Singularity University is partnering with Triple Ring Technologies to mentor and develop select synthetic biology teams between May and August 2012. They are looking for promising biotechnology entrepreneurs who we can help to incorporate and develop products and services that can be made and tested in a short amount of time (three months), and with little capital (on average less than $50k).
Needs more assembly than breakthrough invention (development, not research); Can be advanced to a working demo in 3 months (seeing is believing); Is understandable to general audiences (non-experts); Has identifiable customers and markets; Has few or no regulatory barriers; Catches people’s attention, usually in a positive way; High profit and growth potential. We will provide: Access to a professional biology lab; DIYbio and maker facilities; Summer Funding (May through August); Incorporation; Business mentorship; Technical mentorship; Insights into exponential technologies; A community of other entrepreneurs like you; Support and inspiration.
What They’re looking for: Emerging, passionate bio-entrepreneurs who are ready to work hard and have fun. Completion of a short application that tells us who you are, explains your big idea, and outlines what you need to be successful. If your idea and team are promising, one or more interviews as a next step in the process. If accepted, a detailed summary that will help you hit the ground running. Relocation to the SF Bay Area to develop your idea and company between May and August 2012. More details: http://singularityu.org/launchpad/