808 E. College Parkway, Suite 102
Name: Richard Langson
Position: Co-founder and chief executive officer
The business: It makes generators that capture waste industrial heat and turn it into heat that produces electricity.
How he got the idea: Langson noticed a spike in energy prices about seven years ago and got interested in generators that don't need fuel. He started working on the project in a garage beside Carson Hot Springs, which he owns, and developed a model.
His background: He also has raced cars and built engines which helped him with mechanical aspects of the generator.
How business is going: The company just installed its first commercial waste heat generator last week at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tex.
The output of the generators: They give about an extra 10 percent of power and it costs are recouped in about two to three years, Langson said.