Natalie Harms

InnovationMap Staff

By the Numbers: Making Sports Predictions in Real Time

Using technology to solve big problems has always been Kelly Pracht’s career, but she never thought she’d be able use her skills for the sports world she’s a lifelong fan of.

Sports tech scale-up program launches in Houston, names inaugural cohort

Familiar names within Houston innovation have teamed up to launch a program for sports tech startups ready to scale.

Houston health tech company raises $18.5M, appoints new leadership

A Houston-based digital health startup has officially closed its latest funding round and has a new member to its leadership to support the company’s next phase. DECISIO has appointed Major General Elder Granger to the company’s board of directors. Dr. Granger is currently president and CEO of The 5Ps LLC, a healthcare, education, and leadership consulting organization. “Dr. Granger joining our board provides enormous value and validation for our company moving forward,” says Dr. John Holcomb, co-CEO and co-founder of DECISIO, says in a news release. “His expertise and leadership in the healthcare industry is a welcome addition to our esteemed group of Board of Directors.” Dr. Granger previously served as the deputy director of TRICARE Management Activity, a Department of Defense field activity responsible for operating the Military Health System as a fully integrated healthcare system providing care for 9.2 million beneficiaries worldwide. He also serves on the board of […]

Rice University competition doles out nearly $2M in cash prizes to student startups

The 22nd annual Rice Business Plan Competition named its winners across life science, clean energy, software, and more.