Columbia University

Technology Ventures

'Math Meets Bio’ Columbia-AlleyCorp Collaboration

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 5:00pm




The 'Math Meets Bio’ Columbia-AlleyCorp Collaboration aims to accelerate the transition of innovative technologies for the lab to market and stimulate start-up activity to support the New York Life Science-Tech ecosystem at the intersection of mathematics and biology.

Pre-Proposals must be submitted by November 22, 2021 at 5:00PM ET

Areas of Interest:

Technologies at the intersection of mathematics and biology, including but not limited to:

  • Computational Biology
  • Enabling Technologies for Drug Discovery
  • Tools and Algorithms to Support Advancement of Precision Medicine
  • Operational Tools to Support R&D Infrastructure


To be eligible for participation and funding, at least one team member must have a full-time faculty appointment at a Math Meets Bio member institution, and the project must be based substantially upon intellectual property owned by the faculty member’s institution.

Current Math Meets Bio Alliance Members:

  • Columbia University
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • New York University


Projects selected by AlleyCorp will receive support in terms of funding, mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs, curriculum, and a community of practice. AlleyCorp will provide a minimum commitment of $50,000 in direct funding, plus applicable indirect costs, where applicants should submit a reasonable budget to meet proof-of-concept milestones.

Review Process and Selection of Final Award Recipients:

AlleyCorp will review Pre-Proposals and make recommendations as to which projects should be invited to submit a Full Proposal and develop a Pitch Presentation. Selected Pre-Proposals will be invited to attend educational programming facilitated by Columbia Technology Ventures. Full Proposals and Pitch Presentations will be reviewed by a committee to make final funding decisions.


Please see the Math Meets Bio information page here: or email Alex Turo at [email protected].