5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week
Editor's note:Another week has come and gone, and it's time to round up the top headlines from the past few days. Trending Houston tech and startup news on InnovationMap included innovators to know, a roundup of recent startup funding, business events not to miss this month, and more.
3 Houston innovators to know this week
This week's roundup of Houston innovators includes Asma Mirza of Steradian Technologies, Sahar Paz of Own Your Voice, and Emily Cisek of The Postage. Photos courtesy
Editor's note: In this week's roundup of Houston innovators to know, I'm introducing you to three local innovators across industries — from health tech to software — recently making headlines in Houston innovation. Click here to continue reading.
10+ can't-miss Houston business and innovation events for October
Check out these conferences, pitch competitions, networking, and more in the month of October. Photo via Getty Images
Houston's busy business event season is in full swing, and there are ton of local innovation and entrepreneurship-focused programming across the city. Here's a rundown of what all to throw on your calendar for October when it comes to innovation-related events. Click here to continue reading.
VC roundup: Here's what Houston startups raised funds last quarter
Here are the Houston startups that together raised over $222 million in venture capital investment last quarter. Photo via Getty Images
Houston startups are keeping pace when it comes to venture capital raised this year. In this roundup of funding closed in the second quarter, Houston businesses across sectors and industries close significant rounds from seed to series C.
Eleven startups raised over $222 million last quarter, according to InnovationMap reporting, which is more than in the first and second quarters. Click here to continue reading.
Expert: Building Hispanic wealth means investing in Houston
Supporting and honoring our Hispanic-Latino clients is not just a month-long initiative, it is a long-term, generational investment in America and we are proud to be investing in a stronger economy for Houston now and for years to come. Photo via Getty Images
Every year at this time ― Hispanic Heritage Month ― we collectively celebrate the economic, cultural, and social contributions of the Hispanic-Latino community to our nation. We honor the work of past generations which have allowed children and future generations to benefit from more opportunities.
As diverse a community as is the world, we strive to build a future where there are no barriers for success, and at Bank of America, we do our part to make an impact by helping build Hispanic-Latino wealth in Houston. Click here to continue reading.
Houston named a market to watch within the life science sector
A new report says Houston “is poised for further growth” in life sciences. Photo via Getty Images
Houston is receiving more kudos for its robust life sciences sector.
Bayou City lands at No. 13 in JLL’s 2022 ranking of the country’s top 15 metro areas for life sciences. JLL says Houston “is poised for further growth” in life sciences.
Here’s how Houston fares in each of the ranking’s three categories:
- No. 12 for supply of life sciences-oriented commercial real estate
- No. 14 for access to life sciences talent
- No. 15 for life sciences grant funding and venture capital
Earlier this year, Houston scored a 13th-place ranking on a list released by JLL competitor CBRE of the country’s top 25 life sciences markets. Meanwhile, commercial real estate platform CommercialCafe recently placed Houston at No. 10 among the top U.S. metros for life sciences. Click here to continue reading.