HX Launches Founder Survey – An Insight into Startup Needs and Outlook

View Full 202 Founder Survey Report When the business world went virtual, Houston Exponential jumped into action to create a central calendar of remote events to ensure the Houston tech ecosystem wouldn’t miss a beat. The whole community came together and started creating great content and assistance programs for early-stage companies. As the initial shock and immediate […]

Blair Garrou – Mercury Fund

The Houston Ecosystem is fertile ground to grow the many startups, and to support the innovators and entrepreneurs coming to the area. Venture capital investors like Blair Garrou keep things moving. So, what does it take to build an innovation ecosystem? Blair and Gina revisit the early days of Houston Exponential and the major players, […]

Nicole Walker and Tim Marx – Baird Capital

Baird Capital is actively investing in healthcare startups and early-stage technology ventures. Here’s what else they are doing to build the Houston innovation ecosystem. Nicole Walker and Tim Marx discuss Baird Capital’s investing strategy, what they are looking for and how they are doing more for Houston startups. Nicole Walker, Partner, joined Baird Capital’s Venture […]

Allison Thacker – Rice Management Company

It’s another major step in building Houston’s technology ecosystem. Remember the old historic Sears building near the Medical Center on Main? Where it’s headed is incredible! The Rice (University) Management Co. has big plans for this site: incubators, accelerators, collaborative spaces, maker space, green space and big views, a 24-hour live/work/play community for startups. President […]

Brian Richards – Accenture

Brian Richards was there in the beginning. As managing director of Accenture’s Innovation Hub, Brian was among the early voices discussing how to bring Houston’s disparate innovation communities into a common ecosystem. It’s been a year of action and progress; we take stock of where we’re headed.

Rashad Kurbanov – HX Capital Summit 2018

Technology is easy; getting people to use it is not. Iownit.us wants to use its marketplace to help train startups to deal with investors, while training investors to look for investments on this platform. The company has used blockchain technology to build a platform where investors and startups can transact in the private markets.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

We’re pulling out the big guns now! Mayor Sylvester Turner, a major supporter and driving force behind the growth of Houston’s innovation ecosystem, offers an update on his mission to promote technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. His message is one of diversity and inclusion, a message reflective of our position as a global city. Mayor Turner […]

David Gow – Gow Media

Houston is home to a very influential innovation community and has been for years. Why aren’t we FAMOUS?! David Gow decided to do something about that. So, multi-platform media company Gow Media is launching InnovationMap —to promote energy, medical, technical and social innovation in Houston. Launching November 15! Headquartered in Houston, Gow Media is the […]

Reda Hicks – GotSpot

Reda Hicks is on a mission. As a military wife, she knew the frustration of trying to navigate in a new area. As a proud Houstonian, she wanted to contribute to her community. The result was GotSpot, like AirBnB for commercial space—like AirB2B. She has continued to tweak and embellish her concept to create a […]

Rashad Kurbanov – Iownit.us

Technology is easy; getting people to use it is not. Iownit.us wants to use its marketplace to help train startups to deal with investors, while training investors to look for investments on this platform. The company has used blockchain technology to build a platform where investors and startups can transact in the private markets. Want […]