1. Startups Bubbling Up in Houston

    Startups Bubbling Up in Houston

    Austin isn't the only Texas town launching new companies. Here's a look at what's happening in H-Town, five years since the financial crisis.

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    1. People here are used to drilling holes in the ground and hoping that good stuff comes out.
    2. In the last couple of years there's been a boom in specialized organizations.
    3. The traditional model here was to leave a big company to start a company you could sell back to the company you left.
    4. One thing that's different about Houston is – economically – we're countercyclical, in part because of energy and health sciences.
    5. Many of my investors are from Houston, and even the people who didn't invest were generous with their time.
    6. One of Houston's natural assets is its friendliness, an important thing when you're doing startups.
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