NASA/JSC: Introduction to Entrepreneurship



Learn what it takes to turn your ideas and expertise
into technology-driven companies.

Launching a new business takes more than just a great idea, it takes planning to create a roadmap to success. The expert presenters for this workshop will share their experiences with you, covering a broad range of topics of interest to new entrepreneurs.

Preparing a Business Plan
Selecting the Proper Business Structure & Form of Ownership
Financial Assumptions and Projections
Marketing Now: A Basic Building Block, Not a Luxury
Financing Alternatives/Capital Sources
Resources for Entrepreneurs & HTC Overview

●  Michael Coats, Director, NASA Johnson Space Center
●  Walter Ulrich, President & CEO, Houston Technology Center

Speakers & Presenters:
 ●  Amir Abileah, Vice President, EpiladyUSA, Inc.
●  Paul Frison, Executive Vice Chairman, Houston Technology Center
●  Steven González, Deputy, Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office, NASA/JSC                              & Loaned Executive, Houston Technology Center
●  Deborah Mansfield, Director of Life Sciences Acceleration, Houston Technology Center
                             & Associate Director, Gulf Coast RCIC
●  Gray Hancock, Head of Trade & Investment, UK Trade and Investment
●  Greg Phillips, Attorney at Law, Phillips & Reiter PLLC
●  Greg Price, CPA, Director Consulting Solutions & Information Technology, PKF of Texas
●  Bob Prochnow, CIO, Houston Technology Center & Director, Gulf Coast RCIC
●  Walter Ulrich, President & CEO, Houston Technology Center

Presenting Sponsor:


Silver Sponsor:
Vinson & Elkins LLP


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


Thu, Nov. 10, 2011
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. US/Central


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