Dojo reaches future biotech leaders at undergrad institutions

Dojo Programs

Dojo is empowering the next generation of undergraduate biotech innovators through community, resources, and capital. We offer a number of programs to help provide undergraduates with the necessary education and network to contribute to the bioeconomy.


DojoExplore is a 9-week introductory biotech workshop and seminar series. Through a mix of seminar-based and workshop-based training, we aim to introduce young scientists to the basics of the biotech venture creation process and key decision-making frameworks that founders employ in the early-stages of commercialization. The series combines focuses on key personnel roles within biotech startups and idea commercialization, focusing on how they interact with one another. The inaugural Fall 2022 cohort consisted of 25 emerging undergraduate biotech innovators and we are scaling to run two in-person cohorts in Evanston, IL and Toronto, ON come Fall 2023.


DojoGrants is a financial scholarship program that enables undergrads to conduct hands-on lab research across the world’s premier research universities and institutions. The first cohort will launch in fall 2023, with a strong emphasis on financially supporting students from diverse geographies and underrepresented backgrounds (e.g. BIPOC, LGBTQ+, first-generation students, low-income) to participating in stipend-compensated research.


Coming back for a second year to Cambridge, MA with backing from 1517 and Emergent Ventures, DojoHouse is a biotech hacker house taking place that will house 8 ambitious undergraduates focusing in life sciences academia or industry, from June 01 - August 11th 2023. While living in the DojoHouse, students are taking part in full-time internships in academic research labs, biotech startups, or VC funds. DojoHouse members will also have access to in-house programming, including mentor office hours, fireside chats, corporate site visits, and speed networking events with biotech leaders


Want to join us?