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It’s the week we’ve all been waiting for! The countdown to Bayou Startup Showcase is finally over! Monday and Tuesday of this week was dedicated to the final days of pitch practice. Founders and coaches focused on enunciation, eye contact, gestures, and presentation aesthetics. After rounds of pitch practice, the founders have finally gained the confidence they need for the...

If you’ve ever needed a solution to planning a party for a large group of people, Cinch has got you covered. Comprised of four friends—including a pair of fiancees and a pair of siblings, Cinch aims to become a one-stop-shop for planning and coordinating bachelor and bachelorette parties....

Week Nine is here and we can hardly believe it! We kicked off the week with leadership lunch featuring Kaz Karwowski, who discussed the art of negotiation. Founders devoured lasagna while Kaz explained the importance of being a good negotiator. The founders walked away with a better understanding that despite popular belief, negotiation is a win-win, not a win-lose situation....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Startups often have a “we’re going to change the world” attitude, but Dose Capacity has a “saving the world” kind of mindset. Dose Capacity is developing a safe and reliable pill bottle that assists people in taking the proper dosage at the right time, encouraging people to take their medicine as prescribed. This...

What do a tech company, an online library for undergrads, the energy industry, professional sports, and higher education have in common? Kathleen Clark—the versatile, innovative marketing executive who brought her award-winning experience to a broad range of brands and industries....

Poised to cause ripples in the nutrition industry is NutriAction, comprised of three international students from China who are all rising sophomores and computer science majors at Rice University. NutriAction aims to provide a customized assistant tool for sports dietitians to help grow the profession and impact the health, safety and performance of more athletes by collecting and documenting useful...

We are officially in the second half of the #bayoustartupsummer! On Monday, the founders celebrated Independence Day early and came dressed in their most patriotic outfits. Steve Wilbur kicked off Week Seven with Startup Founders Series. The theme? Unintended opportunities....

Chris Taylor’s career has spanned 17 years, seven industries, and three states. He’s explored, innovated, and established himself as a multi-dimensional leader ready and willing to mentor our founders through their journey here at OwlSpark. ...

Bidly has designed an app to help its college affiliated users buy and sell gently used items. Bidly is made up of recent Rice University graduate and former football player Paine Matiscik, rising juniors and current football players Dylan James, Nahshon Ellerbe, and Anthony Ekpe, and rising junior Krishna Goel. ...

We are rolling full steam ahead here at OwlSpark! Weeks five and six have been a whirlwind of activities, and founders are at the point of beginning preparations for their pitch at the Bayou Startup Showcase. We’re honing in on value propositions, competitive landscapes, go-to market strategies and more, to prepare founders to showcase their hard work to more than...

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