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.

Semi-finalists

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/WaterHouston

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