ATI member company Environmental Quality Operations (EQO) took home a $100,000 Diamond prize in the inaugural cohort of the MassChallenge Texas competition.
At the August 15 MassChallenge Texas Awards Ceremony, eight startups were awarded a total of $510,000 in equity-free cash prizes.
EQO uses molecular biology to protect lakes from invasive species. Its flagship product is a zebra mussel monitoring and detection service. Zebra mussels are an invasive species with numerous harmful and costly effects, from competing with native fish to clogging pipes in water systems.
EQO joined the Austin Technology Incubator in 2017. Prior to joining, EQO participated in ATI’s SEAL summer accelerator.
MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. MassChallenge Texas launched in April 2018 with a cohort of 84 companies.
For more information
- MassChallenge Texas Awards $500K in Equity-Free Cash Prizes to Top 8 Startups in Inaugural Cohort, MassChallenge
- $510,000 awarded to 10 startups at inaugural MassChallenge Texas finale, Austin Business Journal
- Environmental Quality Operations (EQO)