On June 26, 2020, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), a Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) member, announced the winners of its 2020 Start-Up Stadium competition. The competition had 30 finalists that were evaluated during BIO Digital in June, by expert judges with backgrounds in investment, entrepreneurship, start-ups, economic development, capital formation, and academia. Five winners were chosen based on their commercially viable cutting-edge technologies and therapeutic solutions. Competition winners will receive:
- A one-year membership in BIO;
- Four hours of complimentary legal services;
- One-hour advisory discussion with two venture capital firms; and
- A “fast-track” accelerator application and nomination into the final selection phase for up to a $10,000 sequencing grant.