UH’s RED Labs Partners with Rice’s OwlSpark for Joint Event
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:
Provides customized online training for data visualization and analytics software
guestographer transforms your crowd into a coordinated photography team.
Lumen Motors is developing the first all-electric high performance luxury car.
Teomics enables diagnostic and research labs to more reliably detect and study proteins in tissue.
Mobile application allowing users to request roadside assistance anywhere, anytime.
Victory Crate is a subscription service providing board game enthusiasts with undiscovered, professionally reviewed board games.
Arovia makes 20+ inch electronic displays that collapse to easily fit inside a travel bag.
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.
Provides early detection of sight threatening eye diseases through on-site eye screening services
Open Factory is producing an open stereolithographic 3D printing platform.
SenseWatch provides cloud-based API’s for gesture recognition and vital sign interpretation for smartwatches.
Show Coach is developing an online video platform to make professional private sports instructors accessible and affordable.
Wholistic Advisors is a web-based platform that connects conventional and holistic practitioners.
Develops wearable devices for reducing the risk of injury from physical activity.