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.
Bring us your bright ideas!
We design a custom tailored development methodology based on your
attributes and aptitude for the entrepreneurial process. We've worked with more than
45,000 companies to date and our associate companies have won virtually every award for
business growth in Houston, some nationally and some
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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October 31st, 2017
We grow companies, advance careers
and move new ideas forward!
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starting, expanding, relocating or
acquiring a business in Houston
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developers, and sponsors
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complete turnkey startup program
for your business in Houston.
C. Dean Kring