Navigation Links
Leading Technology Incubator Honors Extraordinary Entrepreneurs
Date:5/21/2012

HOUSTON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston Technology Center (HTC), Texas' largest technology incubator and accelerator, hosted its 9th annual gala, "A Celebration of Entrepreneurs." The event honored local entrepreneurs that have made a significant impact on the region's economy; and developed lifesaving and revolutionary technologies.

The Houston Technology Center named Beth Williams, CEO of TechTrans International, Inc., as this year's honoree. As the Founder and CEO of TechTrans International, Inc., Ms. Williams leads TechTrans International, a leading provider of international integration services to government and commercial clients with project experience in over 100 countries and 60 languages.

Additionally, HTC also recognized the following Lifetime Achievement Awardees:

AEROSPACE: Sandy Johnson – President & CEO, Barrios Technology
ENERGY: William Keith Maxwell, III – Founder & Chairman, Spark Energy
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Bob Peebler – Executive Chairman, ION Geophysical Corporation
LIFE SCIENCES: The Honorable S. Ward Casscells, MD - Tyson Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Public Health, UTHealth
NANOTECHNOLOGY: Chris Coker – President & Co-Founder, Oxane Materials

"Entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy and have built Houston to be a dynamic and diverse city well known for our energy, aerospace, life sciences and technology sectors. We are pleased to continue our annual tradition of celebrating these outstanding entrepreneurs," said Walter Ulrich, president and CEO of the Houston Technology Center.

This year's celebrated entrepreneurs included:
Juuhi Ahuja, Wise Men Consultants
John Allen, G & A Partners
Terri Ammerman, The Ammerman Experience
Lew Arend, McKinley Arend International
Cindy L. Boyd, CBM Enterprise Solutions, LLC
Gale E. Burkett, GB Tech Inc.
Laura Capper, CAP Resources
Russ Capper, The BusinessMakers Radio Show, The EnergyMakers Show
Mike Clark, RedHouse Associates LLC
Lee Cook, Phonoscope Services, Inc.
Doug Erwin, RedHouse Associates LLC
Kim Evans, Emerald Economy
Kemal Farid, Merrick Systems, Inc.
Samina Farid, Merrick Systems, Inc.
Paul Frison, Houston Technology Center
Harry Gee, Law Office of Harry Gee Jr. & Associates
Michael Holthouse, Holthouse Foundation For Kids
Rick Jones, Bluware, Inc.
Tom Kraft, Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
Keith Kreuer, RedHouse Associates LLC
Carlos Lara, Lara & Associates LLC
Jerry Lasco, Lasco Enterprises, LLC
David Lee, Covelo Group, LLC
Sherman Lewis III, The Lewis Group LLP
Martin Lindenberg, Newport Board Group LLC
Jack "Mack" McIngvale, Gallery Furniture
Chris Melson, Vendor Safe Technologies, Inc.
Phil Morabito, Pierpont Communications, Inc.
Edelmiro Muniz, MEI Technologies, Inc.
Dan Parsley, Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Consulting
Arun Pasrija, CHR Solutions, Inc.
Stewart Pisecco, Psychological Software Solutions
Eric J. Pulaski, SmartVault Corporation
Ashok Rao, Whodini, Inc.
Arthur T. Sands, MD, PhD, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Hugh Sazegar, PhD, Techcess Group
Richard Scruggs, Salient Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Jeffrey J. Sheldon, CitareTx Investment Partners
James Taylor, CHR Solutions, Inc.
Dr. Jaye Thompson, Opexa Therapeutics, Inc.

Platinum sponsor of this year's gala was Gallery Furniture.

Gold sponsors included Barbara & Paul Frison, BMC Software, Chevron, Comcast Business Class, Comerica Bank, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Holthouse Foundation for Kids, ION Geophysical Corporation, MEI Technologies, Inc., Don and Jean Nigbor, Oxane Materials, Palmetto Partners, Ltd., Phonoscope Services, Inc., PKF Texas, RedHouse Associates LLC, Shell, and TechTrans International, Inc.

Silver sponsors included Air Liquide, AT&T, Bank of Texas, Bluware, Inc., BoyarMiller, DFJ Mercury, Doyle Restrepo Harvin & Robbins LLP, Energy Ventures US, Inc., Ernst & Young LLP, Charles Flournoy, Frost Bank, G & A Partners, John and Marianne Gibson, Vijay and Marie Goradia, The Harris Foundation, NRG Energy, Inc., Oceaneering International, Inc., Pierpont Communications, Inc., Rice University, Spark Energy, UTMB Health, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Verizon, and Wilson. Media Sponsor: Houston Business Journal.

