EVENTS

We’re highlighting virtual events

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.

HX EVENT CALENDAR

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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Hackster Hardware Houston in Cyberspace
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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FREE YOURSELF FROM WORKPLACE ANXIETY
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US, affecting 40 million adults. The ‘Free Yourself from Workplace Anxiety’ webinar helps team members, management, and leadership understand what anxiety looks like, how it shows up in the workplace (symptoms/signs), the effects of anxiety at work (individ

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UH Law Center’s IPIL Fall Lecture
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This year’s presenter is Professor Jorge Contreras of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. He will be presenting on the Anatomy of an Intellectual Property Movement: The Open COVID Pledge.

To RSVP, contact ipil@uh.edu or 713.743.2180

For more details please visit https://www.law.uh.edu/ipil/falllecture.asp

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Covid 19 Vaccine Update
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Covid 19 Vaccine Update with Dr. Peter Hotez

Moderator : Dr. Anudeep Jain

Dr. Peter J Hotez is the Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology&Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine where he is also the Director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine

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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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Energy Drone & Robotics Global Gathering
8:00 am - 4:45 pm

Have you heard how rapidly drone use is skyrocketing in the energy industry? Businesses in renewable energy, power / utilities, oil & gas and more are rapidly scaling drone operations for multiple use cases to improve safety, efficiency and ROI.

Get all the latest intel at the Energy Drone & Robotics Global Gath

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Texas Life Science Forum
All Day

Hosted by BioHouston and the Rice Alliance, the Texas Life Science Forum is the premier life science event in Texas that brings together members from industry, emerging life science companies, academics and investors.

 

Whether you are in the life science industry, launching a life science startup, seeking inve

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Open Coffee
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Open Coffee Club is a space for entrepreneurs and investors to meet together and chat over a good cup of coffee. Their goal is to cultivate relationships in the tech startup scene. We will be using Sococo, online workplace where distributed teams come to work together each day, side-by-side.

Bring your energy, your a

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Veterans in Tech Summit Presented by Microsoft
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Attendees can look forward to a keynote chat from veteran serial entrepreneurs or investors, insightful discussion sessions, a startup showcase pitch competition, Epic Office Hours, and panels on relevant topics for veterans facing the tech ecosystem.

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TEN AMA E-Series: “Ask Me Anything” about Due Diligence 101
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
TEN AMA E-Series: "Ask Me Anything" about Due Diligence 101

TEN Capital Network‘s CEO, Hall T Martin, is proud to conduct our next AMA E-Series: “Ask me Anything” about Due Diligence 101.

 
In this Series, Hall will discuss how, After an investor expresses interest in funding your deal, the first question to ask is “What is your diligence process.
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So You Want To Be a Software Developer?
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Considering a career as a developer? Curious about what the day to day looks like for software engineers and web developers? Come along to find out more!

Join General Assembly for a discussion to learn about the various paths available to entry level developers – from freelance to in house, the skills companies l

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Meet Zoom CEO and Founder, Eric Yuan
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
From startup to industry leader, hear Zoom’s story from the founder himself, and where he plans to innovate next

About this Event

For the next event in Rice University’s Lilie Lecture Series and President’s Lecture Series, we will be joined by Eric Yuan, CEO and Founder of Zoom.

The Liu Idea

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Adobe+GA Present: The Why and How of Design Systems
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

There’s a lot of buzz around design systems right now, but what are they and why are they important? Design systems are used in many organizations as a systematic approach to design and provide a shared language among team members. They help to improve communication, scalability, and affect the overall user’s e

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Hackster Hardware Houston in Cyberspace
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Houston DAMA Meetup
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Energy Drone & Robotics Global Gathering
8:00 am - 4:45 pm

Have you heard how rapidly drone use is skyrocketing in the energy industry? Businesses in renewable energy, power / utilities, oil & gas and more are rapidly scaling drone operations for multiple use cases to improve safety, efficiency and ROI.

Get all the latest intel at the Energy Drone & Robotics Global Gath

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Texas Life Science Forum
All Day

Hosted by BioHouston and the Rice Alliance, the Texas Life Science Forum is the premier life science event in Texas that brings together members from industry, emerging life science companies, academics and investors.

