A few of the entrepreneurs at work building the local economy at the Innovation Underground:

Florita Bell Griffin’s Little Flower™

Florita Bell Griffin’s Little Flower ™ is an International Cultural Art Project focused on curbing the corrosive tide of childhood bullying, and celebrating the diversity and imagination of children from around the world. The Project, slated to launch in early 2015, will be comprised of a number of creative ventures that employ art, music, spoken narrative, video games, and written word.


Grand Stafford Theater

Grand Stafford Theater is a community economic development project focused on providing a quality live music venue for the Brazos Valley region. Located in a 110-year-old building, the Grand Stafford is attracting nationally and internationally recognized acts to the community and contributing to the growth of culture, commerce and community in Historic Downtown Bryan.

The Gratitude Initiative

The Gratitude Initiative (GI) is an educational 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to provide college scholarships and educational support to the children and families of military service members, veterans, disabled veterans, and those killed in defense of our country. Over a decade of conflict and involvement in two wars has placed a stress on military and veteran households that is unparalleled in our nation’s history. GI and its supporters strive to ease some of the burden on these patriot families by helping their children achieve life-changing opportunities through education.


GuideBuddy is an online marketplace connecting travelers with local guides. GuideBuddy’s vision is to solve the most common problem for travelers, i.e. lack of local information. Through GuideBuddy, enthusiastic locals sign up to become Buddies for their city and can create unique tours and services. Travelers can then use GuideBuddy’s location based search to meet their ideal Buddy and plan a unique local travel experience that no mass market tour operator can provide.

Health Technology Solutions

Health Technologies Solutions develops wireless, wearable monitoring systems that provide “real-time” data for “ongoing assessment” in determining each equipped individuals specific risk for potential traumatic injury as well as any present (or potential long-term future) cognitive effects.

This technology will make it possible to monitor and record a wide range of data points in real life conditions for the use of doctors and their patients as well as parents, rehabilitation professionals, sports physicians, trainers, players and coaches. enhances home ownership by providing a quality source of service providers.  Unlike other online databases will connect you with the most trusted service providers, our American Heroes- military veterans who have honorably served, off duty firefighters, police officers and EMTs. The  heroes listed through the platform are provided with excellent referrals and business support and are certified through background checks, licensing requirements, rating systems and past referrals.

Kinzbach & Associates, LLC

Kinzbach & Associates, the brainchild of father-daughter team, Brad and Sarah, is a business consulting firm based in Texas.  From business plans and raising capital to extensive inventory logistics and generational business planning, their firm has nearly 200 years worth of combined experience in their respective fields. Kinzbach & Associates is committed to provide the highest level of consulting regardless of company size, location, or profit-margin.

Mathew Walpert – Artist/Illustrator

Mathew Walpert graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in English. Mathew has always wanted to created something fantastic that can capture people’s attention and he believes his work reflects this.  His ultimate goal is to create worlds that people enjoy being submerged in.  Walpert has done illustrations in fantasy story books and is currently working on a graphic novel.

Set aside from working with oil and acrylic mediums, Mathew also does digital painting with programs like Photoshop and Corel Draw.  Walpert also works at Blinn College helping teachers learn how to use online software to create accessible classroom environments on the internet as part of the instructional design team.  The goal is to aid teachers in using new software technologies and solutions to make a better learning environment for college students.

Contact Mathew Walpert via email at

Minio Labs

Minio Labs believes that the ability to extend mobile hardware should be as simple as downloading a new app. The Minio SDK incorporates custom hardware blocks into mobile apps, allowing users to control, measure and play the way they have always dreamed.

Next Medical Records

NEXT Medical Records, LLC is the answer to what is “next” for Healthcare Providers that want to outsource ROI fulfillment to a third-party medical records company. Focusing on the secure release and delivery of patient PHI.,  Next Medical Records use the most advanced platform and the most innovative delivery model to bring unprecedented quality control and auditing capabilities.


NoFolder is the first fully private cloud-based online storage center.  With NoFolder, files can be saved from any device in real time and are synchronized and available to all devices attached to your personal Nofolder account. Nofolder works on Windows, Mac and Linux Desktops as well as Android, iPad, iPhone and Windows mobile devices.

SideShow Creative

SideShow provides creative insight and expertise to any business marketing and promotion. They focus on providing full services marketing and creative from a strategic perspective in order to help business owners grow their vision.


ResponderX was founded by a Bryan, Texas veteran firefighter after a tragic accident in February, 2013. ResponderX is pioneering new safety technologies such as the TaskForceTracker system to relay accurate real-time information to emergency decision-makers in seconds.


Texas Space Technology Applications and Research brings the Space industry to Texas, specifically Bryan/College Station by enhancing the commercial space enterprise, providing educational tools and collaborating on research opportunities in the space industry. Through these three tenets TSTAR is the commercial leader in Space Exploration for Texas, and returning those benefits to earth.


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