June 8-11, 2020 | San Diego, CA

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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. Interested? Check out the Start-Up Stadium Overview!

Participate in the 2020 Start-Up Stadium

Applications will open soon! View the 2020 Planning Timeline for more information about how you can participate in San Diego.



Congratulations to the BIO 2019 Start-Up Stadium Winners!



The expert panel of stakeholder judges have selected the finalists for the BIO 2019 Start-up Stadium! Session times will be scheduled in the coming weeks, so check back often and add the ones you want to see to your personalized myBIO agenda. 


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2019 Start-Up Stadium


 Meet our panel of investor judges for Start-up Stadium! Gain access to these talented industry leaders who will be providing live feedback across the entire early-stage lifecycle.


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Tuesday, June 4: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM 

Wednesday, June 5: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Thursday, June 6: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM  


Meet Previous Start-Up Stadium Participants:

Company Type: Immuno-Oncology
Location: New York, NY
Year Founded: 2012
Founder: Peter Leonardi, Ph.D, MBA
Participation Year: 2016


 Company Type: Began with Infectious Disease/Diodefense then pivoted to Immuno-oncology
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Year Founded: 2008
Founders: Scott Dessain & Gregory Licholai
Participation year: 2015


 Company Type: Anti-Viral Therapeutics
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Year Founded: 2015
Founder: Rajiv Khosla, Ph.D.
Participation year: 2015 

  SyntheX, Inc. 

 Company Type: Therapeutics
Location: San Francisco, CA
Year Founded: 2016
Founders: Maria Soloveychik & Charly Chahwan
Participation year: 2016

 Dermala, Inc. 

 Company Type: Consumer Health
Location: San Diego,CA
Year Founded: 2014
Founders: Lada Rasochova, PhD, MBA
Participation year: 2016



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