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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...
Female founders: Apply for $100K pitch competition by March 8
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Female founders: Apply for $100K pitch competition by March 8

HearstLab is holding its first-ever pitch competition to fund women-led startups in the Southern U.S. HearstLab is an investor in early-stage women-led startups. Their mission is to close the gap in venture capital funding for women by helping founders build healthy, sustainable, and highly scalable businesses.The competition is open to female founders with majority equity in their startup based in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas.The deadline to apply is March 8, you can submit your application here. The San Antonio Express-News is partnering on this program to “elevate female-led technology within San Antonio and surrounding areas, as well as to assist in attracting a broader t...
Geekdom 2020 Pre-Accelerator Startups To Pitch at Virtual Demo Day
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Geekdom 2020 Pre-Accelerator Startups To Pitch at Virtual Demo Day

For the startups participating in this year's pre-accelerator program, Geekdom did what practically everyone has done since the COVID-19 pandemic closed down public gatherings starting in March. The downtown San Antonio co-working community improvised. That means that the 2020 Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Demo Day will be viewed online Sept. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Register to view the pitches from the seven startups here.For the third year of the startup program, Geekdom delayed its typical spring start until July 23 and ran the program until Aug. 27. Adapting the pre-accelerator program into a virtual mentoring curriculum helped broaden Geekdom's local mentoring network, said program manager Joyce Deuley.Investors from Active Capital, RealCo Longterm Accelerator, Dura Software, and Li...
Geekdom Announces 2020 Participants in Pre-Accelerator Program
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Geekdom Announces 2020 Participants in Pre-Accelerator Program

Geekdom announced the San Antonio startups selected for its 2020 pre-accelerator program Wednesday.The seven startups are:EvoSecurity is an affordable, flexible, and reliable multi-factor authentication solution for on-premise, hybrid, cloud, and multi-cloud service providers. Its goal is to take the complexity out of protecting managed service providers and their clients. Allosense is an internet of things startup producing a fleet of always-connected sensors and asset trackers to help businesses and governments manage their supply chains and reduce waste or loss of high-value assets. ClosetMelody is a digital styling app that offers suggestions on how to style your looks using the clothes in your wardrobe. Buzu Cards helps students learn standardized testing concepts u...
Mind Science Foundation Awards $60,000 at ‘BrainStorm’ Neuroscience Pitch Competition
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Mind Science Foundation Awards $60,000 at ‘BrainStorm’ Neuroscience Pitch Competition

Audience members at the Mind Science Foundation (MSF) pitch competition voted Tuesday evening to award the top prize of $30,000 to a neuroscientist researching resiliency in children raised in poverty.The research team of Laurie Cutting, Stephanie Del Tufo, and Tin Nguyen from Vanderbilt University will use the funding to answer why some children in underserved populations are resilient and how that resiliency can be reproduced to help more students.In its second year, the Foundation’s BrainStorm pitch competition connects neuroscience researchers directly to audience members who vote on supporting a researcher's proposed groundbreaking research. The $60,000 pot of prize money will help early-career researchers continue promising work in neuroscience, said MSF executive director Me...
Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Program Prepares Startups for Early-Stage Funding
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Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Program Prepares Startups for Early-Stage Funding

Six San Antonio startups are using the opportunity to learn over the past six weeks from seasoned entrepreneurs and experts what it takes to grow their company. Coworking space Geekdom has been working closely with founders participating in its 2019 Pre-Accelerator program cohort since early April.The six teams will pitch at the Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Demo Day May 22 at the Aztec Theater. Register at the event link for a free ticket.The six teams include the following startups.Drones of Prey seeks to protect people and businesses against aerial terrorist attacks from commercialized drones by conducting risk assessments and creating defense strategies. Ah!Count helps accounting firms streamline operations and increase client security through its affordable document managem...
Mind Science Foundation Awards Neuroscience Researcher $30,000 at ‘Magical’ Pitch Competition
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Mind Science Foundation Awards Neuroscience Researcher $30,000 at ‘Magical’ Pitch Competition

The Mind Science Foundation event at the Pearl Stable Tuesday evening was truly magical—a mixture of science and illusion fueled by how our brains can misperceive reality.The Foundation's BrainStorm connected neuroscience researchers directly to those funding their proposed groundbreaking research in a novel manner—in a pitch competition. After listening to three finalist team pitches, audience members voted for Dr. Michael Anderson and researcher Subbulakshmi Sankarasubramanian from the University of Cambridge. They received the top award of $30,000 for their proposed research on how the brain suppresses traumatic memories that cause emotional pain. Sankarasubramanian is a graduate student in the cognitive neuroscience research lab Anderson oversees at Cambridge.Two finalist teams...