Coffee, Stories and Making Friends

THIS IS A PAID EVENT – PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW <p class=””>Houston’s startup entrepreneurs like Chris Church, founder, Macrofab and Rassul Zarinfar, founder Buffalo Bayou Brewery told us when sharing their failures and successes that one of the best ways they found the “right” people to join their team was to spend time together getting to know one another better.</p><p class=””>You’ve had Startup Weekends to “work” on teams together and we are committing to a couple of times a year to give you a fun environment to make “friends”.&nbsp;</p><p class=””><br></p><h3>Making good on living our values to :</h3><p class=””><img src=”,f_auto,g_center,q_auto:good/v1/sl0/v1/AUTH_d0619b05-07fc-49f0-8249-da585ea45ce5/events/Screen%20Shot%202019-07-01%20at%202.09.13%20PM_szkdkOT….” style=”max-width: 100%;”><br></p><p class=””><br></p><p class=””>Join us that morning, enjoy making friends over some coffee and getting to know each other.</p><br></p>

7:30 AM: Grab you a coffee
Sit down and play LifeStories with us and get to know each other.

Hosted By
Michele Price, Houston’s Chapter Director
“Life-Long Entrepreneur, Professional Keynote Speaker and Fractional CMO”, taking a growth-focused approach toward solid and innovative results through visually delicious presentations, team challenges that propel innovation, and ideas that lead to full-fledged experiences. Connect with Michele to work with her, whether she crafts you a customized keynote for your conference or company meetings or you want to develop your team’s leadership skills. She is the “Voice” of Breakthrough radio, a global business radio show. Make sure when you visit Houston’s chapter you ask her about how she tamed a herd of buffalo in Montana.

Anthony Covington, Houston Co-Director

James Phelan, Partnership Director
I am an innovator, a thought leader, and a connector for the Houston startup ecosystem. Often described as a “serial entrepreneur” and a “bridge builder,” I enjoy sharing valuable insights gained through 20+ years of military and private sector experience. While regularly wearing multiple hats for an array of enterprise, growth, and startup businesses, I contribute a blend of servant leadership, metrics driven analysis, and strategic systems architecture applications across multiple projects simultaneously – Corporate Communications Director for BCV, a global natural resources exporter; COO for Cathexis’ Change Exchange, an Austin-based social impact fund; Consultant to CEDS, an economic development investment (EDI) fund; Founder and CINO for Plāsyn, a “Prop-tech” startup being incubated by the Bunker Labs/We Work “Veterans in Residence” program. I’m also on boards or consult for several other startup companies and startup-focused service providers. Through assisting the regional startup community as the Partnership Director of Startup Grind – Houston and as a Director for The Founder Institute – Texas, I’ve gained relationships that I enjoy connecting. Other meaningful relationships come from my academic/athletic past in California, lifelong ties to the American northeast, and through frequent travel with my wife and family. I enjoy being an active and dedicated volunteer. Recently I began and participated in Hurricane Harvey and Maria relief and recovery groups nationally (Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico) that have helped directly comfort and feed thousands of families by addressing significant logistical snafus. As a current member of the Board of Directors for and The Washington Avenue Arts District in Houston, I do my best to celebrate and support the local arts. Over the past 10 years I’ve participated in and spearheaded numerous initiatives that have served to benefit the arts, urban planning, and economic development/ innovation locally, nationally, and internationally.

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Google for Startups (
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Breakthrough radio delivers weekly knowledgeable expertise and real-life examples for how to master the inner and outer game of business. Breakthrough Radio connects entrepreneurs globally, nationally, regionally and locally.

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Tea & Victory (
Board Game Cafe featuring over 600 games, fantastic English-inspired food, tea, coffee, beer, & wine.

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.



Jul 23 2019


7:30 am - 9:30 am

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Tea + Victory
2030 East T.C. Jester


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