BioMedSA’s Board of Directors approved 6 new memberships in September, 2022: Hawkins Personnel Group, HealthQuest Capital, Heartland Payment Systems, FIRST, The Neutrino Donut, and GAP-FLEX Inc./Xeras Medical Technologies.
Hawkins Personnel Group has been providing staffing services in South Central Texas for over 40 years. They help companies and candidates connect to find the best matches for a variety of different positions, including temporary, temp to hire, direct hire, and project management opportunities. They use their custom screening services to match employees to the perfect position based on their marketable skills and enthusiasm. They also help corporate clients customize their search to provide tailored match candidates for a variety of different industries, including healthcare and bioscience.
HealthQuest Capital is a growth capital firm investing in commercial-stage companies that are optimizing value in healthcare by improving outcomes and reducing costs. With more than $1.6 billion in capital under management, the firm focuses on fostering innovation across the health care spectrum, including medical technologies, diagnostics, digital health, and innovative services. The HealthQuest team combines decades of successful investing experience with deep domain expertise in all aspects of the healthcare industry.
Heartland Payment Systems is one of the largest payment processing companies in the US for startups and small to medium sized businesses. Working with more than 400,000 businesses and educational locations nationwide, they use their technology solutions platforms to help clients in a variety of different financial settings, including customized sales, payroll processing, and HR software. With services in place to grow with client’s needs, they provide the financial solutions to fit companies’ custom challenges.
FIRST is a youth-serving nonprofit, advancing STEM education to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. They offer mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. With STEM courses at most San Antonio middle and high schools, FIRST challenges young thinkers with exciting programs, like LEGO leagues and robotics competitions.
The Neutrino Donut is a consultancy focused on the management and commercialization of science. They effectively help startups with the management of programs to advance emerging technologies into the marketplace. With a background managing entrepreneurial processes within larger organizations, Earle Hager, the Managing Partner, is a nationally recognized expert in the SBIR process. He understands the commercialization processes from early-stage technologies through the development of business models and execution. His extensive experience in the development of commercialization strategies, include product development, market entry issues, short- and long-term budget/revenue planning, identification of key partners, and corporate design.
GAP-FLEX Inc. / Xeras Medical Technologies is a medical device startup focused on a product to help patients recover faster after having total knee replacement surgery. Designed by a practicing physical therapist in 2014 after treating thousands of patients with total knee replacements, he designed the GAP-FLEX system to use gravity-assisted flexion.