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More than half of this year's startup finalists in the Houston Innovation Awards are hiring — who's looking for a job at one of the best startups in Houston?
When submitting their applications for the 2023 Houston Innovation Awards, which is taking place November 8 at Silver Street Studios, every startup was asked if it's hiring. Twenty-seven of the 35 startup honorees said yes, ranging from over 20 to just one positions open at each company.
Here's a look at which of the top startups in Houston are seeking new team members.
When it comes to the awards finalists looking to scale their team by 10 or more new hires, five finalists are growing rapidly.
Medical practice software platform RepeatMD, fresh off a $40 million raise — which included participation from Houston-based Mercury — is reportedly growing its team. The company, which has 115 employees already, is looking for over 20 new hires.
Female-owned business Feelit Technologies, which is using nanotechnology for preventive maintenance to eliminate leaks, fires and explosions, increase safety and reduce downtime, has 50 employees, and only three of which are in Houston – for now. The company hopes to grow its team by 12 to 15 employees in Houston alone.
Solugen, an alternative chemicals business, has around 140 of its 200 employees in Houston. The company, which has raised over $600 million to date, is hiring an additional 10 to 15 new hires.
Additionally, Blue People, also a finalist in last year's awards, is hiring 25 new employees. The company was founded in 2015 in Mexico and relocated its primary operations to Houston in 2020. Blue People, which develops software innovation for its clients, has over 150 employees — 10 of whom, including C-level executives, are based in Houston. Some of the company's new hires will be based in town.
Four Houston startups are hiring within the six to 10 team member range — all with fairly significant employee counts already.
A finalist in last year's awards too, Venus Aerospace, a hypersonics company on track to fly reusable hypersonic flight platforms by 2024, is again growing its team. With 48 on-site employees and 23 working remotely, Venus's team will add another five to 10 employees.
Syzygy Plasmonics, a deep decarbonization company that builds chemical reactors designed to use light instead of combustion to produce valuable chemicals like hydrogen and sustainable fuels, has 112 employees in Houston and plans to hire another eight to its team.
The following awards finalists are looking to grow their teams by just a handful or so — between one and five — of new hires:
- ALLY Energy, helping energy companies and climate startups find, develop, and retain great talent.
- CaseCTRL, an AI-powered surgery scheduling and coordination software for optimized procedures.
- CellChorus, using AI to evaluate immune cell function and performance to improve the development and delivery of therapeutics.
- FluxWorks, making frictionless gearboxes for missions in any environment.
- Helix Earth Technologies, decarbonizing the built environment and heavy industry.
- Hope Biosciences, a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development and delivery of adult stem cell based therapeutics.
- Innovapptive, empowering the deskless workers in operations, maintenance and warehouses by unlocking the power of SAP through mobility.
- INOVUES, re-energizing building facades through its non-invasive window retrofit innovations, making building smarter, greener, and healthier for a better and sustainable future.
- Koda Health, , a tech-enabled care coordination service to improve serious illness care planning and drive savings for value-based care at scale.
- Molecule, an energy/commodity trading risk management software that provides users with an efficient, reliable, responsive platform for managing trade risk.
- Rhythm Energy, 100 percent renewable electricity service for residential customers in Texas.
- Starling Medical, bringing the future of a proactive and predictive home-based healthcare system to patients today through passive AI powered at home urine screening.
- Taurus Vascular, pioneering a new era of aortic aneurysm treatment by developing minimally invasive catheter solutions to drive better long-term patient outcomes.
- Tierra Climate, decarbonizing the power grid faster by helping grid-scale batteries monetize their environmental benefits and change their operational behavior to abate more carbon.
- UpBrainery Technologies, an innovative educational technology company that provides personalized and adaptive learning experiences to learners
- Utility Global, a technology company converting a range of waste gases into sustainable hydrogen and syngas.
- Voyager Portal, helping commodity shippers identify root causes of demurrage, reduce risk and streamline the entire fixture process.