Houston Technology Center (HTC) Presents Graduating Class of 2007 at Houston Technology Showcase
Seven Houston-based technology startup companies join 40 2001-2006 HTC graduates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HOUSTON – October 11, 2007 – Houston Technology Center announced seven early stage technology companies that graduated from its acceleration program in 2007. AGENTS.NET, CHR Solutions, EnviroFuels LLC, Opexa Therapeutics, Inc., Trans Ionics Corporation and Zilkha Biomass Energy have all completed the milestones required to successfully complete the program and achieve the graduate status.
AGENTS.NET web site allows interested buyers and sellers to rapidly screen a wide range of real estate professionals based on their qualifications and company profile, leveraging its interactive yellow pages platform.
CHR Solutions helps companies grow revenue, control costs, manage risk, and align technology by offering business, technology and engineering consulting services; IT infrastructure and IT managed services; and business application services for Fortune 2000 companies.
EnviroFuels LLC manufactures and markets patented fuel and lubricant technology to large engine operators worldwide in various industries including Construction, Dredging, Drilling, Marine, Mining, Oil & Gas, Power, and Railroad. EnviroFuels offers the first ever EPA-verified, patented technology to drastically reduce fuel and lubricant costs and emissions with minimal capital costs.
Ingenious, Inc. provides software solutions for real time process simulation and production planning & scheduling for the process industries. Ingenious’s products are used for operator training and to efficiently plan and schedule process plant operations.
Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. is a commercialization driven biotechnology company that develops autologous cellular therapies for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, congestive heart failure, and diabetes. Opexa Therapeutics’ autologous cellular therapy applications are based on its proprietary stem and T-cell vaccination technologies.
Trans Ionics Corporation develops, manufactures and markets advanced, energy-efficient separation-based technologies for the petroleum, petrochemical, chemical, environmental and electric power industries to provide significant energy savings and substantial reductions in capital and operating costs.
Zilkha Biomass Energy is a distributed generation, biomass-fueled, renewable energy provider. Zilkha Biomass Energy owns a patented combined heat and power unit utilizing a unique technology, which eliminates the need for a steam boiler, steam turbine, or gasification equipment.
“Early stage companies generate the lion’s share of new jobs in the US. HTC works hand in hand with Houston’s technology start up companies to help them develop and mature, growing our economy, creating thousands of jobs and attracting high-value businesses to Houston. We are proud of our graduate companies and wish them continued growth and prosperity” said Walter Ulrich, President and CEO of Houston Technology Center.
About Houston Technology Center: Houston Technology Center (HTC) is Greater Houston’s business accelerator and the largest technology business incubator in Texas. A 501(C)(3) corporation and the center of entrepreneurship in Houston, HTC accelerates the commercialization of emerging technology companies within several key sectors: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology and NASA / aerospace technologies. For more information visit www.houstontech.org.