Where to be
As temperatures begin to cool — hopefully, the city's business community is heating up with another month of networking and conference events. Here's a rundown of what all to throw on your calendar for September when it comes to innovation-related events.
This article will be updated as more business and tech events are announced.
September 10 — Enventure BaseCamp - Special Edition Life Science Innovation Bootcamp
We invite all those interested in life science innovation to our monthly BaseCamp! Our community-driven series returns for a special edition Bootcamp! We are breaking down key concepts, start-up case studies, and more! Join us for a morning of learning, networking, and all things science and business.
The event is Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 am to 1 pm, online. Click here to register.
September 12 — Venture Houston
Venture Houston is illuminating the power of venture capital by bringing together venture capitalists across the nation along with Houston’s most innovative corporates and high-growth startups.
The event is Monday, Sept. 12, 7:30 am to 6:30 pm, at the Ion. Click here to register.
September 14 — Access to Success Pitch Event
Underrepresented founders in climatetech face unique and growing challenges to accessing investors and fundraising in order to scale their companies and push forward the energy transition. How can startups bridge this gap, and where can investors who want to begin diversifying their portfolios find guidance?
The event is Wednesday, Sept. 14, 10 am to 2 pm, at Greentown Houston. Click here to register.
September 15 —19th annual Energy Tech Venture Forum
In its 19th year, the Energy Tech Venture Forum, hosted by The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, is the premier energy tech venture capital conference to connect energy innovators, investors, corporates, and the energy ecosystem. This year’s in-person forum will showcase promising energy tech companies that are boldly creating the future of energy, as well as a keynote and panel from industry leaders. You can also expect to see pitches from the inaugural class of the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator.
The event is Thursday, Sept. 15, 8 am to 5 pm, at Rice University, McNair Hall. Click here to register.
September 15 — Hispanic Business Summit
Join the U.S. Small Business Administration, Houston Baptist University, Baker Ripley, and Impact Hub for the annual Hispanic Business Summit. The event will include networking, information about the impact of Latino entrepreneurship in Houston, small business success stories, and a panel of lenders for tips on accessing business capital. Attendees will also have an opportunity to network with other business owners and local business resources.
The event is Thursday, Sept. 15, 9 am to noon, at the Ion. Click here to register.
September 15 — Meet Knightsgate Ventures
UH Technology bridge will be virtually hosting Durg Kumar, co-founder and partner at Knightsgate Ventures investment fund.
The event is Thursday, Sept. 15, noon to 1 pm, online. Click here to register.
September 16-18 — Houston Hackathon 2022
To celebrate the National Civic Day of Hacking, we invite all people who want to make a difference in our region to join us at the annual Houston Hackathon! This is a “civic” hackathon, focused on ideating, designing, and developing both policy-based and tech solutions to some of Houston’s greatest challenges. Project stakeholders will be there from the city, local organizations, and Houston's impact community.
The event is Friday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 18, at Impact Hub Houston. Click here to register.
September 20 — State of the Texas Medical Center
Home to the largest medical complex in the world and the brightest minds in medicine, the Texas Medical Center is a leading life sciences destination taking on the greatest medical challenges of our generation. Learn more about the exciting developments planned for the TMC campus and discover how innovation and industry partnerships are helping us accelerate the pace of discovery, ensuring we will continue to be the global leader in patient care.
The event is Tuesday, Sept. 20, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, at the Hilton Americas. Click here to register.
September 20 — LatinTech Pitch 2022
LatinTech Pitch 2022 is presented in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month by the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest along with the Ion, Latinx Startup Alliance, and Texas Business Association.
The event is Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6 to 8 pm, at the Ion. Click here to register.
September 21 — Here For It Live in Houston
Palette, a female-focused coworking space and community created to support women in careers and life, will host its popular video series live on the road at partner spaces from coast to coast. Palette founder and Here for It LIVE host, Catherine Hover, will interview the founding partner of Curate Capital, Carrie Colbert, at Sesh Coworking.
The event is Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6 to 8 pm, at Sesh Coworking. Click here to register.
September 28 — Halliburton Labs Finalists Pitch Day
This hybrid event allows for attendees to attend in person at The Ion Houston or virtually online for a full program of innovative ideas, discussion, and inspiration — all centered on the startup finalists who are advancing the future of clean energy. The event will include a lively keynote discussion with Jack Brouwer, director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center, University of California, Irvine, hosted by Walter Isaacson, Halliburton Labs Advisory Board Member and Leonard Lauder Professor of American History and Values at Tulane.
The event is Wednesday, Sept. 28, 9 am to 12:30 pm, at the Ion or online. Click here to register.
September 29 — The Inaugural State of Infrastructure
Join the Greater Houston Partnership for the inaugural State of Infrastructure where a panel of experts from varying industries will discuss the investments needed to build equitable, resilient communities.
The event is Thursday, Sept. 29, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, at the Omni Houston. Click here to register.
September 29 — Fort Bend County Innovation Council Launch
Houston Exponential is excited to be expanding into Greater Houston innovator communities and invite you to join us for the official launch of the Fort Bend Innovation Council. In partnership with the Fort Bend EDC, The Cannon, Born Global, and Code Launch, we'd love to invite all ingenious innovators, enterprising educators, collaborative corporates, inquisitive investors, exhausted entrepreneurs, and all friends and family to help kick things off.
The event is Thursday, Sept. 29, 5 to 7 pm, at the HCSS Development Building. Click here to register.
September 29 — Low-Carbon Hydrogen Accelerator Final Showcase
Join Greentown Labs Houston to celebrate the culmination of the Low-Carbon Hydrogen Accelerator—the 2022 program in the Greentown Go Energize track—a-first-of-its-kind startup-corporate partnerships accelerator focused on advancing innovations that are key to enabling a low-carbon hydrogen economy in partnership with EPRI, Shell, the City of Houston, and the Urban Future Lab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
The event is Thursday, Sept. 29, 5 to 8 pm, online. Click here to register.
September 29 — Sesh Coworking Ribbon Cutting
Sesh Coworking began as an organization in 2017 and introduced a brick and mortar space in 2019. In 2022, the organization expanded and moved to its new location!. Join the event to check out the space and celebrate Sesh Coworking.
The event is Thursday, Sept. 29, 6 to 8 pm, at Sesh Coworking. Click here to register.