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Are you a life science start-up? Pitch to win FREE lab space for 1-year.

Launch Your Innovation

Announcing the second annual pitch competition for life science startups. The winner will receive priority admission and/or renewal to University Lab Partners and 1-year ULP lab space (one (1) - 6ft lab bench) valued at $29,400. Applicants have the opportunity to refine their pitch decks while attending topic-specific webinars. Finalists will be selected by a panel of startup experts and pitch live at the Demo Day on August 24th, 2022, where the winner will be announced.

The life science industry is one that encompasses a wide range of areas. These areas can include companies operating in the fields of drug discovery, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and therapeutics offering innovative products and services.

In 2021, we received 70+ applicants and attracted 180+ attendees at the in-person Demo Day. Read more about last year's winners.

Applications close Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 11:59 PM PST.



Pitch Launch Grow Assets 2022

May - Applications Open
  • May 9, 2022 - Applications Open
  • May 29, 2022 - Applications Close at 11:59 PM PST
June - Pitch Prep
  • Applicants can attend Creating an Investable Startup starting May 31, 2022. The 4-part series is designed to take you through the fundamentals of creating a startup that meets investors' criteria. We will cover the key elements of a pitch deck that will help you tell your story and attract funding, focusing on 3 major areas: business essentials, the market, and financial projections.
July - Judges Review Proposals
  • July 5, 2022 - Deadline to submit final pitches to vetting judges.
    Final pitches should include the usual investor pitch content as well as a slide on what the applicant will use the competition prize for and how it will get their company to their next milestone.
August - Demo Day
  • August 1, 2022 - Finalists will be announced
  • August 24, 2022 - Winners will be announced at the in-person demo day


Priority admission or renewal to University Lab Partners and 1-year ULP lab space (one (1) - 6ft lab bench) valued at $29,400.

Contest Official Rules and Terms Here


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Insperity believes startups/emerging companies/nonprofits are critical to the American economy’s vitality. Insperity provides outsourced human capital management innovation by providing HR solutions to accelerate growth and minimize risk. Building a successful business requires bravery, tenacity, and a commitment to crafting a top-flight workplace culture. It also hinges on getting the foundational stuff right – things like payroll, policies and procedures, employee benefits and employer-related compliance. Insperity can provide HR support designed to help move you closer to your long-term goals. 

Event Details

Sunday, May 29, 2022

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