Ideas should make you climb. Getting the support you need shouldn’t.

As a founder, your needs are as unique as the idea you're pursuing—but much of the entrepreneurship journey has stayed flatly the same.

In a field where the problems are deeply complex and innovation is transformative, a status quo approach to support just won't do.

At Altitude Lab, you'll find a different approach.


Other programs leave you on your own to take care of lab space.

Here, the lab is where your idea comes to life.

That’s why access to our cutting-edge 5,000+ sq ft collaborative lab space is included with your Altitude Lab experience—along with 10,000 sq ft of office space, networking venues, conference rooms, lounges and more. See more about the lab here.


Access to funding and opportunities can be challenging to navigate if your idea or identity doesn’t fit the standard system.

Altitude Lab isn’t tied to an investor or institution—making it possible for us to align resources around your needs, in a community-based way.

We bridge the gap for founders to make big strides—in all the ways their journey demands. For exceptional founders and business ideas, Altitude Lab offers grants. Learn more about our grants here.

Additionally, our revolutionary public/private partnership between Recursion and University of Utah, gives you access to the leader of tech enabled drug discovery and a nationally ranked patent leader who has spun out over 150 life science companies.

At Altitude, you'll be connected to one of the strongest life science resource networks in the country—and this is just the beginning.

See how Recursion's journey is enabling founders like you ›


In many programs, your value and potential is only as significant as your most recent round. At Altitude, we recognize that your whole life is part of long-term business success and leadership.

Step out the door and into the mountains, with world-class hiking and skiing. Take part in our multidisciplinary life science-centric design thinking track, which leverages concepts from IDEO, Lean Start-up and I-Corps. Here, you’re supported to develop yourself at every step—and even have fun along the way.


Known Medicine

Accepted to Y Combinator’s summer cohort, founders Andrea Mazzocchi and Katie-Rose Skelly are working at Altitude Lab to develop an organoid-based platform to personalize cancer treatment strategies.


Mike Kirkness (CIO), Luke Bennink (CTO), and founder Michael Yu are disrupting traditional histology methods for liver fibrosis with their collagen-based diagnostic platform. The technology originates from Michael Yu and his team's work at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Utah.


Theresa Mansi (CEO) and Gerald Gleich (cofounder and CSO) are leading the NexEos team along with collaborators from the University of Utah to develop diagnostic tools and therapies to address eosinophil-related diseases. NexEos offers an alternative to endoscopy with biopsies-a painful and invasive procedure-with its noninvasive imaging agent to diagnose and manage eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). The highly experienced team is also working on treatments for EoE and other eosinophil-driven inflammatory conditions.

Altitude Founders


Andrea Mazzocchi

CEO and Co-Founder
Known Medicine

Katie-Rose Skelly

CTO and Co-Founder
Known Medicine

Theresa Mansi

NexEos Bio

Jerry Gleich

NexEos Bio

Luke Bennink


Mike Kirkness


Ready to be at Altitude?

Residency at Altitude Lab includes access to our cutting edge wet lab space, personalized mentoring and network development and grant support for underrepresented founders. See more details about our program and application process here.

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