LabCentral Ignite Launches IgniteVC

LabCentral Ignite, a Cambridge, MA-based platform dedicated to advancing racial, gender and other representation and opportunity within the life sciences field, launched IgniteVC in partnership with the Bioscience & Investor Inclusion Group (BIIG).

Seed support for IgniteVC comes from founding sponsors Johnson & Johnson Innovation-JJDC, Inc., Mission BioCapital, and Third Rock Ventures.

The new initiative aims to cultivate a highly inclusive life sciences venture capital community and support the growth of more diverse and inclusive portfolio companies from inception to success.

IgniteVC will provide VC firms and startups with practical tools, best practices, and a community of peers to advance their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals. The initiative will be managed by LabCentral Ignite, which is set to hire a director this spring to lead VC community engagement, expansion, and planned global impact.

To learn more about IgniteVC and how to get involved as a sponsor or member, please visit .

Bioscience & Investor Inclusion Group is a collaborative volunteer-led effort comprised of life sciences venture capital firms and innovator companies that have worked together since 2020 to develop actionable diversity, equity and inclusion solutions. This industry-driven initiative is centered on the collective mission of advancing DEI in the life sciences sector by utilizing best practices, metrics, tools and processes that have been developed intentionally by leaders actively serving in these companies.