8 07, 2020

X-Grants Program Provides Funding for Eight Interdisciplinary Projects

By |2020-07-08T11:58:06+00:00July 8th, 2020|Texas, Translational Research|0 Comments

Eight interdisciplinary research projects will share $7 million in funding from Round 3 of Texas A&M University’s X-Grants program, an initiative of the 10-year, $100 million President’s Excellence Fund. The Round 3 funded projects represent 80 faculty members and other researchers from eight colleges — agriculture and life sciences, architecture, engineering, geosciences, medicine, pharmacy, science and veterinary medicine; [...]

14 05, 2020

Houston-based venture firm closes recent fund and reflects on COVID-19’s effect on investing 

By |2020-05-14T09:52:08+00:00May 14th, 2020|Texas, Venture Capital|0 Comments

t's no secret that — in light of coronavirus-caused closures, market disruption, and historic unemployment — venture capitalist might be a little more hesitant to join in on a startup's investment round. Yet one Houston VC group has managed amidst the crisis — and even succeeded in closing its most recent fund. Fitz Gate Ventures, [...]

23 04, 2020

UTSA Launches COVID-19 Business Recovery Accelerator to Help Businesses Access Emergency Funds During Pandemic 

By |2020-04-23T10:00:39+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Texas|0 Comments

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development today launched the Small Business Development Center COVID-19 Business Recovery Accelerator (SBDC COBRA) to help small businesses weather the financial hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. COBRA is the only recovery accelerator of its kind in Texas to help stabilize and rebuild the small business [...]

9 04, 2020

$200,000 awarded to startups for 2020 Texas Tech Accelerator Program

By |2020-04-09T10:24:52+00:00April 9th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Texas|0 Comments

The following is a news release from Texas Tech University: The Texas Tech University Innovation Hub at Research Park announced the list of eight startup companies, judged by investors and accepted into the 2020 Texas Tech Accelerator program after a virtual competition hosted on Wednesday (April 1). Four community members, three student teams, and one faculty team received a [...]

3 03, 2020

Houston Methodist opens new hub to showcase health tech of the future 

By |2020-03-03T11:52:41+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Texas|0 Comments

Houston Methodist is regularly exploring new digital health technologies, but, until recently, lacked a proper space to demonstrate their vision for the future of health care. Now, with the Center for Innovation's Technology Hub, the hospital has just that. The tech hub opened earlier this month in Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. The 3,500-square-foot tech [...]

13 02, 2020

Gramm: Innovation should come naturally in a college town 

By |2020-02-13T10:33:18+00:00February 13th, 2020|Texas|0 Comments

A recent Forbes.com article stated: “With nearly 50 percent of millennials looking to start their own business in the next three years, it is not a surprise that the new generation of entrepreneurs aren’t based – or even particularly interested – in Silicon Valley.” College towns such as Lubbock, Gainesville, Fla., and West Lafayette, Ind., [...]

19 12, 2019

University of Houston receives historic $13M gift for its entrepreneurship program

By |2019-12-19T07:14:48+00:00December 19th, 2019|Foundation-support, Texas|0 Comments

University of Houston's C.T. Bauer College of Business has received its second largest donation to benefit its entrepreneurship program. The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, which was recently ranked the top undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the country, received the $13 million gift from its namesake foundation — The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Family Foundation — [...]

14 11, 2019

Innovation Awards celebrate UTSA research and discovery

By |2019-11-14T08:51:27+00:00November 14th, 2019|Texas, Translational Research|0 Comments

UTSA’s Office of Commercialization and Innovation honored faculty, staff and student achievements on Tuesday at the university’s seventh annual Innovation Awards. The event celebrated 42 members of the research community for their contribution and the successful commercialization of novel ideas and inventions. The culmination of the awards was the selection of Stanton F. McHardy as the 2019 Innovator of [...]

31 10, 2019

Innovative ideas are supercharged at Texas Tech Red Raider Accelerator

By |2019-10-31T07:54:47+00:00October 31st, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Texas|0 Comments

Braxton Manley wanted to create “really cool Apple Watch bands” because his was boring and uncomfortable. Nine-year-old Cooper Williams wanted a way to track the ice cream truck so he could have his money ready when it arrived. Gage Dutkin wanted a way to make sure no more children died after being left in hot [...]

25 07, 2019

UH launches $2M research fund to commercialize new technologies 

By |2019-07-25T09:05:43+00:00July 25th, 2019|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Texas|0 Comments

The University of Houston System has launched a $2 million research fund to help faculty commercialize new technologies. The Chancellor's Technology Bridging Fund announced Thursday will offer grants to help faculty build prototypes or test their technology under industry-relevant conditions -- stages of development that don't typically receive basic research funding. "The Technology Bridging Fund will fill [...]