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Houston Exponential to harness startup potential

Ed Egan, director of the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, is quoted in a story on a new nonprofit, Houston Exponential, that is part of a citywide initiative to boost Houston’s appeal to technology investors and innovators. The article also mentions a McNair Center report that ranked the city No. 39 in the U.S. in terms of venture capital investment. Houston Chronicle: http://bit.ly/2gBxNy5.