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, Rice University alumni winning big at a pitch competition, events not to miss this month, and more.
3 Houston innovators to know this week
This week's roundup of Houston innovators includes Veronica Wu of First Bight Ventures, Kate Evinger of Pokatok, 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 synthetic biology to sportstech — recently making headlines in Houston innovation. Click here to continue reading.
Photos: Houston coworking spot opens expanded first-floor space
Sesh's 20,000-square-foot space in Midtown is now completely open. Photo courtesy of Sesh
A female-focused coworking space has officially opened the first floor of its Midtown Houston location after a months-long buildout.
Sesh Coworking, described as Houston’s first female-focused and LGBTQIA+ affirming coworking, has been operating its 2808 Caroline Street location's second-floor space since January, but the first floor, as of this week, is now open to membership and visitors. The new build-out brings the location to over 20,000 square feet of space.
Called The Parlor, the new space includes additional desks, common areas, a wellness room, and a retail pop-up space. Since its inception in early 2020, Sesh has overcome the pandemic-related obstacles in its path and even seen a 60 percent increase in membership with an overall 240 percent increase in sales over the past year. Click here to continue reading.
Data science firm names new exec, how Houston ranks for startup compensation, and more local innovation news
A new report on best markets for startup compensation — and more Houston innovation news. Photo via Getty Images
Houston's summer has been heating up in terms of innovation news, and there might be some headlines you may have missed.
In this roundup of short stories within Houston startups and tech, a Houston unicorn is reportedly opening a new facility, a data science organization names new CEO, and more. Click here to continue reading.
Houston energy company announces new EV business arm
A Houston company has announced a new service that will encourage electric vehicle use. Photo via Getty Images
Houston-based energy retailer Octopus Energy U.S. is now getting its tentacles into the electric vehicle business.
Octopus Energy US on July 6 unveiled Octopus Electric Vehicles, whose first offering is EV Concierge. This new service will help customers lease an EV, and integrate smart charging and billing into their existing energy plan.
New and existing customers in Texas can apply for the beta leasing program at octoev.us. Employees of the program will help customers search for a new or used EV to lease, install an at-home EV charger, and adopt best practices for EV ownership. Click here to continue reading.
Houston research: Why you need a data management plan
Every situation is unique and deserves a one-of-the-kind data management plan, not a one-size-fits-all solution. Graphic byMiguel Tovar/University of Houston
Why do you need a data management plan? It mitigates error, increases research integrity and allows your research to be replicated – despite the “replication crisis” that the research enterprise has been wrestling with for some time. Click here to continue reading.