President's Startup Challenge
Supporting startups who innovate to transform life science R&D.
The Pistoia Alliance is committed to supporting informatics and technology focused startups aiming to impact the way life science and healthcare R&D is performed.
Each year our President’s Startup Challenge provides the opportunity for startups to:
We are in the planning phase at the moment.
We are interested in seeking partners to help us better support the life science startup community through the President’s Challenge, you can find out more about this here.
We are looking to make some changes this year, but here is how past events have run.
After all entries are submitted online, a set of judges from the Pistoia Alliance membership and associated industry experts review the entries. Based on the judges scoring, 5 startups are selected and invited to our US conference in Boston to:
All finalists win $5000 and pitch their offering to our audience at our US conference. The 2 Winners receive $20,000 and 6 months mentorship from one of our members.
Dr. Patrice Milos, Co-Founder & CEO of Medley Genomics
Winner President’s Challenge 2017)
“As a startup aiming to accelerate precision cancer therapies through deep data analytics to better understand the patient, we were honored to be recognized by such an important organization transforming healthcare across the biopharma industry, as The Pistoia Alliance.”
Dr. Steve Arlington
President, Pistoia Alliance
“The productivity crisis that has challenged the pharmaceutical industry for many years shows no sign of easing. We see the startup community as a crucial resource to tackle this crisis, and we must support it and improve collaboration across the board. The President’s Challenge allows us to see first hand the innovation which is taking place inside these startups and align our projects with the technology of the future.”