Skip Menu Navigate: Select to Navigate... - Faculty Member / Researcher / Staff - Post-Doc / Resident / Fellow - Student -- GSBS Student -- Nursing Student -- Medical Student -- Health Professions Student -- Public/Population Health Student - Community Member - Supporter/Mentor Faculty Member / Researcher / Staff Post-Doc / Resident / Fellow Student GSBS Student Nursing Student Medical Student Health Professions Student Public/Population Health Student Community Member Supporter/Mentor Nursing Student Click on any resource below to learn more: Resource Navigator Startup Tree Close Startup Tree Events calendar & local networking through the UTMB Innovations Team, powered by Blackstone Launchpad.View the Startup Tree page for UTMB Venture Mentoring Service Close Venture Mentoring Service Powered by the University of Texas System's "Texas Venture Connect" Program, the Venture Mentoring Service for Southeast Texas is housed at UTMB and matches mentee entrepreneurs & companies from M.D. Anderson, UT Health Houston, and UTMB with experienced mentors.Visit the Venture Mentoring Service websiteVisit the Texas Venture Connect program website Creator's Corner Close Creator's Corner Informal, interactive meetings every other Tuesday. Short presentations/panel discussions on building your entrepreneurial mindset & developing local connections.Contact the Innovation Team for more information Institute for Translational Sciences Close Institute for Translational Sciences From their website: "The ITS is the academic home for translational research at UTMB. Translational research is the application and refinement of a discovery or practice intervention into clinical practice to improve the health of our community. We develop, evaluate and disseminate best practices for novel training and leadership programs in translational science."Visit the UTMB Institute for Translational Sciences website Blackstone Launchpad & Texas Launchpad Network Close Blackstone Launchpad & Texas Launchpad Network From their website: "The Blackstone LaunchPad global network helps students succeed in entrepreneurship and in their careers. Available to over 750,000 college students at 30 universities, LaunchPad is designed to complement existing on-campus entrepreneurship resources, catalyze student ventures through connections to off-campus opportunities, and convene students and staff at global events leveraging our world-class, industry-leading mentors, networks, and brands. Students learn by doing, gaining knowledge and critical skills to help them succeed as a founder or contributor to the 21st-century economy."Visit the Texas Launchpad Network Website Research Innovation and Scientific Excellence (RISE) Center Close Research Innovation and Scientific Excellence (RISE) Center The Research Innovation and Scientific Excellence (RISE) Center at UTMB offers training, grant writing support, and connections to help support and facilitate the development of nurse scientists and their research.Visit the Research Innovation and Scientific Excellence (RISE) Center Website UTMB Health Education Center (HEC) Close UTMB Health Education Center (HEC) A 77-bed simulated hospital with 5 floors of educational simulation facilities. The HEC is also home to our Innovation Hub, where people can learn, collaborate, and network.Visit the Health Education Center website Makerspace Prototyping Lab Close Makerspace Prototyping Lab The MakerHealth Space is a place for the UTMB community to design, build, and prototype. UTMB's MakerHealth Space is open to all UTMB staff and students to learn to work with 3D printing, laser cutting, textiles, electronics, general hand & power tools, and much more.Visit the UTMB MakerSpace Prototyping Lab website Medical Branch Innovations (MBI) Close Medical Branch Innovations (MBI) UTMB subsidiary program for the innovation spectrum, from idea to commercialization. Supports market analysis, company financial planning, pre-MVP prototyping, SBIR/STTR Grant preparation, pitch deck building, and VC connections. Open to all at UTMB, including students.Visit the Medical Branch Innovations website Institutional Training Grants & Internal Fellowships Close Institutional Training Grants & Internal Fellowships UTMB is home to several "institutional training grants" in various areas of study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and other funding institutions. Visit the UTMB Institutional Training Grants and Internal Fellowships website President's Cabinet Award Close President's Cabinet Award Seed grants for community-focused projects championed and led by UTMB faculty, students, and staff. Students require a faculty sponsor to apply. Maximum award $50,000.Visit the UTMB President's Cabinet website UTMB Life Science Incubator Close UTMB Life Science Incubator Hosted through the Galveston Economic Development Partnership (GEDP), this innovation coworking and lab space at the Customs House in Galveston is maintained by the UTMB Innovation team.Contact the UTMB Innovation Team to learn more Career Exploration Network Close Career Exploration Network Entirely virtual program for Ph.D. students and postdoc trainees within the UT System to build their careers. Includes a LinkedIn Profile workshop, Networking Preparation session, and Virtual