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Sunday, November 6
 

6:00pm

3 Day Startup Final Pitches - Rice University and University of Houston

The idea of 3 Day Startup is simple: start tech companies over the course of three days. We reserve work space for an entire weekend, recruit 50 student participants from a wide range of backgrounds, cater food and drinks, and bring in top-notch entrepreneurs and investors. The participants pick the best ideas for startups during the Friday brainstorming session and deliver prototypes and investor pitches on Sunday night.

Come see the student startups' final pitches. More information at:
http://3ds.bauer.uh.edu
http://rice.3daystartup.org


Sunday November 6, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
TMCx 2450 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77021
 
Monday, November 7
 

6:00am

FREE YOGA at Black Swan Yoga!
Limited Capacity seats available

The startup grind is tough. Keep your body and mind centered by starting the day with a morning sweat sesh. Mention "Houston Startup Week" for *FREE* access and join us for a sunrise flow at Black Swan Yoga - every morning, all week long! 

Sessions (Monday through Friday)
  • 6 AM - 7 AM
  • 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM 

What to bring:
  • Mat & mat towel (available for rental)
  • Water jug
  • Athletic clothes - be prepared to sweat!

Note: There is a 99.99% chance you will be sweaty. Very sweaty. Black Swan Yoga does not have showers, but Station Houston does! It is located on the 13th floor by the fitness facility, and a Station Houston member has to give you access. 

Monday November 7, 2016 6:00am - 7:00am
Black Swan Yoga (Heights) 3210 White Oak Drive, Houston TX 77007

7:15am

FREE YOGA at Black Swan Yoga!
Limited Capacity seats available

The startup grind is tough. Keep your body and mind centered by starting the day with a morning sweat sesh. Mention "Houston Startup Week" for *FREE* access and join us for a sunrise flow at Black Swan Yoga - every morning, all week long! 

Sessions (Monday through Friday)
  • 6 AM - 7 AM
  • 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM 

What to bring:
  • Mat & mat towel (available for rental)
  • Water jug
  • Athletic clothes - be prepared to sweat!

Note: There is a 99.99% chance you will be sweaty. Very sweaty. Black Swan Yoga does not have showers, but Station Houston does! It is located on the 13th floor by the fitness facility, and a Station Houston member has to give you access. 

Monday November 7, 2016 7:15am - 8:15am
Black Swan Yoga (Heights) 3210 White Oak Drive, Houston TX 77007

7:30am

Kegs & Eggs Kickoff Breakfast!
Limited Capacity seats available

Help us kick off Houston Startup Week with kegs (of coffee) and eggs (in tacos)! Entrepreneurs, investors, developers, inventors, and anyone else involved with or interested in startups are welcome. Let's talk tech over caffeine and breakfast before we start our week of amazing events!

Big thanks to Door Dash for helping us kick off #HSW16 with caffeine provided by Shipley's Donuts and breakfast tacos provided by Tacos A-Go-Go!

This event is partnered with Open Coffee Club Houston.

Sponsors
avatar for Door Dash

Door Dash

General Manager, DoorDash
DoorDash powers on-demand, local delivery for any business. We empower local economies by helping small businesses grow, give underemployed people meaningful, flexible work, and offer an affordable delivery service to consumers. As General Manager in Houston, Ben is the CEO and leader... Read More →


Monday November 7, 2016 7:30am - 9:30am
Station Houston 1301 Fannin St, Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77002

8:30am

Free Coworking at Station Houston - all week long!
Limited Capacity seats available

For the entire week of #HSW16, Station Houston opens its doors for free and open coworking!

We're guessing you have some work to do, but you don't want to miss Houston Startup Week. Come for the events, and stay for the wifi, coffee, and productive environment.

Join us!
November 7-11
8am - 6pm 

10:00am

Houston Startup Resources Comprehensive
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you new to Houston, new to the Houston startup ecosystem, or just want a refresh on all of the wonderful startup resources in town? Join RED Labs founder and Rice University lecturer, Hesam Panahi, for a rundown of Houston's startup resources and how to get engaged! 

Speakers
avatar for Hesam Panahi

Hesam Panahi

Lecturer, Rice University
Hesam is a faculty member at Rice University's Entrepreneurship Initiative and the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Lilie). Prior to Rice, he founded RED Labs, the University of Houston's startup accelerator and technology entrepreneurship program. Hesam also organizes... Read More →


10:00am

Scaling Your Company: Digital, Search and Social Marketing That Actually Works
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you ever wonder why some startups achieve critical mass while so many others, even with great products, fail to get off the launch pad.  The world’s most successful startups have one thing in common — they got marketing and demand generation (beyond growth hacking) right! 

Former McKinsey & Co consultant, angel investor, best-selling author, and Apogee Results CEO Bill Leake leads this highly interactive workshop guiding attendees through identifying and profiling the marketing methods most likely to work for them, puts a spotlight on the fundamentals, and gives away some advanced secrets and tips that have helped created 100’s of Inc 500/5000 winners and high-growth angel- and VC-backed companies.  

Takeaways: 

• Understanding the main categories, types and methods of modern digital marketing (SEO, PPC, Display, Social,et. al.)
• Matching the right type of marketing with the right phase of your company lifecycle• Approaches to testing and budgeting that will save you a bundle• How to spot — and avoid — the digital marketing malpractice that is distressingly common industrywide
• Specific, actionable tips and tricks that are working for successfully growing startups today

Speakers
avatar for Bill Leake

Bill Leake

CEO, Apogee Results
Bill Leake is a former McKinsey & Co consultant and Dell executive, and current CEO of Apogee Results. Bill has been involved in driving provable revenues through Internet marketing techniques since the mid 1990s when, as part of the management team at Power Computing, he built the... Read More →


11:30am

LAUNCH & LEARN: Startups: Through the eyes of an accelerator (with OwlSpark & RED Labs!)
Limited Capacity seats available

New to this whole "startup" thing? Join the local university accelerators, RED Labs (University of Houston) and OwlSpark (Rice University), for this crash course in what it means to start up and a quick rundown on how to get started! 

11:30am - Doors open, networking + lunch*
12:00pm - Event begins
1:00pm - Wrap up, open for networking
1:30pm - Close, turn room to next event

NOTE: This event is BYOBB (Bring Your Own Brown Bag)! Please feel free to bring a lunch to this event.

Speakers
avatar for Alex de la Fuente

Alex de la Fuente

Asst. Managing Director, RED Labs
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avatar for Kelly McCormick

Kelly McCormick

Managing Director, University of Houston's RED Labs
avatar for Kerri Smith

Kerri Smith

Mentor, Station Houston
Kerri is the Managing Director of Rice University's startup accelerator, OwlSpark, and develops strategies and programs that help maximize the success of tech-enabled startups. She serves as a Station Houston Mentor and provides leadership, oversight, and strategic direction for commercialization... Read More →


11:30am

LAUNCH & LEARN: Valuations & Cap Tables
Limited Capacity seats available

Unicorn?
Cap table?
Sharks?

Join us for a discussion about valuation.

11:30am - Doors open, networking + lunch*
12:00pm - Event begins
1:00pm - Wrap up, open for networking
1:30pm - Close, turn room to next event

*NOTE: This event is BYOBB (Bring Your Own Brown Bag)! Please feel free to bring a lunch to this event.

Speakers

1:30pm

What Startup Founders Need to Know about SEO
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

What you’re in for is a practical exploration of why SEO is critical to startups and founders and how your success or failure as a new venture (every new venture) is very dependant on Search. 

Not the usual how to SEO but how search engines can make the difference between your getting funded or not.  Our goal: helping everyone realize that SEO isn’t something you can do, and perhaps should, to acquire customers, but that it’s something that your startup must live, breath, and how.

