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OneStart - the world's largest life sciences and healthcare accelerator program

Win $150,000 to launch your healthcare innovation!
Applications are open NOW until 1st DEC 2015!

This is a call to all individuals with an innovative idea for tackling humanity's most pressing healthcare needs. OneStart offers young aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to win $150k in non-dilutive fundingfree 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.

Program graduates have raised over $30 million in follow-on investment from top healthcare venture capitalists.

There is no cost to apply, and applicants retain 100% ownership of their intellectual property and companies.

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 conceptual stage through to those seeking venture capital backing. Moreover we encourage applicants to recruit other scientists, engineers, business students, lawyers, and anyone else with talent, motivation and an interest in healthcare to join your team by browsing our
Co-Founders Hub.

How does it work?

Simply fill out our 2-page
application form. There is no cost to apply. You can check out this link on our Top 5 Tips for reaching the semi-finals for help in structuring your application.

Applications will be reviewed throughout December 2015 and the 35 teams selected for the semi-finals will be invited to attend a two-day Bootcamp in San Francisco on February 19th and 20th, 2016. At the Bootcamp teams will engage in lectures, workshops, practice pitch sessions to healthcare investors and networking opportunities with our mentors and partners.

Each team will also receive 8 weeks of individual mentorship from an industry expert to build out a detailed business plan. The program ends with the Finals Gala in Boston on May 25th, 2016, at which 10 exceptional finalist teams will compete for the grand prize ($150k and free lab space).

Who will you be working with?

You'll be directly interacting with experts from across pharma, biotech, venture capital, management consulting and more.

Learn more about why individuals such as
Matt Foy, 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. 


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