That is a wrap on the Houston Innovation Awards Gala. InnovationMap and Houston Exponential introduced the winners of the 2022 awards that celebrated Houston’s booming innovation ecosystem, and 11 startups and people walked away with the awards.
The occasion, held November 9 on the Ion, honored all 43 finalists in addition to Trailblazer Award recipient, Blair Garrou, managing director and founding father of Houston-based enterprise capital agency Mercury. Click on right here to examine all of the finalists.
Eight judges evaluated over 150 corporations and people throughout 11 classes for the 2022 Houston Innovation Awards. This 12 months’s judges includedCarolynRodz, founder and CEO of Howdy Alice; Wogbe Ofori, founding father of Wrx Firms; ScottGale, government director of Halliburton Labs; AshleyDanna, senior supervisor of regional financial growth of Larger Houston Partnership; KellyMcCormick, professor on the College of Houston; PaulCherukuri, vice chairman of innovation at Rice College; LawsonGow, CEO of Houston Exponential; and NatalieHarms, editor of InnovationMap.
With out additional adieu, right here the winners from the 2022 Houston Innovation Awards.
BIPOC-Based Enterprise: Steradian Applied sciences
The winner for the BIPOC-Based Enterprise class, honoring an progressive firm based or co-founded by BIPOC illustration, is: Steradian Applied sciences, a well being tech startup that makes use of deep-photonics expertise to diagnose respiratory illnesses in seconds, all for the worth of a latte.
Feminine-Based Enterprise: Sesh Coworking
The winner for the Feminine-Based Enterprise class, honoring an progressive firm based or co-founded by a girl, is: Sesh Coworking, a ladies and genderqueer inclusive coworking and group.
Hardtech Enterprise: Fluence Analytics
The winner for the Hardtech Enterprise class, honoring an progressive firm creating and commercializing a bodily expertise throughout life science, power, house, and past, is: Fluence Analytics, real-time analytics resolution that optimizes processes and offers novel insights into materials properties that allow prospects to extend yields, enhance product high quality, and scale back prices.
B2B Software program Enterprise: Liongard
The winner for the B2B Software program Enterprise class, honoring an progressive firm creating and programming a digital resolution to influence the enterprise sector, is: Liongard — software program firm that unlocks the intelligence hidden deep inside IT techniques to provide MSPs an operational benefit that delivers each larger income and an distinctive buyer expertise.
Inexperienced Affect Enterprise: Cemvita Manufacturing facility
The winner for the Inexperienced Affect Enterprise class, honoring an progressive firm offering an answer inside renewables, climatetech, clear power, various supplies, and past, is: Cemvita Manufacturing facility, a biotech firm that makes use of a sustainable, economical, nature-inspired strategy to empower corporations with sustainable merchandise and environmental applied sciences to lower their carbon footprint, reverse local weather change, and create a brighter future for the planet.
Good Metropolis Enterprise: Sensytec
The winner for the Good Metropolis Enterprise class, honoring an progressive firm offering a tech resolution inside transportation, infrastructure, knowledge, and past, is: Sensytec, an IoT Options platform that expedites and enhances concrete building operations.
New to Hou Enterprise: Venus Aerospace
The winner for the New to Hou Enterprise class, honoring an progressive firm, accelerator, or investor that has relocated its major operations to Houston throughout the previous three years, is: Venus Aerospace, the creator of a hypersonic spaceplane able to one-hour world journey.
DEI Champion: Loretta Williams Gurnell
The winner for the DEI Champion class, honoring a person who’s main impactful variety, fairness, and inclusion initiatives and progress inside Houston and their group, is: Loretta Williams Gurnell, founding father of SUPERGirls SHINE Basis.
Mentor of the Yr: Kara Department
The winner for the Mentor of the Yr class, honoring a person who dedicates their time and experience to information and help to budding entrepreneurs, is: Kara Department, founder and CEO of Black Women Do Engineer Corp. and developer and supervisor at Intel Corp.
Investor of the Yr: John “JR” Reale
The winner for the Investor of the Yr class, honoring a person who’s main enterprise capital or angel investing, is: John (JR) Reale, managing director of Integr8d Capital and enterprise lead of the Texas Medical Heart Enterprise Fund
Folks’s Alternative (Startup of the Yr): Milkify
The winner for the Folks’s Alternative: Startup of the Yr class, chosen by way of an interactive voting portal throughout of the occasion, is: Milkify — creator of patent-pending course of to freeze-dry breast milk right into a powder that’s simple to make use of and transport and lasts for 3 years on the shelf.