Silicon Valley creates the type of people that build computers that are compatible to fit in the palm of our hand, electric cars that can reach hundreds of miles on a single charge and plans to launch tiny satellites across the planet to bring everyone in the world internet access.
Biotechnology is currently establishing its foundation alongside other big ideas, thanks to reduced costs in robotics, machine learning and some creative Silicon Valley thinkers. Investor contributed more than $4 billion into U.S. life sciences back in 2014, and there are an increasing amount of startups in the field.
IndieBio is a part of that progressive movement as the first biotech accelerator to focus on things such as 3D printed animal parts, gut microbes that make essential enzymes, and artificial skin from a yeast. Backed by SOS Ventures, Indiebio gives each startup in the accelerator with $250,000, a place in a real lab, and mentors in the field such as 23andMe co-founder Linda Avey and father of the Human Genome Project ˝erode Church.