HOUSTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Houston Technology Center (HTC), a business accelerator that assists Houston-based emerging technology companies, will host the largest presentation of Gulf Coast emerging technology companies from the energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology and NASA/aerospace sectors during its annual Innovation Conference & Showcase on October 8, 2014.
The conference is an opportunity to network with close to 400 prominent business, academic and community leaders and showcases early and mid-stage technology companies, highlighting research, innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization.
The exciting and informative schedule of events include:
- Panel discussion of – Technology Venture Investing and the Implications for Houston, moderated by: Bobby Tudor, Chairman and CEO, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co
- The panel consists of the following influential Houston Entrepreneurs: Andy Barron, Charles W. Duncan, Jr. – Welch Chair of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science; Barbara Burger – President, Chevron Technology Ventures; David Steakley – Chairman, Houston Angel Network; Tom Pickens – CEO and Chairman of the Board, Astrotech Corporation; Jeff Sheldon – General Partner/Managing Director, CitareTx Investment Partners I, LP/CitareTx Management, LLC
- Announcement of the fifth annual Goradia Innovation Prize winners, a distribution of $150,000 in prize monies made possible by donations from the VJ and Maria Goradia Charitable Fund and Opportunity Houston recognizing the best innovations from universities and research institutions.
- Exhibition of more than 50 innovative technology companies
WHEN: Wednesday, October 8, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
WHERE: JW Marriott Downtown Houston
806 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002
Full day tickets are $145. Half day exhibit only tickets are $95 and will be available through Tuesday, October 7. For additional information or general registration visit http://www.HoustonTech.org/ics2014
"If you have any doubt about Houston's role as the next "Global City," you must attend this year's event. Imagine in one place: Houston's most disruptive emerging technology companies, hot new technology from Johnson Space Center, and for the first time an international pavilion with companies interested in moving to Houston from as far away as Russia," said Walter Ulrich, President and CEO of the Houston Technology Center.
About Houston Technology Center: Named by Forbes' as one of "12 Business Incubators Changing the World" and "Ten Technology Incubators Changing the World," the Houston Technology Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a business accelerator and the largest technology business incubator in Texas, advancing the commercialization of emerging technology companies in the greater Houston area. HTC serves as the nexus of new ideas, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship and works closely with entrepreneurs and startup companies to provide in-depth strategic and tactical business guidance, fundraising advice, and connections to opportunities, allies, and capital. HTC's focus is to assist Houston-based entrepreneurs in energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology, and NASA/aerospace. For more information visit http://www.HoustonTech.org or connect with HTC on Facebook or Twitter @HouTechCenter.
Director, Marketing & Communications
Houston Technology Center
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