Call for Applications 2021
Deadline Extension July 4th

Let's transform science into good business

The Ganesha Lab is a Global Biotech Scale up for science and technology-based startups in Latam.

We generate value to achieve the internationalization of Biotech startups. We prepare entrepreneurs to navigate the competitive global markets and translate science into good business. We create acceleration with a clear goal. Nobody understands Biotech business like we do!

What are we looking for?

We are looking for early-stage biotech startups from Latin America with the potential and vision to generate global impact.

Our scale up program

Industry targets

  • BioMedicine
    • Small Molecules
    • Cell Therapy and regenerative medicine
    • Tissue engineering and biomaterials
    • Microbiome Intervention
    • Treatment Personalization
  • Consumer health
    • Skin Health
    • Sun Care
    • Acne
    • Pain
    • Allergy
    • Smoking Cessation
    • Mental health and energy
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Oncology
    • Neuroscience
    • Cardiology
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Vaccines
    • Immunology
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Metabolic Diseases
  • Medical devices
    • Surgical Oncology and Cardiology
    • Obesity
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporosis
  • Diagnostics
    • Instrumentation & technology improving productivity
    • Molecular and genetic based testing/diagnostics
    • Diagnostics using AI to improve patient outcome
    • Biomarker assay based diagnostics
  • BioAgro
    • Biologicals (pre/post Harvest)
    • Biopesticides
    • Adjuvants
    • Biostimulants
    • Biological seed treatment
    • Organic Agriculture
    • Plant Production
  • BioFood
    • Plant based Food
    • Personalized Nutrition
    • Food waste
    • Sustainable food
    • Consumer products
    • Alternative Proteins
  • Animal health
    • Animal Husbandry and Feed
    • Nutritional suplements
    • Prebiotics or probiotics
    • Antimicrobial use in food animals
    • Alternative proteins
    • Vaccines or immune modulators
    • Animal welfare

The Ganesha Lab program 2021

Open call
Announcement: Pre-selected startups
Interviews + selection Pitch
Announcement: Selected startups
360° Due Diligence + Legal aspects + Sign Agreements
Sep - Oct - Nov
Scale Up Program Program 2021
Workshops and Trainings (2 to 3 per week)
Individual coaching, mentoring and advising
Announcement: Selected startups
Soft-landing US Program
CIC Miami & MIT Enterprise Forum (last 2 weeks)
Final pitch 2021
2022 (TBC)
International Market Validation (IMV)

It is designed as a Life Cycle approach in the scale up and internationalization of biotech startups. The starting point in our Academy is – a 6 months scale up program which provides the tools and knowledge critical for your future international success.

After the completion of the Scale up Program, The Ganesha Lab continues to support its portfolio companies for a minimum of three years.

What to expect at The Ganesha Lab Academy?

  • Due Diligence in 6 dimensions to identify critical gaps including: Team, Science & Technology, IP & Regulatory; Legal; Finance; Business Model;
  • 4-modules covering Business Base Line; Clients & Markets; Global success & scaling; Investors & Capital Raise.
  • Individual meetings with experts and partners (Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, Janssen, UC Davis Venture Catalyst, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Life Science Nations, Morse IP Law or Agrosuper) to advance in most critical aspects and milestones
  • Pitch Events in front of national and international investors
  • Soft-landing US workshops providing critical elements for the internationalization, delivered by the CIC Miami & MIT EF
  • Market Validation in the USA for a period of up to two months.


  • Global innovation is only possible through collaboration. The Ganesha Lab partnership with Venture Catalyst has been the key to enabling our Worldwide Accelerated Research Partnerships (WARP tm) program at UC Davis.

    Mike Lemcke
    Mike Lemcke
    Associate Director, Venture Catalyst
    University of California, Davis
  • At J&J we believe in co-creating the future of human health with the global startups ecosystem. Latin America has brilliant scientists and entrepreneurs who need strategic partners like The Ganesha Lab to accelerate their innovation and scale globally.

    Livea Fujita Barbosa
    Livea Fujita Barbosa
    Manager External Innovations
    Johnson & Johnson
  • The Ganesha Lab Program offers me the opportunity to transfer to the entrepreneurs my perspective and experience in Global business development and fund raising .Think Global, think Big. I have witness how The Ganesha Lab scale up program has impacted the growth of people and companies. I applaud them!

    Gregory Mannix
    Gregory Mannix
    Vice President International Business Development
    General Manager Europe
    Life Science Nation
  • The Ganesha Lab program takes a company to a whole other level in their 4 months acceleration program.

