A Launching Pad

Meet Class 12 of RED Labs Summer Accelerator Program

Entrepreneurs will work this summer on business plans for massive cookies, redefined golf fashion, smart automated plant care and grocery accessibility for shoppers with chronic health conditions through RED Labs, the startup accelerator housed in the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business.

The 12-week Summer Accelerator Program is designed to accelerate businesses and business ideas of UH students, faculty and recent alumni through entrepreneurship curriculum sessions, legal office hours to advise on issues including intellectual property and incorporation, and one-on-one mentorship and access to a pool of mentors. This summer's group marks the 12th class of the program, which is offered jointly with Rice University's business accelerator, OwlSpark. 

"RED Labs provides a great launching point for these businesses," RED Labs Managing Director Liana Gonzalez said. "They work week after week learning, iterating and refining. I never know what businesses will compose the cohort, only that they will be innovative and exciting."

The program culminates with Bayou Startup Showcase, a demo day where teams pitch their business plans to the Houston startup community, on Aug. 1.

To follow along with their progress this summer, click here.

Meet the Teams

Burp Groceries

An online grocery retailer for people with chronic health conditions.


A personal contact relationship management tool that alleviates the risk of data loss and helps to build more meaningful professional and personal relationships.

Root Planters

Develops smart indoor plant care devices designed to prevent plant death by providing automatic watering, tailored for busy individuals and gardeners looking to maintain plant health with minimal effort.


A platform that provides hardware and software tools to enable the development of brain-controlled Internet of Things applications.


A management tool that automates cleaning staff coordination, synced with property check-outs.

Mulligan Bandit

Redefining golf fashion by offering affordable yet high-quality clothing that seamlessly transitions from the fairway to the streets, reflecting personal style while ensuring durability and comfort.

Agave Catering

A catering company focused on providing high-quality, gourmet boxed lunches for professionals on the go.

Digitally Marie

A purposeful creative agency dedicated to reducing the opportunity gap for female entrepreneurs. Through a heart-driven approach, Digitally Marie elevates content production embodying the brand perception with unapologetic authenticity.

Pasha Blend Collection

Specializes in creating modern skincare products that embodies purity, authenticity and inclusivity.

Arresting Motion

A brand strategy design consultancy and marketing agency that transforms Houston’s top real estate firms into the brands they deserve.

That Dude's Bakehouse

Offers premium, half-pound cookies, combining choice ingredients and craftsmanship with the mission of being the best part of somebody's day.