Texchange Staying the Course in Business

Texchange Houston presents:

Staying the Course in Business

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006


5:30 PM (cocktail hour/cash bar) 6:30 - 8:30 PM (dinner/forum)


Houstonian Hotel, 111 N. Post Oak Ln - Map


Entrepreneur Members $35, Other Members $47.50, Non-members $60
Late Registration (after March 10th) - Add $5
Walkup attendees (first come, first served) - $65


Pat O`Donnell of Bridgeway Software
Steve Cook of Welcom
Larry Ciscon of Trelligence
Keith Frazier of Birdnest Services

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A panel of four company founders and chief officers will discuss how they started and kept their companies on course, sharing best practices, success stories and a few lessons learned along the way.

Texchange Event Format:

Meetings start with refreshments and informal conversation followed by a sit-down dinner where attendees can become acquainted with others at their table. After the speaker's presentation, each table discusses a pre-set technology or entrepreneurial topic among themselves. Everyone is encouraged to share their viewpoints and, especially, share knowledge gained through their own unique experiences. Afterwards, there is a moderated "open table" discussion.

About the Speakers:

Pat O'Donnell, President & Founder, Bridgeway Software- has been involved in software development and management for 25 years, the last 16 years primarily directed at corporate legal departments. O'Donnell is a frequent speaker on technology's role in the corporate legal department and he holds a Master of Science degree from Rice University.

Steve Cook, President & Co-Founder, Welcom- Prior to forming Welcom, Cook also worked for Cheltonian, Inc. He has over 20 years experience in computerized project management gained from Shell Expro and Babcock & Wilcox in the UK. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Birmingham in England.

Larry Ciscon, CEO & Founder, Trelligence- has over 15 years experience developing and deploying innovative technologies for enterprises that improve their profits and process. Larry has received several awards, including the NASA Innovation Award and the Rice University Young Engineer Award for 2000. He holds bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering from Rice University and has been awarded several patents.

Keith Frazier, President & Founder Birdnest Services- has experience in product development and sales from a career in internet based services, electronic manufacturing, and project management in both the domestic and international markets. Before founding BirdNest Services, Mr. Frazier co-founded BirdNest Software to provide web based environmental compliance services. He started his career in oil & gas services in both the domestic and foreign markets, and he reinforced his skills in planning and project management during assignments in southeast Asia and the Middle East for Reading & Bates Drilling Co. Mr. Frazier earned his MBA at the University of Texas in Austin.

This event is sponsored by:

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Organizer Paul Schatz


Tue, Mar. 14, 2006
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. US/Central


Houstonian Hotel
111 N. Post Oak Ln.
Houston, Texas

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