Worth your time? Paul spoke with over 200 founders the last time this talk was held.  Search matters - here's what matters to founders.

Speakers
avatar for Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien

Founder, MediaTech Ventures
Marketer, author, entrepreneur, father, blogger, and general socializer. Founder of MediaTech Ventures and growth hacker of startups.


1:30pm

The Future of Work in Houston
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a conversation about the future of work, coworking, collaborative environments, what it means to have a great work place, and why it's important. We have perspectives from coworking spaces, creative office spaces, and the designers of these spaces!

Moderators
avatar for Joe Martin

Joe Martin

Money, Tech and Law reporter, Houston Business Journal
I am the Money, Technology and Law reporter reporter at the @HouBizJournal. GChat: martinjoe91@gmail.com

Speakers
avatar for Mark Gribbons

Mark Gribbons

Design Director, Gensler
As a Workplace Studio Design Director and Technology Practice Area Leader in the Houston office of Gensler, Mark oversees projects for some of the firm’s most agile and brand-centric clients across North America. Past projects include workspace for Amazon, Twitter, Hewlett Packard... Read More →
PL

Peter Licata

Founder of Headquarters
avatar for Grace Rodriguez

Grace Rodriguez

CEO / Executive Director, Impact Hub Houston
I help do-gooders do greater.Talk to me about...- creating equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems- cognitive neuroscience & emergent behavior- design- play!
AS

Apurva Sanghavi

TX native, serial entrepreneur, real estate and tech junkie. Co-founder: @starthouston, Branch Manager: @nflpmtg - NMLS# 227127
avatar for Mike Thakur

Mike Thakur

Founder, The Work Lodge
Some call me an executive, others call me a businessman, personally, I call me 'Mike', because it's really about 'who' I am, rather than what.


3:00pm

Texas Unites! Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio - all in one room!
Limited Capacity seats available

How often do you get to see Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio's startup scenes all represented in the same room?! Join us for a dynamic conversation about the Texas startup ecosystem from both micro and macro perspectives. Texas Unite!

PRO TIP: Join the "Texas Startups" Facebook group.

Moderators
avatar for Angela Shah

Angela Shah

Writer/Editor, Angela Shah Media
As the founding Texas editor for Xconomy, I write about innovators, entrepreneurs and investors in energy, life sciences, medical and technology startups that reflect the booming edge of the state's economy, one of the US's biggest. Even with such a large portfolio, I provide detailed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Luis Escobar

Luis Escobar

Managment Intern, VenturePoint Everywhere, Inc.
Luis Escobar created VenturePoint seeing the need for mobile business executives to find a refuge from Starbucks and other public places. With multiple locations in San Antonio, TX and more than 300 members, VenturePoint takes remnant office space and converts it into fully profitable... Read More →
avatar for Blair Garrou

Blair Garrou

Managing Director, Mercury Fund
Venture Capitalist
avatar for Chirag Gupta

Chirag Gupta

CEO, NoD Coworking
Chirag is the co-captain of the Dallas Startup Week Gaming Track this year. He is the Founder of NoD Coworking and runs the Code Collective meetup group in Dallas. He has served on the boards of the Texas Freelance Association and the Northwestern University Alumni Club of DFW. He... Read More →
avatar for Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien

Founder, MediaTech Ventures
Marketer, author, entrepreneur, father, blogger, and general socializer. Founder of MediaTech Ventures and growth hacker of startups.


5:00pm

New to Houston Meetup
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you new to Houston? New to the Houston startup community? Let's get together and welcome visitors and newbies alike!

RSVP FOR PIZZA AND BEER. :)

This event is hosted in part by Houston Startup Happy Hour, a monthly meetup in Houston, TX for techies, entrepreneurs, angels, mentors, startup enthusiasts and everyone in between!

Monday November 7, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Station Houston 1301 Fannin St, Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77002
 
Tuesday, November 8
 

6:00am

FREE YOGA at Black Swan Yoga!
Limited Capacity seats available

The startup grind is tough. Keep your body and mind centered by starting the day with a morning sweat sesh. Mention "Houston Startup Week" for *FREE* access and join us for a sunrise flow at Black Swan Yoga - every morning, all week long! 

Sessions (Monday through Friday)
  • 6 AM - 7 AM
  • 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM 

What to bring:
  • Mat & mat towel (available for rental)
  • Water jug
  • Athletic clothes - be prepared to sweat!

Note: There is a 99.99% chance you will be sweaty. Very sweaty. Black Swan Yoga does not have showers, but Station Houston does! It is located on the 13th floor by the fitness facility, and a Station Houston member has to give you access. 

Tuesday November 8, 2016 6:00am - 7:00am
Black Swan Yoga (Heights) 3210 White Oak Drive, Houston TX 77007

7:00am

ELECTION DAY! GO VOTE!
It's election day! Have you casted your vote for the presential election?

Don't know where to go? Enter your complete street address here for your local voting center!

Tuesday November 8, 2016 7:00am - 7:00pm
Your Local Voting Center

7:15am

FREE YOGA at Black Swan Yoga!
Limited Capacity seats available

The startup grind is tough. Keep your body and mind centered by starting the day with a morning sweat sesh. Mention "Houston Startup Week" for *FREE* access and join us for a sunrise flow at Black Swan Yoga - every morning, all week long! 

Sessions (Monday through Friday)
  • 6 AM - 7 AM
  • 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM 

What to bring:
  • Mat & mat towel (available for rental)
  • Water jug
  • Athletic clothes - be prepared to sweat!

Note: There is a 99.99% chance you will be sweaty. Very sweaty. Black Swan Yoga does not have showers, but Station Houston does! It is located on the 13th floor by the fitness facility, and a Station Houston member has to give you access. 

Tuesday November 8, 2016 7:15am - 8:15am
Black Swan Yoga (Heights) 3210 White Oak Drive, Houston TX 77007

7:30am

Office Yoga with Sean D Watson
Limited Capacity seats available

Many of us spend a great deal of time hunched over a computer screen. Come hang out with Sean from Yoga EaDO for a light Office Yoga session where we'll learn how to incorporate easy stretches and mindfulness techniques to our daily grind. #rootdownriseup

NOTE: No mat or change of clothes necessary.

Tuesday November 8, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Station Houston 1301 Fannin St, Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77002

8:30am

Smart Policies for Smart Cities
Limited Capacity seats available

Inspired by this panel at Austin Startup Week, we're talking to local experts in the field of policy and best practices for civic innovation in the Houston area, including: 
  • Geoff Carleton, Principal, Traffic Engineers, Inc.
  • Steven David, Political Consultant, and Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, City of Houston
  • Kelsey Walker, Staff Researcher, Urban Development, Transportation and Placemaking, Kinder Institute 

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Reichman

Jeff Reichman

January Advisors
Jeff Reichman is the founder of January Advisors, a data science consulting firm that works with governments and non-profits. He has led projects that analyzed and visualized data in criminal justice, environmental advocacy, affordable housing, early childhood education, voting rights... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Rigdon

Sarah Rigdon

Sarah helps organize Houston's community of civic technologists, Sketch City. She works at the intersection of tech and communications.


Tuesday November 8, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Station Houston 1301 Fannin St, Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77002

8:30am

Free Coworking at Station Houston - all week long!
Limited Capacity seats available

For the entire week of #HSW16, Station Houston opens its doors for free and open coworking!

We're guessing you have some work to do, but you don't want to miss Houston Startup Week. Come for the events, and stay for the wifi, coffee, and productive environment.

