The innovator’s journey is a hard one, but you don’t have to do it alone.

Houston Exponential (HX) is a non-profit organization created to accelerate the growth of Houston’s innovation ecosystem. We believe Houston is where the world will come to solve problems that matter. HX is leading the charge to turn Houston into a hub for high-growth high-potential companies by creating pathways for innovation to flow at scale. We are aligning ecosystem support around strategic initiatives that are connecting, attracting, and promoting startups, investors, corporations, government, and universities.


We help connect like-minded innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and ecosystem partners.


Houston’s tech strengths, successes, and momentum deserve more attention-- you're not going to believe what's happening here.


We're actively engaged in attracting the talent and venture capital you've been looking for.

Front Door

As the digital front door to Houston’s vibrant innovation ecosystem, we are aggregating and networking with all engaged startups, investors, and needed resources.

HX President

Harvin Moore

HX Governing Board

Rakesh Agrawal

Barbara Burger
Chevron Technology Ventures

Paul Cannings

Amanda Edwards
City of Houston

Blair Garrou
Mercury Fund

Paul Goodfellow

Gray Hall
Alert Logic

Robert W. Harvey
Greater Houston Partnership

Erik Ibarra

Gaurav Khandelwal

Dr. Renu Khator
University of Houston

David W. Leebron
Rice University

Gina Luna
HX Board Chair
Luna Strategies

William McKeon
Texas Medical Center

Andrew Morriss
Texas A&M University

John Reale

Brian Richards

Gabriella Rowe
Station Houston

Mark Toon
Work America Capital

Randall Walker
Bank of Texas

Vanessa Wyche

HX Strategic Committee Chairs

Susan Davenport, Greater Houston Partnership
Innovation Corridor Committee
Create recommendations that promote Innovation Corridor development and growth while integrating and connecting with other innovation hubs and districts including The Cannon, NASA, Station Houston, TMC3, and TX/RX Labs

Brian Richards, Accenture
Thematic Focus Areas
Identify and leverage regional competitive advantages as drivers of the Houston innovation ecosystem, focus on current state and future needs of key thematic areas including cyber security, data science, industrial IoT, and robotics

Patrick Schneidau, FanReact
Dr. Richard Ludwick, University of St. Thomas
Talent and Learning Committee
Evaluate the current and long-term state of talent needs for the Houston innovation economy while focusing on the short-term needs of attraction and placement, work with stakeholders to build a robust talent pipeline

Stephanie Campbell, Houston Angel Network
Investment Committee
Increase the flow of early stage capital to the Houston region by building connectivity and assets in support of early stage investors and evaluate the needs of the entire investment community including angel, venture capital, corporate venture, and private equity

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