Milner Pitch Day

The Milner Institute’s 2024 Pitch Day will take place on 1st July. Some of the most exciting and innovative early-stage life sciences companies from local accelerators and incubators such as Frame Shift and Start Codon, as well as other selected national and international companies, will be invited to pitch to investors. The pitch event will be followed by networking open to Founders Growth Community members to stimulate connections between founders and investors.


Pitching companies are by invitation only. Pre-Series A investors can register for the event here – when registering, please select in-person or online registration.


St Catharine’s College
McGrath Centre
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1RL


1st July, 2024

3:00-3:20pm Registration
3:20-3:30pm Welcome
3:30-4:30pm Pitching Session 1
4:30-5:00pm Coffee Break
5:00-6:00pm Pitching Session 2
6:30pm onwards Networking with the Founders Growth Community

Presenting Companies

There will be 12 presenting companies on the day, and pitches will be 7 minutes, plus 3 minutes for questions.

Frame Shift Companies:

  • Avatrial, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy
  • Clock bio, Markus Gstöttner
  • CoSyne Therapeutics, Louwai Muhammed
  • Immutrin, Mihriban Tuna

Start Codon Companies:

  • Indegra Therapeutics, Richard Hatley and Simon Macdonald
  • Ephyra, Lavenniah Annadoray

Babraham Research Campus Companies:

  • Creasallis, Zahra Jawad

More companies from our partners will be announced in the coming weeks.

Research Areas

Antibody immunotherapy | Cancer therapeutics | Data collector for new cancer treatments | Immunology based therapeutics | Longevity | Platform technology

About the Founders Growth Community

The Founders Growth Community has been created to support pre-series A life science/BioTech founders and leaders. The group helps to accelerate the funding process with workshops and networking, and an online community to share resources and advice.

The Founders Growth Community was initiatived by five partners the Milner Therapeutics Institute, Babraham Research Campus, Illumina Venture Labs, o2h group, and Start Codon.


If you have questions about the event or would like to become a Milner affiliated investor, please contact Alexandra Huener, Milner Head of Entrepreneurship.