The Houston Technology Center (HTC) serves as the nexus of new ideas, technological innovation and entrepreneurship in the greater Houston area. 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.
Exploring new technologies, applications and ideas requires collaboration, partnership, risk taking and investment. Each day, the staff and partners of the Houston Technology Center work closely with entrepreneurs and start-up companies to provide them with in-depth strategic and tactical business guidance, fundraising advice and connections to opportunities, allies and capital. As a catalyst for change, economic growth and development, the focus of HTC is to assist in the acceleration and commercialization of emerging technology companies.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, HTC assists Houston-based entrepreneurs within several key sectors: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology, and NASA/aerospace.
Total HTC Graduates (1999 – 2011): 70
Number of Companies Assisted (1999- 2011): 250
Capital Raised by HTC Clients and Graduates (1999 – 2010) $1 Billion
Revenue generated by HTC Clients and Graduates (2010): $145.8 Million
Jobs created by HTC Clients and Graduates (2010): 2,960
In 2011 over 230 Professional Advisors and Mentors provided thousands of volunteer hours to foster the growth of our clients.
Collectively, the Houston Technology Center’s Clients and Graduates contributed $515.5 million to the Houston economy in 2010.