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The HX Calendar has always been your go-to source for Houston tech ecosystem events. During the current crisis, we are focusing on ONLINE events. Browse our calendar below for useful seminars, meetings, and mentoring opportunities provided by Houston’s startup development organizations and other ecosystem partners.  If you know of relevant online events not already listed, please submit them using the button below or contact us.

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Even though in-person events are on hold, there are still many ways to connect with the Houston startup community. Consider this your one-stop shop for all events and opportunities within Houston’s tech ecosystem.

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Houston Freelancers Union SPARK
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Lean Innovator Series
8:00 am - 10:00 am

A 10-week long program supporting you as a founder in getting to problem/solution fit. Our aim is to have you poised to go from zero to one.

 

All the books on starting businesses are awesome, but there’s one shortfall: they tell you what to do once you’ve got customers. They don’t tell you where to find them

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TEN AMA E-Series: “Ask Me Anything” about Family and Friends Funding
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

TEN Capital Network‘s CEO, Hall T Martin, is proud to conduct our next AMA E-Series: “Ask me Anything” about Family and Friends Funding.

In this Series, Hall will discuss how many startups raise funding from family and friends on their first round to get the startup going. For those considering fami
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THE ROAD TO CODE
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are bringing together talented programming experts to share their ‘Road to Code’. They will walk through their path to web development, share how to navigate coding community, and give advice on where to get started.

Why It Matters
The world of web development has a myriad of entry points. You could sta , ...

Hackster Hardware Houston in Cyberspace
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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YANA Webinar | Opportunity & Innovation in a Time of Crisis
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

YANA WEBINAR SERIES

Join Yale alumni experts as we explore the dynamic and rapidly-evolving facets of the social impact sector. Each session will be 1-hour: a 40-minute presentation, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A.

Catch up on what you missed: YANA Webinars Page

Opportunity and Innovation in a Time of Crisis

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Innovation In Challenging Times Roundtable Hosted by Chuck Goldstone
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This is a time when n connection and community are more important than ever before. Each week, we bring together entrepreneurs, thought-leaders, mentors, investors to share ideas.

JOIN US. A COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE

No cost except your time and willingness to share with others like yourself. Recommendations. Resources.

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Startup Course 01 | Customer Driven Innovation
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Expediting Innovation through Site Reliability
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Expediting Innovation through Site Reliability, how having an SRE can help your Scrum/Kanban teams succeed.

Topic Description: Talk Title: Expediting Innovation through Site Reliability

Bio:

Reginald Davis is a Site Reliability Engineer at Schlumberger, who focuses on infrastructure automation, as well as, performance m

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2020 Virtual Machine Learning Boot Camp
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This virtual two-day boot camp will provide a broad introduction to Machine Learning (ML) from an executive perspective. Our goal is to give a manager or a CEO in a field such as medicine, finance, manufacturing, or energy an introduction to the essential concepts behind Machine Learning. Taught by a team of Rice profe

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Thinking Thursday- Innovational Leadership
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us on August 6th as we host a discussion with Kate Reed on the importance of innovative leadership practices. We want to know what you thought about the speakers. What Ideas rang true with you? Do you have experience with great innovative leaders we should know about? What, if anything should we carry forward from

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Seventh Annual Bayou Startup Showcase
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Help us celebrate the launch of the newest startups from Rice University’s OwlSpark and University of Houston’s RED Labs!

Join us for the Seventh Annual Bayou Startup Showcase on Thursday, August 6, 2020 where Class 8 founders will showcase their summer progress.

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HOW TO FUTURE-PROOF YOUR BUSINESS
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join General Assembly and their panel of experts to discuss how to future proof your business and steps to take to do so. These seasoned business experts will educate us on how they can remain flexible and how to adapt when challenges arise in your market.

