HTC Opens Energy Corridor Campus

HTC West Ribbon Cutting
Lori Vetters, Mike Mueller and Walter Ulrich cut the ribbon at the launch of HTC West campus.

Houston Technology Center, the largest technology business incubator and accelerator in Texas, is excited to announce the launch of HTC West. Joining its headquarters in Midtown, and satellite offices at Johnson Space Center to the south of the city and at HARC in The Woodlands to the north, the west location complements HTC’s suite of services and brings those resources to the Energy Corridor District.  The west campus will be located at the newly developed Republic Square complex – a 35-acre campus formerly occupied by ExxonMobil that is being transformed into a new business, leisure, intellectual and creative hub.

Focusing on energy technology innovation and entrepreneurship, HTC West will host its first open house event on January 18, bringing together clients and professional advisors, plus individuals and small businesses looking to pitch their ideas. HTC West will serve as the nexus for new ideas, technological innovation and entrepreneurship in the West Houston area. Working closely with entrepreneurs and startup companies HTC provides in-depth strategic and tactical business guidance, fundraising advice, and connects them to opportunities, customers and capital. In addition to weekly office hours and meetings by appointment, a variety of regularly scheduled programming and special events will be hosted at Republic Square.

“We’re thrilled to bring Houston’s startup ecosystem west to Republic Square,” said Mike Mueller, Director of HTC West and a former, 29-year employee at the BP US headquarters, which is located immediately east of the wooded campus with a central lake. “With thousands of white collar workers laid off in this current oil and gas cycle – many living in close proximity to this site – we see tremendous potential with entrepreneurs in waiting.”

“Houston Technology Center is delighted to bring to Republic Square all the resources and the full suite of services available through HTC.” adds Walter Ulrich, President and CEO, “We have worked with entrepreneurs in energy, medicine and IT that have enjoyed over $2.8 billion in funding and financial transactions, and this special location on Houston’s energy corridor is ideal for creating new companies, driving job growth and changing the world for the better.”