Autonomous Vehicles

Houston

From Mine Excavations to ESPN, Arch Aerial Drones Fit Any Scenario

By | Jun 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Why pilot a drone manually when it can pilot itself? That’s exactly what Ryan Baker, founder of Arch Aerial, was thinking when he designed a multi-rotor drone to take to an archaeological dig in Belize. The terrain is harsh where he was headed, so he…

Business

Houston

ColdCan: The Beverage Insulator Powered by NASA Technology

By | May 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

Justin McCullough and TJ Henderson have taken their idea through design and CAD Engineering, refined their designs, blown through three prototype versions, and they are finally ready to bring the ColdCan to you. To that end they recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise…

Entrepreneur

Houston

Aziz Gilani: The Series A Crunch is a Sign of a Healthy Startup Ecosystem [VIDEO]

By | Jan 22, 2014 at 11:00 am

While certainly disconcerting for startups nearing the end of their seed funding, the Series A crunch is something that people shouldn’t be freaking out about. At least, that’s according to Aziz Gilani. Gilani is a director at the Mercury Fund, a seed- and early-stage VC based out of…

Location Based Services

Houston

“Remember to Buy Milk”: Send Texts Triggered by Location with Locotext

By | May 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm

SMS messaging has been the cornerstone of cell phones since before they were smartphones. Anthony Nguyen, founder of Locotext, posed a question to himself one day though: Why has nobody innovated around traditional SMS messaging? What about geo SMS? “My initial thoughts lead me…

Entrepreneur

Houston

Surge Accelerator Announces Second Class of Energy Startups

By | Feb 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Today, Houston-based Surge Accelerator announced its newest class of 12 energy startups, which start the 12-week program today. These dozen startups, of which a third are from overseas, were chosen from over 500 applications. They will receive mentorship and $30,000 in seed funding to…

Entrepreneur

Houston

Demo Day: Surge Accelerator in Houston Launches 10 Energy Startups

By | May 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm

As temperatures heat up and electricity demand soars, Texas is at risk for blackouts this summer. It’s a reminder that we need to keep innovating in energy technology just to keep the lights on. One innovator in this space is Surge Accelerator, which launched…

Entrepreneur

Houston

SURGE Accelerator Joins the TechStars Network as Part of Startup America

By | Oct 19, 2011 at 8:31 am

Houston-based SURGE, the country’s first and only seed accelerator that focuses exclusively on efficient energy software startups, has joined the TechStars Network in support of Startup America. Kirk Coburn, Managing Director and co-founder of SURGE Accelerator, had this to say: SURGE Accelerator was created…