Houston Venture Firm, Amplo, Adds Susan Rice As Board Partner

Building companies that matter. It’s part of the Houston venture firm, Amplo’s mission, and it’s attracting some heavyweights to help achieve it. One of those influential people is Susan Rice, who joined Amplo as a board partner very recently. Rice’s credentials include a United Nations ambassadorship and a role as National Security Advisor under the Obama […]

Diana Murakhovskaya, Leslie Goldman, and Stephanie Campbell – The Artemis Fund

Houston’s innovation ecosystem now has its own women-focused fund that seeks to invest $20 million in woman-led tech startups. Is your company gaining traction and looking to grow? Our super-collaborative startup community continues to diversity, seeking to include support for all entrepreneurs from silver tech to baby tech. The Artemis Fund is a female-led and […]

Houston Entrepreneur Needs Our Help

The Houston entrepreneur community is disturbed after learning that Regina Vatterott, COO and co-founder of EllieGrid, experienced a medical emergency abroad. She was in Israel with  a select group of start-up women from all over the world chosen from the Forbes 30 Under 30 list to spend time with the Schusterman Foundation group prior to the Forbes Global Women’s Summit. On […]

Stephanie Campbell – Houston Angel Network

Houston is an ant bed of entrepreneurial activity on both the startup side and the investor side. Need support or want to invest? You should hear this! The Houston Angel Network serves both investors and those seeking funding by interacting with investor groups and accelerator programs; it is also active in the Houston Ecosystem, which […]

Samantha Lewis – GOOSE Society of Texas

Could your startup use $1.2 million from some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs? You betcha! Most Houston entrepreneurs know about the Grand Order Of Successful Entrepreneurs (GOOSE) Society—a group of uber-successful entrepreneurs who banded together in 2005 to provide angel investment and support to startups. But over time, as their “investments” have matured, their […]

Regina M. Vatterott – EllieGrid

She funded her startup with competitions and crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Her health and wellness accessories company serves a unique audience and her device has earned her Forbes 30U30 status. It’s not what you think! The company’s first product, “Ellie,” is a smart pillbox that uses an app to track medication usage, providing peace of mind […]

Lori-Lee Elliott – Future Sight AR

Even in a world of instant information, we still find ourselves with questions in inconvenient locations. On a worksite, that can be dangerous. Future Sight AR uses augmented realty to improve construction practices. On your smartphone! Lori-Lee Elliott believes her software can replace paper and pen with a smartphone or smart glasses, while improving training, […]

Emily Reiser – Enventure

Yet another reason why Houston is becoming the technology capital of the U.S. Enventure provides support and inspiration for—and by—students passionate about innovation in the life sciences. Emily Reiser took one class and never left! Enventure is a not-for-profit organization that provides programs and lectures, networking and an accelerator for people seeking to launch a […]

Barbara Burger – Chevron Technology Ventures

Seeking out and tracking game changers could be a challenge; or it could be a powerful competitive edge. Barbara Burger pursues breakthrough technologies ripe for investment, to ensure the strength of Chevron’s future technology choices. As President of Chevron Technology Ventures, she has her thumb on the pulse of innovation in and around the energy […]

Carolyn Rodz – Alice

Houston entrepreneur Carolyn Rodz wants to support struggling entrepreneurs who don’t have a ready network or mentor in place. She has created an amazing ecosystem to connect startups—digitally—to the experts, templates, programs and resources. She spent years wading through the murky processes, finding the best resources and tools, and answering the questions, to create HelloAlice.com, […]