 

Whether you are in the life science industry, launching a life science startup, seeking inve

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Hack and Tell + Tinker Time | Houston Raspberry Pi Users Group
12:30 am - 3:30 am

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 findings, and work to

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Energy Drone & Robotics Global Gathering
8:00 am - 4:45 pm

Have you heard how rapidly drone use is skyrocketing in the energy industry? Businesses in renewable energy, power / utilities, oil & gas and more are rapidly scaling drone operations for multiple use cases to improve safety, efficiency and ROI.

Get all the latest intel at the Energy Drone & Robotics Global Gath

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Texas Life Science Forum
All Day

Hosted by BioHouston and the Rice Alliance, the Texas Life Science Forum is the premier life science event in Texas that brings together members from industry, emerging life science companies, academics and investors.

 

Whether you are in the life science industry, launching a life science startup, seeking inve

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Remote Revolution: Live & Work Anywhere As a Digital Nomad
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We often talk about being able to work from anywhere. What most don’t realise is that there are clear formulas and strategies that go into being one. According to Wikipedia. ” Digital nomads are individuals who leverage technology to perform their work duties, and more generally conduct their lifestyle in a

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Intro to Fundraising & Ask Me Anything with Eric Engineer & Bryan Chambers
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you an entrepreneur starting a new company? Recently moved your company to Texas? Fundraising for your tech startup?

Join us VIRTUALLY to hear an overview from experienced entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and angel investors at our next Intro to Fundraising & Ask Me Anything! Get a chance to introduce yourse

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Kicking off THIS! Innovation & Tech in Small Business | From Small Biz to Scale: Navigating the Ecosystem
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kicking off THIS! Innovation & Tech in  Small Business 
From Small Biz to Scale: Navigating the Ecosystem

Tech and innovation aren’t only for startups. All small businesses are tech businesses and need to innovate to thrive.  

Whether you are a traditional small business or a scaling startup,

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carbon-mitigation-virtual-workshop-tickets-119579297899
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
A highly interactive virtual workshop. Gain new ideas for carbon mitigation approaches and share key challenges and pragmatic solutions

About this Event

Background

In 2018, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions totaled 6.7 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents. Pressure to mitigate these emissions is ra

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Fundraising Pre-Work: Sealing the Deal With a Perfect Data Room
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fundraising Pre-Work: Sealing the Deal With a Perfect Data Room

TEN Capital is proud to co-host our next Partner E-Series with KnightleyFundraising Pre-Work: Sealing the Deal With a Perfect Data Room.

This E-Series will feature Founder & CEO of Knightley, Graham Gintz.
Join this interesting discussion with Graham Gintz, Founder & CEO of Knightley. Knightle
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Intro to Gaming & Ask Me Anything with Justin Siegel
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you an entrepreneur looking to start a gaming startup? Looking for ways to scale your gaming startup? Want to find out how to connect with other entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors in the gaming startup ecosystem?

 

Join us VIRTUALLY to hear an overview from experienced entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, in

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Struggles & Bubbles: Pivoting in Pandemic
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Have an idea for a startup, already launched and building your startup, or just want to hear from those who’ve already been there?

Join us to listen to a panel of startup founders who will share their journey and entrepreneurial struggles, and what it really takes to launch a startup during global pandemic, and s

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

Attend Event: https://www.meetup.com/houraspi/

About Meetup: 
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 environ

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Houston Originals
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Blinds.com has been one of Houston’s biggest success stories, but also have been some of their industries biggest success stories. Behind one of the largest acquisitions in the history of the e-comm is founderJay Steinfeld!

Hear from this Houston Originals as he shares his true, unfiltered

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The Listies | Celebrating the Best of Houtech
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We’re rolling out the virtual red carpet for The Listies!  With the “uncertain times” 2020 gifted us this year, we deserve to celebrate the wins—big and small. Toast to best of Houston’s startup and entrepreneurial community in an awards celebration.

BUT WAIT, WE NEED YOUR INPUT!  Nominations

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

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

This Meetup is for: 

  • 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
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Hackster Hardware Houston in Cyberspace
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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