January 7 - 14, 2022

A community of bio builders.

Develop an idea, meet a co-founder, join a team.

Presented by Pillar & Petri
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Explore Building a Bio Startup

Frequency Bio is a flexible and free virtual program designed to help you explore launching a startup — on your terms.

Whether you’re actively working on an idea or are just starting to think about building, we welcome a diverse community of founders.

Program runs: January 7 - 14, 2022
Apply by: December 1st, 2021

Free to join

Virtual program

One week

5 - 10 flexible hours

Access to experts

A lifelong founder community

Core Sessions

Frequency Bio participants are required to attend each of the sessions below.

Fri. Jan 7th:

Onboarding + virtual meetup

12-1:30PM ET
Mon. Jan 10th:

Academic spinout panel: what you need to know now

12-1:00PM ET
Tue. Jan 11th:

Building: the dream team & finding IP white space

12-1:00PM ET
Wed. Jan 12th:

Why now: market opportunity & customer discovery

12-1:00PM ET
Thu. Jan 13th:

Making momentum: communicating your ideas & crushing milestones

12-1:00PM ET
Fri. Jan 14th:

Bio VC 101: an overview of the landscape & funding strategies

12-1:00PM ET

Program Roadmap

Program runs: January 7 - 14, 2022
Apply by: December 1st, 2021

Core Sessions

Live virtual sessions covering the fundamentals of finding a co-founder, validating your idea, developing a business model, and raising capital.

(60 minutes | required)

Advisory Sessions

Virtual small group advice sessions with investors, founders and senior leaders designed to help you answer questions about whether and how to start building.

(45 minutes | optional)

Founder Talks

Live virtual and recorded talks from experienced founders. Learn about the journey ahead from someone who has been there and done it before.

(60 minutes | optional)

Founder Community

Join a community of future founders that will endure for life. Start to build relationships during the on-boarding session, then stay connected on Slack and through virtual working groups.


Frequency Bio is a joint venture hosted by Pillar VC and Petri. Our firm is co-founded by the leaders of Ginkgo Bioworks, Exact Sciences, Iora Health, Beyond Meat and Twist Bioscience. We back seed-stage founders, and have decades of experience building companies including PathAI, Asimov and GROBiosciences.


Jaye Goldstein

Head of Programs, Petri & Pillar

Brian Baynes

Founder, petri
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Josh Moser

Partner, Petri

Tony Kulesa

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Founder Talks

Frequency Bio includes both live Founder Talks and recorded sessions. Additional Winter 2022 speakers to be announced soon.

Nabiha Saklayen

Co-Founder & CEO Cellino Speaker

Andy Beck

Co-Founder & CEO Path AI Speaker

Alec Nielsen

Founder & CEO Asimov Speaker

David Harburger

Life Sciences Patent Attorney Greenberg Traurig Speaker

Adrian Li

Business Development Manager Harvard University Speaker

Cheri Ackerman

Co-founder & CEO Concerto Biosciences Speaker

Doug Cameron

Biotech Advisor & Consultant Speaker

Bill Brady

Founding CEO & Director Kula Bio Past Speaker

Emily Leproust

CEO & Founder Twist Bioscience Past Speaker

Reshma Shetty

Co-founder Ginkgo Bioworks Past Speaker

Luciano Bueno

Founder & CEO Galy Past Speaker

Daniel Pregibon

Repertoire Immune Medicines Past Speaker

Where Our Community
Members Work & Learn

Frequency Bio is designed for

Anyone considering building in bio

Program runs: January 7 - 14, 2022
Apply by: December 1st, 2021

Apply Now!

Apply now to be considered for Frequency Bio.
Application closes December 1st, 2021 and those selected will be notified shortly after.

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Reach out to jaye@pillar.vc.