We fund startups that set out to create a better future with biology as a technology. This means, we’re interested in commercially viable biotechnology that solves a problem, as apposed to pure research. This could be a digital health app, consumer biotechnology, bio-energy, food, novel medicines, diagnostic tools or cellular factories, hardware and bioinformatics – anything cool you can make with biology!
You will receive investment of $100,000 for just 8% equity in your biotech startup and you will have a world leading VC on your cap table to assist in getting follow on investment, . This investment comprises of $50,000 in cash, which can be spent on the company as you see fit and $50,000 in programme costs which will cover all the awesome resources provided by RebelBio over the course of the programme. These resources include BSL-2 Facility, access to world class mentorship and the potential access to follow on investment via RebelBio exposure and events.
Post program companies can access a further 25k at an uncapped valuation if they meet the criteria for follow on.
You also get to access great perks such as access to RebelBio partners’ services to set up a company, have all your legal and IP questions answered, co-working spaces and much more. You’ll get early exposure to vetted investors and invaluable opportunities to make lasting business connections, receive mentorship and pitch training to take you further faster.
Of course, we’ll also throw you an amazing Demo Day! This is your big day when you can show off your fantastic successes during the accelerator and pitch to angel investors and venture capitalists at the end of the program.
Yes. We require that you be primarily based Cork during the program to benefit from the programme. You’ll be able to take advantage of the numerous learning opportunities, networking, coaching and of course, make the most of the precious time in the lab – the clock is always ticking in startup world! RebelBio is a major commitment for us and for you – be prepared for a wild and life-changing ride!
Very much so. All you need to apply is an idea and a good team, but demonstrating your efforts since you had this idea helps. We’ll assist you with all the rest.