Innovation

TMC, Baird Capital partnership boosts local startup access to funding


By Christine Hall | August 24, 2018

As leaders from 23 medical device companies anxiously waited to take the stage to present their products at the TMC Expert Forum, Texas Medical Center President and CEO William McKeon and Michael Liang, Ph.D., partner with Baird Capital, announced a new partnership that would help eager startups like those in the wings have more access to venture capital funding.

The partnership, announced Thursday, marries the Texas Medical Center’s entrepreneurial ecosystem with Baird Capital’s financing expertise in health care and technology.

In addition, Baird Capital will establish its Houston office in the Texas Medical Center, providing a front door in the world’s largest medical city for commercialization and investment resources. Together, the two entities will explore and foster investment opportunities and link directly to Baird Capital’s global platform with the ability to tap into capital and expert advisors.

“Texas Medical Center is excited to welcome Baird as a key component to our growing and unprecedented life science hub,” McKeon said. “This is yet another major milestone for establishing the Texas Medical Center as the Third Coast of life sciences.”

TMC Innovation Institute, TMCx
Twenty-three logos hang in the TMC Innovation Institute to show off the companies that are part of the current accelerator class

The announcement came as the TMC Innovation Institute marked the final week of its TMCx medical device accelerator bootcamp with the Expert Forum, where startups pitch their cutting-edge innovations to an audience of potential advisors, mentors and key opinion leaders.

RELATED NEWS: TMC Expert Forum Digital Health 2018

TMCx provides startup companies with shared workspace, a curriculum tailored to the needs of health care entrepreneurs and the guidance of more than 200 advisors from the front lines of the industry. Companies have access to the world’s largest medical center without membership fees or equity sharing.

Audience members at the Expert Forum filled out “match cards” to select the startups they were interested in working with over the next three months and to help them navigate the Texas Medical Center’s 61 member institutions.




Social Posts

profile_image

TexasHeartInstitute

@Texas_Heart

It's almost #HeartMonth! Learn more about the different events we are supporting all February for American Heart Month, and if you’re in the Houston area, we hope you will join! https://t.co/udKaXiOayE https://t.co/07qg13NrMn

31 mins ago
profile_image

MD Anderson Cancer Center

@MDAndersonNews

@bigdock We're sending good vibes your way. Please let us know if you need anything while you're here.

55 mins ago
profile_image

MD Anderson Cancer Center

@MDAndersonNews

@Slim6982 Best wishes to you, Jake.

1 hour ago
profile_image

Harris Health System

@harrishealth

RT @HoustonOEM: Thread: As a preventative measure, @CDCgov will expand #coronavirus screenings to 15 additional airports, including @iah…

1 hour ago
profile_image

Veterans Affairs

@DeptVetAffairs

It's a new year and a great time to update or check your VA contact information. Learn how here: https://t.co/8ZPsMo0qLw

1 hour ago
profile_image

MD Anderson Cancer Center

@MDAndersonNews

“Back to home, back to family, back to work, back to life and back to self.”That’s the motto of our Enhanced Recovery Program for surgery. Our @mdahpbaloia explains: https://t.co/gNogISQHoz #endcancer

3 hours ago
profile_image

Veterans Affairs

@DeptVetAffairs

Community Invited to “National Salute to Veterans” Week https://t.co/HhS2eHVLFh via @JCPress

11 hours ago
profile_image

Texas Children's

@TexasChildrens

RT @RepPeteOlson: Look out @taralipinski — Fort Bend County is home to another ice skating superstar! Kaylee Tolleson was diagnosed with ov…

12 hours ago
profile_image

Veterans Affairs

@DeptVetAffairs

New program offers Veterans a virtual alternative to traditional health visits https://t.co/cvZPWMhofx via @tmj4

13 hours ago
profile_image

BCMHouston

@bcmhouston

From allergies to vaccines and many things in between, find out how you can volunteer for our clinical trials. https://t.co/3ulBSYdEhZ #clinicaltrials https://t.co/CCn78SCXqY

14 hours ago
profile_image

University of Houston

@UHouston

RT @UHCougarMBK: Coogs move up to No 21 in this week's Power 36#ForTheCity #GoCoogs https://t.co/7ttOPNwfCQ

16 hours ago
profile_image

University of Houston

@UHouston

RT @UHCoogTV: Calling all those interested in making short films, sketches or movie reviews!!!Entertainment branch General meeting TONIGH…

16 hours ago
profile_image

University of Houston

@UHouston

RT @uhkgm_arts: Congrats to our #ForeverCoog #Grammy winners @lizzobeeating, @PreisserGabriel, and Cecilia Duarte! 🙌👏 Ya’ll make us proud!…

16 hours ago
profile_image

Rice University

@RiceUniversity

RT @RiceUNews: Researchers at @RiceUniversity report today in @Nature that they can zap virtually any source of solid #carbon, from food sc…

17 hours ago
profile_image

BCMHouston

@bcmhouston

If you are in the market for hearing aids, Dr. Laura Schadt with the Center for Hearing and Balance at Baylor College of Medicine shares some things to keep in mind. https://t.co/fWLu7W4a7I #hearing #audiology

18 hours ago