TechFW Accepts Six Companies to its Startup ThinkLab


FORT WORTH, TX  – Six companies have been accepted into the TechFW ThinkLab program, their first step in evaluating the marketability of the founder’s business idea.

The six:


Robert Elliot, Founder

RE, INC has developed the Say And See, a scrolling, modular LED sign that can be controlled by voice and text through smart phone or tablet. The company is expanding to include multi-colored outside signs using ultra bright LEDs.


Researchers at UNTHSC

Tasneem P. Sharma, PhD, Founder

Stacy Curry, Research Associate 

Sharma has developed a novel eye modeling system for modulating translaminar pressure in the study of human donor eyes. The model can regulate intra-ocular pressure and intra-cranial pressure in a donor eye cup, which allows for testing therapeutics in a pre-clinical model. (no website)


Galaxy Unmanned Systems LLC

Jason White, managing partner

Tony White, co-founder

Galaxy Unmanned Systems LLC creates lighter-than-air technologies ranging from tethered aerostats to free-flying autonomous airships. It is bringing unmanned aircraft systems with custom technology configurations to applications ranging from general entertainment venues to military missions.


Nano Liquid Solutions

Ali Farzbod, CEO
Nano Liquid Solutions was created to provide blood testing services via a stand-alone device that only needs a small amount of blood to measure basic metabolic panel and lipid panels, which are standard in annual physical exams and pre-surgery tests.



Ermmias Teclemariam, Founder

AESMS is developing a device that will monitor bowel and urine discharge for bed-ridden patients. The AESMS device disposes of waste and cleans the patient without human intervention, which eliminates discomfort for patients and healthcare workers. (no website)

LSE R&D Engineering, LLC

Allen Looney, Founder

LSE R&D Engineering, LLC is a development entity that assists inventors and designers with a new valve configuration and design for internal combustion engines, which improves efficiency and performance. (no website)

Hayden Blackburn, Executive Director at TechFW says, “These founders are investing into the foundations of their technology venture and validating the market need and we are thrilled to work with founders at this stage. The energy and passion they bring, not only to the solutions but the problems they are addressing, are powerful.”

The ThinkLab 12-to-16 week program helps founders and entrepreneurs determine whether there is sufficient value to pursue a product or service idea, identify potential markets, develop a path to market strategy, and learn how to communicate the value of the idea to early stakeholders and adopters.

TechFW is a non-profit organization that helps entrepreneurs launch and grow emerging technology companies that have a high potential for success. It mentors, coaches and relentlessly pushes them toward success. TechFW has offices at the James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Complex in Fort Worth and is supported by the UNT Health Science Center, the University of Texas at Arlington and the City of Fort Worth. For more information, contact Hayden Blackburn at (817) 984-9841 or

You have an idea. You've invested time, maybe even money. Let us help you determine its chance for success and potential pathway to market. Learn more about our ThinkLab and apply to be a part of our next cohort!