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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Launch Your Startup Career
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us at the Startup Careers event to learn effective networking strategies and apply them while speaking with real startup recruiters.

About this Event

“Your network is your net worth.” — Porter Gale (internationally recognized public speaker, business-builder, and entrepreneur).

 

Regardl

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Hackster Hardware Houston in Cyberspace
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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FREE YOURSELF FROM WORKPLACE ANXIETY
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US, affecting 40 million adults. The ‘Free Yourself from Workplace Anxiety’ webinar helps team members, management, and leadership understand what anxiety looks like, how it shows up in the workplace (symptoms/signs), the effects of anxiety at work (individ

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Meet Forbes Top – 30 Under 30 ; Their Journey To The Top At Young Age
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

NOTE – THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT
TIME : 6:30 PM EST

MUST RSVP BELOW TO GET ZOOM LINK:
https://bit.ly/341QLqa
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30 Under 30: These Are the Boldest Young Entrepreneurs You Need to Know in 2020

Lets talk about how the next generation is changing the world and get to know them more. A

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UH Law Center’s IPIL Fall Lecture
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This year’s presenter is Professor Jorge Contreras of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. He will be presenting on the Anatomy of an Intellectual Property Movement: The Open COVID Pledge.

To RSVP, contact ipil@uh.edu or 713.743.2180

For more details please visit https://www.law.uh.edu/ipil/falllecture.asp

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Building Your Dev Team: Advice for Founders
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Hiring your first engineers and developers will be one of the hardest things you do as a startup founder, especially if you are non-technical. It takes a lot of time, effort, and some luck to really find the best talent that will help you grow your startup.

But ultimately, how you hire is going to be the most important

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Greentown Labs Climatetech Summit
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for the first-ever Greentown Labs Climatetech Summit on Nov. 5 and 6 for a deep dive into scaling climate action!

During these two days, you’ll engage across what we see as the pillars of climate action—technology, finance, policy, and justice—discover groundbreaking startups and their climatetech solutio

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Covid 19 Vaccine Update
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Covid 19 Vaccine Update with Dr. Peter Hotez

Moderator : Dr. Anudeep Jain

Dr. Peter J Hotez is the Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology&Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine where he is also the Director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine

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Funders & Founders – Virtual Happy Hour
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This is an Online Event.

Entre is bringing the Funders & Founders Virtual Happy Hour discussing the Business, Growth & Network Collaborations. Funders & Founders is a “Speed Dating” event connecting Investors, Providers, and Founders across all ecosystems.

Casual in nature, but focused on drivi

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Top 10 Tips for Successful Agility and Compliance Audits by Savvy Katham
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Agility and Compliance Audits are NOT mutually exclusive. Savvy Katham will offer tips on how to form partnerships with your auditors to ensure that everyone – stakeholders, agile teams, and auditors – succeeds.

Many IT organizations need to prove that their applications and services comply with internal an

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Greentown Labs Climatetech Summit
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for the first-ever Greentown Labs Climatetech Summit on Nov. 5 and 6 for a deep dive into scaling climate action!

During these two days, you’ll engage across what we see as the pillars of climate action—technology, finance, policy, and justice—discover groundbreaking startups and their climatetech solutio

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One-Person Business Owners Meetup
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Attend Here: https://www.meetup.com/One-person-Business-Owners  


About Meetup: If you are a small business owner, freelancer, independent contractor, or entrepreneur, this event is for you! No matter what industry you serve, you will find something to take away from a stimulating conversation with others in , ...

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Energy Drone & Robotics Global Gathering
8:00 am - 4:45 pm

Have you heard how rapidly drone use is skyrocketing in the energy industry? Businesses in renewable energy, power / utilities, oil & gas and more are rapidly scaling drone operations for multiple use cases to improve safety, efficiency and ROI.

