BIO World Congress

Sep 20-23, 2020・Raleigh, North Carolina

Start-Up Stadium

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The Start-Up Stadium @ BIO World Congress provides high visibility to early-stage emerging companies. During the sessions, 30 start-up companies across 6 sessions will share their new technologies and value proposition through formal 8-minute presentations followed by a 6-minute Q&A to an audience of investors, analysts and strategists from across the value chain.  



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
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How Does it Work?

Start-Up Stadium accepts applications from early-stage companies based on 6 industry categories:

  • Advances in Genome Editing and Genomics
  • Ingredients for a Healthier Tomorrow
  • Sustainability and the Future of Food
  • New Frontiers in Bioenergy
  • Transforming Global Markets
  • Renewable Chemicals For a Sustainable Planet
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BIO World Congress 2019 Start-Up Stadium Winners


Agricultural Technologies Winner

Seattle, Washington


Agricultural Technologies Winner

Ankeny, Iowa


Renewable Chemicals and Bio-based Products Winner

Gross-Wen Technologies
Ames, Iowa


Renewable Chemicals and Bio-based Products Winner

Madison, Wisconsin

Nareg Sagherian
Nareg Sagherian
Director, Investor Relations & Programming