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,…


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.…

Heritage Law Thumbnail

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…