The Listies | Celebrating the Best of Houtech

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 here in Houston, we’ll be rolling out the virtual red carpet and awarding Listies in the 12 categories below.

Special thanks to Insperity for sponsoring this event!

Click each category to pull-up nomination forms!  View the full list of awards on the HX website here.

  1. Soonicorn
    • Which company do you think will be Houston’s next unicorn ($1 Billion+ valuation)?

    • Sponsored by The Square with Industrious
  2. Outstanding leadership 

    • Who best demonstrated excellence in leadership for their organization or the larger community?

    • Sponsored by Shell
  3. COVID pivot / COVID Phoenix

    • Which company had the best rebound after the negative effects of the COVID pandemic? 

  4. Civic Innovation 

    • Which company led the charge in positive transformation for the city of Houston and the greater Houston area?

    • Sponsored by Hess
  5. People’s Choice Award 

    • Who is your all-around favorite Houston startup company?

    • Sponsored by Halliburton Labs
  6. Individual contributor (MVP within a startup) 

    • Which non-founder has made the biggest contribution to their company?

  7. Mentor of the Year

    • Which mentor has made the biggest impact on startups and the startup community this year? 

    • Sponsored by The Cannon
  8.  Corporate Innovation  

    • Which corporation made the biggest strides in innovation?

    • Sponsored by ChaiOne
  9. Investor of the Year

    • What fund has gone above and beyond for your company?

  10. DEI Champion 

    • Who has gone above and beyond in fighting for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the ecosystem?

    • Sponsored by Intel
  11. Welcome to Houston

    • What is the most promising startup that relocated their headquarters to Houston this year?

    • Sponsored by the Greater Houston Partnership
  12. SDO Superstar

    • What Startup Development Organization provides outstanding service to the HouTech community?

    • Sponsored by Softeq

The event is finished.



Nov 20 2020


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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