The largest technology business incubator and accelerator in Texas
Named by Forbes' as one of "Ten Technology Incubators Changing the World," and as one of "Twelve Business Incubators Changing the World," the Houston Technology Center is the largest technology business incubator and accelerator 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. Each day, the staff and partners of the Houston Technology Center work 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. As a catalyst for change, economic growth and development, HTC’s focus is to assist in the acceleration and commercialization of emerging technology companies. Each company is treated individually according to their position in the Acceleration Pathway and their unique needs. 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.
The Houston Technology Center is generously supported by more than 300 of Houston’s leading corporations and academic institutions, as well as the Greater Houston Partnership, Texas Medical Center, NASA-Johnson Space Center and the City of Houston. Since 1999, HTC has provided feedback to well over 1,000 companies and coached more than 250 companies.
HTC's Economic Impact
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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 $570 million to the Houston economy in 2010.
HTC serves as the Gulf Coast Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization (Gulf Coast RCIC) for the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, assisting small to mid-size technology firms expediting the commercialization of new life-changing inventions and improving research at Texas universities. To date, the Gulf Coast RCIC has awarded 41 Gulf Coast region companies over $50 million in funding from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund.
HTC's 50,000 square feet state-of-the-art Midtown facility is home to many technology entrepreneurs, sharing space in a vibrant community of young, exciting and innovative companies. Click here for a list of HTC tenants.
Our Mission: 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.
Our Vision: HTC is the hub for Texas Gulf Coast region's resources for building and supporting emerging technology companies.