Terry Howerton, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor and CEO of TechNexus a venture collaborative that finds, funds and grows technology ventures as a force multiplier for entrepreneurs and enterprises.
Terry is a lifelong entrepreneur, founding his first company in high school. He’s spent a career starting and leading ventures, mentoring other entrepreneurs and building organizations.
Howerton is the founder and CEO of TechNexus, a Chicago-based venture collaborative that finds, funds and grows technology ventures as a force multiplier for entrepreneurs and enterprises. TechNexus also operates its Venture Collaboration Center - a startup incubator - from its headquarters in Chicago, where more than 500 ventures have grown.
Howerton is a member of the executive committee and board of directors for TechNet alongside leading industry CEOs. TechNet (http://technet.org) is the national advocate for important policies to the tech industry, including economic growth, immigration, STEM education and workforce development.
Howerton is a director of the National Business Incubator Association, serves as a director or advisor to several private companies,
He was the founding chairman of one of the largest technology trade associations in the country, founding chairman of the Chicago Tech Academy high school, an inner city public school with a diverse population inspired toward careers in technology and taught to think like entrepreneurs.
Interest areas include: early stage ventures, venture capital funds, corporate innovation, corporate venture invests, startups, Chicago, incubators, accelerators, enterprise growth, education reform, entrepreneurs. Howerton is a director of the National Business Incubator Association and serves as a director or advisor to several private companies.