What benefit does a center for collaborative, creative thought have for our city?
Our speaker, Joey Sanchez, is passionate about Houston, Texas and the future of our city. As Sr Director of Ecosystems his focus is to develop the startup/investor ecosystem. Connections are key to innovation and The Ion is the place to connect.
What is the Ion?
The Ion anchors a 16-acre innovation district, the epicenter for Houston's innovation ecosystem, as an inclusive, dynamic, vibrant, and dense hub focusing on quality collaborations between entrepreneurs, incubators, accelerators, corporations, academics, and the Houston community. The 266,000-square-foot building accommodates multiple uses, including class-A office space, shared workspace, prototyping and maker resources, event space, classrooms, food and beverage offerings as well as indoor/outdoor communal areas with shared amenities.
Where is the Ion?
Ground breaking for The Ion at 4201 Main Street (The former Sears building in Midtown) took place in July 2019 and opened July 31, 2022.
The Ion's Mission:
The Ion anchors, activates, and accelerates the innovation ecosystem through partnerships, pathways, and programs that create opportunities to advance and sustain resilient economic growth in Houston.