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10+ can't-miss virtual business and innovation events in Houston for July
Virtual events at this point has become the new normal for Houston's innovation ecosystem. From interactive Q&As and virtual pitches to online courses and panels, here's what's in store for Houston entrepreneurs this month.
July 1 — The Ion Smart and Resilient Cities Accelerator Cohort 2 Demo Day
The Ion Smart and Resilient Cities Accelerator Cohort 2's Demo Day will be filled with sessions that speak to Cohort 2's themes of air quality, water purification, and cleantech efforts in Houston. These sessions will feature the work that is currently being done, and highlight the work that needs to be done.
Details: This event takes place Wednesday, July 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more.
July 8 — HXTV'S HouTech Talks ft. AvidXchange
Tyler Gill and Chris Elmore of AvidXchange join HXTV for a live Q&A that will tackle the big questions on everyone's mind, like how founders should adjust in the face of the pandemic and what fundraising will look like once the pandemic loosens its grip.
Details: This event takes place Wednesday, July 8, from 1 to 2 pm. Learn more.
July 9 — Intro to Investing & Ask Me Anything with Dumb Money and Joshua Baer
Join Capital Factory as they walk you through the ins and outs of investing in startups, stocks, and more with guest speakers from Dumb Money.
Details: This event takes place Thursday, July 9, from 2 to 3:30 pm.Learn more.
July 11 — Enventure Basecamp: Business Building Workshop
Enventure's community-driven business building basecamp series returns this June to support a local innovator construct their healthcare venture. This month, BioVentures team DiaPacer is featured.
Details: This event takes place Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn more.
July 14 — HXTV's VC Ask Me Anything Virtual Event featuring Plug and Play
In this virtual event, Neda Amidi, Milad Malek, and Payal Patel will share information about Plug and Play's investment activities and other plans in Houston.
Details: This event takes place Tuesday, July 14, from 5 to 6 p.m. Learn more.
July 14-16 — Energy Drone & Robotics Virtual Summer Summit
Ahead of its fall summit, Energy Drone & Robotics is bringing live industry keynotes, asset owner panels, moderated discussion groups, 1:1 meetings, demos and use cases with hardware, software and service solution providers virtually.
Details: This event takes place Tuesday, July 14, to Thursday, July 16. Learn more.
July 15 — Maintaining an Ecosystem in a Time of Uncertainty
At this event, General Assembly is hosting local leaders to discuss how they are coping with the COVID-19 devastation and what they're doing to maintain community and interaction within their groups.
Details: This event takes place Wednesday, July 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.Learn more.
July 16 — HXTV's VC Ask Me Anything Virtual Event featuring Bowery Capital
Bowery Capital is an early-stage venture capital investor focused exclusively on founders looking to modernize business through technology. The live Q&A that will tackle the big questions on everyone's mind, like how founders should adjust in the face of the pandemic and what fundraising will look like once the pandemic loosens its grip.
Details: This event takes place Thursday, July 16, from 3 to 4 pm. Learn more.
July 16-17 — MassChallenge's Virtual Showcase
Hear from all 56 startups in the Houston cohort as well as the Boston, Austin, and Rhode Island cohorts. The showcase environment is a premier opportunity for hear directly from the founding teams and get a sneak peek at the future of business and technology. At the center of the event will be the startup demo booths where each company will actively pitch their mission and business to event guests.
Details: This event takes place Thursday, July 16, to Friday, July 17, from noon to 3 p.m. Learn more.
July 17 — Open Innovation and Problem-Solving in an Organization
Open innovation enables firms to leverage data, talent and expertise to rapidly generate new ideas, solve problems and find efficiencies. This Rice University course will help business leaders identify urgent and critical problems amenable to open innovation solutions and develop creative strategies and implementation through open innovation.
Details: This event takes place Friday, July 17, from 9 to 11 a.m. Learn more.
July 29 — Transition into Tech (For Oil and Gas Professionals)
What happens when you've realized it's time for a change? For many, it can be as simple as a new look, a new restaurant, or a trip out of town. But what about when it's your career and livelihood that needs to be revamped? This can happen for any number of reasons, but the challenges and questions remain the same - what's next and how do I get there?
Details: This event takes place Wednesday, July 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.Learn more.