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LaunchPad @ one-north

71 Ayer Rajah Crescent

#03-20/21/23/24

Singapore 139951

CHINA

Biotech Innovation Works

No.29 Life Park Road

Room 202-010, Block D

Changping District, Beijing, China, 102206

UNITED STATES

1 Broadway, Cambridge MA 02142 USA

© 2019 by Esco Ventures Pte. Ltd.

Morphosis

Transforming innovations into medicines

We attract brilliant minds from academia, and in our venture crucible, morph their minds to the venture capital path

Supported by:

Introduction

Esco Ventures X

Esco Ventures X is our venture (new company) creation platform, and has launched 3 Singapore-based biotech companies, with more therapeutics (drug discovery / development) companies in the works. Our incubator and laboratory (3000 sq ft of wet lab space) is located at Block 71, Launchpad@one-north.

To further enhance our venture creation portfolio, Esco Ventures X launched the Morphosis Program in 2018, designed for the brightest scientific and budding entrepreneurial minds to embark on biotech venture creation in a VC environment.

Morphosis Program

This full-time program is in 2 phases

Phase 1

In Phase 1 (6 months), Fellows will participate in generating novel venture hypotheses and working closely alongside academic experts and experienced investment professionals in a highly creative and collaborative environment. 

Phase 2

At the end of Phase 1, the venture hypotheses will be evaluated and selected projects will be incubated by Esco Ventures X over a period of a year, with the selected Fellow(s) embarking on Phase 2 of the program to lead the R&D towards achieving POC*.

*Funding of up to SGD 500,000 will be awarded for each project. Projects that meet the POC milestones will be incorporated as a new biotech company.

Hear it from our Morphosis graduates

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Orientation
Weeks 1 - 5
Venture Thesis Generation
Weeks 5 - 20
Pressure Testing
Weeks 20 - 24

OUR FELLOWS

INAUGURAL BATCH OF 2018

Mayura Wagle, Kathy Su, Tenzin Gocha

MORPHING GREAT MINDS

We are constantly looking for bright minds to join us in our venture creation journey.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. PhD in life sciences disciplines, with insights and expertise in a particular field of biology such as immunology, cell and molecular biology, genetics, microbiology etc.

  2. Highly inventive and analytical thinker

  3. Excellent communication skills

  4. Passionate about value creation through innovative science and improving patients’ lives with disruptive technologies

* PhD candidates who have submitted their theses and awaiting dissertation defense are welcomed to apply

* Applicants of all nationalities are welcomed

APPLICATION

Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter and CV, along with any inquiries to morphosis@escoventures.com

Fellows will be competitively remunerated with a monthly stipend for Phase 1.

Application closing date: 31 July 2019

Morphosis II start date: 1 November 2019

INFORMATION SESSION & NETWORKING

Monday, 22 July 2019

Time: 4pm - 6pm

Venue: The Meeting Point, JTC Launchpad@One-north, 73B Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139966

*Refreshments will be provided