Join Us at UNLV Innovation Day 2024

Friday, April 19 2024

We are thrilled to be part of UNLV Innovation Day 2024, a special event showcasing groundbreaking research and promoting entrepreneurship in brain health. On May 13th, at UNLV's vibrant campus in Las Vegas, this event promises to inspire and empower the next generation of innovators.

Event Highlights:

  • Pitch Contest: Researchers will compete in a dynamic pitch contest, presenting innovative ideas to advance brain health. We are proud to support this exciting competition by providing funds for the winners to engage in pilot projects as part of our ASCEND2.0 initiative.
  • Success Showcase - T Neuro Pharma: We are delighted to spotlight one of our portfolio companies, T Neuro Pharma, during a 30-minute presentation by CEO Kristina Trujillo. Kristina will share the inspiring journey of T Neuro from concept to successful business, highlighting her experiences as a female startup founder and the challenges she overcame along the way.
  • ASCEND2.0 Presentation: John Chavez, our managing director for the New Mexico Start-Up Factory and lead PI for the ASCEND2.0 NIH-funded grant program, will give a 20-minute presentation about ASCEND2.0. Discover how this program drives innovation and supports research in areas like brain health.
  • Networking and Inspiration: Engage with speakers, entrepreneurs, and researchers to expand your network and gain insights into the latest developments in biotech and brain health.


  • T-Neuro Presentation by Kristina Trujillo (30 mins)
  • ASCEND2.0 Presentation by John Chavez (20 mins)
  • Discussion on Success Showcases and Future Initiatives
  • Networking Opportunities

We invite you to participate in UNLV Innovation Day 2024 and immerse yourself in the dynamic world of brain health entrepreneurship. We look forward to seeing you there!

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