EVENTS

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The HX Calendar has always been your go-to source for Houston tech ecosystem events. During the current crisis, we are focusing on ONLINE events. Browse our calendar below for useful seminars, meetings, and mentoring opportunities provided by Houston’s startup development organizations and other ecosystem partners.  If you know of relevant online events not already listed, please submit them using the button below or contact us.

HX EVENT CALENDAR

Even though in-person events are on hold, there are still many ways to connect with the Houston startup community. Consider this your one-stop shop for all events and opportunities within Houston’s tech ecosystem.

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Houston Freelancers Union SPARK
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Virtual Panel: The Innovation Imperative in 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join a panel of leaders who have helped drive innovation inside some of the most prominent enterprises in the world.

The world’s largest companies are well-positioned to innovate, yet often struggle to do so. With a global pandemic and a shifting economy, the innovation imperative is more real now th

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How to drive a culture of innovation – in remote times
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ASQ St. Louis section Webinar

Do you want to know how companies like Google, Pixar, and Zappos drive a culture of innovation?

 

If so, then you will want to join Luciana Paulise on June 2nd, 2020 at 6:00 pm Central/ 7:00 pm Eastern to learn about “How to drive a culture of innovation”.

 

You must regist

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DigitalCrafts Webinar: Mastering the Code Exercise
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hackster Hardware Houston in Cyberspace
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Systems Thinking: Understanding the Complex
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Systems innovation and systems change are terms that have risen to prominence in the past few decades in the face of a new set of challenges that are recognized to be complex, interconnected, and highly dynamic.

Around the world, societies face complex challenges as we find ourselves in a time of transformation. As adv

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Future Lab Speaker Series | Taylor Cain, Housing Innovation Lab
10:00 am - 11:00 am
HOME LIFE | Taylor Cain, Housing Innovation Lab

About this Event

FUTURE LAB SPEAKER SERIES

Throughout the Summer, 40 Innovation Fellows will explore the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, develop future scenarios and insight on “How COVID-19 may impact the way we live and work in the future?”. Th

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“Become a Startup Coach” Entrepreneurship MasterClass
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

This is a LIVE MasterClass with a Q&A session to share our process how to become part of our Startup Coaching team.

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Energy Sector Webinar : Saad Bargach & Dr. Ram Shenoy
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
InfoSec Happy Hour!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Startup Fundraising – What’s Really Happening
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn about current fundraising trends during the COVID era from early stage investors and experts.

Startups are experiencing a series of challenges during these volatile times. There is much uncertainty about raising capital during the pandemic.

Join our panel, moderated by Runway’s CEO, Sandra

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GA: Scaling 101: How to Grow Your Team Without Losing Culture?
10:45 pm - 12:30 am

Building a startup can feel like running a never-ending marathon. The pressure to hit quarterly numbers. The race to hire the best before the competition gets them. The last-minute fixes that inevitably lead to more last-minute fixes. With so many balls in the air, it’s tough to step back and look at the organiza

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Lunch & Learn: Banking 101
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Join us VIRTUALLY to learn how to get the most value out of your banking partner!

About this Event

Capital Factory is excited to present a VIRTUAL Lunch & Learn brought to you by JPMorgan Chase & Co! Learn more about “Banking 101” in an insightful workshop lead by Clifton Colbert. Clif

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How to Form a Micro VC Fund Workshop with Mercury Fund
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us to find out the basic essentials for starting a small venture fund!

About this Event

Welcoming all angels, previous founders, MBA students, aspiring and current venture capitalists that are interested in learning more about the basic essentials for starting a small venture fund! We will cover how to

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Startup Growth After COVID-19 with Sputnik ATX
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Curious about what business and startup growth may look like post-COVID-19? General Assembly Houston and Sputnik ATX partnered to bring you a discussion on how to grow a business and raise a round during a pandemic.

Agenda:

  • 3:00 – 3:30pm Introduction + discussion
  • 3:30 – 4:30pm Q&A session
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HXTV | VC Ask Me Anything Virtual Event ft. Active Capital
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
HXTV| VC Ask Me Anything Virtual Event featuring Active Capital

About this Event

YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM LINK:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3PY2orSgHM

FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM LINK: To be added

HXTV| VC Ask Me Anything Virtual Event featuring Active Capital

About HXTV Livestreams: These livestreams, which will includ

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Houston Area ‘Hackers’ Associaton – Meeting!
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
GA: Scaling 101: How to Grow Your Team Without Losing Culture?
10:45 pm - 12:30 am

Building a startup can feel like running a never-ending marathon. The pressure to hit quarterly numbers. The race to hire the best before the competition gets them. The last-minute fixes that inevitably lead to more last-minute fixes. With so many balls in the air, it’s tough to step back and look at the organiza

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Virtually Caffeinated Innovators
9:15 am - 10:30 pm
Join the Social Ventures Zone community for a weekly dose of impactful conversations every Friday morning.

