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BioFest 2024 Recipients

Winner: NeuraStasis

Runner Up: VitaBone Medical

  After a rigorous application and acceptance process, pitch development support and in-person pitching, the Biofest Invest 2024 winner is NeuraStasis, as startup.  NeuraStasis seeks to improve health outcomes for stroke survivors through the use of neurostimulation. The Houston startup was founded in 2021 by Dr. Kirt Gill and Joe Upchurch in an effort to address the rehabilitation plateaus in stroke recovery. …

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

Check out this year's program!

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.

Click Here for more information on BioMedSA membership ($250 for bioscience companies with less than 20 employees).

Past Recipients

2023 Recipient

Winner: Vascular Perfusion Solutions

Runner Up: Steradian Technologies

2022 Recipient

Winner: NovoThelium

Runner Up: Vascular Perfusion Solutions

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Pitch Companies

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.

Office Hours

New to Biofest Invest 2024, “Office Hours” available for all registered attendees. Book a one-on-one meeting with investors, legal, QARA, and many more before attending the event.  

Attendees

The day-long event includes relevant speakers and panelists on valuable topics relevant to bioscience companies.

Sponsors

Sponsors of BioFest Invest have a unique opportunity to support the bioscience entrepreneurial community while receiving corporate awareness. 

BioFest Invest Pitch Competition Companies

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

Presenting Sponsors

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uthealth
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Inspiration Sponsors

bridgemeahd
swri
Scorpius BioManufacturing
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alamo
logo-Harness IP
logo-rp agency
logo-cooley
logo-Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
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logo-mission pharmacal
logo-Texas State Star Park
logo-Capital Factory

Innovation Sponsors

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bridgepts
logo-Thermo Fisher
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cityofsa
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VWR, part of Avantor (PRNewsfoto/Avantor)
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logo-Alamo BioCenter
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logo-Health Cell
logo-HistoWiz
logo-G&L Healthcare Advisors
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In-Kind Sponsors

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logo-rp agency
Estancia del Norte
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Community Sponsors

BioAustin
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2024 BioFest Invest Program

2024 BioFest Invest Prize Package

All Pitch Companies: 

  • Pitch preparation consulting

Winner of BioFest Invest:

  • $10,000 CASH prize*
  • 2-night stay with breakfast for 2 people at the Estancia del Norte Hotel 
  • Operations, supply chain, or QMS services
  • Manufacturing strategy and documentation review
  • Press release 
  • Marketing strategy support 
  • VelocityTX SBIR Workshop, Educational Lunch & Learns, and 12-month coworking membership 

*actual check will be sent via mail after the event

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Estancia del Norte
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2021 BioFest Selected Companies

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