Houston Technology Center Orientation

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Houston Technology Center is the largest business accelerator and technology incubator in Texas. This presentation is designed for those new to HTC to become acclimated to the services that it offers …

Houston Technology Center is the largest business accelerator and technology incubator in Texas. This presentation is designed for those new to HTC to become acclimated to the services that it offers and how it is designed to assist entrepreneurs in new business ventures.

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  • Introductions - Name - What you do - Why are you taking HTC Orientation What is business accelerator? -Form of Economic Development Center -Accelerate small technology company through commercialization process - HTC is largest biz accelerator in Texas (top 10 in nation) Why we do this and how we do it is the base of this orientation.

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  • 1. Orientation
  • 2. Houston Facts
    • # 1 Best City to Live - Kiplinger's
    • # 2 Fortune 500 corporate headquarters ( 26)
    • # 4 Top 10 Up-And-Coming Technology Cities
    • #13 Fortune 100 Fastest Growing companies
    10 Counties 600 Square Miles 2.2 million - City 5.6 million - Area
  • 3. HTC enables and accelerates the growth of emerging technology companies for the purpose of creating jobs and promoting economic development in the Greater Houston Area HTC Mission
  • 4. HTC Background
    • HTC is a Non-profit 501 (C) 3, opened in 1999
    • Operations supported by corporate donations, office rentals, and service fees
    • Enhance Houston’s position as an international business hub and center for entrepreneurship
  • 5. HTC Office Suites Furnished office – 24/7 access Receptionist to Greet Visitors High Speed Fiber Internet Meeting & Conference Rooms Local & Long Distance VOIP Kitchens with Coffee Service Commercial Printer/Copier/Fax Tenant and Client Events
  • 6. HTC SCORECARD
    • Business Acceleration :
    • 1500+ plans reviewed
    • 200+ companies assisted
    • 70+ current companies
    • 47 graduate companies
    • $600+ million raised
    • 3000+ new jobs
    • Business Community Support :
    • 300+ companies/providers
    • 100+ High Net Worth Investors (HAN)
    • 40+ Mentors
    • 8000+ in network events
    • $7+ million contribution/support
    • 2000+ active volunteers
    Educational Seminars : 100+ educational seminars 10 High-Profile Technology Forums 3 Technology Venture Conferences 20 HTC University Events 52 Technology Champions Meetings
  • 7. Selected HTC Clients Energy Life Science Information Tech Engica BioPertaClean S2S Systems Green Torch LLC MOGS Pipemap Bioco Universal technologies Ocean Energy Generation Fuel&Lube WearSox Petro Gas Lift Technology Neohydro Well Dog Sunrise Ridge Innovative Pressure Testing TexynHydrocarbons Adaptive-AC, Inc Nopal Resources Ptable Water Systems Alfa Teck USA Med. Sys EMG Bellicum Pharmacuticals CardioSoft Endothelix Laser Tissue Welding Molecular LogiX Inc Nanospectra Biosciences Novomedics LLC OrthoAccel Technologies PLxPharma Inc Power Lung Pulmotect LLC Regenetech Inc DNAtriX Cormedics ResuRX PharmaceuticALS TheraTech Pathways Thrombovision Visualase Inc BirdNest Services CareFlash, LLC Circle 7 Software, Inc. Compiled Logic Corp. CustomerVelocity InnerLoc MicroNews Networks Playnormous ProfitMetrics Velostor Technologies LLC Reasoning Mind Inc. Riversand Technologies Inc. Dovarri Inc. iRazoo GlobalPitch APTConnect Kirtsy (Formerly Sk*rt) Proverb Parking Solutions Nutshell Mail StrongRoom YouData Konstruction Zone OpMom
  • 8. Business Guidance & Strategic Mentoring Bootstrapping Angels Venture Capital Banks, SBIR, SBA Emerging Technology Fund Direct Introductions & Entrepreneurial Training Qualified Service Providers & ‘C’ – Level Management Coaching Capital Customers Connections Community
  • 9. Pattern Recognition
  • 10. Attempt to Pick a Winner
  • 11. Gather Expertise
  • 12. Make Something Special
  • 13. TM TM Clearly Outsmarts Pimples CONFIDENTIAL
  • 14. HTC Client Criteria
    • Headquarters in the Gulf Coast area
    • Technology development in a HTC Sector
    • Attractive to Growth Capital Investors
    • Principals “coachable” &
    • Willing to assemble appropriate team
  • 15. Application Process PRESENTATION GRADUATION ORIENTATION EVENTS & MEETINGS
  • 16. Basic Contact Information HTC Assessment Information Management Service Providers Business Description Application Process
  • 17. Development Managers Energy Maryanne Barker Life Science Deborah Mansfield Information Technology Marc Nathan Aerospace Tom Kraft Nanotechnology Bill Crow PRESENTATION GRADUATION ORIENTATION EVENTS & MEETINGS
  • 18. Screening Committees Venture Capital “Pitch” to a group of hand-picked, experienced leaders with strong credentials and desire to help PRESENTATION GRADUATION ORIENTATION EVENTS & MEETINGS
  • 19. Events & Meetings Technology Champions Every Six Weeks – 1 st Friday HTC University Quarterly One-Day Workshops Educational Seminar Series Every Six Weeks – 1 st Friday Web-Based Startup School Monthly – 3 rd Wednesday OpenCoffee Club Monthly – 3 rd Thursday Houston Startup Happy Hour Monthly – 1 st Thursday PRESENTATION GRADUATION ORIENTATION EVENTS & MEETINGS
  • 20.
    • Technology Champions
    • Service Provider Network
    • HTC Americas
    • T.E.C.H. / Software CEO Roundtable
    • Emerging Technology Council
    • Texas Emerging Technology Fund
    • OpenCoffee Club
    HTC Hosted Groups
  • 21. Graduation Criteria Active HTC client for two years $1M annual revenue 6 months sustainable working capital - or - Significant Liquidity Event (IPO, merger, acquisition) PRESENTATION GRADUATION ORIENTATION EVENTS & MEETINGS
  • 22. HTC Partner Resources Emerging Technology Council
  • 23. Thanks for Your Time! Q & A www.houstontech.org Facebook / LinkedIn Groups Houston Technology Center
  • 24. HTC Roadmap to Success
  • 25. ENTREPRENEURS AREN’T JUST DIFFERENT
  • 26. ENTREPRENEURS ARE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ANIMAL
  • 27. Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs Keenly Observant Unusually Opportunistic Willfully Ignorant Fiercely Independent Stubbornly Tenacious Risk Tolerant
  • 28. Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs Spouse & Family Support Personal Financial Plan Coaches and Mentors Business Team Low Social Overhead
  • 29. THE ROAD TO SUCCESS IS DARK, LONELY AND WINDING
  • 30. Your Ideas Aren’t Enough
  • 31. STARTING OFF MAY SEEM DIFFICULT
  • 32. Going Fast Won’t Help Without Good Directions
  • 33. IT HELPS TO HAVE A GOOD MAP
  • 34. HTC CAN GUIDE YOU ALONG THE WAY
  • 35. HTC C5TALYST
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  • 42. 9 – Box Model V A L U E DIFFERENTIATION
  • 43. The End of the Road (Hopefully)
  • 44. Q & A