalists. 
  2. After the event, BIO will collect feedback from start-ups and judges, announce winners, and analyze the increased engagement between stakeholders and early-stage communities. 
  3. In late July 2021, BIO will follow up with finalists for product and investment status and to share our finalists’ success.
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BIO 2020 Start-Up Stadium Prizes

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BIO Prize
Provided by BIO
A one-year membership to the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO).

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Innovation Prize
Provided by Illumina Accelerator
Illumina Accelerator will provide each winner of the 2020 Startup Stadium program with a “fast-track” accelerator application with guaranteed interview, a nomination into the final selection phase for a $10,000 sequencing grant, and a one-hour coaching session. 

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Venture Investor Prize
Provided by Objective Capital Partners
Winning companies receive a private, one-hour advisory discussion with a major biotech venture capital firm (six winners in total).

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Venture Investor Prize
Provided by H.I.G. Capital
Winning companies receive a private, one-hour advisory discussion with a major biotech venture capital firm (six winners in total).

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Legal IP Prize
Provided by Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Each of the 6 winners will receive four hours of complimentary legal services in a specific legal area in which we practice).  Any complimentary legal services are subject to Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP’s standard conflicts check and normal engagement processes.