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Startup Companies, Ramadan and Tomlinson Hill: Houston Matters for Thursday, July 24, 2014

The number of startup companies in Houston has exploded in recent years. While many of these startups focus on oil and gas and the medical industries, there’s also innovation happening in other areas. On this edition of Houston Matters, we examine startups in Houston and whether there’s life and industry beyond energy and healthcare. Are […]

The number of startup companies in Houston has exploded in recent years. While many of these startups focus on oil and gas and the medical industries, there’s also innovation happening in other areas.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we examine startups in Houston and whether there’s life and industry beyond energy and healthcare. Are startups in other areas helping to diversify Houston’s economy? We talk with the managing director of a startup venture capital company here in Houston.

Then, we take a look at startup companies nurturing other startups in Houston. We’ll chat with Platform Houston and START.

And, Monday night marks the end of Ramadan. It’s Islam’s holy month of fasting. We talk with the editor of the Interfaith Houston blog about the significance of fasting during Ramadan.

Plus, a Houston Chronicle columnist tracks down the descendants of Texas slaves that his ancestors used to own.

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