2022 Dates announced soon

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.

Fall 2022 Dates announced soon

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

Fall 2022 Dates announced soon

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


Brian Baynes

Founder, petri

Tony Kulesa

founder, petri

Founder Talks

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

Where Our Community
Members Work & Learn

Frequency Bio is designed for

Anyone considering building in bio

Fall 2022 Dates announced soon

Fall 2022 dates announced soon.

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Reach out to jaye@pillar.vc.