Sat-Sun, Oct 21-22

Tubman Hackathon: Hacking AI for Justice

Project Tubman aims to create a Public defender AI: an open-source tool to help public defenders defend their clients.

Oct 21-22

Liu Idea Lab Launch & 3DS Showcase at Rice

3 Day Startup participants present at 4:30pm; then all are invited to the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship launch party at 5:30pm!

OCT 22

Mon, Oct 23: Civic Tech & Community

Welcome to THIS!

Join us in kicking off the week with a welcome from Station co-founder Grace Rodriguez and a round of "I'm Glad You Asked!" led by Tracie Jae.

9:00 AM

Impact Hub Houston: Lessons from Harvey

IHH co-founder Natasha Azizi leads this workshop to address key questions, understand what we discovered through Harvey, and examine current efforts in order to move forward

9:30 AM

Sketch City Recover & Rebuild Workshop Pt 1

Workshop for social services leaders and volunteers to help shape technology-enabled disaster recovery by collaborating to surface Houston's greatest pain points.

10:30 AM

Sketch City Recover & Rebuild Workshop Pt 2

Workshop for social services leaders and volunteers to drive long-term disaster recovery by collaborating to help develop solutions to Houston's most pressing challenges.

11:30 AM

Critical Communications for Conflict Resolution

Attorneys Lee Mayfield and Angela Odensky teach you how to effectively communicate and negotiate in volatile, rapidly changing environments.

1:30 PM

Task Force Bayou Thunder: Houston Veterans & Harvey

Learn how Combined Arms, Lone Star Veterans, & Team Rubicon responded to Harvey and how they are collaborating to address the needs of Houston veterans.

2:30 PM

How Tech Can Help Houston

Learn how some of Houston's tech leaders responded to Harvey, mobilized their teams to create disaster solutions, and are thinking about Houston's future.

3:30 PM

Sketch City and Station Houston Open Hack Happy Hour

Join us for open coworking and happy hour as we come together to continue hacking solutions to Houston's most pressing challenges.

4:30 PM

Equity Crowdfunding Contributes to Houston’s Comeback

Equity crowdfunding is young, scrappy, and community-powered. Hear Houston founders and investors break it down and connect with others interested.

6:00 PM

Tue, Oct 24: Energy & Health

Building Healthy Self

Join this expert panel to identify the areas of your life are the highest priority and how to practice compassion and self-care.

9:30 AM

Creative Processing: How WITS is Helping Children Heal

Learn how educators and Houston's creative community can help children and parents heal from the stressors of natural disasters and displacement.

10:30 AM

TMC Innovation: How Telemedicine Kept Us Connected

TMC Innovation Institute panel discussion on how telemedicine and digital innovation can assist in making healthcare more accessible during disasters.

11:45 AM

Build Healthy Teams for Healthy Business

Heath Butler (Gestalt Advisors) will show you how to empower your team as self-directed, high-functioning, goal-oriented leaders to grow your business.

1:00 PM

HAN (Houston Angel Network): Angel 101

This session offers new investors and startup founders with information, strategies, tools, and resources to succeed in angel investing and angel pitching. .

2:00 PM

HAN: Investing in Energy & Health

Expert panel of seasoned investors from the Houston Angel Network share lessons learned and best practices in investing in energy and healthcare companies.

3:00 PM

Hackster Hardware Meetup Houston

Hacks & Snacks: This meetup invites hardware makers and hackers to bring their projects to connect, share ideas, and build.

6:30 PM

Wed, Oct 25: Diversity & Inclusion

J.P. Morgan: Diversity & Disruption Unconference

What hard question or hot topic have you always wanted to discuss that never seems to get addressed? Bring it & share it at this crowdsourced event!

10:00 AM

HAN: How Impact Investment Can Drive Diverse Innovation

Learn how impact investing can help reverse social and economic disparities and make entrepreneurship more accessible to diverse populations.

11:00 AM

SVB: Tech Gives Back Houston

SVB and Buffalo Bayou Partnership host a half-day of service for the Houston and Austin tech communities to help clean up Buffalo Bayou Park.

12:00 PM

Protecting and Insuring Your Small Business

Guidance for small business owners navigating Harvey claims processes and general insurance-related advice for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

12:00 PM

Redefining Normative: How Diversity Can Help Houston

Diversity is one Houston's most celebrated superpowers. How can it offer Houston an advantage over other innovation and technology hubs?

