Houston Technology Center invites you to join us for the largest presentation of Texas Gulf Coast technology startups

(Houston, TX)- September 25, 2012-The Houston Technology Center (HTC), a business accelerator that assists Houston-based emerging technology companies, will host the largest presentation of Gulf Coast emerging technology companies from the energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology and NASA/aerospace sectors during its Innovation Conference & Showcase on October 3, 2012.

The conference is an opportunity to network with more than 400 prominent business, academic and community leaders and features presentations from early and mid-stage technology companies, highlighting research, innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization. Presenting companies include HTC clients, graduates, as well as other emerging technology companies from 12 participating academic and research institutions. 

In addition, IC&S will feature exciting industry experts for the Panel on Technology, Business Creation and the Implications for Houston:

  • Johnson Space Center Director, Michael L. Coats as the Keynote Speaker. Michael Coats, former astronaut, returned to NASA in November 2005 to serve as the 10th director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas
  • Leadership Panel- MODERATOR: Richard E. Williams - President, Shell WindEnergy;  PANELISTS: Dr. Wade Adams – Associate Dean of George R. Brown School of Engineering, Rice University; J. Downey Bridgwater – President- Houston Market, Comerica Bank; Robert L. Parker, Jr. - Executive Chairman, Parker Drilling Company
  • Announcement of the third annual Goradia Innovation Prize winners, a distribution of $150,000 in prize monies made by possible by donations from the VJ and Maria Goradia Charitable Fund and Opportunity Houston recognizing the best innovations from universities and research institutions; encouraging commercialization..

“This event highlights the cutting-edge technologies being commercialized in the Texas Gulf Coast,” said Walter Ulrich, President and CEO of the Houston Technology Center. “The innovations of these thriving young companies will have significant economic impact on our community and positions Houston as a global technology hub.”

WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Houston
             1200 Louisiana Street
             Houston, Texas 77002

Full day tickets are no longer available. Half day tickets are $125 and will be available through Monday, October 1. For additional information or general registration visit http://www.HoustonTech.org/ICS

About Houston Technology Center:  Named by Forbes' as one of “12 Business Incubators Changing the World” and  "Ten Technology Incubators Changing the World," the Houston Technology Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a business accelerator and the largest technology business incubator 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 and works closely with entrepreneurs and startup companies to provide in-depth strategic and tactical business guidance, fundraising advice, and connections to opportunities, allies, and capital. HTC’s focus is to assist Houston-based entrepreneurs in energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology, and NASA/aerospace. For more information visit www.HoustonTech.org or connect with HTC on Facebook or Twitter @HouTechCenter.

Author: Heather Dunn
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