TWB START-UP DAY 2021: Let’s go!

The 4th edition of TWB® START-UP DAY, on 2 & 3 February 2021, in a full digital format, will focus on “Industrial Biotechnology: What are we up to?” with talks around two major themes: « Circular bioeconomy » and « Data & Artificial intelligence »

Three renowned speakers have already confirmed their participation:

  • Sarah Reisinger, Senior Vice President Research Operations of Firmenich (Opening keynote of the event);
  • Sean Simpson, Co-founder and CSO of Lanzatech (Start-up Story keynote);
  • Timothy Gardner, Founder and CEO of Riffyn (« Data & Artificial Intelligence » Session).

This event, organised by TWB, is dedicated to the industrial biotechnology community and beyond; it puts in contact start-uppers and entrepreneurs with investors, SMEs and large corporation who have an interest in the field.


The program is divided into keynotes, thematic sessions and virtual BtoB meetings to build partnerships between the key players and experts from the biotech start-up business ecosytem.

Tuesday, 2 February, 2021 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm CET
Welcoming introduction – Opening keynote – « Biotech & Circularity » Session – « Fast track it! » Pitch Contest

Wednesday, 3 February, 2021 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm CET
« Go for i! » Pitch Contest – « Data & Artificial Intelligence » Session – Start-up Story keynote – Closing & TWB Awards 2021

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Biotech start-up contests

The 2021 edition will host two pitch contests, one “Fast track it!” dedicated to start-ups developing their technologies and a new one “Go for it!” dedicated to entrepreneurs in the final stage of the ideation.

Winners of the pitch contests will be awarded:
“Fast track it!”: technical services on TWB platforms valued at €50,000 and opportunities within the IAR (The French Bioeconomy cluster) community.
“Go for it!”: mentoring services, equivalent to four days, provided by TWB and its ecosystem, and by The French Tech Toulouse and ShakeUpFactory.
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