Accelerating business growth since 1985!
Opened January 2, 1985, the Entrepreneurial
Development Center is Houston's first and Texas' oldest business incubator. It was
also the first "Entrepreneurial Development Center" in the world and
the name has been widely copied. We are 100% internally financed and operate entirely
without grants, gifts, contributions, donations or public funding.
We pioneered "hands-on" entrepreneurial
development programs to accelerate business growth for entrepreneurs in emerging
service businesses by:
#1) the very precise design of a custom tailored development methodology
exactly formulated for the unique resources, attributes and aptitude of the individual entrepreneur;
#2) an Advisory Board, Mentor and Professional Development
Coach comprised of experienced
#3) replacement of the cumbersome business
plan with the advanced Business
#4) the convenient availability of virtually every resource the start-up business
owner is likely to need in an environment
conducive to rapid growth;
#5) a powerfully effective weekly Business
Building Breakfast for professional development, leadership training and
The result is our clients have garnered
virtually every award for business growth in Houston, some nationally and even
internationally, and they continue to do so today - the most recent being Inc. 5000 in
The next step in the process is the Entrepreneurial Assessment® to determine if an Entrepreneurial
Development Program® is appropriate for you.
You need not be residing in our
incubators to gain the benefits. We were also the first in the nation to provide virtual incubation to remote clients,
Should you already be
in another business incubator/accelerator
or working with a small business development group and not achieving the progress you
think possible, consult with our Director
of Research for guidance in the advancement of your business without impacting your
We don't enable. We EMPOWER!®
"Transforming vision into reality, business by
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