Harlem Biospace is open to life-science companies and technology companies using biological techniques


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  • Harlem Biospace (Hb) is a biotech incubator, the first of its kind in New York City to offer affordable shared wet-lab space for competitively-selected entrants
  • Situated at the heart of three academic campuses (Columbia University, City College of New York, and Columbia Manhattanville campus), with easy access to other major universities and the vibrancy of New York City via the A, B, C, D, and 1 train and eight bus lines, and is only three blocks from the Hudson River bike trail and West Side Highway
  • Located in the old Factory District of Harlem, an exciting new development attracting technology companies and start-ups, Hb is housed in the Sweets Building, a former laboratory for confectionery research located at 423 West 127th Street
  • In walking distance to the world-famous Red Rooster, the legendary Apollo Theater, Michelin-recommended Jin Ramen, Maison Harlem, multiple Starbucks, and many high-quality independent restaurants and coffee shops


Rent is $995 per desk per month. 6-month commitment only. No equity asked.

Equipment – Turnkey access to cell-culture hood, incubators (5 and 10 percent carbon dioxide), benchtop centrifuge, autoclave, chemical fume hood, microscopy, freezers, and fridge space, all at no added cost

Community – Unlimited 24/7 access to a physical space and community of like-minded biotech entrepreneurs to share ideas and experiences

Space – One ergonomic work desk, one shared wet-lab bench (two desks share one bench), all utilities, wifi, and printing

Mentorship – One-on-one guidance with leading mentors, investors, and practitioners

Events & Classes – Learn about the business of biotech and launching a small business