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Entrepreneurship Resources in Houston

Houston and Texas provide a multitude of resources related to entrepreneurship, innovation and early stage financing.

Below you will find a non-exhaustive list of these resources, providing an overview of the websites and organizations acting as sources of information, potential networking opportunities and other relevant players in the start-up ecosystem as you embark on your path in entrepreneurship. Descriptions have mainly been paraphrased from the respective websites and most of the organizations listed below also provide mailing lists, allowing you to keep your finger on the pulse innovation in Houston. Please do not hesitate to contact one of us with suggestions or edits for this list.

Networks, Incubators / Accelerators and other Organizations in Houston
  • RED Labs
    • University of Houston's start-up accelerator and technology entrepreneurship program
    • Has historically been run in cooperation with OwlSpark
  • Station Houston
    • Start-up community, incubator and workspace providing mentorship, resources and educational programs for the (aspiring) entrepreneur and innovator. Many of the events are free to attend, only requiring registration. Mentors range from industry subject matter experts, through serial entrepreneurs to financiers and include in their ranks also Rice faculty.
  • Houston Technology Center (HTC)
    • "The Houston Technology Center (HTC) is the pre-eminent business and technology incubator and accelerator in Houston, specializing in the energy, information technology, life sciences, transportation & logistics, and commercial space industries."
  • TiE Houston
    • Local chapter of the global TiE Network, providing a network for mentorship, events and education between entrepreneurs.
    • "TiE is a non-profit, global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world. "
  • Houston Startups Facebook Group
    • Facebook group with over 5,500 members for the startup community in Houston
Medtech Resources in Houston Angel Organizations and VC's active in Houston
  • ​​​​​Houston Angel Network
  • Owl Investment Group
  • GOOSE Society of Texas
  • AngelMD