5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week
This holiday week was full of event coverage to catch up on, from the Global Corporate Venture conference, SpaceCom, and more. Also trending were articles on a new food-focused startup development partnership and a coworking concept that gives you office space, advising, and benefits.
3 female Houston innovators to know this week
Three female innovators announced big news last week within the Houston innovation community. Two women joined the board of a local startup and one entrepreneur got into a national program with a big-name mentor. Continue reading.
Overheard: Local fighters land knockout statements at Houston's first Digital Fight Club
On Wednesday, Houston's innovation ecosystem hosted the rowdiest crowd at a professional business event that the city has ever seen.
Digital Fight Club, a Dallas-based event company, had its first Houston event at White Oak Music Hall on November 20 thanks to presenting sponsors Accenture and InnovationMap. The event featured 10 fighters and five referees across five fights that discussed cybersecurity, the future of primary care, and more. Continue reading.
Houston oil and gas startup closes $25M series B roundIt might not be surprising to discover that the energy capital of the world is a hub for energy startups. Getty Images
Following its most recent funding round, a Houston e-commerce startup specializing in the oil and gas industry has big plans for growth.
GoExpedi has closed its $25 million series B funding round that was San Francisco-based Top Tier Capital Partners, with Houston-based Blue Bear Capital, Houston-based CSL Ventures, San Francisco-based Crosslink Capital, New York-based Bowery Capital, and other investors contributing too. Continue reading.
Freelancers and small business owners might not miss the office politics or mandatory training seminars, but there are quite a few things like mentorship and health insurance that most coworking spaces don't provide. A new Houston company hopes to fill the void.
H-Town Incubator is a 30,000-square-foot coworking space on the northside of town with plans to launch officially in January. The space has desk, cubicle, or office membership options, but also provides its members with advisory services, like legal, accounting, marketing, and more. Continue reading.
WeWork accelerator partners with Houston-based investment platform for food entrepreneurshipNetworking and collaboration are encouraged at WeWork. Photo courtesy of WeWork
Two Houston programs that exist to help grow and develop food and hospitality startups have teamed up to combine their resources and programming.
WeWork Labs, a global acceleration program with a location in downtown Houston, and NextSeed, a Houston-based online investment platform, have announced a partnership set to begin in December. Together, the two entities will build a support system for Houston-based food entrepreneurs to provide workshops, programming, events, and more. Continue reading.