CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Five exciting new clients have joined the roster of businesses growing with the support of the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center, part of the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The new companies’ innovations range from an easy-to-use mapping technology for emergency response purposes to an app for coaches and athletes and a forecast app for sailors looking for a speed advantage.
The Innovation Center provides business advice for the entrepreneurial process. It supports the creation of sustainable, successful Coastal Bend businesses at every level of development. The addition of these five companies brings the total number of clients at the Innovation Center to 29.
“The Innovation Center has become recognized as an entrepreneurial hub for the region with its advanced programs, quality resources, and nurturing environment for small, innovative businesses,” said David Fonseca, Incubator Manager of the Innovation Center. “The Innovation Center is fortunate to have a diverse group of five new entrepreneurs that represent significant opportunities for economic growth and diversification in the Coastal Bend.”
FoxP2Go is designing an online platform with cross-cultural training, translation, interpretation and re-location services to help businesses expand their global opportunities. The platform provides services in six languages, including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian and German.
Guardian Imagery plans to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to capture images for commercial use in the fields of search and rescue, infrastructure surveying and inspection, precision agriculture and freight delivery. In addition, Guardian Imagery UAVs can be used in post natural disaster analysis, 3-D mapping, protecting wildlife and other uses.
CartoFusion Technologies is a geospacial technology company spinoff from Texas A&M -Corpus Christi. CartoFusion has developed a mapping application known as SituMap that is easy to use and can be used by multiple users simultaneously. The application can be used in a variety of ways, from planning a large outdoor event to strategic planning during emergency situations.
Coachnect, LLC is working on an application that can be used by athletes to connect to their personal team of coaches and trainers, and even parents. The app will track skill progress, practice goals and provide competition results, which can all lead to improved athletic outcomes.
Sail Tactics has created an application that offers the most accurate, up-to-date, and detailed wind and tide forecasts to sailboat racers and enthusiasts. Sail Tactics reports that subscribers to their service have won nearly all major sailboat races in 2014 in their first market of San Francisco Bay.
Foxp2Go, Guardian Imagery, CartoFusion Technologies, and Coachnect are all in the incubation stage, while Sail Tactics is in the acceleration process.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi established the Innovation Center in 2009 to promote higher education, research commercialization and economic development.