    Doesn't matter if you are in the seed stage or are looking for investors, there is still so much you don't know and need to learn.

    Denise Zujur
    Denise Zujur
  • The Ganesha Lab has been a game changer partner for my startup. I have found in the team a highly committed group of professionals ready to share wise and practical advice to make the best decisions in my endeavor. Additionally, the scale up program provided me with solid knowledge about how a scientific-based project could become a profitable company without losing our essence. And most importantly, as a boutique, they have put me on the map of biotech startups and potential investments. Become part of The Ganesha Lab portfolio has been one of the best decisions of my entrepreneur life.

    Dr. David Bravo, PhD
    Dr. David Bravo, PhD
    Pannex Therapeutics
  • The Ganesha Lab supported us in identifying and making introductions with ad-hoc investors for our expansion plan to the US (…) and took also part in our bridge round by investing alongside other investors.

    Gastón Salinas
    Gastón Salinas
    CEO & Founder
    Botanical Solutions
  • The Ganesha Lab gave us access to the key biotechnology market in Boston (…) we validated our main hypothesis with the most important pharmaceutical companies in the world and started our internationalization process.

    Alejandro Bisquertt
    Alejandro Bisquertt
    CEO & Founder
  • The Ganesha Lab has guided us to establish solid IP and business strategy (…) enabling us to compete with the best companies in our field and secure funding as we established in the US market.

    Ignacio Rippes
    Ignacio Rippes
    COO & Founder
    Purple Dental
  • The Ganesha Lab team has provided an effective methodology to systematically de-risk and refine the company´s business model while building a consistent business strategy based on deep market and customer understanding.

    Javier Urzua
    Javier Urzua
    CEO & Founder
  • Partners

    • Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health

      At Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, we are driven to improve the personal health of people everywhere. We deliver products that are rooted in science and endorsed by professionals. Our differentiated portfolio of iconic brands, including Tylenol®, Zarbee’s®, Neutrogena®, Aveeno®, Listerine®, OGX®, and Johnson’s®, delivers life-enhancing, first-to-market innovation. By combining the power of science with meaningful human insights and digital-first thinking, we help more than 1.2 billion people live healthier lives every day, from their very first day.

    • Janssen

      At Janssen, we’re creating a future where disease is a thing of the past. We’re the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, working tirelessly to make that future a reality for patients everywhere by fighting sickness with science, improving access with ingenuity, and healing hopelessness with heart. We focus on areas of medicine where we can make the biggest difference: Cardiovascular & Metabolism, Immunology, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Neuroscience, Oncology, and Pulmonary Hypertension.

    • Thermo Fisher Scientific

      Thermo Fisher Scientific's mission is to enable customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. As the world leader in serving science the company provides unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.

    • UC Davis Venture Catalyst

      UC Davis' Venture Catalyst facilitates the translation of University research and technology by driving the development of new ventures. UC Davis is known worldwide for its leadership in research leading to new innovations and technologies that are translated to the marketplace through UC Davis startup companies. Venture Catalyst drives the successful development of new ventures.

    • Life Science Nation

      Life Science Nation (LSN) has the most comprehensive life science investor database in the world. LSN has also pioneered a unique global partnering event model that matches buyers and sellers based on their specifically stated needs and declared partnering mandate initiatives garnered from one-on-one interviews and curating buyer/seller databases in a selected industry.

    • Morse Law

      Morse focuses exclusively on the core legal services that businesses need to succeed. We help businesses of all sizes — from startups to Fortune 1000 companies — in service areas such as Corporate, IP, Data Privacy, Licensing & Strategic Alliances, Employment, Taxation, and Litigation. With a tradition of excellence and innovation, we offer clients responsive and reliable service, and sound and insightful business advice.

    • CIC Miami

      Over the past 20 years Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) has become one of the largest startup ecosystems in the United States. CIC specializes in creating communities and accelerating the growth of innovation-based companies by promoting collaboration.

    • MIT EF

      MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge is one of world's premier entrepreneurial support organizations with 17 chapters across 4 continents. Their greatest impact is in accelerating the success of early and mid-stage companies—as early as the concept stage and pre-seed, and through institutional funding.

    • Agrosuper

      Agrosuper is a leading company in food production and commercialization in the region. The core business is in animal protein, nevertheless the constant search to satisfy the needs of consumers has led to innovate in terms of product offering and value chain.