COLLEGE STATION, Texas: Twenty-two of Texas’ most innovative startups will compete for a prize pool of more than $450,000 at this year’s Texas A&M New Ventures Competition in College Station.
Semifinalists include a team of Texas A&M University students and faculty whose prototype for a personal flying device was recently named a finalist in Boeing’s GoFly competition. Other startups include a company using artificial intelligence to predict early onset Alzheimer’s disease and another that has a novel approach to tackling the global plastic pollution problem.
During the event, judges will narrow the field down to six finalists. The final judging round begins at 1 p.m. and is open to the public and the media. The finals will take place at the All-American Club in Kyle Field.
What: Texas A&M New Ventures Competition
When: Thursday, May 16
Where: All American Club in Kyle Field
756 Houston St., College Station, TX 77843
1:30 p.m. Competition Finals
4:05 p.m. Elevator Pitch for Non-Finalists
4:45 p.m. Awards Ceremony, All American Club North
For a complete list of the semifinalists, or for more information, go to texasnvc.org
About the Texas A&M New Ventures Competition:
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and The Texas A&M University System, along with a growing number of sponsors, are working to ensure today’s innovative ideas become a reality through the Texas A&M New Ventures Competition. Aimed at promoting the commercialization of emerging technology, the competition recognizes companies with high-growth potential and provides seed funding to help them effectively execute their ideas and advance product development.