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New BexarBio pitch competition May 1 features biomedical startups
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New BexarBio pitch competition May 1 features biomedical startups

VelocityTX is hosting an inaugural pitch competition for biotech entrepreneurs on May 1. The BexarBio pitch competition, sponsored by Bexar County’s Economic and Community Development Department, will feature four biomedical startups competing for $100,000 in cash prizes.The competition takes place 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Free tickets to attend are available here.The BexarBio finalists include Betty's Co., HERA Biotech, Neuro Rehab VR, and NeuraStasis.Betty's Co won first place in the 2021 TechFuel pitch competition. San Antonio-based founder and CEO Jennifer Newell launched a virtual care platform for young women in Texas that aims to grow into an online health store and mobile clinic focused on women's healthcare.San Antonio startup H...
Here’s who’s pitching April 19 at BioMedSA BioFest 2023
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Here’s who’s pitching April 19 at BioMedSA BioFest 2023

BioMedSA, a member-driven organization promoting healthcare and biomedical industries in San Antonio, is hosting its annual spring event for bioscience entrepreneurs. The nonprofit is holding its annual BioFest Invest on April 19, starting at 8:00 am at the University of the Incarnate Word's Sky Room. BioFest Invest connects potential investors nationwide with Texas bioscience companies seeking investment funding while sharing best practices, connections, and valuable advice."Collaboration is embedded in the life science industry, as companies routinely connect with other organizations in San Antonio," BioMedSA CEO Heather Hanson said. "BioMedSA facilitates those collaborations as a hub for the life science industry in San Antonio."The day-long event, supported by over 40 spons...
NeuScience Launches Fundraising for Cancer Drug Discovery AI Platform
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NeuScience Launches Fundraising for Cancer Drug Discovery AI Platform

When AOL co-founder Steve Case kicked off San Antonio Startup Week 2022 with his keynote address in October, no one expected him to mention a local startup. Case, now chairman and CEO of Revolution, a Washington-based investment firm that backs entrepreneurs, told the audience how he has invested in a San Antonio biotechnology company — NeuScience.NeuScience is an artificial intelligence (AI) drug discovery startup in Revolution’s investment portfolio. Its CEO and co-founder Guillermo Vela connected with Case and his Rise of the Rest fund at a Techstars 2019 event.NeuScience’s AI-driven platform works with computer vision to detect unique markers for cancer. Computer vision can “see” in more detail the unique phenotypic signatures that are biomarkers for cancer tumors.Vela ...
VelocityTX Admits 4 Companies into its 2022 BioGlobal Accelerator
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VelocityTX Admits 4 Companies into its 2022 BioGlobal Accelerator

The innovation hub on San Antonio’s Eastside has announced four bioscience companies for its 2022 accelerator program.VelocityTX supports the development of early-stage life science and technology companies in San Antonio. Launched in 2020, Velocity’s BioGlobal Accelerator is designed to help local, national, and international companies with innovative, scalable business ideas accelerate the launch of their business.The accelerator is the first and only program in San Antonio specializing in early-stage companies focusing on medical devices, biotech, and healthcare IT.Read: VelocityTX Launches Bioscience Accelerator Program, Co-Working SpaceThe six-week, in-person program helps founders grow and scale bioscience ventures through educational sessions, mentorship, and financi...
Hera Biotech closes $1.9M seed funding for endometriosis diagnostics
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Hera Biotech closes $1.9M seed funding for endometriosis diagnostics

The San Antonio-based biotechnology startup Hera Biotech has closed an oversubscribed $1.9 million seed financing round that will help the company bring the world's first non-surgical diagnostic test for endometriosis to market. The seed funding will go to completing the in-patient human clinical study for their test called MetriD. Funding will also help Hera expand its intellectual property (IP) portfolio and finalize the new diagnostic's regulatory pathway with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The seed round was fueled mostly by individual female supporters and investment firms Coyote Ventures, Stella Angels, Althea Group Ventures, and the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute. “The Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (KS WELI) at The U...
Here’s who’s pitching March 30 at the BioMedSA BioFest
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Here’s who’s pitching March 30 at the BioMedSA BioFest

If you ask Heather Hanson about innovation in the life science and biotechnology spaces in Texas, she would tell you activity has been apace over the past couple of years despite the pandemic. Hanson is CEO of BioMedSA, a member-driven organziation that promotes healthcare and biomedical industries in San Antonio. Its mission is to accelerate the growth of the healthcare and bioscience sector, create regional economic benefit, and contribute to the health of San Antonio and beyond."Collaboration is embedded in the life science industry, as companies routinely connect with other organizations in San Antonio," Hanson said.  "BioMedSA serves to facilitate those collaborations as a hub for the life science industry in San Antonio."The nonprofit is holding its annual BioFest on March 30...
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