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Cocktails + Connections

March 5 @ 17:00 - 19:30 CST

Join us for happy hour to network with the MassChallenge community and innovation ecosystem in Houston as part of this year’s Tech Rodeo!

Come for the drinks and great conversation, and leave with a deeper dive into the specific innovation tracks we are hosting this year in Houston, what sets our program ahead of the rest, and how you can get involved as an expert, judge, mentor, or speaker.

There will be a short conversation between Jon Nordby, Managing Director of MassChallenge Houston and Brad Rossacci, Creative Director of the Houston Innovation Hub at Accenture, on the current and future role in activating the power of density to drive innovation from the front porch of Houston.

Drinks and lite bites served at the newly renovated C. Baldwin, Curio Collection by Hilton. Valet parking for $20 available and there are multiple garages and street parking options nearby.

What is MassChallenge?

With offices across the globe, MassChallenge is a rapidly growing network of accelerators focused on supporting entrepreneurs solve the world’s biggest challenges. MassChallenge takes zero equity from all startups accepted into a twelve-week accelerator that culminates in $1+ million in cash prizes awarded to top startups.

The MassChallenge Texas in Houston and Austin communities have helped 181 startups raise $74M dollars, generate $31.6M in revenue, and create 6,222 jobs.

What is a MassChallenge Expert?

We are looking for Houston industry leaders to offer their expertise to high-impact, high-potential startups joining the MassChallenge Houston 2020 Accelerator Program.

There are three ways experts can support startups.

1.Judges are experts that apply their industry knowledge to help us objectively evaluate startups applying to our program. Round 1 of judging begins in March, is conducted fully online, and we ask our experts to commit to reading at least 10 applications (~1 hour).

2. Mentors are experts that have high touch contact with startups on an ad hoc basis through office hours and upon request.

3. Speakers are experts that host internal events to teach entrepreneurs about a specific area of expertise.

Download the Brella app to network at the Houston Tech Rodeo!

We want you to find the best connections possible, no matter if you’re looking for a start-up, investor, or partner. Our networking tool, Brella, lets you view the event schedule, who is attending and book 1-to-1 meetings with your best matches.

Sign in to the community by clicking here and use our code HTXTECHRODEO2020 join us. Complete your profile, select your interests, write a catchy pitch and you’re in!

Brella’s unique matchmaking algorithm will suggest the most relevant connections based on your interests. Booking at least five meetings is a good start!

Download the App from the App Store or Google Play.

You’ll be assigned a meeting spot once your meeting is accepted. A map of the venue and the networking area can be found in the info tab.

We hope you make the most out of this possibility! If you have any questions about Brella, please contact support@brella.io.

MassChallenge Texas Founding Partners

MassChallenge Texas Civic + Corporate Partners


March 5
17:00 - 19:30
Event Category:


MassChallenge Texas Houston


C. Baldwin, Curio Collection by Hilton
400 Dallas Street, Houston, TX 77002
Houston, TX 77002 US
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