ABOUT HX

HOUSTON SOLVES PROBLEMS THAT MATTER

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.

Connect

You shouldn’t need powerful friends to make powerful connections. We help connect like-minded innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and ecosystem partners.

Attract

We’re actively engaged in attracting the talent and venture capital Houston needs to grow. Let us help you discover if Houston is the right place to accomplish your goals.

Promote

Houston’s tech strengths, successes, and momentum deserve more attention. You won’t believe what’s happening here. See why Houston is innovation’s next big thing.

Guide

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

Meet the Team

Get to know the people behind Houston Exponential.

Megan Fier

Director of Operations and Marketing

Jason Ephraim

Database Manager

Serafina Lalany

Vice President of Operations

Harvin Moore

President

Edwinah Nyabuwalla

Executive Assistant

Joey Sanchez

Director of Corporate Engagement

Danielle Chatman

Director of Finance

Bryant Chan

Bryant Chan

Director of Product

Noah Fons

Project Management Intern

Zahra Kheraj

project management intern

Graduate Intern Cohort II

mani madhuri manthina

Graduate Intern

Graduate Intern Cohort I

Colin Yarbrough

MBA Intern

Stephy Thomas

MBA Intern

HX Governing Board

Rakesh Agrawal
SnapStream

Barbara Burger (HX Board Chair)
Chevron Technology Ventures

Paul Cannings
RPH

Amanda Edwards
City of Houston

Blair Garrou
Mercury Fund

Paul Goodfellow
Shell

Gray Hall
BuildGroup

Robert W. Harvey
Greater Houston Partnership

Gaurav Khandelwal
ChaiOne

Dr. Renu Khator
University of Houston

David W. Leebron
Rice University

Gina Luna
Luna Strategies

William McKeon
Texas Medical Center

Andrew Morriss
Texas A&M University

John Reale
Integr8d

Brian Richards
Accenture

Jan Odegard
The Ion Houston

Mark Toon
Work America Capital

Vanessa Wyche
NASA

Joe Alapat
Liongard