Houston Innovators Podcast

By InnovationMap

From wildcatting to putting a man on the moon, Houston has a history of innovation, and the Bayou City is booming with tech startups and ambitious entrepreneurs. As Houston's innovation ecosystem comes into its own, it's time to shine a spotlight on the people leading the charge. Join Natalie Harms, editor of InnovationMap, for the Houston Innovators Podcast, a weekly discussion with these movers and shakers. Each episode introduces you to a featured innovator who is making a difference — and disrupting the status quo — in his or her industry. From energy and tech to health care, social impact, and beyond, these innovators are taking Houston to new heights. Head to http://innovationmap.com for our latest news, and subscribe to the podcast now so you don’t miss any of these enlightening conversations.

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    Episode 94 - Houston as a hub for software - Will Womble of Umbrage
    53:34
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    Episode 93 - A defining moment for sustainable tech - Robert Kester of Honeywell Rebellion
    25:18
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    Episode 92 - The importance of reliability and data - Ryan Sitton of Pinnacle
    43:31
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    Episode 91 - Seed and angel funding in a post-pandemic Houston - Stephanie Campbell of the Houston Angel Network and The Artemis Fund
    30:51
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    Episode 90 - Leading a "uniquely Houston" company - Dan Purvis of Velentium
    29:04
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    Episode 89 - Cryptocurrency's North Star - Spencer Randall of CryptoEQ
    25:51
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    Episode 88 - Supporting SaaS - Kristen Phillips of Golden Section Studios and Brooke Waupsh of Swoovy
    24:21
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    Episode 87 - The future of manufacturing in Houston - Misha Govshteyn of MacroFab
    40:06
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    Episode 86 - The future of health care innovation in Houston - Emily Reiser of TMC Innovation
    39:03
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    Episode 85 - All eyes on The Ion - Jan Odegard of The Ion
    33:55
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    Episode 84 - Tapping into "unsexy" tech - Sameer Soleja of Molecule Software
    33:08
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    Episode 83 - Supporting Houston's early-stage startups - Kate Evinger of gBETA Houston
    19:02
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    Episode 82 - The future of life science innovation - Kevin Coker of Proxima Clinical Research
    35:59
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    Episode 81 - Going all in on funding female founders - Carrie Colbert of Curate Capital
    43:51
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    Episode 80 - Collaboration in the name of health care innovation - Allison Post of the Texas Heart Institute
    39:40
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    Episode 79 - Fostering inclusion and sports tech Houston's innovation ecosystem - Ashley DeWalt of DivInc
    52:09
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    Episode 78 - The future of crowd-sourced investing - Youngro Lee of NextSeed
    43:14
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    Episode 77 - Tech supporting tech in Houston - Chris Howard of Softeq
    30:30
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    Episode 76 - What heavy industry can use from biotech - Moji Karimi of Cemvita Factory
    31:01
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    Episode 75 - Making a consumer tech splash in Houston - Rachel Moncton of ClassPass
    38:00
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    Episode 74 - Tech-enabled recruitment and beyond - Sid Upadhyay of WizeHire
    31:35
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    Episode 73 - It's time for more women with check-writing abilities - Samantha Lewis of Mercury Fund
    43:42
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    Episode 72 - Houston as a hub for resilience innovation - Richard Seline of the Resilience Innovation Hub
    48:57
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    Episode 71 - Accelerating resiliency, diversity, and more - Christine Galib and Courtney Cogdill of The Ion
    43:11
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    Episode 70 - Innovation is impossible without diversity - Ashley Small of Medley Inc.
    32:48
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    Episode 69 - 2020's effect on the Energy Transition - Deanna Zhang of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
    41:16
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    Episode 68 - Saving lives with AI and data - Jim Havelka of InformAI
    24:22
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    Episode 67 - Finding venture capital's "blue ocean" - Heath Butler of Mercury Fund
    33:59
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    Episode 66 - Funding Houston startups to take center stage - Guillermo Borda and Sandy Guitar of HX Venture Fund
    33:46
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    Episode 65 - Why this energy tech startup is doubling down on ESG and Houston - Nicole Rogers of Validere
    31:04
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    Episode 64 - Focusing on seed funding in Houston - Blair Garrou of Mercury Fund
    43:30
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    Episode 63 - Prioritizing diversity and inclusion for Houston entrepreneurs - Joy M. Hutton of Joy Consulting
    28:22
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    Episode 62 - 2020's effect on modern medicine - Adam Kuspa of The Welch Institute
    37:43
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    Episode 61 - Cultivating diversity in innovation - Deanea LeFlore of The Ion
    24:46
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    Episode 60 - The future of fireproofing - Mike Francis of Nanotech Inc
    31:05
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    Episode 59 - The future of patient care is early testing - Jani Tuomi of imaware
    26:22
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    Episode 58 - A Look Back on Two Years of InnovationMap with Editor Natalie Harms
    55:19
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    Episode 57 - The importance of inclusion in health innovation - Fiona Mack of JLABS @ TMC
    36:30
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    Episode 56 - Investing in Social Impact - Durg Kumar and Allen Bryant of Knightsgate Ventures
    26:56
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    Episode 55 - Calling All Houston Innovators - Harvin Moore and Serafina Lalany of Houston Exponential
    16:07
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    Episode 54 - How women are holding the power in health care - Ayse McCracken of Ignite HealthCare Network
    33:52
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    Episode 53 - The future of tech employment - Marcelo Cordini of December Labs
    27:40
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    Episode 52 - Nanotech vs. the pandemic - Shay Curran of Curran Biotech
    39:33
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    Episode 51 - The future of 3D printing and sustainability - Samantha Snabes and Charlotte Craff of Re:3D
    42:16
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    Episode 50 - The role of university innovation in Houston - Kyle Judah of Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    35:58
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    Episode 49 - The possibilities of digital first coworking - Jon Lambert of The Cannon
    41:22
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    Episode 48 - What are Houston's tech niches? - Josh Pherigo of Greater Houston Partnership
    30:37
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    Episode 47 - Fostering inclusion in Houston VC - Lenny Saizan Jr. of Urban Capital Network
    31:19
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    Episode 46 - Female Venture Capitalists Unite! - Sandy Guitar of HX Venture Fund
    29:35
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    Episode 45 - From space to deep sea: Houston's role in robotics - Nicolaus Radford of Houston Mechatronics
    33:47

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