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RebelBio

RebelBio is a startup accelerator backed by SOSV supporting companies creating based products and services based on life science technologies.

RebelBio is one of several SOSV backed startup accelerators, and is the first accelerator in the world to focus solely on life science startups. RebelBio began in 2014 in Cork, Ireland, but relocated to the Imperial College of London in 2018 for a more business friendly environment. They offer funding, co-working space, mentorship and access to the RebelBio network of alumni, investors, corporate partners, and media partners.

During RebelBio's accelerator program Startup teams compete to be selected. Once selection is complete, each team member is referred to as a "rebel for the duration of the program. The teams head to Imperial College London for RebelBio's 3 months accelerator program. Their accelerator program encourages scientists to participate, and attempts to transform them into entrepreneurs. Each startup focuses on developing life science based products, and learns how to grow their business during the three month accelerator program. Each accelerator cohort finishes with Investor Month; a month where teams get to pitch their businesses to investors in hope of receiving more funding and create important business connections.

Accelerator Cohorts

Cohort 1 (2014)

RebelBio's first cohort in 2014 consisted of: Afineur, Hyasynth, Kilobaser, and Perfect Day.

Cohort 2 (2015)

RebelBio's second cohort in 2015 consisted of: Aranex Biotech, BioCellection, GlowDx, PILI, Prospective Research Inc., Saphium, Sothic Bioscience.

Cohort 3 (2016)

Cohort 4 (2017)

Cohort 5 (2018)

Timeline

Cohort 5 (2018)

Cohort 2 (2015)

RebelBio's second cohort in 2015 consisted of: Aranex Biotech, BioCellection, GlowDx, PILI, Prospective Research Inc., Saphium, Sothic Bioscience.

Cohort 1 (2014)

RebelBio's first cohort in 2014 consisted of: Afineur, Hyasynth, Kilobaser, and Perfect Day.

Founding of RebelBio

RebelBio began in 2014 and is based out of Cork, Ireland and the Imperial College of London.

People

Name
Role
Related Golden topics

Bill Liao

Founder

Caitriona Kelleher

Analyst

Eleonora Mantovani

Program Associate

John Carrigan

Chief Scientific Officer

Rodrigo Mallo Leiva

Program Manager

Steven O'Connel

Associate Director & Program Manager

Susannah Wiilliams

Scientist in Residence

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type

15 life sciences start-ups to watch at RebelBio Demo Day 2017

John Kennedy

Web article

RebelBio and Imperial College London join forces to accelerate the next generation of life sciences startups

David Barreto Ian

Web article

SOSV looks to raise $250m to help early-stage start-ups

Charlie Taylor

News Article

What Startup Accelerators Really Do

Ian Hathaway

Web article

With a focus on life sciences, RebelBio has incubated more than 50 startups

Vallabh Rao

Web article

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

42 Questions with RebelBio - How to build the future with biology

October 1, 2017

CEOs of the Biotech future! What start ups are shaking up RebelBio?

March 13, 2018

Elsa Sotiriadis on Moonshots (RebelBioFuture)

March 16, 2017

RebelBio Demo Day 2017

August 23, 2017

Reinventing biotech startup acceleration - Fireside Chat with Steve O'Connell from RebelBio

July 12, 2017

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Afineur

Camille Delebecque

New York

Controlled Natural Fermentations

BioCellection

Miranda Wang

San Francisco

Next Generation Industrial Plastic Waste Upcycling

Cell Reserves Inc

Ravinder Sardana

Ottawa

Biomolecular shields for therapeutic molecules

Chronomics

Tom Stubbs

London

Personalised Epigenetic's & Wellness Testing

GlowDX

Blaine Doyle

Mexico

Simple to Use Diagnostics for Neglected Tropical Diseases

Hyasynth

Kevin Chen

Montreal

Yeast Derived Endo- cannabinoids

Kilobaser

Alex Murer

Graz

On-site Nucleotide Synthesis

Ryan Pandya

San Francisco

Cellular Agriculture Alternative Milk Product

Pili Bio

Jeremie Blache

Paris

Biotechnology Colour Pigments

Prospective Research

Adam Hill

Beverly Hills

Crowdsourced Drug Discovery

Saphium Biotech

Christoph Winkler-Hermaden

Kapfenstein

Sustainable Bioplastics

Sothic Bioscience

Steven Geary

Cork

Cellular Agriculture Derived LAL for Pyrogen Testing

References