TechFW IMPACT Awards Luncheon is October 17


Four technology entrepreneurs to be recognized

The ninth annual TechFW IMPACT Awards Luncheon, which recognizes and celebrates the global impact of emerging technologies, will be Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Texas Christian University. Comerica Bank is the Presenting Sponsor.

The 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. Four emerging technology companies will be recognized based on the TechFW Board’s belief that they have the potential to impact our world. The four:

Aeroblaze Laboratory –Aeroblaze Laboratory is an FAA-registered independent facility specializing in flammability testing for aircraft interiors. Its 4,000-square-foot testing facility is located in north Fort Worth. Andrew Feghali is Founder and Lab Manager.

Eosera – Eosera exists to “heal humans – not just physically, but emotionally and mentally, too.” The company is committed to developing products that address underserved medical needs. Its first product is EarWax MD, which has launched already on Amazon and in CVS stores nationwide. Founders are Elyse Stoltz-Dickerson, CEO, and Joe Griffin, Chief Scientific Officer.

Exact Diagnostics – The company is committed to patients receiving accurate answers and diagnoses. They do this by providing exact quality control materials and custom products for laboratories conducting infectious disease, oncology and genetic testing. Founder Richie Petronis heads the company’s commercial operations.

Go Vivid – Its product is DirectMe, a portable, adaptable and interactive electronic system designed to provide responsive route guidance and obstacle avoidance for sight-impaired individuals. Founder and CEO is Jennifer Hendrix.

The IMPACT Awards Luncheon keynote speaker is Chris Moran, who for the past 15 months has been Vice President, Corporate Development Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Executive Director & General Manager of Lockheed Martin Ventures. The Venture investment team seeks “small, private technology companies aligned with the business initiatives and strategies of Lockheed Martin.” Moran received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“TechFW is thrilled to give recognition to our clients that already are achieving measurable success,” said TechFW Executive Director Darlene Boudreaux. “These entrepreneurs being recognized are committed to new or advanced technology to better our world. The opportunity to shine this spotlight on them is gratifying.”

Luncheon registration at Brown Lupton University Union at TCU begins at 11 a.m. and the ceremony begins at 11:30. Returning to emcee is Jim Lacamp, Senior VP of Investments at UBS. Lacamp is co-host of a Dallas-Fort Worth financial radio show, frequent television investment expert and a member of Cowtown Angels.

TechFW’s partners include the University of North Texas Health Science Center, the City of Fort Worth and the University of Texas at Arlington. In addition to Comerica Bank, other sponsors of the Luncheon are the Fort Worth Business Press, Lockheed Martin, Sabre, Whitley Penn, RHSB, the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, Silicon Valley Bank and Southwest Bank.

Luncheon tables and tickets are available at Discounts apply until Sept. 5, 2017. Additional sponsorships are available by contacting Darlene Boudreaux at or Hayden Blackburn at

TechFW is a nonprofit technology incubator with offices at the James E. Guinn Complex in Fort Worth, at the UNT Health Science Center’s Center for BioHealth and at the University of Texas at Arlington. For more information, call Darlene Boudreaux, Executive Director, at (817) 984-9840, e-mail her at or go to

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