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News & PR: Press Release 07.15.00
Technology Entrepreneurs’ eXchange
Aims to Connect Houston
HOUSTON, Texas – The city of Houston is now open for business
– or at least that is the hope of the newly formed Technology Entrepreneurs’
eXchange (‘Texchange’ for short) in regards to Houston high tech
business. Texchange is mirrored after the highly successful Silicon
Valley organization Round Zero, and like that organization, features
a member-oriented network of top and mid-level technology executives.
The group’s goal is to promote communication among managers with
experience and expertise in technology areas in order to foster
“Houston is the 4th largest city in the nation and has a great
technology environment,” claimed Jack Plunkett, one of the network’s
founding directors. “Yet the high tech entrepreneurial community
here receives fewer venture capital dollars than either Austin or
Texchange believes that the problem lies in the entrepreneurial
community’s awareness of itself. Thus, the organization was formed
to connect Houston’s high tech community with the support and finance
networks that help shape entrepreneurial visions.
Texchange officially kicks off on June 21, with a dinner focusing
on the state of venture capital in Texas. Scott Crist, former CEO
of Telscape International (NASDAQ: TSCP), will be opening the discussion,
but the members are encouraged to come up with their own observations
and answers. Future plans include a monthly dinner series and forums
for connecting specific experts and mentors with high tech entrepreneurs.
The next Texchange dinner event will be on July 12, 2000 at The
Houstonian. More information can be obtained at the organization’s
website address, http://www.texchange.org, or by writing the company
directly at [email protected].