Start-Up Stadium: Apply to Pitch

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to showcase your company at BIO IMPACT Digital (Sept 21-22). Start-Up Stadium provides high visibility to early stage emerging biobased companies through rapid, 8-minute pitches judged by a panel of distinguished investors from across the industry landscape. 

Cultivation Corridor
Start-Up Stadium Sponsor

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: 

  • Food and Farm Innovation
  • Sustainable Fuels
  • Biobased Manufacturing 

Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

Criteria to Present

  • Raised an initial funding round since inception
  • Previous business pitch or competition experience (desired, but not required)
  • Fewer than 20 full-time employees  
  • Must have a specific focus in one of these industry categories: Food and Farm Innovation, Sustainable Fuels, Biobased Manufacturing

>>Download Pitch Presentation Guide

Start-Up Stadium in the News

BIOtechNOW Blog Feature from 2019

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July 26, 2019
This year marked the first time BIO’s Start-Up Stadium was part of the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Agtech. The Shark Tank-style forum provided innovators across industrial biotech and agtech unparalleled access to key members of the investment community, venture philanthropy…