Join us!
November 7-11
8am - 6pm 

Tuesday November 8, 2016 8:30am - 5:30pm
Station Houston 1301 Fannin St, Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77002

10:00am

Anthropology of Innovation
Come explore the "Anthropology of Innovation" with the fantastic team of Marlon Hall and Danielle Fanfair! This team has empowered a community of changemakers to explore their passions and make them a vocational reality through their incubator, Houston Innovators. They also invite Houstonians to tell better stories about themselves throught their visual poetry and creative work with Folklore Films

Don't miss out on this amazing duo! 

NOTE: Pleae bring ear buds and a smart phone (if possible) to fully participate in this innovative session! If you don't have them with you, don't let that be a barrier and make a new friend at the talk. Thank you! 


Speakers
avatar for Danielle Fanfair

Danielle Fanfair

Co-founder/Producer, Strategist - Folklore Films, Houston Innovators and Awakenings Movement
avatar for marlon hall

marlon hall

Co-Founder of Folklore Films, Houston Innovators and Awakenings Movement


Tuesday November 8, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Station Houston 1301 Fannin St, Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77002

11:30am

LAUNCH & LEARN: Unlocking your ideas - The next great thing

Meet like minded entrepreneurs and innovators as  JP Emery walks you through the essential steps to unlocking your idea and moving towards developing as a startup business.

This meetup is perfect for anyone who is just starting out with an idea, or needs help re-visiting the beginning steps. Also learn about Fruition tech labs "5 Steps to fruition."

11:30am - Doors open, networking + lunch*
12:00pm - Event begins
1:00pm - Wrap up, open for networking
1:30pm - Close, turn room to next event

NOTE: This event is BYOBB (Bring Your Own Brown Bag)! Please feel free to bring a lunch to this event. 


Speakers
JE

JP Emery

JP Emery CTO of fruition technology labs has worked within Houston's startup community since 2014. With a background in finance and customer service he invests his time in the community through Fruition Tech Labs to help other young entrepreneurs become successful.


Tuesday November 8, 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm
Station Houston 1301 Fannin St, Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77002

1:30pm

Education entrepreneurs manufacturing the future workforce of Houston and beyond
Meet entrepreneurs with teaching and school administration experience, and lets discuss ideas and questions impacting the education system in Houston and beyond. 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Shiroy Aspandiar

Shiroy Aspandiar

Co-Founder, One Jump
I do it for decoration
LB

Lanny Bose

Cardstock
KC

Kaleigh Colombero

Build Excellent Schools


3:00pm

How The @#$% Does My Government Work?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

An exploratory design thinking workshop to discuss what information entrepreneurs would benefit from knowing about how our local government works and how to interact with that information.

Led by PG > Design for the Public Interest. PG > PI power of Visual Design and Design Thinking to affect positive change in Houston.

By initiating and furthering projects that work in the public interest, we hope to educate and design visual and technological solutions that work hard to make Houston a better place for the people for whom it could do better.


Speakers
avatar for Evan O'Neil

Evan O'Neil

PG > Design For the Public Interest
I'm interested in civic driven, socially responsible projects that leverage design and smart visual communication to work towards a more equitable experience for all citizens.
avatar for Chris Valdez

Chris Valdez

Strategy & Creative Direction, PG > Design for the Public Interest
Talk to me about getting shit done in Houston.


Tuesday November 8, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Station Houston 1301 Fannin St, Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77002

5:00pm

Social Impact Happy Hour + Election Day Watch Party
It's election day after all! Let's get together to discuss and support social impact.

Look for the Houston Startup Week sign at the beer garden!  

Moderators
avatar for Shiroy Aspandiar

Shiroy Aspandiar

Co-Founder, One Jump
I do it for decoration
avatar for Natasha Azizi

Natasha Azizi

Co-Founder, Impact Hub Houston
Impact HUB

Tuesday November 8, 2016 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Axelrad 1517 Alabama

6:00pm

TX/RX Tour & SPUD Demo Q/A
Come see the world's first collapsible display at TX/RX: Houston's Maker Space. We'll tell you how, why, and what we did to make our product a reality while also showing you TX/RX. Back us on Kickstarter too :) !

Exhibitors

Tuesday November 8, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
TXRX Labs 205 Roberts Street, Houston, TX
 
Wednesday, November 9
 

6:00am

FREE YOGA at Black Swan Yoga!
Limited Capacity seats available

The startup grind is tough. Keep your body and mind centered by starting the day with a morning sweat sesh. Mention "Houston Startup Week" for *FREE* access and join us for a sunrise flow at Black Swan Yoga - every morning, all week long! 

Sessions (Monday through Friday)
  • 6 AM - 7 AM
  • 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM 

What to bring:
  • Mat & mat towel (available for rental)
  • Water jug
  • Athletic clothes - be prepared to sweat!

Note: There is a 99.99% chance you will be sweaty. Very sweaty. Black Swan Yoga does not have showers, but Station Houston does! It is located on the 13th floor by the fitness facility, and a Station Houston member has to give you access. 

Wednesday November 9, 2016 6:00am - 7:00am
Black Swan Yoga (Heights) 3210 White Oak Drive, Houston TX 77007

7:15am

FREE YOGA at Black Swan Yoga!
Limited Capacity seats available

The startup grind is tough. Keep your body and mind centered by starting the day with a morning sweat sesh. Mention "Houston Startup Week" for *FREE* access and join us for a sunrise flow at Black Swan Yoga - every morning, all week long! 

Sessions (Monday through Friday)
  • 6 AM - 7 AM
  • 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM 

What to bring:
  • Mat & mat towel (available for rental)
  • Water jug
  • Athletic clothes - be prepared to sweat!

Note: There is a 99.99% chance you will be sweaty. Very sweaty. Black Swan Yoga does not have showers, but Station Houston does! It is located on the 13th floor by the fitness facility, and a Station Houston member has to give you access. 

Wednesday November 9, 2016 7:15am - 8:15am
Black Swan Yoga (Heights) 3210 White Oak Drive, Houston TX 77007

8:30am

Free Coworking at Station Houston - all week long!
Limited Capacity seats available

For the entire week of #HSW16, Station Houston opens its doors for free and open coworking!

We're guessing you have some work to do, but you don't want to miss Houston Startup Week. Come for the events, and stay for the wifi, coffee, and productive environment.

Join us!
November 7-11
8am - 6pm 

Wednesday November 9, 2016 8:30am - 5:30pm
Station Houston 1301 Fannin St, Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77002

11:30am

LAUNCH & LEARN: Cracking the Code for Women Led Startups in Houston (lunch provided)
Limited Capacity seats available

Everyone's experience is different, but how different is it for women in the startup game? Ladies and gentlemen alike are welcome to join us in this raw discussion about the intricacies around gender and entrepreneurship. 

11:30am - Doors open, networking + lunch*
12:00pm - Event begins
1:00pm - Wrap up, open for networking
1:30pm - Close, turn room to next event

*NOTE: Lunch will be graciously sponsored by Amegy Bank.

Moderators
avatar for Denise Hamilton

Denise Hamilton

CEO, WatchHerWork
Denise Hamilton is CEO and Founder of WatchHerWork, a digital learning platform leveraging the expertise and experience of hundreds of successful women executives, entrepreneurs and thought leaders to provide women the mentorship they need when they need it. Denise brings 25 years... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Rigdon

Sarah Rigdon

Sarah helps organize Houston's community of civic technologists, Sketch City. She works at the intersection of tech and communications.
avatar for Courtney Wyckoff

Courtney Wyckoff

CEO, Founder, MommaStrong
Grit and humor are my secret weapons. Being uncompromisingly committed to my mission is my fuel. And failure is my teacher. I love what I do and am willing to expose any part of the journey that might help you stay the course on yours. You'll probably - DEFINITELY - have as much... Read More →


Wednesday November 9, 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm
Station Houston 1301 Fannin St, Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77002

1:30pm

Selling & Marketing to the Oil and Gas Industry for Start-ups & Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn from Mark LaCour and Jake Corley what it takes to successfully market and sell your product or service to the global Oil and Gas industry. This industry is different than other verticals, and introducing something new is almost impossible. Unless you know the secrets. This will be a hands-on and executable session to speed up you entry into the market, keeping you from making the common mistakes, and build your confidence. 

