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 startup 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.
There's no "one size fits all" for bio startups; we prioritize founder flexibility. When you apply, you select how much capital and time you need to make progress and we work with you to get you ready for one of our two annual Demo Days.
Every founder in every cohort receives:
Head of Program
- All Focus Areas
- Chemicals & Materials
- Food & Agriculture
Petri is co-founded and co-owned by an unparalleled team of leaders in our field.
Bernhard van Lengerich
General Mills, Beyond Meat
Exact Sciences, Cytyc
Harvard Medical School
Danaher, Sciex, Phenomenex
Harvard Medical School
What is Petri?
Co-founded by a team of world-class entrepreneurs and scientific leaders, Petri is a 3-6 month accelerator program that develops companies at the frontier of biology and engineering.
In each cohort, every founder receives:
3-6 month 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
We are looking for formation-stage founders to start working with us in Fall 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.
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.
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04207 South Street, Floor 5
Boston, MA 02111
Petri's offices are located in the Boston Leather District, though we are currently operating virtually due to COVID-19.