Tech ChampsĀ® with Rod Canion

Open to the community these meetings allow professionals to be involved with and influence the evolution of emerging technology. Learn about Houston Technology Center's Incubation and Acceleration Clients focused in the energy, life sciences, information technology, NASA/aerospace sectors. 


This month's Keynote Speaker is Rod Canion, Co-Founder and First CEO of Compaq Computer Corp. Mr. Canion is speaking about the Keys to Entrepreneurial Success 












What to Expect:

  • Breakfast & Networking
  • Presentation from HTC Energy Acceleration Client Company, M-TriGen
  • Hear the latest news from Startup Grind Houston, Houston Hackathon, and Xconomy
  • Keynote Speaker: Rod Canion, Co-Founder, Compaq Computer Corp., Keys to Entrepreneurial Success

About Rod Canion:

Rod Canion was the Co-founder of Compaq Computer Corporation in 1982 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from inception through a decade of unprecedented growth and challenges. During his tenure as CEO, Compaq set records for the largest first year sales in the history of American business and reached the Fortune 500 and the $1 billion revenue mark faster than any other company in history. By 1991, Compaq employed more than 10,000 people and operated in 65 countries worldwide. M. Canion left Compaq in late 1991.

Since leaving Compaq, Mr. Canion has been involved in a long list of startups and early stage companies as an angel investor, advisor, and director. He helped found the Houston Technology Center in 1999 and the Goose Society of Texas in 2005, two organizations focused on encouraging entrepreneurs and helping early stage companies succeed. He is currently a director of Invesco, Ltd., ChaCha Search, Inc., and Houston Methodist Research Institute.

2015 Tech Champs Memberships now available online!



Fri, Apr. 3, 2015
7:15 a.m. - 9 a.m. US/Central


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Houston Technology Center
410 Pierce Street
Houston, Texas 77002
United States