Social Entrepreneurship Meetup: September

Ever dream of changing the world or making a difference? Roll up your sleeves and join us at Houston’s only Social Entrepreneurship meetup. The meetup brings together like-minded individuals from the non-profit, social enterprise, impact investing, technology and many other fields to understand the concept of social entrepreneurship and be inspired to find new ways to tackle local social issues.

Event Schedule

  • 5:30pm Sign-in
  • 6:00pm Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
  • 6:15pm Guest Speaker: TBA
  • 7:00pm Networking & open discussion on Impact topics

Come learn from our speaker’s journey! Who knows, maybe you will walk out of the meet up with your own idea for a social venture. #socialentrepreneurship

*This meetup is co-hosted by Fractal River and Impact Hub Houston.

Open Project Night SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Impact Hub Houston, Sketch City and Rotaract District 5890 bring you this special edition of Open Project Night highlighting projects focusing on SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Connect and collaborate with passionate people who are working on projects, ventures, and collaborations to improve the city of Houston. If you have an idea, are working on something, or are looking for ways to collaborate with people who are doing work at the intersection of innovation and impact this event is for you! You can still join us, even if you will not be presenting a project! The event requires both a mixture of presenters and people from the community to support, listen, and collaborate with the presenters.

This month, we will be kicking off the session by featuring two speakers who are involved in work focused on SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. After these presenters are finished, we will open the floor to others presenters, per our usual format!

Guest Speakers:

Ximena Murillo, MIB: Ximena serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as serving on the board of directors of U4C. She is an international business professional and social entrepreneur. In addition to her role at U4C, Ximena is a consultant in the areas of global development, corporate social responsibility, international business and social entrepreneurship.

Angelique Geehan, Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity Consultant

Schedule:

1. 6:00-6:30pm Meet + greet ; drink + light snacks

2. 6:30-7:00pm Project presentations – maximum of 2:30 minutes per project and each project leader must answer the following questions:

-Brief personal introduction + What is your project?
-What stage are you currently at?
-What are your next series of steps?
-What are you currently looking for in the way of talent/skills from the community?

3. 7:00pm-8pm Presenters breakout throughout the room and the community comes around their projects during…drum roll… Open Project Time!

PARKING:

You can find paid metered street parking in front of the building; and both metered and free street parking in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Tech + Tequila Talk For Non-Tech Founders

Have you ever said “I have an idea for an app, but I’m not a techie…”? Do you have a budding startup, but need a team of developers to help take it to the next level? Then this event is for you!

Our guest experts from Blue People (visiting from Monterrey, Mexico) will discuss what to consider before turning your bold ideas into incredible web and mobile apps. They will also walk you through the steps to select the right platform for your solution, and help you gain insight into when would be the right time to hire a developer.

And after all of that education and conversation, we’ll unwind with an authentic tequila tasting!

AGENDA

  • 5:30PM Sign-in/Registration
  • 6:00PM Tech Talk
  • 6:30PM Tequila Tasting
  • 6:45PM Networking & Open Discussion

Learn more about Blue People: http://www.bluepeople.com/

Visit the newest Impact Hub Houston #POPHub at our first Open House!

Curious about Impact Hub Houston, our new pop-up space, what our new membership means for you…or all of the above? Then please join us at our very first Open House on Friday, June 28th, from 5PM-6PM at HX!

We believe that you care about Houston and want to help it grow and thrive. We invite you to use this an opportunity to connect with like-minded people, meet the Impact Hub Houston team and learn how we plan to support local changemakers and social entrepreneurs in a global context, and explore how we can work together to make an impact in our city. Let’s make Houston a role model for how the world solves its most pressing issues!

(If you’re a social entrepreneur who’d like feedback on your idea, solution, strategy or startup, feel free to come earlier at 4pm for our Founders Feedback Forum, too!)

We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

#HOUImpact


LOCATION:

We are located at 410 Pierce St, Houston, TX 77002 (see photo of the building below). Find us in Suite 215.

PARKING:

You can find paid metered street parking in front of the building; and both metered and free street parking in the surrounding neighborhoods.