"Golden Ticket" Contests

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Learn more about Bristol Myers Squibb's "Golden Ticket" contests in regions across the U.S.

LabCentral Golden Tickets: Cambridge, Mass.

Bristol Myers Squibb is a platinum sponsor of LabCentral, an innovative, shared laboratory space in Cambridge, MA designed as a launchpad for life-science and biotech start-ups. Bristol Myers Squibb is sponsoring a contest to award two “Golden Tickets.” Each Golden Ticket is one year of underwritten individual laboratory bench space at Lab Central (“Award”).  

Bristol Myers Squibb is now accepting applications for its 2021 Golden Ticket Contest until August 17, 2021. Companies engaged in therapeutic research in the fields of oncology, hematology, immunology, cardiovascular disease, neuroscience or fibrotic diseases are encouraged to apply, as are those pursuing research in novel target identification, drug delivery, discovery technology platforms or translational R&D.  

Bristol Myers Squibb is currently sponsoring three contests for Golden Tickets—with partner organizations in California, Massachusetts and New York.  Each contest is being administered and run separately according to each contest’s Official Rules.

A Golden Ticket at LabCentral is good for one individual six-foot bench in LabCentral’s shared facility, including all resident benefits, subject to LabCentral’s policies and the Bristol Myers Squibb Golden Ticket Contest Official Rules (“Official Rules”). LabCentral provides fully equipped, permitted and supported lab space for biomedical research, plus programming and unmatched networking opportunities to help start-ups advance their science and build their companies. Visit http://labcentral.org/facilities-services/ to learn more. 

To submit an application to the Contest at LabCentral, please review the Official Rules and submit your application via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BMS_LabCentral by 11:59 PM EST on August 17, 2021.   

A sub-set of applicants will be identified by Contest Judges as finalists.  Finalists will present their company concept at a virtual Pitch Event attended by leaders from across the Bristol Myers Squibb organization. All presentations at the Pitch Event will be non-confidential and last no more than 15 minutes. The event will be held in a digital format on or around October 13, 2021. 

Awardees will be announced following the Pitch Event.

Bristol Myers Squibb 2021 Golden Ticket Contest at LabCentral Official Rules identify the process for selecting the winners of the contest, the judging criteria and other terms and conditions of the Contest. By submitting an application, applicants represent and warrant that they have read and agree to the Official Contest Rules.

Learn More About our Winners

2020 LabCentral Golden Ticket Winners

2019 LabCentral Golden Ticket Winners

2018 LabCentral Golden Ticket Winners 

2017 LabCentral Golden Ticket Winners 

2016 LabCentral Golden Ticket Winners

BioLabs@NYULangone Golden Tickets: New York City

Bristol Myers Squibb is a Founding Sponsor of BioLabs@NYULangone, a premier coworking, innovative, shared laboratory space in Manhattan, NY designed as a launchpad for entrepreneurs of life-science and biotech start-ups. Bristol Myers Squibb is sponsoring a contest to award three "Golden Tickets." Each Golden Ticket is one year of underwritten individual laboratory bench space at BioLabs@NYULangone (“Award”).

Bristol Myers Squibb is now accepting applications for its 2021 Golden Ticket Contest until August 17, 2021. Companies engaged in therapeutic research in the fields of oncology, hematology, immunoscience, cardiovascular disease, neuroscience, or fibrotic diseases are encouraged to apply, as are those pursuing research in novel target identification, drug delivery, discovery technology platforms or translational R&D.

A Golden Ticket is good for one individual bench in BioLabs@NYULangone’s shared facility, including all resident benefits, subject to BioLabs’ policies and the Bristol Myers Squibb Golden Ticket Contest Official Rules ("Official Rules"). BioLabs@NYULangone provides fully equipped, permitted and supported lab space for biomedical research, plus programming and unmatched networking opportunities to help start-ups advance their science and build their companies. Visit the BioLabs website here to learn more. 

To submit an application to the Contest at BioLabs@NYULangone, please review the Official Rules here and complete the Contest application via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BMS_BioLabsNYU, including a brief, non-confidential pitch deck by 11:59 PM EST on August 17, 2021.

A sub-set of applicants will be identified by Contest Judges as finalists. Finalists will:

  • Present their concept at a virtual Innovation Pitch Event attended by leaders from Bristol Myers Squibb Discovery and Translational Medicine, Business Development and other scientific staff from throughout Bristol Myers Squibb. All presentations at the Pitch Event will be non-confidential. The event will be held in a digital format on or around October 13, 2021.

Contest Winners will be announced following the Innovation Pitch Event consistent with the Official Rules.

Bristol Myers Squibb 2021 Golden Ticket Contest at BioLabs@NYULangone Official Rules identify the process for selecting the winners of the Contest, the Judging Criteria and other terms and conditions of the Contest. By submitting an application, applicants represent and warrant that they have read, understand and agree to the Official Rules.

MBC BioLabs Golden Tickets: San Francisco, CA

Bristol Myers Squibb is a platinum sponsor of MBC BioLabs, an innovative, shared laboratory space in San Francisco, CA designed as a launchpad for life-science and biotech start-ups. Bristol Myers Squibb is sponsoring a Contest to award two “Golden Tickets” (“Contest”).  Each Golden Ticket is one year of underwritten individual laboratory bench space at MBC Biolabs (“Award”).  

Bristol Myers Squibb is now accepting applications for its 2021 MBC Biolabs Golden Ticket Contest until August 17, 2021. Companies engaged in therapeutic research in the fields of oncology, hematology, immunology, cardiovascular disease, neuroscience or fibrotic diseases are encouraged to apply, as are those pursuing research in novel target identification, drug delivery, discovery technology platforms or translational R&D.   

A Golden Ticket is good for one individual bench in MBC BioLab’s shared facility, including all resident benefits. MBC Biolabs provides fully equipped, permitted and supported lab space for biomedical research, plus programming and unmatched networking opportunities to help start-ups advance their science and build their companies. Visit: https://mbcbiolabs.com/ to learn more. 

To submit an application to the Contest at MBC BioLabs, please carefully review the Official Rules and submit your application via this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BMS_MBCBioLabs by 11:59PM EST on August 17, 2021.

A sub-set of Applicants will be identified by Contest Judges as finalists.  Finalists will present their company concept at a virtual Pitch Event attended by leaders with relevant expertise from across the Bristol Myers Squibb organization. All presentations at the Pitch Event will be non-confidential and last no more than 15 minutes. The event will be held in a digital format on or around October 13, 2021. 

Awardees will be announced following the Pitch Event.

Bristol Myers Squibb 2021 Golden Ticket Contest at MBC BioLabs Official Rules identify the process for selecting the winners of the contest, the judging criteria and other terms and conditions of the Contest. By submitting an application, applicants represent and warrant that they have read and agree to the Official Contest Rules.

Bristol Myers Squibb may run separate Golden Ticket Contests in different U.S. regions at the same time or in overlapping time. These contests are run separately by Bristol Myers Squibb each pursuant to its own Official Rules. As long as the Applicant complies with the eligibility criteria set forth in Section 3 of these Rules, an entity can submit separate Applications to multiple contests.