Upcoming Events

Perfecting Your Pitch

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
May 18

Join DeckLaunch and Fresh Tech Solutionz at the Ion as they discuss the importance and value of refining your pitch deck.

Baker Botts Office Hours

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
May 25

Our Founding Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P., is proud to offer free virtual office hours. These will be scheduled based on the availability of the Baker Botts lawyers for a time that works with your schedule.

Houston Startup Showcase

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
May 25

Welcome to the Houston Startup Showcase 2022. Watch top startups pitch in a competition judged by top leaders in our Houston community.


The Accelerator Hub at The Ion houses several accelerator programs, including The Ion Smart and Resilient Cities Accelerator, The Ion Aerospace Innovation Accelerator, DivInc’s Accelerator Program, and the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator.

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The Ion supports businesses at all stages of the innovation lifecycle and provides resources for those seeking to engage in the innovation ecosystem.

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Our Team


Jan E. Odegard

Executive Director


Joey Sanchez

Senior Director, Ecosystems


Deanea LeFlore

Senior Director, Partnerships


Sharon Scoppa

Senior Director, Operations


Christine Galib

Senior Director, Programs

Interested in learning more about our programs?

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