PRIZE
  • COMPETETION PRIZE
  • £30 000
  • Non-Dilutive To Get Your Proof-Of-Concept Off The Ground
  • INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Facilitated Lab And Office Space
  • 4D MENTORSHIP AND ONGOING SUPPORT
  • Scientific, Business Development, Legal/IP, Investment/VC
  • WAIVING FEES FOR SEVERAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
  • PROVIDED BY OUR PARTNERS
  • apply for trinity 2018 open stream
  • apply for trinity 2018 structured stream
  • ABOUT THE ACCELERATOR
    When founders and Panaceans get together to de-risk their baby unicorns! The best ideas and exceptional teams are invited to join our Accelerator where they compete for our non-dilutive grand prize while getting their companies into the best possible shape. 

    The PanaceaStars Accelerator is comprised of two distinct streams:

    OPEN STREAM
    Turn your own scientific ideas into marketable products. The competition is open to ideas and business models across all deep science disciplines at any developmental stage.

    STRUCTURED STREAM
    In this stream, distinguished early career scientists and entrepreneurs are invited to work jointly on novel impact projects within themes proposed by blue chips. The projects are proposed and co-jointly mentored by our industrial, academic and translational partners, and will form the core to future success stories.
     
     
    PanaceaStars provides extensive support for the competing teams to help create successful life science businesses. Each team works closely together with mentors from our academic and industry partners – leading industrial, consultancy, intellectual property, law and venture capital organisations. Several mentors from different disciplines are assigned to each team such that all aspects of their business model can be overseen by specialists.
    During the course of the accelerator, leading industry professionals and sci-entrepreneurs share their experience in founding and running companies. Presentations are complemented by discussion rounds, networking opportunities and one-on-one mentoring sessions.
     
    timeline
    1st Dec 2017
    Official Launch Of PanaceaStars Call
    Jan And Feb 2018
    PanaceStars En Tour (Formal And Casual Information Sessions).
    Feb 2018
    International Mini-Accelerators
    18th Feb 2018
    Applications Deadline
    25th Feb 2018
    Notification Of Finalists
    24th March 2018
    Landing Workshop
    27th-30th April 2018
    Accelerator Bootcamp
    27th May 2018
    Pitching Practice And Business Plan Submission
    13th June 2018
    Finale Gala Dinner And Accelerator Winners Selected
    20th June 2018
    Offers Made For Shortlisted Applicants To Join The Elevator And Start Of Final Due Diligence
    15th July 2018
    Elevator Official Start

    where ?

    • Virtual - University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    when ?

    • Application deadline: 18 FEB 2018
    judges
    2017

    MICHAEL MARTIN

    CEO

    IAN CAMPBELL

    DIRECTOR OF HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES

    DAVID GRAINGER

    MANAGING PARTNER

    MARIA DAHL

    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

    MELISSA HANNA-BROWN

    HEAD OF TECH AND INNOVATION

    ADAM ZERDA

    STRATEGIC MARKETING & INNOVATION

    MINA BEKHEET

    CEO & FOUNDER

    2016

    GRAEME MARTIN

    CEO

    PAUL-PETER TAK

    CHIEF IMMUNOLOGY OFFICER

    ERIK NORDKAMP

    UK COUNTRY DIRECTOR

    RUTH MCKERNAN

    CHIEF EXECUTIVE

    ANDREA MICA

    MANAGING PARTNER

    HARM-JAN BORGELD

    DIRECTOR OF ALLIANCE MANAGEMENT

    MINA BEKHEET

    PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

    what ?

      • During the first half of the boot camp, the teams selected based on their applications meet with their Lead Mentors (Scientific and Business Development) for the first time face-to-face to discuss different aspects of the business drafts. Discussions with the mentors continue until the final submission of the business plans. Networking breaks are scheduled.
      • The second part of the boot camp gives the teams the opportunity to work more comprehensively on their business plan drafts along with Specialist Mentors (Legal and Investment). Discussions with these mentors will also continue until the final submission of the business plans. as well. The workshop is complemented by presentations and a discussion round featuring recent successful biotech start-ups. There are also networking breaks with representatives from the PanaceaStars partners.
       

    who ?

      • The competition is open to post-graduate and MBA students, postdocs and lecturers, group leaders and principal investigators, industry professionals and other aspiring entrepreneurs with relevant skillsets. We welcome applications from individuals or teams. Use the PanaceaStars entrepreneurship platform to either recruit other entrepreneurs to broaden your existing team’s skillset or to look for a team to build or join.
       
       
       

    OPEN STREAM

    Turn your own science into a disruptive venture.

    STRUCTURED STREAM

    Use your technical expertise to build an asset around an industry-proposed theme.

    WE ARE THE GLOBE’S EARLY STAGE DEEP SCIENCE TRANSLATION AND INVESTMENT HOME. WE WORK WITH THE WORLD’S BEST MINDS TO KICKSTART AND GROW IDEAS INTO PRODUCTS THAT ADDRESS REAL HUMANKIND NEEDS VIA NOVEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. WE PROVIDE THE COMPLETE TOOLKIT OF EARLY STAGE INVESTMENT, R&D, BUSINESS SUPPORT, MENTORSHIP, INCUBATION AND TOP-NOTCH INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS.