AWARDS

Aug 16, 2018

NovoThelium wins MassChallenge Texas $75,000 Platinum Award

NovoThelium was one of two $75,000 Platinum winners in the MassChallenge Texas accelerator program, which awarded a total of $510,000 in non-equity prize money to eight of the top startups from their inaugural 84-startup cohort. 

Jul 26, 2018

MassChallenge TX Names NovoThelium Top Finalist

NovoThelium was selected as a Top Finalist in the MassChallenge TX accelerator program. We were one of 16 startups selected as Top Finalists from the 84 participating companies. The top 16 startups represent some of the most innovative solutions across a variety of diverse industries, who will now move into the final round of judging where they will compete for a share of $500,000 in equity-free cash prizes to be awarded at the first MassChallenge Texas Awards Ceremony taking place on Wednesday, August 15.

Jun 21, 2018

NovoThelium Wins Second Place at WBENC SEP Pitch Competition

NovoThelium CEO Lauren Cornell was selected to participate in the 2018 Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Student Entreprenuer Program.  NovoThelium placed second in the student pitch competition, winning $6,000 in grant funding. 

 

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Student Entrepreneur Program (WBENC SEP) fosters growth for the next generation of women-owned businesses. Aspiring collegiate female entrepreneurs studying in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) or Business receive mentoring from some of the most successful Women's Business Enterprises and America's largest Fortune 500 companies while also participating in a tailored entrepreneurial curriculum, a pitch competition awarding $20,000 in seed capital and experiential learning through off-site visits to Women's Business Enterprises, corporate campuses, and accelerators.

Feb 21, 2018

NovoThelium Chosen for First Cohort of MassChallenge Texas Incubator Program

We are proud to announce that NovoThelium was selected to participate in MassChallenge Texas's 2018 accelerator program in Austin! We will join 84 of other businesses for four months of programming that includes access to MassChallenge's global network, world-class mentoring from industry experts, tailored programming, free co-working space at WeWork, and unrivalled access to corporate partners. Learn more about our announcement and about MassChallenge at texas.masschallenge.org.

Nov 15, 2017

University of Texas at San Antonio Innovation Award

NovoThelium was recognized at the fifth annual Innovation Awards Ceremony. Organized by the UTSA Office of Commercialization and Innovation (OCI), these annual awards are presented in four categories, reflecting UTSA’s success at commercializing new knowledge and technologies. NovoThelium was recognized for successful completion of the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program.

Oct 05, 2017

National Finalist - 2017 InnovateHER Business Challenge

Administrator Linda McMahon, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced the 2017 finalists of the SBA’s InnovateHER Business Challenge, the nationwide competition highlighting innovative products, services or technology developed by visionary entrepreneurs that have a measurable impact on the lives of women and families, and in the marketplace. An executive committee of SBA officials evaluated more than 120 semi-finalist nominations and chose 10 finalists to participate in the National Pitch Competition, whose products and services best meet the competition criteria and present the greatest potential for success. 

Aug 09, 2017

NovoThelium Rings Opening Nasdaq Bell

NovoThelium, the winner of the Spring 2017 Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition at the University of Texas, a McCombs School of Business Center of Excellence rang the opening Nasdaq bell in Times Square.

Jul 09, 2017

National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Award- Midwest Node

The National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory, and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded, basic-research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization. This award includes funding of $50,000 to be used for customer exploration. 

Jun 13, 2017

First Place - 2017 InnovateHER Business Challenge

NovoThelium won first place in the San Antonio 2017 InnovateHER Business Challenge. This competition was hosted by the LiftFund Women's Business Center, University of Texas at San Antonio Small Business Development Center, SCORE San Antonio, and Launch SA. 

May 05, 2017

First Place - 2017 TVLIC Competition

NovoThelium won first place in the 2017 Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (TVLIC), hosted by by Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Prizes included a cash award of $10,000 and the opportunity join TVL in New York City to ring the opening Nasdaq bell. 

May 04, 2017

First Place - 2017 Venture Challenge Competition

NovoThelium won first place and a $20,000 cash prize in the 2017 Venture Challenge Competition hosted by Launch San Antonio

May 04, 2017

Audience Choice Award - 2017 Venture Challenge Competition

NovoThelium won the audience choice award including a $700 cash prize in the 2017 Venture Challenge Competition hosted by Launch San Antonio

Apr 08, 2017

Best of Texas Prize

The Texas Business Hall of Fame awarded NovoThelium the Best of Texas Prize, which included a $25,000 cash prize. The Texas Business Hall of Fame awards this prize to the top ranking Texas team in the Rice Business Plan Competition

Apr 08, 2017

Spirit of Entrepreneurship Prize

The Pearland Economic Development Corporation awarded NovoThelium the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Prize, which included a $10,000 cash prize. 

Apr 08, 2017

Sixth Place - 2017 Rice Business Plan Competition

NovoThelium made it to the finalist round in the 2017 Rice Business Plan Competition. We were awarded 6th place out of 42 teams who competed in the 2017 competition. Sixth place included the $3,000 cash Chevron Technology Ventures Prize.

Apr 07, 2017

Second Place - International Business Plan Competition

San Antonio Free Trade Alliance hosted the annual International Business Plan Competition. Our team included co-founders Lauren Cerqueira and Bianca Cerqueira, as well as our student intern Kayce Noonan. NovoThelium's business plan focused on exporting our product to the E.U. starting in Belgium. We give special thanks to our mentors in this program, Stuart and Betsy Cameron.

Dec 14, 2016

First Place - 2016 TERMIS-AM Business Plan Competition.

NovoThelium was awarded first place in the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine - Americas (TERMIS-AM) Business Plan Competition held this year in San Diego, CA. 

Nov 29, 2016

First Place - UTSA CITE Business Model Competition

NovoThelium won first place in 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. 

Sep 28, 2016

First Place - Women's Startup Pitch Competition

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.

Jul 20, 2015

National Science Foundation Regional Innovation Corps Award

Medical Technologies Lean Startup Course held at MD Anderson and taught by national I-Corps™ instructors. ​The National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory, and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded, basic-research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization. This award came with a $3500 travel award.

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