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Med Center Helps Australian Medical Startups Get Off the Ground

Posted on · For several years now, The Texas Medical Center has had a program called TMCx. It’s an accelerator to help medical startups get off the ground. And now that program has established a special pipeline for Australian startups to come to Houston for that accelerator program. They call it an international “BioBridge.” Michael Hagerty talked with […]

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Texas’ Role in Developing Automated Vehicles: Thursday’s Show (February 2, 2017)

Posted on · Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation named Texas as one of ten regions where the agency will test automated vehicle technology. The federal agency says the state’s booming population and economy make it an ideal test site for automated and connected vehicle technology. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss this initiative, the latest […]

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How Can the Mentality of Startup Companies Improve Transportation?

Posted on · We talk with Gabe Klein, the former head of Chicago and Washington, D.C.’s transportation departments. He’s in Houston to discuss how large urban areas like Houston can jump-start projects through what he calls “public entrepreneurship” — using the energy and mindset of startup companies to bridge the gap between the public and bureaucracy. He writes about […]

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Silicon Bayou: Could Houston Be Another Silicon Valley?

Posted on · California has Silicon Valley. Could Houston become the Silicon Bayou? We discuss efforts to attract tech entrepreneurs here, with Sanjay Parikh of marketing and ad agency Gateway Design, and Hesam Panahi, founder of RED Labs, the University of Houston’s Start-up Accelerator laboratory.