Houston is full of pioneering companies across all industries, and 26 have been selected for the Houston Business Journal’s inaugural Innovation Awards. See the list of honorees at the end of the story.

To be considered, Houston-area companies must have been in business for a minimum of two years — as of the close of its most recent completed fiscal year — and cannot be a franchise. Both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations were considered, and the awards aim to showcase innovation across all facets of business, not just technology.

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