We are grateful for YOU! After a year riddled with challenges and crisis, we truly appreciate all of you who stepped up to host an event, made time to speak and share your insights, and showed up to connect with and learn from your peers for The Houston Innovation Summit this year. You helped ensure Houston and Texas were at the top of people’s minds for Innovation + Impact during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).
Thanks to you, Houston became the #3 city in the country for GEW this year!
A few quick stats on #THIS2020:
- Number of Houston-based events and conferences: 55
- Approximate number of speakers and participants: 1513 people
- Estimated Social Media Reach: 185,725 people
- Reach Outside of Social Media: 654,128 people
What did you think of the summit? Please let us know by answering this 3-5 minute survey: http://bit.ly/THIS-Survey
Couldn’t make all of the events and want to see what you missed?
We started uploading some of them to our YouTube channel — please subscribe to learn when new sessions are posted! A few highlights that are currently available:
- Redefining Equity: Black Entrepreneurs Offer New Paths to Wealth
- Building Intentional, Inclusive and International Ecosystems
- InnovationMap 2nd Anniversary AMA with Editor Natalie Harms
- Financial Empowerment & Entrepreneurship with Cy-Fair FCU
- Feedback Friday: Pitches & Presentations with Brandy Guidry
- …and see Grace’s acceptance speech for The Listies “Outstanding Leadership” award!
Congratulations to the Climathon Houston 2020 Winners! (View a video recap of this year’s idea pitches, hackathon sessions, and awards ceremony here.)
- Ductwalk: Flood Mitigation and Plastic Upcycling Product
- Houston: Setting the Standard for Energy Innovation
- Houston InnoGrid
Want to stay connected with the #HOUImpact community? Here’s how:
- Sign up for our newsletter to get upcoming events and opportunities
- Join our Mighty Network at http://houimpact.com
- Find inspiring and educational events on our Community Calendar
- Become a Member! > https://houston.impacthub.net/membership/
Lastly, if you took any fun screenshots, photos, or video during the summit, please share them with us on online by tagging us and adding #THIS2020 + #HOUImpact.
We hope you’re having a wonderful holiday weekend; and we look forward to seeing you on the interwebs again soon!
Cheers to impact,
Grace, Michelle, and the Impact Hub Houston community
P.S. Established in 2017 after Hurricane Harvey, THIS celebrates Houston’s impact + innovation ecosystem by bringing together startups, entrepreneurs, funders, talent and support organizations through a week of programs and events. If you’d like to participate in THIS next year as a sponsor or event host, please contact Grace!
Special Thanks to Houston Downtown Redevelopment Authority, Syzygy Plasmonics, Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union, Houston Exponential, HCC, Z Labs, SoGal Foundation, Greentown Houston, and Impact Hub Houston Members for your continued support!
We hope you’re staying safe and taking care of yourself. If you think you’ve been exposed, you can find local testing locations at https://covidcheck.hctx.net/.