Accelerator Programs

Community Health Accelerator

Presented in partnership with Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, the Community Health Accelerator promotes awareness, research, and innovation related to the social determinants of health (SDOH). In addressing these non-medical factors that impact personal wellness, this first-of-its-kind program seeks to advance health equity in communities across South Texas and beyond.

The Community Health Accelerator is tailored to startups that are working to commercialize innovations that address disparities in education and socioeconomic status, among other factors, and will provide a collaborative and nurturing environment to accelerate the development of these technologies.

About the Accelerator

Interested in participating? Applications close June 1.
The Community Health Accelerator is a cohort-based program that provides growing companies the assistance they need to overcome the challenges that frequently cause startup companies to fail. Programming is modeled after the gold standards of the industry, and includes a structured curriculum, mentoring, business education, operational advice, pitch coaching, peer collaboration, and more. Cohort companies will participate in a public Demo Day pitch event at the conclusion of the accelerator and receive the opportunity to run a pilot program of their technology in the Methodist system.

Community Health Innovation Seminar Series

Leading up to the Accelerator’s launch, VelocityTX will oversee 10 monthly educational seminars designed to cover the process of commercializing innovations that address the social determinants of health. Hosted throughout the Rio Grande Valley, the sessions are free to the community and aim to raise awareness of SDOH among emerging innovators, students, healthcare professionals, and the general public.


Educational Events

Registration opens ~3 weeks prior to event

Startup Bootcamp
May 3-5, 2024

Session 8: Ways to Collaborate with the Military*
May 30, 2024

Session 9: Key Points of Term Sheets*
June 18, 2024

Session 10: Tax Requirements*
July 25, 2024

Past Events
Session 7: Angel Investing 101
Session 6: IP Protection & Strategy
Session 5: Building a Pitch
Session 4: Operational Risks Every Startup Should Understand
Session 3: Get Moving – Legally Starting Your Company
Session 2: Health Equity & Your Business Plan
Session 1: A Conversation About the Social Determinants of Health

TechNovum Pre-Accelerator Program

Presented in Partnership with UT Health San Antonio
TechNovum™, the accelerator at UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA), assists investigator entrepreneurs who wish to play a more active role in the commercialization of their UTHSA-developed inventions. Administered by VelocityTX, TechNovum helps researchers translate their ideas into a validated business model through entreprenuerial education, personalized mentoring, and pitch coaching based on the proven Wendy Kennedy Institute model.

Our next cohort will commence September 2024.

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