Do you want to be a part of the anti-aging revolution and get a glimpse of what’s going on in Silicon Valley?

About OneSkin

OneSkin is a biotechnology startup based in San Francisco that aims to promote skin rejuvenation by decoding the aging process. By replicating skin aging in 3D skin models and correlating biological markers with the chronological age of such tissues, we have created an efficient engine to screen for new and effective anti-aging compounds. We are the first-in-class platform to quantitatively measure the rejuvenation effect of any molecule in human tissues.

Challenge and Reward

We have finally developed a reliable system to validate the efficacy of products or molecules to reverse skin aging. We want to empower consumers with strong scientific data behind the products they buy. We also want to promote the science around the world and translate it into products that positively impact people's lives. In order to achieve our goal, we are currently looking for the most effective anti-aging molecules being developed worldwide to use our unique platform to quantitatively compare them to gold standard molecules of the cosmetic and pharma industries. We want to join forces with you to identify, validate, and develop the best solution for skin rejuvenation.

Rewards include:

  • Up to $10,000 USD in funding to help advance your project;
  • Technical feedback from our experienced technical team;
  • The opportunity to have your product/molecule tested with OneSkin platform; and
  • A potential partnership proposal.


Our focus at this moment is age reversal, however, previous studies have shown that molecules/technologies promoting tissue regeneration may also promote tissue rejuvenation. Therefore, natural or synthetic molecules, natural extracts, peptides, miRNAs, small molecules, and other synthetic and natural compounds, in any stage of development, are of interest. We are also looking for technologies that may also be applied in this sense. We want to leverage your technology to the Silicon Valley and beyond.

What we are looking for in applications:

  • Novel molecules, technologies, extracts, or a novel use of a known molecule; and
  • Sound scientific proof of concept. We want to understand your approach and how/whether you have shown efficacy.

For instance, in the figure below, some of the main pathways related to aging are presented. Are you targeting any of these pathways?

Some of the main pathways related to aging

Who are we looking for to apply?

  • Academic researchers (PIs, undergraduates, master’s/Ph.D. students, postdoctoral), biotech companies, non-profits, etc.


Applying is absolutely free and should not include confidential data. Before submitting your application, you must read and agree with the Terms and Conditions (independent document). Your application will be analyzed by a scientific committee composed of internal and external parties, including experts in aging and skin biology. Your technology will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Strength of your scientific evidence;
  • Novelty (Has this approach ever been done before? Has this molecule ever shown to have anti-aging effects?);
  • Inventiveness (Is your approach not obvious for skilled people in the field?); and
  • Technology readiness (How many steps are needed for your technology to reach the market?).

Scientific Committee

The scientific committee will be composed of internal and external members, and will be announced at the end of the submission period on our website.


Applications Open:

March 13th

Application Deadline:

April 30th

Winners Announced:

June 11th

How to Apply

Applications may be submitted via our website, by filling out the available form below.