Houston Technology Center welcomes The Planet as a new Gold sponsor

HOUSTON, December 12, 2007 – Houston Technology Center (HTC), Houston’s business accelerator and the largest technology business incubator in Texas is pleased to announce that The Planet is the new Gold Sponsor of its Web-based Business Startup School educational series.

HTC’s Web-Based Business Startup School is a series of educational seminars focused on topics relevant for startup companies that run web-based businesses. The second season of this highly successful series will host guest speakers discussing various topics including legal, technical, marketing and design issues, as well as relevant industry trends, all from a perspective of internet-based ventures.

With this sponsorship, The Planet pledged to donate $25,000 to HTC to sponsor the educational series for the entire year. The Planet has been a long-time supporter of Houston Technology Center and its Chairman and CEO, Douglas J. Erwin is a Member of its HTC Board.

The Planet’s donation to HTC comes as the company opens the doors to its new world headquarters in downtown Houston. The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 22,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 3.1 million Web sites worldwide.

“The Planet’s generous donation to HTC represents the business community’s continued interest in and commitment to emerging technology in Houston. Support from organizations such as The Planet allows HTC to carry out its mission to assist and build emerging technology companies in Houston,” said Walter Ulrich, President and CEO of Houston Technology Center.

About Houston Technology Center

Houston Technology Center (HTC), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, serves as the nexus of new ideas, technological innovation and entrepreneurship in the greater Houston area. HTC accelerates the commercialization of emerging technology companies within key sectors including: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology and NASA/aerospace by providing in-depth business guidance, access to capital and service providers, and entrepreneurial education. Serving as a hub for the local technology business community, HTC promotes Houston as a leading technology city. See www.houstontech.org for more information.
 
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