Texas' Largest Tech Incubator And Accelerator To Showcase Newest Innovations By Emerging Technology Companies

Houston Technology Center invites you to join us for the largest presentation of Texas Gulf Coast technology startups!

Sep 17, 2013, 14:03 ET from Houston Technology Center

HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Innovation Conference & Showcase on October 9, 2013.

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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.

In addition to the exhibition of more than 40 innovative technology companies, there is an extraordinary luncheon panel on the future of technology and the role of Houston coinciding with an exciting keynote speaker:

  • The panel consists of the following influential Houston Entrepreneurs: Brad Burke, Rice Alliance, Managing Director; Jacqueline Northcut - BioHouston, President and CEO; Maryanne Maldonado - HTC, Vice President and Acceleration Director, Energy; Jeff Reichman - Startup America-Texas Region, Houston Chair
  • Johnson Space Center Director, Dr. Ellen Ochoa as the Keynote Speaker. Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1993. She will be interviewed by Dr. Bernard Harris, former astronaut, philanthropist, and venture capitalist
  • Announcement of the fourth 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.

"The opportunity to assist in the commercialization of some of the most promising cutting-edge technology companies is an honor," said Walter Ulrich, President and CEO of the Houston Technology Center.  "The innovations represented at this conference will have far reaching implications in our communities and further strengthen Houston's position as the global technology hub."


Wednesday, October 9, 10:30 am – 6:00 pm




Hyatt Regency Houston


1200 Louisiana Street


Houston, Texas 77002

Full day tickets are $195. Half day tickets are $125 and will be available through Monday, October 7. For additional information or general registration visit http://www.HoustonTech.org/ICS

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 www.HoustonTech.org or connect with HTC on Facebook or Twitter @HouTechCenter.

Media Contact:
Antoine Arbuckle
Director, Marketing & Communications
Houston Technology Center
(832) 476-9235

SOURCE Houston Technology Center