Alicia Driskill Photo


Founder & CEO, evolveHer

CAREER CHAT 101: NAIL THE INTERVIEW AND GET THAT JOB
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The interview is the make or break moment in your job search. It is the time when the employer will decide if you are the right person for the job and when you will decide if you can see yourself working there happily. During this event, we will help you prepare for your upcoming interviews so you can stand out from t

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2020 Virtual Machine Learning Boot Camp
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This virtual two-day boot camp will provide a broad introduction to Machine Learning (ML) from an executive perspective. Our goal is to give a manager or a CEO in a field such as medicine, finance, manufacturing, or energy an introduction to the essential concepts behind Machine Learning. Taught by a team of Rice profe

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Enhancing Federal Clean Energy Innovation

Join the National Academies for a series of virtual workshops on Enhancing Federal Clean Energy Innovation from July 27 – August 7.

 

Stream sessions at http://www.nationalacademies.org/innovationworkshop

A widespread and rapid transition to low-carbon energy by 2050 is essential to keep pace with ambitious po

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Texas Engineering TexTalks: Advancing Industry Through Innovation – Dr. Venkat Subramanian Webinar
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dr. Subramanian’s group aims to be the world’s leading group in the area of model-based Battery Management System (BMS) and model-based design of current and next-generation energy storage devices.

During this technical talk, Venkat will discuss:

• The use of real-time physics based adaptive models to enable

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One-Person Business Owners Meetup
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Attend Here: https://www.meetup.com/One-person-Business-Owners  


About Meetup: If you are a small business owner, freelancer, independent contractor, or entrepreneur, this event is for you! No matter what industry you serve, you will find something to take away from a stimulating conversation with others in , ...

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Master LinkedIn And Get That Job
2:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you’re like most people, you created a LinkedIn profile and have since forgotten all about it. Trouble is, 95% of recruiters are using LinkedIn to find candidates for their open roles, so it is a place you’ll want to prioritize in your job search. In this workshop, we will help you create a great lookin

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Using VLOOKUP, MATCH, and INDEX
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Overview

 

This webinar is for any user of Excel who works with large amounts of data and has data in multiple worksheets. Learning about the lookup functions will allow you to match data between databases.

Learn about VLOOKUP function in Excel which enables you to quickly and easily look for a value down a column

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Turn “Social Distancing” into Social Engagement and Connectedness
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Create a new expectancy of engagement, get to know each other better, discover that everyone is famous for something, and collect elders’ advice to create a Wisdom Book. Figure out how to do life with, not only for, those you serve. Don’t let quality of life get lost; it can’t be clinical care only.

In fact, now

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PropTech: Pandemic Pivots – How Leading Companies Adapt
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

To receive the Zoom link, please RSVP through the link below.
http://ga.co/proptech

GA x Funnel welcomes attendees from any and every field – whether you’re interested in real estate, technology, are looking to invest in a startup or property, starting a new business, or just seeking to network with some of Ne

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Thinkful Webinar | Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Curious about coding, but don’t know where to begin? This workshop is the perfect place to start. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website.

In this workshop, you’ll learn the key concepts of HTML & CSS, which are the basic “building blocks” of all

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Open Coffee
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join Capital Factory for coffee and virtual networking sessions every second Tuesday of the month! Bring your energy, your asks, your ideas…let’s share what we’re working on and help each other out. We’ll see you there!

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One-Person Business Owners Meetup
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We are a group of professional freelancers and small business service providers! We are the dreamers, believers and movers of change. We don’t want to get handcuffed by a 9-to-5 lifestyle. Instead, we want professional freedom!

Are you a one-person business owner? If so, join our meet-up!! We have so much to share

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LGBTQ+ in Tech Summit presented by Accenture
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Capital Factory welcomes you to our first virtual LGBTQ+ In Tech Summit! We’re dedicated to increasing diversity in the entrepreneurial and tech community while making our coworking space an inclusive environment for all.

Attendees can look forward to a special keynote guest, insightful fireside chats, discussio

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TEN Capital Edu E-Series: The Basics of Professional Business Valuation Webinar
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

TEN Capital Network‘s CEO, Hall T. Martin, is proud to host this Educational E-Series: The Basics of Professional Business Valuation Webinar.

