About this Program
About TMC Venture Fund:
The TMC Venture Fund is a $25 million initiative designed to fund early-stage companies and further TMC’s mission of advancing health, education, and research. Investments are made with the goal of assisting technologies and companies through R&D, operational, and clinical milestones, so that they can be successful in obtaining later rounds of investment. In addition to funding, selected start-ups will receive access to TMC’s resources and network of advisors.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and investment decisions are made twice a year in the spring and fall.
o Applicant must operate in the healthcare or life science space
o Special consideration will be given to applicants who have completed a TMC Innovation program, are Houston-based, have operations in Texas, or have a nexus with the TMC
o TMC Innovation Institute companies are eligible to apply after completion of their first TMC Innovation program.
o Selected finalists will be required to pitch in person in Houston
Texas Medical Center (TMC) is the world's largest medical complex. Since opening in 1945, TMC has been pioneering patient care, research, education and prevention. Today, TMC comprises 58 member institutions, including 21 hospitals, 13 support organizations, nine academic and research institutions, six nursing programs, four public health organizations, four universities, three medical schools, two pharmacy schools and a dental school. TMC is dedicated to reinventing life sciences to improve the health and wellness of Houston and the world. Learn more at tmc.edu.
If you have any questions or would like to provide updates after you have submitted your application, please email TMCVentureFund@tmc.edu
Biotechnology, Healthcare Services, Medical Devices and Equipment, Robotics, Software