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Houston TeXchange 2012 Events Recap

Throughout 2012 Houston TeXchange hosted CEO networking events and dinner seminars focused on three primary topics in the following sequential order:

*Register for events by emailing us at ephor[at]ephorgroup.com

Houston Technology Networking for C-level Executives events calendar:

    • Meet & Greet Cocktail Networking Kickoff for 2012 with a benefit for Justice for Children: January 26th from 5 till 8pm. Join community leaders and Houston executives as we kickoff the new year with a splash of fun and networking. Download the recap here for Houston Technology Entrepreneur's.

    • Economic Trends & The Playbook for Success in 2012 and Beyond: February 23rd. Focus: Attributes of a successful business model in a slow growth economy. The state of union for Houston technology businesses as well as the macro and micro influencers and how to succeed in the new economy.
    • Trimester #1: Revenue & Opportunity Management.
      Focus to include: Effective revenue models, sales strategies, marketing tactics, branding and social media strategies for today's world.
      • Recap: Marketing Technology Trends & Tactics: April 5th
      • Sales Strategies for Growth in 2012: May 17th

      • Trimester #2: Capital & Financial Management.
        Focus to include How do advisors, external resources, and useful capital providers enable wealth creation. Also, the hallmarks of effective financial management including financial controls and financial reporting practices as well as management science for top performing organizations. August 16th Download the recap on Useful Capital Growth Strategies.

      • Trimester #3: Leadership & Management Best Practices.
        Focus to include: Business strategy practices for our "Twitter" world, management processes and leadership practices.


      *For more information please contact Charles Bedard, bedard at ephorgroup.com or houston at texchange.org

    Houston TeXchange Mission


    The mission of Houston TeXchange is to provide a relevant resource and knowledge network to enable executives of technology businesses in the creation of wealth and shareholder value by building sustainable business models.



    About Houston TeXchange Networking & Dinner Seminar Events

    The Houston Chapter of TeXchange is part of a statewide non-profit 501 (c)(3) member-based organization that supports the economic growth and prosperity of technology companies in major Texas metropolitan areas. TeXchange also operates chapters in Dallas and Austin.

    TeXchange is a conduit for exchanging helpful ideas and insights that contribute to the growth of member companies through high-quality networking and continuing business education dinner seminars.


    These dinner seminars feature the “who’s who” in the technology community as speakers and panelists. TeXchange member companies typically have generated annual revenue of $1 million to $50 million and are represented by technology business leaders and entrepreneurs, venture and private equity investors, technology lenders and key supporting organizations.


    The Houston Chapter hosts a series of networking events and dinner seminars that are led by distinguished speakers and presenters with enviable credentials whose comments are focused on business growth and profitability. The content of all seminars is a synthesis of information, strategies and experiences that equip TeXchange members to adapt to their current business and market conditions while also preparing for effective expansion. Through an “exchange” or direct dialog with seminar leaders and group roundtable discussions, members and guests gain access to lessons learned and anecdotal information that can be applied to their own business operations.


    To deliver on the “exchange” promise, each TeXchange dinner seminar features in-depth table discussions that are facilitated by table leaders and a question and answer session with the guest speakers.  Members receive a comprehensive recap within a few business days of the dinner meeting. All TeXchange dinner seminars are hosted from 6 to 9p.m.. TeXchange events are open to both members and non-members. The cost to attend is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Speaker and panelist information is available four to six weeks in advance of seminars via the TeXchange Web site at www.TeXchange.org.



     “TeXchange’s technology-centric businesses and their leaders learn from each other and the speakers who participate in our seminars.  TeXchange assists members in accelerating the growth or their venture so that they can contribute to the local economy, and create wealth for themselves and their stakeholders,” explained Garry Meier, chairman of the TeXchange Houston Chapter and chairman of Ephor Group (one of the TeXchange sponsors).


    What makes TeXchange unique is our audience demographics, our curriculum of seminars that address current management issues and challenges, and our approach to delivering high value to our members. TeXchange complements and aligns with other Houston area organizations focused on technology entrepreneurship and economic development.”


    The Houston Chapter of TeXchange is governed by a local Board of Directors who strengthens the chapter through their local relationships and affiliations. Board members include:


    In addition to Ephor Group, other sponsors include Aventine Hill Partners Inc.; Fizer, Beck, Webster, Bentley & Scroggins; Oracle; and Weaver LLP. 

    Who should join Houston TeXchange?

    C-level executives of Houston technology and software related businesses with a desire to learn, improve their skills, and create wealth.  Members include business executives of technology enabled businesses that range from $1 to $50M in annual revenues along with businesses that are dependent upon technology to execute their business models. 

    “The goal of our inaugural year is to create a shared knowledge base among the membership on how to create wealth thru the development and execution of efficient business models,” said Garry E. Meier, Chairman of Ephor Group and Chairman of TeXchange Houston.   “Creating wealth is all about creating the qualities of right: the right strategy, with the right people, with the right model, and the right business process. The TeXchange’s platform provides executives with a forum and the resources to enhance their skills and create wealth thru effective business models.”

    To be notified of future events email us at: Houston[at]texchange.org

    Contact Houston TeXchange:

    Membership Director Houston TeXchange, Charles Bedard




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