Get all the latest intel at the Energy Drone & Robotics Global Gath

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Texas Life Science Forum
All Day

Hosted by BioHouston and the Rice Alliance, the Texas Life Science Forum is the premier life science event in Texas that brings together members from industry, emerging life science companies, academics and investors.

 

Whether you are in the life science industry, launching a life science startup, seeking inve

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Open Coffee
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Open Coffee Club is a space for entrepreneurs and investors to meet together and chat over a good cup of coffee. Their goal is to cultivate relationships in the tech startup scene. We will be using Sococo, online workplace where distributed teams come to work together each day, side-by-side.

Bring your energy, your a

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Veterans in Tech Summit Presented by Microsoft
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Attendees can look forward to a keynote chat from veteran serial entrepreneurs or investors, insightful discussion sessions, a startup showcase pitch competition, Epic Office Hours, and panels on relevant topics for veterans facing the tech ecosystem.

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TEN AMA E-Series: “Ask Me Anything” about Due Diligence 101
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
TEN AMA E-Series: "Ask Me Anything" about Due Diligence 101

TEN Capital Network‘s CEO, Hall T Martin, is proud to conduct our next AMA E-Series: “Ask me Anything” about Due Diligence 101.

 
In this Series, Hall will discuss how, After an investor expresses interest in funding your deal, the first question to ask is “What is your diligence process.
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So You Want To Be a Software Developer?
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Considering a career as a developer? Curious about what the day to day looks like for software engineers and web developers? Come along to find out more!

Join General Assembly for a discussion to learn about the various paths available to entry level developers – from freelance to in house, the skills companies l

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Meet Zoom CEO and Founder, Eric Yuan
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
From startup to industry leader, hear Zoom’s story from the founder himself, and where he plans to innovate next

About this Event

For the next event in Rice University’s Lilie Lecture Series and President’s Lecture Series, we will be joined by Eric Yuan, CEO and Founder of Zoom.

The Liu Idea

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Post Election Economic Outlook
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Adobe+GA Present: The Why and How of Design Systems
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

There’s a lot of buzz around design systems right now, but what are they and why are they important? Design systems are used in many organizations as a systematic approach to design and provide a shared language among team members. They help to improve communication, scalability, and affect the overall user’s e

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Hackster Hardware Houston in Cyberspace
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Energy Drone & Robotics Global Gathering
8:00 am - 4:45 pm

Have you heard how rapidly drone use is skyrocketing in the energy industry? Businesses in renewable energy, power / utilities, oil & gas and more are rapidly scaling drone operations for multiple use cases to improve safety, efficiency and ROI.

Get all the latest intel at the Energy Drone & Robotics Global Gath

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Texas Life Science Forum
All Day

Hosted by BioHouston and the Rice Alliance, the Texas Life Science Forum is the premier life science event in Texas that brings together members from industry, emerging life science companies, academics and investors.

 

Whether you are in the life science industry, launching a life science startup, seeking inve

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Energy Drone & Robotics Global Gathering
8:00 am - 4:45 pm

Have you heard how rapidly drone use is skyrocketing in the energy industry? Businesses in renewable energy, power / utilities, oil & gas and more are rapidly scaling drone operations for multiple use cases to improve safety, efficiency and ROI.

Get all the latest intel at the Energy Drone & Robotics Global Gath

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Texas Life Science Forum
All Day

Hosted by BioHouston and the Rice Alliance, the Texas Life Science Forum is the premier life science event in Texas that brings together members from industry, emerging life science companies, academics and investors.

 

Whether you are in the life science industry, launching a life science startup, seeking inve

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Future of Startup Marketing
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the live discussion on marketing for startup founders by the people building and marketing tools for growth. Learn how to leverage technology and amplify your message in 2021 and beyond.

