Dojo reaches future biotech leaders at undergrad institutions

Dojo Programs

Dojo is a global community of curious undergraduate looking to learn or build in biotech. We offer a number of programs to help provide undergraduates with the necessary education and network to contribute to the bioeconomy.


Our virtual, lecture-based learning program to explore questions like “What is biotech?
What’s the difference between pharma, biotech, and academia? What’s VC?”. Bring in your questions and curiosity, and we’ll provide the community to support and answer all your incubating questions. Runs every Fall, Winter,
and Summer sessions.


3 months, hands-on, in person training to meaningfully contribute towards early/mid stage biotech startups. We’ll equip you with the necessary background, skillset, and mentorship to help solve and address the needs that arise in biopharma and bioeconomy based biotech startups. Contribute to biotech, without the commitment of having to found a company. Starting this September in Boston, Bay Area, Ann Arbor, Toronto, and London.


We provide rolling access for funding support towards any undergraduate-led research project, venture, or living expenses to support your endeavors in the life sciences. Tell us your story and your future goals, and we’ll help fund and support you. No GPA requirements, no equity taken.


We provide access to the hiring network in the biotech industry. Find your next biotech role from life sciences VC, computational work, operations, business dev and other roles.


  • Are programs only limited to undergraduates?

    Program participants are primarily made up of undergraduates from first year to fifth years. We do make exceptions so long as an applicant will not be in a graduate program during the duration of their time at a Dojo program. For graduate students looking to get involved, check out how to get involved with Nucleate's chapters across the world.

  • What are the expectations on time commitment?

    It varies from program to program:

    DojoBuild participants are expected to commit to at least 10 hours/week, primarily through attending workshops, group discussions, and their real-world consulting project with our partnered startup.

    DojoExplore participants are expected to commit to at least 2 hours/week, primarily through attending learning sessions.

  • Who owns these ideas I generate?

    All participants maintain the right to continue developing their venture concepts however they wish. Nucleate does not take ownership of your IP.

  • Can I participate in DojoBuild and DojoExplore at the same time?

    Due to the time commitment associated with both programs, we limit the participation of each individual to one program.