| About the Program |
To the next frontier of Biotech
We are launching the first ever AI open program aimed at early stage Biotech companies at the intersection of engineering, science & biology.
We're looking for world-class startups who are creating software-enabling biotech companies with the potential to make incredible advances in the world of biology and life science.
| Our Mission |
Our Mission is to find the next generation of world-class entrepreneurs who are creating biotech companies at the intersection of engineering and biology, and provide those founders with the right strategies, the knowledge, the connections and structure necessary to build a life science company.
NODES BIO is founded by venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in the BIO space who have built and invested in iconic companies as well as academics; NODES will spend a single intense month with them to help them craft a strategy to a successful launch.
We're especially interested in innovative startups building solutions within the thematic areas below, as well as within healthcare delivery, programmable medicine and engineered biology.
| BEnefits of our Program |
We support selected candidates with consulting and one-on-one sessions for an intense 1-month course. We help founders build world-class teams, find projects and customers, and support in raising a the financing round.
We’ll work closely with you to provide strategic guidance and tailored support
We’ll work with you to craft a targeted fundraising strategy, introduce you to our esteemed network of VCs and the wider Life science industry investors.
You’ll join an elite peer community of founders in the program, going after shared challenges together
Incorporate early feedback and build traction with an extensive network of companies seeking to partner with bio + engineering startups
Our incredible experts will share
their knowledge and insights (more to be announced)
AWS Activate is a free program specifically designed for startups and early stage entrepreneurs that offers the resources needed to get started on AWS.
We are looking for innovative companies located at the intersection of AI and life science and biotechnology. This includes companies in the agritech, space tech, and senescence industries as well as all the traditional biotech/life science verticals.
Participating companies must be either Pre-Seed or Seed stage companies as we feel they will receive the most benefit from our program. Companies must be a biotech or life science company utilizing AI/ML or engineering principles in biology.
Yes, there is a lot of room for innovation, particularly in the AIxBIO space, and we believe that there will often be sufficient room for differentiation even between companies with similar ideas.
The program utilizes rolling admissions, start times are dependent on the number of accepted applicants at any given time.
As an entrepreneur in our program, you will receive mentorship, access to the Nodes Advisors investor network, community, and partnerships. We will work with you to identify the areas which will be of most benefit to you during the program.
Amazon AWS serves as a technical partner for the program, providing participating founders with technical expertise in addition to Amazon AWS credits. We do not offer housing, office, or lab space directly.
We believe that taking an equity stake in participating companies aligns our incentives and creates the best possible environment for success.
We will not take or dictate any boards seats and will not seek to control any aspect of your company, we simply want to provide you with the tools necessary for your success.
Companies will agree to the statement of work and attendant contract including equity and fees.
No, the program is online and open to anyone anywhere in the world. Our investors and participating experts are dispersed across the globe. In addition, we did not want to restrict access to the program for only companies operating in certain geographies.
No, we do not believe a business plan is the most useful measurement for companies in this field and at this stage.
Yes, however, we would recommend that you have at least a technical co-founder so that you can get the maximum benefit from the program.
If you have more than one company or have made significant advancements since your last application, we would be more than happy to receive additional applications.
Nodes Advisors has an extensive network of over 60 investors across the globe. In addition, we have participating experts from SpaceFund Ventures and ARTIS Ventures.
No, our investor network is global with the majority of institutional investors located either in Europe or the United States.