top of page
bottom of page
Texas A&M New Ventures Competition
NovoThelium won 3rd Place in the Elevator Pitch
NovoThelium selected as YEi Start in France Laureate
The French Government hosted NovoThelium for a personalized immersion week in Paris and Nice.
Mass Challenge TX Platinum Award
NovoThelium was awarded the $75,000 Platinum award from MassChallenge Texas.
WBENC SEP 2018 Pitch Competition
NovoThelium placed second in the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Student Entrepreneur Program pitch competition, winning $6,000 of grant funding.
NovoThelium was accepted into the MassChallenge TX incubator program.
UTSA Innovation Award
NovoThelium was recognized on November 15, 2017 at the 5th annual UTSA Innovation Awards ceremony for successful completion of the NSF I-Corps program
Texas Business Hall of Fame
NovoThelium was recognized with the Best of Texas Award on November 1, 2017 given by the Texas Business Hall of Fame
Nasdaq opening bell
NovoThelium got to ring the opening Nasdaq bell on August 9, 2017.
2017 InnovateHER Challenge
NovoThelium won the 2017 San Antonio InnovateHER Challenge hosted by the LiftFund Women's Business Center, UTSA Small Business Development Center, SCORE San Antonio, and Launch SA.
TVL Investment Competition
NovoThelium received first place in the 2017 Spring Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (TVLIC) on May 5, 2017. We received a cash prize of $10,000 and an opportunity to join TVL in New York City to close the Nasdaq.
Venture Challenge: Audience Choice
NovoThelium won the audience choice award at the Venture Challenge Competition hosted by Launch SA on May 4, 2017.
NovoThelium won first place at the Venture Challenge Competition hosted by Launch SA on May 4, 2017. We were awarded a $20,000 cash prize.
Best of Texas Prize
The Texas Business Hall of Fame awarded NovoThelium the Best of Texas Prize at the 2017 Rice Business Plan Competition. This prize comes with $25,000 cash award. The Texas Business Hall of Fame awards this prize to the top rated proposal from a Texas university.
Spirit of Entrepreneurship
City of Pearland Economic Development Corporation awarded NovoThelium the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Prize at the 2017 Rice Business Plan Competition. This prize included a $10,000 cash award.
Finalists in the Rice Business Plan
NovoThelium was selected as a top six finalist in the 2017 Rice Business Plan Competition. Sixth place included the Chevron Technology Ventures prize of $3,000 cash.
FTA International Business Plan
The San Antonio Free Trade Alliance hosted the annual International Business Plan Competition. Our team included co-founders Lauren Cornell and Bianca Cerqueira, as well as our student intern Kayce Noonan. NovoThelium's business plan focused on exporting our product to the EU, starting in Belgium. We give special thanks to our mentors in this program, Stuart and Betsy Cameron.
Women's Startup Pitch Competition
On September 28, Texas Woman's University's Hub launched its inaugural Women’s Startup Pitch Competition, held in conjunction with the first Governor's Business Forum for Women in San Antonio. NovoThelium, a biotechnology startup focused on tissue-engineered nipples for breast reconstruction, won the competition. Co-founders Bianca Cerqueira and Lauren Cornell were awarded $5,000, provided through a donation from the Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell Foundation.
TERMIS Business Plan Competition
NovoThelium was awarded first place in the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society-Americas Business Plan Competition held this year in San Diego, CA.
UTSA CITE Business Model Competition
NovoThelium won first place at the University of Texas at San Antonio Center for Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Business Model Competition. Special thanks to our team members Bianca Cerqueira, Lauren Cornell, Zach Stansbury, Matt Breaker, and Cecillia Nguyen. This award comes with a prize valued at over $46,000 including a $5,000 cash prize.