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, an update from Greentown Houston, events not to miss, and more.
This week's roundup of Houston innovators includes Jim Havelka of InformAI, Christa Westheimer of New Stack Ventures, and Charles Turner of Kare Technologies. Courtesy photos
In the week's roundup of Houston innovators to know, I'm introducing you to three innovators recently making headlines — from health tech founders to a venture capital rising star. Click here to continue reading.
Register for some of these informative online events happening throughout the month of February. Photo via Getty Images
February may be the shortest month, but it's jam-packed with online innovation and startup events that Houston innovators need to know about.
Here's a roundup of virtual events not to miss this month — from workshops and webinars to summits and pitch parties. Click here to continue reading.
A biotech startup focused on developing therapeutics for neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases has some big news to share. Photo via Getty Images
A Houston company has emerged from stealth mode to announce a merger and a round of financing.
Coya Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotech startup that focuses on creating therapeutics for neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases, announced that it has completed a merger with Nicoya Health Inc. and raised $10 million in its series A. The round was led by Florida-based Allele Capital Partners LLC. Howard Berman, founder and board of directors for imaware, has been named CEO of Coya, as well as a member of the company's board of directors. Click here to continue reading.
New study found that Texas has the 9th largest economy. Photo by gguy44/Getty Images
If Texas were a country — and plenty of Texans wish that were the case — it would rank among the world's 10 largest economies. Economic development officials are now touting that fact as evidence of Houston and the rest of Texas being a great place to start or relocate a business.
In a January 27 news release, the nonprofit Texas Economic Development Corp. noted that based on 2019 data from the International Monetary Fund, Texas would boast the world's ninth largest economy if it were a country. The news release lists the state's gross domestic product, or GDP — a key indicator of economic size and strength — as $1.9 trillion. Click here to continue reading.
Greentown Houston has revealed what it will look like in the new Houston Innovation District. Graphic courtesy of Greentown
Construction is underway on the Bayou City's first-ever clean tech incubator known as Greentown Houston.
Via a virtual ceremony on Feb 2, Mayor Sylvester Turner and a team from Massachusetts-based Greentown Labs revealed what the massive space in the new innovation district will look and feel like from the outside in.
The building's exterior will be painted grey and will be flocked by verdant green accents and foliage. According to a statement, Greentown Houston is also working with the Houston Arts Alliance to create a large mural by a local artist on the east side of the building. Click here to continue reading.