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Remote Revolution: Live & Work Anywhere As a Digital Nomad
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We often talk about being able to work from anywhere. What most don’t realise is that there are clear formulas and strategies that go into being one. According to Wikipedia. ” Digital nomads are individuals who leverage technology to perform their work duties, and more generally conduct their lifestyle in a

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Intro to Fundraising & Ask Me Anything with Eric Engineer & Bryan Chambers
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you an entrepreneur starting a new company? Recently moved your company to Texas? Fundraising for your tech startup?

Join us VIRTUALLY to hear an overview from experienced entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and angel investors at our next Intro to Fundraising & Ask Me Anything! Get a chance to introduce yourse

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FoundHER: Mapping the Customer Buying Journey
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

FoundHer is a Plug and Play initiative focused on finding and funding the female entrepreneur.

Every founder understands that developing a solution that sells repeatedly requires a deep understanding of the customer. In working with startups, Efrain Rovira has found that those that map the buyer’s journey have a

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GEW 2020: Official Launch of Global Entrepreneurship Week
7:00 am - 8:00 am

This November, GEW 2020 is rallying almost every nation in the world to empower their entrepreneurs and encourage their citizens to become starters – finding new and better ways of doing things. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented impact, GEW 2020 is a call to action for all societies to be res

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Everything Changed. Or Did It?
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for the 2020 Harvey Nash/KPMG Texas CIO Peer Exchange!

The Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey, now on its 22nd year, is the world’s largest study of technology leaders. This year, we have some incredible insights on the impact of COVID-19, what it meant for businesses at the time, and how it is going to affect organiz

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#THIS2020 Pre-Game AMA with InnovationMap Editor Natalie Harms
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Want to know why Houston’s so hot? Join this AMA with InnovationMap Editor Natalie Harms moderated by Impact Hub Houston CEO Grace Rodriguez

Join InnovationMap Editor Natalie Harms and Impact Hub Houston CEO/Executive Director Grace Rodriguez for a conversation that will set the scene for The Houston Innov

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Kicking off THIS! Innovation & Tech in Small Business | From Small Biz to Scale: Navigating the Ecosystem
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kicking off THIS! Innovation & Tech in  Small Business 
From Small Biz to Scale: Navigating the Ecosystem

Tech and innovation aren’t only for startups. All small businesses are tech businesses and need to innovate to thrive.  

Whether you are a traditional small business or a scaling startup,

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Building an Intentional, Inclusive and International Ecosystem
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Did you know that although Hispanic business owners represent the fastest growing share of entrepreneurs in the United States, they represent only 3% of those who have scaled?

Hispanics make up nearly 44% of the population in Harris County, making them the largest ethnic group, and make up about 38% of small business o

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Carbon Mitigation Virtual Workshop
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
A highly interactive virtual workshop. Gain new ideas for carbon mitigation approaches and share key challenges and pragmatic solutions

About this Event

Background

In 2018, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions totaled 6.7 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents. Pressure to mitigate these emissions is ra

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Pegasus Park: Improving Incomes and Outcomes in North Texas
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us VIRTUALLY to hear how Biotech+ Hub at Pegasus Park can help entrepreneurs, scientists, and researchers secure funding in Texas!

For many years, local entrepreneurs, scientists, and researchers have moved to the east or west coasts to launch their enterprises due to easier access to funding and resources.

The Bi

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Fundraising Pre-Work: Sealing the Deal With a Perfect Data Room
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fundraising Pre-Work: Sealing the Deal With a Perfect Data Room

TEN Capital is proud to co-host our next Partner E-Series with KnightleyFundraising Pre-Work: Sealing the Deal With a Perfect Data Room.

This E-Series will feature Founder & CEO of Knightley, Graham Gintz.
Join this interesting discussion with Graham Gintz, Founder & CEO of Knightley. Knightle
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Intro to Gaming & Ask Me Anything with Justin Siegel
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you an entrepreneur looking to start a gaming startup? Looking for ways to scale your gaming startup? Want to find out how to connect with other entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors in the gaming startup ecosystem?

