10+ can't-miss Houston business and innovation events for November

Check out this curated list of innovation events in Houston for November. Photo via Getty Images

From networking meetups to the 2023 Houston Innovation Award ceremony, November is chock-full of happenings for Houston innovators.

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

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

Featured event: November 8 — 2023 Houston Innovation Awards

Showcasing the most innovative projects, technologies, and ideas that are transforming Houston's landscape, this editorial series and awards program will highlight the very best in innovation across various industries. From tech startups to established companies, the groundbreaking achievements and innovative spirit of Houston's brightest minds will be celebrated.

This event is Wednesday, November 8, from 7 to 9 pm at Silver Street Studios. Click here to register.

November 1 — Greentown Labs Climatetech Summit 2023

The summit will be day of hands-on exploration with over 200 startups and their climatetech solutions; keynotes and sessions featuring leaders across climatetech, finance, policy, and justice; and networking with key climate action pioneers. Learn about the momentum of Greentown startups, corporate partners, and ecosystem champions have been building together, how these collaborations will chart the course for climatetech deployment, and how everyone can play a role in commercializing climate technologies.

This event Wednesday, November 1, from 8 am to 7 pm at Greentown Labs Houston. Click here to register.

November 6 — Equitable Access to Innovation Conference

Speakers will explore the intersection of developing accessible innovations and examine the resources and capabilities needed to help bring these potential solutions to market. They will also focus on the unique benefits the Texas ecosystem holds to help innovators develop multi-use technologies with commercial and preparedness applications needed to protect our global communities against the evolving threat landscape.

The agenda:

3:00 PM - One on One Meetings, Registration and Networking

3:45 PM - Panel Discussion with Audience Q&A

4:30 PM - Networking Reception

5:30 PM - Program Close

This event is Monday, November 6, from 3 to 6 pm at JLABS at Texas Medical Center. Click here to register.

November 6 — From Bench to Clinic

Join GenScript ProBio at UH Technology Bridge for an insightful Lunch & Learn event focused on the journey of biologics discovery, development, and manufacturing.

This event is Monday, November 6, from 12 to 2 pm at UH Technology Bridge. Click here to register.

November 9 — IGNITE's Fire Pitch Competition

Hear pitches from the top 8 female founders from Ignite's 2023 Accelerate Program. After rigorous evaluation and intense competition, watch these entrepreneurs showcase their innovation, dedication, and commitment to transforming the healthcare industry.

This event is Thursday, November 9, from 5 to 8 pm at the Ion. Click here to register.

November 9 — gBETA Houston 2023 Showcase

In partnership with the Downtown Launchpad and the City of Houston, this showcase will display the passionate founders of the Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 cohorts committed to solving problems within the Houston downtown area.

This event is Thursday, November 9, from 7 to 9:30 pm at Mellie Esperson Building. Click here to register.

November 13 — Panel of Experts: The Future of Life Sciences

Tune into the Houston Business Journal's Panel of Experts discussion led by its own Market President and Publiser, Bob Charlet. President and CEO of the TMC, Bill Mckeon, will be a representative for TMC on the panel, while Kenneth Ramos will represent Texas A&M. The panel will be 45 minutes with 10-15 minutes of Q&A. The public will have the opportunity to engage with the panelists during the Q&A session.

This event is Monday, November 13, from 8 to 10 am at TMC Helix Park. Click here to register.

November 14 — Center for Houston’s Future’s Dinner and Conversation

This year's event will feature renowned physician-scientist Dr. Peter J. Hotez in conversation with William F. McKeon, President and CEO of the Texas Medical Center. The discussion will cover the future of tropical diseases and medicine, lessons from the pandemic, and how Houston is innovating in Texas to make a difference at home and across the world.

This event is Tuesday, November 14, from 6 to 9pm at the River Oaks Country Club. Click here to register.

November 15 - Bayou City Bio Pulse

The next edition of the Bayou City Bio Pulse will be taking place on Wednesday, November 15. It is a collaboration between BioHouston, Hines, and the Life Sciences Committee at the Greater Houston Partnership to highlight different participants in the Houston life science/biotech ecosystem. Ridgeline Therapeutics and Sino Biological will present followed by networking.

This event is Wednesday, November 15, from 4 to 6 pm at Levit Green. Click here to register.

November 15 — Multifamily Unit EV Infrastructure and Charging Symposium

This symposium will address the importance, advantages, and challenges of deploying electric vehicle charging infrastructure at multifamily unit (MFU) housing properties in Houston, where 58% of the region's residents are renters.

Evolve Houston is bringing together EV experts, property managers, and infrastructure leaders to inform attendees of the value of at-home EV charging for MFU properties.

This event is Wednesday, November 15, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at University of Houston. Click here to register.

November 16 — Female Founders & Friends

Check out this networking an co-working event for female founders in all fields. Coffee and breakfast will be provided for founders, funders, and allies looking for connections with other like-minded go-getters in the Houston community.

This event is Thursday, November 16, from 9 to 10 am at Sesh Coworking. Click here to register.

November 16 — TMC Demo Day 2023

Hear innovative company pitches and connect with the thriving TMC Community. Learn about a variety of health tech companies aiming to change the face of medicine.

This event is Thursday, November 16, from 9 to 10 am at TMC. Click here to register.

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