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Texas Health Catalyst Roundup & Rodeo

Dell Med’s Texas Health Catalyst Roundup & Rodeo is where we “round-up” current and alumni teams from across UT Austin to showcase and celebrate their rich entrepreneurial projects and talent alongside key players within UT and Austin’s life sciences communities. Enjoy some BBQ & learn up-close about evolving projects that bring unique biomedical solutions to health challenges.

This spring, Dell Med’s Texas Health Catalyst, in collaboration with the Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Pharmacy, College of Natural Sciences, the Institute for Foundations of Machine Learning (IFML), the Center for Rare Diseases, and Discovery to Impact, put out a call for Outstanding Proposals in Health as well as specific requests for two targeted challenge areas: 1. AI in Health and 2. Rare Disease Therapies and Diagnostics.

Teams from across campus will gather to present their original ideas in a friendly ‘rodeo’ competition. This year’s cohort includes projects such as new medical devices for COPD monitoring, novel approaches and wearables to treat and diagnose stroke, tools for digital therapeutics, and more.

An amazing panel of presentations from prior Texas Health Catalyst program alumni will also give updates on their entrepreneurial journeys. We hope you can join us to support these teams, network and further expand our life science entrepreneurial ecosystem in Austin.

Registration is FREE so reserve your spot today.


Local Events

July 9
4 PM

ACC Bioscience Incubator Monthly Tour

Come tour the ACC Bioscience Incubator (ABI) – Austin’s only leasable wet lab space. In the 8+ years that ABI has been operational, we have incubated over 40 early-stage companies in the life science industry and supported ACC students with over 60 internships.

This tour is open to all featuring the history and operation of ABI. Gain insight into commercialization for biotechnology and see how ABI have driven innovation in the local life sciences ecosystem.

July 17
8:30-10 AM

From Problem Solving to Trailblazer

Scott Carley addresses those who are eager to climb the career ladder and lead a team or company. This talk focuses on becoming a person known for solving problems and taking the initiative to lead. Learn actionable strategies for building a reputation as a problem solver and stepping up to leadership roles, regardless of your current position. 

July 23
9 AM-4 PM

Discover the cutting-edge of business innovation with Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Process Automation, Intelligent Automation, Consulting, Low Code Development, and Design.

AI is reshaping industries through smarter decisions and automation. IPA and Intelligent Automation streamline workflows, while Consulting offers strategic guidance. Low Code Development speeds up digital transformation, and Design ensures tech solutions are user-friendly.

Sept 19 – 20
All Day

2024 Regional Symposia

Our forthcoming 2024 Symposia will feature gatherings of some of the finest minds in the biomaterials industry and will take place throughout the country. Symposia programs will include plenary speakers broadcast simultaneously at all locations, while also featuring regional speakers and posters. Participants will include faculty, students, and professionals from host institutions and the surrounding regions.

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.

Local News

New Report from Opportunity Austin Details How Austin’s Innovation Ecosystem Provides Competitive Edge in Life Sciences

Opportunity Austin released its new Life Sciences Report, which unveils key findings about what makes the Austin region one of the fastest-growing emerging life sciences hubs in the country. With a unique blend of robust venture capital networks, a thriving startup culture and substantial research funding, Central Texas has an unparalleled competitive edge in the

Life Science Incubator in the Works

The region’s burgeoning life sciences sector is about to get a boost from a new incubator on the Round Rock campus of Texas State University.

The joint project by Texas State and real estate development firm Concept Companies will be focused on advancing research and innovation in the life sciences and medical fields, according to an announcement from Texas State. The aim is to complete construction by the end of 2025, although the precise timeline is still taking shape.

Form Bio and PacBio Announce Collaboration to Launch New Resources Set to Transform AAV Design and Analysis Best Practices

Today, Form Bio and Pac Bio announced the formation of an AAV Working Group composed of leading AAV experts across industry and academia to launch new resources to transform AAV design and analysis best practices in order to help streamline the regulatory processes that are necessary for clinical progression.

EY Announces Beth San Segundo, President & CEO of OriGen Biomedical, as an Entrepreneur of The Year ® 2024 Gulf South Award Finalist

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that Beth San Segundo, President & CEO of OriGen Biomedical, was named an Entrepreneur of the Year® 2024 Gulf South Award finalist. The Gulf South program celebrates entrepreneurs from Central and South Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

EmGenisys Announces Participation in the Cohort in the BioTools Innovator Accelerator

EmGenisys, a company based in Houston and Dripping Springs, TX, has been selected out of over 400 applicants to the Los Angeles based BioTools Innovator Cohort and compete for $300,000.


UT BME Senior Design

Our undergraduate curriculum prepares students to think like engineers through hands-on, practical learning experiences. These opportunities culminate with Senior Design—a year-long course where students engineer and design product prototypes based on actual biomedical engineering problems, working under the guidance of faculty and industry mentors. The Senior Design component of the undergraduate curriculum is consistently mentioned among alumni as one of the premiere factors that prepares them in their careers.

Applications will open in July for the 2024-25 academic school year.

Free EU MDR Gap Analysis Tool

Are you planning to market your medical device in the European Union Conducting an EU MDR Gap Analysis is a crucial first step in developing and maintaining a strategy to comply with the stringent regulations. To help you get started, Greenlight Guru has a provenly effective EU MDR Gap Analysis Tool that you can download now for free.

Pattern Bioscience Seeking Sr. Manager, Consumable Manufacturing

We are seeking a Sr. Manager, Consumable Manufacturing to evolve and scale a compliant consumable manufacturing operation for our high resolution In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) medical device. You will be responsible for the performance of consumable manufacturing operations as we move into our next phase.

Application Requirements:
Strong understanding of FDA regulations related to IVD medical device development and production – particularly 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485, cleanroom operations and clean formulation of reagents, Lean Manufacturing principles, and PFMEA
B.S. in a technical field
7+ years in biotech or medical device manufacturing
5+ years of management/leadership experience

Deadline to Apply: July, 15, 2024

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.


STEM Muse Seeking Mentors

STEM Muse is a mentorship network designed to support women and people with genders underrepresented in STEM. We offer undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and research staff the opportunity for one-on-one mentorship from academic and industry leaders.

We are seeking mentors who are professionals with a STEM education or people currently in a STEM-related career: undergraduate students in their 3rd year or later, grad students, postdocs, research staff, faculty, and professionals from industry. We welcome mentors of any gender, and being local/in Austin is not required.

The 6-month Fall 2024 program includes:

-A flexible, low-commitment meeting schedule: pairs meet once per month for 6 months at your convenience and in the format of your choosing (in person or virtually).
-Optimized matching: mentees select their mentors, improving everyone’s experience
-Opportunities to be mentored by and network with industry professionals
-Training, email drafts, and conversation guides to ensure smooth interactions and discussions relevant to the mentee’s career journey
-Hybrid networking and professional development-oriented events

For more information and to sign up, visit

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, Hilary Graham, Ryan Hawkins, Scott Collins, and Tim Sullivan, on behalf of BioAustinCTX.