The Ion supports startup businesses at all stages of the innovation lifecycle and provides resources for Houstonians and visitors seeking to engage in the innovation economy.


The Ion Academic Network and our corporate partners create a robust environment of educational events, demonstrations, and hack-a-thons. The Ion will also include programming focused on workforce development, job training, and digital skills training.

Corporate Partners

The Ion collaborates with local business owners, mid- and large-scale companies, global Fortune 500 companies, civic and municipal decision makers, and venture capitalists to accelerate innovation through connecting corporate innovators to academic network members, community partners, and startups and entrepreneurs.

The Ion Academic Network

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