Starting a Business in Houston Webinar

We put together a webinar and invited successful Houston based founders to share expert tips & resources for participation in Houston’s startup and business environment. Houston has a robust network of enabling resources for people of colour so we have brought together some of the most successful black founders and business strategists in Houston to help you move from idea to execution.

Dr. Douglas Franklin:
Decklaunch | | @decklaunch

Rahel Abraham:
ClimaGuard | | @climaguard_llc

Shannette Prince:
Africa On My Back | | @africaonmyback

Phillip Yates:
Equiliberty | | @find_equiliberty
Yates & Associates | | @yateslawoffice

Some of the resources shared during the webinar are listed below

Accelerators/Incubators/Small Business Resources:

HOME – Impact Hub Houston – SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors
MVP – Minimum Viable Product -DivInc Tech Innovation Accelerator, Houston

Small Business Training Program -SURE program at University of Houston -Houston Business Development, Inc. (HBDi) serves as a catalyst in stimulating economic growth and revitalizing communities throughout the city of Houston, Texas
Brazos Bookstore (2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005)
They also have a small business plan pitch competition with Sandra Louvier -Urban League Small Business Development University sign up for the newsletters from EnrichHer and Alice -Greentown Labs for clean energy in Houston

Home – East End Hub – TXRX

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Funding/Early Stage Investors: – Diversity Fund Houston
Business Angel Minority Association (baMa) – Pipeline Angels Investing -Houston Angel Network – Tie Houston, “TiE Angels is one of the largest and most active angel groups in Silicon Valley. Part of TiE Silicon Valley, TiE Angels brings together promising early stage companies and exposes them to serial entrepreneurs, high tech executives, and other professional investors.”

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