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RebelBio Demo Day


15 ground-breaking, rapidly growing biotech startups from around the world will present their innovations to media and investors at our upcoming RebelBio Demo Day on July 26th in London, UK.

The event will take place at the renowned Imperial College White City Incubator at the I-HUB and will be produced by the makers of award-winning television and radio programmes ‘ QI – Quite Interesting’ and ‘The Museum of Curiosity’, with an opening keynote by John Lloyd of Black Adder and TED renown. The pioneering format combines the qualities of an entertainment show with those of a startup pitch event. How?
For instance, the 15 founders will pitch their scientific startups and then engage in a light-hearted Q&A with QI’s ‘Elves’, who will contribute interesting facts. So it promises to be an unforgettable show!

So, what is it all about? Well, it is about charismatic founders with incredible stories, all of whom are working towards solving cancer, climate change, diabetes and world hunger – with the code of life!

The scientists have created businesses around various, exciting areas of life sciences: from genome editing, stem cells, and protein engineering to plant alkaloid extraction and programmable molecular machines. Technologies also include machine learning, digital health, and diagnostics, as well as cancer drug targeting and cell-free expression of molecular building blocks. They have joined from all around the world and over half the companies are female-led.

For example, meet the fierce female geniuses: They’ve launched from NASA, secured grants at age 21, and changed the world as biohackers. SOSV is the leading investor worldwide to back female founders and is dedicated to fostering inclusion and diversity in their cohorts.

Startups include:

  • Plant stem cell factories to produce rare ingredients for cosmetics and health
  • A genome-editing platform that will help us to feed nine billion people in the future
  • A next-generation ‘midnight sunscreen’ that can be applied the night before to protect skin from UV-induced DNA-breakage
  • Machine learning to speed up drug discovery and precision medicine
  • Self-powered hybrid modules of artificial mini-ecosystems and plant-microbial fuel cells to purify water
  • Smart, personal diagnostic devices for sexual health that are almost as fast as swiping left or right
  • A high-precision molecular machine to accelerate genome editing, transformation, and transfection of cells
  • A powerful reagent to accelerate genome sequencing and in-vitro cancer diagnostics.

Want to know more about our start-ups? Check the next video or visit our page here


The next generation of sci-tech founders is pushing the bio-revolution to ‘biologize’ various industries, and building the future with life itself. The program transforms scientists into founders. These startups have already sold out first products, filed patents, raised money, and earned enthusiastic support and media coverage. They have achieved astonishing breakthroughs at the lab bench — within weeks of the accelerator and they’re now gearing up to showcase their innovations to the world

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