Gulf Coast Innovation Conference & Showcase

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Gulf Coast Innovation Conference & Showcase

Driving Innovation to Commercialization


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hilton Americas – Houston

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Registration

8:00 – 5:30 p.m. Conference and Showcase


Join us for the largest presentation of Gulf Coast emerging technology companies focusing on Life Science, Energy, Information Technology, Nanotechnology and Aerospace.  Spanning the Arc from Research to Innovation to Entrepreneurship and Commercialization


What to expect?

-        80 Business presentations including:

o   Houston Technology Center client companies

o   Houston Technology Center graduate companies

o   Gulf Coast companies featuring technology from 12 participating academic and research institutions

o   Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF) awardees from the Gulf Coast

-        Company Showcase

o   All participating companies are invited to exhibit in a tradeshow showcase

-        Distinguished Keynote Speaker, Robert Peebler, CEO of ION

-        2009 HTC client company graduation presented by HTC Chairman, Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr.

-      Governor Rick Perry to announce new ETF awardees

-        University Leaders: The President’s Panel

-        Entrepreneur Panel: Entrepreneurship, Driving Successful Commercialization

-        Networking cocktail reception


Who should attend?



Business Leaders

Service Providers

University Leaders: The President's Panel
Moderator: Dr. Mae Jemison, Former astronaut, Founder and President of BioSentient Corp. and Founder and Chairman of the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence
            Dr. Renu Khator, Chancellor, University of Houston System, President, University of
            David W. Leebron, President, Rice University
            Dr. John Mendelsohn, President, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Entrepreneurship Panel
      Catherine Mosbacher, President and CEO, Center for Houston's Future
      Kathy Hogenson, President and CEO, Zone Energy
      Eric Pulaski, Founder and CEO, SmartVault Corp.
      Richard M. Scruggs, CEO, Salient Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Platinum Sponsors:



Wed, Oct. 21, 2009
7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. US/Central


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Houston, Texas 77010