SpaceUp Houston “E2E” Event Links Engineers and Entrepreneurs

Collaboration with Texas’ Largest Technology Incubator, Houston Technology Center: Commercializing Innovations

Houston, TX – October 4, 2011 – SpaceUp Houston and the Houston Technology Center will host an E2E (Engineer to Entrepreneur) workshop on October 8th at the Lunar & Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, TX from 6 pm to 9:30 pm.  Tickets are $5 and are available at http://e2econnect.eventbrite.com/. Each ticket provides access to the event, as well as appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks.

Members from the HTC community will discuss sharing potential technologies in the three dominant technology domains in the region: IT, life sciences, and energy.  Speakers include Steven González, NASA Executive on Loan at the HTC, Deborah Mansfield, Director of Life Sciences Acceleration at the HTC, and Robert Moctezuma, a serial entrepreneur, HTC board member, and angel investor. 

An unconference-style breakout session will allow attendee-driven discussion between the various participants, followed by an E2E networking session with one-to-one access to engineers and entrepreneurs in a causal setting. In addition to the speakers, entrepreneurs on hand will include Greg Wright, Director of IT Acceleration at the HTC, Keith Thayer, Energy Advisor at the HTC, and Tyra Rankin, Energy Advisor at the HTC.

This will be the fourth SpaceUp event in Houston and is being planned and promoted by members of the Houston Technology Center and SpaceUp Houston.

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SpaceUp, founded in 2010, has successfully been held in San Diego, Washington D.C., Houston, and Los Angeles.  SpaceUp Houston involves the Houston-Clear Lake community in sharing and discussing the possibilities for space exploration covering NASA programs, hobbyist projects, start-up companies, research, and the arts. SpaceUp events are designed as catalysts for future science, technology, engineering, and mathematics development.  The official SpaceUp Houston Twitter stream can be found at http://twitter.com/spaceuphou.  For more information visit the SpaceUp Houston website at http://spaceuphouston.org.  Questions can be directed via email to SpaceUp Houston at press@spaceuphouston.org.

Named by Forbes' as one of "Ten Technology Incubators Changing the World," the Houston Technology Center 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. Their mission is to enable and accelerate the growth of emerging technology companies for the purpose of creating jobs and promoting economic development in the greater Houston area. The Houston Technology Center’s website is located at http://www.HoustonTech.org and their twitter stream can be found at http://twitter.com/HouTechCenter. For more information, email Maggie Joplin at mjoplin@HoustonTech.org, or call (713) 658-1750.  

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