UH Startups to Present New Technologies At Second Annual Bayou Startup Showcase Aug. 11

Published on July 31, 2015

UH’s RED Labs Partners with Rice’s OwlSpark for Joint Event

Bauer Startup Showcase

Students, alumni and faculty from the University of Houston will pitch their startup concepts to the city’s tech entrepreneurship community in August during the second annual Bayou Startup Showcase.

The event is a partnership between UH’s RED Labs accelerator program, housed in the C. T. Bauer College of Business, and Rice University’s OwlSpark.

Slated for Aug. 11 on the UH campus, Bayou Startup Showcase is open to the public and serves as the final step in a 12-week program for the teams from RED Labs and OwlSpark. The teams’ business ideas implement technology solutions aim to advance several sectors, from roadside assistance to collapsible electronic displays.

RED Labs first collaborated with OwlSpark last year for the inaugural Bayou Startup Showcase, and this summer, the two accelerators shared space in TMCx, a new 100,000-square-foot facility dedicated to supporting life science companies in Houston.

“By co-locating with OwlSpark at TMCx, we’ve found many opportunities for OwlSpark and RED Labs teams to work together and help each other throughout the summer,” said Hesam Panahi, a clinical assistant professor at Bauer and RED Labs founder. “We’re seeing more founders supporting other founders through the early stages, which is critical.”

He added that in addition to serving as an experiential learning opportunity, the accelerator programs give participants hands-on understanding of what it takes to launch a startup that will last beyond the conclusion of the program.

For more information about Bayou Startup Showcase, visit www.bayoustartupshowcase.com.

By Amanda Sebesta

See what teams have to offer before heading to the Bayou Startup Showcase on Aug. 11.

RED Labs teams:

datafuel
Provides customized online training for data visualization and analytics software

Guestographer
guestographer transforms your crowd into a coordinated photography team.

Lumen Motors
Lumen Motors is developing the first all-electric high performance luxury car.

Teomics
Teomics enables diagnostic and research labs to more reliably detect and study proteins in tissue.

Towbee
Mobile application allowing users to request roadside assistance anywhere, anytime.

Victory Crate
Victory Crate is a subscription service providing board game enthusiasts with undiscovered, professionally reviewed board games.

OwlSpark teams:

Arovia
Arovia makes 20+ inch electronic displays that collapse to easily fit inside a travel bag.

DigiChef
Creating a mobile solution designed to provide consistent meal plans, recipes and digital coupons based on the patient’s medical history, lab results and fitness goals.

OcuCheck
Provides early detection of sight threatening eye diseases through on-site eye screening services

Open Factory
Open Factory is producing an open stereolithographic 3D printing platform.

SenseWatch
SenseWatch provides cloud-based API’s for gesture recognition and vital sign interpretation for smartwatches.

ShowCoach
Show Coach is developing an online video platform to make professional private sports instructors accessible and affordable.

Wholistic Advisors
Wholistic Advisors is a web-based platform that connects conventional and holistic practitioners.

Ziel Solutions
Develops wearable devices for reducing the risk of injury from physical activity.

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