About LaunchBio

The story behind our brand and our mission

BUILDING BETTER BIOTECHS

About LaunchBio's Mission

Mission and Impact

LaunchBio is a nonprofit organization that identifies, counsels, and supports high-growth, high-impact life science and biotechnology companies. Its mission is to build an ecosystem of innovation for the benefit of human health and well-being. We believe that diversity and inclusiveness are essential for us to build and sustain an equitable workplace for all.

LaunchBio’s impact is measured by its success in connecting entrepreneurs with knowledge, capital and talent not only within geographic regions, but across the nation’s leading life science hubs.

History

LaunchBio places entrepreneurs at the heart of its mission. Starting a life science company is challenging, and it can be difficult to get the help needed to advance an idea, find partners and funding, and navigate the regulatory landscape to achieve success.

Started in 2016 with the support of BioLabs, a network of co-working spaces designed and run by entrepreneurs, LaunchBio is a nonprofit that provides the connections to the larger entrepreneurial support community, shortening the time for a founder to start and grow a company. Entrepreneurs can spend their time working on the science, while LaunchBio offers education on building a business, connections to resources and subject matter experts, and introductions to funders. All are welcome to join the LaunchBio community.

About LaunchBio

Our team

Becky Beattie

CEO

Melissa Schmidt

national program director

Kiah Chism

Workforce Development Coordinator

Meredith Martindale

Marketing Director

Caroline Okun

Design Director

Reuben Paice

PROGRAM MANAGER

Nirav Shah

Community Outreach Coordinator

JOAN SIEFERT ROSE

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Board of directors

Michael Hostetler

BOARD CHAIRMAN

John Freeman

TREASURER

TIA LYLES-WILLIAMS

secretary

LUCASPYE BIO

ANTON XAVIER

MEMBER

Our Sponsors

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Silver

Grantors

Interested in helping us to build a strong network for life science and healthcare innovators across the nation’s leading life science hubs?

Contact Becky Beattie, CEO, for information about sponsorship opportunities.