Petri develops companies attacking the world’s largest problems at the frontier of biology and engineering.


About Petri

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Co-founded and funded by Pillar, a venture firm co-founded by the CEOs of Cytyc, Ginkgo Bioworks, Iora Health and 22 Boston companies, Petri draws on the resources of one of the strongest biotech ecosystems in the world to support founders from around the globe.


Petri is a dynamic 12-month accelerator focused on helping formation-stage innovators realize the next frontier of biology and engineering, co-founded by an unparalleled team of pioneering entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and top researchers.


Every founder in every cohort receives:
Support

Support

Access to 1 year of coaching and resources

Capital

Capital

A $250,000 equity investment learn more →

Strategy

Strategy

Advice from world-class scientists & entrepreneurs

Space

Space

Shared office space and turnkey BSL2 lab space

Community

Community

Insight from peer founders working to change the world

Resources

Resources

A network of experts and strategic guidance to help you start-up


Core Team

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Brian Baynes

Brian Baynes

Managing Director


Tony Kulesa

Tony Kulesa

Managing Director


Jamie Goldstein

Jamie Goldstein

Chairman



Co-Founders

  • All Focus Areas
  • AI
  • Automation
  • Chemicals & Materials
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Health
  • Tools
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Petri is co-founded and co-owned by an unparalleled team of leaders in our field.


Andy Beck

Andy Beck

PathAI


Daphne Koller

Daphne Koller

Insitro


Emily Leproust

Emily Leproust

Twist Bioscience


Chris Voigt

Chris Voigt

MIT


Reshma Shetty

Reshma Shetty

Ginkgo Bioworks


Alec Nielsen

Alec Nielsen

Asimov


Bernhard van Lengerich

Bernhard van Lengerich

General Mills, Beyond Meat


Stan Lapidus

Stan Lapidus

Exact Sciences, Cytyc


Pam Silver

Pam Silver

Harvard Medical School


JP Mangeolle

JP Mangeolle

Danaher, Sciex, Phenomenex


George Church

George Church

Harvard Medical School



Companies of Petri Co-founders


Twist Bioscience
Ginkgo Bioworks
Insitro
Exact Sciences
Beyond Meat
Sciex
General Mills
Danaher
Asimov
PathAI
Pivot Bio
Phenomenex
Cytyc
Glympse Bio
GRO Biosciences
Kula Bio
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Q&A


What is Petri?

Co-founded by a team of world-class entrepreneurs and scientific leaders, Petri is a year-long accelerator program that develops companies at the frontier of biology and engineering.

In each cohort, every founder receives:
  • 1-year program to transform your concept into a funded company

  • Coaching and mentorship from our co-founding team

  • Access to a community of peer founders working to change the world

  • Resources, strategic guidance and support to help you start-up

  • Equity investment of $250,000 or greater

  • Shared office space and turnkey BSL2 lab space


Connect


Apply

We are looking for formation-stage founders to start working with us in February 2020.

If you have an idea you are currently pursuing or would like to pursue, we'd love to hear about it. If you have the aspiration to build a company and you're looking for a problem to work on, we can help you find one.

For founders looking to start this February, it is best in touch by October 25, 2019. Though you can still get in touch with us afterwards, it will be harder to begin in February.


Scout Program

If you know great founders, we’d like to get to know them too. If you join our scout program and refer us to someone who joins us to build their company, we’ll send you $1,000. Because we want to support student organizations, if you are an officer of an organization in biology or entrepreneurship, we’ll send them $500 in sponsorship as well.

If you’d like to be a scout, get in touch below. We’d love to meet you.


Community

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Space

04
27 Drydock Ave
Boston, MA 02210

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Petri's office and BSL2 lab space are included as part of our program. We will be located in the biotech cluster of Boston’s Seaport District, home to Vertex, Ginkgo Bioworks, Puretech Health, and many others.