Activator, for next generation of biotech entrepreneurs

Activator is a six-month, equity-free cohort program designed for academic biotech founders. Its curriculum has served more than 100 life sciences ventures that have raised over $190 million in venture funding. Participating teams refine their scientific discoveries into biotech venture theses and train under Nucleate's unparalleled network, rigorous curriculum, funded fellowships, legal support, and highly subsidized perks. Activator culminates in a final pitch showcase before world-renowned judges.

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