Innovation Conference and Showcase 2014


The Houston Technology Center is proud to host the annual Innovation Conference and Showcase on October 8th!

The Innovation Conference and Showcase (IC&S) is Houston’s premier conference and exhibition for early stage technologies. IC&S 2014 will inspire new ideas, discuss strategies for commercialization, and ultimately showcase the processes for success. From a panel on venture capital funding in Houston, to networking opportunities and exhibition of 50 emerging technology companies, IC&S will accelerate your technology to success!

IC&S brings together  business leaders, investors, and startups. Whether you are looking for customers, new business partners, or the latest disruptive technologies in Houston, you will find them all at IC&S 2014.


Schedule of Events:

  • 11:30 AM Lunch and Panel:
    • Five Houston leaders will share what they see as the critical trends driving venture investment, lessons for entrepreneurs, and its impact on Houston. This discussion will provide solutions to emerging technology companies so they can best grow, raise money and thrive!

Moderated by:


Bobby Tudor

Chairman and CEO, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co

Panelists include:

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Charles W. Duncan, Jr. – Welch Chair of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science

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President, Chevron Technology Ventures  

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CEO and Chairman of the Board, Astrotech Corporation


Jeff Sheldon

General Partner/Managing Director, CitareTx Investment Partners I, LP/CitareTx Management, LLC


David Steakley

Chairman, Houston Angel Network

  • 2:05 PM Goradia Innovation Prize
    • Announcement of the finalists and winners of up to $150,000 in prizes. The Goradia Innovation Prize recognizes the best innovations from the Houston Gulf Coast Region and encourages bringing those innovations to the marketplace.
    • 2:30 PM SHOWCASE AND Exhibition:  
      • The largest showcase of gulf coast emerging technology companies. These companies are developing disruptive technologies and bringing the next wave of innovations to their industries, utilizing the intellectual capital and history of success in Houston!

On October 8th…Be…Inspired. Commercialized. Successful.

Register today: