Innovation Space™ CEO to Judge Science Start-Up Pitches at BIO International Convention 

Wilmington, DE – Bill Provine, President and CEO of The Innovation Space™ and a member of the National Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will serve as a judge at the Start-Up Stadium pitch competition happening at this year’s BIO International Convention in Boston from June 5-8.

The “Shark Tank”-style event will feature 48 presenting companies from 12 countries across 15 therapeutic areas. Provine will provide feedback to start-ups alongside a panel of highly qualified and experienced industry experts in sessions on June 6th and 7th.

The 2023 Bio International Forum is the second consecutive gathering for which Innovation Space will sponsor a prize for the “Seed-Stage” category (less than $1 million raised) of finalists of the Start-Up Stadium, which includes fast-track admission to Innovation Space™ incubator programs.

“Supporting start-ups on their journey to success is the core of our work at The Innovation Space™,” said Provine. “BIO International is a marquee forum that attracts some of the most exciting life science innovations in development and we want to contribute our expertise. There is nothing more exciting than seeing hard work and new ideas come together under one roof.”

As the founder and CEO of The Innovation Space™, a not-for-profit innovation ecosystem as well as a virtual and physical home for leading science entrepreneurs, Provine has supported and cultivated dozens of science startups in their quests to become leaders in their respective industries. Provine serves on the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has decades of experience in science and engineering at DuPont, where he oversaw both the company’s global innovation centers and regional labs. 

The BIO International conference is one of the many ways that Innovation Space is supporting start-ups across the country and attracting global talent. Across the Mid-Atlantic, California and the world, The Innovation Space™ has invested in dynamic startups in the fields of healthcare, advanced materials, diagnostics, therapeutics, nutrition, chemical ingredients, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and renewable energy.  

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The Innovation Space™ is a not-for-profit innovation ecosystem and is a virtual and physical home for leading science entrepreneurs.  The Innovation Space™ works to “transform science and technology startups into industry leading companies.” Located on the historic Experimental Station campus in Wilmington, Delaware, The Innovation Space™ is comprised of 130,000 ft2 of state-of-the-art lab and office space with access to cutting edge equipment alongside a suite of entrepreneurship programs and opportunities supporting startup growth. Register for more information and updates to learn more about all The Innovation Space™ programs and funding opportunities.


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