Upcoming Events

Plaza Tec: How We Made It Big

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
January 14

Learn from Latinx founders about their experiences accessing funding, using technology to grow/pivot, and hurdles they have overcome.

Angel Investing 101 Series | Urban Capital Network

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
January 21

Join us for a discussion regarding the challenges, risk, rewards of early-stage and angel investing.

E-Commerce Panel Discussion | Kim Roxie

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
February 16

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 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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