Nucleate NY: Activator Application Now Open!

Are you an academic trainee (Post-doc/PhD/MBA/MD/JD) interested in building a life science startup? Are you passionate about therapeutics, diagnostics, medtech, or synthetic biology? How about food, energy, agriculture, or consumer products?

Nucleate NY is excited to announce that the application for the 2023 Activator program is now open! The Activator program provides education and support for academic trainees and investigators looking to spin out their research into a venture.

The program allows you to apply with an idea (you have a technology) or without one (join a team).

If you have an idea (i.e. you’re an Inventor), you can apply for either the Bio or Eco track:

  • Bio Track: therapeutics, diagnostics, or tools
  • Eco Track: food & agriculture, chemicals & energy, or consumer products

If you don’t, you can join a team through the matching process as a scientific, business, or clinical contributor.

About Nucleate

Nucleate is a student-run nonprofit organization that facilitates the formation of new life science ventures [see the stories in STAT and Endpoints]. Nucleate’s equity-free Activator program supports companies that tackle the biggest challenges in human health (Bio Track) and sustainability (Eco Track). The program connects scientific trainees and business students with a world-class advisor network of startup founders, executives, venture investors, and renowned scientists.


Apply here before October 15th, 2023.