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Healthcare and science have been a major focus in Temple for more than 100 years. The Temple infrastructure for healthcare is immense with the presence of Baylor Scott & White Health and the Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System of Temple. And with the recent completion of the Temple Health & Bioscience District (THBD) Office and Laboratory Facility, Temple now has a hub for the evolution of a strong biotechnology sector to support the healthcare industry. The THBD Office and Laboratory Facility provides premier office and lab space for early-stage biotech companies that are taking health-related products from conception to manufacturing. Combining the outstanding office and lab infrastructure with the uniquely equipped Common Lab, it is easy to see that Temple is the place to be to grow your start-up biotech company.



Join us for the Temple Health & Bioscience District's (THBD) annual medical technology conference and pitch competition, Growing Your Startup From the Ground Up, on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 1749 Scott Blvd, Temple, TX 76504. Registration, breakfast and networking will kick off at 7 a.m. and the conference will run until 3:45 p.m.

We have a wealth of notable, experienced speakers in the medical technology, medical device, biotechnology and healthtech space who work with startups and investors. This conference offers multiple opportunities to network with key industry contacts. For the first time this year, we will also host a pitch competition for early stage startups in the biotechnology/health-related industries. First prize winner receives $10,000, second prize receives six months free rent for an office in the Temple Health & Bioscience District incubator ($3,000 value), third prize wins lunch with an industry advisor of their choice. View the full agenda here:

Pitch Competition Applications:
Calling all biotech/health-related startups! Please submit your application to pitch by 11:59 p.m. CT on April 4, 2018. Find the application online here:

We look forward to seeing you in May! Please email THBD Executive Director Tami Annable at with any questions or to learn more about THBD.