HTC Company Shower Stream Selected to Compete in Texas A&M New Ventures Competition
HTC client company Abstract Engineering has been selected to compete in this year’s Texas A&M New Ventures Competition (TNVC). The Company’s Shower Stream innovation is an Internet of Things smart shower for hotels that helps them save water, energy and money while improving their guests’ shower experience.
EPA studies show that the first 2 minutes of a typical 10-minute shower are wasted due to bathers leaving their shower unoccupied after it has warmed-up. Shower Stream eliminates this waste with a motion-activated shower head adapter which saves buildings water, energy and money on their utility bills every month.
The 2017 Texas A&M New Ventures Competition (TNVC) is bringing an impressive group of startups and an experienced lineup of judges to College Station on May 18. At the competition, judges will narrow the field of 16 semi-finalists down to six finalists, and the final judging round will be open to the public and the media.
This year’s startups include companies from across a wide spectrum of fields including infrastructure analysis, medical devices, clean technology and artificial intelligence. This year’s prize pool is the largest yet at $300,000 in cash and in-kind services. Details on specific awards will be announced closer to the competition.
Finalist judges announced so far include Graham Weston, Texas A&M University class of ’86 and co-founder of Rackspace Hosting, and Dr. Billy Cohn, renowned heart surgeon and vice president at Johnson & Johnson’s Center for Device Innovation at the Texas Medical Center in Houston.
Alleviant Medical, Medical Devices – Houston
Clear River Enviro, Inc., Environmental – Sugar Land
FORTIS Biosciences Inc., Biotechnology – College Station
GuidaBot, LLC, Biomedical Devices – Houston
Intuitap Medical Inc., Medical Device – Houston
Macromoltek, Health IT – Austin
NHC, LLC, Medical Devices – Houston
PrepFlash, Education – Austin
Quantum Industrial Development Corp, Energy/Automotive – San Antonio
Resthetics, Energy/Water – Houston
Rotex, Medical Device – Austin
Sensytec, Materials – Houston
Shower Stream, Misc./Water – Austin
Smarter Sorting, IT Mobile – Austin
Stem Cell Security, Medical Device – Houston
Thermascape Technologies Inc., Energy – College Station