Tech Champs® Midtown
CONNECTION ♦SUPPORT ♦ COMMUNICATION ♦ RECOGNITION
Join us for our Midtown Tech Champs meeting! Open to the community, these meetings allow professionals to experience and be involved with the tech startup scene in Houston. Light refreshments will be provided.
What to expect:
- "TED Talk"-style presentation
- Presentations from HTC Client Startups
- Networking & refreshments
Jerry Lasco is the Founder, President and CEO of Lasco Enterprises, LLC, the parent company of The Tasting Room Wine Café, MAX’s Wine Dive, Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden and Añejo. Jerry began his entrepreneurial career in 2003 when he opened The Tasting Room at Uptown Park. After garnering a loyal following in the Galleria neighborhood, Jerry developed a second concept called MAX’s Wine Dive – a unique wine-focused concept combining chef-driven comfort food with wines from around the world. In 2013, Nation’s Restaurant News recognized MAX’s Wine Dive as one of the 50 “Breakout Brands” as well as one of the 5 “Hot Concepts” in the United States. There are locations in Austin, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Denver.
While each of the successful concepts have garnered numerous local and national awards and accolades over the years, Lasco Enterprises as a whole has been recognized as one of Houston’s top businesses. The Houston Business Journal recognized Lasco Enterprises as the 13th fastest growing private company in Houston in 2009 and awarded the company the prestigious “Enterprise Champion” award in both 2009 and 2012, given to the five companies that made the largest impact on the community. Lasco Enterprises also made the “Fast 100” list in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and has been recognized numerous times as “One of the Best Places to Work” in Texas. In 2014, Jerry was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for the Gulf Coast States.
Jerry received his bachelor’s degree from the United States Air Force Academy and spent 13 years in the Air Force and later flew for Continental Airlines. Him and his wife, Laura settled in Houston in 2001 and are proud to be raising two Texans, Max and Jack, along with their three dogs.
Houston Technology Center
410 Pierce Street
Houston, Texas 77002