Houston Technology Center Names New Managing Director of the Houston Technology Center - JSC Campus


Houston Technology Center Names New Managing Director of the Houston Technology Center – JSC Campus
Tim Budzik to play key role in HTC’s initiative at Johnson Space Center

HOUSTON, Texas (June 14, 2012) – Houston Technology Center (HTC), Texas’ largest business incubator and accelerator announced today the addition of Tim Budzik as the organization’s new Managing Director of the Houston Technology Center – JSC Campus.
As Managing Director of the extended campus, Tim is responsible for leadership of HTC’s presence at the Johnson Space Center, including client incubation and acceleration; client recruitment and screening processes. He will provide mentoring to local incubation and client companies, helping to accelerate their progress towards key commercialization goals and financial success. Prior to joining HTC, he was an executive consultant providing business leadership in energy, defense, IT, cyber and aerospace industries. Tim Budzik was also the Director of Business Development for EADS-NA, Sr. BD Manager at United Space Alliance, Director of Capture and Proposal Consulting with Shipley Associates, Director of Strategic Investments with Dynegy and over 10 years of Sr. Engineering positions at JSC as a contractor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and an Executive Education certificate from Rice University. 

We are pleased to have Tim on board.  His extensive aerospace and technology experience will be a tremendous benefit to the Houston Technology Center as he leads our initiatives for the extended campus”, said Walter Ulrich, President & CEO, Houston Technology Center. 

The Houston Technology Center is providing local assistance at the Johnson Space Center campus to early stage companies and burgeoning entrepreneurs, with the support of strategic partners, expert advisors and the extensive HTC community helping them take their innovative ideas and develop strategies for translating them into successful businesses.

About Houston Technology Center
Named by Forbes' as one of "Ten Technology Incubators Changing the World," The Houston Technology Center is the largest technology business incubator and accelerator in Texas, advancing the commercialization of emerging technology companies in the greater Houston area. HTC serves as the nexus of new ideas, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship. As a catalyst for change, economic growth and development the staff and partners of the Houston Technology Center work closely with entrepreneurs and startup companies providing them with in-depth strategic and tactical business guidance; connecting them to opportunities, allies, and capital. HTC has established a fully staffed satellite facility at the Johnson Space Center to harness the technical know-how and provide business advice, incubation and acceleration services. The goal of the extended campus is to leverage the incredible technologies, capabilities and expertise found in the NASA/JSC community with the commercial industry; and in the process create high technology jobs and a contribute to the economic activity in the area.  HTC’s focused sectors: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology, and NASA/aerospace.. For more information visit www.HoustonTech.org or connect with HTC on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter @HouTechCenter.

Author: Maggie Joplin
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