Houston-area company wins $50K top prize at Texas A&M New Ventures Competition

Steve Kuhlmann | May 19, 2017 

A Houston-based medical device company took the top prize Thursday at the third annual Texas A&M New Ventures Competition.

The all-day event concluded in the Robert Gates Ballroom of the Memorial Student Center, where Intuitap Medical Inc. was named the 2017 winner — taking home the grand prize of $50,000. The competition featured 16 startups from across Texas competing for a combined total of $250,000 in prizes.

Intuitap Medical co-founder and CEO Jessica Traver told The Eagle she was “stunned” to find out her team had won the competition, citing the strong field of contenders who participated.

In her remarks after accepting the award, Traver said as Intuitap is a relatively young start-up that has participated in some of the state’s newest incubation programs, its win is proof of the effectiveness of the efforts.

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