Whether you’re flying solo or growing your startup, there's a community of changemakers eager to connect and support you along your journey. Join us at these events — many virtual so you can attend from anywhere in the world — and start engaging with our global impact + innovation ecosystem!
Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:00 pm CT if you are looking for startup support or if you are looking to support founders. Let’s build together!
Please fill out this application form if you’d like to present your startup and join our community slack space, and our team will reach out to make the arrangement with logistics details. Kindly note that we will do our best to accommodate, but we cannot guarantee everyone gets a slot at the next event given the time limit. Thanks for your understanding.
BORN GLOBAL VENTURE LAB is an entrepreneur-centred program for founders to showcase their startups, update their business progress, share their best practice with fellow founders, and seek feedback and resources from investors, experts, partners, and members of the Born Global Community.
Our goal is to help foreign-born and native-born founders with storytelling, problem-solving, product development, testing marketing, decision-making, talent acquisition, business development, fundraising, etc.
This is NOT a pitch competition. There will NOT be judging or ranking. There WILL be interactive discussions. Entrepreneurs will share their stories, ask for support, test ideas, and iterate for optimized growth, powered by collective intelligence from the community.
Special thanks to our community partners:
SBA Houston District office provides help with SBA services including funding programs, counselling, federal contracting certifications, and disaster recovery. We can also connect you to our partner organizations, lenders, and other community groups that help small businesses succeed. The Houston District Office services 32 counties in southeastern Texas.
SCORE, the nation’s largest network of free, expert business mentors, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or very low cost.
The Houston Center SBDC is a business advising and training center of the University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network serving 32 counties in Southeast Texas. The SBDC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Houston Center SBDC at (713) 752-8488 for accommodations.
Impact Hub Houston
Impact Hub Houston is a locally rooted, globally connected 501c3 nonprofit working to make Houston a role model for how the world solves its most pressing issues. We champion inclusive, impact-driven innovation, providing spaces and programs that inspire, connect, and empower people who are working to solve real-world problems, especially those outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and those that directly impact diverse underserved, under-resourced and overlooked communities.
Women in AI
We are a Global community of women experts and influencers of women in AI. Our goal is to close the gender gap in the field of Artificial Intelligence by empowering women and raising awareness about gender diversity in AI.
World Chamber of Commerce of Texas
The World Chamber of Commerce of Texas (WCCT) Mission Statement is to promote/teach international trade, and foster cultural and humanitarian exchange to develop economic opportunity worldwide. An important WCCT goal is to act as a liaison between organizations developing global trade, creating synergy and assisting companies to reach out to lucrative international markets. The WCCT is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization and this status will benefit all WCCT members and sponsors.
Born Global Ventures
Born Global Ventures is an investment firm focusing on early-stage globally scalable tech startups led by resilient immigrant/foreign-born founders reshaping the world. We provide financial capital, intellectual capital, human capital, and social capital to build startups at a lower cost and higher speed, with greater success rates and maximized capital efficiency.
Born Global Community
Born Global Community is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to propel diverse entrepreneurs and investors with a global mindset and to interconnect local and international innovation ecosystems. We are committed to cultivating the galaxy of global innovation by starting and growing businesses and investments through educational programs, support systems, media content, and network expansion.
Check out https://bornglobal.co/events/ for all of our upcoming events!
1 . Born Global Community Slack Space to connect with global community members, share your updates, and stay in the loop on the latest programs, discussions, and opportunities.
2. . Born Global Community chapter WhatsApp Groups for local-based events and happenings.
3. Get more involved as speakers, startup founders, SME, or a volunteer by filling out this form: https://bornglobal.co/join-now/