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Houston's premier

venture capital conference and pitch competition

Co-hosted by: HX Venture Fund, Houston Exponential
Houston Angel Network, Rice Alliance
February 4-5, 2021
Virtual Conference

$1.7 Million+ in Investment Prizes

The Conference

Two Days of Houston Innovation
February 4-5, 2021
Free to attend

The Houston venture and tech ecosystem is exploding and it’s time to get involved! Venture Houston 2021 is the premier virtual event for entrepreneurs and venture investors to plug into what is happening in Houston.

Taking place on February 4th and 5th, you will hear from many of HX Venture Fund's limited partner corporate CEOs and top portfolio VCs, Houston’s industry leaders, and emerging and successful Houston entrepreneurs. Each afternoon will hold a pitch competition for Houston’s top early-stage companies where investment and in-kind prizes will be awarded by investors at the event. 

                         

This 2-day event features sought after speakers including keynote, Steve Case, founder of AOL and Revolution Ventures. You do not want to miss out on the incredible insight into Houston’s future and access to compelling innovation, talent, and the entrepreneurial spirit Houston has to offer. 

  

Key takeaways include:  

  • Engaging with peers during panel sessions and continuing the conversation in industry-focused breakout rooms.  

  • Joining curated 1 on 1 networking sessions and meet Houston's innovation leaders, promising startup founders, and top investors from around the country.  

  • Participating in a premier pitch competition for Houston’s top early-stage (Pre-Seed through Series B) companies with over $1.7 million of investment, cash, and in-kind prizes.

 

Unrivaled Networking

Connect with difference makers.

Virtual does not mean disconnected. Venture Houston will allow you to create or continue relationships with best in class entrepreneurs, VCs, and corporate innovators.

 

Speakers

Keynote Speaker

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Conference Speakers

VC Investors

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Entrepreneurs

 
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Corporate Leaders

 
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Ecosystem Developers

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Venture Houston Executive Committee

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Thanks to the support of the HX Venture Fund Limited Partners

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About the Organizers

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HX Venture Fund is a venture capital fund of funds that creates a multiplier effect by linking the transformational power of world-class corporations, technology innovation, and high-growth startups with proven venture investment talent, company-building expertise, and capital.

The venture capital funds in HX Venture Fund’s portfolio bring their significant experience and, at their full discretion, risk capital to Houston’s best high-growth companies across all industry sectors.

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Houston Exponential (HX) is a non-profit organization created to accelerate the growth of Houston’s innovation ecosystem. We believe Houston is where the world will come to solve problems that matter. HX is leading the charge to turn Houston into a hub for high-growth high-potential companies by creating pathways for innovation to flow at scale. We are aligning ecosystem support around strategic initiatives that are connecting, attracting, and promoting startups, investors, corporations, government, and universities.

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The Houston Angel Network (HAN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing the innovation ecosystem in Houston, Texas by supporting founders and startups with financial resources and mentorship. Founded in late 2001, HAN is the largest and most active angel network in Texas.

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The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship is Rice University’s nationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education, and the launch of technology companies. The Rice Alliance is a catalyst for building successful ventures through education, guidance and connections. Its mission is to support the creation of technology-based companies and the commercialization of new technologies in the Houston community and Southwest.