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Temple Health and Bioscience District Announces E-Learning Series Offering

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April 27, 2020


Temple Health and Bioscience District Announces E-Learning Series Offering

Temple’s not-for-profit, city-supported incubator offers new online resource for startups and professionals during COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders

TEMPLE, TEXAS Temple Health and Bioscience District (THBD), the nonprofit, city-supported bioscience incubator, is proud to announce its monthly THBD E-Learning Webinar Series, now available in full online. THBD’s E-Learning series features notable industry speakers as a resource for entrepreneurs, startups, researchers, and health-related professionals. The program is broadcast live on the last Tuesday of every month at 12 p.m. CST. Free registration and prior webinars are available at templebioscience.org/elearning.

The next three upcoming webinars include relevant topics of how to cope with the current crisis and maintain your business. On April 28, Cynthia Rando, CEO of Sophic Synergies will speak about keeping your business on track during COVID-19 (click bit.ly/THBD42820 to register). On May 26, Dr. Anne Crowley, a licensed psychologist will speak to mental health and how to cope. On June 29, Pete Mastin, CEO of Jolokia, will speak to how to use video technology so your business can thrive in a socially isolated world.

“This is an important time to offer our community the opportunity to engage in online education with healthcare and medical technology experts,” says Annable. “This valuable resource is one of the ways we at the Temple Health and Bioscience District can give back amidst these perilous times. With more time at home, we hope the e-learning series webinars will not only capture the attention of Texas startups and professionals but also entrepreneurs worldwide.”

Speakers are vetted and selected by the team at THBD and are chosen leaders in their fields representing a variety of organizations relevant to the biotech, medtech and entrepreneurial communities from around the nation. Recent presentations feature speakers from such highly regarded organizations as NAMSA, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The live webinars allow the opportunity for listeners to engage with the speakers and ask questions. Accessible 24/7, all content can be found online at  templebioscience.org/elearning.

Those interested in becoming a future presenter and can speak on topics surrounding medical technology, professional services, or healthcare can submit a proposal to Tami Annable at tamia@templebioscience.org.


  • “Keeping your business on track while riding the COVID-19 roller-coaster: Maintaining Human Factors Regulatory Process” presented by Cynthia Rando, CEO of Sophic Synergies, April 28, 2020 (Register Now)
  • “Managing stress and anxiety during a national emergency and financial downturn” presented by Anne Crowley, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, May 26, 2020
  • “How to empower your business community to thrive in a socially isolated world using video” presented by Pete Mastin, CEO of Jolokia, June 29, 2020


Tune into THBD’s E-Learning Series Webinars online here: templebioscience.org/elearning

View THBD’s calendar for upcoming webinar topics and dates: templebioscience.org/events

Please note, as a result of COVID-19, other THBD events and offerings have been impacted. The THBD Scholars Program has been cancelled out of an abundance of caution for the health and wellbeing of students and mentors in the program. In addition, the THBD Annual Symposium set to take place this fall has been postponed. For more updates, visit templebioscience.org.


Temple Health and Bioscience District (THBD) is a biotech/health related incubator. THBD provides laboratory and office space, cutting edge technology, mentorship, and collaborative partnership opportunities to early-stage startups from concept to commercialization. A taxpayer-funded nonprofit and only one of its kind in Texas, THBD was created by legislation to support the economic development of central Texas’ growing biotech corridor. THBD grows twenty-first century jobs by fostering bioscience education, innovation and healthcare in central Texas. To learn more, visit: TempleBioScience.org. Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @Templehbd.



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