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Paul Frison


Houston Technology Center (HTC)

A business accelerator for Houston-based emerging technology companies. A non-profit corporation, HTC seeks to enhance Houston’s position as a leading city for starting and growing companies in our city’s key technology sectors: energy, information technology, life sciences and NASA-originated technologies.

Lived in Houston since 1975, and held the positions of President and/or CEO of three public companies (LifeMark (1975 – 1984), NYSE; ComputerCraft (1984 – 1986), NASDAQ; LifeCell (1986 – 1999), NASDAQ), each technology based.

Involved in five other start-ups by serving on the Board of Directors.

Experience includes numerous mergers and acquisitions.Raised multiple rounds of venture capital, two IPOs, and more than a dozen follow-on rounds of public financing.

Honored by the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year program and by the Kauffman Foundation for his achievements as Supporter of Entrepreneurship in 2004.

Married to Barbara and have two daughters and six grandchildren.

Native of Glendale, California and received B.A. from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.

Currently serves on the Board of Directors of the HTC, MicroMed Technology Inc., PharmaFrontiers, The Institute of Research and Rehabilitation (TIRR), The Entrepreneurship Institute, The Lions Eye Foundation – Houston, Boy Scouts of America – Houston, Texas Council of AEA, Texchange, The MIT Forum, and the Advisory Council of the University of Houston - College of Technology.