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…

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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. 

Start Demo Day is October 23rd at Start Houston. Source.

Top 5 Startup Events this October in Houston

If you are like me, always scrounging around for your next fix from the Houston Startup and Entrepreneurship scene, then you will enjoy these 5 potentially great events. I have scoured the web (mostly and Facebook) to find the best, most interesting and sweet things to do this October.*

Rodney Giles from eOilBoom presents at Start Houston Demo Day

eOilBoom Wins Start Houston’s Sept. Demo Day

The top presentation at Start Houston‘s September Demo Day was eOilBoom, a new crowdfunding site for oil and gas. Their premise is simple: internet based crowdfunding for oil and gas investments in producing wells and in drilling new wells. The site allows accredited investors to put in as little as $5,000 in each project. This enables…

Capstone Panel from MBA Council of Houston's Impact Investing Seminar. From left to right: Michele Price, Jeff Reichman, Michael Rybarski, Juliana Garaizar, Kirk Cobrun.

The 3 Things Houston Lacks for Startups

As great as Houston may be, for a city trying to cultivate a vibrant startup culture, it still lacks three key ingredients for innovation success. The capstone panel at the MBA Council of Houston’s Impact Investing Seminar discussed in-depth what we as Houstonians must build over the next 20 years if we want to become…

Enventure hosted a panel on Licensing Your Technology at the Rice University Biomedical Research Center. From left to right: Carol Nielson, Kevin Slawin, Ernie Davis, and Brian Phillips.

5 Takeaways from Enventure’s Licensing Your Technology Panel

Enventure, Houston’s medical entrepreneurs, were at it again last night.  They hosted a panel at Rice University’s Biosciences Research Collaborative which discussed how a researcher can best go about licensing her technology from her university’s or institution’s technology transfer office. The panel also considered how to build a successful business around such a technology. The crowd was…