Health Wildcatters

Meet the Finalists: The Innovation Awards 2023, Presented by Dallas Innovates and D CEO

by | Nov 3, 2022
Now in its fourth year, the program from Dallas Innovates and D CEO honors 68 disruptors and trailblazers driving a new vision for innovation in North Texas. Finalists will be recognized in the January/February issue of D CEO magazine and online at DallasInnovates.com. Winners will be revealed at an exclusive awards event in January.
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SMU Is Bringing Its ‘Innovative Biotech Research’ to Pegasus Park
by | Oct 24, 2022
The Biotech+ Hub at Pegasus Park in Dallas has been attracting more and more life science startups and university teams. Now a whole herd of Mustangs are about to stampede there. The SMU Institute for Computational Biosciences at Pegasus Park will have space at the 23-acre development. SMU researchers from a variety of disciplines will be focusing on bio-scientific discoveries, leveraging advanced computational algorithms and technologies.

"We're excited to give SMU faculty this new opportunity to pursue world-changing research for good and to do so in close proximity to a broad range of academic, medical, corporate, and non-profit collaborators," says SMU Provost Elizabeth Loboa. "We're excited to give SMU faculty this new opportunity to pursue world-changing research for good and to do so in close proximity to a broad range of academic, medical, corporate, and non-profit collaborators," says SMU Provost Elizabeth Loboa.
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JLL’s DFW Life Science Snapshot: What’s Driving the North Texas Biotech Boom
by | Oct 4, 2022
The North Texas biotech boom just keeps booming—and a new "DFW Life Science Snapshot" from JLL shows why. From the Biotech+ Hub at Pegasus Park to a string of accelerators to local universities, DFW Airport, and more, here's a deep dive into what's behind the boom. "We are showing up in the rankings and in the data," says Mike Rosa of the Dallas Regional Chamber. "It results in more opportunities and more looks for us."
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From right: DRC's Jorge Varela (far right) moderated a panel of industry experts including biotech C-level executive Hua Tu, Health Wildcatters CEO and co-founder Hubert Zajicek, and LH Capital Director Matt Crommett.
‘From a Trickle to a Waterfall’: How Biotech’s Flow is Growing in DFW
by | May 24, 2022
"It takes time" to establish a track record, Jorge Varela says, and the region is starting to see a series of biotech successes and spinoffs that will elevate the region's profile as a biotech hub.

According to a panel of experts at Urban Land Institute's 2022 spring meeting, here are factors drawing biotech to DFW.
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Seed Accelerator Health Wildcatters Is Moving to Dallas’ Pegasus Park

by | Jan 25, 2022
The accelerator will move this summer from its downtown Dallas location to 6,000 square feet of collaborative and flexible office space in Pegasus Park's 18-story tower. Just weeks ago, Pegasus Park landed one of its biggest tenants to date: UT Southwestern‘s Office for Technology Development and other UTSW entities will be leasing six floors in the tower. 
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Four Startups Advancing Global Health Win Health Wildcatter’s Med.Ventures Pitch Competition
by | May 13, 2021
Hera Biotech—a San Antonio-based startup that's developing the first non-surgical, definitive, tissue-based test capable of both diagnosing and staging endometriosis—took home first prize in this year's Health Innovation Pitch Competition. The other winners were Steadiwear (Canada), Vigilant Software (Dallas), and Reopia Optics (California).

All winners can be considered Dallas Innovators: Each will receive space at Health Wildcatters.
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Sunny Nadolsky, founder and CEO of Medibookr. [Photo: Medibookr]
MediBookr Founder Says the Future of Healthcare Has a UX Built for Customer Loyalty
by | Feb 9, 2021
"Traditionally, customer lifetime value hasn’t existed in healthcare," says Sunny Nadolsky. She's out to change that with her startup's user-friendly platform that streamlines communication between patients and healthcare providers.
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Health Wildcatters Co-Founder and CEO Hubert Zajicek To Receive 2020 Dennis K. Stone Award
by | Oct 27, 2020
The Dallas-based leader will receive the award from BionorthTX for his contributions to the field of life sciences.
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DFW Leaders Discuss How COVID-19 Has Fueled Innovation in Health Care, Philanthropy, and More

by | Oct 12, 2020
"The downside of a pandemic is that it's frightening. The good thing is, sometimes it speeds up things that probably needed to happen. Like telemedicine," Nicole Small, CEO of LH Capital/Lyda Hill Philanthropies, said during the event.
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Children’s Health Innovators Program Lifts Veil on Health Care Research and Breakthroughs
by | Oct 6, 2020
Health Wildcatters CEO Hubert Zajicek, Perot Jain Principal Cindy Revol, Lyda Hill Philanthropies CEO Nicole Small, and others will be on a panel about how the health care and tech industries have been innovative during COVID-19 as part of the new Children’s Health program launch on Oct. 8.
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Health Wildcatters Adds Nine New Startups to Its Portfolio
by | Sep 10, 2020
The new cohort brings the number of startups under Health Wildcatter's umbrella to 77, according to CEO Hubert Zajicek.
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Recap: Startups Take the Stage at Health Wildcatters’ Pitch Day

by | Nov 19, 2019
Three of the startups that helped close the fall cohort at Health Wildcatters are based in Dallas-Fort Worth.
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Seed Accelerator Health Wildcatters Adds 8 Startups to New Cohort
by | Sep 4, 2019
This diverse group of founders has two things in common: joining Health Wildcatters and getting stuck in an elevator.
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Photo Recap: Health Wildcatters Hosts its Second Hackathon
by | Aug 16, 2019
The Texas Healthcare Challenge gives healthcare consumers the opportunity to find new innovations to systems that might be broken. After the teams went head-to-head with their solutions, a total prize package valued at more than $360K was awarded.
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Fatal Yeast: Carrollton Startup MycoDART Steps Up to Fight Infections in Hospitalized Patients
by | Apr 30, 2019
MycoDART, which was named one of Health Wildcatter's six startup healthcare accelerators, has a new test that may have cracked the code on Candida auris, a type of yeast that can cause severe sickness in hospitalized patients.
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