Science Inc.™ Accelerator

Funding and Programs


Science entrepreneur joins The Innovation Space virtual programming

The Science Inc.™ Accelerator is a virtual, cohort-based accelerator for early-stage startups in the sciences. Over four months, participants work to advance their startup toward major goals to move their businesses more quickly toward success.

What Businesses Are Saying

Science Inc. was a great platform to build our network beyond our local ecosystem. The advisors had real, meaningful experience in building life science business from the ground-up.

Spencer Matonis

Founder & CEO, Edulis

How It Works

You’re building your startup. Now accelerate success with Science Inc.Over a four month period, you will:

  • Achieve critical business milestones with the guidance of expert coaches and business curriculum
  • Build a strong network of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and peer founders
  • Craft an investment-ready pitch and business strategy
  • Virtually pitch their business to the investor community through the Science Inc. Showcase
  • Access the Innovation Space community and coworking space
  • Participate in our live Science Inc. Day networking event at the close of the program

Upon graduation, you will be on the way to tackling your next business challenge – whether it is fundraising, building a product development process, or another hurdle.

Entrepreneur participating in Science Inc accelerator from The Innovation Space kitchen

Program Outline

Every year, Science Inc.™ Accelerator runs two cohorts. One runs February-May and the second cohort runs September-December. Participating in the accelerator is free of charge and requires a commitment of approximately 30 hours per month.

Programming includes:

  • Weekly workshops with experts – on strategy, operations, fundraising, networking, business development, and more
  • Weekly 1-on-1 coaching sessions – about goal setting, business planning, and making progress
  • Pitch preparation – to develop a compelling entrepreneurial story and a powerful pitch

The experience concludes with The Science Inc. Pitch Showcase, where the cohort’s pitches are shared with the Innovation Space’s investor community through a month-long virtual campaign. Additionally, the cohort experience closes with a Science Inc. Day networking event live at the Innovation Space. 

Science entrepreneur taking notes at Science Inc Accelerator event
Female scientist working in fume hood in Innovation Space lab

Qualifications and Participation

Science Inc.™  is open to founders or founding teams who are building a startup in life sciences, clean tech, and advanced materials sectors. Qualified participants will have developed a technological innovation, completed foundational market research, and have begun to develop a business plan. 

Optional Funding Opportunity

The Innovation Space offers Science Inc.™ participants the additional opportunity to be considered for investment through the Innovation Space’s First Fund program. Through the First Fund, Science Inc. startups can be considered for up to $200,000 in cash, lab space, and support services via convertible note. Funding is released in six-month tranches based on successful progression of business milestones. Recommendations for consideration are made at the end of the cohort experience.  

Science entrepreneurs collaborate in Innovation Space conference room

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