Disruptors: Boosting Houston’s Healthcare Innovation Ecosystem

Houston—When we first opened Xconomy’s Texas bureau in May 2013, the consistent message I received from those in the biotech community was: Houston has so much potential.

The city, home to the Texas Medical Center, had a solid healthcare innovation ecosystem, groundbreaking research being produced by award-winning scientists, business executives already attuned to taking risks because of their experience in the oil patch, and lots of funding through which to support innovation.

Yet, the city was not typically included among the country’s life sciences innovation centers such as Boston or San Diego.

Flash forward to today, and the Texas Medical Center, through the creation of its Innovation Institute and the TMCx accelerator, as well as partnerships with JLabs and AT&T, has been an key component in catalyzing life sciences innovation activity in the city.

Those efforts and more will be part of Xconomy’s upcoming Disruptors conference October 27. The daylong forum, which is being held at the Texas Medical Center’s TMCx accelerator in Houston, features some of the most innovative and forward-thinking technology executives, founders, investors, and scientists.

In addition to TMC leaders, the agenda includes entrepreneurs, investors, and heads of leading institutions in sectors such as healthcare, energy and cleantech, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, space, and transportation. We hope to see you there.

Angela Shah is the editor of Xconomy Texas. She can be reached at ashah@xconomy.com or (214) 793-5763. Follow @angelashah

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