PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

During our virtual event, vote for The 2021 InnovationMap People's Choice Award, presented by Techwave.


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InnovationMap is the voice of innovation in Houston shining a spotlight on startups, technology, health, energy, social impact, and more.

The 2021 InnovationMap Awards, presented by Techwave, will honor innovators and their breakthrough technologies across industries. We'll shine a spotlight on the movers and shakers within Houston’s burgeoning innovation community.

Follow along on InnovationMap as we learn more about the program’s inaugural nominees. Then, on September 8, we will host the finalists and a group of special guests at The Cannon for a celebration of the city’s top innovators. A livestream of the event will be open to everyone on the night of the awards — tune in to find out who takes home the big win across all 10 categories.

AWARD CATEGORIES

BIPOC-Founded Business presented by Houston Community College
honoring an innovative tech company founded or co-founded by BIPOC representation

Female-Founded Business presented by Veritex Community Bank
honoring an innovative tech company founded or co-founded by a woman

Health Care Business presented by Gray Reed
honoring a health care business with an innovative solution within life sciences

Energy Transition Business
honoring an energy business with an innovative solution within renewables, climatetech, clean energy, and beyond

Space Tech Business
honoring an aerospace business with an innovative solution within space exploration

Sports Tech Business
honoring a sports tech business with an innovative solution within sports

Top Founder Under 40
honoring an innovative founder younger than 40 by Sept. 8, 2021

Trailblazer Award
honoring a Houston innovation leader who’s making a lasting impact on the Houston innovation community.

People’s Choice: Startup of the Year
winner to be decided by live voting during the event


MEET THE FINALISTS

To learn more about the finalists, CLICK HERE

BIPOC-Founded Business presented by Houston Community College
honoring an innovative tech company founded or co-founded by BIPOC representation
Allotrope MedicalHello AliceLAMIK BeautyMolecule Software
Female-Founded Business presented by Veritex Community Bank
honoring an innovative tech company founded or co-founded by a woman
donatestockHello Alicere:3D Inc.RingOnToplZibrio Inc.
Health Care Business presented by Gray Reed
honoring a health care business with an innovative solution within life sciences
Allotrope MedicalMedical Informatics CorpStarling MedicalSaranas
Energy Transition Business
honoring an energy business with an innovative solution within renewables, climatetech, clean energy, and beyond
Cemvita FactoryData GumboEnercross LLCNanotechre:3D Inc.Renewell
Space Tech Business
honoring an aerospace business with an innovative solution within space exploration
Cemvita FactoryCognitive SpaceNANCO Aero
Sports Tech Business
honoring a sports tech business with an innovative solution within sports
FitLiftMainlinesEATz
Top Founder Under 40
honoring an innovative founder younger than 40 by Sept. 8, 2021
CaseCTRLGoExpediLAMIK BeautyMedical Informatics Corp.The Postage
People’s Choice: Startup of the Year
Cheers HealthGoCoHello AliceLiongardNanotechre:3D Inc.Topl


JUDGES

Natalie Harms
Editor of InnovationMap

Juliana Garaizar
Head of Houston incubator and vice president of innovation at Greentown Labs

Jon Nordby
Managing director at MassChallenge

Grace Rodriguez
CEO and executive director of Impact Hub Houston

Alex Gras
Managing director at The Cannon

Serafina Lalany
Vice president of operations at Houston Exponential

Emily Reiser
Senior manager of innovation community engagement at the Texas Medical Center

Rajasekhar Gummadapu
Co-founder and CEO of Techwave.

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