Houston Unfiltered: Candid Conversations Over Coffee ft. Allison Sawyer, League of Worthwhile Ventures


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Houston Unfiltered! Candid Conversations over Coffee

Join us for real talk with real people!

Join us for the rebrand and reboot of OpenCoffee to “Houston Unfiltered!” We’re bringing you a new speaker each month to help spark frank discussion and build a community of entrepreneurs, investors, and techies interested in supporting and learning from one another — without filters, self-editing or judgement. Each monthly morning meetup will feature a local leader who has ventured down the startup path and will open up about their lessons learned, how they failed forward, won big, faced tough decisions, and everything in between.

As an interactive program, participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experiences and insights. The types of topics you can expect: breaking up with a cofounder, relationships and family as an entrepreneur, the latest adventures in failing forward, team challenges and self-worth, and how to stay motivated during adversity.

Allison Sawyer, League of Worthwhile Ventures

Allison Lami Sawyer is a Partner at The League of Worthwhile Ventures, a seed-stage venture fund for machine learning enabled startups focused on consumer platforms and enterprise SaaS.

Before The League, Sawyer was the founder and CEO of Rebellion Photonics, an oil and gas safety company that combines machine learning and optics technology to detect gas leaks before they cause explosions on rigs and refineries. Rebellion was ranked as the #181 fastest growing company in 2017 by Inc. Magazine and was the Wall Street Journal’s Start-up of the Year in 2013.

Sawyer also co-founded StartHereNow, the premiere women-only startup weekend accelerator.

Sawyer holds a BSc in Engineering Physics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, an MSc in Nanotechnology from Leeds University, and an MBA from Rice University. She has been named to Forbes and Inc. magazines’ “30 under 30” lists.


Houston Unfiltered meets at Station (http://stationhouston.com). Station aims to transform Houston into a thriving hub for world-changing innovation. We’re building a creative work environment and collaborative community for startups that leverage software-/web-enabled solutions to solve difficult –seemingly impossible — problems, while imagining a future that unlocks new possibilities and effects profound impact.

* Many thanks to Miller Egan and Silicon Hills Lawyer for sponsoring the delicious coffee and breakfast that fuels this meetup!


Apr 03 2019


8:00 am - 9:00 am

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Station Houston
1301 Fannin St. Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77002
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