The best ideas make you climb.

Getting the best help shouldn’t.

Fueling Your Startup Potential in Health Care Innovation

In a field where the problems are profoundly complex, and innovation is transformative, founders need more than a lab to bring their technologies to patients. We aim for every Altitude Lab resident to be seed-funded and ready to transition into their own headquarters within 24 months. 

Our program is designed to unlock your startup’s success by equipping you with the scientific, operational, educational, and expert resources to take you to your next stage of growth. Discover the value of our program and the communities we connect you with.

Accelerate your learning and success with Startup Nitro, Altitude’s educational and development platform. Startup Nitro provides the templates, tools, and experts to help founders and their first employees achieve early milestones and prepare for fundraising. The program culminates in three capstones each year offering founders the opportunity to meet investors, clinicians, and commercial partners.

Startup Nitro- your access to Altitude’s national resources and network

When you become a resident, you gain access to our educational workshop series tailored to the health care industry for early stage growth. Topics covered include: Navigating the FDA, IND/IDE Submissions, Preclinical/Clinical Workshops, Valuing Your health care Startup, Startup Taxation, Lab Project Management, SBIR and Granting, Hiring & HR, Milestone-based Fundraising, and more.Learn from pro-bono experts in legal, finance, and more through office hours.

Nitro’s Capstone Events and Resources

Access to Altitude Lab's exclusive investor summit. Connect with venture capitalists and angel investors from across the country.

Showcase your startup to a diverse audience, including grad students, the community, the press, investors, and industry partners. Last year, two startups received partnership deals immediately after their pitch.

Early registration is now open.

Enjoy monthly mixers, open houses, and exclusive panels with industry CEOs. Use Office Hours to gain insights from legal and industry experts, assisting your startup's growth. Elevate your startup journey with our community.

Attend Altitude Lab and industry partner open houses, CXO sessions, and other exclusive events.

Access to Altitude Lab's exclusive investor summit. Connect with venture capitalists and angel investors from across the country.

Showcase your startup to a diverse audience, including grad students, the community, the press, investors, and industry partners. Last year, two startups received partnership deals immediately after their pitch.

Early registration is now open.

Connect with industry partners in biotech hubs like San Francisco and Boston. Expand your network, secure meetings, and scale innovation with strategic partners.

Enjoy monthly mixers, open houses, and exclusive panels with industry CEOs. Use Office Hours to gain insights from legal and industry experts, assisting your startup's growth. Elevate your startup journey with our community.

Attend Altitude Lab and industry partner open houses, CXO sessions, and other exclusive events.

Pricing

Altitude Lab offers an adaptable membership plan to let you grow quickly without having to worry about maintenance, inventory, or infrastructure. Access a fully equipped coworking lab and office, start with a single bench and scale up as you grow.

One Desk

Work in a modern, flexible environment with access to conference rooms, event venues, lounges, and more

Sit/stand desk

Conference room

Lounges

Event venue

Package reception

Business address

High speed internet

Kitchen

Parking

$300

/ per month

+

Lab Bench

Complete access to a professionally managed laboratory and nearly $1M of technology and tools

Molecular and cell bio labs

~$1M of tech and tools

Cold and chemical storage

Professional lab service

Package reception

Pitch nights

Experiential education

Business address

Parking

$2,250

/ per month

+

The Stash

Don't waste your time managing lab inventory. Rely on The Stash to make stocking tips, plates, and other lab essentials easy.

Tips, tubes, plates, and more

Easy monthly subscription

Scales with your operation and stage

$150

/ per month

Explore Current Equipment

5,000 sq ft. of professionally managed lab space

The latest molecular and cell biology instrumentation

Dedicated tissue and cell culture and analysis facility

Close proximity to University of Utah’s core facilities

Easy package reception, retrieval, and storage

Event venue, lounges, and 13 conference rooms

10,000 sq ft. of flexible, COVID-safe office space

Investor Coalition

Our partnered network of leading healthcare venture capitalists works with Altitude to fund, mentor, and provide resources for founders. Founding members include:

Shaquille Vayda

Lux Capital

Rohan Ganesh

Obvious Ventures

Zavain Dar

Dimension Capital

Zachary Bogue

JD, DCVC

Michael Schmanske

AngelMD

Nickolas Mark

Intermountain Ventures

Nathaniel Horwitz

RA Capital

Nan Li

Dimension Capital

Branden Rosenhan MD

MedMountain Ventures

Katelin Roberts

MedMountain Ventures

Jack Boren

Epic Ventures

Greg Yap

Menlo Ventures

Austin Walters

SpringTide Capital

Andrea Jackson

Northpond Ventures

Alaa Halawa

Mubadala Capital

Why Altitude Lab?

