LifeX Labs is a purpose-built space for collaboration, creating a culture of excellence and resilience, mentoring, expanding networks and company building.
Exceptional start-up companies are invited to move their operations to our foundry in Pittsburgh. Here, companies realize their vision, hone their skills and gather momentum to bring their products to the marketplace.
There is an application process to gain acceptance into the Labs program, a transparent ‘healthy company checklist’ against which companies are evaluated, and decisions made by our Active Management Group. Upon acceptance, early stage companies are asked to contribute:
$350 for a desk
$650 for a small office with 2 desks
$1400 for a large office with 6 desks
1% equity which is non-dilutable until after Series A to create alignment.
Later stage companies can gain access to the Labs programs (inquire)
In exchange, companies get 20 hours per month of mentoring, world-class space, trusted service providers, access to our networks for financing, and a culture of resilience.
In the LifeX Labs, companies may receive convertible-note financing upon entry so and benefit from being co-located with an experienced team of scientific entrepreneurs.
There’s a carefully curated program of support, assisting with everything needed to build a significant company including company formation, recruiting, financing, operations, commercial operations, partnering, exit and more.
The labs are where pioneering science meets commercial expertise. It's where we nurture the next generation of biotechnology companies.
Our Founder and CEO selected Pittsburgh as the home of our Labs and of our Capital Fund based on a national survey of hubs of innovation. Pittsburgh has the ideal depth and breadth of various silos of expertise that can form novel convergent solutions for the future.