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10+ can't-miss virtual business and innovation events in Houston for August
Another month, another roundup of events Houston innovators should attend — and yes, they are still all virtual. From Houston Exponential launching its new virtual database and networking platform to informative workshops and panels, here's what you need to attend this month.
August 5 — IP Agreements Every Startup Should Know About
Every startup should protect their Intellectual Property (IP) as means to protect their developing products and/or concepts, but often do not know where to start. Join The Ion and Baker Bots as we explore different IP agreements your startup should consider.
Details: This event takes place online on Wednesday, August 5, from 1 to 2 pm. Learn more.
August 5 — Texas Founder Hotseat: Pitch Texas Investors & Experts Online
Do you have a startup, or a strong idea for a startup? Could you use blunt, honest feedback on your startup ideas? On this live and interactive online event you can pitch your ideas to a panel of Houston startup investors and experts for ratings and feedback, all from the comfort of your home. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to hear startup ideas and watch how the experts analyze businesses.
Details: This event takes place online on Wednesday, August 5, at 4 pm. Learn more.
August 6 — Bayou Startup Showcase
Celebrate the launch of the newest startups from Rice University's OwlSpark and University of Houston's RED Labs. Sixteen startups from Class 8 of the program will be pitching and demonstrating during an expo.
Details: This event takes place online on Thursday, August 6, from 2 to 4:30 pm. Learn more.
August 11 — LGBTQ+ In Tech Summit
Capital Factory is hosting its first virtual LGBTQ+ In Tech Summit. The organization is dedicated to increasing diversity in the entrepreneurial and tech community while making our coworking space an inclusive environment for all. Attendees can look forward to a special keynote guest, insightful fireside chats, discussion sessions, a startup showcase, Epic Office Hours, and panels on relevant topics facing the tech ecosystem.
Details: This event takes place online on Tuesday, August 11, from noon to 5 pm. Learn more.
August 12 — Managing Your Digital Presence in a Post-COVID Era
Your startup's digital presence is more important now than ever. In a world where everything has gone virtual, your digital presence is the first thing your potential customers will see prior to contacting you. If you are struggling to create your digital marketing strategy, you're not alone. But fear no more, Allie Danziger of Integrate, is here to help.
Details: This event takes place online on Wednesday, August 12, at 11 am. Learn more.
August 13 — HTX TechList Launch
Join Houston Exponential for a live launch of Houston's innovation discovery platform, HTX TechList, featuring speakers from Start-Up Nation Central, Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Greater Houston Partnership, and a demo by Houston Exponential. Join live virtual breakout sessions moderated by members of the innovation ecosystem influencer. Editor's note: InnovationMap is a media partner for the event.
Details: This event takes place online on Thursday, August 13, at 11 am. Learn more.
August 14 — How Women in Tech Can Affect Change in the Workplace
The Suffragist movement has long been known for its effectiveness in creating grassroots efforts that created laws to give women the right to vote. 100 years later women are still fighting for equal rights and inclusion. Women's votes will have a tremendous impact on the 2020 election. It's time to organize the collective power of our votes to fight for equality in the workplace.
Details: This event takes place online on Friday, August 14, at 11 am to 12:30 pm. Learn more.
August 18 — Intro to the Texas Startup Scene & Ask Me Anything
Are you an entrepreneur starting a new company? Recently moved your company to Texas? Want to find out how to connect with other entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors in the startup ecosystem? Join Capital Factory VIRTUALLY to hear an overview from experienced entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and community partners at Intro to Texas Startup Scene & Ask Me Anything.
Details: This event takes place online on Tuesday, August 18, at 2 to 3:30 pm. Learn more.
August 19 — Igniting Innovation: Business Roundtable
Join serial entrepreneur Dr. Juliet Breeze as she moderates a conversation with experienced healthcare executives to explore what the impact of the pandemic has meant to their businesses. They'll share insights regarding ways in which they're adapting and positioning for survival and continued success.
Details: This event takes place online on Wednesday, August 19, at 1 to 2 pm. Learn more.
August 25 — HAN + Carta Cap Table Workshop
The Houston Angel Network has teamed up with Carta, the experts in capitalization table management and valuation software. Carta helps companies and investors manage their cap tables, valuations, investments, and equity plans. During this workshop Carta will discuss cap table basics, common mistakes, and tips for responsible equity management. There will also be a real life cap table scenario where both founders and investors can ask their questions about the often little understood mechanics of cap tables and how they evolve with each fund raise.
Details: This event takes place online on Tuesday, August 25, at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Learn more.
August 26 — Equity in Tech: How We Can Do Better
The tech industry is incredibly powerful — not only through the products created, but with its economic force (forecasted to reach 1.7 trillion in the US in 2020). With great power comes great responsibility. Tech can – and must – do better to create and nurture diversity, equity and inclusion within the industry.
Details: This event takes place online on Wednesday, August 26, at 11:30 am to 1 pm. Learn more.