1:00 PM

How to Build an Organization of Disruptors

Diversity leads to more innovation and opportunities. Learn how to access creative talent to improve your business and drive disruption.

2:00 PM

From Diversity to Inclusion: The Path Forward

What is the difference between diversity and inclusion? Discover the legacy of minority entrepreneurship and the path to creating sustainable inroads.

3:00 PM

How Diversity Drives Startup Innovation

Mona Loves Gustav and Muvve discuss how diversity has helped them grow their businesses and avoid the conformity that can kill innovation.

4:00 PM

Mona Loves Gustav Fall Art Opening at Station

Get inspired by a special curated collection of artwork while discovering your ArtDNA to discover art that works best for your personality.

5:00 PM

Houston Startup Demo Day

Join the October edition of this monthly Station Houston event where mentors and investors offer pitch feedback for competing startups.

6:00 PM

Houston Raspberry Pi Meetup

Bring your projects or come and learn! We will have basic setups to get you started on your Raspberry Pi or Arduino project.

6:30 PM

Thu, Oct 26: Creatives & Coders

Federal Grants to Fund your Innovations

Join the Small Business Administration (SBA) to learn about two programs that make grant funding available to American small innovative businesses.

9:00 AM

How to Sound Your Best in Any Situation

Podcast? Speak often? Andrew Karnavas will help you prepare for public speaking and show you how to record a high-quality podcast with affordable tools.

9:30 AM

Battle Ready: How High-Performing People Stay Nimble

Develop the practices and preparation to ensure your marketing and communications skills are nimble and ready for the next crisis.

10:30 AM

Equity Investment to Grow Small Business

Meet Small Business Administration and Main Street Capital representatives to learn how your small business can attract investors to fund your growth.

10:30 AM

From Entrepreneur to Tech Titan

Learn from Doug Erwin, co-founder of Red House Associates and numerous startups, went from marketing to becoming one of the "Ten Most Influential Men in Technology in Texas."

12:00 PM

Translating Tech: Marketing Your Startup in Human Terms

Join Michelle Lenzen for a hands-on workshop to refine your startup story, strengthen your value proposition, and guide your website messaging.

1:00 PM

Maintaining Critical Apps Through Disaster with MongoDB

Join us for a roundtable session with MongoDB Senior Solutions architect, Britton LaRoche, on its potential applications.

2:00 PM

New Ways to UpSkill

Learn what free resources, virtual courses, programs, and other methods that are available to help Houstonians add new skills and/or change careers.

3:00 PM

New Ways to UpTalent

Learn about trends in hybrid education and why people with non-traditional experience deserve a second look, where to find them, and how to get them on your team.

3:45 PM

MongoDB: Designer + Developer + Data Nerd Happy Hour

Get to know Houston's vibrant creative & tech scene: Come connect, meet new friends, and BYOBeamer to show & share your latest work!

4:30 PM

Enventure: Fall Happy Hour

The weather is changing and so is the Houston life science entreprenuership landscape. Come have a cool drink and talk the business of science!

6:30 PM

Fri, Oct 27: State of Innovation

Social Innovation Through Public-Private Financing

Join THIS session to learn how Public-Private partnerships can help Houston simultaneously solve the social and economic problems of our city.

10:00 AM

How to Design Disaster-Resilient Communities

Join expert architects curated by AIA and ArCH as they share case studies and discuss best practices and ideas for flood mitigation and prevention in residential design.

11:30 AM

How HCC is Preparing Houston's Workforce for the Future

Join Houston Community College leaders to learn about its coding partnership with Apple, entrepreneurial programs, and opportunity workshops.

1:00 PM

Houston Exponential: Accelerating Our Innovation Ecosystem

Learn how Houston is spurring innovation and launching initiatives to connect you with the people and resources to take our economy to the next level.

2:00 PM

Houston Exponential: Leading & Ideating the Future of Innovation

Join the leaders of special innovation initiatives for a hands-on design-thinking roundtables to ideate solutions for Exponential challenges.

3:00 PM

Houston Exponential Happy Hour!

Join us for interactive art, digital experiences, light bites and tasty beverages as we celebrate THIS week with Houston's tech and startup community!

4:30 PM

Sat, Oct 28: #TEDxHoustonStrong

Special TEDxHouston Harvey Edition

Join us in sharing stories, experiences, insights, hopes and challenges as we face and rebuild Houston's future.

10:00 AM

Get connected! Stay informed.

/stationhoustontx @stationhouston #THIS17 #HoustonStrong


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