We grow companies, advance careers and move new
The Co-Op is a self-funded, not-for-profit, cooperative association of business
owners, former business owners, and future business owners - an educational, sales,
marketing, business development, mentoring, incubation and support organization for the
start-up, early stage and poised-for-growth entrepreneur and career
Bring us your bright ideas!
We design a custom tailored development methodology based on your
resources, attributes and aptitude for the entrepreneurial process.
We've worked with more than 45,325 companies to date and our associate companies have
won virtually every award for business growth in Houston, some nationally and some even
development for service companies, where The Co-Op provides the environment, resources, education and
accelerate business growth. The Co-Op is proud sponsor to Houston's first and
business incubator, founded the first Womens Business Center in
the nation, the First
Houston Small Business Seed Capital Fund and the first Virtual Incubation
Program in the world. All totally without gifts, grants, donations,
contributions or public funding.
The Co-Op has conducted a weekly business building development
breakfast, the oldest in the United States, to train early stage entrepreneurs in the
experiential skills necessary for rapid business advancement.
"We don't enable. We Empower!"®
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For starting, expanding, relocating
or acquiring a business in Houston
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C. Dean Kring