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.
4 Houston innovators to know this week
This week's roundup of Houston innovators includes Sarah Essama of Teach for America Houston, Scott Schneider of HTX Labs, and Drs. Maria Elena Bottazzi and Peter Hotez. Photos courtesy
Editor's note: In this week's roundup of Houston innovators to know, I'm introducing you to four local innovators across industries — from health tech to software — recently making headlines in Houston innovation. Continue reading.
Judges named for 2022 Houston Innovation Awards
Here's who's making the call for this year's Houston Innovation Awards. Photos courtesy
Nominations are closed, applications are out, and the city of Houston is waiting to see who are the finalists for the 2022 Houston Innovation Awards. But first — who are tasked with the job of deciding the honorees for the Houston Innovation Awards Gala on November 9? Continue reading.
Houston sees boom of startup development support, new report reveals
The city of Houston is home to more than 60 startup development organizations, such as incubators and accelerators, according to the Greater Houston Partnership's 2022 Houston Facts report. Photo via Getty Images
Houston’s startup ecosystem is more robust than you might think.
A new report from the Greater Houston Partnership shows the region is home to more than 60 startup development organizations, such as incubators and accelerators.
“These organizations have formed a growing web of resources assisting tech entrepreneurs across the Houston region,” the report says. Continue reading.
Overheard: Houston needs to strengthen infrastructure, workforce to maintain Space City status
Space experts discussed the city's role in the space industry at a recent event. Photo via NASA
In no time at all, humans will return to the moon and as they make the first spacewalks in fifty years — wearing suits designed in Houston — they will call down to earth, and only one city in the world will be named on the radio transmissions.
Houston is the Space City — but what will it take to maintain that moniker? This was a big topic of the Greater Houston Partnership's second annual State of Space event hosted on Tuesday, October 11.
A diverse and impressive panel discussed the Space City's future, the upcoming moon missions, commercializations, and more. If you missed the discussion, check out some key moments from the event. Continue reading.
Houston tech company adds 22 startups to its accelerator
Softeq Venture Studio's growing portfolio of startups in its accelerator work out of FUSE Workspace in City Centre. Image via fuseworkspace.com
A Houston early-stage accelerator has named 22 startups to its latest cohort.
Softeq Development Corp. has announced the companies joining the Softeq Venture Studio, the tech services company's accelerator program. A total of 22 companies have joined the program — hailing from the United Kingdom, Iceland, Mexico, Peru, and across the United States. This addition nearly doubles the program's portfolio, bringing the total number of startups to 49.
“This year has been a significant one for the Softeq Venture Fund and our portfolio companies. Due to the hard work of our team and the success achieved by previous founders, we’ve seen our investors and our entrepreneurs evolve to be more global than ever, and with more ambitious plans to revolutionize their industries," says Christopher A. Howard, founder and CEO of Softeq, in a news release. "We continue to attract world-class founders to Houston for our program that de-risks startups and investments." Continue reading.