Start-Up Stadium

Start-Up Stadium

Start-Up Stadium was 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 event.

This area in the BIO Exhibition provides an exciting and interactive experience where stakeholders provide live feedback and judge 6 minute pitches presented by start-up biotech companies.

At least 50 start-ups will be featured in an innovative space to drive stakeholders and start-ups to engage and explore potential synergies for cutting edge achievements at the BIO International Convention.

BIO 2020 Start-Up Stadium Key Dates
Applications Now Open!

Companies typically have:

  • Raised less than $10M since inception
  • Previous business pitch or competition experience
  • Fewer than 20 full-time employees
  • No previous experience in BIO One-on-One Partnering™ at BIO events
BIO 2018 Start-Up Stadium Pitch

How Does it Work?

During the BIO International Convention, stakeholder judges across the biotechnology landscape will attend live start-up presentations and engage in Q&A/feedback with the finalists. Finalists will participate in at least one of five sessions over 3 days among 50 companies.

After the BIO International Convention, BIO will collect feedback from start-ups and judges, announce winners, and analyze the increased engagement between stakeholders and early-stage communities. In late July, BIO will follow up with finalists for product and investment status and share our finalists’ success!

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BIO 2019 Start-Up Stadium Winners

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Therapeutics Winner

ClostraBio
Chicago, Illinois

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Therapeutics Winner

EndoBetes
New York, New York

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Therapeutics Winner

Kaydence Pharma
Osla, Norway

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Biomanufacturing Winner

ChromaTan
Lower Gwynedd Township, Pennsylvania

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Food/Agriculture Winner

MNI, Inc.
Downington, Pennsylvania

Nareg Sagherian
Nareg Sagherian
Director, Investor Relations & Programming
BIO