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News & PR: Press Release 09.10.00
Technology Entrepreneurs’ eXchange
Announces New Leadership
HOUSTON, Texas – The Technology Entrepreneurs' eXchange ("Texchange"),
a new Houston-based nonprofit technology organization, announced
on Thursday that it has elected officers and directors for its first
Texchange is a networking organization for emerging technology
entrepreneurs, professional and angel investors, experienced mentors
and related professionals in service firms, government, media, and
academia. The organization's purpose is to provide an environment
where common topics of interest can be discussed, supportive collaboration
among members, and a focus on technology entrepreneurship, fostered
by networking and mentoring.
Texchange's monthly dinner meetings provide seating at small tables
in order to create a personal environment where people can freely
exchange ideas and views in a relaxed atmosphere. Discussion topics
are carefully chosen in advance and concern issues that are current,
significant, and meaningful to technology entrepreneurs. Members
are encouraged to build mentoring and advisory relationships, so
that their experience and knowledge can help other members develop
new ideas, contacts, strategies, methods and business models.
In order to build the strongest possible organization, Texchange
limits its membership to selected professionals and entrepreneurs,
by invitation. Interested parties are encouraged to submit a membership
The initial chapter is in Houston, with future chapters planned
for Austin and Dallas. Jack W. Plunkett, CEO of Plunkett Research,
Ltd. has been elected President. Mike Goodwin, Director/Division
Controller-Finance of Continental Airlines has been named President-Elect.
Additional co-founders who are officers include Marco Rimassa
and Bryan Emerson of Starlight Capital; Bill Keough of IBM; Dallas
Parker of Thompson Knight Brown Parker & Leahy; Tom Rubenak of Meta
Group; Charles Nunu; and John Czapko.
Other co-founders who are directors or advisory directors include
Austin Goings of Vignette; Jeff Williams of myrepairshop.com; Bill
Rollwitz of WTR & Associates; Kyle Pope of FOB.com; and Fabricio
"Reese" Soares of Enron Investment Partners.