Science2Startup Symposium - Call for Proposals


Science2Startup (S2S)

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S2S is a forum for top scientists from around the world to present their ideas and interact with leading investors and executives in the Boston biotechnology hub.

For over seven years, investigators from institutions including Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Northwestern, NYU, Purdue, Scripps, UCLA, University of Iceland, University of Ottawa, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, Yale, and many more, have presented their startup ideas at S2S and its precursor, the University Research and Entrepreneurship Symposium (URES).

S2S is an invitation-only symposium featuring the most innovative therapeutics startup ideas from the world’s top research institutions. Submissions from researchers are reviewed by a senior advisory group composed of experienced biotech investors. Selected presenters work one-on-one with advisory group mentors to further refine their concept and prepare a 15-minute presentation. 200+ attendees include entrepreneurs, biotech investors (Angels / VCs), pharma scouts, academic investigators, TTOs, etc.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Academic researchers are invited to submit a one page overview of their therapeutic startup ideas. The one page overview must be submitted directly through the S2S website.

In mid-November, a subset of the researchers will be invited to submit a short slide deck. 

External Deadline

Selected researchers will be notified mid-January, and will be invited to give a talk at the S2S Symposium in Cambridge, MA (April 23, 2019)

How to Apply

 A one-page document outlining the topics listed herein is required to be submitted through the S2S Website. Additional supportive materials are also welcomed, but S2S advises that only non-confidential materials should be submitted. 


  • Foundational scientific rationale and description of therapeutic approach
  • Differentiation over existing/competitive approaches with supporting data
  • Near-term research plan (next 12 months) and resources required
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