BIGinBIO Program 2024

Over 50% of the worlds’ biodiversity is concentrated in Latin America. Despite significant scientific developments in the region, there are limited projects that translate into concrete impacts or economic value. Thus, The Ganesha Lab has crafted a scale-up program with actual results, which aims to provide entrepreneurs and their companies the chance to make a meaningful and positive impact on the lives of millions worldwide.

Nobody understands Biotech business like we do!

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What are we looking for?

We are looking for early-stage biotech startups from Latin America with the potential and vision to generate global impact that address the following mega-trends: Healthcare access; Aging population/Chronic diseases; Food scarcity/Sustainable production; Emerging threats. More info.

BIGinBIO Program

It is designed as a Life Cycle approach for the scale up and internationalization of biotech startups. The starting point in our Academy is a 6 months scale up program which provides the tools and critical knowledge for your future international success.

After the completion of the Scale up Program, The Ganesha Lab continues to support its portfolio companies for a minimum of three years.

This year, each selected startup of our 9th Cohort will receive an investment of US$100,000, which will allow the participating founders to fully focus on the program.

  • MARCH
    Open call
  • APRIL - MAY
    Pre-Selection
    Announcement: Pre-selected startups
    Interviews + Selection pitch
  • Announcement: Selected startups
  • MAY - JUNE
    Sign agreements + 360° Due diligence
  • JULY TO OCTOBER
    Scale Up Program
    Workshops and Trainings (2 to 3 per week) Individual coaching, mentoring and advising
    Announcement: Soft-landing Selected startups
    Soft-landing US Program
    In virtual format during the last 2 weeks.
    Final Pitch
  • OCTOBER
    BIOHUNT Summit Miami 2024
  • 2025 (TBD)
    BIGinBIO US Market Program
    Exclusive for the 2 startups with the greatest international potential of the generation

What to expect at The Ganesha Lab Academy?

  • 360° Due diligence: Due Diligence in 6 dimensions to identify critical gaps including: Team, Science & Technology, IP & Regulatory; Legal; Finance; Business Model;
  • Scale Up Program: 4-modules covering Business Base Line; Clients & Markets; Global success & scaling; Investors & Capital Raise.
  • Individual meetings with experts and partners (UC Davis Venture Catalyst, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Life Science Nations, Morse IP Law or Agrosuper) to advance in the most critical aspects and milestones
  • Pitch Events in front of national and international investors
  • Soft-landing US Program: Soft-landing US workshops providing critical elements for the internationalization, delivered by our international partners.
  • Access to the BIGinBIO US Program for market validation in the USA for a period of up to two months (only for the 2 startups of the generation with the most potential to internationalize their technologies)”

Testimonials

  • The Ganesha Lab has been a game changer partner for my startup. I have found in the team a highly committed group of professionals ready to share wise and practical advice to make the best decisions in my endeavor. Additionally, the scale up program provided me with solid knowledge about how a scientific-based project could become a profitable company without losing our essence. And most importantly, as a boutique, they have put me on the map of biotech startups and potential investments. Become part of The Ganesha Lab portfolio has been one of the best decisions of my entrepreneur life.
    David Bravo, PhD
    David Bravo, PhD
    CEO & Founder
    Pannex Therapeutics
  • Our experience at The Ganesha Lab has been transformative in every way. From a very early stage, they provided us with the required guidance to develop our project, as well as access to a network of world-class mentors and experts. Their support has been essential for the formation of our advisory board, which includes former global managers from our industry, and for securing Indiebio's investment in 2023. We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to have been part of The Ganesha Lab program. Without their support, we would not have made it to where we are today.
    Matías Figliozzi
    Matías Figliozzi
    CEO & Founder
    Unibaio
  • The Ganesha Lab developed one of the very few science-based startup acceleration programs, and they have the support of mentors who are knowledgeable about the path that biotech startups must follow, which is very particular, and with many stages. Being part of the program allowed me to evaluate my technology in 360 degrees, assess it, validate it and present it without so many obstacles at a global level. The Ganesha Lab is fulfilling its mission of transforming science into a good business, with a team that I admire.
    Anastasia Gutkevich
    Anastasia Gutkevich
    CEO & Founder
    Bifidice
  • Biotech is one of the trending and most promising industries for angel investing! For the evaluation of such projects however we rely on highly specialized teams such as The Ganesha Lab.
    Alejandra Perez
    Alejandra Perez
    President Chile Global Angels
    And Angel Investors
  • Agrosuper is a leading company in food production and marketing in the region. Although our core business is in animal protein, the constant search to satisfy the needs of consumers has led us to innovate. In this sense, the alliance with The Ganesha Lab aims precisely at exploring new technologies, trends and feed solutions for the coming years.
    Rodrigo Arias K
    Rodrigo Arias K
    Corporate Venturing Manager
    Agrosuper
  • Morse is proud to partner with GaneshaLab to support and promote international science and technology startups along their journey to global success.
    Stanley F Chalvire
    Stanley F Chalvire
    Partner
    MORSE
  • The Ganesha Lab Team and its international experts provide comprehensive support not only during the program but far beyond the boutique approach to deliver tailored engagement with all start-ups.
    Wolfgang Schuch
    Wolfgang Schuch
    Angel Investor

Our Partners

  • CIC

    CIC builds and operates a global network of innovation campuses where startups, scale-ups, corporations and public entities connect, work, and grow. Founded in 1999, CIC manages more than 1.2 million square feet of innovation-focused workspace, laboratories, and event space across North America, Europe and Asia. Additionally, CIC develops bespoke programming, builds and enables industry clusters, and provides world-class district consulting—all focused on advancing innovation.

  • Janssen

    At Janssen, we’re creating a future where disease is a thing of the past. We’re the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, working tirelessly to make that future a reality for patients everywhere by fighting sickness with science, improving access with ingenuity, and healing hopelessness with heart. We focus on areas of medicine where we can make the biggest difference: Cardiovascular & Metabolism, Immunology, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Neuroscience, Oncology, and Pulmonary Hypertension

  • UC Davis Venture Catalyst

    UC Davis’ Venture Catalyst facilitates the translation of University research and technology by driving the development of new ventures. UC Davis is known worldwide for its leadership in research leading to new innovations and technologies that are translated to the marketplace through UC Davis startup companies. Venture Catalyst drives the successful development of new ventures.

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Thermo Fisher Scientific’s mission is to enable customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. As the world leader in serving science the company provides unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.

  • Life Science Nation

    Life Science Nation (LSN) has the most comprehensive life science investor database in the world. LSN has also pioneered a unique global partnering event model that matches buyers and sellers based on their specifically stated needs and declared partnering mandate initiatives garnered from one-on-one interviews and curating buyer/seller databases in a selected industry.

  • Morse Law

    Morse focuses exclusively on the core legal services that businesses need to succeed. We help businesses of all sizes — from startups to Fortune 1000 companies — in service areas such as Corporate, IP, Data Privacy, Licensing & Strategic Alliances, Employment, Taxation, and Litigation. With a tradition of excellence and innovation, we offer clients responsive and reliable service, and sound and insightful business advice.

  • Agrosuper

    Agrosuper is a leading company in food production and commercialization in the region. The core business is in animal protein, nevertheless the constant search to satisfy the needs of consumers has led to innovate in terms of product offering and value chain.