The Forever Healthy Foundation has announced the second edition of the Rejuvenation Startup Summit, which will take place on May 10-11, 2024, in Berlin. This follows the successful inaugural event in 2022, which saw over 400 participants from more than 30 countries. The summit is the world’s largest in-person gathering of longevity startups, bringing together startups, investors, and researchers with the aim of accelerating the development of the rejuvenation biotech industry.
Rejuvenation biotech is an emerging field of medicine that seeks to prevent and reverse age-related diseases by addressing their root cause – the aging process itself. The therapies developed in this field aim to reverse or repair age-related cellular changes such as molecular waste, calcification, tissue stiffening, loss of stem cell function, genetic alterations, and impaired energy production.
The summit provides a platform for startups to connect with longevity investors and present their work. Investors, in turn, have the opportunity to meet and engage with the most promising rejuvenation startups worldwide. Researchers interested in starting or joining a startup can learn how to successfully transition from the lab to a startup environment.
The event will feature keynotes, presentations, and panels, along with an all-day startup forum for networking. It will begin at noon on Friday and conclude with a party on Saturday night. The summit is open to all interested members of the longevity industry, scientists from related fields, aspiring students, and the media.
The Forever Healthy Foundation, founded by Michael Greve, hosts the annual Rejuvenation Startup Summit, funds translational research on the root causes of aging, and provides evidence-based evaluations of current rejuvenation therapies. Greve’s venture capital firm Kizoo, which supports the creation, mentoring, and financing of rejuvenation biotech startups, is also part of the initiative. Investments include Cellvie, Cyclarity, Revel, Elastrin, LIfT, and MoglingBio.