In this series, Hall will talk with Anastasia Bourgeois, CVA, to learn about the purpose, steps, and cost of business valuation.
 
This presentation includes a special
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The Fabric of Sustainability
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

THIS EVENT HAS SHIFTED TO A WEBINAR FORMAT. You must RSVP using this link to receive full event webinar information:

https://generalassemb.ly/education/the-fabric-of-sustainability/los-angeles/135719

**WEBINAR LINK WILL NOT BE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS EVENT PAGE**

About This Event:

From fast fashion to cotton, the list of ways

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Houston DAMA Meetup
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Learn to Human Better (in a Pandemic)
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS SHIFTED TO A WEBINAR FORMAT. You must RSVP using this link to receive full event webinar information:

https://generalassemb.ly/education/learn-to-human-better-in-a-pandemic/los-angeles/129738

**WEBINAR LINK WILL NOT BE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS EVENT PAGE**

About This Event:

Have your thoughts and actions gone (u

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Hackster Hardware Houston in Cyberspace
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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WOMEN’S COFFEE
9:30 am - 10:30 am

WE’LL FOCUS ON VISION BOARDING METHODS THIS WEDNESDAY

Women in Houston – Let’s Get To Know Each Other!

Start your day with a conversation with like-minded women entrepreneurs, women in business, and women who are looking to restart or level up their careers. This is an interactive virtual networking e

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Behavior-driven development and continuous delivery – how do they fit together?
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lisa Crispin, “Behavior-driven development and continuous delivery – how do they fit together?”
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Continuous delivery (CD) is all about delivering small changes to customers frequently and without strain or stress for the team. A big part of this invo

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RetailMeNot CPO on Product Strategy Fundamentals
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

*** We care about your health and want everyone healthy and thriving in their product roles. The recent spread and threat of COVID-19 are forcing some live event changes across the globe. Thankfully, we’ve put the wheels in motion for attendees to video-in via a webinar. ***

WEBINAR: RetailMeNot CPO on Product St

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[ONLINE] Something We Can Hold – Circle Three: Possibilities
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A series of virtual circles to deepen your awareness of the present moment, the ability to relate to others, and to create new possibilities

About this Event

Each circle will take place live online and will be INTERACTIVE. Choose between participating at 2 pm or at 8 pm Eastern Time. You can calculate your local tim

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Startup School: Opportunity Evaluation
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Led by: Tarek Sadek

How do you know your idea is worth pursuing? Learn how professional investors evaluate ideas and how to reevaluate your own for value, uniqueness and validity.

Zoom Meeting details will be sent to you in a confirmation email before the session begins

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Student Startup Battle
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
A free, online event where student entrepreneurs get actionable advice from investors to turn their ideas into fundable companies.

About this Event

We know you are tired from listening to the “experts in the field” giving vague advice on building startups and generating traction, leaving you wit

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Tech for Social Good
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS SHIFTED TO A WEBINAR FORMAT. You must RSVP using this link to receive full event webinar information:

https://generalassemb.ly/education/tech-for-social-good/los-angeles/133495

**WEBINAR LINK WILL NOT BE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS EVENT PAGE**

About This Event:

Every year new apps, businesses and companies are lau

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StartupGrowth: Creating Killer Pitch Decks in a Time of Crisis w/ Caya
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
StartupGrowth is an exclusive startup workshop brought to you by AWS.

About this Event

Creating Killer Pitch Decks in a Time of Crisis

The world is currently facing extraordinary circumstances. How does this affect startups in their efforts to raise funds? What are the different approaches and strategies

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Ocean Innovators Meetup
10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Ocean Innovators Meetup offers an opportunity for the ocean community and those interested in the marine sector to come together!

About this Event

Ocean Innovators Meetup, hosted by the Ocean Startup Project in collaboration with Pisces Research Project Management, offers an opportunity for the ocean co

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HTXTechList Launch Event
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a live launch of Houston’s innovation discovery platform, HTXTechList, featuring speakers from Startup Nation Central, Mayor Sylvester Turner, and a demo by Houston Exponential.  Join live virtual breakout sessions moderated by innovation ecosystem influencers like Innovation Map and more!

