Illumina Accelerator

Illumina Accelerator Ideate. Cultivate. Launch.

APPLICATIONS FOR WINTER 2016/2017 DUE September 1, 2016

At Illumina, we’re committed to unlocking the power of the genome, but we know we can’t do it alone. The Illumina Accelerator is our way of accelerating innovation in the entrepreneurial community. With extensive mentorship, financial support, and access to sequencing systems, reagents, and lab space, we’ve created a dynamic genomic ecosystem to help startups launch. Together we’ll advance the solutions that will transform medicine and improve human health.

The resources, mentorship, and momentum to make it happen.

  • Financial support, including $100,000 instrument access (MiSeq System and NextSeq System) and sequencing reagents, 20% research assistant time, $100,000 convertible notes, and an unsecured equity line of $20,000
  • Fully operational plug-and-play accelerator lab space in close proximity to Illumina R&D labs
  • Validation of concept, technology, market, or application
  • Pitch preparation and access to our global customer network and established venture network
  • Extensive partner support, including financial modeling, forecasting, legal, recruiting, licensing, go to market strategy, and technical expertise
  • Bi-weekly workshop on industry trends, business models and building companies led by experienced entrepreneurs
  • Potential non-exclusive rights to Illumina Intellectual Property for your specific application


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