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TechFW Impact Awards luncheon is Oct. 9

Posted Sept. 20, 2018

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The 10th annual TechFW Impact Awards luncheon, which recognizes and celebrates the global impact of emerging technologies in North Texas, will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 9 at Texas Christian University’s Brown Lupton University Union.

The recognition luncheon is a celebration of clients and graduates of TechFW programs and portfolio companies of Cowtown Angels, a program of TechFW that brings together independent angel investors and early-stage companies needing capital. In addition, 2018 is the 20-year anniversary of TechFW’s formation.

Three emerging technology companies will be recognized:

  • NuvoThera, a consumer health care company with a mission to develop novel over-the-counter products for difficult-to-treat skin diseases. Its first product to market is Prosoria, the first once-daily, three-step psoriasis treatment system clinically proven to relieve psoriasis symptoms. Art Clapp is the chief executive officer.
  • The Block Center looks for and treats the underlying causes of health problems such as ADHD, autism, anxiety, PMS, ear infections, asthma and more in children and adults instead of masking the symptoms with drugs. The centerpiece of the treatments is the patented Clarity Chair and its two-hour daily treatment session for five consecutive days. Dr. Mary Ann Block is the founder.
  • SolGro has developed a greenhouse material to convert sunlight into the best colors to grow plants. The company’s process converts unused and harmful color bands into red and blue. SolGro’s technology has increased some crop yields up to 300 percent. CEO Tyler Sickels founded the company while a student at the University of Texas at Arlington.

As part of its 20-year celebration, TechFW will recognize key individuals who helped set the foundation for TechFW. Recipients of the 2018 Legacy Awards are former Mayor Kay Granger, a U.S. congresswoman; former Mayor Kenneth Barr; Assistant City Manager Jay Chapa; and Jerry Cagle, former vice president of research and development at Alcon.

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