TWB START-UP DAY / 12 Feb 2019

TWB organizes the 2nd edition of the “TWB START-UP DAY – From Biosciences to Bioproduction” that aims to bring together European key players in the biotech start-up business ecosystem.
This event, in partnership with the French Bioeconomy Cluster IAR, will take place on 12 February 2019, at the premises of TBS (Toulouse Business School) in Toulouse (France).

This event addresses to start-uppers desiring to develop their activity, to investors looking for new operations and to any European actor in industrial biotechnology.

The fisrt edition on 13 February 2018 (called “Hey, start-me up”) was a huge success and brought together 130 participants from 11 countries with some forty start-up companies.
The objective of this second one is to bring together at least 250 attendees.

The program will answer to four major questions that are usually at the heart of start-ups’ strategy:

  • How to get funded?
  • How to define the business model?
  • How to be innovative?
  • How to reach the market?

The day will be divided between keynotes, brief notes (testimonials), pitches and networking time to build partnerships with the international key players and experts of the sector.

A pitch contest “Pitch me your biotech start-up!” evaluating the more pertinent industrial biotech project will reward a talented start-upper by offering a technical service into TWB’s technical platforms for four months with a great high level scientific support (ca €50k).

The event is sponsored by Toulouse Métropole, Toulouse Business School (TBS), CCI Toulouse Haute-Garonne, Syngulon, Cabinet Plasseraud and ARD.

Download: Agenda

What to expect?

  • learn about the biotech innovation ecosystem
  • find investors
  • meet European key players in the biotech business sector
  • build a network & partnerships with the international experts of the sector
  • win the pitch contest “Pitch me your biotech start-up!” (TWB award: a technical service for four months with scientific support)

How to register?

Free registration but compulsory

How to compete (TWB Award 2019)? CLOSED

How to sponsor ?

Where? Access map

Toulouse Business School – 20 boulevard Lascrosses, 31068 Toulouse, FRANCE
In the heart of the city, in the « Compans-Caffarelli » business district
Close to the metro station “Compans-Caffarelli” and bus shuttle service to Toulouse-Blagnac airport

For accomodation near TBS:

Who to contact?

Véronique Paquet – External relations director –


9:00 Welcoming coffee
9:30 Welcoming introduction
9:45 How to get funded?
keynote: Denis LUCQUIN (Sofinnova Partners)
brief notes: Jean-Louis CHAPTAL (Capitole Angels), Antoine DE LACHAUX (European Investment Bank), Nicolas-Gaston ELLIE (EURONEXT), Alexandre OUIMET-STORRS (SOLVAY Ventures)
panel discussion with all the speakers
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 How to be innovative?
keynote: Albert MEIGE (Presans / HEC Paris)
brief notes: Christophe DARDEL (EnobraQ), Nicolas SEEBOTH (Michelin), Deepak VENKANNA (m2p-labs)
12:00 How to define the business model?
keynote: Sean SUTCLIFFE (Green Biologics)
brief notes: Guy HELIN (Syngulon), Guillaume LEPAGE (Naturamole), Simon TRANCART (Altar)
12:30 Networking lunch
14:30 The story of a start-up
testimonial: Joel CHERRY (Amyris)
14:45 Pitch me your biotech start-up! (TWB Award 2019)
start-ups: Evologic Technologies (AT), Kaffe Bueno (DK) Matrika-Fungus sapiens (FR), MOGU (IT), TempEasy (UK)
15:45 How to reach the market?
panel discussion: Antoine DARBOIS (METEX Noovista), Jennifer LARTIGUE (Invest in Toulouse), Philippe LAVIELLE (Fermentalg), Babette PETTERSEN (Ginkgo Bioworks), Thomas YBERT (DNA Script)
16:30 TWB Award 2019 – Closing
16:45 -18:30 Networking cocktail