Apply to the OneStart Competition for a Chance at $150k

Published on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Do you have an idea to solve a critical problem in healthcare? Or do you have the scientific or business know-how to help someone else develop their idea?

The Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable (OBR) and SR One, the venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline, have teamed up again for the OneStart competition – a life sciences/health care startup accelerator program – to offer young innovators from all disciplines the chance to win $150k with free lab space, and ongoing legal and business advice from sponsors to transform their ideas into a successful business.

Who should participate?

  • Science/medical students and researchers interested in spinning out their research or commercializing their ideas
  • Business students and young professionals keen to get involved in the biotech and healthcare industries
  • Software developers and engineers interested in contributing their technical skills to realising a product
  • Anyone interested in entrepreneurship

Ideas at all stages of development are welcome. All semi-finalists will be directly mentored by experienced industry professionals for at least six weeks, and invited to attend a biotech business bootcamp in San Francisco in February 2015 with workshops from our global sponsors, including SR One, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Takeda Ventures, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Roche, McKinsey, and others.

Applications are open until December 1st, 2014. Visit to learn more about the program and to start building your team!