Houston, May 18, 2004 – Houston Technology Center (HTC) has unveiled a new, enhanced Web site designed by Schipul – The Web Marketing Company. The redesigned site – www.houstontech.org – features greater functionality and easier navigation that will improve the online experience for visitors.

HTC accelerates the growth of Houston-based emerging technology companies in the energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology and NASA-related technology sectors. Its Web site is an important tool to boost the visibility of these emerging companies and to communicate with Houston’s technology community. Additionally, event registration has been streamlined to help Houston’s active technology community members quickly learn about upcoming activities and easily register to attend.

“This new Web site reflects HTC's role as a central resource for technology entrepreneurs and the technology community in Houston,” said Aruna Viswanathan, HTC Operations Director.  “Its expanded capabilities allow us to provide a more interactive experience for users, as well as allow us to better promote Houston''s vibrant technology sector.”

In addition to improving navigation and making it easier to keep the site up-to-the- minute, HTC uses Schipul’s proprietary Tendenci™ membership organization software to simplify online registration for its numerous events. The site also highlights HTC’s client companies.

“We understand the value of having an organization such as HTC going to bat for Houston technology companies everyday,” said Ed Schipul, founder and CEO of Schipul – The Web Marketing Company. “It is great to know that by playing a role in HTC’s success we will be helping countless other technology companies succeed as well.”

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. More than 300 corporations and organizations, as well as Houston’s leading academic institutions, the Greater Houston Partnership, the Texas Medical Center, NASA/Johnson Space Center and the City of Houston, support HTC.

Schipul – The Web Marketing Company developed and builds on the Tendenci™ relationship marketing application software. Schipul is based in Houston, and provides marketing services on the Internet to a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul’s clients include Clear Channel Exhibits, National Pharmaceutical Technicians Association, The Children’s Fund, Wolff Companies and DPK Public Relations. Additional information about Schipul is available at www.schipul.com. For a screenshot relating to this release, please contact Kelly Papinchak at 281-497-6567 Ext. 508 or kpapinchak@schipul.com.

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