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, new partners for The Ion, The Listies winners, and more.
3 Houston innovators to know this week
This week's innovators to know roundup includes Youngro Lee of NextSeed, Joy M. Hutton of Google's Digital Coaches, and Aaron Knape of sEATz. Photos courtesy
In today's Monday roundup of Houston innovators, I'm introducing you to three innovators across industries — from sports tech to startup mentorship. Read more.
Houston Exponential names winners of inaugural innovation awards
Here's who won big for Houston innovation. Photos courtesy
In a virtual awards program, Houston Exponential has revealed the winners of the inaugural Listies awards.
The Listies, brought to you by Houston Exponential in partnership with InnovationMap, named the winning companies and people across 12 awards on November 20 at 3 pm as a part of Impact Hub's annual The Houston Innovation Summit (THIS). Read more.
Space City News: Houston passed over for military HQ, Rice forms new partnerships
Catch up on space news — from new partnerships at Rice University and the latest snub for the Space City. Photo via NASA.gov
It's been a busy few days for space news, and in Houston — the Space City — it's all relevant to the continued conversation of technology and innovation.
With so much going on — from Houston being passed over for the Space Command's headquarters and Rice receiving $1.4 million in federal funds for a new hub — here's what you may have missed in space news. Read more.
Rising Houston innovation hub announces real estate partners
A coworking company and a real estate firm have been tapped by The Ion. Courtesy of Rice University
Last week, Rice Management Co. announced the latest partners for The Ion. A Houston-based real estate management firm and a Dallas-based coworking company have signed onto the project.
Texas coworking company Common Desk, which recently opened a new space in Houston's east downtown, was tapped to develop and manage The Ion's more than 58,000 square feet of experiential, flexible office space on the second floor of the building.
"For a project as special as The Ion, it was important that we selected a flexible office space operator that understood the building's ethos as a space for collaboration and innovation," says Ryan LeVasseur, managing director of Direct Real Estate at RMC, in a news release. "From the moment we met with the Common Desk team, it was clear they represented the right balance of sophistication and excitement and shared a commitment to creating a sense of community." Read more.
Chevron to launch makerspace at The Cannon, Houston a top city for STEM, and more innovation news
Chevron has doubled down on its commitment to The Cannon in West Houston, a new study finds Houston a top city for STEM, a Houston startup takes home a win from a digital pitch competition, and more. Photo courtesy of The Cannon
Houston's innovation ecosystem has been booming with news, and it's likely some might have fallen through the cracks.
For this roundup of short stories within Houston innovation, a startup snags a win at a pitch competition, Chevron announces a new makerspace, a software company makes an acquisition, and more. Read more.