FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 20, 2019
Central Texas Bioscience Incubator Hosts Medical Technology Conference and Pitch Competition This May
Temple Health and Bioscience District presents ‘Growing to Success: Startup and Beyond’ bringing together startups and industry experts to Texas’ biotech corridor
WHO: Temple Health and Bioscience District
WHAT: Third annual medical technology conference:
Growing to Success: Startup and Beyond
WHEN: Friday, May 3, 2019
7:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. CDT
WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn Temple
1749 Scott Boulevard
Temple, TX 76504
AUSTIN, TEXAS – City-supported, bioscience incubator Temple Health and Bioscience District (THBD) today announced its third annual medical technology conference and pitch competition, “Growing to Success: Startup and Beyond,” taking place on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Temple, Texas. THBD is the only nonprofit incubator of its kind in the state of Texas offering startups in the biotech and life science industry a comprehensive lab and office facility with state-of-the-art equipment, startup resources and mentoring. THBD is proud to host this annual conference each May as a resource for those seeking startup assistance and networking opportunities. The conference is and always will be free to attend.
“The mission of the Temple Health and Bioscience District is to grow twenty-first century jobs by fostering bioscience education, research, and healthcare across Central Texas,” said Tami Annable, Executive Director of THBD. “One of the many ways we support this mission is by hosting our free, annual medical technology conference and pitch competition each May. ‘Growing to Success: Startup and Beyond’ brings together health-related professionals for a day of learning, networking and collaboration. We want our central Texas community to know about the exciting things happening here in Temple and within the growing biotech corridor.”
The conference features a wealth of notable, experienced speakers in the medical technology, medical device, biotechnology, and health technology spaces who work with startups and investors. Building on last year’s conference, this year’s programming will focus on the next stages of developing and commercializing a business. In addition, the event offers multiple opportunities to network with key industry contacts. In its second year, THBD invites entrepreneurs and startups to compete in the pitch competition for early-stage startups in biotechnology and health-related industries. A panel of judges will select ten applicants to present and compete for the chance to win up to $10,000 in funding.
Located in the growing biotech corridor of Texas, THBD is a not-for-profit incubator offering a 5,000-square-foot office and laboratory facility for startups and researchers in biotech/health-related fields. Startup companies housed by THBD have access to ample resources, seed funding, state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, mentorship, and networking with local collaborators including, but not limited to, Baylor Scott and White hospital system, USDA, Texas A&M Agrilife Research Center, and the fourth largest Veterans Health Care System in the country.
Registration for ‘Growing to Success: Startup and Beyond’ is live now through the event date on Friday, May 3, 2019 or until capacity has been reached. Registration is available at bit.ly/THBD2019. Biotech and health-related startups may apply to participate in the pitch competition through April 8, 2019 at 5 p.m. Find the application online here: https://www.templebioscience.org/pitch-competition-2019-application/
About Temple Health & Bioscience District
The Temple Health and Bioscience District (THBD) was created as a result of legislation passed by the State of Texas in 2003 and approved by Temple voters to establish the facility in 2009. The THBD Office and Laboratory Facility provides premier office and lab space for early-stage biotech companies that are taking health-related products from conception to manufacturing. Temple’s Health and Bioscience District is governed by a seven-member board. The board members are elected by the citizens of Temple and serve staggered three-year terms. The operational activities of the District are led by an Executive Director who is appointed by the board. To learn more, visit: TempleBioScience.org. Join the conversation on Twitter @TempleHBD, Instagram @TempleHBD and on Facebook.com/TempleHBD.