Speakers
ML

Mark LaCour

Director of modalpoint


4:00pm

HTC ORIENTATION - MAIN CAMPUS

Houston Technology Center invites you to join us for a free Orientation seminar and learn how HTC accelerates the growth and success of emerging technology companies.

The seminar is open to anyone interested in learning about HTC’s acceleration process. All companies applying to be HTC Clients are required to attend an orientation session.


Wednesday November 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Houston Technology Center 410 Pierce Houston, Texas 77002

4:00pm

Lilie Lecture Series Featuring Rakesh Agrawal

Join us for a discussion with Rice alumni Rakesh Agrawal, SnapStream's founder and CEO.  Snapstream is a DVR and search engine for businesses. It enables organizations to monitor television to find exact mentions of certain phrases or ideas.  SnapStream’s clients include ESPN, the NFL, and shows like The Colbert Report and The Soup.

Currently, Rakesh oversees the software company's strategy, innovation work, and operations. Continuing to advance the next generation of SnapStream's video capture, search and editing platform, Rakesh guides the team with expertise on software development, hardware solutions, and industry-specific workflows. Rakesh frequents all sorts of technology-focused events throughout the year to educate folks on the power of TV search in their everyday jobs. Join us! 

EventBrite Registration Page Here 


Wednesday November 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Rice University Humanities 117 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005

5:30pm

INNOVATORS IN THE WOODS

HTC & HARC are hosting a bi monthly startup event to highlight companies in The Woodlands and Houston. These are open to the community and networking will follow the presentations.

Come join us for an evening of light bites, stimulating conversation, and new technologies.

What to expect:
  • 3-5 Minute Slide Deck Presentation from 3 or more local startups 
  • 5 Minutes of Mentor Discussion will follow each presentation
  • Networking to follow

 RSVP

Interested in Pitching?

Do you have a clean tech company focused in areas such as air quality, water quality, energy or environmental sustainability? Apply today to present at Innovators In The Woods. Your company will receive feedback from a panel of industry experts, a platform to introduce your company, and an opportunity to network with individuals in the clean tech and energy space.

The Presentation should cover:

  • Overview - what problem are you solving?
  • Growth Strategy - how do you plan to go to market and what industry are you targeting?
  • Financial - how you will make money & how you are currently funded?

 

Apply to Pitch 

Important Building and Parking Details:

http://www.lonestar.edu/maps-centralservices.htm
Training and Development Center

The Houston Technology Center in partnership with HARC is now opening a business accelerator in The Woodlands (HTC North Campus).

The ideal entrepreneurial companies for the accelerator will focus on technologies and applications for sustainable energy and renewable resources.


5:30pm

VULNERABILITY OF THE US ELECTRICAL GRID

This program will review three severe electromagnetic threats that provide a serious challenge to the operation of the U.S. power grid. These include: a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) attack produced by the detonation of a nuclear device in space; intentional electromagnetic interference (IEMI) produced by a nearby attack using new-technology electromagnetic weapons; and the exposure of the power grid from solar activity producing a severe geomagnetic storm on the Earth.

The presentation will review the electromagnetic characteristics of each threat, a summary of how these electromagnetic fields can create upsets and damage to power grid components and finally how the power grid can be protected from each of these threats, particularly here in Texas.

Dr. William Radasky, President of Metatech

Bob Hall, Texas State Senator, District 2

Register at www.MITEFtexas.org

$20 for Members of MITEF and Guests of MITEF Members
$20-40 for employees of MITEF Sponsors depending on sponsorship level
$40 for General Admission

Event Contact: Sara Wilkins (sara@amchouston.com)
Contact Phone: (713) 839-0808


Wednesday November 9, 2016 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Houston Technology Center 410 Pierce Houston, Texas 77002

6:00pm

STARTUP GRIND HOSTS LAUREN THOMPSON MILLER (RUST PATROL)

Agenda 
6:00 pm Quick Hello & Drink 
6:15 pm Interactive Problem Solving 
6:50 pm Grab a bite + your seat 
7:00 pm Fire-side chat 
8:00 pm 2 Minute pitch 
8:10 pm Dynamic Q+A 
9:00 pm Wrap up + Go Home!

TICKETS HERE

HOW Will You Handle the Drastic Pivot When Necessary?

Our focus for November is helping you recognize when shifting your gears will prevent your startup from dying.

We learned all about the J curve this summer with Howard Love. Now we will explore the pivot.  You will hear how Lauren was able to identify a hidden value in her product's usage. She will share what it looked like at each stage, what was easily recognizable and what had to be uncovered to be beneficial in decision making.

As startup entrepreneurs, you will face a plethora of unknowns. Our mission at each month's Startup Grind's original fire-side chat is taking you beyond the surface conversation on that month's topic. We are tasked with bringing you straight forward conversations that help you be a better leader for your startup business.

Lauren will help you by taking you through what she was able to accomplish and how it has created success for Rust Patrol. 

Bring you team November 9th and invest in preparing you all for success. Serving your customers, your team, and the world with your solution.


Wednesday November 9, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Iron Yard 4203 Montrose Blvd. Suite 100 Houston, 77006

6:30pm

Enventure BYOBrainstorm
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday November 9, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Station Houston 1301 Fannin St, Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77002
 
Thursday, November 10
 

6:00am

FREE YOGA at Black Swan Yoga!
Limited Capacity seats available

The startup grind is tough. Keep your body and mind centered by starting the day with a morning sweat sesh. Mention "Houston Startup Week" for *FREE* access and join us for a sunrise flow at Black Swan Yoga - every morning, all week long! 

Sessions (Monday through Friday)
  • 6 AM - 7 AM
  • 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM 

What to bring:
  • Mat & mat towel (available for rental)
  • Water jug
  • Athletic clothes - be prepared to sweat!

Note: There is a 99.99% chance you will be sweaty. Very sweaty. Black Swan Yoga does not have showers, but Station Houston does! It is located on the 13th floor by the fitness facility, and a Station Houston member has to give you access. 

Thursday November 10, 2016 6:00am - 7:00am
Black Swan Yoga (Heights) 3210 White Oak Drive, Houston TX 77007

7:15am

FREE YOGA at Black Swan Yoga!
Limited Capacity seats available

The startup grind is tough. Keep your body and mind centered by starting the day with a morning sweat sesh. Mention "Houston Startup Week" for *FREE* access and join us for a sunrise flow at Black Swan Yoga - every morning, all week long! 

Sessions (Monday through Friday)
  • 6 AM - 7 AM
  • 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM 

What to bring:
  • Mat & mat towel (available for rental)
  • Water jug
  • Athletic clothes - be prepared to sweat!

Note: There is a 99.99% chance you will be sweaty. Very sweaty. Black Swan Yoga does not have showers, but Station Houston does! It is located on the 13th floor by the fitness facility, and a Station Houston member has to give you access. 

Thursday November 10, 2016 7:15am - 8:15am
Black Swan Yoga (Heights) 3210 White Oak Drive, Houston TX 77007

8:30am

Free Coworking at Station Houston - all week long!
Limited Capacity seats available

For the entire week of #HSW16, Station Houston opens its doors for free and open coworking!

