Recap: The Central Texas Health Innovation Social

Austin is a booming technology and entrepreneurial hub with a growing health and life sciences sector. From world-renowned companies and inspiring startups to new research and medical facilities - We are uniquely positioned to transform the way health is approached in Texas and beyond.

And that’s why last Monday we held, The Central Texas Health Innovation Social at Austin’s Central Library. This was the second year that CCI hosted a social event during the week of SXSW at the Central Library.


We used this event to spotlight Austin’s health and life science innovators, to celebrate organizations that are creating programming and places that support innovation, and to connect our ecosystem to national and international visitors who were in town for South By Southwest

At the event we:

  • Shared our first Annual Review that highlights the individuals and organizations that are seeding Austin’s health innovation ecosystem and district.

  • Provided the opportunity for our six Affinity Partners to come together collectively and share information about their resources with our network

  • Highlighted 3 stories that showcased the opportunity and success in Austin’s health innovation ecosystem

  • Connected 230 individuals from across the globe, from Austin to Australia to Europe and beyond


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Our affinity partners and collaborators for the event include: ACC Bioscience Incubator, Austin Technology Incubator, Texas Health CoLab at Dell Medical School, Drug Dynamics Institute, Texas State Star Park, and our newest addition, Temple Health and Bioscience District.

If you’re looking to find your place in the local innovation ecosystem these organizations are the place to start!


This year we also enjoyed participation and sponsorship from Austrade, who have a permanent presence in Texas as a resource for people wanting to invest, conduct R&D or collaborate with Australia. While at the event they represented some of Australia’s digital health companies that are looking to connect!

Overall, we can’t wait for next year!

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Victoria O'Dell, Program and Communications Manager, Capital City Innovation
As program and communications manager of Capital City Innovation, Victoria facilitates channels for collaborative work around Austin's emerging Innovation district in downtown Austin and beyond. Previously, she was a freelance designer working with non-profits, small businesses, and startups across Austin.

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