WHAT IS HT

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Founder’s Compass’ free, weekly, lunch-and-learn webinar
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Each week we will address a different topic. The first topic (for next Thursday, 8/13) is, “Common Start-up Mistakes You Want to Avoid.”  It will be hosted by Catherine Brown. Catherine’s background can be found on our web site at https://www.founderscompass.com/instructors

Please register here: https://bit.ly/smooth_s

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Intro to Fundraising & Ask Me Anything with David Matthews & Jill Klinvex
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fundraising for your tech startup? Join us VIRTUALLY this month to hear an overview from venture capitalists in the retail tech industry!
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ALTERNATIVES TO COLLEGE: WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Education has quickly evolved over the past 10 years. Traditional education isn’t teaching the skill sets that are in demand, leaving students without the right knowledge to get the jobs they want or the skills that they need to succeed. As a result, we’ve seen the rise of alternative education programs w

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From Business Startup To Marketplace
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn how to get your initial vision, concept or business idea to the marketplace. I will be going over the exact steps, live.

About this Event

Ok, let’s be honest… the entprenerial road is a lonely one. It’s super tricky trying to navigate and get it all lined up; ready to launch into the

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Virtually Caffeinated Innovators
8:15 am - 9:30 am

August 14th Topic – Building a community-first business

This Virtually Caffeinated Innovators session will be led by SVZ member Matt Zerker, Founder of Tethr, a peer-to-peer support platform for men, seeking to break the stigma about men’s mental health.

Matt will lead this Virtually Caffeinated Innovators ses

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Education Summit 2020: Equity, Education and Talent Development Post-COVID
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Join leaders from business, education and the public sector for Silicon Valley’s premier innovation in education and talent development conference.

Our 2020 Virtual Education Summit features two interactive keynote conversations and sessions on Policy, the Digital Divide, Best Practices in Distance Learning, the Fut

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How Women in Tech Can Affect Change in Today’s Workforce
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

THIS EVENT HAS SHIFTED TO A WEBINAR FORMAT. You must RSVP using this link to receive full event webinar information:

https://generalassemb.ly/education/how-women-in-tech-can-affect-change-in-today-s-workforce/los-angeles/135798

**WEBINAR LINK WILL NOT BE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS EVENT PAGE**

About This Event:

The Suffragist mo

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Innovator’s Monthly Meetup: August 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
We’re building a network for community and social change professionals. Join us to connect with peers, share wisdom and learn together.

The Community Innovation Network is continuing our efforts to build community during this time of physical distancing due to COVID-19. As part of these efforts, weR

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Effective User Stories for Product Innovation
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This is the last workshop on the series with Bola Adesope. This week: Effective User stories for Product Innovation

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Simplified Innovative Business Opportunity
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Similar to Uber, Spotify, Airbnb, and Amazon, we are a disruptive innovation. No one asked you to take a look at them but we are.

We seeking energetic, motivated, and entrepreneurial individuals who are open to an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives during these times of uncertainty.

If you hav

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Carbon Credibility: How to Communicate Your Low Carbon Economy Startup
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An introduction to optimising the impact of your low carbon economy startup and how to use that story to help you grow.

This webinar is an introduction to optimising the impact of your low carbon economy startup and how to use that story to help you grow.

What you’ll learn

Lots of people want to do entrep

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Intro to the Texas Startup Scene & Ask Me Anything
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Are you an entrepreneur starting a new company? Recently moved your company to Texas? Want to find out how to connect with other entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors in the startup ecosystem?

Join us VIRTUALLY to hear an overview from experienced entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and community partners at Intro to T

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Hacks & Snacks | Hackster Hardware Meetup
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Hackster is an online community for hardware hackers. HacksterHouston is a local group dedicated to bringing hardware hackers together in our community. Our goal is simple: help hardware makers and hackers from Houston connect, share ideas, and build great things together!

www.meetup.com/Hackster-Hardware-Meetup-Houston

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Houston Data Analytics Meetup
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

https://www.meetup.com/Houston-Data-Analytics-Meetup/  

Beginners. Those new to Data Science and interested in learning the foundation for machine learning etc. This group will focus mostly on data mining techniques.

