UTSA Students Receive Texas Business Hall of Fame Awards | UTSA today | UTSA
“The entrepreneurship ecosystem at UTSA is such that students with great ideas and a great work ethic are able to take advantage of many opportunities and resources to help them succeed,” said Randolph Quinn, Executive Director of Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UTSA. “Starting a business is no small feat.”
Quinn added: “It requires commitment, enterprise and above all resilience, qualities that Connor and Tony exemplify. Being recognized by the Texas Business Hall of Fame is a great honor for them and for UTSA, and I’m excited to follow their future careers as they continue to solve problems with innovative solutions.
The TBHOF recognizes the achievements of outstanding Texas business leaders by celebrating their stories and contributions. Additionally, the organization recognizes student and veteran entrepreneurs through members of the San Antonio business community enshrined as TBHOF legends such as Graham Weston, Carlos Alvarez and Harvey Najimamong others.
Gallagher-Moore and Treser are recent graduates of Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design and winners of the 2021 Big Rowdy Idea competition.
Treser earned a master’s degree in biomedical technology commercialization in May. He is the founder and CEO of the company T4 Movement, which won first place in the recent Big Rowdy 2021 ideas competition. The team’s ‘biolab in a box’ captures data from two-dimensional cameras to create biomechanical analysis very accurate, helping to identify the root cause of a patient’s back pain.
Treser’s own experiences were the source of the invention. After years of chronic back pain from a sports injury, he quit his job as a technical account manager to pursue a master’s degree at UTSA with the goal of developing an effective, affordable, and commercially viable solution for back pain relief. back. While at UTSA, he saw an opportunity to advance the invention through the Big Rowdy Idea competition.
This month, T4 Movement will participate in CableLab’s 10G Challenge for a chance to win up to $100,000 in seed money and the chance to leverage the emerging 10G network to support their biomechanical assessment solution.
Additionally, T4 Movement was recently accepted into the prestigious US National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps (NSF I-CorpsMT) The Teams program, which provides immersive real-world education that enables scientists and engineers to assess the commercial opportunity of a technology and raise critical public and private funds to support their innovations. The team will participate in the program this fall.
Gallagher-Moore earned her master’s degree in mechanical engineering in May. His team won third place in the Big Rowdy Idea 2021 competition for their HelioSucrose product.
The team’s concept is to build modular solar-powered charging stations for large enterprises to support electric vehicle fleets, without relying on the power grid or taking up extra space. Gallagher-Moore is also a co-founder of hatchTank Innovations, a green energy start-up he started while studying at UTSA.
Gallagher-Moore, Treser and other Texas Business Hall of Fame Award winners will be recognized at the organization’s annual induction dinner in the fall.
SIE is an interdisciplinary effort linking innovation to commercialization. Strengthened by its position as a partner of Blackstone Launchpad, the program provides space – both physical and mental – to foster innovation and entrepreneurship among all San Antonio students, faculty and community through education. , real-world experiences, resources and support to create new technology-based businesses, serving as a catalyst for progress in the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.
As part of the UTSA Career-Engaged Learning academic support division, the experiential learning opportunities provided to students through the SIE program help advance the university‘s classroom initiative toward careers. These programs provide students with a better understanding of the marketable skills needed in the workplace and are especially important in linking academic success to life after graduation for historically underserved populations.