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MarMo Innovations

MarMo Innovations was created to support local startup and youth educational programs with the overarching goal of enriching the lives of our entire community. Our primary focus is guiding members of the community seeking ways to develop their own financial independence.

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We believe that the success of local business comes from the heart of a healthy community. It is our mission to support the creation and incubation of these local businesses through mentorship, educational programming, and networking opportunities. 

 

We begin by partnering with local entities and individuals with a shared vision.

 

Working with Blackstone Launchpad, The Cannon, and local medical, real estate, IT, and other entrepreneurs and professionals, we now host monthly entrepreneur meetups. Local students and entrepreneurs are invited to meet with the MarMo Innovations Advisory Board at MarMo Plaza for networking and building strong connections within the small business community. 

Advisory Board Members will gather at regular monthly entrepreneur meetups, which will be available

to stream through CannonConnect and MarMo’s web portals. 

The advisory board includes professionals from many sectors including cryptocurrency, software development, investing, real estate, biotech, life sciences, private practice medicine, surgery, and more. 

 

Beyond our support of local businesses, MarMo Innovations works to create educational programs designed for under-resourced members of our community.  These programs are designed to support education in fields that generate careers with salaries well above the poverty line. 

MarMo Innovations works to make sure these programs create income so that they are self-sustaining and available to our community long term.

 

  To date we have identified two opportunities that meet these criteria:

a pod cast studio and a community coding program. 

 

Contact us today to learn more about how you can participate in the growth and development of our community.

MarMo Innovations
Advisory Board

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Dr. Rad

Radheshyam is not a businessman; unlike Jay-Z, he is not even a business man!  He is hardly ever even a busy man; instead he has relied on the vibration to do all the heavy lifting.  Radheshyam has harnessed the power of meditation to design a life of magic, intention, and purpose.

 

Radheshyam Miryala, MD, (simply known as "Dr. Rad") is an emergency room physician and the owner of Deer Park Physician Group, a physician staffing company in Houston, TX. He is the medical director of Community First Emergency Room and founder of iHeart Nature, a popular national natural skin care brand. Dr. Rad is an active investor in multiple real estate and other business ventures. He credits the Heartfulness meditation journey for enabling a grounded and balanced lifestyle of pursuing success in the material plane while also striving for a deep spiritual life enriched by mystical experiences.  

 

Dr. Rad devotes his volunteer time to the Heartfulness Institute as a meditation trainer by hosting weekly group meditation sessions in his home and various other locations throughout the Houston area. He is an avid speaker and has given talks to churches, corporations, and community organizations on meditation, holistic health, happiness, and many other wellness topics. He has been passionately involved as a volunteer with the Heartfulness Institute for over 20 years where he has been involved in various projects including writing articles, hosting meditation conferences, developing curriculum, and more.

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Dr. Mike

Mike Kinsky's research program at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) and Shiners Hospital for Children in Galveston is focused on ways to improve cardiopulmonary function so that more efficient strategies can be instituted. He holds the Vice Chair for Clinical Research and Clinical Director of the Resuscitation Research Laboratory at UTMB, and Institutional Review Board for over eight years and Institute for Translational Sciences Scientific Review Committee (ITS-SRC) for ten years. Mike's specific expertise and publications are in resuscitation science, pathophysiology of burn injury, pharmacologic agents and echocardiography and a high interest in technology; associated with 5 patents (4 as co-inventor) that focus on novel sensors, closed loop control theranostics and other resuscitation devices. Mike is currently the director of the ITS-Clinical Research Center CRC at UTMB with a high-degree of familiarity with translational sciences, specifically in the CRC and burn unit. 

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Larry

Larry Denner, PhD in Neuroscience is a Professor at UTMB, research scientist in stem cell biology, mentor, start-up cofounder of three biotechnology companies, and entrepreneur. In the larger perspective, this integrates people in educational institutions with the community, business, and investment communities including The Cannon at MarMo, Vision Galveston, the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, and many other non-profit and for-profit entities. With retirement from UTMB imminent, he will be expanding community volunteer efforts to help build the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem focusing here on Galveston Island, the Galveston-Houston corridor and beyond. Precious time is also spent with his family, friends, gardening, and enjoying the Island lifestyle.

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Dr. Mike Kueht

Michael Kueht is a surgeon in Galveston, TX specializing in hepatobiliary surgery and liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation. A clinician and educator, he is constantly seeking out innovative ways to more effectively implement and teach the art and science of medicine and surgery. In addition to hanging out with his beautiful family, he likes tacos and taking Bennet, his golden retriever, to the beach. Co-Founder of R&R Medical.

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Shawn

Shawn Gault has been analyzing, investing, and managing equity investments for over 20 years and currently is Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Kempner Capital Management located in Galveston, Texas.

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Roger

Roger was born in Mexico City, Mexico. Immigrated to the USA in 1993. Attending University of Houston for music performance and an additional 11 years of experience in medical education production, quickly discovered a passion for live streaming. Founder of R&R Studio, Houston’s first online music venue and Co-Founder of R&R Medical.

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Jimmy

Jimmy McClure has over 24 years of finance, investment, and strategy development experience. Prior to joining the R&R Medical team, he spent 20 years in real estate and business development.  Jimmy spent his early professional years as an IT consultant and is currently a central figure in the development of the online video platform. He holds a BSc in Biology from Texas A&M and has a passion for improving healthcare development through advanced educational technology.

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Join Us

Jordan  was born and raised in central Iowa.  While working toward his BSc Marine Biology and BSc Marine Fisheries at Texas A&M University at Galveston, Jordan developed a passion for sustainable aquaculture that was further strengthened through his research, his work with the Galveston Bay Foundation and the TAMUG Sea Life Facility, and his involvement at professional and scientific conferences. Now a rising figure in the industry, Jordan has built a wide network of aquaculture professionals from many different sectors, and has spent time gaining practical skills at the nation’s largest hybrid striped bass farm and the world’s largest recirculating salmon farm. Jordan founded G-Town Oyster Co. in 2021 as the first step toward fulfilling the goal of owning a farm where he can produce healthy, sustainable proteins for the growing population.Jordan plans to return to Galveston to make G-Town Oyster Co. a reality, and in the meantime use his knowledge and network to help expose youth to the potential opportunities
available in aquaculture and the marine sciences, some of which can be found right in their own backyard. 

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Selah

Selah Tacconi is a proven fund development professional and has raised over 22
million dollars for non-profits in the Galveston/Houston area during her career.
As Selah moves forward, she is focused on continuing to find ways to help
Galveston grow and enhance the island lifestyle for our resilient residents.
Concentrating on ways to deepen the connections between business owners,
the nonprofit sector, City leadership, and the families that live here.

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McClure Innovation Fund

The MarMo Plaza houses McClure Innovation Fund which is designed to invest in local businesses and specializes in Biotech, AI, and Blockchain Technologies. New businesses may have an opportunity for sponsorship through the McClure Innovation Fund. Apply now and find out if your start up qualifies for potential capital, advisory support, and even possible office space!

Sponsorships are limited so don't wait, contact us today!