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.

HX Governing Board

Rakesh Agrawal
SnapStream

Barbara Burger
Chevron Technology Ventures

Paul Cannings
RPH

Russ Capper
HX Executive Director

Amanda Edwards
City of Houston

Blair Garrou
Mercury Fund

Paul Goodfellow
Shell

Gray Hall
Alert Logic

Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr.
Vesalius Ventures

Robert W. Harvey
Greater Houston Partnership

Erik Ibarra
ORDRS

Gaurav Khandelwal
ChaiOne

Dr. Renu Khator
University of Houston

David W. Leebron
Rice University

Gina Luna
HX Board Chair
Luna Strategies

William McKeon
Texas Medical Center

John Reale
Integr8d

Brian Richards
Accenture

Gabriella Rowe
Station Houston

Randall Walker
Bank of Texas

Vanessa Wyche
NASA

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