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From networking meetups to educational symposiums, July 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.
July 6 — City of Houston Panel Discussion: Sales
Join the City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity and SCORE Houston for a panel discussion designed for City of Houston vendors. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about doing business with the City of Houston and how SCORE Houston can support you while running your business. During each monthly meeting get your business questions answered by industry and Office of Business Opportunity experts and SCORE Mentors. Gain the information and support you need to provide your products and services as a City of Houston vendor.
This event is Thursday, July 6, from 1 to 2 pm at Houston Community College. Click here to register.
July 7 — UH-DGH Center for Hydrocarbon Exploration Symposium
This informative open house event showcasing the new UH Seismic Data Center will focus heavily on presentations centered around hydrocarbon basin analysis as well as relevant policy shifts within India and the opportunities that have emerged as a result. The UH Seismic Data Center arose from a collaboration between the University of Houston and the DGH, the technical arm of the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
The event is Friday, July 7, from 9 am to 12 pm at the University of Houston Technology Bridge (Building 9, Room 135). Click here to register.
July 10 — Ion Open Accelerator: Monopolizing Your Industry Channel
In this workshop, Jared Nielsen who has participated in several startups that now dominate their respective industries, will provide insight into how small startups have grown to become global monopolies in a very short period of time. Seeing a global domination market strategy executed from the inside may give your own startup insights and techniques that you can use within your own supply chain for a truly dominant market position.
The event is Monday, July 10, from 10 am to 12 pm at the Ion. Click here to register.
July 11 — Leaders Who Lunch
Connect with influential community organizers, leaders, change makers, and likeminded C-suite executives during a 3-course family style lunch. Admission and cost of the meal is $75.
The event is Tuesday, July 11, from 11 am to 12 pm at Weights and Measures. Click here to register.
July 13 — Texas Medical Center Veterans Committee Hiring Event
TMC is hosting a career workshop for veterans interested in breaking into the healthcare field. Attendees will have the chance to network with recruiters, learn about job openings, and potentially even secure an interview on the spot so be sure to bring copies of your resume and dress to impress.
10:00 - 11:00 am - Registration/ Networking
11:00 - 11:30 am - Career Readiness: Resume & Interview Preparation
11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Career Branding: Social Media & Networking
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm - Lunch (provided)
12:20 pm - 1:00 pm - ERG Panel Discussion: Connecting with our Veteran Communities
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Networking/ Closing Hour
This event is Thursday, July 13, from 10 am to 2 pm at TMC Innovation Factory (2450 Holcombe Blvd Suite X). Click here to register.
July 13 — GROW Community Meeting
Discuss green economy resources & opportunities for disadvantaged groups to engage in the energy transition and climate action.
11 - 11:15 am - Welcome and Introductions
11:15 - 11:30 am - GROW Overview
11: 30 - 11:45 am - GROW Updates
11:45 am - 12 pm - Funding & Contract Opportunities
12 - 12:30 pm - Lunch
12:30 - 12:45 pm - Next steps: Community Benefits Survey, Cooperative Agreement, Letters of Support
12:45 - 1 pm - Attendee Announcements
1 PM - Closing
The event is Thursday, July 13, from 11 am to 1 pm at Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center. Click here to register.
July 17 — Mingle Mondays Med & Health Tech
Head to this monthly mixer and get to know fellow members of Houston’s Med & Health Tech community. All who are interested in Med & Health Tech, including Med & HealthTech entrepreneurs, thought leaders, investors, healthcare professionals, and community members wanting to share their Med & Health Tech knowledge are welcome.
This event is Monday, July 17, from 6 to 7 pm at the Ion. Click here to register.
July 17 — The State of Latino Entrepreneurship Reception/Networking
The Latino Business Action Network presents “The State of Latino Entrepreneurship Reception.” Network with Latino professionals, business owners, and supporters. This is a welcoming environment for connecting with your peers, LBAN, local chambers, and other organizations. At the same time, you will learn the latest on Latino entrepreneurship from LBAN, a nationally recognized expert in the field. LBAN is a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit that partners with Stanford to research and empower Latino entrepreneurship across the U.S.
This event is Monday, July 17, from 4 to 7 pm at the Ion. Click here to register.
July 18 — Heated Dialogues Unleashed: Navigating Difficult Conversations
In this discussion, leadership veterans Debbie Danon and Michele Price will unravel the secrets of mastering difficult conversations for start-ups. For new founders looking to gain practical insights to navigate these challenges this conference will provide you with communication tools to approach these obstacles.
This event is Tuesday, July 18, from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm, virtually . Click here to register.
July 19 — Industrial Security Roadshow: Learn, Empower, & Connect
At the Industrial Security Roadshow attendees will gain insights into emerging threats, learn innovative defense techniques, and discover cutting-edge technologies to bolster your security procedures. A curated lineup of speakers will share their expertise, providing practical guidance and actionable steps to fortify your systems against cyber threats.
This event is Wednesday, July 19, from 10:30 am to 1 pm at 24285 Katy Fwy suite 300. Click here to register.
July 20 — Female Founders and Funders Meetup
Sponsored by Softeq Venture Studio and Sesh Coworking, this monthly meetup occurs every third Thursday and is ideal for female founders and funders in the Houston area who are looking to network and empower each other.
This event is Thursday, July 20, from 9 to 10 am at Sesh Coworking. Click here to register.
July 24 — Ion Open Accelerator: Getting the Highest ROI from Conferences and Events
In this workshop speaker Staccey Wright-Turner, a Houston based ROI strategist, will discuss how to maximize your time at and investment in conferences and events for a well-rounded marketing campaign.
These are the topics you can expect to be covered:
- Whether you should do events, and which ones you should do
- How best to invest your marketing dollars
- Setting your objectives for events and conferences - yes, there is more than just "getting leads" - don't miss out on important revenue
- Preparing in advance to get the most out of your event
- Knowing how to approach attendees and get meetings booked
- Follow through and evaluate the ROI on the events
- Training sales staff for event-and-conference best practices
July 27 — Summer Sizzle Happy Hour with Dell for Startups
Kick off the end of a warm summer in The Cannon West Houston Kitchen with a Happy Hour, sponsored by Dell for Startups and take advantage of an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming Houston Innovation Summit in October.
This event is Thursday, July 27, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at The Cannon. Click here to register.
July 28 - July 30 — Melanin Minds Mental Health Conference
Melanin Minds is taking over Big Brothers Big Sisters for a three day weekend of workshops, panels, & family-friendly wellness. All workshops will be centering BIPOC communities & featuring therapists, counselors, and practitioners of color. Admission prices vary depending on the level of access you want to the conference and when you register, discounted tickets for students are available up to year six of grad school ($20).
Friday 7/28 — Healthy Eating On The Go • Thriving Through Stigmas & Adversity • Perfectionism • Boundaries • Finances • Work-Life Harmony • 7 Types of Rest • Mindful Leadership
Saturday 7/29 — Building Mental Wealth • Finding Your Way to YOU • Nutrition As A Foundation for Healing • Yoga & Meditation • Community Talk Circle • Humor & Laughter • Reading the Cues • Relationships & Social Media • Wellness Practices & Routines
Sunday 7/30 — Advocating For Your Child • Goals Through Resilience & Stress • The Art of Self Expression • Financial Mental Health • Yoga For Youth • Big Brother Big Sister Matches Panel • Complimentary Self Care Services
This event starts Friday, July 28, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Big Brothers Big Sisters. Click here to register.