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Achieving and maintaining great skin is something that all of us want—but how exactly do we get there? How do we know which products will provide our skin with the best results? To answer this question, Vidhi Vakharia came up with MoodyCorium....

In today’s digital age, individuals worldwide create and share endless amounts of video media. Many of these ‘content creators’ value providing an intimate, creative, and personalized experience for their viewers....

Many procedures in the medical world require inserting a “line,” a needle placed deep into an artery or vein to administer fluids and track patient vitals in real-time. Physicians use ultrasound technology to insert these lines, splitting their view of the body into a 2-D plane. The problem is, it’s easy to lose sight of the needle’s tip, causing unwanted...

Naval vessels operated by the US Military can stretch to lengths of over a thousand feet and are comparable to the height of a twenty-story building. It’s no surprise then that these ships are manned by a crew of thousands. With so many sailors to manage, how can Naval officers make sure their crew is always accounted for?...

For many individuals with health concerns, selecting the correct medication for their body can be a daunting task. Most drugs have an extensive list of side effects, some of which can have significant consequences for the user....

Gordon Daugherty is a seasoned business executive, entrepreneur, startup advisor, investor, and best-selling author. He is the co-founder and president of Capital Factory, a startup accelerator, seed-stage venture fund, and co-working facility based in Austin, Texas....

Rob Austin McKee is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston–Downtown and the President for Business Development at Flexios, a medical device startup working on a solution for hand tendon repair. He earned his Ph.D. and MBA from the University of Houston and currently conducts research in decision-making, leadership, personality, and visceral states. His work...

Millions of people around the world live with Diabetes, a disease marked by excessive blood sugar levels. Diabetes can wreak havoc on blood vessels in the body, causing complications to vital organs. One such complication is Diabetic Retinopathy—when damage to blood vessels in the eye leads to blurriness, dark areas of vision, difficulty perceiving colors, and eventually, blindness....

Roslynn Velasquez is the Marketing Director for the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, a program for launching successful tech ventures through entrepreneurship education, mentoring, and networking connections, and the initiative under which OwlSpark was founded....

Sales can be tough for farmers and agricultural workers. Depending on farmer’s markets and corporations to buy your crops can lead to massive amounts of surplus. With the recent events surrounding COVID-19, farmers across the country had to dump produce due to supply chain disruptions and lost a number of their customers. For consumers, this meant food shortages....