Health Wildcatters growing program will move to Dallas' Pacific Place

By Christy Torres • June 6, 2016

Health Wildcatters growing program will move to Dallas' Pacific Place

Jun 6, 2016 | Candace Carlisle | Dallas Business Journal

The Health Wildcatters — a Dallas-based seed accelerator program for the health care tech industry — plans to relocate its downtown Dallas office to Pacific Place in an effort to host more functions and create more collaborative workspaces for program partners.

The move marks a departure from the Health Wildcatters sharing space with the Tech Wildcatters, with the health tech program leasing the entire top floor, or 16,620 square feet, within the 20-story office building at 1910 Pacific Ave. in Dallas.

"This is not just a move to us, it represents our growth during the last few years and will provide the means for our continued expansion plans for the future," said CEO Hubert Zajicek, in a statement.

"We also plan to provide office space to those who partner with us and create a hub in Dallas for health care startups to collaborate with the best in the business," he added.

Page is the interior architect of the new space, of which Health Wildcatters has asked the firm to create an "innovation hub." The new office gives the group the ability to offer recent graduates of the accelerator program temporary office space.

The majority of the office space will be designed to be used as a multi-purpose and flexible office use with elements of wellness and a bit of whimsy, said Aimee Burmaster, a principal at Page, which has a designed a number of tech spaces over the years, including Gearbox Software's offices and high-tech medical spaces in North Texas.

Houston-based Boxer Property CEO Andrew Segal said he understands the needs of the start-up community — having been a start-up two decades ago — for affordable and flexible office space and he is happy to have the Health Wildcatters in the building.

Health Wildcatters will join Zerologic, Deep Rapid Design Studio and Launch DFW at Pacific Place upon the firm's move in, which is scheduled for mid-August.

Candace covers commercial and residential real estate and sports business.

This article appears as it was originally published in the Dallas Business Journal.