Partnership launches event to increase diversity and inclusion in workforce

September 04, 2018

What can the most ethnically diverse city in the nation do to better reflect that diversity among its major companies and key industries? The Greater Houston Partnership will take on this question through a new event, Houston NEXT: An ERG Summit. The inaugural event scheduled for October 4 will bring together talent, community and business… Read more »

Mexico Expert Ortiz-Mena Weighs in on NAFTA Negotiations

August 16, 2018

Antonio Ortiz-Mena

As negotiations between Mexico, Canada and the U.S. continue around a revised version of NAFTA, considerable hurdles remain. On Monday August 20, the Partnership will host NAFTA and the Americas, an event to discuss the realities, expectations and likely changes in trade among the three countries. Register here. Antonio Ortiz-Mena, a senior vice president providing… Read more »

Former Sears site in Midtown to anchor Houston Innovation District

April 12, 2018

Houston Innovation Corridor

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Rice University today announced plans for a new Midtown innovation district that will transform a 9.4-acre site, anchored by the former Sears building, into a hub designed to bring together the area’s entrepreneurial, corporate and academic communities into collaborative spaces and programs. “The innovation district will leverage the region’s unique… Read more »

Carolyn Rodz is on a Mission of Empowerment

March 07, 2018

Carolyn Rodz knows a thing or two about entrepreneurship. After all, she’s launched three companies of her own and helped raise billions of dollars to help fund other innovators—particularly women. As the co-founder of business empowerment resource Alice, Rodz has made it her mission to level the playing field for female entrepreneurs, helping connect them… Read more »

Johnson & Johnson Open New Center for Device Innovation in Houston

November 20, 2017

Device innovation in Houston

Johnson & Johnson announced the grand opening of their new 25,500-square-foot Center for Device Innovation (CDI) at Houston’s Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world. The facility is equipped with 3-D printers, scanners, laser cutters and other cutting-edge technologies to help entrepreneurs develop breakthrough medical devices and innovative procedures. CDI, a collaboration… Read more »

10 Reasons Why Houston is Perfect for Recent Grads

August 07, 2017

We Heart Houston Sign

By Sarah Hunter Move over, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. CNBC recently voted Houston the best city for young professionals. As if that wasn’t motivation enough, any native Houstonian will also be quick to point out several other reasons why our city is the best place to live, work and build a business. So,… Read more »

Biotech CEOs Choose Houston

June 07, 2017

Medical Technology

Read the full Xconomy article on why these CEOs are choosing Houston here. Houston’s biotech and life sciences ecosystem is growing, and top level executives from more established biotech hubs on the east and west coasts are taking notice. Companies like Lexicon, Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Pulmotect and OrthoAccel all see the value in their Houston roots…. Read more »

Health Tech Startup BrainCheck on Why Houston for their Business

Startups / Entrepreneurs / Biotech / Life Sciences / Health Tech Startup BrainCheck, a Houston health tech startup, allows you to track your brain health through digitized and interactive neurocognitive tests. The company recently raised $1.5 million, bringing its total raised to $4 million. Yael Katz, BrainCheck’s CEO, shed some light on why she chose… Read more »

Houston: City of Medical Innovation

TMC Aerial

Published in the Fall 2016 edition of Opportunity Houston Magazine via Matt Smith HOUSTON HOSPITALS HELPING TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE The top minds from a diverse range of scientific specialties come together in Houston to collaborate on breakthroughs that are driving medical prevention, treatment, and healing. The medical innovation happening in… Read more »

For A German Medical Device Startup The Road To Being Acquired Went Through Houston

April 19, 2017

Read the entire article in Forbes by Peter Carbonara here. Entrepreneurs / Biotech / Life Sciences / #StartupLife Adhesys, a German-based medical device company, develops next-generation surgical adhesives based on polyurethane which allow quick and safe wound closure topically as well as inside the human body. A few years ago, the innovative young company decided… Read more »