Virtual 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


5:00pm Introductions


5:10pm What is Social Entrepreneurship? Why now?


5:20pm Breakout Rooms and Discussion: What Social project or idea could be born during this time?


5:35pm Report Back


5:50pm Check-out




*REMINDER: This will be a virtual convening! You will receive the Zoom link after registration.*

Mindfulness Meetup

Entrepreneurs and Small Business owners: Working from home and feeling overwhelmed? Need to reset? Join us for this virtual check-in!

Are you an entrepreneur or social warrior and feeling a bit overwhelmed right now? Can you tell your team is working hard through these transitions but could use a pause? Maybe working from home is new for you and it would be nice to check in with someone who understands?

IMPACT HUB HOUSTON WANT TO SUPPORT YOU!

Start your day by joining our Mindfulness Meetup at 9AM!

Did you know science has proved that through mindfulness and positive psychology we can actually increase our ability to see creative and innovative solutions? It’s TRUE! Get ready to join others, who understand what you are navigating, and to learn more about these strategies!

Impact Hub Houston member, Lisbeth Janelle, Founder of UPWRD Collective , will be facilitating this session.

In this 40 minute session, we will come together virtually to:

  • check in
  • briefly meditate and move from the comfort of your laptop
  • learn tips on how to stay mindful, reduce stress, and positively move through these new times.

What you will need:

  • Pick a place in your home where you will feel comfortable enough to join the session with your webcam on
  • A Zoom link to access the event will be provided
  • Feel free to bring your cup of coffee along, too!

About our Facilitator:

Lisbeth Janelle is the Founder of UPWRD Collective, a company focused on transforming workplaces through mindfulness and social impact, has you covered to help you and your team use mindfulness as a strategy to get present to all the creative solutions in your path. We believe Presence drives innovation. As a former oil and gas overachiever turned entrepreneur she understands the pressures these new world changes have brought on. Taking a deep dive into mindfulness and how it can support business, she is completing a masters degree in Positive, Leadership, Strategy, and Transformation from IE University and has over 1500 hours of teaching and training in yoga. She is passionate about using fun, easy to integrate practices in your day to transform energy and mindset of yourself and your team to innovatively navigate this time.

Product w Shiva Rajaraman: Former CTO WeWork; Product @ Spotify, Youtube +

Join this Fireside Chat on “Squawking Product” with Emily Keeton and Shiva Rajaraman – Former CTO WeWork!

Friday @ 5:30pmCT via Zoom + FB Live

Emily Keeton (former Managing Director of The Creator Fund, Head of M&A at WeWork and IAC, Co-Founder of Flavour App and Station Houston) is hosting a fireside chat this Friday: “Squawking Product with Shiva Rajaraman – Former CTO WeWork and Head of Product at Spotify, Youtube, and Apple Media.”

Bring your questions on startup development, product development, product management, how to go from startup to scale-up and more!

To join:

  • By Web/App: https://zoom.us/j/294720113
  • By Phone: +13462487799,,294720113# US

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