Resources for Entrepreneurs


Learn about the resources available to start your own business or commercialize your technology.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

$10 Registration Fee
registration closes on Aug. 9


This two hour workshop will provide an overview of resources available to support entrepreneurs in the 30 county Southeast Texas region including Houston and the NASA Johnson Space Center, including an overview of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund and the Houston Technology Center. 

Invited speakers:
•    Walter Ulrich, CEO, and Paul Frison, Executive Vice Chairman, Houston Technology Center
•    Douglas Terrier, Deputy Manager, Strategic Opportunities and Partnership Development Office, NASA
•    Jonathan Taylor, Director of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, Office of the Governor, State of Texas
•    Doug Ridge, Director, Texas Workforce Commission
•    Founders and CEOs of area emerging technology startup companies:  Andy Anderson, Synthecon, Inc.; Mikell Becker, WiHart Systems, Inc.; Kemal Farid, Merrick Systems; David Hertzog, LaserGen, Inc.; Dave Lee, Nano3D Biosciences, Inc.; Bob MacDonald, TeleDrill, Inc.; Chris Melson, Vendor Safe Technologies;  Jeff Sheldon, Houston Medical Robotics, Inc.
•    Client Acceleration Directors of the Houston Technology Center: Maryanne Maldonado, Energy; Deborah Mansfield, Life Sciences; and Greg Wright, IT
•    Bob Prochnow, Director of the Gulf Coast Regional Center of Commercialization and Innovation, Texas Emerging Technology Fund



Named by Forbes' as one of "Ten Technology Incubators Changing the World," the Houston Technology Center (HTC) provides education, insight, and access to capital that entrepreneurs need to move on the path to commercialization. The Houston Technology Center is a business accelerator and the largest technology business incubator in Texas, advancing the commercialization of emerging technology companies in the greater Houston area. 

HTC serves as the Gulf Coast Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization (Gulf Coast RCIC) for the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, assisting early stage technology firms, expediting the commercialization of new life-changing inventions and improving research at Texas universities. To date, the Gulf Coast RCIC has awarded 40 Gulf Coast region companies over $48 million in funding from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund.
Organizer Houston Technology Center and Gulf Coast Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization


Wed, Aug. 10, 2011
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. US/Central


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SJC Gilruth Center
2101 E Nasa Pkwy
Houston, Texas 77058