Course Grind presented by Impact Hub Houston

Join Impact Hub Houston for a casual coffee to meet people working towards impact and give/get help on your next steps forward! #HOUImpact

WORKING ON AN IDEA? MAKING PROGRESS? WANT FEEDBACK?

Join Impact Hub Houston for a casual coffee to meet people working towards impact, connect with peers, share your challenges, and give/get help on your next steps forward!

SCHEDULE:

9:00AM Welcome + Caffeine

9:10AM-9:55AM Networking + Discussion

9:55-10AM Group Closing

PARKING: Free parking is available on site.

BUILDING ACCESS: Check-in at the front desk and join us in the Lounge area past the kitchen.

Open Project Night: SDG 4 Quality Education

Honoring International Day of Education (January 24th), Impact Hub Houston and Sketch City bring you this special edition of Open Project Night, focusing on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4: Quality Education.


We’ll be kicking off the session by featuring two guest speakers. After these presenters are finished, we will open the floor to other #OPNHOU participants to share their projects, per our usual format.


Come connect and collaborate with passionate people who are working on projects, ventures, and collaborations to improve the resilience and quality of life in 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.


EVENT SCHEDULE:


1) 6:00-6:30pm Meet + greet; 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!


Houston Social Entrepreneurship Meetup

Heard about social entrepreneurship but don’t really know what a social venture looks like? Impact Hub Houston invites you to 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. At each meetup, you’ll 1) Get an intro to Social Entrepreneurship 2) Hear from a Social Entrepreneur in Houston 3) Network with other changemakers from across the entrepreneur ecosystem.


SCHEDULE


5:30pm Sign-in


5:45pm Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

6:00pm Guest Speaker: TBA


7:00pm Networking


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




PARKING INFORMATION:


Metered parking is available in the surrounding areas and is free stating at 6PM. Surface lots are also available within one block from the Amegy Building, on Fannin Street and Travis Street. If you work in midtown or downtown, we encourage you to take the MetroRail and hop off at the Downton Transit stop which is at the intersection of Main and St. Joseph’s.




BUILDING ACCESS:


Due to construction, please enter the building from the Jefferson Street entrance. Check-in with the guard in the lobby and take the elevator up to the 13th floor.

Houston Social Entrepreneurship Meetup

Heard about social entrepreneurship but don’t really know what a social venture looks like? Impact Hub Houston invites you to 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. At each meetup, you’ll 1) Get an intro to Social Entrepreneurship 2) Hear from a Social Entrepreneur in Houston 3) Network with other changemakers from across the entrepreneur ecosystem.


SCHEDULE


5:30pm Sign-in


5:45pm Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

6:00pm Guest Speaker: Yvonne Mendoza, Founder Tierra de los Artesanos


When traveling to Merida, Yucatan in 2014 Yvonne noticed two things while in the city. First, artisan women and men would gather in the main plaza daily and sold their craft in an organized manner. Second, she noticed that the women and men were part of cooperatives, learning from each other while sustaining their household by using their skills. Yvonne began to study what was thriving and working for artisans in Mexico and asked herself, “What could work for the artisans of Mexico who now live in the U.S.?” After this trip, Tierra began to form. Tierra is a marketplace where customers can shop for ethically-made, Mexico-goods. We believe in social sustainability, economic empowerment and fair-trade principles. The diverse regions of Mexico and the hard work ethic is now showcased at our store.  We began with our online market in 2015 and happily opened our 1st brick and mortar in 2016. We mix our social work ethical values and love for our mexican heritage to continue to create and cultivate Tierra.  


6:45pm Open discussion on Impact topics


7:00pm Networking


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