Thank You For Your Interest in Start-Up Stadium! Applications Are Now Closed. 


We are currently reviewing all applications and will reach out to applicants regarding their application status in May 2022.

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

By participating in Start-up Stadium, you will benefit from exposure to investors, discounted registration fees, and complimentary access to BIO One-on-One Partnering™.  

What Kind of Exposure do you Receive?

The goal of Start-up Stadium is to increase your start-ups’ engagement and visibility with investors, state and regional affiliates, and early-stage companies at the beginning of their life-cycle. During the BIO International Convention, investor judges will attend live start-up presentations and engage in  Q&A/feedback with start-up finalists.

Start-Up Stadium Finalists have the opportunity to attend the BIO International Convention at discounted rates of $800 per registrant.  However, it is free to apply to be considered for Start-Up Stadium—applications were accepted until April 15, 2022.  Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to meet the finalists and hear their pitches during June 13-16.

Who can participate? Companies that have...

  • Raised less than $10M since inception
  • Previous business pitch or competition experience
  • Fewer than 20 full-time employees
  • Not previously been named a BIO Start-Up Stadium winner

Have additional questions? Download the Start-Up Stadium Pitch Guide Instructions here.