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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 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.


Local Events

Apr 2

Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute (THBI) – Texas Life Sciences Summit

Join the Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute (THBI) on April 2 at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown for the Texas Life Sciences Summit. The Summit will discuss workforce issues and commercialization efforts specific to the life science and biotech industry. The event will bring together the Texas life science ecosystem to network and encourage collaboration with an expo, industry partnership meetings and ample networking opportunities. Reserve your expo table, sponsor, or purchase tickets today.

Apr 17
8 AM-5 PM

Biofest Invest 2024

BioFest Invest is a day-long event celebrating the bioscience industry and its entrepreneurs. This event brings startups together with investors and resources from around the nation, to connect and learn best practices in this growth industry.
Pre-selected Texas based companies will present their pitches to investors and attendees during the 2024 Biofest Invest Best Pitch competition.
Registration includes parking, lunch, refreshments, and 2 drink tickets for the networking happy hour after the event.
June 10-13
All Day

A Biocompatibility of Medical Devices – 2 Day Course Certification

This course is structured to tackle each of these challenges and provide hands-on experiential learning. It is designed for those who require a working knowledge of biocompatibility or are looking to update and sharpen their skills. Participants can expect to learn how to use standards to establish a biological safety evaluation plan, as well as how to document and implement their plan. Use of material/chemical characterization and risk assessment will be highlighted, as will real-world exercises to practice evaluating biological risk. 

Nov 6
8:30 AM

IBE Entrepreneurship Program

The IBE Entrepreneurship Program has been helping entrepreneurs advance their ideas since 2016. This five day experiential learning program combines classroom work with 1:1 advising sessions to refine your pitch with the last day dedicated to pitching your project to a panel of investors. The program also provides a behavioral assessment and personalized feedback session to advance your skills as a leader.

Webinars & Virtual Events

April 16
10-11 AM

Clinical Data Requirements Under MDR: A Panel Discussion

Join NAMSA for an interactive panel discussion on clinical data requirements and challenges under MDR, led by our in-house regulatory experts. Even with the extended MDR transition period for legacy devices, it’s crucial to have a strong clinical data plan for all devices. We’ll begin by addressing common clinical data challenges manufacturers face under MDR, drawing from our experience with clients and notified bodies. Then, we’ll dive into an interactive panel discussion.

Local News

AustinPx Partners with Microsize on KinetiSol Technology

AustinPx and Microsize announced in Jan. 2024, the initiation of a strategic partnership between the two companies to accelerate the development of KinetiSol products. The collaboration provides AustinPx’s customers the capacity to transfer their KinetiSol projects to Microsize for their late-phase clinical supply and commercial product manufacturing needs.

Scorpius BioManufacturing Seeking Microbiology Manager

The Microbiology Manager is also responsible for the development, implementation, and compliance of activities in the microbiology laboratory area to meet production goals, quality, and cost objectives.This position plays a lead role within Scorpius’ GMP process, works closely across Scorpius Quality, Manufacturing and Process Sciences.

The Microbiology Manager will be expected to have extensive knowledge and experience in developing and implementing contamination control methodologies in pharmaceutical or biological industries.

Deadline to apply: 5/01/24

Scorpius BioManufacturing with Various Openings

Scorpius BioManufacturing is growing rapidly and is adding to our manufacturing, facilities, quality, process development, and analytical teams. Scorpius is located in the thriving biotech and life sciences hub of San Antonio, Texas.

We have a variety of positions open from entry-level to senior staff. Please see the job descriptions on LinkedIn for additional information.

Deadline to apply: 5/31/24

BioNTX Job Board

Visit Bio North Texas job board for available job posting in the North Texas region.

Career Connections

We equip underserved jobseekers with 21st-century skills and connect them to Digital Marketing careers across the US. With a focus on underserved communities, we amplify the online presence of small businesses, while launching the careers of jobseekers.

The Global Medical Device Job Board

What if, there was a one-stop shop for candidates and companies looking for top medical device opportunities and talent, worldwide Increase your network with more than 150,000 medical device industry professionals to access exclusive top talent and list incredible jobs in the medical device industry. The job board will always be free to job seekers, and hiring companies will receive their first 90 days of unlimited job postings free.


Stellarray, Inc Seeking Technical Advisory Board

Stellarray is developing portable x-ray tomosynthesis systems, including a portable 3D mammography systems for underserved populations and a portable trauma imaging system for emergency and military use. We are expanding our Technical Advisory Board to add expertise in these areas. TAB members help shape our approach to developing these systems and receive equity (options) in our company.

Medical qualifications and experience in radiography, especially mammography required. Engineering experience will be beneficial. Contact Mark Eaton for more information.

BioAustinCTX Seeking Grant Writing Volunteers

BioAustinCTX is seeking volunteers to assist with Grant Writing:
• Determines grant proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for grant proposals (RFPs), and attending strategy meetings.
• Prepares grant proposals by determining concept, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and finalizing.
• Supported by the BioAustinCTX Board

BioAustinCTX Seeking Volunteers

BioAustinCTX is seeking help with our PR/comms/marketing strategy as our content will increase in 2022. Please complete our volunteer form and indicate what areas you are interested in volunteering in.

Austin Chamber Talent Ambassador program 

We partner with nearby businesses who offer learning opportunities (guest speakers, internships, apprenticeships, etc.), and connect them to local schools, post-secondary institutions, and those facing barriers to employment.


We are seeking volunteers to help collect and compile data to map the healthcare landscape in Austin. If interested, please fill our volunteer form.



With warm regards,
Cathy Diehl, Cindy WalkerPeach, Gretchen Upton, Hector Torres, Hilary Graham, Joe Skraba, Kristin Whitson, Lance Anderson, Mea Amor, Ryan Baird, Ryan Hawkins, Scott Collins, and Tim Sullivan, on behalf of BioAustinCTX and Texas Medical Device Alliance (TMDA).