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" A lot of people said this was impossible. 'You can't build biotech for $50,000. You can't build anything for $50,000.' Well, that's no longer true, and we're proving it. "
" A big part of the accelerator is to help scientists become entrepreneurs. I like to think about each business being built on three major areas: creating the value, creating the product, and extracting the value. We provide help in each of these areas. "
" I promise you... nobody cares about your business except for you. Nobody. "
" If you're trying to solve a problem that is fundamentally important to human society, that's really important to our mission at Indie Bio. "
" I think I have learnt more about business from fighting than anything else - from any book, from any, like - fighting is an incredible megastore for doing business. "
" We are seeing a new wave of young biologists that are attacking old problems with new tools and fresh ideas, leading to new types of bio startups and creating a much-needed engine to drive Silicon Valley into the next century. "
" You can model experiments on computers now and then execute them, and you don't actually need a fully stocked lab. "
Now And Then
" The world has a huge number of trillion-dollar problems wanting to be solved, and biology is the only way to do that. "
" Biology is the most powerful technology ever created. DNA is software, protein are hardware, cells are factories. "
" Biology is now accelerating at a pace faster than Moore's Law. "
" We want everyone who comes through to feel more entrepreneurial and start companies, even if they fail. "
" IndieBio's capital, facilities, and deep mentoring by a network of biotech-specific experts have the potential to spawn the Google, Facebook, and Instagrams of biology. "
" The development of exponential technologies like new biotech and AI hint at a larger trend - one in which humanity can shift from a world of constraints to one in which we think with a long-term purpose where sustainable food production, housing, and fresh water is available for all. "
" The goal here is to triple the lifespan of human beings. We can't have triple the natural resources, so we need to be more efficient. "
" Hype tends to precede the reality in biotech, but the reality does follow. Usually. "
" Put your life into it - it's not that hard. "
" The global food supply chain is a multitrillion-dollar industry. That's the market we're thinking about disrupting. "
" I ended up going to do a matches program at the state for industrial design. And from there, I got hired at IDEO to joint their design team there - and basically, you are starting as an industrial designer to design products - and then kept asking the question, 'What else can design accomplish? What else can design do?' "
" It's possible to fund companies for $100,000 and find out rather quickly whether or not the idea they are pursuing has merit. Scientists now work much faster. "
" I thought that biology and macro economies, especially, was fairly related between the systems level, and so I graduated the university with a degree in Genetic Engineering and Economies, and I moved to San Francisco to try out how to make money with just the ideas itself. "
" Single-use wearables are tough to sustain from a user perspective. "
" We don't want to end up in a class war. We want everyone to have food, clean water, and a long life expectancy. "
" Writing genetic code like we do software will usher in a completely new way of living for all of us. When this happens, our society will be as fundamentally changed as we have seen from the invention of computers. "