Sponsor Overview

HAN receives support from select, Houston-based service providers, both on a cash and pro-bono basis. Although HAN is supported in large part by Member contributions, we depend on additional support from sponsors, to supplement our growth. Recognizing the importance of this support, we strive to create a mutually beneficial relationship with our sponsors, by allowing them opportunities to interact with both our Members and our applicant companies. In addition, all of our sponsors are actively involved in working with young, Houston-based, companies.

For more information on how to become a sponsor, please contact Juliana Garaizar at jgaraizar@houstonangelnetwork.org or by phone at 832-476-9291.

TriNet provides small and midsize businesses with a full-service HR solution so they can free themselves from the complexities of HR and focus on their goals. As their trusted HR business partner, TriNet assumes many of the responsibilities of being an employer and helps these companies contain HR costs, minimize employer-related risks and relieve the administrative burden of HR. TriNet offers bundled HR products tailored by industry and strategic HR services, resulting in a comprehensive and empowering solution.


As a full-line certified public accounting firm, Orsak Zidell & Robertson PLLC is focused on helping private, closely-held businesses improve their long-term planning and secure financial success. With the ever changing landscape in the Houston CPA market, we won’t allow our valued clients to fall through the cracks. Our dedication to superior service, coupled with our personal approach and industry standard technology, allows us to provide the highest quality professional service and guidance to our existing and future clients. We will deliver proficient, sophisticated, yet practical business and financial solutions to handle all of your complex needs.

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 800 attorneys in 20 offices, serving corporations, institutions, and entrepreneurs nationally. Ranked in the top five percent of law firms for client service*, the firm has risen more than 50 spots in Am Law’s annual firm ranking over the past five years. Polsinelli attorneys provide practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, and business litigation. Polsinelli attorneys have depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries.




TMCx is the Texas Medical Center’s accelerator program housed in a 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, designed to advance the development of early-stage companies. TMCx is one of the core components of the Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute and the first step in the Texas Medical Center’s long-term plans to become one of the world’s premiere life science commercialization clusters. TMCx provides life science and digital health entrepreneurs the essential resources for growth including office and meeting space, training curriculum, a core group of business and legal experts and a network of advisors and potential investors. The inaugural TMCx program launched in Spring 2015.


BBVA_Compass_-BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 672 branches, including 341 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 77 in Arizona, 62 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 20 in New Mexico, and commercial and private client offices throughout the U.S. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration, and its mobile app recently earned the Mobile Banking Leader in Functionality Award for the second consecutive year from Javelin Strategy & Research.



Whitley Penn was established in 1983 by three founding partners: B. Glen Whitley, Jim Penn and Mark Topel. The firm has become one of the region’s most distinguished accounting firms by providing exceptional service that reaches far beyond traditional accounting. The primary mission of Whitley Penn – from its inception to today – has been to provide an unmatched level of high quality service to our clients. This is accomplished in three ways: 1. Hiring the best of the best 2. Having a detailed knowledge of the intricate business of accounting 3. Constantly innovating to refine our practice. Focus on this mission ensures consistent improvement as our firm continues to expand, diversify and grow its clients, services, and professionals.