The first class of nine companies has graduated from Rice University’s new accelerator, OwlSpark.

Launched in May, the first batch of startups to leave OwlSpark include a medical data processing firm, an online gift registration company, and a company which can deduce blood alcohol levels from sweat.

In total, the graduates have received $1.1m in investment during their incubation, alongside mentorship and introduction to the wider business community. The Rice-affiliated startups will now seek to capitalise on this with a…

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