Texas Tech University

Technology Startups and Entrepreneurs Get a Leg Up in Lubbock

Glenys Young

June 8, 2018

The event is open to media and the public.

WHAT: In its mission to support entrepreneurs and scientists as they develop products that make a difference, Texas Tech University invites media and the public to see these inventions and companies firsthand. The Innovation Hub at Research Park will host a graduation ceremony for the 2017-18 cohort of TTU Accelerator companies and a ribbon cutting for the program's 2018-19 cohort.

WHEN: Wednesday (June 13)

  • Ribbon cutting: 3:15 p.m.
  • Graduation and reception: 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Innovation Hub at Research Park, 3911 Fourth St.

EVENT: Texas Tech will launch six new technology startups with a ribbon cutting to ring in the 2018-19 cohort:

  • Lightning Import: A new software technology tool to create efficiencies in importing product data and inventory
  • Nemalife: A platform technology for high-throughput drug discovery and toxicology in small animals
  • Embryotics, LLC: Improves pregnancy rates from assisted-reproductive technologies in livestock species and human infertility
  • Hangio: Wardrobe solutions that optimize the everyday closet experience through cool, flexible, all-in-one hangers that revolutionize the way clothes are stored
  • Online Speech Therapy: Provides school districts, speech therapists and clinics an online platform to remotely conduct live and interactive sessions with patients
  • PDQ Nails: A new technology company creating salon-quality nail polish that magnetically removes nail polish instantly

A graduation ceremony will recognize the six teams from the 2017-18 cohort:

  • C-Safe: A weighted pad that detects when a child is left in a car seat after the parents leave the vicinity
  • Reproductive Solutions Inc.: Technology to increase success rates for fertility clinics
  • ResuMakers: An online resume solution that uses data and algorithms to create one-of-a-kind smart resumes unique to a person's goals, career and industry
  • Flow Raider: Bio-inspired micro-scale structures as surface coating for wind turbine blades and transport vehicles for improved aerodynamic performance
  • TitleFlow LLC: A cloud-based software tool for land professionals working in the oil and gas industry to process title ownership faster and more accurately, allowing oil and gas companies to make faster decisions on whether to acquire mineral rights for drilling
  • TKQuant: An image-based technique that quantifies tissue kinematics response to a procedure in real time, providing guidance to clinicians about the potential of therapies or interventions implemented on individual patients

The TTU Accelerator is designed to help faculty, students and entrepreneurs launch startup companies or discover licensing opportunities based on university technology. Participation in the accelerator is based on an application process that begins in the spring. Participating companies have access to institutional funding, $25,000 grants, co-working space and mentors.

RSVP here through Monday (June 11).