Courtney Cogdill is the Program Manager for The Ion’s Accelerator and Aerospace Innovation Hub. She is a Texas native with a touch of West Coast flare. While Courtney grew up in California, her goal was always to come back home to Texas. That goal was accomplished five years ago when she moved to Houston to work in the up and coming innovation scene in the healthcare industry. After managing events and operations at an accelerator for the Texas Medical Center, she set her sights on the tech industry and made the switch! Throughout her career, Courtney has seen over 100 startup companies come to Houston. Applying her background and expertise in project management, Courtney continues to guide startups as they navigate their ever-changing life cycle. She can't wait to see what the future holds for Houston. As the saying goes, "Don't mess with Texas!"