Ripe for Growth -- ZeroTo510 Investor Event Showcases Innovations by Medical Device Startups

By Dowd, James | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN), August 18, 2012 | Go to article overview

Ripe for Growth -- ZeroTo510 Investor Event Showcases Innovations by Medical Device Startups


Dowd, James, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)


Standing before a Memphis audience of more than 100 innovators and investors on Thursday, AutoZone founder Joseph R. Pitt Hyde III pointed to the city's world-renowned medical community as a fertile foundation for new generations of thinkers.

And a new program here is putting one in touch with the other.

Hyde offered opening remarks at the ZeroTo510 Investor Day program, which was held at the Memphis Bioworks conference center and featured company pitches from founders of six medical device startups. The event was a graduation day of sorts for the companies, which had been under development in the inaugural medical device accelerator program with a goal of getting U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for their products.

I grew up in an entrepreneurial family and I have seen the benefits of entrepreneurship. I applaud ZeroTo510, Hyde said. We're trying to do what we can to create a city that will attract knowledgeable workers of the future and no industry will attract more than the bio/pharma industry. This will encourage future entrepreneurship in this sector, in Memphis and throughout Tennessee.

ZeroTo510, which focuses on biomedical device research and manufacturing, was developed by leaders at the Memphis Bioworks Foundation and Innova and is affiliated with the Greater Memphis Accelerator Consortium. The 90-day initiative, the first of its kind in the nation, provided educational, financial and professional investments in six startups with the expectation of sizable returns.

To participate and receive the $50,000 in seed funding guaranteed to each startup the companies either had to be based in Memphis or the entrepreneurs behind the ventures had to agree to relocate here.

Upon completion of the program, the inventors several with prototypes pitched their ideas before investors in hopes of securing additional capital. …

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