Join us and the SVZ team, entrepreneurs, and community members for a weekly conversation on entrepreneurship and social impact. Brew yourself your favourite warm beverage, grab a snack and start your F

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The Entrepreneur Nation – Information Session
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Come learn the benefits The Entrepreneur Nation offers!

About this Event

Calling all entrepreneurs and business owners looking to build and grow your business! The Entrepreneur Nation is growing rapidly and is in a city near you! Join us for an information session of how The Entrepreneur Nation can h

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Online Connect + Collaborate | Women’s Networking
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Transform | Grow | Network | Inspire | Create

We are in the business of creating connections and are excited that our monthly women’s only networking is now ONLINE.

Here are the details: Only one woman per biz category, each woman gets two minutes to talk about who they are, what they do and what they are looking

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How to Become a Travel Enterpeneur
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Imagine skipping from one country to another over the course of a few weeks. It sounds like an ideal vacation… but it’s an even better job.

About this Event

More and more people are making the decision to become a location-independent, traveling entrepreneur. Below I’ll walk you through how to become

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GA: Ladies Get Coffee
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

What better way to start your day than with pastries, coffee, and rad ladies? We’ve joined forces with General Assembly to host our monthly meetup and provide the fuel, aka caffeine and treats. YUM! Feel free to bring a plus-one, the more the merrier!

This event has a video call.
Join: https://meet.google.com/rja-my , ...

Conscious Entrepreneur Social
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Recharge and Ignite with a Community of Conscious Entrepreneurs

About this Event

Forget the panels, expert speaker, and Q&A’s.

Instead, tap into the wisdom of fellow conscious entrepreneurs who crave real connections, energizing activities, and inspired actions to impact and elevate humanity’

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TXRX Open House
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

oin TXRX Labs the first and third Friday of every month with fellow artists, creatives, engineers and makers in a casual gathering to make, meet, collaborate, learn and share ideas. Take a tour of TXRX Labs shops:

• electronics

• woodworking

• CNC machining

• metal fabrication and Welding

• rapid fabrication

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Manage Business Growth – Small Businesses
7:00 am - 8:00 am
If you feel business growth, especially for small businesses , during these challenging times is not possible, event will change your mind

About this Event

  1. Strategy for Growth
  2. Stages of Business
  3. Managing Business through Accounting & Right Decision Making
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Innovation Beyond Lockdown
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Virtual Innovation Conference, including briefings and Q&A.

About this Event

COVID-19 has imposed immense challenges to the world and will have significant implications moving forward.

It is throughout these times of crisis that we see waves of innovation and creativity reshape the way people interact a

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Virtual Speed Networking
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Are you looking to meet like-minded business people and build long lasting business relationships with people in your community?

About this Event

Do you want to increase the LEADS for your business?

Please join us for Virtual SPEED Networking. We have break out rooms so you can connect 1 on 1 with new

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Meet & Innovate – Virtual Networking and Discussions
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

College students join us for networking and discussion! Topic – “How do we live up to our known potential.”

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GA: Open House
11:00 pm - 1:00 am

Do you want to learn more about General Assembly’s courses and discover what it’s like to be a GA student? Interested in seeing how your organization or company could partner with our growing community? Been dying to check out our new digs?

This event has a video call.
Join: https://meet.google.com/upc-ijah-ds , ...

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Productivity at Work and on the Go (Online)
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Jessica Modad Photo


Performance and Productivity Strategist | Professional Speaker, Milestones and More

Sheree Bryant Sekou, Ed.D. Photo


Owner, Principal Consultant Company, Sheree Sekou Consulting, LLC, Leadership Consultant Company, DDI | Development Dimensions International

Sandra Voyadzis, MSc, MBA, PCC Photo


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TEN Capital Edu E-Series: Preparing Your Pitch
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

TEN Capital Network‘s CEO, Hall T Martin, is proud to conduct our next Edu E-Series: Preparing Your Pitch

In this Series, Hall will discuss how to prepare a compelling pitch for investors.
 
