Houston Unfiltered: Candid Conversations Over Coffee ft. Chris Melson, ScribeRule
January 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am CST
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Houston Unfiltered! Candid Conversations over Coffee
Join us for real talk with real people!
Join us for the rebrand and reboot of OpenCoffee to “Houston Unfiltered!” We’re bringing you a new speaker each month to help spark frank discussion and build a community of entrepreneurs, investors, and techies interested in supporting and learning from one another — without filters, self-editing or judgement. Each monthly morning meetup will feature a local leader who has ventured down the startup path and will open up about their lessons learned, how they failed forward, won big, faced tough decisions, and everything in between.
As an interactive program, participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experiences and insights. The types of topics you can expect: breaking up with a cofounder, relationships and family as an entrepreneur, the latest adventures in failing forward, team challenges and self-worth, and how to stay motivated during adversity.
Chris Melson, President of ScribeRule
Chris Melson is the President of ScribeRule, a cyber security company that is changing the way information is protected and shared. Chris is currently working with the Federal Government including the Department of Defense (DoD), CIA, and congress to protect their classified information and communications. Recently, ScribeRule was named Most Promising Company at the Texas Digital Summit.
Prior to ScribeRule, Chris was the founding CEO of Vendor Safe, a leading provider of cloud-managed IT security services that protect small and medium-sized business’ information and payment data. Vendor Safe became Netsurion as part of a $31M investment by Providence Equity Partner and is now part of a $44B portfolio.
Previously, Chris was the Founding CEO of Augmentix Corporation. Augmentix was funded by Austin Ventures in 2003. Augmentix worked closely with Dell to ruggedize standard Dell servers and laptops primarily for Department of Defense and Telecommunication applications. Augmentix was acquired by Entorian Technologies in 2007 as part of a successful exit.
Prior to turning entrepreneur, Chris was Vice President and General Manager of the Telecom division of RadiSys, a $500M applied computer company and held a number of engineering and product management positions for several companies including Tandem Computers (now part of HP), DataPoint and Texas Micro.
Chris has served on several boards, including the Houston Technology Center. Chris has a Computer Science degree from Texas A&M and an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Houston Unfiltered meets at Station (http://stationhouston.com). Station aims to transform Houston into a thriving hub for world-changing innovation. We’re building a creative work environment and collaborative community for startups that leverage software-/web-enabled solutions to solve difficult –seemingly impossible — problems, while imagining a future that unlocks new possibilities and effects profound impact.