The Cannon + Dell Pitch Party

The Cannon + Dell Pitch Party Apply here! About this event: Calling all member startups that are fundraising or are planning to open a round in 2021. The Cannon has partnered with Dell to host a virtual Pitch Party! Prizes will include up to $10k in Dell Equipment and the opportunity to pitch in the […]

The Listies Gala

The end of year celebration for the Houston tech ecosystem! About this event You’re invited to the Houston startup ecosystem celebration of the year! Even though we’re not having an awards ceremony, we’re still rolling out the red carpet for the second annual Listies Gala in-person at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Think “Met […]

Capital Factory Summer Job Fair

Join us for 2-hours of networking focused on connecting companies to individuals seeking employment within Texas’s tech and startup community! Come meet our budding startups, learn about available opportunities and drop off a resume. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Want to get ahead of the game? Upload your resume for us to share with tabling companies! All job […]

Intro to Fundraising & Ask Me Anything: Dual-Use Edition with Jon Bronson & Ileana Gonzalez

Wondering if your tech startup could be considered as a Dual-Use startup? Curious about dual-use opportunities? Wondering how to fundraise… ⚙️ Hear an overview from experienced Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, and Angel Investors! 💸 Learn about fundraising in the defense space! 🙋🏽‍♀️ Ask any questions on funding and related topics!   Once a month, Capital Factory […]

The VC Bubble and Demand for Smart Capital

In this webinar we will discuss the growth of VC’s, the growing gap in the investment ecosystem, and demand from founders for smarter capital, where VC backed company have just as high a failure rate. This provides an opportunity for Angel Groups/networks to refocus their core value proposition in providing efficient capital infused with mentorship/education […]

Family Tech Night

Register here: Family Tech Nights is a monthly recurring event that, through subject matter expert-led discussions and panels, builds The Ion’s community members’ and younger Houstonians’, especially those affiliated with K-12 organizations and initiatives, awareness for careers in tech. Family Tech Nights demystifies “tech” by showcasing the pathways available for how to take steps […]

How to Start a Startup | Heath Butler, Mercury Fund

Register here:  Learn how to identify problems, needs, and trends worth pursuing and then how to create and evaluate possible solutions to these problems. You have an idea…now what? Before you start looking for funding, it’s important to make sure that your idea is both viable and valuable — if it doesn’t have a sound […]

Digital Fight Club

Tired of boring Zoom calls? So are we. We’re turning the virtual event world on it’s head with the first Digital Fight Club, Virtual Edition.   Just like IRL, we’re putting 2 experts in their fields up against each other in front of a raucous virtual audience. What does that look like? Experience the fights with your […]

ALUMNI 2021 Napier Rice Launch Challenge – Startup Competition

Rice’s entrepreneurship competition is back! Support alumni startups in our annual pitch challenge with a chance to win $$ About this event Support Rice alumni startups and join us virtually for the H. Albert Napier Rice Launch Challenge Startup Competition. Rice-affiliated teams are competing for cash prizes. Watch pitches and vote for your favorite idea! […]