San Antonio, Texas
Alula Learning is a software studio taking on Dyslexia. We create interactive educational software (games) that artfully blend ‘playing’ with ‘learning’ without sacrificing either. Our primary focus is structured literacy education with a progression from phonemic awareness and sight words to phonics.
Atlas Sensor Technologies – Alternate
El Paso, Texas
Atlas sensors detect the ionic content of water in real time. Water hardness sensors presently in beta test allow water treatment customers to track water quality, proactively identify quality issues, and reduce waste discharge. Nitrogen sensing for agriculture is under development to optimize nutrients and monitor effluents.
DeepCast is a Houston startup founded in 2017 that provides practical physics modeling tools for the industrial sector via its SaaS platform. DeepCast’s mission is to empower engineers and scientists to easily build models that are faster than traditional physics-based tools, and require significantly less data than machine learning tools.
DrillDocs Company – Alternate
DrillDocs’ computer vision system, CleanSight®, digitizes drilling shaker surveillance to reduce Operators’ trouble time related to wellbore instability and poor cleaning. By deploying robust, easy-to-install, surface-based autonomous and non-intrusive sensors, unique data on the size, shape, and quantity of drilled rocks informs and alerts drilling teams on downhole problems.
Dynamic Light’s SpeckleView software changes the standard of care for intra-operative blood flow visualization. Surgeons can visualize blood flow, tissue perfusion and even quantify perfusion in an entire field of view with SpeckleView which runs continuously and in real-time. No fluorescent dyes needed. No disruption of surgery like ICG dyes. SpeckleView is hardware agnostic–runs on every robotic system, surgical microscope or camera.
Endpoint Security, Inc
College Station, Texas
Endpoint Security Inc is securing wireless communication. The company is developing a technology for protecting wireless operational technology (OT) networks in industrial and manufacturing environments. It uses a device’s natural RF signal as a fingerprint, uniquely identifying each device for security that rivals multi-factor authentication. It can move a cybersecurity professional industry certification to the highest level of security.
College Station, Texas
Hero Medical Technologies
A Data-Driven Solution for Early Care of Head Trauma:
The HERO Bandage was invented by a nurse practitioner and Navy Lieutenant with a goal of providing more efficient emergency care for difficult to wrap head injuries and limb wounds. Integrated sensor technology within the HERO Bandage will leverage machine learning to better monitor vital signs and patient status. As an awardee of Johnson & Johnson’s quick fire Challenge, and winner of TNVC.
Pike Robotics provides next-gen robotic solutions for inspecting external and internal floating roof storage tanks involved in the storage of liquid products for the Energy industry. Our services will guarantee facility personnel’s health and safety and is the long-awaited alternative to confined space manned entry inspections.
Revolution Turbine Technologies
Revolution Turbine Technologies generates reliable, zero-emission, off-grid electricity for pipelines, facilities and gas distribution networks using only the excess pressure in flowing gas streams. Our turbines consume no fuel and produce no emissions. We reduce carbon footprint while increasing electric power available for system optimization and resilience.
College Station, Texas
SUHO Biotechnology envisions the next green revolution made possible by delivering environmentally friendly solutions for diseases caused by existing and emerging plant pathogens. The company will advance this vision by applying its break-through microfluidic technologies to cultivate and screen millions of soil microbes for identifying isolates that combat crop pathogens.
Tremedics Medical Devices – Alternate
North Richland Hills, Texas
TYBR Health is dedicated to preventing post-surgical internal scars and their devastating consequences. Our approach is unique in that our multidisciplinary team leverages modern advances in regenerative medicine coupled with established engineering principles to develop an easy-to-use adhesion barrier for open and minimally invasive surgery.
Vaccine Systems, LLC
Vaccine Systems’ device for safe mixing of vaccines at point of care will save millions of lives and billions of dollars. The device eliminates dangerous errors and reduces vaccine wastage (which often exceeds 30%). It speeds vaccine preparation by 20-fold, reducing 9 manual steps per vial to just one.
XN Health, Inc
XN Health is developing a therapeutic device to prevent and combat the progression of diaphragmatic atrophy in mechanically ventilated patients. Our novel approach provides phrenic nerve stimulation to induce diaphragm contractions to help patients maintain the strength of their respiratory muscles in turn improve ventilator wean times.
*Alternates on standby if a semi-finalist drops out for any reason, and are eligible for all sponsored and elevator-pitch competition prizes.