Accelerating Technology Development
The TMCx accelerator advances the development of health and medical technology companies by connecting visionary entrepreneurs to the abundant resources of the Texas Medical Center.
Located in the TMC Innovation Institute, the program provides startup companies with shared workspace, a curriculum tailored to the needs of health care entrepreneurs and the guidance of over 200 advisors from the front lines of the industry. Companies have access to the world’s largest medical center, all without membership fees or equity sharing.
Participants further develop their companies by attending a variety of workshops and hands-on events to gain insights from experts in every facet of running a health-related business: clinical trials, FDA regulations, HIPAA/HITECH compliance, hospital procurement, commercial pilots, intellectual property, licensing, fundraising, marketing and other critical areas.
In addition, participants work with the TMCx team to refine strategies and build relationships across the Texas Medical Center. Companies network with key thought leaders and mentors during the Strategic Advisory Sessions, the TMC Expert Forum and other scheduled sessions. The four-month program culminates with TMCx Demo Day; an exclusive presentation to hundreds of investors, corporate partners, hospital stakeholders, media and other guests.
The TMCx team’s goal is to quickly and effectively connect entrepreneurs to stakeholders.
The TMCx team’s goal is to quickly and effectively connect entrepreneurs to stakeholders
How the Program Works
The promising companies accepted to the TMCx program range from startups in early stages of development to companies that are FDA-cleared and revenue positive. TMC asks that at least one founder from each company be located in Houston for the duration of the program; much of a company’s success through TMCx results from the opportunities the Texas Medical Center offers for networking and personal interaction with leading experts in medicine and life sciences. From the first day to Demo Day, TMCx companies enjoy a busy schedule thoughtfully designed to provide the best opportunities to grow and further develop their products.
The TMCx team provides a varied curriculum designed to help startups develop into established companies. The first weeks are packed with a series of workshops and presentations to help companies refine their value propositions, determine market fit and gain customer insights. Industry professionals and leaders offer guidance in a wide range of topics essential to any successful business, including licensing, regulatory strategies, marketing, fundraising, contract negotiation and more.