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7 can't-miss Houston business and innovation events for January
It's a new year, and it's time to look at what's on the agenda this month for Houston innovators.
Here's a roundup of events not to miss this January — like workshops, summits, meetups, and more.
Note: This post might be updated to add more events.
January 9 — How to Leverage Media
In this session at The Ion, attendees will learn how businesses should and can leverage media opportunities. Leveraging media opportunities, including podcasts, interviews, and articles, is an excellent way to highlight how your product or service can provide a solution. As an entrepreneur, founder, or small business owner, you should attend this workshop to learn how to use media and the platforms to your advantage.
The event is Monday, January 9, at 10 am, at The Ion. Click here to register.
January 10-12 — Ten Across Summit: The Future is Here
Today more than ever, society has access to the future in ways unparalleled in history. The question is, what will people do with this knowledge? Attend the Ten Across Summit: the Future is Here to hear from and engage with esteemed thought leaders and experts. They'll share insights and discuss solutions for the future in topics related to water, heat, energy, infrastructure, equity, risk, and affordable housing. Come and add your voice to the discussions, network, and discover new resources.
The event is Tuesday, January 10, to Thursday, January 11, at Hotel Zaza Museum District and Asia Society Texas Center. Click here to register.
January 20 — HOU Innovation Career Gigs & Tech Expo
The Ion is excited to bring back Startup Gigs in person and a new and expanded format. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet Houston’s most innovative companies. HOU Innovation Career Gigs & Tech Expo is a platform to connect you with the HOU tech ecosystem. Explore entry-level job and internship opportunities and discover the HOU tech opportunities.
The event is Friday, January 20, at 2 pm, at The Ion. Click here to register.
January 24 — Engage VC: Activate Capital
Join HX Venture Fund at the Ion on January 24 to hear Raj Atluru, Managing Partner of Activate Capital discuss his perspective on how to scale a startup successfully, how Houston can become the leader in the energy transition movement, how to build great companies, and what investors are looking for among other topics.
The event is Tuesday, January 24, at 8:30 am, at The Ion. Click here to register.
January 24 — 2022 Nobel Prize: From Einstein's Disbelief to Quantum Technology
The worldview presented by quantum physics contradicts seemingly self-evident truths, for example, that objects have a well-defined position. Such preposterous implications were directly demonstrated by the experiments that were awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in physics. This session will cover these experiments, the radically different picture they give of our world, and how physicists now use these quantum effects to create technology such as quantum computers.
The event is Tuesday, January 24, at 5 pm, at The Ion. Click here to register.
January 30 — Creating Space for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Join The Ion to hear from Tracie Jae, Founder of The Quiet Rebel, will share a paradigm shift designed to disrupt the current DEI model.
The event is Monday, January 30, at 10 am, at The Ion. Click here to register.
January 31 — Bots & Brews
This is the top winter meetup of the Energy Drone / Robotics / Data crowd, with over 100 industrial robotics and UAV leaders, investors and startups attending. Enjoy beer, bites and bots! Energy companies and tech/service providers will be sharing their 2023 plans, projects and solutions.
The event is on Tuesday, January 31, from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at The Ion. Click here to register.