$100,000 Awarded to High-Performing Texas Tech Startups
By: Glenys Young
The Presidents' Innovation Awards recognize early-stage companies exemplifying innovation.
The Innovation Hub at Research Park today (Feb. 19) announced the winners of its annual Presidents' Innovation Awards, through which the presidents of Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) recognize startups that exemplify innovation and commercialization.
The awards give early-stage startups space and critical access to equipment to become revenue-generating companies.
Texas Tech University President's Awards
EViroTECH LLC: A company that integrates electrochemical technology and biomedical
engineering to combat infections and viral transmitted diseases including COVID-19.
Founder: Gerardine Botte, Texas Tech faculty member
Captivist: A research and advisory firm creating a mobile application providing customers
detailed information to make informed purchasing decisions pertaining to the quality,
environmental and sociological health of a product.
Founder: Joyous Njoku, Texas Tech student
CritiColl LLC: An application that provides a stress-saving platform for professors
with tools to promote academic success for students.
Founder: Matheus Pagotti, Texas Tech student
TTUHSC President's Awards
Surgic LLC: The next major step in medical education technology for future health
care providers and academic institutions.
Founders: Travis Reiss and Kyle Fenn, Texas Tech alumni; Arham Siddiqui, Texas Tech alumnus and TTUHSC student; and Paul Egan, Texas Tech faculty member
Culturally Informed Pain Diagnosis and Relief (CIPDAR): A company that develops digital
health diagnostic technology, providing a multilingual, multimodal and multidimensional
pain assessment and management tool that is easily accessible to patients from different
cultural and linguistic backgrounds, especially those with low English proficiency.
Founder: Shin Ye Kim, Texas Tech faculty member
Business Planning System: A company changing the way business plans are written to
obtain financing for early-stage bio-medical startups with limited financial and business
Founder: Tracy Shea, West Texas community member