We're guessing you have some work to do, but you don't want to miss Houston Startup Week. Come for the events, and stay for the wifi, coffee, and productive environment.

Join us!
November 7-11
8am - 6pm 

Thursday November 10, 2016 8:30am - 5:30pm
Station Houston 1301 Fannin St, Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77002

9:00am

FOUNDER AS A SECOND CAREER
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us for a panel discussion regarding changing careers to found a startup.  What makes a big idea into a company?  We will hear from new and serial entrepreneurs who have moved from traditional careers to start new ventures.

Moderators
avatar for Katie Sunstrom

Katie Sunstrom

recently made the leap from giving legal counsel to business and entrepreneur clients in the areas of Intellectual Property, transactions, litigation, and general business strategies, to a position in-house with Door Space Inc. as co-founder to Sarah M. Worthy in the position of General... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jonti Bolles

Jonti Bolles

White Hat Ops, White Hat Ops
A recovering Architecture professor with a past as a bootstrap product manager, SEO nerd, operations manager and now company owner. I own White Hat Ops, a Houston agency providing sustainable online marketing and advertising services. I have an unrepentant passion for working with... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Talley

Patrick Talley

Founder, Swaha (FREE APP)
Patrick Talley is the Founder of HeraTrack a wearable device for people with dementia. He is also creator and Founder of 3 apps; (1) EasyPhone (makes smartphones easier for people with cognitive challenges) (2) Swaha and (3) stories etc., Board of Directors of Peach Outreach (Uterine... Read More →


9:30am

Coding Magic => More Newsletter Subscribers!
Limited Capacity seats available

Coding + Marketing == SUCCESS. Join *Pime* for a *FREE* class on coding methods to get *more* newsletter subscribers who seriously belive in *your* business!

What We'll Cover
  • Introduction to MailChimp for Managing Email Lists & Newsletters
  • Setting up a MailChimp Account
  • Adding a MailChimp Newsletter Signup Form to Your Landing Page
  • Using the MailChimp API to Connect Your Landing Page to MailChimp
  • Tracking How Subscribers Heard About Your Business with Code

What to bring
  • A Laptop with Google Chrome Installed
  • A Notebook & Pen/Pencil
  • A Thirst For Knowledge :)

Speakers
avatar for Jabari Holloway

Jabari Holloway

Founder, Pime
Jabari graduated from MIT with a double-major in Music & Chemical Engineering. He spent 4 years working for Chevron as a self-taught Software Engineer who built numerous websites and resigned to pursue Film-Music Composition & Entrepreneurship. For more information on Jabari, please... Read More →
avatar for Dan Liu

Dan Liu

Founder, Pickled
Dan & his partner Patil train restaurant staff to use web technology for profit gain. Go to pickled.space for case studies.


10:00am

Facebook Ads 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Randall Chesnutt

Randall Chesnutt

President, Spoken About
People should only seek advice from someone who has done what they're wanting to do. Everyone's need is different when seeking advice. Some may need advice from a person who has started a business with no money, in debt and built it to a multi-million dollar business. Others... Read More →


11:30am

LAUNCH & LEARN: How to Successfully Crowdfund
Limited Capacity seats available

How to strategize, prepare, launch, and close a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign from those with experience! From $100k to $1.1MM raised - where are they now?

11:30am - Doors open, networking + lunch*
12:00pm - Event begins
1:00pm - Wrap up, open for networking
1:30pm - Close, turn room to next event

NOTE: This event is BYOBB (Bring Your Own Brown Bag)! Please feel free to bring a lunch to this event. 

Moderators
avatar for Abel Acuña

Abel Acuña

Director of Marketing, MacroFab, Inc.
Abel is the Director of Marketing at MacroFab, an electronics manufacturing platform for startups, Kickstarters, and hardware teams. Previously, Abel served as a Kickstarter campaign consultant, raising $570,000 for the Foldio360 and $160,000 for the LoonCup. Prior to his time in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Austin

Brandon Austin

Founder and CEO, GoFish Cam
Brandon Austin is the CEO & Co-Founder of GoFish Cam, Inc. GoFish Cam makes an underwater camera that sits on your fishing line and works with a mobile application. The company designed a unique platform to allow users to learn from their captured experiences and also leverage... Read More →
avatar for Thomas P. Nguyen

Thomas P. Nguyen

Partner and Chief Marketing Officer, Peli Peli Restaurant Group
Thomas is a partner and Chief Marketing Officer for the Peli Peli Restaurant Group, with two locations in Houston, Texas. Currently Peli Peli is ranked in the Top 5 in Houston on both Tripadvisor and Yelp.In 2015, Thomas was named as one of Houston Business Journal's 40 Under 40 for... Read More →
avatar for Jaime Raijman

Jaime Raijman

Chief Design Officer, Knocki
Jaime heads the design team at Knocki - a fast-growing Houston startup that is disrupting the smart home space. Jaime was deeply involved in Knocki’s record shattering Kickstarter campaign - helping them raise $1.1M and become the most funded Texas technology company in Kickstarter... Read More →


11:30am

LAUNCH & LEARN: Ask the Expert (User Experience Design)
Limited Capacity filling up

us·er ex·pe·ri·ence
noun  
  1. the overall experience of a person using a product such as a website or computer application, especially in terms of how easy or pleasing it is to use.

What do you know about User Experience (UX)? Why is it important? How do you make it better? What do you have to control and manipulate? Let's explore the world of UX with Stephan Kotin, founder and CEO of StartUX!

11:30 - doors open, networking + lunch*
12:00 - discussion begins
1:00 - wrap up, open for networking
1:30 - close, switch for next event

To provide you the best experience in this "How to UX" session, please take a moment to fill out this survey. :)

*This event is BYOBB (Bring Your Own Brown Bag)! Please feel free to bring a lunch to this sesson. 

Speakers
avatar for Stephan Kotin

Stephan Kotin

Founder, Start UX


1:30pm

O&G Entrepreneurs Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

We'll be doing a small roundtable with O&G entrepreneurs. The goal of this roundtable will be to create a dialogue among those actively working on their startups/businesses. In order to promote interaction and create a productive conversation we will keep this group small.


1:30pm

Starting a Digital Health Company in the home of the World's Largest Medical Center
Limited Capacity filling up

Houston-born health startups talk about the ups and downs of starting up in Houston, Texas, the home of the largest concentration of medical institutions in the world. What works, what doesn't work, and what's to come. Join us for a roundtable with Houston startups, including a special appearance by a Austin-based startup working with Houston-based companies!

1:30pm - Doors open, networking
1:45pm - Event begins
2:45pm - Wrap up, open for networking
3:00pm - Close, turn room to next event

Talking Points:
  • Good, bad or indifferent on being in the largest med center/Houston.
  • Key players on a digital health team.
  • Biggest challenges your startup has faced.
  • Proudest moment for your startup.
  • The role of design and tech (UI/UX, design thinking, process innovation, Information System Architecture) in healthcare.
  • Defining success in Digital Health. 
  • Future of Healthcare
    • Predictions for how the new President Elect will affect healthcare/your business. 
    • Most likely to disrupt Healthcare; Direct to Consumer vs. Improved Health System
    • The future of your company in Healthcare.

