Do you have a biotech, life sciences, or healthcare startup and are looking for investor face time?

Applications are now being accepting for startups interested in pitching before investors at a healthcare startup conference, HealthCare Texas 2016. Up to 20 Series A companies will have the opportunity to present open demonstrations and schedule private sessions with matched investors and prospective partners. Five of these will be selected by a jury to present to attendees in fast-pitch format for a chance to win the Series A Venture Award.

In addition, 35 Texas growth, or Series B, companies seeking late-stage funding will participate in private investor-matched one-on-one sessions. Five of these companies will be selected to present to the full conference audience in a fast-pitch format for a chance to win the Series B Innovation Award. It is free to apply.

“We see unprecedented opportunities for connecting innovators with people who are wrestling with some facet of the health ecosystem. Our leaders are looking forward to discussing some of these developments and the platforms for innovation that result from them,” said Clay Johnston, inaugural Dean of the Dell Medical School.

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This business match-making and fast-pitch competition is being produced by the Texas Growth Capital Forum, whose mission is to ignite the innovation and success of the brightest Texas technology companies with access to capital from national and regional investors.

Its 2015 Texas Venture Growth Forum conference brought together 42 venture capitalists and growth investors and 27 Texas CEOs, who participated in more than 125 matched one-on-one meetings.

The 2016 event provides a first focus on health and healthcare, including digital health, healthtech, life sciences and biotech—spanning medical devices and software solutions to therapeutics and pharmaceuticals.

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“Our mission is to measurably increase the venture capital and investor presence throughout the state. Startups founded in Texas need broader access to capital at every stage of growth to maximize their potential to achieve global scale,” said Matt Black, director at the Texas Growth Capital Forum who is producing HealthCare Texas 2016. “We’re focused on attracting diverse capital interests to Texas to build a lasting national network.”

Presented by the Dell Medical School, HealthCare Texas 2016 is produced by Texas Growth Capital Forum (TxGCF), and sponsored by Austin Healthcare Council and the Moon Group at Merrill Lynch. More information is found at Conference will be tweeted at #HCTX

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The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is presenting the first HealthCare Texas 2016, the annual technology and venture capital conference bringing together more than 300 leading innovators in healthcare information technology, digital health, life sciences, and therapeutics.

The two-day conference, running May 3-4, will feature more than 20 speakers, 30 investors, and 40 companies. It will be held at Brazos Hall in downtown Austin TX. For more information and to register to attend, see