Entrepreneurs have many thoughts and questions while raising funding, or are about to start their raise. Join this inter
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Women Leaders Driving Change: Advancing Women of Color in Challenging Times
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for a special leadership panel and mixer on Tuesday, June 9th. You’ll hear from executives who have been pushing the envelope when it comes to highlighting and advancing women in the workplace and in entrepreneurship, especially women of color. The event will feature Bernadette Aulestia, Corporate Director a
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Hackster Hardware Houston in Cyberspace
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
GA: Open House
11:00 pm - 1:00 am

Do you want to learn more about General Assembly’s courses and discover what it’s like to be a GA student? Interested in seeing how your organization or company could partner with our growing community? Been dying to check out our new digs?

This event has a video call.
Join: https://meet.google.com/upc-ijah-ds , ...

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Engaging learners virtually – Building workforce capability in a new world
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join HR Executive Magazine and KPMG for a series of roundtable discussions on the HR workforce during and after COVID-19. The biweekly series will consist of 4 webcasts in total with topics including:
— May 20: Elevating the employee experience and digital tools in the wake of COVID-19
— May 27: Scaling out: how HR , ...

Why Houston is the Next Hub for Tech Investing
1:00 pm

Join us for a fireside chat to hear some of Houston’s best leaders in innovation discuss the city’s growing tech ecosystem and why it’s the best place to invest. This all-star panel includes Joe Alapat, CEO and Founder of Liongard, Carter Griffin, General Partner of Updata Partners, and Sandy Guitar,

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HXTV| VC Ask Me Anything Virtual Event featuring Baird Capital
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

About HXTV Livestreams: These livestreams, which will include audience Q&A, will tackle the big questions on everyone’s mind, like how founders should adjust in the face of the pandemic and what fund-raising will look like once the pandemic loosens its grip.

MORE ON BAIRD CAPITAL Baird Capital makes venture capit

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One-Person Business Owners Meetup
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We are a group of professional freelancers and small business service providers! We are the dreamers, believers and movers of change. We don’t want to get handcuffed by a 9-to-5 lifestyle. Instead, we want professional freedom!

Are you a one-person business owner? If so, join our meet-up!! We have so much to share

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Intro to Fundraising in FemTech & AMA
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join us as we walk you through the ins and outs of fundraising for startups and small businesses in the FemTech industry!

About this Event

Are you raising capital for your FemTech startup? Join us VIRTUALLY for an overview from venture capitalists and investors at Intro to Fundraising in FemTech & Ask M

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GA: AI Trends Shaping 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

There has been a lot of attention in the media surrounding the rise of automation. As advanced technologies such as robotic process automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence have matured, companies have found practical applications to these new technologies. As part of this evolution, Intelligent Automa

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Unpacking Frameworks and Growing a Startup
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
When it comes to startups, growth is the number one thing that separates good ideas from good businesses.

About this Event

When it comes to startups, growth is the number one thing that separates good ideas from good businesses. Join us for a session devoted to this elusive ingredient, with insights and act

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Women in Tech Summit presented by Accenture
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We’re dedicated to increasing diversity in the entrepreneurial community and making our coworking space an inclusive environment for all.

About this Event

Capital Factory welcomes you to our first virtual Women In Tech Summit! We’re dedicated to increasing diversity in the entrepreneurial and t

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HXTV| VC Ask Me Anything Virtual Event ft. The Artemis Fund
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

About this Event

YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLWuyVBDM3k

FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM LINK: To be added

HXTV| VC Ask Me Anything Virtual Event featuring The Artemis Fund

About HXTV Livestreams: These livestreams, which will include audience Q&A, will tackle the big questions on everyone’s mind,

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Hackster Hardware Houston in Cyberspace
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
GA: Remaking Me – A Conversation on Career Change
10:45 pm - 12:30 am

What happens when you’ve realized it’s time for a change? For many of us, it can be as simple as a new look, a new restaurant, or a trip out of town. But what about when it’s your career and livelihood that needs to be revamped? This can happen for any number of reasons, but the challenges and questio

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Fireside Chat on Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace (Online)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Vice President Of Business Development, BiasSync

Jasmine Shadding, MS Photo


Training Specialist, Diversity & Inclusion, Harris County Public Health

Angelique Buster Photo


Head of Talent & NA Diversity, Direct Energy

Lollie Ramirez-Bennett Photo


CEO Women of AT&T National, AT&T, Associate Direc , ...

