#THIS19 : The Next Generation : Entrepreneur Resources

Join leaders from Houston’s diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem to learn how they can help you take your business to the next level!

About this Event

Houston consistently ranks as one of the top cities for economic growth potentialone of the best startup ecosystems, and one of the best places in the country for women and minority entrepreneurs to start their own businesses. So how is Houston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and startup development community evolving to help our city reach that potential? How will we support the next generation of startups in ways that also build more inclusive, equitable and sustainable paths to economic development and generational wealth creation?

Join several of Houston’s entrepreneur ecosystem leaders at THIS: The Houston Innovation Summit during this session to learn how local organizations are rising to meet the needs of our future entrepreneurs. We’ll touch on:

  • How local organizations are helping the next generation of entrepreneurs — from Zillennials to second-act seniors, and from newcomers to Houston to those new to startup culture;
  • What trends and opportunities they’re seeing; and,
  • What they’re most excited about for Houston’s economic future.

SPEAKERS:

  • Estella Gonzalez, MPA, Director of Education and Economic Opportunity at BakerRipley
  • Eric M. Goodie, Area Vice President, Growth and Sustainability at Houston Area Urban League (HAUL)
  • Tim Jeffcoat, District Director Houston, SBA
  • Tiffany Williams, Co-founder and Managing Director for Diversity Fund Houston
  • Ravi Brahmbhatt, Charter Member and Board Member of TiE Houston

Many thanks to Houston Community College (HCC) Southeast for hosting and providing food and beverages for this event at the Felix Fraga Academic Campus in the East End!

#THIS19 : THIS is Houston – HX’s 2020 Vision!

Join Houston Exponential to learn about progress in the ecosystem since launching the Fund-of-Funds; and stay for a chat with InnovationMap!

About this Event

In just two years, Houston Exponential has come a long way in connecting stakeholders across Houston’s innovation ecosystem, raising funds to spur local investment activity, and convening the region’s startup development organizations to facilitate greater communication and collaboration in supporting Houston’s tech entrepreneurs.

Join us for a conversation with the HX team and stakeholders to learn about:

  • Connecting the ecosystem
  • SDO Roundtables
  • Corporate Innovation Roundtables
  • Media Day
  • Investor meet-ups
  • Immersion Days
  • StartUp Happy Hours
  • HX Office Hours
  • …and Big Projects for HX 2020!

Afterwards, stay for a fun fireside chat with Natalie Harms, Editor of InnovationMap, and Brad Rossacci from Accenture on, “Houston is my favorite color!”

SPEAKERS

  • Natalie Harms: Natalie is the inaugural editor of Houston InnovationMap — the only media outlet completely dedicated to Houston startups and innovation. Launched last year, InnovationMap reports on innovation within health care, energy, social impact, and more. She is also the host of the Houston Innovators Podcast — a weekly discussion with a local mover and shaker within Houston innovation. Prior to this role, Natalie served as associate editor at the Houston Business Journal and has eight years of professional journalism experience.
  • Brad Rossacci: Brad Rossacci gets out of bed every day to explore the unexpected + simplify how humanity lives, works, and plays. As Creative Director of Accenture’s Houston Innovation Hub, Brad blends the complex system of science. technology. imagination. + design. to dream up what could be + create what will be. Activating the rocket fuel of creativity + imagination, Brad designs delightful experiences that solve the hard challenges in our world; speaks around the world on how we get our humanity back; advises corporations, leaders, and start-ups on the power of creativity as a tool for innovation; and lectures on the influence of belief based design at Tier 1 universities. His primary focus is incubated through a Mars-Shot challenge: “How might we utilize the complex systems of science. technology. imagination. + design. to intuitively simplify and exponentially evolve our very human experience.”

#THIS19 Official Kick-Off : Houston: We’re Global

Join us at the new Amegy on Main this November 18 to kick off “THIS: The Houston Innovation Summit” during Global Entrepreneurship Week!

About this Event

Houston consistently ranks as one of the top cities for economic growth potentialone of the best startup ecosystems, and one of the best places in the country for women and minority entrepreneurs to start their own businesses.

We invite you to learn how our innovation ecosystem is rapidly expanding to meet the needs of Houston’s diverse industries — and of the diverse startups and entrepreneurs emerging in them — on November 18 at the new Amegy on Main tower downtown, as we kick off “THIS: The Houston Innovation Summit” November 18-24 during Global Entrepreneurship Week!

Join leaders from Amegy, The Cannon, MassChallenge TX, Impact Hub Houston, Capital Factory, and more for an open conversation on:

  • How Houston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is evolving;
  • How these organizations are expanding Houston’s connectivity and impact across our region and country, and developing new opportunities for our ecosystem around the world;
  • What trends and opportunities they’re seeing; and,
  • What they’re most excited about for Houston’s future.

Stay afterwards to network over light bites and beverages; and get sneak peeks of the new Amegy on Main tower, led by the organizations who will be calling it “home”!

Entrepreneurship Burn-out: Finding Balance with Blurred Boundaries

Join Impact Hub Houston and NGOrganize for an evening conversation around entrepreneurship burnout + mental health.

We started this series in June as an opportunity for entrepreneurs to feel comfortable talking about mental health issues which are often set aside in the pursuit of success. Missed the kickoff event? Catch the recap here: https://bit.ly/2pzAbNA

This month we’ll be talking about Finding Balance amidst the Blurred Boundaries of parenthood.

Agenda:

5:30PM Sign-in/Registration

6:00PM Introduction + Group Activity

6:15PM Panel Discussion:

  • Ana Rojas
  • Sania Khiljee
  • Sean Andrews

6:45PM Q&A

7:00PM Networking + Open Discussion

*Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.