Cohort Celebration + Pitch Day
Schedule of Events
We are excited to welcome our cohort and celebrate their progress as they turn ideas into businesses.
|WELCOME - Sean Bauld, TXST New Ventures Team Lead
|1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
|2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
|KEYNOTE - Christy Cardenas, GRIT Ventures
|2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
|ANNOUNCEMENT of WINNERS + RECEPTION
LOCATION: Alkek 250 - Teaching Theater, San Marcos Campus (view campus map)
PARKING AVAILABLE AT: Alkek Garage
Competition Judges and Keynote Speaker
Thank you for your time and expertise to provide valuable feedback to these incredible TXST teams!
Meet the Cohort
Finalists and Semifinalists Include:
Aqua Sip Water
Sustainable, innovative, and affordable purification technology.
Ultra-stable mirror image DNA to detect cancer biomarkers in blood for accurate, ealry-stage diagnostics.
Seed Innovation Company
Algae-based manufacturing company focusing on selection, growth, and application of algae in a variety of industries, from cosmetics to plastic recycling.
AGEA Seismic Solutions
Protecting structures and machines from earthquake or other damage with smart metal cusion dampers.
AI-based Roadway Condition Tracking System that continuously monitors roadway assets to reduce maintenance costs.
Human digital twin technology to optimize performance, ensure safety and drive productivity in industrial and manufacturing opperations.
Transforming animal and food waste to valuable resources.
Event Sponsors and Partners
Special thanks to our university administrators and collaborators
None of this would be possible without your continued support and involvement to grow the culture an infrastructure for innovation + entrepreneurship at Texas State!
President, Dr. Kelly Damphousse
Provost, Dr. Gene Bourgeois
Dr. Shreek Mandayam, VP for Research
Dr. Jennifer Irvin, Co-Director MARC and STAR Park
Dr. Jana Minifie, Faculty Innovation Accelerator Program
Sean Bauld, TXST New Ventures Program Lead
Dan Roy, Co-Director Center for Innovation + Entrepreneurship
Dr. Shannon Weigum, Co-Director Center for Innovation + Entrepreneurship