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Texas Emerging Technology Fund - News & Announcements

  • Monday, May 09, 2011 • Austin, Texas • ETF News
    Austin American-Statesman: HeatGenie Lands High-Powered Partner for its Self-Heating Food Container Technology
    For years, food packaging giant Crown Holdings has been looking for an efficient way to make a self-heating food container. After a decade-long hunt, Crown -- which has annual revenue of $8 billion and more than 20,000 employees worldwide -- found what it was seeking at HeatGenie, an Austin startup with six employees and a trickle of revenue. HeatGenie's product allows prepared foods to be heated in their containers without using a stove or microwave.
  • Thursday, April 28, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces TETF Investment in Speer Medical Devices
    Gov. Rick Perry has announced the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) is investing $2.5 million in Speer Medical Devices for the development of its point of injury trauma care technology.
  • Thursday, April 28, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry: TETF Continues to Attract Top Researchers and Grow Emerging Technology Companies in Texas
    Gov. Rick Perry today emphasized the importance of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) following the release of an audit of the program by the State Auditor's Office (SAO). The SAO report finds no fraud or violation of state law in the operation of the TETF, nor does it find any political basis for the awarding of TETF money. The Governor's Office (OOG) is already implementing many recommendations from the report, and will continue utilizing the TETF to invest in emerging technology companies and bring top researchers to Texas.
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2011 • Austin, Texas • ETF News
    Austin Business Journal: Austin-based Qcue snags Major League Soccer deal
    Austin-based Qcue has expanded into the soccer market for the first time, signing up the Chicago Fire Soccer Club for its dynamic pricing engine. Qcue, founded in 2007, uses algorithms to adjust prices in real time as conditions such as injuries, weather, opponents, day of the week, sales to-date and other factors affect demand. The recent deal - the company's first in Major League Soccer - is the latest in several recent signings.
  • Thursday, April 07, 2011 • Austin, Texas • ETF News
    SolarBridge Technologies: Company Named 2011 Edison Best New Product Awards Gold Winner, 2011 EE Times ACE Award Finalist, Top 300 Startup
    SolarBridge Technologies, a leading developer of integrated microinverters for the solar industry, is being recognized for its superior microinverter design, technological innovation and business strategy by several industry organizations. Last night, the company received a Gold award at the 2011 Edison Best New Product Awards in New York for its innovative power electronics solution for rooftop solar applications. The company was also recently named a finalist in the EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards in the energy technology category, and has been selected as a Top 300 startup by fundedIDEAS, a research publication of VCWire.com.
  • Wednesday, February 09, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces TETF Investments in Three Innovative Texas Companies
    Gov. Rick Perry has announced investments through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) in three companies for the commercialization of their innovative technologies.
  • Tuesday, January 25, 2011 • Austin, Texas • ETF News
    Austin American-Statesman: Battery startup in position to make a bigger splash
    After three years in business, ActaCell Inc. is turning out the kind of lithium ion battery cells that could one day go into an electric vehicle. The Austin startup is making them very slowly in its crowded North Austin development lab. But things are about to change soon for the company.
  • Thursday, December 30, 2010 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces Two University Research Superiority Grants and TETF Investments In Four Companies
    Gov. Rick Perry has announced two research superiority grants to Texas universities and investments in four companies through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) for the development and commercialization of their innovative technologies.
  • Thursday, October 14, 2010 • Waco, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces TEF Job Creation Deal and a TETF Investment
    Gov. Rick Perry today attributed the strength of the Texas economy to low taxes, a reasonable and predictable regulatory climate and an educated workforce, which together have helped Texas employers lead the nation in job creation. The governor spoke at a luncheon for the Waco Chamber of Commerce, where he also announced a $350,000 Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investment in Green Star LED, and a $2.5 million Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) investment in ViroXis Corp.
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2010 • Dallas, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces $3.35 Million in TETF Investments
    Gov. Rick Perry today attributed the strength of the Texas economy to low taxes, a reasonable and predictable regulatory climate and an educated workforce, which together have helped Texas employers lead the nation in job creation. The governor spoke at the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he also announced a total of $3.35 million in investments to three companies through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF).