Special Honoree Jim McIngvale, Owner of Gallery Furniture, will join more than 50 entrepreneurs who will be celebrated at this year’s event
(HOUSTON) May 3, 2010 – Houston Technology Center (HTC), a business accelerator and the largest business incubator in Texas, will be hosting its 7th annual gala on Thursday, May 13, at the Omni Houston Hotel.


The Red, White and Blue Gala, “A Celebration of Entrepreneurs” will honor Jim McIngvale “Mattress Mack,” owner of Gallery Furniture, whose dedication to his business and family has established him as a fixture within the Houston community.


In addition, this year’s celebration will spotlight more than 50 of Houston’s most inspiring entrepreneurs, and honor five of the top business leaders with Lifetime and Special Achievement Awards in their respective technology fields. Recipients include:


Franklin R. Chang Diaz, Ph.D. – Aerospace

Douglas J. Erwin – Information Technology

Mauro Ferrari, M.D. – Nanotechnology

Corbin J. Robertson, Jr. – Energy

James T. Willerson, M.D. – Life Sciences


“Entrepreneurs founded and have built Houston, and we are pleased to continue our annual tradition of celebrating outstanding entrepreneurs,” said Walter Ulrich, president and CEO of HTC. “These entrepreneurs continue to amaze us with dedication, innovation and emerging technologies, which have led to job creation and economic development in a year when our country has suffered dramatic economic loss.”


Platinum sponsors of this year’s gala include Andrews Kurth LLP, Barbara & Corbin J. Robertson, Jr., Gallery Furniture, Shell and Sterling Bank. 


Gold sponsors include Bank of Texas, Barbara & Paul Frison, Beth Robertson, Lillie Robertson & Carroll & Hugh Ray, BMC Software, Charles Flournoy, Holthouse Foundation for Kids, Palmetto Partners, Ltd., Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas PC, Phonoscope, Reasoning Mind and Vesalius Ventures, Inc.


Join in supporting HTC’s mission of accelerating emerging technology companies in Energy, Life Sciences, Information Technology, Nanotechnology and Aerospace. For more information or to purchase a seat or table at HTC’s Red, White and Blue Gala, “A Celebration of Entrepreneurs,” please visit or call 713-658-1750.

Author: LaVonne Carlson
Phone: +7 136 598 1750
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