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10+ can't-miss virtual business and innovation events in Houston for June
Despite much of the state returning to some state of normalcy, larger groups are still not encouraged to gather quite yet in order to avoid an uptick in COVID-19 cases.
With that in mind, here are over 10 Houston innovation events you can attend virtually via online meetings. Be sure to register in advance, as most will send an access link ahead of the events.
June 2 — How Fashion Brands Optimize E-Commerce and Sustainability During a Pandemic
Kim Roxie, founder of LAMIK Beauty, moderates a panel of e-commerce startup founders for The Ion to discuss modern issues the female founders are facing.
Details: The event is at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. Learn more.
June 4 — Startup Growth After COVID-19 with Sputnik ATX
Curious about what business and startup growth may look like post-COVID-19? Join Sputnik ATX Partner Joe Merrill via General Assembly for a discussion on how to grow a business and raise a round during a pandemic.
Details: The event is at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. Learn more.
June 6 — Enventure Basecamp: Business Building Workshop
Our community-driven business building basecamp series returns this June to support a local innovator construct their healthcare venture.
Details: The event is at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 6. Learn more.
June 9 — Pulse Check-Today's Funding Landscape
Today's current crisis has changed the mindset of many industry strategic partners, investors and overall stakeholders. From pivoting investment priorities, to identifying new areas of innovation, the investor landscape is constantly shifting.
For small to medium sized biotechs, it can be hard to keep up with promised milestones while also planning and anticipating the future of their companies. How could companies be preparing for not only the short-term but for years to come? What should be prioritized in the coming months? Who is still investing? How can they find the right partners for them as they move forward?
Details: The event is at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9. Learn more.
June 11 — Energy and Utilities: Drones, Connectivity, and Operations of the Future
Preparing for the future can be confusing. How can you keep up with industry and regulatory advancements, or know when to invest in new technology? That's why we teamed up with Southern Company to share how they're preparing — and how you can, too. Join Skyward and Southern Company for a discussion about energy and utility operations of the future and practical steps you can take now to prepare your enterprise.
Details: The event is at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 11. Learn more.
June 11 — Venture vs The Virus: Texas Halo Fund IV
The Houston Angel Network presents Episode 3 of Venture vs The Virus. During this virtual event you will hear from the managing directors of the Texas Halo Fund on the launch of their new fund and the investment opportunities they are seeing as a result of the health crisis.
June 11 — Intro to Fundraising in FemTech & AMA with Juliana Garaizar and Dr. Barreto
Are you raising capital for your FemTech startup? Join us VIRTUALLY for an overview from venture capitalists and investors at Intro to Fundraising in FemTech & Ask Me Anything!
June 16 — Women in Tech Summit presented by Accenture
Capital Factory will host a virtual Women In Tech Summit dedicated to increasing diversity in the entrepreneurial and tech community while making its 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: The event is at noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16. Learn more.
June 16 — VC Ask Me Anything Virtual Event featuring The Artemis Fund
These livestreams, which will include audience Q&A, 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. Click here to stream.
Details: The event is at 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16. Learn more.
June 17-19 — Virtual Rice Business Plan Competition
This year's Rice Business Plan Competition, which was planned for March 26 to 28, was canceled due to COVID-19, but the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship has decided to offer up an alternative: A virtual RBPC. Forty two student teams will compete over three virtual events.
Details: The event is from June 17 to 19. Learn more.
June 23 — Virtual Fireside Chat: Fredrik Tukk, Maersk Drilling
Join The Ion for a chat with Fredrik Tukk-Head of Innovation Scouting at Maersk Drilling about how organizations can benefit from innovation
Details: The event is at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23. Learn more.
June 24 — The Ion Startup Demo Day
Top tier mentors, local investors, and personalized pitch feedback for participating startups -- nothing's changed but the address. Whether you're a serial entrepreneur or just looking to get involved in the community, this event is for YOU.
Details: The event is at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24. Learn more.
June 30 — TMC Accelerator for Cancer Therapeutics Info Session
The TMC ACT team will answer questions including who should apply to TMC ACT, what are the timelines, and what value to expect.
Details: The event is at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30. Learn more.