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, words of wisdom and challenges overcome from the finalists for the 2022 Houston Innovation Awards, and more.
This week's roundup of Houston innovators includes Juliana Garaizar of Greentown Labs, Trevor Best of Syzygy Plasmonics, and Nathan Ough of VoltaGrid. Photos courtesy
In this week's roundup of Houston innovators to know, I'm introducing you to three local innovators across the energy industry recently making headlines in Houston innovation. Click here to read more.
The five finalists for Mentor of the Year in the Houston Innovation Awards sound off on their best advice. Photos courtesy
Houston is home to many great mentors — all hailing for completely different backgrounds.
At the Houston Innovation Awards Gala on November 9, InnovationMap and Houston Exponential are honoring five finalists selected by judges — and naming one winner — who have dedicated at least a portion of their lives to supporting others within the startup and tech scene in Houston. Click here to read more.
Houston is among the top cities for veteran entrepreneurs. Photo via Getty Images
Houston has moved up the ranks in an annual study of the top places in the U.S. for veteran entrepreneurs.
The study, conducted by the PenFed Foundation and Edelman Data & Intelligence, puts Houston at No. 5 among the best metro areas for veteran entrepreneurs. That’s up from No. 12 in the 2021 study.
The study cites Houston’s economic growth, support for veterans, strong employment, and low unemployment rate among veterans as factors favoring veteran entrepreneurs.
More than 300,000 military veterans live in the Houston area. That’s the second largest population of veterans in the U.S. Click here to read more.
Check out these conferences, pitch competitions, networking, and more in the month of November. Photo via Getty Images
Hold onto your hats, Houston. If you thought October was a busy month for business events, November even more exciting and full of pitches, conferences, summits, and more. Here's a rundown of what all to throw on your calendar for November when it comes to innovation-related events. Click here to read more.
The five finalists in the BIPOC and Female-Founded Business categories for the Houston Innovation Awards share the challenges they have had to overcome. Photos courtesy
Houston is often lauded as one of the most diverse cities in America, and that diversity is seen across its business communities as well, which includes its innovation ecosystem.
Some of the BIPOC-Founded and Female-Founded Business category finalists from the Houston Innovation Awards Gala, which will be held on November 9, shared some of the challenges they faced being in the minority of their industries and careers. Click here to read more.