ATVF to Host Pitch Day at the Houston Technology Center
August 3, 2005 - Aegis Texas Fund, LP ("ATVF") is pleased to announce that it will host a pitch day at the headquarters of strategic partner the Houston Technology Center ("HTC") on Friday, September 9, 2005. Eight to ten, early-stage, Texas-based companies, including member companies of HTC, will be invited to pitch their value propositions to ATVF and select other funds, including out-of-stage venture funds and other Texas CAPCOs. ATVF believes that investments in HTC member companies will further the Texas Certified Capital Company ("CAPCO") program's goal of spurring investment in Strategic Investment Businesses, as HTC is located within Houston's Strategic Investment Area ("SIA"). Further, the pitch day is consistent with ATVF's iniative to attract Silicon Valley and other outside capital to Texas, thereby leveraging the Firm's funds and relationships to drive exponentially more venture investing and job creation in Texas through the CAPCO program.
HTC is a business accelerator that assists emerging technology companies within several key industries: Energy, Information Technology, Life Sciences and NASA-originated technologies. A non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation, HTC helps Houston-based entrepreneurs grow their businesses by providing them with in-depth business guidance and access to capital and professional services. Entrepreneurs also benefit from exposure and networking opportunities provided by HTC events. The 26,000 -square-foot Houston Technology Center includes incubator space for client companies, an Information Technology training lab where workforce development training courses are held, and space for networking and educational events that bring Houston's technology community together.