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TechNovum Demo Day is almost here!!

Join us to support our soon to be graduates of TechNovum Powered by VelocityTX, for Demo Day on May 9, 2023, from 5:30-8:30pm at Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute.

Your engagement is vital to our success, as we strive to make a positive impact on San Antonio’s biotech entrepreneurial ecosystem.  We want you to be a part of the future in health innovation, find the link below to register.

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TechNovum, Powered by VelocityTX

TechNovum™, the accelerator at UT Health San Antonio, has assisted investigator entrepreneurs who wish to play a more active role in the commercialization of their UT Health San Antonio ­developed inventions. TechNovum provided practical commercialization-oriented educational coaching and was designed to help investigator entrepreneurs to validate their product idea through the use of customer and market feedback, and the creation and development of a compelling commercialization story.

We are happy to announce our upcoming second cohort, TechNovum™ Powered by VelocityTX.

TechNovum Powered by VelocityTX will provide a collaborative and nurturing environment for health-focused innovations to accelerate their growth and development. The Accelerator will feature a wide range of focused programming specifically curated for helping companies trying to enhance and save lives at a global level. The cohort-based program will provide growing companies with the assistance they need to overcome the “valley of death” that frequently causes companies to fail. Programming modeled after the gold standards of the industry will include: a structured curriculum, mentoring, business coaching, pitch development, peer collaboration, and much more.

VelocityTX will leverage its network and resources to connect, support, and fund companies/founders from UT Health. The selected companies will also be able to use the VelocityTX Innovation Center to connect with other innovators and entrepreneurs, with the potential to have a dedicated office or laboratory space.

About VelocityTX

VelocityTX is a nonprofit organization and a subsidiary of the Texas Research & Technology Foundation (TRTF), with a collective vision to drive economic growth, a better quality of life, and a safer world through collaboration and innovation. VelocityTX is helping to connect, support, and fund innovative technologies in the bioscience and healthcare sectors.

Connects entrepreneurs with mentors, networks, and additional resources they need to scale their companies.

Supports these ventures through incubator and accelerator programs geared toward professional and technical growth.

Funds companies that demonstrate high-potential success with their life-changing innovation.


Program Schedule

March 20, 2023

March 22, 2023

March 27, 2023

March 30, 2023

April 3, 2023

April 5, 2023

April 10, 2023

April 12, 2023

April 17, 2023

April 20, 2023

April 24, 2023

April 26, 2023

Wendy Kennedy: Define Your Idea

Welcome to Cohort Mixer & Pitch Overview

Wendy Kennedy: Where Does Your Idea Fit?

SBIR Bootcamp [9am-3pm with virtual option available]

Fundamentals of Funding

Pitch Coaching

Wendy Kennedy: Path to Market

Pitch Coaching

Wendy Kennedy: Identify Your Target Customer

Pitch Coaching

Foundations of Starting a New Company

Demo Day at UT Health

Requirements and Eligibility

Each applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • UT Health San Antonio Principal Investigators and Clinicians
  • Must submit an Idea/Innovation/Invention disclosure form, if one is not already on file with the UTHSA Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) which has passed the OTC stage-gated process for commercialization of early-stage technologies.

All life science inventions are welcome. (Future cohorts may focus on other industry sectors.)
Applicants must have an interest in validating the product and market for their invention, and a willingness to participate in the program to advance the commercialization of their dreams. They must be available to participate in the cohort from approximately March through April 2023.

TechNovum Cohort 2 Application

  • Application Submission Deadline: February 23rd
  • Application Review: February 28th
  • Notification of Applicant Selection: March 1st
  • Formal Cohort Announcement: March 10th (Welcome Packet to follow)

QR Code Application Link

TechNovum Cohort 2 Application QR Code

Contact Us for more information

UT Health San Antonio, John Fritz and Sean Thompson, TechNovum@uthscsa.edu

VelocityTX, McKenna Gallagher, McKenna@VelocityTX.org

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