I  Georgia BioBusiness Center


     Office Locations:

220 Riverbend Road
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Food & Agriculture
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device



    Founded in 2000, the Georgia BioBusiness Center is a program sponsored by the University of Georgia Research Foundation (UGARF) and is in partnership with the Center for Applied Genetic Technologies (CAGT). The Georgia BioBusiness Center is currently affiliated with several startup bioscience companies with research and technology ties to UGA. The GBBC is primarily interested in companies in the biotechnology, agribusiness, biofuels, pharmaceutical, therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device or other bioscience field. Prospective companies should make a commitment to hiring between 4 and 20 employees in the Athens area within one year of assuming GBBC residency status.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Derek E. Eberhart PhD GBBC Interim Director
    Stefan Schulze Associate Director


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Argent Diagnostics
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      ArunA Biomedical
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      Bacterial Barcodes
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      Glycosensors and Diagnostics
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      Molecular Therapeutics
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      Natural Science Enterprises
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      Planteco Environmental Consultants
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      Synageva BioPharma
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      Vitamin Derivatives
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