KQ Labs

An accelerator programme for exciting early-stage start-ups using data as a core part of their business model to improve human health, run by the Francis Crick Institute and funded by LifeArc, with sponsorship for one cancer-focused company from Cancer Research Horizons. 

Interested in taking part?

Applications for this year's cohort are open until 23:59 BST on 10 July 2023

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Intro to KQ Labs

Catalysing the ecosystem for innovative data-driven health start-ups

Inspiring the next generation of HealthTech leaders

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What we offer

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Tailored weekly content: workshops, talks, and panels
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£40k funding in the form of a Convertible Loan Note
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1:1 mentoring from subject-matter experts
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Investor introductions
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Corporate and pharma introductions

Which companies can we help?

The programme

We run weekly virtual workshops on a wide range of topics, all tailored to the needs of early-stage data-driven health companies.

Our companies also have access to 1:1 mentoring with a hand-picked network of experts, as well as introductions to key investors and corporates. 

Each cohort will have access to our network of alumni, experts, mentors, investors and corporates beyond the programme.

We are located in London’s Knowledge Quarter, and have success partners from across the UK and around the world.

At KQ Labs, we believe in investing in people and creating lasting connections. 

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Join us as a mentor

Join us as a mentor

We're looking for people with experience of commercialisation, entrepreneurship and fundraising, as well as with specialist areas of relevant expertise such as in accessing data, protecting IP or navigating the regulatory route to market for data driven health companies, who would be interested in mentoring this year's cohort of companies

If you think you might be a good fit, contact us and we'll be in touch. 

Our funding partners

LifeArc, strategic partner for KQ Labs
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