5+ can't-miss Houston business and innovation events for January

Don't miss these January events — from startup showcases to tech talks. Photo via Getty Images

Ring in the new year with fellow Houston innovators at everything from networking meetups to startup showcases.

Here's a roundup of events you won't want to miss out on so mark your calendars and register accordingly.

Note: This post may be updated to add more events.

 January 6 — Texas Business Expansion

The Texas Business Expansion event is focused on helping attendees develop strategies in the financial sector to grow business in the Lone Stars State. Get inspired by industry experts, network with like-minded professionals, and gain valuable insights into the Texas business landscape.

This event is Saturday, January 6, from 1:30 to 6 pm at 25402 Katy Mills Pkwy. Click here to register.

January 16 — Bayou City Startups January Happy Hour

Unwind and reconnect with your favorite (or soon to be) Houston startup founders, funders, operators, and ecosystem builders.

This event is Tuesday, January 16, from 5 to 7 pm at EZ's Liquor Lounge. Click here to register.

 January 18 — Power of Women in Business Conference

Sponsored by the National Association of Women Business Owners, this conference is is designed to celebrate women in the business world, incorporating a lineup of influential speakers, accomplished entrepreneurs, and industry experts who have made significant strides in their respective fields. This event serves as a platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and fostering meaningful connections within the thriving business community.

This event is Thursday, January 18, from 8:30 am to 3 pm at Norris Conference Center. Click here to register.

January 23 — Pearland Innovation Hub Open House

Come explore and take a tour of the new Spacio.us location on Broadway Bend Drive in Pearland, TX, USA. Engage with local small business owners, network with industry professionals, and get inspired by innovative ideas at the Pearland Innovation Hub Open House.

This event is Tuesday, January 23, from 2 to 5 pm at Pearland Innovation Hub. Click here to register.

January 24 — Minority Product Launch

Discover a diverse range of groundbreaking products that highlight the creativity and ingenuity of underrepresented communities. From cutting-edge tech gadgets to unique fashion accessories, this event is a celebration of diversity and entrepreneurship.

This event is Wednesday, January 24, at the Ion from 5 to 8 pm. Click here to register.

January 25 — NASA Tech Talks

In this presentation, Mr. Montgomery Goforth, Assistant Director, Strategic Pursuits & Partnerships – Engineering Directorate, NASA JSC, and other aerospace subject matter experts will discuss the technology development challenges faced by NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) and the surrounding Aerospace community in our ongoing efforts as the hub of human spaceflight. The presentation will focus on the ways in which these challenges, and the associated opportunities, can be leveraged by Houston’s innovation community.

This event is Thursday, January 25, from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Ion. Click here to register.

 January 30 — Texas Small Business Expo

Texas Small Business Expo is a premier Trade Show, Educational Business to Business Conference, Exhibition & Networking Event for Entrepreneurs, Start-Ups and anyone that owns a Business or looking to start their own business. The main focus of this event is networking, building new business relationships and learning from Industry Experts on how to enhance your business.

This event is Tuesday, January 30, from 4 to 9 pm at Wakefield Crowbar. Click here to register.

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