IMPACT ACCELERATION PROGRAMS

We believe Houston can be a role model for how the world solves its most pressing issues.

Impact Hub Houston is a locally rooted, globally connected, 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to inspire, connect, and empower people solving social problems in our city and around the world. People like you!

What Drives Us

We are at a pivotal moment. We want to make Houston a leader not just in diversity, but in inclusion. In equity. In education. In sustainability. In wellness. We want Greater Houston to be more than resilient: We want it to thrive.
We know you want that, too.

You care about your community. You want to create positive impact for it. You have some ideas, but need help thinking them through. Or you have a solution you’re working on, but you need help taking it to the next level.

We want to help you level up. Let’s get you the knowledge, skills, and network to deliver that impact at scale. Apply for one of our Impact Acceleration programs. Together, we can go farther, faster!

We design inclusive places, platforms, partnerships and programs to build an equitable ecosystem that helps diverse changemakers and social entrepreneurs create the impact they wish to see in the world.

Our “Emprende Impacto” pre-accelerator program helps Houston’s Hispanic/Latinx idea-stage entrepreneurs.

We provide bilingual and culturally competent entrepreneurship education and startup training to help Spanish-speaking and English-reading entrepreneurs grow their businesses, create new jobs, and launch new paths to generational wealth.

Our FF-START programs help Female Founders prepare their startups for growth and funding:

Our intensive, immersive FF-START bootcamps help women entrepreneurs at idea- and early-stage systematically validate their business model, gain a deeper understanding of the fundraising process, and get themselves pitch-ready and their venture investor-ready.

Our YEP Youth Entrepreneurship Program empowers diverse students with design thinking, team building, and creative problem-solving skills!

Our intensive, immersive YEP camps use project-based learning to help youth entrepreneurs practice active listening, critical thinking, and collaboration skills to create practical solutions to real-world problems in their communities.

APPLY FOR THE IMPACT ACCELERATION PROGRAM THAT FITS *YOU*!

Indicate which programs you’re interested in, in the application below.

The sherpas and shoulders of giants

OUR ADVISORS & MENTORS

Shiroy Aspandiar

Co-Founder / Board Member

Jose Avalos

Founder
Primagen Media

Ana Rojas Bastidas

Founder / CEO
Orolait

Trevor Best

CEO
Syzygy Plasmonics

Ria Bhatnagar

Social Enterprise Strategist
Impact Hub Houston

Jesse Bounds

Director of Innovation
City of Houston

Heath Butler

Co-Founder
Urban Capital Network

Lauren Caldarera

Development Director
TX/RX Labs

Taylor Chapman

Senior Vice President
Nationswell Council

Abe Chu

Co-Founder/CMO
NextSeed

Dorian Cockrell

Manager – Workforce Operations
Houston-Galveston Area Council

Marcelo Cordini

VP Business Development & Product Strategist
December Labs

Kevin Doffing

Energy Transition
Consulting

Carlos Estrada

Labs Manager
WeWork Labs

Javier Fadul

Director of Innovation
HTX Labs

Emma Fauss

Co-Founder/CEO
Medical Informatics

Juliana Garaizar

Board Member
Angel Capital Association

Paloma Garcia

Co-Founder
Unboxed

Steven Gonzalez

Technology Transfer Strategist
NASA

Lawson Gow

Founder
The Cannon

Phil de la Gueronniere

Founder / CEO
Cortland

Denise Hamilton

Founder / CEO
Watch Her Work

Reda Hicks

Founder/CEO, GotSpot
Senior Counsel, Panalpina

Munir Ibrahim

CFO
Texas Healthcare & Hospice

Preston James

Co-Founder / CEO
DivInc

Erik Ibarra

Founder/CEO, ORDRS.io
Board Member, HX

Andrew Karnavas

Founder / CEO
YAWP Records, Just Add Beats

Emily Keeton

M&A Eecutive
Serial Entrepreneur

Chris Knapp

CEO
Collaboration Capital

Paul Kwiatkowski

Co-Founder/CTO
GroupRaise

Lilly Liu

Senior Investment Analyst
Mercury Fund

Maria Maso

Co-Founder
baMa

Lee Mayfield

CEO
Owlfa LLC

Leah Mayo

Founder
FOUND Experience

Erin McClarty

Principal
Erin McClarty, PLLC

Roberto Moctezuma

Founder / CEO
Fractal River

Panos Moutafis

President
Zenus Biometrics

Diana Murakhovskaya

Co-Founder
Artemis Fund

Marc Nathan

VP, Client Strategy
Egan Nelson LLP

Jon Nordby

Managing Director
MassChallenge

Hesam Panahi

Lecturer
Rice Entrepreneurship Initiative

Jeff Reichman

Founder, January Advisors
Founder, Sketch City

Assata Richards

Founding Director
Sankofa Research Institute

Carolyn Rodz

Founder
HelloAlice

Marcus Rydberg

Co-Founder / CTO
Luminare

Samira Salman

Founder/CEO
Salman Solutions

Courtenay Siegfried

President
20K Group

Sarma Velamuri

Co-Founder / CEO
Luminare

Roland von Kurnatowski

President, TX/RX Labs

Phillip Yates

Attorney, Law Office of Yates & Associates
Senior Consultant, Houston Area Urban League

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