Nick Carnrite – LetsLaunch

You don’t have to be a millionaire to invest at LetsLaunch. It’s the Angie’s List of online crowdfunding! Say you’re trying to launch a tech startup in Houston; would you know where to start? Or who’s investing? Nick Carnrite has created a community where startups can pitch and equity investors can support them. Nick Carnrite […]

Nic Radford – Houston Mechatronics, Inc.

Few topics fire the imagination like undersea technology and this man is a deep sea rockstar! Engineer Nic Radford develops subsea robots. Houston Mechatronics wants to take underwater robotics to a new level by developing an untethered way to work underwater. Its Aquanaut is like a subsea robot transformer; it moves through water like an […]

Dean Kamen – FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

America lags the world in student skills and strength in science and technology. That’s all about to change! Entrepreneur Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway, runs the most incredible science and technology (robots!) competition you never heard of. High school students worldwide compete for more than $50 million in scholarships. An amazing story! Dean Kamen […]

Stephanie Campbell – Houston Angel Network

Houston is an ant bed of entrepreneurial activity on both the startup side and the investor side. Need support or want to invest? You should hear this! The Houston Angel Network serves both investors and those seeking funding by interacting with investor groups and accelerator programs; it is also active in the Houston Ecosystem, which […]

Greg Powers – Halliburton

You’re drilling four miles below the earth’s surface and something down there breaks. What do you do? Greg Powers wants you to have the answer before you ask the question. As Vice President of Global Innovation, Powers seeks technology that could help his company, even if the technology is not meant for the oil and […]

Samantha Lewis – GOOSE Society of Texas

Could your startup use $1.2 million from some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs? You betcha! Most Houston entrepreneurs know about the Grand Order Of Successful Entrepreneurs (GOOSE) Society—a group of uber-successful entrepreneurs who banded together in 2005 to provide angel investment and support to startups. But over time, as their “investments” have matured, their […]

Trevor Best – Syzygy Plasmonics

Incredible game changing innovation! Syzygy has cracked the code to create a totally new process that cuts the cost and emissions of commodity chemical production. This photocatalytic process uses light with aluminum, glass and plastic to create common chemicals and fuels—even hydrogen—onsite, at reduced cost and with fewer emissions in the process. It’s a game […]

John Lovell – MicroSilicon

Another incredible IoT product—Real time chemical analysis at the well head! John Lovell explains how award-winning startup MicroSilicon is miniaturizing chemical lab equipment to analyze chemical operations at the oilfield wellhead. More game-changing technology from the Houston Innovation Ecosystem! John Lovell is VP Technology & Strategy at MicroSilicon Inc., a spin-off of Rice University. The […]

Ben Jawdat – Revterra

Remember what digital did for music? These guys want to do the same for energy storage. Think outside the battery! Revterra is developing a zero friction flywheel energy storage system using high temperature superconductors. Sound like the future? It is! Ben Jawdat, physicist, is Founder and CEO of Revterra, a startup energy company developing a […]

Panos Moutafis – Zenus Biometrics

Facial recognition stands to revolutionize every segment of our lives from rock concerts to hotel stays to home security. Panos Moutafis is using it to radically change the convention business. This Houston startup is also using facial recognition to take on the world of user experience and feedback in ways you may not have expected. […]