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2023 Bristol Myers Squibb
Golden Ticket Contest

Bristol Myers Squibb is sponsoring a contest to award up to three Golden Tickets at BioLabs@NYULangone. Each Golden Ticket provides one year of fully paid individual laboratory bench space and membership at BioLabs@NYULangone, a fully equipped, laboratory-based incubator in Manhattan with facilities, support and equipment designed to accelerate early-stage startups in the life sciences and biopharma spaces. 

The deadline for applications is Thursday, December 28, 2023.


The Benefits

  • Access to 50,000 square feet of shared lab and office space 

  • An unparallel suite of equipment & support

  • Access to a diverse scientific community

  • Opportunity to benefit from a unique tax-free zone for payroll & sales tax 

  • Opportunity to work & build your team in the vibrant and connected neighborhoods of Soho and Hudson Square in NYC

Eligibility Snapshot

Only the companies meeting the following criteria are eligible to receive the award:

Therapeutic Focus Area

Solid tumors






Cell therapy

Digital health

Research technologies

Novel target identification

Drug delivery

Drug discovery technology platforms

Translational R&D and medicine

Company  Features

US for-profit corporate entity

Less than $20 million USD raised

Less than $2 million USD in revenue

Submission of  completed application

The Process


BMS will review all applications submitted by

December 28, 2023


A subset of applicants will be identified by the contest judges

January 2024


Finalists will present their company & scientific concept at a virtual pitch showcase in February 2024


Up to 3 awards will be granted to the companies that best meet the criteria

Good luck!

How to Apply


Review eligibility requirements & official rules to determine if you qualify


Prepare a compelling non-confidential pitch deck


Submit application form with your pitch deck by December 28, 2023


The official rules for this contest cover eligibility, the application process, judging criteria, award details, conditions, and various warrants and limitations. 

The official rules can be found here.

Official Rules
  • Unmet medical, market, and/or technological needs

  • Solution with differentiating features clearly highlighted

  • The scientific principle underlying the solution

  • Key data supporting the scientific principle or data indicating proof-of-concept

  • Overview of the business case

  • Overview of intellectual property and publications

  • Highlights of the team members and their expertise

  • Roadmap, including timeframe and growth plan, for use of the Golden Ticket award and the work that will be conducted at BioLabs@NYULangone

Pitch Guidelines

Application Submission

Submit applications using the application form

The submission form requires the following: 

  1. Company Name

  2. Research or Therapeutic Focus Area

  3. Company Type​

  4. Location of Current Operations

  5. Main Contact Details

  6. Cumulative Funding Received

  7. Cumulative Revenue (if applicable)

  8. Description of Team

  9. Non-Confidential Description of Research

  10. Pitch Upload (PDFs up to 16MB)


Contact Us

Any questions or comments regarding this contest can be directed to:

Questions and request for information about BioLabs@NYULangone facilities and services can be directed to:  

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