Texas Medical Center Doubles the Size of the TMC Venture Fund

Texas Medical Center (TMC) today announced that it has increased the size of the TMC Venture Fund to $50 million dollars, doubling down on its vision to foster and invest in life science entrepreneurship. The $50 million investment, combined with the recent launch of the TMC 3 campus – the world’s largest life science campus – further […]

TTU’s Innovation Hub announces $100K for 7 startups

The Innovation Hub at Research Park [on Feb. 7] announced the winners of its annual Presidents’ Innovative Startup Awards, through which the presidents of Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) recognize startups that exemplify innovation and commercialization. The awards give early-stage startups space and critical access to equipment to become revenue-generating companies. Texas Tech awarded four […]

TMC Innovation selects 20 participants for cancer therapeutics accelerator

Texas Medical Center Innovation selected 20 participants for its nine-month cancer therapeutics accelerator. The Accelerator for Cancer Therapeutics was established in 2019 using grant funding the TMC received from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, or CPRIT. The ACT provides resources for business development, education and networking to selected researchers and early-stage biotech companies to advance their […]

TTU Research Park launches Seraph Hub Fuel Fund aimed at supporting emerging Agtech companies

The Texas Tech Research Park Inc. Board of Directors chairman and president John Esparza has announced the launch of a collaboration with Seraph and the Lubbock Angel Network (LAN) to launch the research park’s first venture capital fund, the Seraph Hub Fuel Fund. The focus of the collaboration is to accelerate business success of high-tech startups and emerging companies in the […]

Over $1.4M in prizes awarded at Rice University’s student startup competition 

In its 21st year, the Rice Business Plan Competition hosted 54 student-founded startups from all over the world — its largest batch of companies to date — and doled out over $1.4 million in cash and investment prizes at the week-long virtual competition. RBPC, which is put on by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, took place […]

Texas Tech Accelerator awards entrepreneurs $175,000

Seven teams of startup entrepreneurs were awarded funding as winners of the 2021 Virtual TTU Accelerator Competition [last] week, hosted by Texas Tech University’s Innovation Hub at Research Park. The Texas Tech Accelerator finalists had the opportunity to pitch to a real investor panel for a chance to be accepted into the 2021-2022 program. The Texas Tech Accelerator […]

UTSA, UT Health launch Venture Mentor Service for entrepreneurs 

UTSA has launched a chapter of Venture Mentor Service San Antonio, designed to match experienced mentors with newly minted business ventures led by the next generation of entrepreneurs in the city. A joint collaboration between UTSA and UT Health SA, VMS-SA is managed by both UTSA’s Office of Commercialization and Innovation and UT Health SA’s Office of […]

TTU Innovation Hub announces the 2020-2021 Faculty C-Startup ambassadors 

The Innovation Hub at Research Park has announced the seven faculty members from Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) who were awarded the Faculty C-Startup Grants and named 2020-2021 faculty ambassadors. The Faculty C-Startup Program, sponsored by Market Lubbock, is designed to support Texas Tech faculty interested in creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Seven $2,500 […]