Making a Difference, Here & Beyond
The community invests in Dell Med. In return, it’s our responsibility — one we take seriously — to be agents for change and to show real impact.
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Creating a New Kind of Doctor
We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
Improving Care. Improving Health.
We’re here to make health — including health care — better. The end goal is a complete revolution in how people get and stay healthy.
Discovery to Impact — Faster
We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
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Let’s Do Big Things Together
True health demands that the whole work in harmony, which is why we’re dedicated to partnership. Indeed, we can’t achieve our goals without it.
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Meet Dell Med
We’re rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health — and doing so with a unique focus on our community.
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Mellie Price


B.S., Biology
University of Texas


Mellie Price is managing director of the Texas Health CoLab and executive director of commercialization at the Dell Medical School. She is an experienced investor, technologist, executive, fund manager, public speaker and serial software entrepreneur.

Price is the co-founder of two highly successful startup ecosystems, Capital Factory and SoftMatch. She is also the founder of Front Gate Solutions & Front Gate Tickets, a data security company; and two health tech startups. Price is an active member of the Texas entrepreneurship community and a winner of the Austin Business Journal’s Profiles in Power Award (2015) and its TechFlash Titan Award (2014).

Price, a proud member of the Austin community for 30 years, serves on the board of directors for Leadership Austin, Sustainable Food Center, Mission Capital, and Capital of Texas Public Telecommunications Council (KLRU-Public Television). She currently serves on the Mayor’s Health Alliance and his Technology Advisory Committee.

Price is an adjunct assistant professor who thoroughly enjoys teaching the Longhorn Startup entrepreneurship course in the Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences.

Awards & Honors
  • Tech Titan Award, 2014
    Austin Business Journal
  • Profile In Power Award, 2015
    Austin Business Journal