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Former Incubator Clients
Celebrating incubator successes since 1985!
Our client companies have won virtually every award in Houston for emerging businesses!
The random selection of the few companies shown here demonstrates our flexibility, diversity and experience.

"If anyone ever asks you 'Who has the program worked for?' have them call me.
Russel Treat, President, EnerSys Corporation
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Houston 100 Company 2002 - The Aggie 100  2007, 2008, 2011 - Inc. 5000 Company 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
Fast 100 Company 2007, 2008, 2009 - FastTech 50 Company 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2011 - HBJ "Best Place to Work" 2012

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"Your efforts have assisted me in gaining the basic skills needed to
get my business off the ground and on its way to continued success.
I doubt such an achievement would have been possible without said assistance."
John Valenzano, Owner, HardLight Media.

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A Federation of Houston Professional Women "Woman of Excellence - 2004"

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New Dimensions Computers
"Gave me all the resources and support to make my vision a reality,
especially the hands-on entrepreneurial education along
with the diversity of the contacts and expertise that the incubators provided."

Norm Voss, Owner, New Dimensions Multimedia Computing

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"You moved me forward faster than I could have done on my own!"
Rob Bartlett - Bartlett Creative

"Working with you was great fun!"

Al Spinks, Owner, Raynor Services, Inc.
Inc. 500 Company, 1995

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"Thank you for all the support you have given me.
HESS and myself are very fortunate to have a friend like you."
Martha Cmelka - Office Manager

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"The support and knowledge I received in the Womens Business Center
was essential  in moving my business toward success."

Yvonne A. Ybarra, Yvonne A. Ybarra Photography

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"Thank you for a valuable and comprehensive program for my company's success."
Barbara Gammer, Owner ~ Connecticut

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"We consider ourselves fortunate indeed to have worked with you."
Peter Haskell, Partner

"Thanks, Dean - I credit a large part of my success to YOU and Services Cooperative Association."
Mary Turner, RN

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Proaction Careers

Marilyn Sander, Owner
SCA Entrepreneur of the Year - 1998
Greenspoint Chamber of Commerce Diplomat of the Year - 1999
CyFair Chamber of Commerce Shining Star Award - 2000
ABWA Business Associate Award  - 2001
ABWA Woman of the Year - 2003
A Federation of Houston Professional Women "Woman of Excellence" - 2003
Top Houston Women in Technology - 2004
National Top Ten for ABWA - 2004 & 2005
ABWA Ambassador Steering Committee District II - 2010 & 2011
ABWA Business Associate of the Year - 2012 & 2013

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"Altogether a very satisfying and richly rewarding experience.
Thank you very much for your dedication to my vision!"
Rev. Rosemary Behrens, Executive Director, Women Achieving Independence And Financial Success
(The first not-for profit to be incubated in the nation)
A Federation of Houston Professional Women "Woman of Excellence - 2002"

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"Certainly worth my time and money."
Cynthia Shaiu - Commercial Attaché
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
(Now Deputy Director for U.S., Canada and Europe)

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"You made my dreams come true."
Sarah Gallagher ~ Missouri

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Rebecca Dunn
A Federation of Houston Professional Women "Woman of Excellence - 2001"

"Thank you for believing in me."
Denise Patrick, Owner, Patrick Marketing Group
(Now a partner in the largest advertising group in Houston.)

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"The Center was obviously a good deal for me and my business."
Charlie Montgomery

July 12, 2004
Dear Dean,
"As I approach 20 years of having been in the incubator, I continue to realize
what a  beneficial program  you provided and how much I learned with the
Services Cooperative Association and the Entrepreneurial Development Center.
Best regards to you and all the Advisors who made it possible."

Paula Belleggie, partner in the first company
in the Entrepreneurial Development Center in 1985

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"I can only begin to tell you how pleased I am with the intensive training I received
in preparation for launching our incubator project in Harlem."

  Yvonne Stafford, Secretary, Harlem Business Alliance

"Your insights were extremely helpful and most beneficial in the development of our project."
Sarah Gallagher - Economic Development Director - City of Boonville

Legal stuff we have to include: These individuals have some traits in common. They are honest, hard working, accepting of input and dedicated to the fulfillment of their vision.
While this is a mere cross-section of our clients, no case is typical, so you should not expect to achieve these results.
However, should you also be honest, hard-working, accepting of input and dedicated to your vision, don't be
surprised that your success can be noted on this page, too, and it certainly will come as no surprise to us.

For the Incubator Self-Sufficiency Group, click here.
For the Director of Research, click here.
For SCA Notable Activities, click here.
For Endorsements, click here.

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