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Houston innovators: Don't miss these SXSW 2023 events
Editor's note: SXSW has officially taken over Austin, and it can be a bit chaotic to try to make the most of the goings on. Here are a few things for Houston innovators to check out — panels, houses, happy hours, and more.
Friday, March 10, to Monday, March 13 — Funded House
Funded House, is on a mission to help funded startup leaders navigate the difficult task of growing their business; through an integrated series of meetups, lounges, panels and parties.
The house is open from Friday, March 10, to Monday, March 13, at 201 E 5th St. Startups and VCs need to apply for entry. Badges aren't required. Learn more.
Friday, March 10, to Tuesday, March 14 — Capital Factory House
Capital Factory is again hosting tons of events at its office. Don't miss the annual startup crawl on Friday, March 10, starting at 5 pm.
Friday, March 10 — DivInc presents "Just Us"
Join DivInc for an engaging conversation with leading BIPOC venture capitalists in the tech space as we have a frank discussion revolving around how its BIPOC VC community is helping founders reach their goals, and get real about how we can do better.
The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 at Brown Advisory (200 W 6th St.) Badges aren't required, but RSVPs are. Learn more.
Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12 — The 15th Annual SXSW Pitch Competition
Announcing 40 finalists for the 15th annual SXSW Pitch competition, presented by ZenBusiness and supported by Collins Aerospace, representing the most cutting-edge technologies from across the globe at SXSW 2023.
The pitch competition is taking place Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12, at the Hilton Hotel (fourth floor). Badges are required to attend. Learn more.
The SXSW Pitch Showcase is from 10 am to noon on Monday, March 13, at the Hilton Hotel (fourth floor). Badges are required to attend. Learn more.
Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12 — Energizing Health
Energizing Health @ SXSW 2023 brings together an historic digital gathering of passionate health advocates to work on innovation problems. Energizing Health creates opportunities and connects partners to make health more fair and equitable for everyone, starting with people facing disproportional injury.
The programming takes place on Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12, at The Line (111 E Cesar Chavez). Badges are required. Learn more.
Sunday, March 12, to Tuesday, March 14 — Shell House
Shell returns to SXSW this year with its three-day activation that focuses on thought leadership on reaching the goal of Net-Zero by 2050, plus entertainment, recharge stations, displays, and more.
The house is open from Sunday, March 12, to Tuesday, March 14, at Antone's (305 E 5th St.). Badges are required. Learn more.
Sunday, March 12 — Ground Zero: Creating Pathways from Research to Scale Deployment and HETI happy hour
The Greater Houston Partnership's Houston Energy Transition Initiative has organized a panel of Houston experts to discuss the energy transition.
- Dr. Paul Cherukuri, Vice President for Innovation, Rice University
- Juliana Garaizar, Chief Development & Investment Officer, Greentown Labs
- Dr. Tara Karimi, Co-Founder and CTO, Cemvita Factory
- Moderator: Jane Stricker, Executive Director, Houston Energy Transition Initiative (HETI)
Monday, March 13 — Houston House
Join Houston industry leaders and startup founders for a series of thought provoking panels on today’s most prominent topics in tech. Relax in our lounge space, attend a session, and don't forget to stop by in the evening for the GHP's cocktail reception from 5:30 to 7 pm.
The programming takes place on Monday, March 13, at The Line (111 E Cesar Chavez), from 10 am to 5 pm. Badges are required. Learn more.
Monday, March 13 — Founded in Texas
Project W, The Artemis Fund, HearstLab, and Brown Advisory have joined forces to bring you Founded in Texas, an investor feedback session designed to support Texas-based female founders of B2B and B2B2C technology companies.
The programming takes place on Monday, March 13, at Brown Advisory (200 W 6th St., Suite 1700). Badges aren't required. Learn more.