Verena Kallhoff leads Workspaces @ Texas Health CoLab, a coworking space for value-focused health innovation startups. She guides and advises numerous health care startups in the incubator, across Austin and Houston on their journey to commercialization. Verena is a mentor at the TEXVMS mentorship program and TMC Innovation.
She facilitates the interaction, communication and partnerships between entrepreneurs, clinicians, researchers and other stakeholders supporting innovation to reinvent the approach to health and health care in the United States. As part of the Texas Health CoLab initiative, Verena develops and leads programs that engage and connect entrepreneurs to build a supportive and collaborative health innovation ecosystem.
Prior to moving to Austin and joining Dell Med she served as the innovative managing director of CyBHOR, an industry/university cooperative research center sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The center focused on using the tools of computational surgery to drive improvements in the hospital operating room. In this role, Verena brought together researchers, industry members and clinicians building relationships and innovative capacity.
Verena received her doctorate in human and molecular genetics from Baylor College of Medicine and a Master of Business Administration from University of Houston, Clear Lake. Additional prior positions included senior research analyst and project leader at Integrated Health Concepts, LLC, statistical clinical Q/A analyst at Harris Health System and administrative fellow at Houston Methodist Research Institute.