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BioFest inVEST

April 17, 2024

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Watch the video from the winners of last year's pitch competition

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 and prize packages valued at over $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.

Recipients

  • 2023
    Winner: Vascular Perfusion Solutions
    Runner Up: Steradian Technologies
  • 2022
    Winner: NovoThelium
    Runner Up: Vascular Perfusion Solutions

BioFest Invest Pitch Competition Companies

After a rigorous screening process, the following companies from across Texas were selected to present. 

Advanced Telesensors
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CellChorus
Eisana
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Forge Applied Science & Technology
Humanate Digital
IllumaRas
Riverwalk Therapeutics
SAVIDJ
Steradian Technologies, Inc.
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vitanova biomedical
Vivifi Medical

Pitch Companies

  • 1
    Fill out application by Friday, February 24, 2023. Awards include a cash prize of $10,000 as well as prize packages valued at over $10,0000.
  • 2
    Upon acceptance, submit payment ($150 for BioMedSA, BioHouston, BioAustin, BioNTX, and Bio El Paso-Juarez members / $250 for non-members). BioMedSA membership is $250/ year for startups with less than 20 employees.
  • 3
    Upon acceptance of application, the following opportunities will be available for all participating startups:
    – A pitch practice session and content review through the UTSA SBDC Technology Commercialization Center (required).
    – A one-hour free consulting review session with The Neutrino Donut, LLC to review the SBIR market and potential opportunities.
  • 4
    Pitch competition details will be sent to all accepted applicants. The cash prize will be mailed to the winner and connections made to the prize package service providers after the event.

*BioMedSA membership is $250/ year for startups with less than 20 employees. See all benefits of membership here or email info@biomedsa.org for more information.

Applications are now closed. 

Attendees

  • Cost: $50 (BioMedSA Member) / $75 (Non-Member) / $50 (Investor)
  • Time: 8:00am – 5pm (Happy Hour following the event from 5pm – 7:00pm)
  • Ticket includes a box lunch at the event and happy hour with 2 free drink tickets after the event. Parking is free.

Sponsors

PRESENTING SPONSORS

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2023 HAPPY HOUR SPONSORS

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INSPIRATION SPONSORS

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INNOVATION SPONSORS

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2023 SUPPORTING SPONSORS

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2023 BioFest Invest Prize Packages

Winner of BioFest Invest:

  • $10,000 cash prize
  • 3 hrs of SBIR consulting
  • 2 hours of G&A consulting
  • Marketing Strategy Package
  • One-year subscription to PatWorld (patent search software)
  • One-year membership to the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • News release to regional and industry media
  • Complimentary access to VelocityTX events for a year
  • Weekend stay at the Estancia del Norte for 2

Runner up of BioFest Invest:

  • 2 hours of G&A consulting
  • Marketing Strategy Package
  • News release to local and industry media
  • Complimentary access to VelocityTX events for a year
  • Weekend stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Antonio Airport for 2

 

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2021 BioFest Selected Companies

2023 BioFest Invest Program

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