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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 and how it is designed to assist entrepreneurs in new business ventures.

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Houston Technology Center Orientation

  1. 1. Orientation
  2. 2. Houston Facts <ul><li># 1 Best City to Live - Kiplinger's </li></ul><ul><li># 2 Fortune 500 corporate headquarters ( 26) </li></ul><ul><li># 4 Top 10 Up-And-Coming Technology Cities </li></ul><ul><li>#13 Fortune 100 Fastest Growing companies </li></ul>10 Counties 600 Square Miles 2.2 million - City 5.6 million - Area
  3. 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. 4. HTC Background <ul><li>HTC is a Non-profit 501 (C) 3, opened in 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Operations supported by corporate donations, office rentals, and service fees </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance Houston’s position as an international business hub and center for entrepreneurship </li></ul>
  5. 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. 6. HTC SCORECARD <ul><li>Business Acceleration : </li></ul><ul><li>1500+ plans reviewed </li></ul><ul><li>200+ companies assisted </li></ul><ul><li>70+ current companies </li></ul><ul><li>47 graduate companies </li></ul><ul><li>$600+ million raised </li></ul><ul><li>3000+ new jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Business Community Support : </li></ul><ul><li>300+ companies/providers </li></ul><ul><li>100+ High Net Worth Investors (HAN) </li></ul><ul><li>40+ Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>8000+ in network events </li></ul><ul><li>$7+ million contribution/support </li></ul><ul><li>2000+ active volunteers </li></ul>Educational Seminars : 100+ educational seminars 10 High-Profile Technology Forums 3 Technology Venture Conferences 20 HTC University Events 52 Technology Champions Meetings
  7. 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. 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. 9. Pattern Recognition
  10. 10. Attempt to Pick a Winner
  11. 11. Gather Expertise
  12. 12. Make Something Special
  13. 13. TM TM Clearly Outsmarts Pimples CONFIDENTIAL
  14. 14. HTC Client Criteria <ul><li>Headquarters in the Gulf Coast area </li></ul><ul><li>Technology development in a HTC Sector </li></ul><ul><li>Attractive to Growth Capital Investors </li></ul><ul><li>Principals “coachable” & </li></ul><ul><li>Willing to assemble appropriate team </li></ul>
  15. 15. Application Process PRESENTATION GRADUATION ORIENTATION EVENTS & MEETINGS
  16. 16. Basic Contact Information HTC Assessment Information Management Service Providers Business Description Application Process
  17. 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. 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. 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. 20. <ul><li>Technology Champions </li></ul><ul><li>Service Provider Network </li></ul><ul><li>HTC Americas </li></ul><ul><li>T.E.C.H. / Software CEO Roundtable </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging Technology Council </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Emerging Technology Fund </li></ul><ul><li>OpenCoffee Club </li></ul>HTC Hosted Groups
  21. 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. 22. HTC Partner Resources Emerging Technology Council
  23. 23. Thanks for Your Time! Q & A www.houstontech.org Facebook / LinkedIn Groups Houston Technology Center
  24. 24. HTC Roadmap to Success
  25. 25. ENTREPRENEURS AREN’T JUST DIFFERENT
  26. 26. ENTREPRENEURS ARE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ANIMAL
  27. 27. Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs Keenly Observant Unusually Opportunistic Willfully Ignorant Fiercely Independent Stubbornly Tenacious Risk Tolerant
  28. 28. Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs Spouse & Family Support Personal Financial Plan Coaches and Mentors Business Team Low Social Overhead
  29. 29. THE ROAD TO SUCCESS IS DARK, LONELY AND WINDING
  30. 30. Your Ideas Aren’t Enough
  31. 31. STARTING OFF MAY SEEM DIFFICULT
  32. 32. Going Fast Won’t Help Without Good Directions
  33. 33. IT HELPS TO HAVE A GOOD MAP
  34. 34. HTC CAN GUIDE YOU ALONG THE WAY
  35. 35. HTC C5TALYST
  36. 42. 9 – Box Model V A L U E DIFFERENTIATION
  37. 43. The End of the Road (Hopefully)
  38. 44. Q & A

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