Named by Forbes' as one of "Ten Technology Incubators Changing the World," the Houston Technology Center (HTC) is the largest technology business incubator and accelerator in Texas, advancing the commercialization of emerging technology companies in the greater Houston area. HTC provides education, insight, and access to capital that entrepreneurs need to move towards the path to commercialization and serves as the nexus of new ideas, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship.
We had the pleasure of meeting Deborah Mansfield, Director, Life Sciences Acceleration. Read the article “Why Houston!” on opportunities for startups in Houston. Here is an excerpt on life sciences:
“New Growth in Innovation…Houston’s life sciences community is benefiting from new faces that are driving innovation. Many of our academic, research and healthcare organizations have recently brought in new blood and vigor which is now driving a tsunami of fresh ideas and approaches. The Texas Medical Center is building new vision for its 54 members with a primary focus on innovation and attention to the millennial voice. Rice University’s Bioscience Research Collaborative effort is going “beyond the fences” to the other side of Main Street. The University of Houston is building infrastructure for another Houston based Health Science Center. Collaborations are going up and down the road from Houston to College Station. The new Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology for regenerative medicine has Texas Heart Institute and Texas A&M University working as a team. The list goes on. However not to leave out life sciences enterprises, new faces are also driving innovation with many of Htown local startups taking on the next level of leadership to ensure success in commercializing emerging technologies. No matter where you look, Houston’s life sciences face is changing with new leadership, new ideas and new opportunities”. --- Deborah Mansfield, Acceleration Director, Life Sciences