The State Of Houston Startups Report

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This presentation provides information on the experiences of Kurt Stoll and Josh Tabin as they have been trying to promote Houston startup companies through StartupHouston.com

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The State Of Houston Startups Report

  1. The ‘State of the Startup’ Report
  2. Why StartupHouston? <ul><li>Break the Chicken and Egg Cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Promote Houston startup companies </li></ul><ul><li>Provide information on resources </li></ul><ul><li>Create the informal, as well as the formal </li></ul>
  3. What We’ve Found: Lots of Houston Startups
  4. What We’ve Found: Talent and Capital Not enough interested talent Not enough available capital
  5. How do we foster a better startup community for Houston? <ul><li>Our take </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote all Houston Startups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide information on Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide connection opportunities </li></ul></ul>
  6. Get Plugged In <ul><li>Entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote yourself through StartupHouston </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial Meetup Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Meetup Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HTC, Rice Alliance, MIT Forum events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HTC Emerging Technology Council </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenCoffee Club </li></ul></ul>
  7. Get Plugged In <ul><li>Technical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Meetup Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch StartupHouston for startup opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch Cachinko.com and nPost.com for startup opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BarCamp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WebDesign Smackdown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Startup Weekend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Coffee Club </li></ul></ul>
  8. Get Plugged In <ul><li>Investor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch StartupHouston for opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote yourself on StartupHouston </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HTC, Rice Alliance, MIT Forum events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Coffee Club </li></ul></ul>
  9. How do we foster a better startup community for Houston? <ul><li><Add Audience Input Here> </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with local universities more </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stop the brain drain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show them alternatives in Houston </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get involved with the OpenSource community </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone communicate with other thought leaders to let them know about Houston startups </li></ul><ul><li>Need more Mentors </li></ul>
  10. Keep the Buzz Going! <ul><li>HTC’s Emerging Technology Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuesday, August 28th </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OpenCoffee Club </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thursday, August 30th </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web Design Smackdown </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wednesday, Sept. 26th </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Startup Weekend Houston </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friday, Sept. 28th – Sunday, Sept. 30th </li></ul></ul>http://www.startuphouston.com

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