Thank you for your interest in CBG Startups and for your passion to found an awesome venture.  

What is DNA

DNA= De Novo Academy (pretty clever, eh?) is a virtual educational series designed by CBG and our advisors for our founders and entrepreneurial members interested in the nuts and bolts of digital health and biotech startups.


DNA sessions are virtual, occur monthly, and cover those lingering questions indicated by our founders including startups, fundraising, legalities, biz ops, building a team, and running marathons.

Who Should Apply

Founders. Entrepreneurs. Disruptors. Innovators. Tomorrow Leaders.  You're amongst the best and brightest and you want to bring real solutions to the people who need them most.


Ping us for more info on DNA sessions.


Let's Connect

Name *
Hey, Nice Startup
In this case we mean your startup, but we have and love kids too!
Quick! In less than 2 sentences please.
Let us know how close you are to blasting off your new venture.
How you roll
Do you have investments from FFF, seed, grants, etc? Let us know below.
How are you going about getting educated to take on the adventure of a lifetime?
How comfortable are you with messaging and coordination technologies? (Because you're going to have to get pretty comfy as an entrepreneur!)
Would you be down for a high-level founder's only get away?
?'s about content
Thinking locally *
Thinking locally
What keeps you up at night as a founder these days? *Agree or disagree on your interest level of these topics* AND what content would be most helpful in the next 3-6 months.
Forming your team
Protecting your innovation(s)
Keeping it above board (legal, regulations, finances)
How to make friends, influence people, & get money
It's lonely at the top
Would it be valuable to your startup to have a reading group with pre-selected readings, videos, & articles & with discussion?
Thinking globally *
Thinking globally
What are your long-term needs? Think strategery vs. what you're going to eat for a snack when you finally finish this survey. *Agree or disagree on your interest level of these topics*
Building a roadmap
Anticipating hurdles (regulatory approval, clearance, security, insurance, etc.)
Running your startup shoppe
Building your MVP (say what?)
Stop, elaborate, and [we'll] listen... FEEDBACK!
How'd we do? *
How'd we do?
Rate our on-boarding survey
Now go change the world

CBG Startups and De Novo Academy are professional educational services offered free-of-charge to CBG members and portfolio startup companies as part of CBG's educational outreach mission.