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WeekWise: Nine through Twelve

As another #bayoustartupsummer winds down, we’ve been taking some time to reflect on all that has happened this summer. The last few weeks have been quite a whirlwind as founders prepared for Bayou Startup Showcase, and we are excited for the weeks and months to come!

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PeopleWise: Keith Kreuer

Keith Kreuer, Principal at RedHouse Associates and serial entrepreneur, has spent nearly three decades leading startups in the Houston area. After graduating from Iowa State, he moved to Texas and launched his career with Exxon.

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TeamWise: AtmoSpark

AtmoSpark is developing a portable atmospheric water generator for sailboat owners who need fresh water while making multi-day cruises. Their technology takes atmospheric water, captures it, and purifies it into clean drinking water.

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TeamWise: SpecMobile

SpecMobile started this summer as team TraceMatters, who planned to bring real-time, lab-grade chemical analysis to upstream oil and gas service providers. Prior to OwlSpark, they hypothesized that their technology could be used by reservoir engineers to quickly analyze samples and make decisions to optimize the production of reservoirs.

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WordWise: Overhead at OwlSpark

"Step 1: Collect giant pile of money. Step 2: hand out giant pile of money. Step 3: Collect giant pile of money and hope it's bigger."

"If you're looking for comfort, look at me."

"I don't want them to hate us because we are talking smack about them. I want them to hate us because we are stealing their customers."
"If you can't raise seed funding, it's you."

"One thing RED Labs and OwlSpark has taught me is to handle rejection really well."

"Salads are over-processed."

"When you ask for advice, you might get money. When you ask for money, you're always going to get advice."

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