Bioprinter startup BioBots wins 'Most Innovative' at SXSW Accelerator - Philly


Mar. 16, 2015 3:11 pm

Bioprinter startup BioBots wins ‘Most Innovative’ at SXSW Accelerator

The DreamIt Health grads went home with $1,000.

The BioBots team with their big check at SXSW Interactive.

(Photo via Instagram)

The judges at South by Southwest have spoken: out of the 48 companies that pitched at the Austin tech conference, Philly’s BioBots was the most innovative.

Founded by a trio of Penn students, BioBots builds 3D printers that use cells to build living tissue and organs. The startup, headquartered at Washington Avenue’s NextFab, won $1,000 Sunday night. It was one of three startups (out of eight in the digital health category) that made it to the second round of pitching. The startup ultimately lost to a German mobile app called Tinnitracks that treats ringing in the ears.

BioBots is currently in the midst of raising a seed round.

Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes became's editorial product lead after reporting on the Philadelphia tech scene for four years. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.


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