Frost Bank: Fail Forward Series

Frost Bank presents “Fail Forward”:A Special Speaker Series to help entrepreneurs navigate financial challenges and learn how to get funded!

Join us for an evening of #FailForward fun as we get real, behind-the-scenes stories straight from entrepreneurs on the challenges they faced trying to access and raise funding for their small business or startups … and learn from bankers and financial experts what those entrepreneurs could have done to make their journey easier and more successful.

In this “role play” style discussion, entrepreneurs will dig deep into their experiences and offer specific examples of actual attempts to receive funding from local banks and other institutions. A series of subject matter experts curated by Frost Bank will then walk the entrepreneurs through those stories to identify where challenges could have been prevented, averted or quickly mitigated, and then share strategies and best practices that may help you avoid some of the pitfalls that can prevent you from getting funded.


  • JimmyTay Trinh, Chef, CEO, Founder of Naughty Noah’s

Naughty Noah’s is a family-centric business that’s stirring up everyday eats. With my son Noah at the helm, my mother’s authentic recipe delivers the rich culinary tradition of Vietnamese pho noodles right to your busy family life — with clean ingredients that put a nourishing, tasty new twist on a beloved, timeless classic. Get naughty and start noodlin’ around with all of our delicious flavors!

  • Harry McMahan, Vice President & Relationship Manager at Frost Bank


  • 6PM Registration & Networking (appetizers will be provided)
  • 6:30PM – 7:15 PM Role Play + Best Practices
  • 7:15PM Q&A
  • 7:30PM Open Discussion & Networking

*Series presented by Frost Bank, in partnership with Impact Hub Houston and BakerRipley.

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


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!


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

Morning Yoga with Impact Hub Houston + Omflow

Impact Hub Houston is partnering with Chief Executive Yogi and Flowing Founder of Omflow, Caroline Vo, on Friday, June 28th, for a FREE community yoga event at our #POPHub.
Omflow, Inc., is a startup based in Houston, TX that allows yoga students to practice with yoga teachers from all over the world through a unique, 2-way, real-time, LIVE, online experience. Details of the event are below and all are welcomed to attend to practice and learn more about Omflow, Inc.
Date: Friday, June 28, 2019
Time: 7am-8am (please arrive at 6:45am to sign in and set up)
Attire: Comfortable athletic or yoga wear
What to Bring: A yoga mat, water bottle, and towel *extra yoga mats are available if needed
Cost: FREE!
Visit Omflow’s Website to learn more about their organization:
About SDG3: Good Health and Wellbeing –

Fuckup Nights Houston – Spanglish Edition

WTF is Fuckup Nights?

Failure is a part of any success story, but we don’t talk about it enough. We’ve all been to plenty of events where people tell you how they hacked, hustled, and created their success, but very few where someone gets up and says “I totally messed up, and this is what you can learn from it.”

Fuckup Nights is a global speaker series where stories of failed businesses and projects are told, questioned and celebrated. Each speaker is given 7 minutes and is able to use 10 images. After each speaker, there’s a Q&A session, as well as time for mingling and drinks!

300+ cities, 80+ countries, 10 minutes, 10 images, 1 failure.

**SPANGLISH EDITION** What’s that? Spanglish is a hybrid language combining words and idioms from both Spanish and English, especially Spanish speech that uses many English words and expressions.

To be announced soon!


6:00 – 6:30 pm: Registration, meeting fellow fuckuppers, drinks and food

6:30 – 7:30pm: Fuckup presentations + Q&A

7:30- 8:00pm: More drinks, more mingling with fellow fuckuppers