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, most promising energy tech startups, events not to miss, and more.
3 Houston innovators to know this week
This week's roundup of Houston innovators includes Kimon Angelides of FemTec Health, Sandy Guitar of HX Venture Fund, and Jill Chapman of Insperity. Courtesy photos
In this week's roundup of Houston innovators to know, I'm introducing you to three local innovators across industries — from venture capital to femtech — recently making headlines in Houston innovation. Click here to continue reading.
Houston investors, mentors name 9 most promising energy startups at Rice Alliance event
Here are the most promising energy tech startups in the market today. Natalie Harms/InnovationMap
This week, 39 energy startup companies from all over the world pitched in Houston — and nine were recognized as being the most promising of the batch.
The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship returned its Offshore Technology Conference pitch event to its in-person capacity and host the annual event at the Ion Houston for the first time. The event featured three-minute pitches from the companies, and a select group of corporate and venture investors decided on the top nine to honor.
"We asked investors and corporates to look at the companies here today and help us determine the companies most promising — based on those that have an innovative technology that is solving a large problem, has customers willing to pay for it, and has the right team to build and grow their company," Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance says to the crowd at the event on May 3. Click here to continue reading.
10+ can't-miss Houston business and innovation events in May
Here's your one-stop shop for innovation events in Houston this month. Photo via Getty Images
It's May, and as Houston heats up ahead of summer, so does the innovation ecosystem with hot events, panels, networking opportunities, and more not to miss. Here's a rundown of what all to throw on your calendar for May. Click here to continue reading.
Houston beauty startup raises $1M, medtech accelerator opens apps, and more local innovation news
From research and venture capital funding to startup growth and accelerator applications opened, here's what you need to know in Houston innovation news. Photo via Getty Images
The month of May has started strong with Houston innovation news, and there might be some headlines you might have missed.
In this roundup of short stories within Houston startups and tech, local universities share big moves in cybersecurity and plant research, a Houston entrepreneur raises extra seed funding, and more. Click here to continue reading.
Houston has what it takes to emerge as a smart city leader, expert says
Houston real estate expert shares why he thinks the city is prime for smart city tech and implementation. Photo via Getty Images
While Houston has long been known as the Energy Capital of the World, there’s no reason we, as a city, cannot hold more than one title. What if Houston could take on the title of Smartest City in the World?
There are many factors that create a smart city, and it is deeper than just implementing new smart technology – it is a city that better supports the lifestyles of its residents seamlessly and unobtrusively. To effectively understand what the needs of the community are and the right types of technologies to implement when urban planning, data collection and data security measures are vital.
The City of Houston has already begun to use data and emerging technology to improve the quality of life for citizens, share information with the public, drive economic growth, and build a more inclusive society. To be successful and provide enriching experiences for Houstonians, these updates must happen at the infrastructure level, working as an integrated system that can be continuously optimized. Click here to continue reading.