The Houston Technology Center (HTC) is the pre-eminent business and technology incubator and accelerator in Houston, specializing in the energy, information technology, life sciences, transportation & logistics, and commercial space industries. Since 1999 HTC, and industry sponsors and partners, have worked closely with startup companies and the entrepreneurial community providing in-depth strategic and tactical business guidance, fundraising guidance, and connections to opportunities, customers, and capital. HTC’s impact on the community speaks for itself, with over $3.5 Billion of capital raised and more than 6,000 jobs created by HTC clients and graduates.

As the epicenter of Houston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, HTC applies our proprietary Acceleration Program to help startups develop ideas and reach commercialization. In 2016 alone, HTC clients generated $635M in economic impact. HTC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with an expansive network, and over 400 mentors, advisors, and sponsors across four HTC locations who support our clients and the entrepreneurial community as a whole.

“If you’re going to launch a new technology this is the place to start. The advisors and mentors have a world of experience to draw on. The ability to place yourself in front of companies to partner with plus access to the Houston capital funding network is superb. If you start a company, start it at HTC.”
Paula deWitte // MudLabs Technologies


Capital Raised by HTC Startups and Graduates: $3.5 BILLION+
Jobs Created by HTC Startups and Graduates: 6,000+
Total HTC Graduates: 93
 (Graduates w/ sustainable revenues, a credible team and a validated product)


To enable and accelerate the growth of emerging technology companies for the purpose of creating jobs and promoting economic development in the greater Houston area.


HTC is the hub for Texas Gulf Coast region’s resources for building and supporting emerging technology companies.


  • Passion
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Mentoring
  • Entrepreneurship