A network for tomorrow's biotech startups

Who are we ?

A network, initiated by Harvard University, of students in life sciences, PhD, MD, Business and Law students, accompanied by experts in technology transfer and biotechnologies from the public and private sectors.


Our objectives

Identify, educate and develop the next generation of biotechnology leaders
• Empower young entrepreneurs of tomorrow in the biotech and medtech fields.
Create new intellectual communities and bridges within the biotechnology ecosystems
Promote innovation and increase the quality and quantity of innovative projects leading to the creation of start-ups

Our partners

Nucleate, an international network


Leadership team

Network initiated by Harvard University.
600+ volunteer students with a master's degree, doctorate, business and management degree, medical degree...
50% women, 25% ethnic minorities.


108 Teams | $170M+ raised post-program.
1,789+ industry participation, 501+ advisors, 448+ mentors, 840+ experts.

Worldwide presence

Nucleate is active in 20 regions representing over 120 universities in the United States (Harvard, Yale, Columbia, UCSF...), the United Kingdom and the European Union.



Education program

Activator program

Nucleate supports the young biotech founders out of academia and has enabled the formation of impactful ventures through coaching by mentors, business development, and VC.

What's in it for you ?



If you are a motivated PhD, MD, Business, Law students and postdocs with strong interest for the biotech/pharma, innovation or entrepreneurship, contact us !