Would you like to join BIO Convention 2017 without any incurred expenses? BIO Startup MENA is taking entrepreneurs in the field of biotechnology to the US!

Do not miss out the chance to take part in Convention 2017 and meet with investors and incubation centers in the US!

BIO Startup - MENA : A BIO Startup Accelerator Program

From 1993 onward, the BIO organized by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization is one of the largest and most important events in the world on biotechnology. With more than 16.000 participants from 65 countries, the conference provides the opportunity for sharing latest technological developments in the life sciences industry and establishing collaborations.

BIO International Convention 2017

Held by TEPAV with the support of MSD

Any travel and accommodation expenses throughout the program will be covered by TEPAV and MSD. Additionally, all training, mentorship, Bootcamp and Demo Day in Ankara, BIO International Convention 2017 expenses will be borne by TEPAV and MSD. Once you are admitted to the program, things you are required to do are to show up on time and work hard.

The program is held by TEPAV and TOBB BIO with the support of MSD and Viveka.

Within the scope of the program, entrepreneurs in the field of biotechnology from 5 countries will be supported : Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

The entrepreneurs at above-specified stages in their startups will go through three phases.

First, they will receive extensive and intensive online training and mentoring.

Second, they will participate in the Bio Startup Bootcamp and Demo Day that will be held in Ankara where they will be provided with one-on-one mentoring sessions and a pitching workshop. At the end of the second phase , participants will present their projects during Demo Day to a panel consisting of global experts. Third, startups ranked among the first three will take part in the BIO Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 2017 in the BIO International Convention 2017 in San Diego, USA where they will have the chance to meet with VCs, MNCs and representatives from incubation centers there.  

Admitted teams will not only participate in the entrepreneurship training both online and on-site in Ankara but they will also have the opportunity to present and express their ideas on a global stage.

About BIO Startup - MENA

Additional Notes About BIO Startup - MENA

  • Expenses in travelling to and accommodation in Ankara of one person from each admitted team will be covered by BIO Startup MENA.
  • All travel and accommodation expenses, event participation and visa fee of one person from each winning team in going to Bio International Convention 2017 in San Diego, will be covered by BIO Startup MENA Program.


Training #2

7 May 2017

Pre-Event Schedule

Application Deadline


Training #1

May 18-19, 2017

May 10, 2017

May 9, 2017

May 17, 2017

May 15-16, 2017

Announcement of Admitted Teams


Mentoring Session #2


Mentoring Session #1

*All mentoring and training materials will be in English. 

May 25, 2017  -  Demo Day 

Event Schedule

May 23, 2017  -  Demo Day Pitching Training and Focus Group Session

23-24-25 May 2017

Bio Startup Bootcamp & Demo 

in Ankara, Turkey

May 24, 2017  -  Demo Day Pitching Workshop and Mentoring Session

June 17 - 22, 2017  - BIO Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and BIO Convention 2017 in San Diego, US

June 1 - 15, 2017  -  Preparations for Bio Convention 2017 in San Diego, USA

Diploid Biyoteknolojik Ürünler

*He was evaluated as a firm which was established less than a year and not yet commercialized .

Idea Stage

Radio-frequency MEMS biosensors for the instant detection of water microorganisms

Ahmet Kuzubaşlı

Here are the entrepreneurs who were ranked first to take part in BIO International Convention 2016:

RF Sense


Furkan Ozan ÇÖVEN

Production of environmentally friendly and recyclable natural insulation material that minimizes thermal transmission of buildings

Firm Stage

Winners of 2016

A BIO Startup Accelerator Program to BIO International

Convention 2017


Contact Details

Address: Tunalı Hilmi Street 114/32 Kavaklıdere

Ankara, TURKEY

Telephone: +90 312 2650704

E-mail :

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