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A community of bio builders.

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

Presented by Pillar & Petri

Frequency Bio is a flexible and free virtual program designed to help you explore launching a biotech 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.

Application deadline: TBA

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.


Onboarding + virtual meetup

12-1:30PM ET

Building: the dream team & finding IP white space

12-1:00PM ET

Why now: market opportunity & customer discovery

12-1:00PM ET

Making momentum: communicating your ideas & hitting milestones

12-1:00PM ET

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

12-1:00PM ET

Program Roadmap

Application deadline: TBA

Core Sessions

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

(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.

Russ Wilcox

Partner, Pillar

Tony Kulesa

Principal, Pillar
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Thomas de Vlaam

Principal, Pillar

Subaita Rahman

Bio Co-op, Pillar

Founder Talks

Frequency Bio includes both live Founder Talks and recorded sessions. Speakers for January 2023 include several Frequency alumni who have since gone on to raise capital for their start-ups.


Floris Engelhardt

Co-founder, Kano Therapeutics

Stan Wang

Founder, Thymmune

Namita Bisaria

Founder, Stealth

Max Jamilly

Co-founder, Hoxton Farms

Reshma Shetty

Ginkgo Bioworks
Jan 2022

Nabiha Saklayen

April 2021
Aug 2022

Jake Becraft

Strand Therapeutics

Daisy Robinton

Oviva Therapeutics
Aug 2022

Where Our Community
Members Work & Learn

Frequency Bio is designed for

Anyone considering building in bio

Apply by: TBA

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