Meet our winners

Congratulations to the winners of Pitch HearstLab:Texas — the first pitch competition for HearstLab.

Clutch

Founder: Madison Long

Clutch is a digital marketplace connecting college students (Gen-Z) to small businesses in need of digital marketing services. Gen-Z creators have a natural aptitude for social media and graphic design. Still, these companies don't have a central place to seek them out. We bridge that gap while empowering students financially.

Ema

Founder: Amanda Ducach

Ema is an Ai-led, wellness ecosystem that creates positive health outcomes through community & medically vetted resources from fertility to menopause. To all the women out there, Motherhood is hard enough as it is. Feeling isolated and unsupported are the things mothers should never have to deal with. Nothing matters to us more than our mission. We work hard every day towards this goal. We welcome you with open arms.

Junum

Founder: Molly Hegarty

Junum is a digital health company on a mission to put nutrition on the forefront of healthcare using technology. In the US, one in three patients admitted to the hospital is at risk of malnutrition but 9% are diagnosed. Our MalnutritionCDS™ software helps hospitals address this critical “blind spot,” deliver exceptional patient care and maximize revenue. Our clinician friendly software tools operate within existing workflows, giving doctors easy access to the nutrition insights they need to drive improved outcomes.

Meet our finalists

These finalists competed for a chance to win a $100,000 investment from Hearst as part of Pitch HearstLab:Texas — the first pitch competition for HearstLab.

Clutch

Founder: Madison Long

Clutch is a digital marketplace connecting college students (Gen-Z) to small businesses in need of digital marketing services. Gen-Z creators have a natural aptitude for social media and graphic design. Still, these companies don't have a central place to seek them out. We bridge that gap while empowering students financially.

CREx Software

Founder: Jennifer Tindle

CREx Software is a data broker and asset management software for the $23.8B commercial real estate (CRE) market. Today, 1 out of 25 CRE employees collects and analyzes data in Excel as a full-time job. Most CRE firms use several software applications with few and expensive APIs. Further, the CRE industry requires bespoke metrics for each property type. Most CRE firms had no alternative to hiring people and using Excel. Then, CREx came along. Jennifer Tindle, CPA and Vimal Vachhani founded CREx after experiencing the pains of CRE asset management. First, CREx automates data collection. Then, CREx standardizes deal and property metrics using a proprietary data model. CREx's advanced analytics alert property managers and owners to unseen risks and opportunities. This saves customers time and money while increasing opportunities for profit. Finally, how commercial real estate asset management software should work.

Ema

Founder: Amanda Ducach

Ema is an Ai-led, wellness ecosystem that creates positive health outcomes through community & medically vetted resources from fertility to menopause. To all the women out there, Motherhood is hard enough as it is. Feeling isolated and unsupported are the things mothers should never have to deal with. Nothing matters to us more than our mission. We work hard every day towards this goal. We welcome you with open arms.

Goji Shop

Founder: Nicole Rufuku

Goji Shop is a customer service obsessed ecommerce platform that gives shoppers personalized product recommendations.

Junum

Founder: Molly Hegarty

Junum is a digital health company on a mission to put nutrition on the forefront of healthcare using technology. In the US, one in three patients admitted to the hospital is at risk of malnutrition but 9% are diagnosed. Our MalnutritionCDS™ software helps hospitals address this critical “blind spot,” deliver exceptional patient care and maximize revenue. Our clinician friendly software tools operate within existing workflows, giving doctors easy access to the nutrition insights they need to drive improved outcomes.

Mod Tech Labs

Founder: Alexandria Porter

Mod Tech Labs helps companies scale 3D content creation effortlessly by digitizing the real world with photos and videos. The no-code processing platform cleans, refines and enhances 3D imagery of objects, places, and people from any camera. Custom 3D workflows for more playback outputs include web, film, augmented reality, virtual reality, and games. Use cases include 360 marketing assets, virtual goods, NFTs, 3D printing, and more. Users can be non-technical or expert level and achieve optimal results with either templates or custom tuning to make 3D content making 3D easy.
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