GA: Remaking Me – A Conversation on Career Change
10:45 pm - 12:30 am

What happens when you’ve realized it’s time for a change? For many of us, it can be as simple as a new look, a new restaurant, or a trip out of town. But what about when it’s your career and livelihood that needs to be revamped? This can happen for any number of reasons, but the challenges and questio

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Defense Innovation & AMA: Center for Autonomous Robotics with Colin Guinn
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for Capital Factory’s Monthly Defense Innovation Ask Me Anything! You will hear a comprehensive overview from experienced professionals in the defense scene and also get a chance to introduce yourself and ask questions. This is your chance to learn about new defense opportunities, working with the govern

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Capital Factory Community Showcase
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the Capital Factory community and meet members, mentors, and staff for a showcase of the companies in our tech ecosystem!
Accelerator and member companies will give a short 2-minute pitch about their business and products. After each pitch, a panel of Capital Factory staff and mentors will get the chance to make
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Houston Data Analytics Meetup
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

https://www.meetup.com/Houston-Data-Analytics-Meetup/  

Beginners. Those new to Data Science and interested in learning the foundation for machine learning etc. This group will focus mostly on data mining techniques.

Intermediaries. Those who have started to get into the nuances of data science techniques and alg

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Software Engineering Immersive Info Session
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Curious about General Assembly’s upcoming Software Engineering Immersive course? Of course you are. Whether you’re looking to cross-over into a role that requires you to know web programming, level up in your existing role, or you’re interested in programming, join us and figure out if this immersive course is a

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User Experience Design Immersive Info Session (Online)
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Are you curious about General Assembly’s upcoming User Experience Design Immersive Course? Whether you’re looking to cross-over into a role that requires you to know user experience design, level up in your existing role, or you’re curious about user experience design, join us and figure out if this immersive cou

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Houston Raspberry Pi Users Group | Hack and Tell + Tinker Time (Virtual)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Details 

We are a community of coders, artists, educators, and engineers interested in project-based learning with the Raspberry Pi platform. We also love the Arduino and everything DIY electronics!

We get together every month in an open and collaborative environment to quickly demo our projects, share our f

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How to Grow a Startup
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This is a group for tech startup founders, sales and marketing leaders and product and operations executives that want to accelerate growth.

At every stage of the startup journey there are key elements that accelerate or slow down your startup: this is where we talk about them.

Sample topics will include accelerating s

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Hackster Hardware Houston in Cyberspace
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
GA Made in Houston: Celebrating Pride
10:45 pm - 12:30 am

To celebrate Pride, we organised this evening with some of Houston’s legendary Innovators & creators from LGBTQ community. Each speaker will share their tips and tricks on how to create a unique product, service or brand that’s pushing the boundaries while sharing their journey.

This event has a video c

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Reframing the new employee deal: expectations from COVID-19
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join HR Executive Magazine and KPMG for a series of roundtable discussions on the HR workforce during and after COVID-19. The biweekly series will consist of 4 webcasts in total with topics including:
— May 20: Elevating the employee experience and digital tools in the wake of COVID-19
— May 27: Scaling out: how HR , ...

Reframing the new employee deal: Expectations from COVID-19
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

How we have worked during COVID-19 has challenged many assumptions about the work we do, how we do that work, and who we work with. During this time of uncertainty we’ve seen an acceleration in changing expectations across consumers, workers, and leaders. In responding to mass disruption, reestablishing the employee

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GA Made in Houston: Celebrating Pride
10:45 pm - 12:30 am

To celebrate Pride, we organised this evening with some of Houston’s legendary Innovators & creators from LGBTQ community. Each speaker will share their tips and tricks on how to create a unique product, service or brand that’s pushing the boundaries while sharing their journey.

This event has a video c

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GA: Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers
10:45 pm - 12:30 am

This inspiring panel event series invites key players in Houston’s design community to offer a rare insider’s look at how they work and create. From branding to user experience to city planning, panelists will discuss how they approach projects from a design point of view, how design thinking methods help w

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Intro to Python (Online)
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Build apps for the web and unlock data-driven insights with code.Explore the intersection of coding and data with General Assembly. During our Python-focused intro class, you’ll learn all about Python – including how to get started, advantages and disadvantages of Python, essentials of programming in Python, an
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GA: Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers
10:45 pm - 12:30 am

This inspiring panel event series invites key players in Houston’s design community to offer a rare insider’s look at how they work and create. From branding to user experience to city planning, panelists will discuss how they approach projects from a design point of view, how design thinking methods help w

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Ion Startup Demo Day
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Top tier mentors, local investors, and personalized pitch feedback for participating startups — nothing’s changed but the address. Whether you’re a serial entrepreneur or just looking to get involved in the community, this event is for YOU.

Come out and hear a select group of local Houston star

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Ladies Lounge: Empowering Women to Take Control Over Their Finances
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


International Speaker, Award Winning Author, Principal Business Strategist and Global Entrepreneur, Women CEO Project


Business & Leadership Coach, Consultant & Speaker, Nyn’s Dreams LLC – Global Business & Leadership Consultant


Co-Author,

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Hackster Hardware Houston in Cyberspace
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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