the o2h kickstarter competition 3.0 exclusively for Israel biotech startups
give your startup a boost of chemistry…Last date to apply - 10th May 2023
about 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.
o2h discovery has collaborated with several early stage biotech companies from Israel over the last 20 years. The start-up culture is one of the most vibrant in the world with scientists having an entrepreneurial drive coupled with the ambition to work on the most cutting edge biology. The start-up ecosystem is the envy of the world with many of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world targeting Israeli companies to invest into and support through accelerators. o2h discovery has recognised this and thus we are launching the third addition of our kickstarter competition targeted at startup small molecule biotech companies in Israel.
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.
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
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
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
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 Israel 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 5th June 2023. This is a time bound competition. If supportive to the global biotech ecosystem we will run this again.