Career Exploration Networking events.Visit the UT System Career Exploration Network UT Horizon Fund Close UT Horizon Fund Formative Stage Venture Capital funding for companies with UT System innovations or equity.Visit the UT Horizon Fund website Galveston Economic Development Partnership (GEDP) Close Galveston Economic Development Partnership (GEDP) A collection of Galveston-specific companies & organizations focused on resource-sharing and economic development. This organization is not specific to health and life sciences.Visit the Galveston Economic Development Partnership website Galveston County Small Business Development Center Close Galveston County Small Business Development Center The Galveston County Small Business Development Center is a nonprofit that helps businesses start, grow and succeed through no-cost advising, low-cost trainings, tools, and resources. This resource is not specific to health and life sciences, and is provided through the Galveston Chamber of Commerce.Visit the Galveston County Small Business Development Center website Galveston Chamber of Commerce Close Galveston Chamber of Commerce The Galveston Chamber of Commerce offers member businesses workshops, events, network-building support, marketing assistance, and customized groups for businesses and entrepreneurs.Visit the Galveston Chamber of Commerce website Mortar Academy Close Mortar Academy Mortar Academy, powered by Vision Galveston, offers a low-cost 15-week entrepreneurship course for entrepreneurs. This is not specific to the health and life sciences, and the tailored curriculum is structured around accessibility for innovators with full-time jobs.Visit the Mortar Academy Galveston website Texas Medical Center Innovations (TMCi) Close Texas Medical Center Innovations (TMCi) Located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, TMCi brings together training, networking, events, coworking space, and a 6-month no-equity bootcamp accelerator (HealthTech). TMCi also offers a paid entrepreneur fellowship (TMC Biodesign).Visit the Texas Medical Center Innovations website Vision Galveston Close Vision Galveston From their website page on the Incubate Galveston initiative: "Physical and online workshops, networking events, and competitions strengthen Galveston’s economic resiliency and competitiveness. In addition, these actions help to illuminate and amplify entrepreneurial, technological, and innovation-related opportunities for all stakeholders on the island—bolstering, attracting, and retaining individual talent and businesses."Visit the Vision Galveston "Incubate Galveston" page Marmo Innovations Close Marmo Innovations Coworking and entrepreneurial education/networking events located in downtown Galveston.Visit the Marmo Innovations website Shockwave Innovations Close Shockwave Innovations Houston startup mentoring organization, led by the co-founder of Capital Factory- blog posts, free short courses, and resources for startups.Visit the Shockwave Innovations website Capital Factory Close Capital Factory Coworking, accelerator, and educational community with a heavy networking component. Not specific to health or life sciences.Visit the Capital Factory website Houston Exponential Close Houston Exponential Houston-based events and collections of resources for funding, coworking, and accelerators/incubators/hubs serving Houston startups. Not specific to health or life sciences.Visit the Houston Exponential website Enventure Close Enventure Houston-based medical innovation community. Includes workshops, an accelerator, hackathon, and VC pitch preparation.Visit the Enventure Website NSF I-Corps Close NSF I-Corps I-Corps is an accelerator program created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop early ventures and discoveries and accelerate them toward successful commercial ventures. I-Corps is often seen as a "boot camp" to get translational research ventures ready for successful SBIR/STTR applications. I-Corps also provides funding for program completion.Visit the NSF I-Corps website NIH Seed for Health Discovery (SBIR/STTR) Close NIH Seed for Health Discovery (SBIR/STTR) Small business funding through the National Institutes for Health. Includes SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) funding information.Visit the NIH Seed for Health Discovery website MassChallenge Close MassChallenge Zero-equity accelerator & entrepreneurship community. Not specific to the health or life sciences.Visit the MassChallenge website Techstars Close Techstars International pre-seed investor and 90-day startup accelerator. Also includes networking and education opportunities. Techstars does take some company equity. Not specific to health or life sciences.Visit the Techstars website SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Close SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) hosts webinars, workshops, courses, and events for growing entrepreneurs. The mentorship-focused organization is powered by the U.S. Small Business Administration.Visit the Score website Filter by topic: Building a Product Building a Team/Company Building Connections Building Skills Entrepreneurial Coworking/Lab Space Finding Funding Legal Support Is a resource missing or in need of an update? Contact us and let us know.