Upcoming Events

How to Start a Startup | Heath Butler, Mercury Fund

5:30PM - 6:45PM
May 11

Learn how to identify problems, needs, and trends worth pursuing and then how to create and evaluate possible solutions to these problems.

Plaza Tec | Sports Tech

12:00PM - 1:00PM
May 13

Plaza Tec: Sports Tech seeks to bring tips, inspiration, and resources for those in the technological sports field and those aspiring to be.

E-Commerce Panel Discussion | Kim Roxie, LAMIK Beauty

5:30PM - 7:00PM
May 18

E-commerce is a billionaire-producing tech industry! For this panel series, we will discuss the path to succeed in this industry.


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

Interim Executive Director


Christine Galib

Senior Director, Programs


Deanea LeFlore

Senior Director, Partnerships


Stewart Cory

Director, Strategy and Planning


Tiffany Jordan

Director, Communications and Administration

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