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7+ can't-miss Houston business and innovation events for December
Houstonians have yet another good batch of in-person and online innovation events, and you and your tech network need to know about them.
Here's a roundup of virtual events not to miss this December — like pitch nights, workshops, conventions, and more.
Note: This post might be updated to add more events.
December 1 — 2022-2023 UH Energy Symposium Series
The Division of Energy and Innovation, along with the UH Center for Carbon Management in Energy, are hosting a day-long symposium to discuss pathways and solutions to make Texas carbon neutral by 2050. UH experts and energy industry partners will serve as panelists to discuss the drivers, opportunities, and challenges for change, and more.
The event is on Thursday, December 1, from 9 am to 7 pm, at University of Houston (Houston Room - University of Houston Student Center South). Click here to register.
December 5 — Pumps & Pipes: Ion to Infinity
Highlighting innovations in Web3, Artificial Intelligence, Extended Reality, and Robotics, attendees will hear from visionaries across medicine, energy, and aerospace who are developing and launching technologies in these fields.
The event is on Monday, December 5, from 8 am to 3 pm at The Ion. Click here to register.
December 6 — Softeq Venture Studio Demo Day
The Softeq Venture Studio's 2H 2022 cohort is the largest yet with 22 member companies, which brings the total portfolio to 49 companies. This cohort includes entrepreneurs from several global locations as diverse as the United Kingdom, Iceland, Mexico, and Peru. In this capstone event, founders have three minutes each to present their pitch deck, demo their product, outline their ask, and answer questions.
The event is on Tuesday, December 6, from 6 to 9 pm at Queensbury Theatre. Click here to register.
December 7 — Houston Veterans In Residence Showcase
Bunker Labs’ Veterans in Residence Showcase is a nationwide event, celebrating over 500 veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs launching their startups and businesses.
The event is on Wednesday, December 7, from 6 to 8 pm at Sesh Coworking. Click here to register.
December 8 — 8th Annual SWPDC Symposium on Pediatric Device Innovation and Business Meeting:
The 8th Annual SWPDC Symposium on Pediatric Device Innovation and Business Meeting will feature the keynote presentation "Non-Dilutive Federal Funding for Pediatric Device Startups" by Michael Heffernan, Director of Research & Technology at Fannin Innovation Studio.
The event is on Thursday, December 8, from 4 to 7 pm, at the JLABS@TMC. Click here to register.
December 8 — HAN Holiday Party
Join the Houston Angel Network for their annual party.
The event is on Thursday, December 8, from 6 to 8 pm, at Postino City Centre. Click here to register.
December 10 — TXRX Holiday Make-a-thon
Get your festive fun on by participating in one of our hands-on workshops. Learn more about how we make through our live demos.
The event is on Saturday, December 10, from 3 to 6 pm, at TXRX. Click here to register.
December 13 — Future of the Houston Region
The reimagined Future of the Houston Region event features one of the fastest-growing areas in the Houston region - Montgomery County. Conversations will be focused on the county’s rapid growth, business developments within the area, future plans of expansion and its overall importance to the region.
The event is on Tuesday, December 13, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Click here to register.
December 15 — Engage VC: Climate Capital & Energy Capital Ventures
Join HX Venture Fund at the Ion on December 15 to hear a conversation moderated by Burak Powers, Strategy Director of Circularity & Low-Carbon Solutions at LyondellBasell and featuring Michael Luciani, Managing Partner of Climate Capital, Vic Pascucci, Co-Founder and Managing General Partner of Energy Capital Ventures, and Moji Karimi, Co-Founder and CEO of Cemvita Factory. This dynamic group will discuss their perspectives on venture investing in the energy transition space, current and future trends, and how startups can find great VCs among other topics.
The event is on Thursday, December 15, from 8:30 to 10 am at the Ion. Click here to register.