June 3-6, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

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Empowering the Cutting-Edge Companies of Tomorrow, Today

Start Up Stadium LogoAs the world’s largest biotechnology event, the BIO International Convention provides several specialized opportunities geared towards start-up and emerging companies. The Start-Up Stadium was designed to provide start-up companies with the opportunity to engage key members of the investment community, venture philanthropy groups, and BIO attendees. This area in the BIO Exhibition provides an exciting and interactive experience where investors provide live feedback and judge 6 minute pitches presented by start-up biotech companies.

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2019 Start-Up Stadium Investor Prize Provided by:





2018 Judges    2018 Investor & Subcommittee    

2018 BIO Convention Participants


AcuraStem Inc. 

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics


Babson Diagnostics

BioAesthetics Corporation 

BioHybrid Solutions LLC 

Cabin Labs LLC 

Casterbridge Pharmaceuticals I  


Celldom, Inc 


Context Therapeutics 

Cytosolix, Inc. 

Deep Health

EncepHeal Therapeutics

Encompass Bioscience 

Falcon Therapeutics 


Fluid-Screen, Inc. 

Gemstone BIO

Genomic Expression 

GreenMark Biomedical Inc. 


Lauren Sciences LLC 

Lipid Biologics, LLC 

 Lumme Inc  

MagGenome Technologies Pvt. Lt 


Mekanistic Therapeutics 

Mikro Biyosistemler 

Mirata BioPharma 

Moleculera Labs 

Monarch Biosciences, Inc. 

OcuMedics, Inc. 


OXT Therapeutics 



Regenerative Medical Services  


Scaled Biolabs Inc. 

SFA Therapeutics 

Shifa Biomedical Corporation  

Signia Therapeutics 

Sixal Inc. 

Strand Therapeutics 


WeMED Bio-Tech Inc.


Thank You to Our 2018 Start-Up Stadium Sponsors! 

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BIO had 40 finalists for its third annual Start-Up Stadium event, taking place at the BIO International Convention from June 19th-22nd in San Diego, CA. In 2017, applications were submitted from coast to coast across the United States and countries around the world. The finalists, whose sole purpose is to develop cutting-edge technologies and therapeutic solutions while becoming commercially viable, span 14 U.S. states and the globe – with representation from biotech and pharma hotbed countries such as Canada, Germany, and India.

Applications were judged by experts with entrepreneurial, investment, start-up, economic development, capital formation, and academic backgrounds from both the public and private sectors. The first panel of judges reviewed over 100 applications in order to establish the current pool of 40+ highly-qualified finalists. The second panel will be evaluating the finalists’ during live presentations at the BIO International Convention.


Thank you to our 2018 Start-Up Stadium Prize Providers!

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