2014 Update

So I have been really out of it for a while. Life has been busy to say the least. If you want to know more PM me. My experiments with blogging have been pretty successful, I think. Blogs serve as a networking enhancer. Writing without a supporting community is hard to get going. But writing…

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…

If you need a place to work, check out open coworking every Thursday at Start.

Free Coworking at Start Houston

If you are a freelancer or small company and you want to get out of your home/office, check out free co-working every Thursday at Start Houston. I go there almost every week, and I enjoy being able to get out of the house and talk about my ideas with other entrepreneurs in the startup community.…

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Heritage Law Marketing

During the October Demo Day at Start Houston, I met Nima Heydarian, a true entrepreneur if I have ever seen one. For the last several years, he has spent his days as a programmer at a big company, and his nights developing innovative marketing solutions for attorneys worldwide. His current business is Heritage Law Marketing.

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. 

Simrit Parmar leads a discussion on the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare, The Great Med Hope) at Platform Houston..

Obamacare is Better for Entrepreneurs than the Jobs Act

For all the hoopla over lifting restrictions on soliciting fundraising for startups RE: The Jobs Act, the biggest, relatively uncovered story for Entrepreneurship is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the opening of the healthcare exchanges on October 1. This law and the idea of affordable, market based insurance truly opens the door for everyone…