Moderators
avatar for Erik Ibarra

Erik Ibarra

Chief Experience Officer, Calamine
Founder and CEO, CalamineAt Calamine we have had the pleasure of collaborating on everything from cancer apps to supply chain software. We consult, design and build for clients with an idea or companies with a need to purchase an enterprise solution. Our goal is to bring your solutions... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Erik Cardenas

Erik Cardenas

Head of Operations & Technology, EverlyWell
Erik is a creative, established and experienced healthcare technology and operations leader and has nearly 15 years of measurable success in large healthcare practices and startups. He thrives in creating comprehensive business, operations & technical strategies, especially in unstructured... Read More →
avatar for Kim Evans

Kim Evans

Co-founder & CEO, Seremedi
Kim Bond Evans has more than 15 years as a senior executive for early stage and large companies. Kim is co-founder and CEO of Seremedi, Inc. a digital health company delivering CareScriptions® a mobile integrated patient care and outcomes reporting solution enabling care teams to... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Haardt

Bryan Haardt

CEO, Decisio Health
Bryan Haardt has more than 20 years of combined information technology, management, and consulting experience. Mr. Haardt is the Chief Executive Officer of Decisio Health, Inc., an early-stage, FDA regulated, medical device company which provides analytics and clinical decision support... Read More →
avatar for Yael Katz

Yael Katz

CEO, BrainCheck
Cofounder/CEO, neuroscientist


3:00pm

Trump is President- Elect... What's up with the Energy & Environment Agenda?
Limited Capacity seats available

Trump is now the POTUS. What does this mean for energy and the environment? What does this mean for Houston? 

We're sitting down with Luc Boyer, Economic Counselor for the French Embassy in Houston, to discuss Trump’s vision and agenda for climate change, renewable and fossil energies. With over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, Boyer will present a brief summary and open for Q&A - bring your questions!

Speakers
LB

Luc Boyer

Economic Counselor in Houston for the French Embassy
Luc Boyer is based in Houston since August 2015. He is economic delegate of the economic section of the French Embassy with regional responsibilities concerning the south of the USA. He carries out reports concerning energy and power generation for the Americas and the US in particular... Read More →


3:00pm

How to B-Corp
Limited Capacity filling up

You've heard of C-Corps and S-Corps, but what's a B-Corp? What kinds of companies qualify? Come chat with Houston's ONLY TWO B-CORPS about why it's important and how to become one!

From the official B Corp website:

"B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency."



Moderators
avatar for Natasha Azizi

Natasha Azizi

Co-Founder, Impact Hub Houston
Impact HUB

Speakers
AS

Adam Smith

Chief Utility Officer, The Black Sheep Agency


3:00pm

How to Talk to the Press: From the Reporters Themselves
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Xconomy's Texas Editor and Houston Business Journal's Technology & Beer reporter for a casual conversation about what it takes to get their attention, what they're looking for, and best practices around working with media. 

Speakers
avatar for Joe Martin

Joe Martin

Money, Tech and Law reporter, Houston Business Journal
I am the Money, Technology and Law reporter reporter at the @HouBizJournal. GChat: martinjoe91@gmail.com
avatar for Angela Shah

Angela Shah

Writer/Editor, Angela Shah Media
As the founding Texas editor for Xconomy, I write about innovators, entrepreneurs and investors in energy, life sciences, medical and technology startups that reflect the booming edge of the state's economy, one of the US's biggest. Even with such a large portfolio, I provide detailed... Read More →


4:00pm

Show Me The Money!
Limited Capacity seats available

Sometimes it takes money to make money.

But what does it take to get that money? And where can you get it from?

We're sitting down with 4 different funders to discuss different ways to raise capital and what you need to have down before going after it. Let's learn from the angel, the VC, crowdfunding platforms (debt & equity).



Moderators
avatar for Brad Burke

Brad Burke

Managing Director, Rice Alliance
Brad Burke is the Managing Director of the Rice Alliance. Most recently, he founded and managed the local office of Viant Corporation, a premier internet consulting firm, delivering internet strategy, creative design, and web technology implementation. Viant went public through an... Read More →

Speakers
KA

Kemal Anbarci

Chevron Technology Ventures
Mr. Kemal Anbarci is a Managing Executive at Chevron Technology Ventures L.L.C. Mr. Anbarci has been with Chevron for over 22 years. He has held a variety of upstream responsibilities in field development, reservoir engineering, corporate and strategic planning, non-operated joint... Read More →
avatar for Blair Garrou

Blair Garrou

Managing Director, Mercury Fund
Venture Capitalist
avatar for Keith Kreuer

Keith Kreuer

Keith Kreuer has over 30 years of experience in starting and building innovative, customer-oriented information technology companies. As a Principal with RedHouse Associates, Keith specializes in early stage angel investments and currently sits on the Board of Directors and advisory... Read More →
avatar for Youngro Lee

Youngro Lee

Cofounder & CEO, NextSeed
Prior to helping local small businesses and ordinary people achieve their dreams through NextSeed, Youngro spent 8 years as a private equity funds lawyer in New York, Moscow, Shanghai and Hong Kong, helping his clients raise over $25 billion in aggregate for investment purposes... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Rafols

Ryan Rafols

Founder & CEO, Newchip
Ryan Ràfols is the founder and CEO of Newchip, a FinTech startup reinventing the financial landscape to bring exciting investment opportunities in emerging companies to small investors, new investors and millennials. With military leadership experience, Ryan was honored for his... Read More →


5:00pm

Startup Showcase + #HSW16 Party!
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's get down to the basic 3B's: Beer, Bites, and Business!

Don't miss the official Startup Showcase + #HSW16 Party and come find out what Houston's startups have to offer. Mix and mingle with the startup community at large, and let's celebrate entrepreneurship in Houston!

BONUS: Houston VR and Immersive Technology Conference will be joining us with virtual reality demonstrations!

Want to be a part of the showcase?
100% of donations will go towards refreshments (including cold brews). Light bites will be sponsored by Door Dash. All you have to do is register and make your payment here, show up by 4pm for setup, and bring swag/smiles!

Thursday November 10, 2016 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Station Houston 1301 Fannin St, Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77002

5:30pm

Circular Board Meetup for Women Entrepreneurs

Circular Board invites you to join the growing community of Houston women entrepreneurs for an evening of connections and support. Following networking and cocktail time, Carolyn Rodz, Circular Board founder and CEO, will be joined by Gerry Fehn, Knoll Vice President of Sales for the Southern Division, for an intimate fireside chat. E

EllieGrid, a smart technology pillbox and Circular Board accelerator participant, will also be officially launching their Kickstarter campaign at the event!

Light bites and refreshments will be served.

Thank you to our generous event sponsors: Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Mid-State Wine, and Knoll. 


Thursday November 10, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Knoll Showroom 2229 San Felipe St #900 Houston, TX 77019
 
Friday, November 11
 

TBA

HSW Wrap Up Party - WIND DOWN & TURN UP
Need we say more? Let's party!

We'll be at OKRA for the next hour+ (until at least 8PM), and we may crawl from there! Let's see where the night takes us. Check Facebook for updates on where we're at!

Come on out and connect with the friends you made this week...over a nice cold beer. B-)

- HSW Team 

Friday November 11, 2016 TBA
Okra 924 Congress Ave, Houston, TX 77002

6:00am

FREE YOGA at Black Swan Yoga!
Limited Capacity seats available

The startup grind is tough. Keep your body and mind centered by starting the day with a morning sweat sesh. Mention "Houston Startup Week" for *FREE* access and join us for a sunrise flow at Black Swan Yoga - every morning, all week long! 

Sessions (Monday through Friday)
  • 6 AM - 7 AM
  • 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM 

What to bring:
  • Mat & mat towel (available for rental)
  • Water jug
  • Athletic clothes - be prepared to sweat!

Note: There is a 99.99% chance you will be sweaty. Very sweaty. Black Swan Yoga does not have showers, but Station Houston does! It is located on the 13th floor by the fitness facility, and a Station Houston member has to give you access. 

