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LabCentral Ignite Golden Tickets provide support and access to biotech founders traditionally underrepresented in the industry.

This year, LabCentral Ignite Golden Ticket winners will receive:

  • Mentorship, coaching, and exclusive access to LabCentral’s established biotech network
    and resources through a year-long Ignite Fellowship
  • $50,000 credit towards space available at LabCentral's flagship site in Kendall Square for use within 13 months of the award 
  • $15,000 credit toward LabCentral expenses 
  • $13,000 cash prize
  • $1,000 conference stipend

This year, we are awarding 6 Ignite Golden Tickets, 3 to companies with women founders and 3 to companies with founders of color. Golden Tickets will be awarded to companies with high-impact, innovative science solving problems for human health.

Click here to read the official rules for Ignite Golden Tickets. 

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The deadline to apply is June 30, 2024. 


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Our Previous Ignite Golden Ticket Winners! 


One of the immediate benefits of our Golden Ticket has been access to state-of-the-art lab facilities, allowing us to accelerate our science and establish stronger intellectual property. Additionally, we have been able to leverage LabCentral’s extensive network of investors, innovators, and biotech experts here in Cambridge.

Wendel Afonso, Founder & CEO, Harmony Baby Nutrition