Join Altitude Lab and belong to a vibrant community of innovators, investors, and experts all working to improve patient care. Our program equips you with the knowledge, connections, and resources to help your health care startup succeed.

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Becoming a resident lets you

Experience Unlimited Lab Access

We are equipped with $1M of state-of-the-art cell and molecular biology tools and provide the lab management, training, and experimental help to support your technology development. Altitude Lab supports groundbreaking science and growing teams in practical and holistic ways.

Find Direct Industry Guidance

By connecting you with experts and seasoned entrepreneurs across the country, we make decades of industry knowledge accessible. With the support of our network, we aim to simplify the path of a complex industry. You will leave ready to navigate field-specific challenges like securing partnerships, managing clinical pathways, and more.

Connect With Investors

Every founder will need investors to fund, mentor, and connect their startup, but access to capital is the most cited opportunity gap for many nontraditional founders. Altitude Lab brings our partnered network of health care venture capitalists to you 40 days/year to build your network early in your startup’s development.

Grow Your Network

At Altitude Lab, you belong to an innovative, forward-thinking community of solution builders committed to higher quality, affordable and accessible health care.Together, our founders grapple with the unique challenges in the health care and biotech industry.

Let Us Manage Admin

You've got a company to grow; we want to make that as easy and affordable as possible. As a resident, Altitude Lab offers an adaptable membership plan to let you grow quickly without worrying about maintenance, inventory, or infrastructure. Let our team manage the administrative details so you and your team can focus on building forward with the momentum from our support.

Access a fully equipped co-working lab and office, start with a single bench and scale up as you grow.

See What Founder's
Are Saying

Provided lab space for our employees as we progress and grow this start-up biotech company

Jim Levison

Altitude is an enriching environment that provides countless opportunities for our company to grow, network, fundraise, and further develop our products.

Robert Williams

Lauryn and Chandana have been excellent. They consistently go above and beyond their duties to help my company and me be successful. They have been instrumental in getting us connected with vendors, equipment set up, lab issues resolved, and so much more. They are always more than willing to help with whatever questions I may have. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with them.

Liz Enrico

The lab space has been extremely helpful, having access to all the equipment has been crucial for company progression.

Luke Bennink

Residence allowed our company to begin running experiments and moving forward while we raised capital for our own equipment and space.

Andrea Mazzocchi

Being able to access the lab facilities has been amazing! As well as having access to a community of other scientists for help and to learn from.

Eva Serio

Altitude Lab has served us as a great launch pad. Before we started the company, we did not fully appreciate the logistical intensity of starting a biotech. Altitude lab has allowed us focus on our science while the rest of the lab needs and so much more were taken care of for us.

Trent Fowler

Lab space, and being able to move/work away from the university has been huge for us. From a technology standpoint as well as allowing us to work faster and more efficiently. Having a working environment (desks) where we can grow and collaborate has been useful too. The space allows us to be dynamic as we grow and our needs change

Susan Wojralewicz

The key thing is infrastructure for us. We've been able to navigate legal stuff and fundraising without a ton of outside help but having a physical space to receive shipments on our behalf and instrumentation for us to use has really helped. I expect that benefit to jump when we finally move our lab operations there!

Ian Quigley

Having an affordable place to set up our lab and do our initial work is beyond measurable value. Also, the ability to connect with others in the same space for advice and shared experience is also incredibly helpful.

Joshua Schiffman

Get Involved

Intern With Early Stage Companies Through Nitro!
Join science and business projects with Altitude Lab resident startups and partners. Bridge the gap between talent and the health care startup industry.

Email info@altitudelab.org to learn how you can partner and get involved with the work we do.

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