Friday November 11, 2016 6:00am - 7:00am
Black Swan Yoga (Heights) 3210 White Oak Drive, Houston TX 77007

7:15am

FREE YOGA at Black Swan Yoga!
Limited Capacity seats available

The startup grind is tough. Keep your body and mind centered by starting the day with a morning sweat sesh. Mention "Houston Startup Week" for *FREE* access and join us for a sunrise flow at Black Swan Yoga - every morning, all week long! 

Sessions (Monday through Friday)
  • 6 AM - 7 AM
  • 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM 

What to bring:
  • Mat & mat towel (available for rental)
  • Water jug
  • Athletic clothes - be prepared to sweat!

Note: There is a 99.99% chance you will be sweaty. Very sweaty. Black Swan Yoga does not have showers, but Station Houston does! It is located on the 13th floor by the fitness facility, and a Station Houston member has to give you access. 

Friday November 11, 2016 7:15am - 8:15am
Black Swan Yoga (Heights) 3210 White Oak Drive, Houston TX 77007

8:00am

FREE FRIDAYS | OPEN COWORKING AT THE SPACE

The Houston Technology Center is excited to invite the Houston startup community to The Space for free and open coworking every Friday from 8AM to 5PM!

What's "The Space?"

HTC's coworking space is called The Space because...that's exactly what it is. It's a space for productivity, execution, collaboration, and community. It's a jewel box of natural light in the heart of Midtown, nestled among breathing trees, tech companies, and a startup accelerator.

Who else will be there?

Entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers, developers, designers, and all other forms of techies are welcome to join us for Free Fridays and are elgible for coworking membership.

How to Prepare

Bring some business cards and a smile! External monitors, standing desk apparatuses, and hoodie+sneakers combos are welcome. Headphones are optional but recommended if music and conversations may distract you. If you're partcipating in Free Fridays, you must leave your ID with reception to be picked up before 5PM. Metered parking is available, and free parking can be found in a few blocks' radius.

Coworking Membership at The Space

Why wait 'til Friday? Get 24/7 access to The Space by becoming a member for $150/mo. If you are interested in a virtual membership or dedicated desk, please contact Kendra at ktrueba@houstontech.org.


8:30am

Free Coworking at Station Houston - all week long!
Limited Capacity seats available

For the entire week of #HSW16, Station Houston opens its doors for free and open coworking!

We're guessing you have some work to do, but you don't want to miss Houston Startup Week. Come for the events, and stay for the wifi, coffee, and productive environment.

Join us!
November 7-11
8am - 6pm 

Friday November 11, 2016 8:30am - 5:30pm
Station Houston 1301 Fannin St, Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77002

9:00am

The Patent Chart: Should your tech company file for a patent?
Limited Capacity seats available

As you figure out your go to market strategy, protecting your ideas is important. We’ve developed a simple chart to help entrepreneurs determine whether or not they should file for a patent. Join Dr. Eric Leininger, registered patent agent and CEO of PatentDive, for a fun and fast info sessions on patents and startups. Funded by the National Science Foundation, PatentDive buildspatent builds software for patent education and rapid patent drafting.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Klein

Mitchell Klein

Co-Founder, PatentDive


9:30am

Rapid Prototyping 101
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us for a panel discussion regarding the ins and out of Rapid prototyping for your startup or invention idea.  Developing physical hardware is difficult and full of unseen pitfalls come learn from those who have sucessfully navigated these issues and maximized the effectiveness of rapid prototyping within their own startups.

Moderators
RV

Roland von Kurnatowski

president, tx/rx labs

10:00am

Growth Hacking: Navigating the Digital Marketing Landscape
Limited Capacity seats available

SEO, PPC, Ads, social media -- let's sit down with digital marketing expert, Radyar Shirvanloo, to learn best practices and tricks of the trade. Join us for this roundtable to discuss strategies and techniques to grabbing your target market's attention in the digital world. 

Speakers
avatar for Radyar

Radyar

Co-Founder, Entrepreneur, Investor, Webranx Marketing & Strategies
Radyar is an innovative entrepreneur with a passion for technology and marketing. He is a visionary leader who oversees the strategic growth, progression, product roadmap, and investments of the companies he is managing. His proficiency in the marketing and advertising industry coupled... Read More →


10:00am

STRESS: Physiological, Neurological, & Psychological Effects and Management
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Entrepreneurs and startup-lifers understand this word all too well...

STRESS.

We're going to sit down with an expert in decision-making and organizational behavior to discuss why stress occurs.

What's happening physiologically, neurologically, and psychologically?

Let's explore the science behind stress, and ultimately reveal strategies to mitigate its harmful effects. 

10:00am - doors open
10:15am - event starts
11:00am - wrap up, open for networking
11:30am - close, turn room for next event

Speakers
avatar for Rob Austin McKee, Ph.D.

Rob Austin McKee, Ph.D.

VP for Business Development; Assistant Professor, Flexios, LLC; University of Houston-Downtown


11:30am

LAUNCH & LEARN: Consumer Packaged Goods
Limited Capacity filling up

This event is BYOBB: Bring Your Own Brown Bag! 

Have you ever wondered how food products make their way to the shelves of grocery stores and in the hands of consumers around the world? What makes a great product? What do you have to do to get your product to market? What's it like growing a CPG company in Houston? 

Join us in this conversation about resources and best practices, and let's explore the world of consumer packaged goods! 

Panelists:

• Tallent Ricca, CEO of b pop

• Wendy Nunnelley, Interim Head of Strategy & Planning Assignment for The Coca-Cola Company: Japan Business Unit; CPG lead for Houston Angel Network 

• Missy Hunter, Brand Marketing Manager, Simply 7

Agenda:

11:30am - Doors open, networking, lunch
12:00pm - Discussion begins
1:00pm - Wrap up discussion, open for networking and CPG showcase! (1-2pm)

 


Moderators
avatar for Josephine Tran

Josephine Tran

Activist & Community Organizer, Houston Startup Community
sustainability - entrepreneurship - happiness

Speakers
avatar for Missy Hunter

Missy Hunter

Brand Marketing Manager, Simply 7 Snacks
Missy Hunter is the Brand Marketing Manager for Simply 7 Snacks, a Houston-based manufacturer of simply delicious snacks made from simple ingredients like kale, quinoa, chickpeas and organic veggies.
avatar for Wendy Nunnelley

Wendy Nunnelley

Vice President, Strategy, The Coca-Cola Company
Fact-based consumer goods and services leader with experience in the US and abroad in up to US$8B businesses. Drives short-term and long-term growth with strategic, holistic, connect-the-dots thinking. Deep experience in business unit & commercial strategy development and revenue... Read More →
avatar for Tallent Ricca

Tallent Ricca

Owner, RICCA Co.
CEO of b pop [bpopbetterpop.com]


11:30am

LAUNCH & LEARN: Economic & FinTech Outlook for 2017 - Disruptions Ahead
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, the world’s top-ranked futurist, Jason Schenker, presents his outlook for the economy, energy, and FinTech in 2017. Bloomberg News currently ranks Schenker the #1 forecaster in the world of WTI crude oil prices, industrial metals prices, coffee prices, sugar prices, and cotton prices. He is also currently ranked the #3 forecaster in of U.S. unemployment, the #2 forecaster of precious metals, and the #4 forecaster of Henry Hub natural gas prices.

Schenker is the CFO of Newchip, a FinTech startup in Austin that helps new investors, small investors, and millennials find private companies to invest in that they believe in. Schenker is also the Chairman of The Futurist Institute of America, which helps analysts and economists become futurists.

Schenker is currently ranked the #3 most influential crowdfunding thought leader on Twitter.

