the o2h kickstarter competition 2.0exclusively for aus biotech start-ups
give your start-up a boost of chemistry…
about the o2h kickstarter
The o2h kickstarter competition has been designed to provide a boost to small molecule focused biotechnology companies which have raised some initial funding and need to supercharge their chemistry efforts to meet their next funding milestone. Winners will be able to give their projects a chemistry boost to accelerate to support hitting key project milestones.
After receiving an overwhelming response from the first competition, we are now launching the second edition of the o2h Kickstarter competition, specifically focused on Australian biotech startups. Aus Biotech has a globally competitive ecosystem which has impact significantly higher than its size compared to the overall global Biotech sector. We at o2h Discovery have recognised this powerhouse of research excellence and are dedicating a Kickstarter competition focused only on the Aus Biotech ecosystem.
winners feedback from the first competition
More than 30 companies applied from across the globe, and here are the six companies who made it to the winners list.
the o2h kickstarter competition promises to be an excellent scheme allowing early-stage companies like ours to get access to synthetic chemistry.Read more onLinkedIn
CEO & Co-founder
The kickstarter provides vital access to chemists with the skills and knowledge to deliver on the promise of our technology.Read more onLinkedIn
We are absolutely delighted to win an inaugural kickstarter award. It's fantastic that one of Britains top CROs is prepared to back companies like ours.Read more onLinkedIn
Dr Neil Benson
Winning the o2h Kickstarter competition will significantly increase our chemistry resource and in turn accelerate delivery of our goals.Read more onLinkedIn
Dr Janette A Thomas
I am thrilled that Five Alarm Bio has been awarded the Kickstarter program. We will benefit from the extensive knowledge and enthusiasm of the o2h leadership and laboratory scientists.Read more onLinkedIn
Beth J Hoffman
President & CEO
The Kickstarter will enable us to thoroughly explore our nascent SAR and advance our lead program more rapidly.Read more onLinkedIn
Dedicated team of six FTE synthetic chemists of which two are fully trained and four are trainees.
Six synthetic chemists at the standard cost of one FTE.
Access to a large inventory of chemicals and reagents for synthesis.
The programme would be offered up to six months.
The competition is for pre-seed stage small molecule focused biotech companies based out of Australia which have secured initial funding from recognized grant bodies or venture/angel investors, has exciting drug target and ability to scale.
The applications will be evaluated by the o2h Kickstarter committee and 3 winners will be announced by 15th March 2023. This is a time bound competition. If supportive to the global biotech ecosystem we will run this again.