THE BEST START FOR LIFE SCIENCE ENTREPRENEURS

Have you got a great idea for a novel therapy, a ground- breaking diagnostic, or a whole new way of looking at a disease? Now to put that drive and inspiration to work, and turn your vision into a practical reality, you are searching for the perfect environment to nurture your dream.
Welcome to StartLab!

Opening in Q1 2018

About

THE KEYS TO SUCCESS

DISCOVER A vibrant LIFE SCIENCES COMMUNITY

In 2018 StartLab Incubator will open at Biopôle, a life sciences community bringing together industry and academia. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, Biopôle offers a world-class combination of infrastructure, added value services, living space and community engagement where partners can thrive and bring science to life. It hosts more than 50 companies, 25 research units and 1,200 talents dedicated to life sciences.
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THE STARTLAB DIFFERENCE

Flourish in a dedicated life science business environment

700 m2 of shared laboratories

300 m2 of shared office space

Gain financial flexibility and “pay as you play”

Swiss quality at your service

Flourish in a dedicated life science business environment

700 m2 of shared laboratories

300 m2 of shared office space

Gain financial flexibility and “pay as you play”

Swiss quality at your service

StartLab enables life sciences entrepreneurs to take the bold step of moving out of their comfort zone while providing an environment designed to maximize their chances of success.
OUR OFFER

At Biopôle, we have developed what we believe is the optimum offer for a life sciences incubator:

  • Bespoke life sciences-dedicated infrastructure with shared laboratories, equipment and offices which enables
    you to pursue your project as efficiently as possible out of academic environments.
  • An accessible network of life sciences and business experts from whom you can learn and gain new skills and
    knowledge vital for turning an idea into a viable business reality.
  • A dynamic ecosystem in which you can thrive.

Your access to StartLab is granted for periods of 3 months renewable for a maximum period of 3 years. This helps you adjust your spending quarter by quarter as your needs evolve.

A key feature of StartLab offer is our “pay as you play” flexible model, which requires less funds to get started, reduces risk for investors and lowers dilution for entrepreneurs. Moreover, Biopôle recognizes how precious your ownership capital is to your future prosperity, and therefore we do not take any equity in members of StartLab.

A detailed list of our offering will be presented to you in the Service Agreement to be signed with Biopôle SA upon the acceptance of your candidature.

Please click on the icons below to learn more about each feature of our offer.

Lab Infrastructure

The fully equipped co-working lab area features 11 stations of 4 individual benches each, 5 shared specialty labs (cell culture, centrifugation, PCR, chemistry and bacteriology), 3 shared general services rooms (autoclave/washing, storage and cold room), access to a remote FabLab and 11 lab desks.

Access to the whole laboratory space, together with the other features described in the “Services” section, is granted as soon as you occupy at least one individual bench (120 cm large) for a minimal period of 3 months.

In our pricing model, we recognize that in year 1 you are just putting your toes in the water. Therefore, Biopôle subsidizes the true costs of a bench, and this subsidy decreases from year 1 to year 3 as your company matures. Therefore, while the price changes over your incubation period, the individual bench incurs an average price of CHF 1,400 per month over your maximum 3 years of incubation.

Office Infrastructure

The fully furnished co-working office area features more than 35 individual working spaces organized over different working environments, access to meeting rooms, closed personal and company lockers, a kitchenette and a lounge area.

Access to the office space, together with the other features described in the “Services” section, is granted as soon as you occupy at least one individual working space for a minimal period of 3 months.

In our pricing model, we recognize that in year 1 you are just putting your toes in the water. Therefore, Biopôle subsidizes the true costs of a desk, and this subsidy decreases from year 1 to year 3 as your company matures. Therefore, while the price changes over your incubation period, the individual work space incurs an average price of CHF 400 per month over your maximum 3 years of incubation.

Services

In addition to the pay-per-use infrastructure model, a suite of administrative services are offered, so that you can remain focussed on your innovative day-to-day activities. These include:

  1. Secretary and administrative support.
  2. Fibre-optic internet and remote server access (in collaboration with BrainServe and EdifiCom).
  3. Grouped purchasing system for both office and laboratory consumables (invoices are to be paid individually).
  4. Washing services and waste management for the laboratory area.
  5. A stock of common glassware and routine lab chemistry products.
Training

At StartLab, you have access to a range of professional services that Biopôle brings to your doorstep in collaboration with its strategic partners. This includes tailored business and management training whereby the objective is to accompany you from concept to business realization. The training sessions will include online and physical seminars, and cover topics such as innovation, product launch, entrepreneurial spirit, management, marketing, and more, all tailored to a dynamic life sciences market.

This service is part-subsidised by Biopôle and further details on the Training offer will follow soon.

Entrepreneurs Club

At StartLab, you have access to a range of professional services that Biopôle brings to your doorstep in collaboration with its strategic partners. This includes exclusive access to StartLab’s Entrepreneurs Club where you can network and establish valuable relationships with seasoned life sciences business experts. The Club features a mix of formal and informal workshops, lunches and gatherings where experts share insights and provide guidance both in group and in one-to-one settings. Depending on your needs, you can also engage the Club experts as consultants on a project or time basis.

Further details on the Entrepreneurs Club offer will follow soon.

Biopôle Ecosystem

In joining StartLab you also become a full member of the Biopôle ecosystem and life sciences community and therefore benefit from the existing services, events and activities.

Biopôle has put together, and continuously develops, a suite of services and benefits for Biopôle members which foster professional development, collegiate collaboration and personal relationships.

In collaboration with our academic neighbours CHUV and UNIL, Biopôle offers its community members the opportunity to take advantage of existing research infrastructure and privileged access to the various life sciences platforms and laboratories. Please click on the following link to know more about the Technology Platforms & Services @ Biopôle.

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BECOME A MEMBER OF STARTLAB

The access to StartLab is pending the admission of your candidature by StartLab Advisory Board.

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AT THE HEART OF THE SWISS HEALTH VALLEY

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StartLab
c/o Biopôle SA
Secteur Croisettes / Bâtiment SC-A
Route de la Corniche 4
1066 Epalinges - Lausanne
Switzerland
T. +41 21 651 90 00

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