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Clint Hampton

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Dealing with a lender can be onerous and time-consuming, especially when you have many competing business priorities. We have designed our processes and trained our team to offer an effortless lending experience. With quick decision-making capabilities, efficient lease administration and deep procurement and asset management expertise, you’ll benefit from our light touch and effective operations.

We’re 100% owned by our founders and invest our own capital, giving us full autonomy to support our clients as we see fit. That also means you’ll only work with us throughout your lease term—a partner whose interests are aligned with yours and who wants you to succeed. Our executives and owners are ingrained in every decision and have structured our business in a unique way that grants us the freedom to be flexible to your specific needs and say “Yes” when other investors and banks say “No.”

We support a wide array of industries domestically and abroad by designing flexible equipment leasing solutions that are strategically customized to help grow businesses. Areas we offer support are:

Lease Lines Sale Leaseback Growth Capital End to End Management
Procurement Expertise Asset Management Portal International Transactions


Local Events

Dec 6
6:15-7:45 PM

How Tech Can Make 2023 More Fun!

Technologies play increasingly key roles in making life more entertaining, more enjoyable–more fun! Yes, they were critical in enabling us to work safely during a pandemic (and helped us mitigate it with vaccines!), but life is about more than work—and even ‘work’ should be more fun, for employees and for customers.

Dec 8
1-2 PM

ATC Unplugged: Diversity and Social Justice: A Starting Point

Jess Pettitt is will share a lifetime of insights on diversity and social justice. Join us on Zoom.

Dec 8
4-7 PM

Southwest Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium Annual Symposium

JLABS @ TMC and Southwest National Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (SWPDC) are teaming up again for the 8th Annual Evening of Pediatric Device Innovation. Please join us for this evening of innovation as top experts from Houston and across the country will discuss their views on the latest in pediatric medical device innovation and updates on bringing a pediatric medical device to market.

Dec 9
8 AM

TAG Austin Presents: Zeteo Biomedical – Introducing ways to administer medical treatments such as vaccines and drugs with less stress, faster, and less expensively

This innovative startup ( is developing biomedical… countermeasures for various public health threats that can be self-administered. It has received an NIH Award to develop a universal nasal flu vaccine in collaboration with academic partners. Come to TAG’s December 9 virtual meeting from 0800 to 0900 to hear Timothy Sullivan, CEO of Zeteo Biomedical, share his vision of how the next generation of drug delivery device technology he has developed will simplify the administration of drugs, biologics and botanicals into the body- even in the home – in a safe, timely, convenient and less costly manner while eliminating needles. 

Dec 15
6-7 PM

Resume Workshop: Highlighting Your Accomplishments

Whether you’re 20 years into a successful career or looking for new opportunities, having a great resume is critical. Join us for an exclusive (free!) career workshop focused on building and updating your resume for 2023!

Webinars & Virtual Events

Dec 1

FDA Digital Health Updates: What changed in 2022 and what should you expect in 2023?

FDA has released several new Guidance Documents for Digital Health Products, which reflect FDA’s current thinking. These regulatory changes can affect how to properly classify your Digital Health Product and how it will ultimately be regulated. This free, in-depth webinar, presented by regulatory experts Kevin Go and Allison Komiyama, discussed recent regulatory developments in the Digital Health space, how to apply them for a successful submission, and how to prepare for the upcoming changes. Register to receive a recording of the webinar.

Dec 1
9 AM-3:45 PM

NAMSA Training Series: ISO 10993-18:2020 Chemical Characterization of Materials

Join NAMSA’s team of testing experts as they lead a discussion on chemical characterization of materials and provide learning that will allow attendees to:

  • Relate ISO 10993-18:2020 to ISO 10993-1:2018 and the biological evaluation of devices
  • Discuss the changes in the new document in a practical use format
  • Discuss how material and chemical characterization fit into the MDR
  • Develop a testing strategy for multiple devices
  • Plan for future testing needs of materials and finished medical device
  • Solve problems that may occur during testing, such as a degraded sample or liquid test articles
  • Dec 8
    10-11 AM

    Navigating the Landscape for Over-theCounter or Direct-to-Comsumer IVD Tests

    Healthcare diagnostics has seen a significant increase in over-the-counter (OTC) or direct-to-consumer (DTC) testing. A trajectory that was already in the making prior to COVID-19, this area has increased at a faster pace as more consumers are comfortable performing OTC tests at home. This change in consumer expectation, as well as an evolution of global regulatory requirements, has led to increased considerations and requirements by IVD manufacturers to produce robust testing options.

    Join NAMSA for this webinar as we evaluate those enhanced requirements specifically as they affect human factors and usability engineering to insure all IVDs are safe and effective for the intended users, uses and use environments. Early understanding of these requirements is crucial and can influence the device display, controls, functions, results interpretations, instructions and countless other design inputs impacting the consumer.

