Launch@LabShares: Business Plan Competition

LabShares, with the sponsorship of  DT Ward PCFaber Law Group, and Safety Partners, is giving away a free, one-year membership worth $50,000 to an emerging biotech startup. The winner will have access to shared office and lab space for one scientist as well as all resources and amenities at LabShares.


The deadline for application submission has been extended through April 15th, 2020, at 11:59 PM ET. To apply for this contest, visit our Apply Today tab and fill out the Launch@LabShares Application, then send a copy of your pitch deck to Good luck!

Launch@LabShares FAQ


  1. To be eligible for entry, you must...

    • be a biotechnology/therapeutics startup less than 3 years old

    • have raised less than $2,000,000

    • have fewer than 5 employees

    • be headquartered in Massachusetts

    • have a minimum of $250k in money raised or grants won by your move-in date

  2. How do I apply?

  3. What will LabShares provide the winner?

  4. What is the timeline for this contest?

    • Applications will be accepted between January 20th, 2020 and March 20th, 2020.

The MTTC has provided this PowerPoint

Deck as a reference outline for those

constructing a deck for the first time.


Launch Sponsors





DT Ward, PC is a boutique intellectual property law firm devoted exclusively to the practice of patent law in the startup biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries. The firm’s unique On-Site Counsel business model helps clients create, transform and leverage sustainable portfolios through comprehensive integration of its patent practitioners with the client’s internal science and business teams. The firm’s attorneys, patent agents and technical specialist all hold advanced degrees in science or engineering and have experience in industry and academia. Founded in 2010, the firm is located in beautiful Groton, Massachusetts.




Faber Daeufer & Itrato is a dynamic, independent law firm that provides corporate and transactional counsel to clients in the drug and life sciences industries, and in other emerging technology sectors including cleantech and cloud computing. Since its founding in 2003, the firm has built a premier boutique practice working with over 1,000 companies, research institutions and investors in the life sciences and other emerging technology sectors. The firm includes over 30 lawyers, contracts specialists, and paralegals, whose collective experience handling life science and emerging technologies business transactions and in-house operational knowledge are extraordinary in a law firm. The firm is based in Waltham, Massachusetts and has offices in New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco.​​

Safety Partners creates and implements high quality, customized EHS programs for life science companies.  For 25 years over 500 companies have turned to Safety Partners to provide best-in-class environmental, health, and safety (EHS) programs. They pride themselves on strong, long-standing client relationships and their ability to tailor services to meet comprehensive EHS requirements.

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