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COMMTREX recognized as One of the Most Promising Digital Companies at 2018 Texas Digital Summit

HOUSTON -- (December 6, 2018) – Commtrex was recognized as one of the 10 Most Promising Digital Companies at the 2018 Texas Digital Summit hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and Station Houston at Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University on Dec. 6.

Artificial intelligence, blockchain, Internet of Things and machine learning were represented among the 40 who presented their four-minute business pitches to an audience of more than 300 people including investors and industry experts. The Houston entrepreneurship community is carving a niche for enterprise technology, which plays to the strengths of Houston’s top industries of energy, life science and advanced manufacturing.

The one-day event culminated in an announcement of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship 10 Most Promising Digital Companies chosen from 40 presenters and judged by investors and business leaders in attendance, based on the companies’ business plan presentations and investor feedback.  

Rice Alliance managing director Brad Burke, announced the winners of the I.T. and Web Technology Company awards at the event. “Every year the quality of companies improves. This year we had a diversity of companies including artificial intelligence and big data management. We were pleased to the vast majority of companies from the Houston area, demonstrating that Houston is a hub for enterprise technology solutions.”

Sponsors of this year’s IT and Web Venture Forum included: Insperity, Accenture, Greater Houston Partnership, Winstead, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Anadarko, Vinson and Elkins LLP, Mercury Fund, PKF - Texas, Norton Rose Fulbright, Dell, GOOSE Society of Texas, Houston Angel Network, RedHouse Associates, Houston Exponential, Texas Halo Fund, TMC Innovation, The Cannon, and TiE Houston.


About The Texas Digital Summit

Digital technology is unlocking new business models and transforming how industries operate and how people work. The Texas Digital Summit is the premier digital event in Texas that brings together members from industry, emerging AI, blockchain, big data, Internet of Things, advanced manufacturing, machine learning and other companies, academic, and investors. This event represents an opportunity to meet investors, learn about promising digital advancements and network. The Texas Digital Summit is hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and Station Houston.

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