About Houston Technology Center
Named by Forbes as one of "Ten Technology Incubators Changing the World," the Houston Technology Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is Texas' largest technology incubator and accelerator, advancing the commercialization of emerging technology companies in the greater Houston area. As a catalyst for change, economic growth and development, HTC's focus is to assist entrepreneurs within several key sectors: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology, and NASA/aerospace. For more information visit http://www.HoustonTech.org or connect with HTC on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter @HouTechCenter.

Houston Technology Center Contact:
Maggie Joplin
Director, Marketing and Communications
Houston Technology Center
832-476-9235
mjoplin@HoustonTech.org
HoustonTech.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE Houston Technology Center
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Canopus Biopharma and Leading Chinese Researcher Team Up to Treat Avian Influenza, to Prevent Possible Pandemic
2. Leading Biopharmas Will Deliver Case Studies on Achieving Productivity Excellence through Engagement, Technology, Other Tools
3. Brain Cancer Patients at Two Leading Hospitals Treated Using Fast and Efficient RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems
4. Arius announces leading independent proxy firm, RiskMetrics ISS Canada, recommends shareholders vote for the arrangement involving its acquisition by Roche
5. Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes Leading LASIK Eye Surgery Expert, Inventor David Huang, M.D., Los Angeles, to Its Unique Lasik Directory Service
6. ThalesNano, Inc. Forms Collaborations with Leading US Universities based on the Award Winning H-Cube(R) and H-Cube Midi(TM)
7. CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank is Proud to Announce that Cord Blood Pioneer and Leading Transplanter Dr. Eliane Gluckman has Joined its Team
8. Dynamic Signs Asset Acquisition Deal With Cannex and Brings Onboard Leading Medical Cannabis Research Scientist Dr. Robert Melamede, Former Chairman of the Biology Department, University of Colorado
9. Leading Heart Specialist Joins Duska Therapeutics as Scientific Consultant
10. Patent Technologies Keep CGMT in a Leading Position in the Industry
11. MGuard(TM), InspireMDs Novel Coronary Stent System, was Celebrated by World Leading Interventional Cardiologists at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) in Washington DC, USA, October 12-17 2008
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/27/2016)... ... April 27, 2016 , ... Cambridge Semantics, the leading provider ... announced that it has been named to The Silicon Review’s “20 Fastest Growing Big ... markets, Cambridge Semantics serves the needs of end users facing some of the most ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... April 27, 2016 NanoStruck ... (OTCPink: NSKQB) ( Frankfurt : 8NSK) ... Pressemitteilung vom 13. August 2015 die Genehmigung von ... um zusätzliche 200.000.000 Einheiten auf 400.000.000 Einheiten zu ... bringen. Davon wurden 157.900.000 Einheiten mit dem ersten ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... ... April 27, 2016 , ... PathSensors, Inc., a leading environmental ... Lamka will assist PathSensors in expanding the use of the company’s CANARY® technology ... test platform for the detection of harmful pathogens, including a number of bacteria, ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... MedDay, a biotechnology company focused on the treatment ... Moukheibir as Chairman of its Board of Directors. ... , who contributed to the rapid development of the Company ... started her career in strategy consulting and investment banking in ... .  She held C-Suite level roles in some of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:3/11/2016)... PUNE, India , March 11, 2016 ... to a new market research report "Image Recognition Market ... by Application (Marketing and Advertising), by Deployment Type (On-Premises ... Global Forecast To 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global ... in 2015 to USD 29.98 Billion by 2020, at ...
(Date:3/9/2016)... YORK , March 9, 2016 This ... and future states of the RNA Sequencing (RNA Seq) ... segments such as instruments, tools and reagents, data analysis, ... Analyze various segments of the RNA-Sequencing market such as ... services Identify the main factors affecting each segment and ...
(Date:3/8/2016)... 2016   Valencell , the leading innovator ... has secured $11M in Series D financing. The ... venture fund being launched by UAE-based financial services ... investors TDF Ventures and WSJ Joshua Fund. Valencell ... triple-digit growth and accelerate its pioneering innovation in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):