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VelocityTX TechNovum accelerator graduates 5 new life science startups
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VelocityTX TechNovum accelerator graduates 5 new life science startups

The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio hosted a demo day Tuesday showcasing life science researchers who participated in UT Health’s six-week TechNovum accelerator program. VelocityTX, a San Antonio-based nonprofit innovation center, signed an agreement with UT Health San Antonio in February to run TechNovum. The TechNovum accelerator program was first launched in 2019 to support UT Health investigators interested in learning entrepreneurship to commercialize their inventions. Read: VelocityTX signs UT Health San Antonio agreement to run TechNovum accelerator The cohort included six UT Health San Antonio researchers from five new companies developing advances for the market. Jeremy Davis is an associate professor in UT’s Department of Neurology and Glenn Biggs Ins...
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...
VelocityTX signs UT Health San Antonio agreement to run TechNovum accelerator
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VelocityTX signs UT Health San Antonio agreement to run TechNovum accelerator

VelocityTX, a San Antonio-based nonprofit innovation center, has signed an agreement with UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA) to run UT Health's TechNovum accelerator program. The TechNovum accelerator program launched in 2019 to support UT Health investigator entrepreneurs interested in commercializing their inventions. Read: UT Health San Antonio Launches New Accelerator for Researchers The contractual agreement outlines VelocityTX's compensation and responsibilities for executing UT Health's program. UT Health will help VelocityTX source program participants with continued support from John Fritz and Sean Thompson of UT Health's Office of Technology Commercialization. TechNovum's second cohort will run from March 20 to April 28 at VelocityTX. Demo Day will be held on April 26 on UT Health'...
VelocityTX to Build Lab Spaces for Biomedical Startups
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VelocityTX to Build Lab Spaces for Biomedical Startups

Biomedical professionals aspiring to develop a new medical device or biotech innovation will soon have access to a resource critical for early-stage bioscience product development. A new research and development-focused laboratory space named Co-Labs broke ground Friday morning in San Antonio’s Eastside.The Texas Research & Technology Foundation (TRTF) and its nonprofit subsidiary VelocityTX have been working with community leaders to plan, develop, and supply Co-Labs with the right resources to support aspiring biomedical entrepreneurs and researchers.The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration awarded $4 million in federal funding to TRTF for constructing and operating six fully-equipped bioscience laboratories. The 5,000-square-foot state-of-the-art l...
7 Startups Join VelocityTX Inaugural Bioscience Accelerator Cohort
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7 Startups Join VelocityTX Inaugural Bioscience Accelerator Cohort

VelocityTX announced the bioscience startups that will participate in its inaugural BioGlobal Accelerator. A selection panel chose seven international and local early-stage bioscience companies from over 140 applicants to participate in the 16-week accelerator program.VelocityTX, a subsidiary of the Texas Research & Technology Foundation (TRTF), strives to support the development of early-stage life science and technology companies in San Antonio. The new BioGlobal Accelerator is designed to help local, national, and international companies with innovative, scalable business ideas accelerate the launch of their business, VelocityTX vice president for global development David Fonseca said.The program will run from July to October 2021. A panel of local industry experts from bios...
VelocityTX Launches Bioscience Accelerator Program, Co-Working Space
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VelocityTX Launches Bioscience Accelerator Program, Co-Working Space

The innovation hub taking root on San Antonio's Eastside has launched an accelerator program for bioscience startups. VelocityTX is accepting applications for its new BioGlobal Accelerator, a 16-week accelerator program for early-stage bioscience companies.VelocityTX's mission is to support the development of more early-stage life science and technology companies in San Antonio. Its BioGlobal Accelerator is designed to help local, national, and international companies with innovative, scalable business ideas accelerate the launch of their business.The program will run from February to June 2021. A panel of 42 local industry experts from bioscience and healthcare sectors will facilitate the 21 planned modules over four months. The curriculum plan includes modules spanning concept an...
VelocityTX International Accelerator Brings Innovations to San Antonio
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VelocityTX International Accelerator Brings Innovations to San Antonio

Startups San Antonio continues its series on startup programs based in San Antonio, Texas. You can read previous articles on Geekdom’s pre-accelerator program, the CivTechSA program for startups, RealCo’s long-term accelerator program, and EPIcenter's clean energy innovation programs.Six Latin American startups have settled in San Antonio after completing a three-month-long VelocityTX accelerator program. The innovation hub on San Antonio’s East Side created its Global Accelerator Program (GAP) to give international companies a pathway to fast track their growth in the U.S. The six teams graduated from the first cohort Wednesday and all plan to grow their companies for the U.S. market.VelocityTX partnered with three entrepreneurial organizations—OBr of Brazil, Austral Incuba of Chi...
VelocityTX Puts Ambitious Plans into Action for Innovation
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VelocityTX Puts Ambitious Plans into Action for Innovation

The latest architect renderings of the new home for VelocityTX , an innovation hub to be located in the former Merchants Ice building, was only one of Texas Research and Technology Foundation's (TRTF) announcements. TRTF president and CEO Randy Harig updated over 200 attendees gathered at the foundation’s quarterly Emerging Venture Pipeline event Thursday on its latest efforts in fostering San Antonio's innovation. Updates covered the spectrum of technology, life science, clean energy, and student entrepreneurship developments, as well as the launch of VelocityTX's programs.The first building to be completed in the Merchant Ice complex will be VelocityTX's new headquarters, with groundbreaking expected sometime in the next three weeks, Harig said. The building should be finished someti...
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