Connect with a community of experts and leading minds in Longevity Biotech

On Deck Longevity Biotech (ODLB) is a continuous community for people to come together to build, join, or invest in revolutionary longevity biotechnology startups.

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We are currently not accepting new applications to the program. Please join the waitlist to receive an update on the next cohort. If you want to start a company, explore ODF.

Connect with a community passionate about pushing the boundaries of anti-aging biotechnology

Our members are founders, operators and investors working on frontier ideas in longevity biotech. They come from diverse backgrounds and they all share a strong spirit of service,
a belief that startups can push the boundaries of traditional health, and a desire to build, join, invest in startups to do so.
Ashley Zehnder
Co-Founder & CEO
Sebastian Brunemeier
Ethan Perlstein
Founder and CEO
Kevin Caldwell
CEO, Co-founder & President
Hanadie Yousef
CEO, Co-founder
Robin Mansukhani
CEO, Co-founder
Ben Kamens
Ex-Khan Academy | Ex-Fog Creek | CEO, Founder
Kristen Fortney
CEO & Co-founder
Joe Betts-LaCroix
CEO, Founder
Andrew Brack
Jean Hebert
Professor of Neuroscience and Genetics
Alexandra Bause
Co-Founder, Investment Director & Head of VentureLabs
Dina Radenkovic
Maddalena Adorno
CEO, Co-founder
Collin Ewald
Professor at ETH Zurich.
Matt Kaeberlein
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Sergio Ruiz
Chief Operations Officer
Joshua Elkington
Founder, General Partner
Anastasiya Giarletta
Morgan Levine
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Epidemiology
Joao Pedro de Magalhaes
Daniel Ives
CEO, Founder
Petr Sramek
Managing Partner
Matthew 'Oki' O'Connor
Co-CEO, Co-founder
Marco Quarta
CEO, Co-founder

Exchange ideas with the best in Longevity 

Join a diverse set of practitioners and thinkers dedicated to building impactful solutions to the biggest challenges in longevity biotech.

Supportive community

Get the support you need to achieve your goals from a close-knit community of longevity biotech operators, investors and entrepreneurs.

Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing

Learn how to navigate the evolving longevity biotech landscape, changing regulations and emerging technologies through peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.

Navigate the biotech ecosystem supported by intimate masterminds with trusted peers

Growing alone can be tough. The ODLB community is a place for confidential, meaningful conversations. You’ll get invaluable support from a network of capable peers who understand the challenges you face and want to see you succeed in reaching your individual goals.

Regular check-ins

Join bi-weekly small group conversations with others who are at similar stages of their startup journeys

First-hand advice

Work through your challenges in a supportive environment and get practical tips and guidelines from individuals who’ve been in similar situations

Meaningful connections

Develop deep relationships with talented peers from around the world that will last far beyond your learning groups

Access industry specific content you won’t find anywhere else

Acquire longevity biotech-specific frameworks, knowledge, and skills via thematic deep dives from experts, live tactical sessions from industry practitioners and an extensive library of content.

Thematic deep-dives from experts

Regularly expand and refresh your knowledge on variety of in-demand and relevant industry topics that you can apply immediately to your day-to-day

High Signal Sessions With Industry’s Best

Join intimate deep dives and fireside sessions with top guests

Ever-growing Library Of Content

Enjoy ongoing access to a database of recorded sessions so you can learn on your own schedule
Taking Anti-aging from Idea to IPO
Nathaniel David
Unity Biotechnology
New Frontiers in Cellular Reprogramming and Therapeutics
David Sinclair
Harvard Medical School
The Future of Health and Medicine
Alex Morgan
Khosla Ventures
Vetting Rejuvenation Technologies and Startups
Laura Deming
The Longevity Fund
Navigating Tech Transfer Offices
Dan Catron
Allele Biotechnology
Investing in Big Trends in Longevity
Jim Mellon
Maximizing success in biotech entrepreneurship
Tony Kulesa
Petri Bio
Funding Your Biotech Startup with Grants
Todd Haim
National Institute on Aging