    Local News

    BioBash: Another Success!

    Thank you to the almost 175 professionals who joined us on December 1 for BioBash! It was a great time coming together to hear from industry leaders about the growth, opportunities and innovation happening in the Life Science community in Central Texas. Some of the highlights include:

    • Casey McPherson sharing about To Cure a Rose Foundation and how his daughter’s rare genetic disease put him on a path to partner with bioscience leaders in central Texas to create a cure for Rose and other’s with genetic diseases. Learn More here.
    • Kelsey Haley from CSC Leasing shared how they help businesses rent the equipement they need to further their business. Check them out.
    • Nancy Lyon talked about the ACC incubator and shared how it is helping start up companies have the equipment they need to be successful. Watch their video
    • Jason Scharf was announced as a new board member for BioAustinCTX, as Tami Annabel steps down. Jason shared statistics on the growth in life sciences in Central Texas.

    Thanks to our sponsors, staff and volunteers for making this happen. Check out our recap video!


    Gold Sponsor

    Bronze Sponsor

    UT Austin – Seeking Entrepreneur in Residence (Life Sciences)

    Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs) will provide active, fractional management services and hands-on operational support for UT Austin affiliated startups in the Life Sciences.

    Requirements: At least five years of experience as an entrepreneur or executive in a high growth, technology-based startup company in the life sciences; Success working with angel investors, venture capitalists, and other sources of startup financing

    Austin Community College InnovATEBIO – Seeking Grant Manager

    Help manage InnovATEBIO, the National Biotechnology Education Center funded by the National Science Foundation. The grant is responsible for mentoring and training over 134 biotechnology programs across the country. These programs train individuals to meet the needs of industry. Some travel is required across the US to organize face to face workshops and meetings, and view industry sites. Please contact Dr. Fletcher at [email protected] if interested in the position.

    Requirements to apply: At least a Bachelors of Science but a Masters or higher is preferred as science knowledge is important. Communication and writing skills are needed.

    Deadline: 01/31/2023

    Multiple Positions – CTMC

    A joint venture between MD Anderson Cancer Center and Resilience, the Cell Therapy Manufacturing Center (CTMC) creates a collaboration of cancer experts and state of the art development and manufacturing technologies. This unique business model has created a biotech-like engine within the prestigious Texas Medical Center so we can bring life-saving medicines more quickly and effectively to patients.

    If you are seeking the next challenge with the desire to contribute to our unified goal of treating patients in their battle with cancer, check out our available positions here:

    Senior Director of Accounting – Invectys

    Invectys, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a clinical stage cell immunotherapy company focused on the development of innovative approaches to treat cancers by exploiting novel approaches to mobilizing and restoring the anti-tumor capacity of the immune system of cancer patients.

    Invectys is seeking a Senior Director of Accounting to oversee accounts payable and accounting entries, monthly close of the U.S entities, consolidations of three entities (one being French requiring foreign currency translation), preparation of budgets and forecasts, and other duties.  Click here for additional information.

    Associate Director/Director, Corporate Compliance – Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

    The successful candidate will be responsible for creating a working partnership with our Commercial and Medical functions with respect to enhancing Lexicon’s Compliance program. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of the OIG’s 7 Elements of an Effective Compliance Program and apply these elements into a practical and proactive approach to Compliance.  Click here for more information and to apply.

    Austin Community College

    Austin Community College biotechnology or computer science interns are available Email Kathryn Naughton for more information

    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.


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    Aeglea Biotherapeutics

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    AMDM IVD Job Board


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    Austin Technology Council (ATC) Jobs

    Babylon Health

    Multiple Positions
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    Black Diamond Networks

    Multiple Positions

    Commissioning Agents (CAI)

    Multiple Positions

    FDA Quality and Regulatory Consultants (FDAQRC)



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    Molecular Templates

    Multiple positions
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    Skills Alliance

    Multiple positions
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    Syneos Health

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    Health Discovery Labs LLC

    Health Discovery Labs is developing a medical device to address the problem of “Intensive Care Unit Acquired Weakness” (ICUAW).
    Health Discovery Labs is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the safety of use of an innovative experimental medical device in ICU settings that could mitigate ICUAW.

    You May Qualify If You:
    •Are healthy, and
    •Are between 18 and 65 years old.

    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, Gretchen Upton, Hector Torres, Jason Scharf, Joe Skraba, Kristin Whitson, Lance Anderson, Mea Amor, Ryan Baird, Scott Collins, and Tim Sullivan, on behalf of BioAustinCTX and Texas Medical Device Alliance (TMDA).