Forward BIOLABS maintains and operates co-working life science labs and offices that are fully equipped, maintained, and supported that allow entrepreneurs to realize capital efficiencies, focus on their science, and meet milestones efficiently.


Forward BIOLABS mission is to make it easier to start a biotech company. Our co-working life science laboratories and nurturing network have one goal: to help startups succeed.  We accomplish this by:

  • Providing life science laboratories and associated lab support infrastructure, enabling lab work to begin on day 1.
  • Labs include equipment (e.g. cell culture, gene and protein chemistry, cold unit storage, etc.); lab infrastructure (e.g. back-up power, critical equipment monitoring, safety equipment, etc.); and lab services (e.g. chemical and biological waste disposal, lab coat/PPE, equipment technical support and maintenance, safety programs, etc.).
  • Cultivating and facilitating key relationships between startups and industry, investors, scientific product and service providers, government, and academia.
  • Fostering a nurturing environment where startup science thrives, with startup members who collaborate and share expertise.

Services Provided

Accelerators, Incubators, and Hubs

  • Entrepreneurial Hub
  • Incubator

Events and Community Building

  • Startup Drinks

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Life Sciences Development
  • Wet Lab Incubator

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support

Space and Equipment

  • Coworking
  • Equipment / Prototyping
  • Lab Space
  • Office Space
  • Wet Lab

Technical Assistance

  • Technology Transfer
Primary Contact
Jessica Martin Eckerly
504 S. Rosa Road
Suite 200
Madison, WI 53719