11:30 - doors open, networking + lunch*
12:00 - even begins
1:00 - wrap up, open for networking
1:30 - close, room change for next event 


Speakers
avatar for Jason Schenker

Jason Schenker

CFO, Newchip
CFO of Newchip and Chairman of The Futurist Institute of America Session Title: Economic, Energy, and FinTech Outlook for 2017: Disruptions Ahead In this session, the world’s top-ranked futurist, Jason Schenker, presents his outlook for the economy, energy, and FinTech in... Read More →


11:30am

LAUNCH & LEARN: Startup Law 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Incorporating, partnerships, trademarks, copyrights, liabilities, intellectual property, etc...

Community mentor, UH Law Professor, and Tech Law expert DC Toedt walks us through Startup Law 101. Don't miss this information-packed session for the first-time entrepreneur. 

11:30am - Doors open, networking + lunch*
12:00pm - Event begins
1:00pm - Wrap up, open for networking
1:30pm - Close, turn room to next event

*NOTE: This event is BYOBB (Bring Your Own Brown Bag)! Please feel free to bring a lunch to this event.

Speakers

1:00pm

HTX Consumer Packaged Goods Showcase
Following LAUNCH & LEARN: Consumer Packaged Goods, we're going to spend a little time getting to know Houston's food startups!

If you're a CPG startup and would like to participate, feel free to bring some goodies/flyers/business cards. Get in contact with us via Facebook Messenger if you'd like more information. 

1:30pm

Starting Up in the Beverage Industry
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wondered how that cold brew (beer or coffee) made its way into your thirsty hands?

Let's talk beans & hops. From sourcing to production to marketing and more, we're going to serve up a big tall glass of what it means to start up in the beverage industry.

Speakers
avatar for Kaitlin O'Brien

Kaitlin O'Brien

Co-founder, Ecommerce/Design, XELA Coffee Roasters
Specialty coffee roasting, design, and lifestyle products all in one: XELA Coffee Roasters. Always representing & supporting Houston for life.


1:30pm

Product Design: From Idea through Manufacturing
Limited Capacity filling up

What is the context? Who is the user? How do you go from a sketch to a manufactured product? How do I get my product designed, made, and sold?

We're sitting down with the recipient of #1 Best Product Design at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Show to discuss what it takes to go from idea to shelf. 

Topics Include:
~The Design Process: General overlay of the process
~Design for Manufacture: Bridging the gap between an idea and a product
~Prototyping: What you actually need and how to get it
~Intellectual Property: How protecting your idea presents a fork in the road
~Sourcing: Making the right decisions domestically and abroad
~Sell-In: Understanding the difference between customer and consumer
~Sell-Through: Maintaining relevancy in the marketplace
~Marketing: Transforming your users into consumers 

Speakers
avatar for Terence Gelo

Terence Gelo

Owner, Design Lead, Square Studios
I am the owner and design lead for Square Studios, Houston's only consultancy specifically geared towards product design and development. Graduating from the University of Houston's Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture in 2013 with a degree in Industrial Design, I have experience... Read More →


3:00pm

Creating Your Own Cosmetics Line: The Beauty Industry's Hottest Profit Generator
Limited Capacity filling up

The beauty industry in the US alone is a $57B market. Join Factory Glam's Tyzza Macias as she reveals how to start up in the world of cosmetics. Learn how to create, distribute, and sell your own product.

Speakers
avatar for Tyzza Macias

Tyzza Macias

Founder, Factory Glam
Founder & CEO of Factory Glam


3:00pm

Exploring The Food Tech World
Limited Capacity seats available

If you're interested in food tech, don't miss this discussion about how to start up in the food tech industry, things you wouldn't think about before getting elbow-deep in the metaphoric potato salad of food tech, and the challenging and rewarding aspects of the industry. 

3-3:30 - Open doors/Networking
3:30-4:30 - Panel
4:30-5:00 - Food Tech Networking

Moderators
avatar for Zach Casler

Zach Casler

Founder & CEO, Dindr
Passionate about food, people, and technology. I love to cook, dine out, ride bicycles and travel. I'm always up for discussing what's new in mobile.

Speakers
avatar for Door Dash

Door Dash

General Manager, DoorDash
DoorDash powers on-demand, local delivery for any business. We empower local economies by helping small businesses grow, give underemployed people meaningful, flexible work, and offer an affordable delivery service to consumers. As General Manager in Houston, Ben is the CEO and leader... Read More →
avatar for Dadbeh Shirvanloo

Dadbeh Shirvanloo

Dadbeh is a marketing and tech professional that has Co-founded Mince, an industry focused platform for all restaurant, bar and hotel technologies, connecting various applications, devices and data.
KV

Kevin Valdez

Kevin is the COO at GroupRaise.com. Groupraise.com is host to a vibrant community of charitable groups, schools, non-profit organizations, colleges, sports teams, and many more local community groups eager to connect with local restaurants all across the US. GroupRaise.com today is... Read More →


3:00pm

Raspberry Pi Workshop
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Internet of Things (IOT) is all around us. Join us in making your own piece of it. TX/RX Labs own Jason Mishou will show how easy it is to get started designing your own IOT widget using the raspberry pi. This is an excellent opportunity to demystify IOT devices and learn how you can start innovating in this space. Students will need to bring a mac/windows based laptop, raspberry pi's and other components will be provided for use. (Limited 15 seats)

Moderators
RV

Roland von Kurnatowski

president, tx/rx labs

6:00pm

Ignite Houston - 5-MINUTE TALKS

WHAT?

IGNITE IS A HIGH-ENERGY EVENING OF 5-MINUTE TALKS BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE A BURNING IDEA – AND THE GUTS TO GET ON STAGE AND SHARE IT WITH THEIR HOMETOWN CROWD. 

WHY?

TO SHARE IDEAS AND INSPIRE EACH OTHER 

WHO?

IGNITE IS OPEN TO EVERYONE. ALL TALKS ARE 5 MINUTES (20 SLIDES X 15 SECONDS/SLIDE). WANT TO SPEAK? SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE SEPTEMBER 19TH. TO SUBMIT, VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.intersections2016.org/ignite-houston 

OR EMAIL: 

jeff.lindstrom@tbgpartners.com


 
Saturday, November 12
 

10:00am

Houston Mini Maker Faire
The Houston Mini Maker Faire is a TWO day event on Saturday 11/12 and Sunday 11/13/2016 (10 AM to 5 PM).   Attendees can come for one or both days.  The event will be indoors at the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB) in downtown Houston.

5:00pm

Tech & Tunes Block Party

Join us and let's celebrate a successful week of entrepreneurship! The event begins with a panel of recent OwlSpark and RED Labs founders talking about their experiences with Houston's university accelerator followed by a showcase featuring a dozen awesome Houston startups.

Held right outside of Valhalla, one of Rice's on-campus bars, we'll have live music, food, and maybe even a mechanical bull!



Saturday November 12, 2016 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Rice University Humanities 117 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005

6:00pm

OMG Original -Pre Launch Party
OMG! Originality is everywhere! We invite you to our pre launch party! Artist X Entreprenuers X Designers X Clients X Friends X Family 
Drinks + Music 
Meet + Greet
Sampling

OMGiPrintShirts.com

1804 N Main St, Houston, Texas 77009


Saturday November 12, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
OMGiPrintShirts 1804 N Main St, Houston, Texas 77009
 
Sunday, November 13
 

10:00am

Houston Mini Maker Faire
The Houston Mini Maker Faire is a TWO day event on Saturday 11/12 and Sunday 11/13/2016 (10 AM to 5 PM).   Attendees can come for one or both days.  The event will be indoors at the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB) in downtown Houston.