Civic Hack Night, Photo Credit @fileunderjeff

September Startup Events in Houston

Ready to get out now that the mind-scorching heat of August is past us? Here are 4 free events I am really looking forward to this month: Collaborative Consumption & Marketplaces with LEAN Startup Circle What: Learn about the sharing economy and disruptive startups with the CEO of Ayoopa, Wayne Lopez. When: 6:30 PM, Thursday, September 4,…

Post-Showcase Celebration. Credit @UHRedLabs.

Houston Universities Launch Startups, Awesomeness at Bayou Showcase

Last year, Houston saw the launch of two startup incubator/accelerators: Owlspark at Rice and Red Labs at UH (full disclosure: I am a coug-owl). This year, those two incubators hosted the First Annual Houston Bayou Startup Showcase. It was not a competition, but a collaboration, designed to showoff the best startups our city has to offer.…

Bayou Startup Showcase featured Startups from Redlabs and Owlspark.

August Startup Events in Houston

Looking for things to do this August? Well, check these out: Bayou Startup Showcase What: Hear the Startups from Owlspark and Red Labs pitch their businesses When: 2:00-7:00 PM, Thursday, August 14, 2014 Where: McNair Hall, Rice University (map) Sign-up: GroundUP Houston (Return Event) What: Coffee and Networking for Startups When: 6:00-9:00 PM, Thursday, August 21,…

Jeff and Councilman Gonzalez before kicking off Houston Startup Weekend Fall 2013.

What to Bring to Startup Weekend

So you have signed up for the maker edition in 2 weeks, and you are ready to build actual, physical products. Beyond your good looks and clever comebacks, here are some suggestions for useful items you should bring each day in order to get the most out of the weekend.

Panelists answer questions at Enventure's talk on Venture Deals, Mergers and Acquisitions.

5 Tips for Starting Your Biotech Company from Enventure

Though Houston is not a hub for biotechnology yet, the enthused entrepreneurs at Enventure are working hard to change that. As part of their efforts to grow a startup community around medical tech in Houston, they have been hosting bench to biotech discussions on how to launch your own company. Last night, they hosted a…

Come listen to me, Ben Ochoa, speak about Open Source Licensing on Nov. 7 at Start.

Top 5 Startup Events this November in Houston

It’s the beginning of the month, and that means it’s time for another edition of the Top 5 Events in Houston this month. Even though we have Thanksgiving, there is still no shortage of great things to do. Let’s #startsomething. 5. Open Source Licenses What: Learn the ins and outs of open source licenses for…

A captive audience watches the companies present at Start Houston's October Demo Day.

October 2013 Demo Day in a Nutshell

The good news is the house was full and the companies stellar, but unfortunately, last Wednesday was Start Houston’s last Demo Day for the year. Here is a quick rundown of each of the presenting companies, presented in no particular order. 

David from LRNGO articulates his ideas for collaborative learning at library based makerspaces.

Houston Library Seeks Input for New Collaborative Makerspaces

Open Houston’s first big project promises to be a transformative one. Last night at the Houston Central Library, the volunteer group articulated a new vision for our libraries. Inside the extra and unused space of each library, Open Houston and library staff are planning to create collaborative makerspaces for the general public to share knowledge,…