Resources for Start-Ups

The Colorado BioScience Association understands the unique challenges and potential pitfalls that start-up companies face. Our goal is to help you connect with the partners and investors that you need, mitigate the risks you face and support you through a variety of programs and events as you grow. The events and programs included here are aimed at helping start-ups achieve success.

Programs & Events

Bioscience Hyperaccelerator presented by CBSA and RVC
During this two day intensive program participants will explore the issues that are unique to life science companies.  This event will pair participating companies with expert mentors that can help further refine strategy and challenge assumptions.  

BioBoot Camp

This one - day program for life science start-ups addresses the necessary fundamentals to transform technology into a viable company.  2018 Program Agenda >

Executive Leadership Program

The Colorado Bioscience Institute's Executive Leadership Program helps key executives and first time CEO’s develop personal leadership; build their teams; develop clear, concise, executable strategies; and see the challenges that lie around the corner. The program is designed to help you successfully navigate through these challenges and opportunities to anticipate and understand your overarching needs and plan for personal and company growth.

Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor & Partnering Conference
With the majestic Rockies always on the horizon, our region continues to lure, nurture and inspire incredible talent in all fields related to life science. The Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor & Partnering Conference is nothing less than a preview of our industry’s future. It’s something new, something unique, promising an excitement that you won’t find at other conferences. Presenting companies will span a range of sectors within this industry including, biologics, medical devices, drug delivery and diagnostics. Don’t miss this opportunity to see this region’s most innovative private and public life science companies.

Grants, Funding & Investment

State Grant & Incentive Programs
The Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Program has awarded 333 grants totaling more than $45 million to bioscience companies since its inception. This has resulted in the creation of 56 new companies, 597 direct jobs and $530 million in follow-on grants and investments in the bioscience industry alone.

Access to Capital
CBSA has a number of resources and contacts to connect you to funding opportunities in Colorado.


If you have questions about any of the available resources and events or how to get connected and involved with the Colorado BioScience Association please contact Director of Partnerships, Tracey Nilson.

The CBSA is a fantastic resource for networking with the biotechnology and medical device community. The frequent events are both a valuable source of information and the best way to connect with key players in the industry here in Colorado."

Jim Wilson, Partner
EY, Denver, CO