NeuroLaunch is accepting applications to the world’s first accelerator for early stage neuroscience startups.
Atlanta, GA — NeuroLaunch, a new accelerator program for early stage start-ups related to neuroscience, is now accepting applications for its first cohort. Starting in November 2014, up to 10 start-up teams in residence will undergo the 3-month NeuroLaunch accelerator in Atlanta.
These teams will be given access to seed funding, world-class mentors, a tailored curriculum for business model validation, strategic partnerships, and direct introductions to investors. Inspired by successful tech accelerators such as Y Combinator and Rock Health, NeuroLaunch focuses solely on neuroscience-related companies. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until October 1.
“NeuroLaunch ushers in a new era of marrying startup culture with neuroscience,” said Dr. Jordan Amadio, NeuroLaunch co-founder. “We are looking for teams who will interface with the brain and nervous system to change the world in unexpected ways.”
“The NeuroLaunch accelerator process offers a unique opportunity for the growing number of entrepreneurs building on neuroscience ideas. I am excited to be part of the mentor team helping these new startups,” said Dr. Nicholas Boulis, a functional neurosurgeon and pioneering translational stem cell therapy researcher.
NeuroLaunch is unique among accelerators for providing a curriculum, environment, and roster of mentors customized for neuroscience-related businesses. Its intended audience includes researchers looking to commercialize intellectual property, entrepreneurs pursuing neuroscience-related concepts, and spinoff projects from established corporations.
NeuroLaunch seeks to build an international brand for neuro-startup innovation. In February 2015, the first cohort of NeuroLaunch companies will culminate in a Demo Day, where teams will receive direct exposure to venture capitalists, angel investors, and key corporate partners.
Year 1 goal is to launch 15 neuroscience-based start-ups.
October 1, 2014: deadline for receiving applications at NeuroLaunch.com/apply
November 3, 2014: NeuroLaunch accelerator program begins
February 3, 2015: Demo Day (Final NeuroLaunch startup showcase)
The deadline for receiving all applications is October 1st, 2014
We accept (and encourage) rolling submissions.
Thank you for your interest in the NeuroLaunch accelerator program! If you have any questions when filling out this application, please first read through our frequently asked questions page. If you have any questions that are not on this list, please contact us and our team will get back to you promptly.