WHERE TO BE
From networking meetups to holiday parties, December is lined with opportunities for Houston innovators.
Here's a roundup of events you won't want to miss out on so mark your calendars and register accordingly.
Note: This post might be updated to add more events.
December 4 — Pumps & Pipes Annual Event 2023
This innovation gathering brings together cross-industry leaders for engaging discussions and top tier networking opportunities. Check out panels and listen to speakers discuss everything from generative AI technology to sustainability projects that are currently underway in Houston. Price of admission is $50.
This event is Monday, December 4, from 8 am to 5 pm, at the Ion. Click here to register.
December 5 — Jingle Mingle - a Houston Tech eXtravaganza
Jingle Mingle - a Houston Tech eXtravaganza is a celebration of the Houston startup ecosystem and the people who make it happen. Network while enjoying stunning views of the Downtown skyline and Wonderlawn holiday lights. Price of admission is $32.
This event is Tuesday, December 5, from 5 to 8 pm, at POST Houston. Click here to register.
December 5 — Fireside Chat with McKeon and Flavin
TMC CEO Bill McKeon and Portal Innovations CEO and Founder John Flavin collaborate in a fireside chat to provide valuable insight into the medtech field. Topics of discussion will include scientific ideation in life sciences, medtech, and bioinformatics through commercial proof of concept by delivering seed capital, specialized equipment, lab space, and management expertise to high-potential early-stage companies.
This event is Tuesday, December 5, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, at Texas Medical Center Helix Park. Click here to register.
December 6 — Houston Veterans in Residence Showcase
The Veterans in Residence Showcase honors veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs who are participating in the Veterans in Residence Program in cohorts across the country. This event will celebrate the hard work of 23B ViR Cohort Entrepreneurs with a showcase, networking, and a pitch competition.
This event is Wednesday, December 6, from 6 to 8 pm, at the Cannon West Houston. Click here to register.
December 7 — 9th Annual Evening of Pediatric Device Innovation
Check out this annual gathering of members, colleagues, and guests for this FDA-supported pediatric device consortium that supports pediatric device innovators throughout the pediatric device life cycle to bring novel pediatric devices to pediatric patients.
This event is Thursday, December 7, from 4 to 7 pm, at Texas A&M EnMed Tower. Click here to register.
December 7 — Investor Speaker Series: Both Sides of the Coin
Attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at the equity investment process for a Greentown Labs startup and what best practices both founders and investors can follow to keep things moving smoothly. There will also be a happy hour with opportunities to network and mingle.
This event is Thursday, December 7, from 4 to 7:30 pm, at Greentown Labs Houston. Click here to register.
December 8 — 2023 SMBHOU Gift of Guidance: Help a Nonprofit and Learn
Looking for an opportunity to make a difference this year? The Houston Social Media Breakfast will meet with 10 local nonprofits to help them with a strategy to use social media for their charity. Check out this event and meet other communicators in Houston. You need no special skills, just a willingness to learn and share.
This event is Friday, December 8, from 8:30 to 11 am, at 1801 Main St. Click here to register.
December 12 — Houston Methodist Reverse Pitch with Dr. Evan Collins
This reverse pitch session will be hosted by Dr. Evan D. Collins, MD MBA, Chief of the Houston Methodist Hand & Upper Extremity Center at the Texas Medical Center and the hand specialist for The Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM) at Houston Methodist. Dr. Collins will share a short presentation about his clinical work and current challenges and then open the floor to discussion for new creative solutions.
This event is Tuesday, December 12, from 4 to 5:30 pm, at the Ion. Click here to register.
December 13 — Bayou City Bio Pulse
The Greater Houston Partnership’s Life Sciences Committee, in collaboration with BioHouston, invites you to attend the Bayou City Bio Pulse to connect with the region’s most innovative life sciences and biotechnology organizations face-to-face. The presenters will also describe best practices for AI Governance—the path to realizing AI’s possibilities while ensuring trust, fairness, safety, and security.
This event is Wednesday, December 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, at Rice University. Click here to register.
December 19 — UH Tech Bridge - Innov8Hub Pitch Day
This event is your chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant startup ecosystem, network with industry experts, and discover the next big thing. Innov8Hub is a founder-driven series of accelerator programs for early-stage ventures and entrepreneurs who are members of the UH community.
This event is Tuesday, December 19, from 4:30 to 7 pm, at 5000 Gulf Fwy. Click here to register.
December 21 — Female Founders & Friends
Female founders, funders and allies looking for connections with other like-minded go-getters in the Houston community should head on down. Coffee and breakfast will be provided.
This event is Thursday, December 21, from 9 to 10 am, at the Sesh Coworking. Click here to register.