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

biopôle

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.

APPLY

BECOME A MEMBER OF STARTLAB

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

A key feature of StartLab pricing is our “pay as you play” flexible pricing model, which requires less funds to get started, reduces risk for investors and lowers dilution for entrepreneurs. 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.

In our pricing model, we also recognize that in year 1 you are just putting your toes in the water. Therefore, Biopôle subsidizes the true costs of a bench and a desk, and this subsidy decreases from year 1 to year 3 as your company matures.

A The fully equipped co-working lab area features 11 stations of 4 individual bench each, 5 shared specialty labs (cell culture, centrifugation, PCR, chemistry and bacteriology), 3 shared general services rooms (autoclave/washing, storage and cold room), an access to a remote FabLab and 11 lab desks. The access to the whole laboratory space is granted as soon as you occupy at least one individual bench (120 cm large) for a minimal period of 3 months. Taking into account 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.

B The fully furnished co-working office area features more than 35 individual working spaces organized over different working environments, access to meeting rooms, a kitchenette and a lounge area. The access to the office space is granted as soon as you occupy at least one individual working space for a minimal period of 3 months. Taking into account 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.

Moreover, by being part of StartLab, you are granted access to a wide suite of professional services such as training, mentoring and conferences. These services are largely subsidized by Biopôle, so you benefit from these pooled highly valuable resources to learn new skills and achieve your goal of becoming a successful life science entrepreneur. Just as importantly, Biopôle recognizes how precious your ownership capital is to your future prosperity, and therefore we do not take any equity in members of StartLab.

Take the first step to turn your vision into a practical reality.

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where we are

AT THE HEART OF THE SWISS HEALTH VALLEY

contact us

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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