Episode 53: The Biotech Rebels


This episode we spoke to Elsa Sotiriadis, the Chief Futurist and Program Director of Rebel Bio.

Rebel Bio is the world's first life science accelerator, based initially out of Cork, they have worked with startups tackling synthetic meat, algae derived materials, and drug repurposing using AI. They have recently brought in their first cohort to their 2nd home in London, where they will work out of the new White City Incubator. We were keen to break down the different science startup ecosystems that Cork and London have become, and discuss the amazing things that these companies aim to achieve. We were also intrigued by Elsa's passion for science fiction, specifically the passage of inspiration between science fiction and research and back again.


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Episode 26: Silicon Valley Science: with Ryan Bethencourt, the Program Director and Venture Partner at IndieBio, where we chat about biotech investment and some amazing biotech advances

Episode 33: From Lab Bench to Marketplace, with Katie Rae, CEO of The Engine, a deep tech accelerator that provides physical and intellectual resources to the startups through their coupling to all the greta stuff happening in Cambridge Mass.