 

Join us VIRTUALLY to hear an overview from experienced entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, in

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Advanced Cleantech Investing
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday, November 17 for our Advanced Cleantech Investing training program and networking event! This is a follow up event after our successful first Cleantech Investing 101 training on October 14. We are inviting everyone who is interested in learning more about cleantech investing through an educational

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Climathon 2020: Final Stretch Work Night!
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
You’re invited to a final work session to refine your solutions for Climathon 2020 before the submission deadline on DevPost!

Congrats! Your teams are formed and you’ve been refining your solution for Climathon 2020. We’re bringing you one more opportunity to work on your solutions before the Nov 18th submissio

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Struggles & Bubbles: Pivoting in Pandemic
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Have an idea for a startup, already launched and building your startup, or just want to hear from those who’ve already been there?

Join us to listen to a panel of startup founders who will share their journey and entrepreneurial struggles, and what it really takes to launch a startup during global pandemic, and s

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

Attend Event: https://www.meetup.com/houraspi/

About Meetup: 
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 environ

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On Both Sides: Post-Election Conversation on The State of Texas, Startups, and Our Union
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for this Post-Election #CoreConversation with diverse startup and community leaders on The State of Texas, Startups, and Our Union!

 

In the spirit of bridging communities and building understanding, we are excited to announce our newest #THIS2020 event: “Both Sides: Post-Election Core Conversation on Th

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Being a Woman in Early-Stage Investments
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Please join us on this panel on Being a Woman in Early-Stage Investments from world-class experts.

We’re excited to announce our third panel with a diverse group of individuals. We will be discussing the latest reports published, the trends in women investment, and how it could affect early-stage investment

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Think Differently About Thinking Differently
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This Core Conversation will discuss neurodiversity in the workplace and how we can help individuals thrive as employees and entrepreneurs.

“Even the most highly skilled and verbal adults struggle to find employment, and the problem will only get worse. In 2018 a Houston Chronicle article highlighted that over the

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Houston Originals
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hear from Jay Steinfeld of Blinds.com and Richard Yoo of Space, two of Houston’s Originals as they share their true, unfiltered experiences in launching and scaling two of the most prominent companies in business today!

Special thanks to Accenture for sponsoring this event!

SPEAKERS:
Jay Steinfeld | Blinds.com

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Bronze Valley Accelerator gBETA Pensacola & gBETA Houston Pitch Night
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Fall 2020 gBETA Houston cohort, inaugural gBETA Pensacola cohort & inaugural Bronze Valley Accelerator cohort are pitching in one collaborative Pitch Night. The 3-program celebration is a part of the bigger gBETA Fall 2020 Pitch Night Series–a celebration and culmination of the Fall 2020 gBETA cohorts. The we

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Asian American Womxn’s Voice: Loud & Proud
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

General Assembly’s “Asian American Womxn’s Voice” is bringing together the top minds in creative industries. We’re creating a space for us to learn together so we can go into the world with a deeper understanding of our Asian culture, womxn’s struggles, one another’s stories, and of course, techno

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Redefining Equity
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn how black entrepreneurs are redefining “equity” and launching new ventures for financial resilience, investment, and wealth generation

“Black business ownership, more so than even education, is a tangible pathway for African Americans to achieve economic parity and close the racial wealth gap.”

– Ti

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The Big Idea Competition at the Texas Startups Roadshow
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The University of Texas at Dallas Big Idea Competition (BIC) is one of the most celebrated nights of entrepreneurship in North Texas. Keynoted by Mark Cuban and with $200,000 in scholarship awards and cash prizes, BIC is the marquee event of Capital Factory’s virtual Texas Startup Roadshow.

For fourteen years,

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How to Build and Rebuild Business Credit
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn how to establish and improve creditworthiness for you and your business to be able to access better financial opportunities.

Learn how to establish and improve creditworthiness for you and your business to be able to access better financial opportunities, from Danelia Argueta of Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union.

