Innovation Showcase at the Defeating Dementia Symposium

Bakar Labs

Recent progress in developing treatments for Alzheimer’s and other dementias has created new momentum toward therapies for treatment and prevention. We are convening the academic and private sector expertise of the Bay Area in an invitation-only symposium at Berkeley’s new life-science incubator, Bakar Labs, on Thursday, April 13.

We invite applications from companies to present for 15 minutes (10-minute pitch and 5-minute Q&A with the audience) on the topic of aging and dementia. This is an opportunity to showcase your technology to an audience from top-tier academia, industry, and investment firms.

Eight companies will be selected to present their technologies in the symposium’s Dementia Innovation Startup Showcase. Companies at any stage are invited to apply. Early spinouts are encouraged, especially those with need for lab space.

The application deadline is Friday, March 3, 2023, 11:59 PT. Scroll down for the application form.

All applications will be reviewed by the program committee and results will be communicated by email on or around March 17.

Presentations will be evaluated onsite by a panel of judges, who will select a winner to be announced during the networking reception concluding the symposium.

The QB3 Defeating Dementia Innovation Award

One winner will be selected to receive the QB3 Defeating Dementia Innovation Award:

  • Acceptance to Bakar Labs.
  • Access to the Bakar Labs Enrichment Programming.
  • Complimentary access to QB3 programs including the Early-Stage Support, Startup in a Box and Executive Mentorship programs.
  • $25,000 in legal credit with Wilson Sonsini, a Bakar Labs Founding Affiliate.

Recipients & Eligibility

One winner will be selected following the Innovation Showcase pitches. To be eligible for this award, your company must be interested in lab space at Bakar Labs.