HTC Included in GHP's 2013 Economic Development Guide
HTC was named by Forbes as one of “Ten Technology Incubators Changing the World.”
The Houston Technology Center (HTC) is the largest technology business incubator and accelerator in Texas and serves as the nexus of new ideas, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship.
HTC works closely with entrepreneurs and startup companies providing them with in-depth strategic and tactical business guidance, fundraising advice, and connecting them to opportunities, allies, and capital. HTC’s focus is to assist in the acceleration and commercialization of emerging technology companies within several key sectors: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology, and NASA/aerospace.
HTC is generously supported by more than 300 of Houston’s leading corporations and academic institutions, as well as the Texas Medical Center, NASA- Johnson Space Center, and the City of Houston.Since 1999, HTC has coached more than 250 companies, and its client companies and graduates have raised close to $1.1 billion in capital and created more than 2,960 jobs.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Houston region has more than 140,000 individuals employed in high-tech occupations within the computer/mathematics and architecture/engineering fields.
Four companies on the 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list have their headquarters in the Houston region—BBS Technologies (ranked #336), ERF Wireless, Inc. (ranked #337), RigNet (ranked #366), and Additech, Inc. (ranked #371).
Houston is home to more than 400 software development companies, tapping into a large customer base in areas of energy, space science, biotechnology, and leading technology research and development operations.
According to Hoover’s, the Houston MSA contains more than 540 companies engaged in data processing, hosting, and related services. Another 275 companies provide additional information services.