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Capital Factory Community Showcase
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us to hear highlights from companies in the Capital Factory ecosystem, participate in tech trivia, and enjoy networking with fellow attendees in this throwback themed showcase!

Before programming, you will be able to network with Capital Factory staff, members, and fellow attendees on Hopin. In addition to netw
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The Path From Junior to CTO
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

In the world of technology, there are many paths you can take in order to build a successful career. If you are just starting out in your career or you are midway through, there isn’t one right path to becoming a CTO (Chief Technology Officer). But, starting to think about how to make your goal career achievable

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TexTalks: When will the price of oil return to pre-pandemic rates?
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Since February 2020, the Upstream, Midstream and Downstream business units involved in providing fuels to industrial, commercial and transportation end users worldwide scrambled to adjust to the reduced demand. Cuts were made across the system. Now, all parties are trying to feel the bottom in demand and at the same ti

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Veteran Womxn in Tech Breakfast
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event is part of General Assembly’s Women in Tech Breakfast series. This month, we’ll be featuring some of the most successful veterans in the global community. Five speakers will share inspiring personal stories of transition, how they prepared for workforce re-entry, hurdles they faced along the way,
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Better Startup Workshop
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us to learn how Diversity and Inclusion can help you grow a happier and more successful company. Over one interactive hour, Aleria Research will introduce you to actionable frameworks and provide you with tools and resources to empower your team. Hear why diversity, inclusion, and belonging is crucial to your team

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HCC IDEAS Pitch Competition
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The IDEAS Pitch competition (Virtual Competition) is designed for students to share their creative ideas and social innovations. Individuals or teams can compete in the competition by delivering a pitch to a team of judges. Students should pitch a product or service that explores innovative approaches to answering pres

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Digital Marketing Trends of 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Because the digital marketing landscape is so vast, and with covid switching businesses from bricks to clicks, it is hard to predict what trend is going to rule the upcoming year. What one aspect of your marketing strategy do you need to make a priority? What one marketing tactic is crucial for your brand to incorporat
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Feedback Friday: Pitches and Presentations
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Case studies, examples, role models…we often learn better from seeing what others have done, how they responded to setbacks, and how they improved their outcomes.

Join us as we kick off “Feedback Fridays” on the last day of The Houston Innovation/Impact Summit, evolving our Founders Forum to include and invite all

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The Listies | Celebrating the Best of Houtech
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Let’s toast to the entrepreneurial spirit of Houston in a time when celebrating victories is more important than ever. Introducing the Listies, brought to you Houston Exponential, commemorating the launch of HTX TechList, Houston’s innovation discovery platform.

Paying homage to the vibrant startup culture

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Named Entity Recognition (NER) – A use case for text analytics using Azure
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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Houston Data Analytics Meetup
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

This Meetup is for: 

  • 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
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Free Intro To Product Management Class Online
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Learn the keys to driving product success.Step into the world of product management with General Assembly. During our online introductory workshop, explore how product managers use leadership and versatility to launch products people love. Touch on key tools and techniques for testing, designing, and improving products
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Hackster Hardware Houston in Cyberspace
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free Intro To Python Class Online
12:30 pm - 2:30 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, a

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Free Intro To UX Design Class Online
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Discover how design shapes our online experiences.

Step into the world of user experience design with General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, explore the decision-making process that dictates how users interact with digital products and see why businesses of all stripes have put out the call for UX talent.

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Creating Virtual Events

Looking to build your own online community or host a webinar? We’ve curated a directory of the most helpful guides for virtual content.

Building Effective Online Content

From starting a new online community to leading efficient and impactful business meetings, this step-by-step guide by David Spinks has great insights and takeaways for even the most experienced content creators.

Preventing Zoom Bombers

One unfortunate consequence of moving virtual, is the risk of internet hackers or “trolls” invading your events. Here are some tips to keep your Zoom meetings free of “Zoom bombers”.