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We were on the world wide web 11 days after it became public in 1991. Our monthly high of
371,487 hits June 2019 exceeded our monthly high of 283,797 hits August 2018.
Our incubator client companies have won virtually every award for business growth in
Houston, some nationally and some even internationally.
We conclusively demonstrated that entrepreneurship
could be taught, that women were starting businesses at a faster rate
than men and that preparing a business plan was not a requirement to creating a successful
Our corporate clients have ranged from pre-startups to
the largest companies in the world,
universities to governments, economic development groups to charities.
We brought you Houston's first small business
became Texas' oldest, the first Womens Business
in the U.S., the first to connect face-to-face mentoring
via webcam and first Virtual Incubation
Program in the world!
We operate entirely without
grants, gifts, donations, contributions or public funding.
We're totally independent and proud of it.
We are business owners!
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Company 2009, 2010 & 2011 - Fast 100 Company
2015, 2016 & 2017
HBJ "Best Place To Work" 2012 & 2013 - Inc. 5000 each year
2010 to 2017 - FastTech 25 Company 2015
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