Intermediaries. Those who have started to get into the nuances of data science techniques and alg

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Hackster Hardware Houston in Cyberspace
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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5S to Organize Your Workplace – Online Workshop
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Register to our 5S workshop! 5S will help you reduce waste and drive a cultural change to increase self-organization, productivity, and safety.

The one-day agenda is an introduction to the 5S methodology. It includes a review of the 5 steps, hands-on exercises, implementation tips and access to templates to be able to

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HXTV | HouTech Talk ft. KPMG Spark
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM LINK: https://youtu.be/-Tuz83lpc-4

FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM LINK: to be added

HXTV| #HouTech Talks featuring KPMG Spark

About HXTV Livestreams: These livestreams, which will include audience Q&A, will tackle the big questions on everyone’s mind, like how founders should adjust in the face of the pandem

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Founder’s Compass’ free, weekly, lunch-and-learn webinar
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Each week we will address a different topic. The first topic (for next Thursday, 8/13) is, “Common Start-up Mistakes You Want to Avoid.”  It will be hosted by Catherine Brown. Catherine’s background can be found on our web site at https://www.founderscompass.com/instructors

Please register here: https://bit.ly/smooth_s

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Career Chat 101: Negotiating Like a Pro
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Less than half of job seekers negotiate their pay, but of those who do, 80% are successful! In this workshop, we will make sure you are well prepared to negotiate your offer and not leave money on the table.

We will start by helping you determine a desired salary range. We will walk through different factors to consid

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Houston Raspberry Pi Users Group | Hack and Tell + Tinker Time (Virtual)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Details 

We are a community of coders, artists, educators, and engineers interested in project-based learning with the Raspberry Pi platform. We also love the Arduino and everything DIY electronics!

We get together every month in an open and collaborative environment to quickly demo our projects, share our f

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How to Grow a Startup
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This is a group for tech startup founders, sales and marketing leaders and product and operations executives that want to accelerate growth.

At every stage of the startup journey there are key elements that accelerate or slow down your startup: this is where we talk about them.

Sample topics will include accelerating s

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HAN + Carta Cap Table Workshop
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Houston Angel Network has teamed up with Carta, the experts in capitalization table management and valuation software!

Carta helps companies and investors manage their cap tables, valuations, investments, and equity plans. During this workshop Carta will discuss cap table basics, common mistakes, and tip

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Hackster Hardware Houston in Cyberspace
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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AVOID BURNOUT AND UPLEVEL YOUR WORK THROUGH HEALTH AND WELLNESS
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

As a busy professional, how can you expect to prevent burnout and perform at your best if you don’t know the fundamentals of health and wellness? Identifying the biological, environmental, and psychological factors that define your habits is one of the first steps towards living a high-performance life. You will wa

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Founder’s Compass’ free, weekly, lunch-and-learn webinar
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Each week we will address a different topic. The first topic (for next Thursday, 8/13) is, “Common Start-up Mistakes You Want to Avoid.”  It will be hosted by Catherine Brown. Catherine’s background can be found on our web site at https://www.founderscompass.com/instructors

Please register here: https://bit.ly/smooth_s

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Ion Startup Demo Day
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Top tier mentors, local investors, and personalized pitch feedback for participating startups — nothing’s changed but the address. Whether you’re a serial entrepreneur or just looking to get involved in the community, this event is for YOU.

Come out and hear a select group of local Houston star

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CAREER CHAT 101: LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS – HIRING PANEL
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Meet hiring managers looking for talent in Houston!

Agenda:

  • Career chat with experts 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Q&A 7:00 – 7:30 pm
Eloy Leibas Photo


Sr. Recruiter – Business Development & New Digital Business, BBVA USA

Maryellen Stockton Photo


Co-founder, Work Well Wherever

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