Everything you need to make an impact in Longevity Biotech, for years to come

On Deck Longevity Biotech is a life-long community with a 6-week immersive onboarding to help you build lasting relationships from Day 1.
Application Process
Fill out the application form to be considered for the ODLB Fellowship
We review each application, putting special emphasis on our core values
Successful candidates will be invited to an interview with the Program Director
6-Week Onboarding
Welcome aboard! The next 6 weeks is an opportunity to get immersed into the community and learn how to navigate On Deck to achieve your goals for the years ahead!
Attend kick-off and orientation sessions
Meet up with your curated connections
Select a track based on
your goals
Join community mixers and build connections with your Longevity tribe

Life-long Community

The onboarding was just the beginning! Once complete, you can officially start benefiting from ongoing access to everything your ODLB membership has to offer
Educational tracks designed and led by leaders you know and respect
Signature sessions with world-class speakers
Access to the On Deck Directory
Social and networking events
Small group and 1:1 mentorship
Curated connections with other members
Mastermind sessions with trusted peers
Opportunity to explore other options within the On Deck ecosystem

What does a typical month at ODLB look like?

Programming for ODLB is 3-5 hours per week. You can dive into everything, or take a step back when you’re too busy. The community will be there for you.


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Biomarkers of Aging
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Contract Research Organizations 101
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Strategies for Clinical Trials in Aging
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Apply to On Deck Longevity Biotech

The ODLB membership is $2990/year for members, $1490 for academics, and free for founders who have been accepted to ODF or ODX. Payment plans are available.


Get access to a network of the best longevity advisors you can imagine.
  • Validate startup ideas
  • Get early customers and product feedback
  • Fundraise from top longevity investors

Network Member

Connect with a community of top experts and leaders from across the longevity ecosystem.
  • Build relationships with longevity biotech leaders
  • Support the next generation of longevity companies
  • Get a pulse on the latest developments in longevity


Who should apply?

To be a good fit for ODLB, you are probably:

  • 100% committed to working in longevity for the next 5+ years of your career
  • Interested in starting, joining, or investing in longevity biotech startups
  • Have an operating or technical background
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit, or willing to adopt one
  • Eager to be an active participant and contributor in a growing longevity-focused community

Do I need to have a company or team before I apply?


Our fellowship is here to support founders, investors, and operators at all stages of their development in longevity. If you don’t have a team or co-founder, OD Longevity Biotech is the perfect place to find one.

Do I need a biotech or biology background to apply?


While having formal biology training is an advantage for starting longevity companies, it is not necessary. Many great founders in our industry come from diverse experience and backgrounds.

What does it cost?

OD Longevity Biotech is an annual membership that costs $2990/year, and $1490 /year for academics. Payment options are available. We also have scholarships available for each cohort through the On Deck Access Initiative.

Are there scholarships or financing options available?

Our goal is to make the Fellowship accessible to the absolute best talent, no matter their financial situation.

All Fellows have the option to pay in four monthly installments (with no interest or additional charges). We also have a limited number of scholarships available thanks to our Access Fund. Information about scholarship applications will be provided to accepted Fellows closer to the kickoff date.

What is the time commitment?

Between attending sessions, meeting other fellows 1:1, and curated mastermind groups you can expect to spend ~2 hours per week engaging with the program. We recognize that everyone in the program is working full time with busy schedules and a lot of personal commitments so engagement may vary week to week and that’s ok.

We have purposefully structured the program with your busy schedules in mind, allowing for structured content, a speaker series, and more curated small group sessions pairing those with challenges to those who have solved them before. We will also engage asynchronously on Slack. This structure will continue throughout the annual membership.

Is this a fully remote program?

Yes: ODLB will be run entirely remotely. This enables participation from all corners of the world. We’ve mastered the playbook for building remote communities and relationship building online, and will apply the same approach here.

Post-COVID, we’ll return to organizing offline programming like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats, but the core Fellowship will remain a remote-first experience.

What happens after the first year of membership?

After one year of membership, you will have the opportunity to renew your membership. If you choose not to renew your membership, you will lose access to all On Deck platforms, networks, and content.

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