OneStart Bio-Entrepreneurship Program for Students/Postdocs in the U.S.

Don’t forget to apply to OneStart – the world’s largest life sciences and healthcare accelerator program


Win $150k to realize your healthcare business idea!

Applications are open NOW until 1st DEC 2015!

This is a call to all individuals with an innovative idea that could tackle humanity’s most pressing healthcare needs.

OneStart offers young entrepreneurs the chance to win $150kfree lab space and on-going advice from our extensive mentor network drawn from McKinsey & Co., Johnson & Johnson Innovation, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, SR One, Takeda Ventures and more.

Many of our graduates have been successful in securing follow-on investment, our alumni raising over $30 million combined!

There is no cost to apply, and applications are open NOW until 1st Dec, 2015.

Learn more at today and start building your winning team.

Who should participate?

Anyone under 36 years old interested in healthcare entrepreneurship.

We welcome applicants from all disciplines and ideas at all stages of development – from a simple idea to a startup with ample data. Moreover we encourage applicants to recruit other scientists, engineers, business students, lawyers, and anyone else with talent and motivation to join your team. Have a fantastic idea but no co-founders; why not assemble your team through our co-founder hub, connecting innovators across the globe.

How does it work?

Again, there is no cost to apply.

Simply fill out our short 2-page application form. Why not check out our article on what makes a great application with our TOP 5 TIPS on how to reach the semi-finals.

Applications are reviewed in Dec 2015 and 35 semi-finalist teams are selected to attend a two-day Biotech Bootcamp based in San Francisco on 19th and 20th Feb 2016. Consisting of workshops and networking opportunities with our mentors and partners. Each team also receives 1-on-1 mentorship from our industry experts over 7 weeks. The program ends with the Finals Gala in Boston on 25th May 2016, at which 10 exceptional finalist teams compete for the grand prize ($150k and free lab space).

Who will you be working with?

You’ll be directly interacting with experts across healthcare and life sciences drawn from pharma, biotech, venture capital, management consulting and more.

Learn more about why individuals such as Matt Foy a partner at SR One (the corporate venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline) and Lynne Murray from MedImmune (the worldwide biologics division of AstraZeneca), are involved with the program on our OneStart Blog.

If you have any further questions feel free to get in touch via or reach us through our dedicated discussion forum.

What are you waiting for? Visit todayApplications are open NOW. There is still plenty of time to apply. Remember no concept is too early stage.

We can’t wait to hear about your ideas.

Best wishes,


Jess Sutcliffe
Marketing Director, OneStart 2016
PhD Candidate, University College London
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology


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