Winstead Sponsors Texas A&M New Ventures Competition


Winstead PC is proud to once again sponsor the Texas A&M New Ventures Competition (TNVC). Due to COVID-19, the event will take place entirely online this year May 13-14.

Aimed at promoting the commercialization of emerging technology to the marketplace, TNVC works with entrepreneurs in Texas to ensure that today’s innovative ideas become a reality. The competition recognizes engineering- and science-based technology companies with high-growth potential and provides seed funding to help them take their ideas to market. To date, TNVC has awarded $1.5 million in prizes and prior year’s semi-finalists have raised more than $195 million.

Winstead attorneys Robert Shaddox and Lekha Gopalakrishnan will be judges in the 2020 competition. 

This year’s competitors come from a wide spectrum of fields including healthcare (medical device and therapeutics/Rx), IT/sensors, energy and clean energy technology. Semifinalists undergo a rigorous screening, due diligence and a coaching process that identifies them as top prospects from a pool of nearly 100 applicants. The awards will allow the startups that receive them to create economic impact and job growth.

"We are thrilled to have Winstead as a longtime partner of TNVC,” said Chris Scotti, Chair of the Texas A&M New Ventures Competition. “Their financial support of the main prize pool helps us make the most impact to the winners, and Winstead is a great resource to the entrepreneurial commercialization ecosystem that we serve!"

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About Winstead

Winstead is a national business law firm with more than 300 attorneys who serve as trusted advisors to emerging, mid-market and large companies, both public and private. The Winstead team provides a range of core legal services that are critical to our clients achieving their business goals. Winstead’s business transactions and litigation practices serve key industries including aviation, financial services, healthcare, investment management/private equity, life sciences, real estate and sports business.