The Conference to Promote a Better Flow of Capital into the Houston Innovation Ecosystem

December 4, 2018

The HX Capital Summit is a forum to convene investors, entrepreneurs and other ecosystem stakeholders on a critical topic – attracting capital to fund high growth, high impact companies in Houston. This event is an opportunity to celebrate positive momentum and to continue to work on addressing our gaps in funding start-ups, so that Houston can benefit from the tremendous economic impact of their growth and eventual exits.

Gina Luna, Board Chair, Houston Exponential



Houston Exponential is pleased to announce its inaugural conference focused on formation and flow of capital required for the development of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.  Bringing together local investors, thought leaders, academics, financial services industry professionals, as well as local entrepreneurs, the HX Capital Summit aims to stimulate the dialog between all stakeholders as well as identify tangible actions to promote capital flows across the local ecosystem.



Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:30 am

Welcome and HX Perspectives
8:30 am – 9:00 am

Presentation: Overview of the National VC Landscape 
9:00 am – 9:45 am

Panel Session: Capital Raising for local VC’s 
10:00 am – 10:30 am

Coffee Break 
10:30 am – 10:45 am

Presentation: Developing a local VC Ecosystem 
10:45 am – 11:30 am

Panel: Silicon Valley Perspectives
11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Lunch Break & Networking
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm



Presentation: Co-investing and the role of lead investors
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Panel session:  Angel to Venture transition
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

Success stories: A local entrepreneur’s fundraising journey
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Coffee Break
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Presentation: Channeling corporate venture funding
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Panel session: Corporate venture funding and accelerators/incubators
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Closing Remarks and Next Steps
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Presenting Sponsors:


Angels • Fund Managers • Investors
Founders • Institutional Investors • Corporate Venture Leaders •
VCs and PEs Investing In Early
Stage Companies


2450 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77021