HTC In the Community


May was the month of collaborations over at the Houston Technology Center! Our mission is to grow the Houston economy and tech community, and we are doing that through our partnerships with other organizations with the same mission.

Water & Energy Workshop with the Baker Institute | May 14th| Baker Institute

  •  Faculty and scholars at the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies, Rice University, Texas A&M University and the Houston Technology Center addressed the means and methods for tackling the pressing issue of sustainability in the water-energy nexus. This workshop considered the challenges that growing populations and improved living standards present globally and in Texas, as well as the state search for solutions.

Houston Hackathon | May 16th- 17th | Houston Technology Center

  • This was the third annual City of Houston Hackathon. Over the course of 24 hours, over 200+ people worked on projects that make Houston a better place. Coders, designers, storytellers, data nerds, marketers, writers, artists, kids, and beginners all came together to produce over 25 projects. View the projects here:
  • HTC not only hosted the weekend event at the facility, but we had volunteers at HTC all weekend helping make sure the teams had what the needed.

Xconomy 2035 | May 21st | TMCx

  • This unique, day-long conference brought together visionary thinkers, investors, large companies, and disruptive startups in high-growth, transformative industries. Houston 2035,  looked ahead 20 years and beyond to explore the future of the city’s high-tech economy—and how today's stakeholders can innovate to not only preserve, but enhance, Houston’s role as a hub for global innovation.
  • HTC joined with the Xconomy team by providing speakers, connections, and promotion to our community. Also, Walter Ulrich, CEO, Houston Technology Center, spoke about technology innovation at the event.

Demo Day | May 27th (postponed to June 24th) | START Houston

  • Due to weather issues, this event was postponed to next month. Demo Day provides a platform for local Houston startups to present their company to the community while receiving feedback from a panel of judges.
  • HTC is co-hosting with START Houston by providing two client companies, DimDrop and UNews Digital, and a panel judge, HTC’s IT Director Rachel Aspan.