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13 November 2015

BioStars Competition

BioStars
BioStars

A biotech business plan competition aimed at enabling the bio-entrepreneurs of tomorrow to turn their scientific ideas into commercial products!

BioStars is open to postgraduates, MBA, professionals, with a scientific background and an eye for business, who can participate as individuals or in teams. Participants can apply with already a project in mind (Open stream section) or can collaborate with our partners on outlined high impact projects (Structured stream section). After the Kick-off meeting on the 14th of November, there will be two workshops with senior mentors (among our partners: Astra Zeneca, OBN, Stevenage BioScience Catalyst, Imperial Innovations, ISIS Innovation, CrowdCube, to mention some).

The final prize for the winners are 30,000£+ funding, facilitated lab & office spaces, 4D mentoring, waiving CrowdCube legal and administrative fees, as well as free admission to the BioTrinity 2016 conference.

More details about the programme can be found at: http://www.oxfordbiotech.org/biostars-about/

Key dates:
14th November 2015 - Kick-start workshop (Said Business School, Oxford-Eventbrite tickets)
29th November 2015 - Application deadline
7th December 2015 - Notification of Finalists
12th December 2015 - Mentoring Workshop I
16th January 2016 - Mentoring Workshop II
19th March 2016: Grand Finale

The applications are open until the 29th of November!

For any question don't hesitate to get in touch with Vinton Cheng (OB Biostars Project Manager) -vinton.cheng@oxfordbiotech.org!


Alongside the competition Oxford Biotech will be also running the OB360° educational programme, consisting of a series of weekly evening seminars on bioentrepreneuship given by world renowned industry and academic leaders. Learn more about OB360 here.


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