Amgen- LA BioLabs Golden Ticket Program 2021
Submission Deadline11/01/2021

Amgen is thrilled to be accepting submissions for the 2021 Amgen-BioLabs LA Golden Ticket competition! 

As a Gold sponsor of BioLabs LA at the Lundquist Institute, Amgen is privileged to award one promising start-up company with a year of free lab space (and more!).

Here’s what you can expect with an Amgen Golden Ticket in hand:

  • One-year FREE lab bench and membership at BioLabs LA at the Lundquist Institute
  • Access to the shared amenities and services provided at the Lundquist Institute
  • Mentorship by experienced Amgen scientists—we let you lead, ask for advice in any aspect of your science, and we’ll provide insight and perspective
  • Access to talent and expertise across Amgen's network

Once submitted, your company’s proposal will be reviewed by an internal committee of Amgen scientists, and 5 finalist companies will be identified and notified in November. Finalists will be invited to a virtual pitch to the Amgen Committee and the winner will be selected in December. 

  • October 11 - November 1: Call for Proposals Open
  • End of November: Finalist Companies Notified
  • Mid-December: Finalists Pitch to Amgen Committee
  • Mid-December: Winner is Announced

Wondering what to submit?  It’s easy! Just upload a non-confidential slide deck, with a maximum of 20 slides, including the following:

  • Your company’s mission and therapeutic area of focus 
  • Clear outline of the platform/program
  • Minimum 1 slide detailing management team roles and areas of expertise
  • The targeted market/patient population
  • Minimum 3 slides of compelling data (with proper controls, labels and accurate interpretation) and relevant IP
  • Upcoming key milestones and hurdles (including financing)
  • Commercialization strategy
  • Minimum 1 slide detailing anticipated benefits of securing an Amgen Golden Ticket

*Additional Guidelines below:

  • Applicant must be an entity formed under US laws
  • Applicant’s work must meet the strategic goals of the sponsor:
  • Applicants must be comfortable working in a shared lab space environment and conduct their operations in accordance with the established policies and procedures of BioLabs
  • Winner will be required to complete a member service agreement with BioLabs

Thank you for your interest!  We are excited to learn more about your innovative company!

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