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, a Q&A with a Houston entrepreneur turned author, and more.
3 Houston innovators to know this week
This week's roundup of Houston innovators includes Phillip Yates of Equiliberty, Chris Quintanilla, of Mexcor International, and David Hudson of Circulus. Courtesy photos
In this week's roundup of Houston innovators to know, I'm introducing you to three local innovators across industries — from diversity and inclusion tech to sustainable plastics — recently making headlines in Houston innovation. Click here to continue reading.
Elon Musk taps into Texas workforce for out-of-this-world bartender gig
Looking to mix things up in your career? Elon's got a gig for you slinging cosmic cocktails. Mixology Crew
Can you mix a mean margarita? Are you capable of slinging a superb Aperol spritz? If so, Elon Musk wants you to become a "spaceport mixologist."
Musk's SpaceX, which builds and launches rockets, is hiring a "passionate, experienced" mixologist for its "spaceport" near Brownsville. The ideal candidate possesses at least two years of "superior" mixology experience at resorts, bars, and full-service restaurants, including the ability to pair drinks with themed menus.
Among other duties, the mixologist will prepare drinks, including handcrafted cocktails, and will ensure "consistency and compliance with the restaurant's recipes, portioning, and waste control guidelines." Click here to continue reading.
Q&A: Houston entrepreneur discusses big exits, startup advice, and his new book
Blinds.com founder Jay Steinfeld has released his new book this week. Photos courtesy of Jay Steinfeld
Jay Steinfeld is a household name — at least within Houston's growing innovation ecosystem. Steinfeld founded Blinds.com and, along with his team, grew it to a $100 million company before exiting to Home Depot in 2014. Over the past few years, Steinfeld has had time to reflect on that empire he created and recount his lessons learned in a new book.
Lead From The Core published this week, and Steinfeld took some time to answer some questions about the new book for InnovationMap. He also shares some insight into the acquisition process and advice for fellow entrepreneurs. Click here to continue reading.
University of Houston: Navigating between researcher and professor
Is this going to be graded? Graphic byMiguel Tovar/University of Houston
What is the difference between a professor teaching and conducting research? When does a professor need an Institutional Review Board to provide oversight on their project? The NSF has had this come up often enough, presumably, that they wrote a vignette on their website. Click here to continue reading.
10+ can't-miss Houston business and innovation events for December
Here's your one-stop shop for innovation events in Houston this month. Photo via Getty Images
This month, Houstonians have yet another good batch of in-person and online innovation events, and you and your tech network need to know about them.
Here's a roundup of virtual events not to miss this month — like pitch nights, workshops, conventions, and more. Click here to continue reading.