Entrepreneur Program

We seek to facilitate the growth of life sciences companies by providing a Power Membership. This provides access for early-stage entrepreneurs to low-cost laboratory facilities.

The links below will redirect you to the corresponding PayPal page. In addition to paying online, please fill out the membership agreement and contact Sarah Laun (slaun@bugssonline.org) to set up a New Member Orientation meeting.

Benefits at BUGSS for Power Members:

  • Month-to-month fee with no long term lease
  • 24/7 access to the BUGSS laboratory and facilities (additional fee applies)
  • Discounted rate for the Affiliates Program at the IMET Harbor Launch bioincubator
  • Use of BUGSS business mailing address
  • On-site technical assistance at no charge
  • In depth technical and laboratory assistance available for additional fees
  • Dedicated dry, refrigerated and freezer (-20°C, -70°C) storage space
  • Established vendor accounts for supply ordering
  • On-site fitness center, secure parking lot, and proximity to the Emerging Technology Center

Facilities and Equipment available at the BUGSS lab:

  • 30°C and 37°C microbial incubators and variable temperature shaking incubators
  • Multiple PCR machines
  • 96-well Real-time PCR machines
  • Beckman Coulter DU530 UV/Vis spectrophotometer
  • Eppendorf 5415C microcentrifuges and high speed centrifuge
  • NanoDrop N1000 spectrophotometer
  • Equipment for horizontal and vertical gel electrophoresis and visualization
  • Scales, pH meter, water baths, vortex mixers
  • Biosafety containment hood
  • Autoclave

In addition to our Power Membership, we also offer an Entrepreneur Membership. Entrepreneur Members receive joint membership: Power Membership at BUGSS (described above) plus an Associates Membership at Harbor Launch:

BUGSS has joined forces with Harbor Launch at IMET (The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology), a startup incubator located at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Members of both Harbor Launch and BUGSS receive special rates of $150 per month per company for joint membership; joint membership provides access to the wet lab space at BUGSS and also membership in Harbor Launch’s affiliates program which provides business advising. You can read more about it here: https://technical.ly/baltimore/2018/03/20/two-baltimore-biotech-hubs-partnering-help-scientist-entrpreneurs/ or visit the Harbor Launch website to learn more about their affiliates program.

Become a Power Member!

Use the dropdown menu to select the membership type and payment frequency. In addition to paying online, please fill out the membership agreement and contact Sarah Laun (slaun@bugssonline.org) to set up a New Member Orientation meeting.

Power Membership

$200 / mo

$2400 / yr

  • All the Benefits of a BUGSS Power Membership listed above
  • No affilation with Harbor Launch

Complete and email the BUGSS Power Membership Agreement to Sarah Laun (slaun@bugssonline.org) to set up a New Member Orientation meeting.

You need to select either an annual or monthly plan.

Joint Membership

$300/ mo

$3600 / yr

  • All the Benefits of a BUGSS Power Membership listed above
  • All the Benefits of a Harbor Launch Affiliate

Complete and email the BUGSS Joint Entrepreneur Membership Agreement to Sarah Laun (slaun@bugssonline.org) to set up a New Member Orientation meeting.

You need to select either an annual or monthly plan.