Biofest Invest 2022 was held on March 30, 2022, the day before the start of San Antonio’s Fiesta celebration. Over 250 people were registered in order to support medtech, biotech, digital health, and pharma entrepreneurs make connections with investors, support organizations, and colleagues, as well as receive helpful information to enable their growth. Over 25 sponsors supported the event financially and were able to host tables in the networking area. Sponsors reported running out of business cards and were seen holding giant stacks of cards they had been given. After the initial networking session, the event started with remarks from Heather Hanson, president of BioMedSA, Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, Provost at Presenting Sponsor, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), and Walt Downing, EVP & COO at Presenting Sponsor, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). Hanson explained how BioMedSA implements its mission by supporting the companies in the region, promoting the region to encourage …
Sky Room @ University of the Incarnate Word
March 30, 2022
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What is BioFest Invest?
BioFest Invest is an annual spring event that brings together potential investors from across the nation and Texas bioscience companies seeking investment funding, while sharing best practices, connections, and valuable advice. The day-long event includes relevant speakers and panelists on valuable topics relevant to bioscience companies. Organizations that provide support to bioscience entrepreneurs will also be on-site to provide information.
After a rigorous screening process, invited companies are able to present their pitch decks during the event. Investors are able to view company pitches and connect with company representatives live or virtually after the event. Judges will evaluate the pitches to award a cash prize of $10,000. The cost for companies to present is $150 for members of Bio organizations or $250 for non-members.
For more information on BioMedSA membership ($250 for bioscience companies with less than 20 employees), click here.
2022 Program Agenda
8:30 – 9:00 – Networking
9:00 – 9:15 – Welcome
9:15 – 9:45 – Early Stage Investment Options and Grant Funding
9:45 – 10:15 – Marketing Essentials for Commercial Success
10:15 – 10:30 – Break
10:30 – 11:15 – Working with Contracting Organizations
11:15 – 11:30 – Cost Saving Opportunities
11:30 – 12:00 – Lunch
12:00 – 1:00 – Company Pitches
1:00 – 1:15 – Break
1:15 – 2:15 – Company Pitches
2:15 – 3:00 – What are Investors Thinking?
3:00 – 3:15 – Break
3:15 – 4:00 – Keys to Start-Up Success from CEOs
4:00 – 4:45 – Legal Highlights for Bioscience Start-Ups
4:45 – 5:00 – Presentation of 2022 BioFest Invest Pitch Winner
After a rigorous screening process, the following companies from across Texas were selected to present.
We are no longer accepting applications. You are still welcome to register for the event.