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Texchange is proud to partner with the following Statewide Sponsors who have generously donated financial and in-kind donations to support the organization. We appreciate their support and contributions in helping us bring together entrepreneurs and business leaders in our various chapters to grow and excel in these vital Texas markets.

PKF Texas
5847 San Felipe Suite 2400
Houston, TX 77057
Contact: Karen Love
[email protected]

PKF Texas provides Texchange with professional tax and accounting services. You can count on results when you work with Houston-based Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. Our friends call us PKF Texas. We're the hometown firm with a global mindset. PKF International, one of the world's largest professional service firm associations, connects us with offices located in over 470 major cities in 107 countries; so no matter where you do business, we're there to serve your needs.

PKF Texas is a firm of forward-thinking entrepreneurs, business advisors and certified public accountants with Big 4 backgrounds who creatively integrate traditional values, practical solutions and intelligent change by focusing on your unique needs.

We specialize in mid-sized growing companies as well as publicly traded companies and individuals who enjoy the benefits of working with a client-centric firm offering a full-range of business consulting, technology, assurance, entrepreneurial advisory and domestic and international tax solutions.

When you are ready to work with an accounting firm that focuses on you, contact Karen Love, Director of Business Development, at 713.860.1459. PKF Texas The fit thats right.

ESX, Inc.
710 North Post Oak, Suite 204
Houston, TX 77024

ESX Engineering, Inc. provides technology, hosts and maintains the Texchange website. ESXis a software, development and IT infrastructure company. The company was founded in 1995 by a core group of technology professionals who have worked together since 1984. Our core competency is our ability to deliver high quality technology services and software solutions. ESX is an end-to-end technology provider that can provide the following products and services:

When you need an end-to-end technology partner contact ESX at 713-821-3237 or visit us at

The Thompson Group
6850 Austin Center Boulevard, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78731
909 Texas Avenue, Suite 1206
Houston, TX 77002

The Thompson Group is Texchange's strategic advisor in Austin and Houston, helping us determine the best avenues for reaching our core constituency. Simply put, The Thompson Group acts as the "eyes, ears and voices" of clients in the greater Austin and Houston business community-for the sole purpose of making them more profitable and more widely known. The company gives clients the tools to build and manage business and community relationships. With strategic introductions, clients develop strong networks that enable them to market their businesses more effectively.

4601 Spicewood Springs Rd. Building II, Suite 100
Austin , TX 78759
[email protected]

vcfois the premier provider for strategic financial consulting and administrative infrastructure support services for early stage and emerging companies. Powered by the collective experience of a full-time staff of CFOs, Controllers, Staff Accountants, Office Managers, HR Professionals and 500 client companies, vcfo is uniquely qualified to help early stage and emerging enterprises manage their businesses for long-term success. vcfo focuses on the development and execution of financing strategies, establishing financial and administrative systems, and putting in place best practices to support continued growth and profitability.

Thompson & Knight, LLP
98 San Jacinto Blvd, Suite 1900
Austin, TX 78701

333 Clay, Suite 3300
Houston, TX 77002

1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite 3300
Dallas , TX 75201

801 Cherry Street, Unit #1, Suite 1600
Fort Worth, TX76102

Thompson & Knight, a leading international firm with more than 380 attorneys in Austin, Algiers, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, Monterrey, Paris,and Rio de Janeiro, provides legal counsel to Texchange, pro bono, on corporate governance, general corporate activities, and federal nonprofit tax matters. Many of the firm's IP attorneys have advanced hard science and engineering degrees, enhancing the development of successful business strategies to protect ownership rights and generate profit. Thompson & Knight represents emerging companies, Fortune 500 industrials, multinationals, venture capital funds, high technology incubators, and research institutions in such diverse technology areas as aerospace, computer, semiconductor, electronics, software, telecommunications, power generation, pollution control, and waste treatment.

Thompson & Knight lawyers are highly regarded by their colleagues and by corporate counsel, frequently ranking among the top firms in national and regional "best lawyer" listings. The 2003- 2004 edition of The Best Lawyers in America lists 52 Thompson & Knight attorneys, a higher percentage of its lawyers than any other Texas-based law firm and among the highest nationally. Additionally, the November 2003 issue of Texas Monthly awarded Super Lawyer status to 85 of the firm's attorneys. Many of the firm's attorneys are members of premier professional organizations, such as the highly prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, American College of Mortgage Attorneys, American College of Investment Counsel, American College of Tax Counsel, and American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Thompson & Knight is an innovative, full-service law firm anchored by traditional values and high ethical standards. Our goal is to deliver cost-effective legal and business solutions to our clients with the utmost degree of professionalism. Thompson & Knight attorneys have a time-honored commitment to anticipating their clients' needs and striving to exceed client expectations, a tradition originating in 1887. Our law firm has flourished for more than a century because we truly believe that we succeed to the extent we help our clients prosper. Availability, responsive counsel, proactive advice, timely performance, and eager acceptance of new challenges are traditional hallmarks of Thompson & Knight attorneys. For further information please contact [email protected] or visit our website at