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OneStart Bio-Entrepreneurship Program for Students and Postdocs

Win $150k to realize your healthcare business idea! Applications are open NOW

Do you have an innovative idea that could tackle humanity's most pressing healthcare needs?

OneStart 2016 is the world's largest life sciences and healthcare accelerator program. Offering young entrepreneurs the chance to win $150kfree lab space and on-going advice from its extensive mentor network drawn from McKinsey and Co., Johnson and Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, SR One, Takeda Ventures and more.

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

There is no cost to apply, and applications are open now until December 1, 2015. Learn more at today and start building your winning team.

Who should participate?

Anyone under 36 years old interested in healthcare entrepreneurship.

Applicants from all disciplines and ideas at all stages of development--from a simple idea to a startup with ample data--are eligible. Moreover  applicants are encouraged 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 the co-founder hub, connecting innovators across the globe.

How does it work?

Again, there is no cost to apply. 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 February 19 and 20 consisting of workshops and networking opportunities with our mentors and partners. Each team also receives 1-on-1 mentorship from OneStart's industry experts over 7 weeks. The program ends with the Finals Gala, at which 10 exceptional finalist teams compete for the grand prize.
Throughout October launches are being held across the world.

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.

If you have any further questions, contact Jess Sutcliffe, marketing director, at or reach out through their discussion forum.

What are you waiting for? Visit todayApplications are open NOW.

A Hopkins start-up called Cogentis Therapeutics even made it to this year's finals. See the video featuring Kent Werner, resident in Neurology, below:


Kelsey Bennett