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Monday, November 7
 

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 

 
Tuesday, November 8
 

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

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
 
Wednesday, November 9
 

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

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.


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
 
Thursday, November 10
 

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

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

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

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 →


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
 

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