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10+ can't-miss virtual business and innovation events in Houston for May
While some things in Houston are starting to open back up, society hasn't yet established a timeline for when groups of more than 10 people will be allowed to safely gather. But, the programming must go on.
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.
May 4: Post-COVID Fund: Venture Investing in the Post-COVID World
Join Alumni Ventures Group for a webinar that explores how changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic will create profound change—as well as unique opportunities for new ventures that tackle these challenges.
Details: The event is at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 4. Learn more.
May 5 — Sell Your Science: Developing a Non-Confidential Pitch for in Person and Virtual Presentations
Learn tricks in preparing a non-confidential pitch deck along with tips that are aimed to help you sell your science at in person meetings or virtually.
Details: The event is at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5. Learn more.
May 6 — Impacting Public Health: How Can My Idea Be A Part of the Solution?
When a pandemic hits, as a start-up company you may find that your technology can be aligned to help. However, now your timeline is expedited with a global health emergency and you need to get your technology into the market. How do you start to connect with the right players to get your technology into the U.S. market to make an impact on public health safety and security?
Details: The event is at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6. Learn more.
May 6 — Virtual Event with Cindy Eckert - Expert Entrepreneur with Over $1B Exits
Cindy Eckert is an expert entrepreneur with over $1B in Exits, CEO of Sprout Pharmaceutical, and Founder of The Pink Ceiling. Attend the virtual fireside chat between Cindy Eckert and Femtech Focus founder Dr. Brittany Barreto.
Details: The event is at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6. Learn more.
May 6 — Curious About Starting a Career in Tech?
One thing we know is that web developers come from different backgrounds. From teaching to consulting, design to accounting, and they're here to tell you about making that transition. Hear from professional developers in the field about how their careers lead them what they're working on now, how they got there, and how their past experiences apply to the work they do currently. Join General Assembly if you are curious about starting a career in tech, but not sure exactly where to begin.
Details: The event is at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6. Learn more.
May 7 — Rice Alliance Energy Tech Venture Day
Originally scheduled to be hosted at OTC, Rice Alliance Energy Venture Day will now be a virtual event to allow startups to connect with investors and energy companies. The event will showcase about 40 promising energy technology companies. These companies have initial funding and are seeking their A, B, C, or later rounds with technology validation, field trial experience, and/or initial company revenue. The event offers a great opportunity for viewers to learn more about innovative technologies and provides companies with access to potential partners and investment opportunities.
Details: The event is at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 7. Learn more.
May 8 — Lunch & Learn: Startup Funding Rounds
Seemingly every company wants to raise venture capital, but few founders are equipped to navigate the tangled mess of rounds, investment types, and investor expectations. At the end of this presentation, you will have a better handle on whether venture capital is right for your business and what it'll take to navigate from angels to exit.
Details: The event is at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 8. Learn more.
May 12 — Lunch and Learn with Asian Pacific American Entrepreneurs
According to New American Economy, Asian Pacific American entrepreneurs account for nearly a million of our nation's businesses. Whether it's apps, restaurants, social services, or consumer products, it's obvious that the entrepreneurial spirit is high in our nation. Let's hear it from our AAPI small business owners who will walk us through the triumphs and challenges they've faced while running their business and how they're making it work during a shaky period.
Details: The event is at noon on Tuesday, May 12. Learn more.
May 13-14 — 2020 Texas A&M New Ventures Competition
TNVC 2020 will be entirely virtual this year. This event is the culmination of a yearlong effort to identify and provide support to Texas-best technology ventures. There will be several private semi-finals judging rounds on May 13, with an Entrepreneurial Perspectives panel and Q&A with past winners and successful entrepreneurs. The finals will be on the 14th, followed by elevator pitches and an awards ceremony, all of which are open to the entire audience.
Details: The event is on Wednesday, May 14, and Thursday, May15. Learn more.
May 15 — How to Land a Job at a Tech Startup
Join General Assembly for this online event where a panel of tech startup talent acquisition professionals will take you through what types of opportunities exist in today's talent market, how the experience at a startup will make you more marketable in the long run, what talent acquisition professionals are actually thinking while reading resumes, advice for remote interviewing, and more.
Details: The event is at noon on Friday, May 15. Learn more.
May 29 — Mothers in Tech Breakfast
In celebration of Mother's Day, join General Assembly for a virtual breakfast featuring hard-working mothers that are also succeeding in their respective industries. A few incredible mothers will share their insights on how they reached their level of success, advice on navigating the workplace as a working mom, and how we can help the next generation of mothers in tech. Get ready for an honest, vulnerable, and insightful conversation.
Details: The event is at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 29. Learn more.