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Start-Up Stadium at BIO 2017


Mon Jun 19 15:00:00 GMT 2017 - Fri Jun 23 00:00:00 GMT 2017


San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101


Start-Up Stadium was designed to provide start-up companies with the opportunity to access key members of the investment community, venture philanthropy groups, strategic partners, and non-dilutive capital at the world’s largest biotechnology event.
By participating in Start-up Stadium, you will benefit from exposure to investors, discounted registration fees, and complimentary access to BIO One-on-One Partnering™.

How to Participate & Steps for Submission
  1. Review the criteria and submit an application at
    1. Application period: March 20 – April 7
    2. Finalists will be notified by April 21
  2. Once accepted, all you pay is the $699 (savings of $2,300+) fee per start-up that includes access to BIO One-on-One Partnering, registration, and your pitch session to investors. ($3,000+ value!)
What Kind of Exposure Will You Receive?

The goal of Start-up Stadium is to increase start-ups’ engagement and visibility with investors, state and regional affiliates, and early-stage companies at the beginning of their life-cycle.
During BIO 2017, investor judges will attend live start-up presentations and engage in Q&A/feedback with start- up finalists. Finalists will participate in one of five sessions in 2-3 days in San Diego among 40 companies (Pitch->Feedback->Turnaround).
After the BIO International Convention, BIO will collect feedback from start-ups and judges, and analyze the increased engagement between investors and early-stage communities. In late July, BIO will follow up with finalists for product and investment status and share our finalists’ success!

Who Can Participate in Start-Up Stadium: Companies that have…
  • Raised less than $10M since inception
  • Previous business pitch or competition experience 
  • Fewer than 20 full-time employees
  • No previous experience in BIO Partnering 

Submit today to be featured in an innovative space to drive start-ups and investors to engage and explore potential opportunities for cutting-edge

If you have any questions, please reach out to Nareg Sagherian at or via phone at 202.292.4666.

Price of Admission