The Goradia Innovation Prize, with Opportunity Houston, distributes almost $150,000 in cash prizes to finalists and honorable mentions of early stage companies that have commercialized or will soon commercialize innovative technology within the Gulf Coast region at the 2012 Innovation Conference and Showcase. The award is based on commercial potential of the innovation, soundness of the business plan, potential for job growth within the region and likelihood of significant long-term success selected by a prestigious panel of judges. HTC is excited to recognize the following 2012 Goradia prize winners:
The GRAND PRIZE of $50K awarded to Procyrion, Inc., Benjamin Hertzog, President & CEO. Procyrion is developing the first catheter-deployed circulatory assist device for long-term use to treat Class III-IV heart failure patients in the US who have few therapeutic options.