On Friday, May 3, 2019 the Temple Health and Bioscience District hosted its fourth annual medical technology conference, “Growing to Success: Startup & Beyond.” For the second year in a row, the conference included a pitch competition in which ten early-stage startups presented their technology to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to $10,000 in funding and paid business expenses from Temple-based companies. This year’s event brought in more than 90 registered attendees, a significant increase in attendance from last year’s conference.
The THBD team extends a huge thank you to all of this year’s attendees, pitch participants and expert speakers and panelists. Topics ranged from analyzing the future of the medical marketplace, to weighing the pros and cons of international vs. domestic business, to branding for success. In addition, we are pleased to congratulate Nabaco, the grand prize winner of this year’s pitch competition. We hope the takeaways and connections from this conference help bring new concepts to life!
Local broadcast media and publications including KXXV-TV, local ABC affiliate for Temple/Waco/Belton, and the Temple Daily Telegram covered the conference. Executive Director Tami Annable was invited onto KXXV’s morning lifestyle segment, Central Texas Living, on May 2 for a live interview to discuss the conference and its impact on the community. See coverage from the Temple Daily Telegram including presentation summaries and pitch competition winners.