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10 can't-miss Houston business and innovation events in July
This month, Houstonians have yet another good batch of online innovation events — from Zoom panels to virtual conferences — and you and your tech network need to know about them.
Here's a roundup of virtual events not to miss this month — like demo days, workshops, conventions, and more.
Note: This post might be updated to add more events.
July 7 — gBETA Summer 2021 Pitch Night
Pitch Night is a celebration of gBETA Houston's latest cohort. Pitch Night is an exclusive reception during which participating companies have the opportunity to pitch to an audience of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and community members.
The event is on Wednesday, July 7, at 5:30 pm. It's free and happening at The Cannon (1334 Brittmoore Rd) and online. Click here to register.
July 8 — Esperson Coworking Powered by The Cannon Soft Opening
The Cannon is operating new coworking space in Downtown Houston in the Esperson Building. Celebrate the soft opening with networking in the new space.
The event is on Thursday, July 8, at 3 pm. It's free and happening at the Esperson Building (808 Travis St.). Click here to register.
July 14 — People & Culture - Talent strategy is core to any business, so how do you make sure an external hire will succeed?
Did you know that more than half of external new hires fail within their first 18 months. The reason behind it: the expectations and competencies are misaligned with the recruitment process, which then are also not connected with onboarding and performance KPIs after the process is completed. The event will explore the process from end to end, diving into the main issues that lead to mistakes in executive searches. After you learn our DIY model, you can apply to external hires in levels.
The event is on Wednesday, July 14, at 11 am. It's free and happening online. Click here to register.
July 14-15 — Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summit
The Society of Petroleum Engineers' 2021 program addresses how firms are navigating the current economics of the energy industry, alternative energy partnerships, carbon innovation, resiliency in innovation, and concludes with our interactive and competitive Shark-Tank event, highlighting delivery of the next entrepreneurial solutions.
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit is your premier opportunity to build connections and to pursue new solutions within the Energy industry.
The event is on Wednesday, July 14, through Thursday, July 15. Tickets begin at $80. The conference will be held at Norris Conference Center, CityCentre (816 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 210). Click here to register.
July 15 — Solving Startup Challenges at the Corvaverse
Do you have a specific startup challenge or problem you can't seem to solve? Join The Cannon and Corva for lunch and breakout sessions with industry leaders and advisors who will be sharing tips on solutions. Additionally, you will hear from Corva's CEO, Ryan Dawson, who will share his journey. It's going to be an eventful, collaborative and fun time that you don't want to miss.
The event is on Thursday, July 15, at noon. It's free and happening at The Cannon West Houston (1334 Brittmoore Rd.). Click here to register.
July 17-18 — Comicpalooza
The greatest pop-culture festival returns with celebrities, shopping, and pop culture activities that will unite, inspire, and entertain.
The event is on Saturday, July 17, through Sunday, July 18. Passes start at $54 and the festival is happening at George R. Brown Convention Center (1001 Avenida De Las Americas). Click here to register.
July 21 — How to Invest in Space
Join Houston Angel Network for a discussion with key thought leaders in the public and private space industry about how to invest in space.
The event is on Wednesday, July 21, at 11:30 am. It's $25 to attend and happening online. Click here to register.
July 23 — HAN Summer Social
Join the Houston Angel Network and Houston Exponential for investor and founder networking over drinks.
The event is on Friday, July 23, at 5 pm. It's free to HAN members and $25 for everyone else. It's happening at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. (2101 Summer St.). Click here to register.
July 28 — Understanding Financial Statements
Frost Bank's VP of Commercial Banking will help entrepreneurs learn how to analyze their cash flow to strengthen their business strategy.
The event is on Wednesday, July 28, at 11:30 am. It's free and happening online. Click here to register.
July 28 — Houston Startup Showcase
Hear a select group of local tech startups pitch their company, share their current status, and tell us where they're headed next at this monthly event hosted by The Ion.
The event is on Wednesday, July 28, at 6 pm. It's free and happening online. Click here to register.