WHAT

 

BioStars is a life and health sciences comprehensive acceleration vehicle aimed at enabling the bio-entrepreneurs of tomorrow to turn their scientific ideas into marketable products.


The BioStars competition comprises of two distinct streams:

OPEN STREAM

Turn your own scientific ideas into marketable products. The competition is open to ideas and business models across all life science and health care disciplines at any developmental stage.

STRUCTURED STREAM

In this stream, distinguished early career scientists and entrepreneurs are invited to work jointly on novel preclinical high impact projects within the areas of: Therapeutics, Medtech, Diagnostics & Future Health Technologies and Genomics & Digital Health. The projects are proposed and co-jointly mentored by our industrial, academic and translational partners and they will form a core to what can become a future success story.


SUPPORT

BioStars provides extensive support for the competing teams to help create successful life science businesses.

  •  Each team works closely together with mentors from our academic and industry partners – leading biotechnology, pharmaceutical, consultancy, intellectual property, law and venture capital organisations. Several mentors from different disciplines are assigned to each team such that all aspects of their business model can be overseen by specialists.

  • During two workshops, leading industry professionals and bio-entrepreneurs share their experience in founding and running companies. Presentations are complemented by discussion rounds, networking opportunities and one-on-one mentoring sessions.


 

BENEFITS

£30 000

Non-dilutive prize to get your Proof-of-Concept off the ground

INFRASTRUCTURE

Facilitated Lab and Office Space

4D MENTORSHIP AND ONGOING SUPPORT

Scientific, Business Development, Legal/IP, Investment/VC

WAIVING CROWDFUNDING LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE FEES

 

 

 

Track Record

WHO

The competition is open to post-graduate and MBA students, academics, industry professionals and other aspiring entrepreneurs with relevant skillsets. We welcome applications from individuals or teams. Use the BioStars entrepreneurship platform to either recruit other entrepreneurs to broaden your existing team’s skillset or to look for a team to build or join.

 

WHEN AND WHERE

 

  • Oct 2016: Applications for business proposals open
  • Nov 2016: Info-sessions
  • 7th Dec 2016: Applications for business proposals close
  • 19th Dec 2016: Notification of Finalists
  • 21st Jan 2017: Mentoring Workshop I: Lead Mentors
  • 11th Feb 2017: Mentoring Workshop II: Specialist Mentors  University of Oxford
  • March 2017: Grand Finale, University of Oxford