Please join us for the second annual LabCentral Ignite Golden Ticket Pitch Event, designed to support diverse, underrepresented biotech entrepreneurs who are using innovative science to solve problems for human health. During the event, attendees will hear nine diverse biotech entrepreneurs present their science to an esteemed selection committee. Four LabCentral Ignite Golden Tickets will be awarded, two to companies with a founder who identifies as a woman and two to companies with a founder who identifies as Black, Latinx, Indigenous or other person of color. 

Winners will receive a $50,000 credit to LabCentral (equivalent to one bench and one scientist for one year), a $15,000 cash prize, and exclusive access to our network and resources as a LabCentral Ignite Fellow.

2022 LabCentral Ignite Golden Ticket Finalists 


Tuesday, September 27, 2022
3:00 PM - 3:30 PMRegistration
3:30 PM - 3:45 PMIntroductory Remarks
3:50 PM - 5:00 PMFinalist Pitches
5:00 PM - 5:30 PMNetworking Reception
5:30 PM - 6:00 PMWinners Announced

LabCentral, 700 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139

LabCentral Ignite is a first-and-only-of-its-kind platform that’s addressing systemic racial, gender and other underrepresentation in talent across the life sciences and the biotech industry – from labs to leadership, and from the STEM student pipeline to the entrepreneurs advancing life-changing innovations.

Through a range of equity-driven programs and a powerful member network of industry partners, startups, higher education, and nonprofits, Ignite connects underrepresented students and innovators to academic, technical skills-building, mentoring, job placement, and board and leadership preparation opportunities that fuel biotech diversity and transform careers.