BioLaunch Course: Clearing the Way: What you should know when starting a company

Speaker: Gabriele Niederauer

This event is brought to you in partnership with Bluegrass Vascular.


April 28th, 2022

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST | Networking (In-Person Attendees only)

12 – 1 p.m. C ST | Course Presentation and Q&A

Session Description:

Every startup and founder will have a different journey, but learning from those who succeed will help companies pave a more robust path to commercialization. Hear a CEO’s story on how Bluegrass Vascular Technologies has achieved its success to date with a first-time CEO at the helm. The realities of launching a medical device, success stories, and learning opportunities.

Topics to be covered:

  • The journey to now
  • Excelling with a lean team
  • Navigating the FDA submission process
  • Adapting when reimbursements don’t go as hoped
  • What it took as a founder to get the job done

Key Takeaways:

  • How you can use other’s success as guidance
  • Think innovatively and adapt quickly
  • Support systems available (ex. Mentors, resources, …)
  • What it looks like to launch a medical device with a small team


In-Person | $20 with Lunch Included | Registration closes on April 26th

(VelocityTX Incubator members please contact for the discount code.)

Virtual | $10

Zoom Information:

Zoom information will be posted on the day of the event and sent via Eventbrite email.


Free onsite parking available (1304 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205).  Download parking instructions.

About the Speaker:

Gabriele Niederauer, CEO & President

Gabriele Niederauer is an accomplished and highly-engaged Chief Executive Officer of a private, commercial-stage, medical device company with broad-based experience taking clinical ideas from concept to market. She is a servant leader with a high priority on building a successful enterprise, deepening physician relationships, and growing market presence and sales. Developed through experience, her strong technical and communication skills are known for creating compelling and influential presentations and public speaking.



San Antonio, TX


11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Incubator Program

The Incubator Program is designed to scale early-stage bioscience companies by providing long-term support and includes office and meeting space, access to industry experts, mentors, and more.

CEO Roundtable

The CEO Roundtable is an exclusive membership program that brings together executives from non-competing bioscience and healthcare companies to foster innovation, collaboration, and connections.