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Why Us

We help entrepreneurs feed, fuel and heal the world.

Growing a biotech company is a complex, multi-faceted effort. Founders of early-stage bioscience companies need qualified laboratory space, equipment, advice, mentoring and investment. At Sid Martin Biotech, we provide all this – and more – to help bioscience entrepreneurs reach their goals of getting to market.

We provide outstanding programs to assist startups and early-stage growth companies. Our offerings include assistance with finding finances and forming relationships with venture investment groups; access to legal and accounting help; matching company leaders with experienced entrepreneurs and advisors in specialty areas; and guidance on recruitment of qualified employees.

The Sid Martin Biotech facility has quality laboratory space, conference/training rooms, animal facilities, greenhouses, and over $2.5 million of shared scientific equipment. Our leadership group has tremendous experience in business incubation, bioscience/technology management, finance, and information technology.

Quick Facts About Sid Martin

  • Since 1995, the incubator’s companies have raised over $9.3 billion in funding and M&A activity
  • In the past 8 years alone, Sid Martin companies have raised $7.5 billion of that funding
  • After completing our program, 82 percent of our companies are still operating five years post-graduation
  • Sid Martin scientists have filed more than 30 patents in the past 2 years
  • The average annual full-time salary for an employee in a Sid Martin business is more than $68,000
  • Sid Martin’s graduates have created more than 8,160 high-tech jobs since our inception.
  • We have a significant impact on the local, state, and national economies.

Winner of Eight International and National Awards

In 2020, Sid Martin Biotech won the Randall M. Whaley Incubator of the Year award; it is the only incubator to have won it more than once. It also received the 2020 Rural Entrepreneurship Center of the Year.

In 2017, Sid Martin Biotech won the International Business Innovation Association’s Randall M. Whaley Global Incubator of the Year award for a second time. (Sid Martin Biotech had won the Randall M. Whaley award in 2013 along with the InBIA’s Dinah Adkins Technology Incubator of the year.) Also in 2017, the Sid picked up the InBIA Science/Technology Entrepreneurship Center of the Year at InBIA’s International Conference in Seattle.

In 2013, University Business Incubator Index named us the Top Biotech among university business incubators, using 50+ performance indicators among 150 incubators in 22 countries as criteria for the award. We also received the 2014 State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI)’s “Excellence in Technology-Based Economic Development” award for our achievements in the technology commercialization category.

You could say we’re proud of our reputation and awards. (We are.) But we’re more proud of our mission statement — “We help entrepreneurs feed, fuel and heal the world” — because that’s not just our mission; it’s what we do.