IGEM Startups

Synthetic Biology

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The iGEM competition is unlike any other experience available to undergraduate researchers. Teams work extremely hard over the duration of the competition to achieve things that are great, not only for undergraduate researchers, but for research in general. There have been many examples of team projects creating advancements in their fields.

iGEM teams also have an opportunity to really gel together. They learn a lot over the course of a summer and after the Jamborees, are sometimes left with a great idea that they can continue to develop. The most successful of these teams go on to start companies based on their ideas, or start companies with their teammates from the summer.

Here are some of the startups founded by former iGEMers:

If you are interested in finding out more about these companies or want to put your iGEM startup on this list, please contact Kim [at] igem [dot] org.

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