Accelerating Houston's Tech Ecosystem

Connect

You shouldn’t need powerful friends to make powerful connections. We help connect like-minded innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and ecosystem partners.

Attract

We’re actively engaged in attracting the talent and venture capital Houston needs to grow. Let us help you discover if Houston is the right place to accomplish your goals.

Promote

Houston’s tech strengths, successes, and momentum deserve more attention. You won’t believe what’s happening here. See why Houston is innovation’s next big thing.

Front Door

As the digital front door to Houston’s vibrant innovation ecosystem, we are aggregating and networking with all engaged startups, investors, and needed resources.

HOUSTON ECOSYSTEM BY THE NUMBERS
YEAR-TO-DATE AS OF JULY 31, 2020

Startups and SDOs in Houston

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Startup Development Organizations

# of SDOs in Houston

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Startups in SDOs

# of Startups in SDOs

Source: HX Survey

Venture Capital in Houston

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VC Invested (YTD July 31)
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Disclosed Deals
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12-Month VC Dollars Invested

Venture Capital Funding in Houston
(Trailing 12-Month Total)

Source:  PitchBook

INTERACTIVE MAP OF THE HOUSTON ECOSYSTEM

❝This is a can do city. We've always been a city where you dream big, you make big things happen. We didn't become the energy capital of the world without putting forth that effort. Our mantra is: go big or go home.❞
Sylvester Turner
Mayor of Houston

HOUSTON MATTERS

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GDP of Houston

If Houston were an independent nation, the region would have the 26th largest economy in the world, placing it behind Belgium ($494.7 billion) and ahead of Thailand ($455.4 billion).

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Top Medical Institutions

Houston is home to the largest medical complex in the world, the Texas Medical Center, which provides clinical health care, research and education at its 58 institutions.

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Biotech Specialists

The Houston region is home to more than 19,400 biotech specialists and 6,650 of the world’s top medical researchers. Nearly 4,200 clinical trials were active in the Houston region in 2017, roughly 13.4% of all trials in the country.

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Languages Spoken

More than 145 different languages are spoken in Houston. That’s the third largest number of languages spoken in a U.S. city behind New York (192) and LA (185). More than a third of Houstonians older than five speak a language other than English at home.

The HX Venture Fund is a fund of venture capital funds that creates an economic multiplier effect intended to benefit the Houston tech ecosystem.

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GETTING YOU FURTHER

Whether just getting started or looking to take your venture to the next level, tap into the HX network of resources and further your journey to solve the problems that will change the world.

Ecosystem

Find your way around Houston’s startup community with our interactive map!

HTX Talent

Secure your next job in innovation or find your next star employee on HX’s job site.

Events

Identify the next great opportunity by staying current with the latest events.

CONNECT & DISCOVER

HX Blog

Whether you’re looking for innovation trends, the latest news, or innovation basics, read the HX blog to stay up-to-date.

Innovation Stories

Listen to stories from other Houston innovators in HX’s ongoing series of interviews. Get inspired by what’s happening in Houston.

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