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5️⃣ Houston Startup News - May 10, 2021

Houston innovators and innovation.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
3 min read
5️⃣ Houston Startup News - May 10, 2021
  • 10+ can't-miss Houston business and innovation events online in May - Link
  • 2 former Fresh Food Group subsidiaries now standalone co. after bankruptcy sale - Link
  • 2021 tech trends: Network resilience, security and innovation will drive future growth - Link
  • 3 Houston innovators to know this week - Link
  • 5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week - Link
  • 80 percent of classes in-person for Fall 2021 - Link
  • Athenex acquires Houston biotech co. Kuur Therapeutics for $185M - Link
  • Baker Institute’s Abbey inducted into Texas Aviation Hall of Fame - Link
  • Biotech co. with TMC ties emerges from stealth with $38M Series A - Link
  • Blank-check co. ESM Acquisition Corp. seeks raw materials deal in low-carbon sector - Link
  • Churrascos founders to open new craft cocktail bar and restaurant in The Ion - Link
  • Dashboard developed at Rice will help Texas schools open safely amid pandemic - Link
  • Digital marketing can drive longer business to business sales cycles - Link
  • EnCap Investments completes $1.2B raise for energy-transition fund - Link
  • Energy giant makes Houston sole headquarters in massive move - Link
  • Expert shares advice for Houstonians experiencing a pandemic-sparked career change - Link
  • Frontier Fiesta announces scholarship winners - Link
  • Grind Shark Tank Update: Where is Grind Basketball Machine Today After Shark Tank? - Link
  • Head of UTHealth's Consortium on Aging, trailblazer for geriatric health dies - Link
  • Here's how to boost health care benefits for your employees - Link
  • Hines hires consultancy founder as global head of diversity, equity and inclusion - Link
  • Hines launches $400M fund targeting investments in Asia-Pacific region - Link
  • Houston SaaS startup closes $12M series A funding round with support from local VC - Link
  • Houston can be leader in global plastic sustainability, says Baker Institute expert - Link
  • Houston fitness tech startup launches $1M crowdfunding campaign - Link
  • Houston health tech company bounces back from COVID-19 in a big way - Link
  • Houston hospital reveals renderings of Austin outpost ahead of groundbreaking - Link
  • Houston innovator joins ESG roundtable, Rice names cohort of student startups, and more innovation news - Link
  • Houston research: Why venture capital firms might change a startup's leadership - Link
  • Houston school recognized as among the top institutions in the nation - Link
  • Houston startup Molecule hiring software engineers, salespeople after Series A raise - Link
  • Houston startup Molecule raises $12M for software in energy, commodity trading sector - Link
  • Houston still a tough sell for renewable energy venture funding - Link
  • Houston was a finalist for Grail Inc.'s $100M, 400-job oncology research project - Link
  • Houston-based PR agency founder leaves to form workforce training company - Link
  • Houston-based afterlife planning startup launches new app - Link
  • Houston’s vulnerable communities are facing a mental health struggle — but businesses may be able to help - Link
  • How companies rip off poor employees — and get away with it - Link
  • How organizations are addressing cybersecurity in the remote work era (Video) - Link
  • How to protect yourself from drastic tax reform consequences - Link
  • In graphene process, resistance is useful - Link
  • Live at Rice Stadium: Graduates will again celebrate commencement on campus - Link
  • Longtime UH leaders' gift will create chair, scholarships for College of Medicine - Link
  • Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs names new director to lead Houston's arts and culture efforts - Link
  • NRG Energy names Houston sole HQ, hires CFO from 'Amazon of South Korea' - Link
  • Nagarajaiah named distinguished member of ASCE - Link
  • Naikan and Three Questions - Link
  • Network technology shifts that are changing the way business is done - Link
  • Op-ed: Hispanic-owned businesses will lead economic comeback – but they’ll need help - Link
  • Op-ed: PRO Act's ABC Test may threaten Houston economy - Link
  • Op-ed: To benefit from the coming green jobs boom, invest in training for all - Link
  • Outdoor in-person classes had their ups and downs - Link
  • Palace Social entertainment venue in former Palace Bowling Lanes to open soon - Link
  • Pandemic pressures prove the importance of strong banking relationships - Link
  • Past immigration policy can guide future policy, say trio of Baker Institute papers - Link
  • Pickering Energy Partners launches fleet electrification service and financing co. - Link
  • ‘Red Book’ story map reveals history of Houston wards’ thriving Black communities - Link
  • Report: Houston ranks among the worst cities for unnecessary medical treatments - Link
  • Restaurant Roundup: Tacos A Go Go plans largest location; Van Leeuwen Ice Cream opens - Link
  • Retail real estate booms in Houston despite flooding, difficulties in construction, Colliers report says - Link
  • Rice adds Master of Engineering Management and Leadership degree - Link
  • Software co. Avetta expands international footprint with Australian co. acquisition - Link
  • Students need to be back in the classroom - Link
  • Students’ model could help avoid costly breakdowns - Link
  • Study explores how private equity acquisitions impact hospitals - Link
  • Tech startup Cemvita Factory expanding office footprint, adding scientists, engineers - Link
  • Texas veterans win big at Rice University's veteran-owned business competition - Link
  • The Hilb Group acquires Houston insurance advisory Clarus Benefits Group - Link
  • The small business guide to cybersecurity - Link
  • The top 4 reasons why businesses are rewarding employees by choosing Pearland - Link
  • These are Houston's 4 best high schools in 2021, says recent report - Link
  • UH power couple prescribes major gift for school's college of medicine - Link
  • Unified communications: Intelligent business through collaboration - Link
  • University of Houston power couple prescribes major gift for college of medicine - Link
  • Viasat closes $222M RigNet acquisition - Link
  • Why business resilience and network agility are here to stay - Link
  • With brain implants, the ‘future’s gonna be weird' - Link

Dane Carlson

Founder/Author of Houstartups. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County. Previously: Founded, ran and sold the world's first blog network for entrepreneurs.