10+ Houston business and innovation events you can’t miss for September

As temperatures begin to cool – let’s hope the city’s business community heats up with another month of networking and conference events. Here’s a rundown of everything to add to your September calendar when it comes to innovation events.

This article will be updated as more business and technology events are announced.

September 10 — Enventure BaseCamp – Special Edition Life Science Innovation Bootcamp

We invite everyone interested in life science innovation to our monthly BaseCamp! Our community-driven series is back for a special Bootcamp edition! We break down key concepts, startup case studies, and more! Join us for a morning of learning, networking and all things science and business.

The event is Saturday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., online. Click here to register.

September 12 — Venture Houston

Venture Houston shines a light on the power of venture capital by bringing venture capitalists from around the country together with Houston’s most innovative corporations and high-growth startups.

The event is Monday September 12th from 7:30am to 6:30pm at the Ion. Click here to register.

September 15 — 19th Annual Energy Technology Venture Forum

In its 19th year, the Energy Tech Venture Forum, hosted by The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, is the leading energy technology venture capital conference to connect energy innovators, investors, corporations and the energy ecosystem. This year’s in-person forum will feature promising energy technology companies boldly creating the future of energy, as well as a keynote and panel of industry leaders. You can also expect to see presentations from the inaugural class of the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator.

The event is Thursday, September 15, from 8 am to 5 pm at Rice University, McNair Hall. Click here to register.

September 15 — Hispanic American Business Meeting

Join the US Small Business Administration, Houston Baptist University, Baker Ripley and Impact Hub for the annual Hispanic Business Summit. The event will feature networking, information on the impact of Latino entrepreneurship in Houston, small business success stories and a panel of lenders for advice on accessing business capital. Participants will also have the opportunity to connect with other business owners and local business resources.

The event is Thursday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at Ion. Click here to register.

September 15 — Meet Knightsgate Ventures

The UH Technology bridge will be a virtual host for Durg Kumar, co-founder and partner at the investment fund Knightsgate Ventures.

The event is Thursday, September 15, from noon to 1 p.m., online. Click here to register.

September 16-18 — Houston Hackathon 2022

To celebrate National Civic Hacking Day, we’re inviting all people who want to make a difference in our region to join us at the annual Houston Hackathon! It’s a “civic” hackathon focused on ideating, designing and developing both policy and technology solutions to some of Houston’s biggest challenges. Project stakeholders will be in attendance from the city, local organizations and the Houston Impact Community.

The event is Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18 at Impact Hub Houston. Click here to register.

September 20 — State of Texas Medical Center

Home to the world’s largest medical complex and the brightest minds in medicine, the Texas Medical Center is a leading life sciences destination taking on the greatest medical challenges of our generation. Learn more about the exciting developments planned for the TMC campus and discover how innovation and industry partnerships are helping us accelerate the pace of discovery, ensuring we continue to be a global leader in patient care.

The event is Tuesday, September 20, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Hilton Americas. Click here to register.

September 20 — LatinTech Pitch 2022

LatinTech Pitch 2022 is presented in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month by the Consulate General of Israel in the Southwest along with Ion, the Latinx Startup Alliance and the Texas Business Association.

The event is Tuesday, September 20, from 6 to 8 pm at the Ion. Click here to register.

September 22 — Transition On Tap

Transition On Tap is Greentown Houston’s monthly networking event dedicated to fostering conversations and connections between the climate and energy ecosystem in Houston and beyond. Entrepreneurs, investors, students and friends of climate technology are invited to attend, meet peers, discuss solutions and engage with our growing community. If you’re looking for a job in climate technology or energy, trying to expand your network, or perhaps thinking of starting your own energy-related company, this is the event for you.

The event is Thursday, September 22nd from 5-7pm at Greentown Houston. Click here to register.

September 28 — Halliburton Labs Finalist Day

This hybrid event allows attendees to be present in person at The Ion Houston or virtually online for a full program of innovative ideas, discussions and inspiration – all focused on the startup finalists advancing the future of clean energy. The event will feature a lively keynote discussion with Jack Brower, Director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center, University of California, Irvine, hosted by Walter Isaacson, Halliburton Laboratories Advisory Board Member, and Leonard Lauder, Tulane Professor of American History and Values.

The event is Wednesday, September 28, from 9am to 12:30pm at the Ion or online. Click here to register.

September 29 — The Inaugural State of the Infrastructure

Join the Greater Houston Partnership for the inaugural State of Infrastructure, where a panel of experts from various industries will discuss the investments needed to build equitable, sustainable communities.

The event is Thursday, September 29th from 10:30am to 1:30pm at the Omni Houston. Click here to register.

Sept. 29 — Launch of the Fort Bend County Innovation Council

Houston Exponential is excited to expand into Greater Houston’s communities of innovators and invites you to join us for the official launch of the Fort Bend Innovation Council. In partnership with Fort Bend EDC, The Cannon, Born Global, and Code Launch, we’d like to invite all genius innovators, enterprising educators, collaborative corporations, curious investors, jaded entrepreneurs, and all friends and family to help get things started .

The event is Thursday, September 29, from 5 to 7 pm in the HCSS Development Building. Click here to register.

September 29 — Final showcase of a low-carbon hydrogen accelerator

Join Greentown Labs Houston to celebrate the culmination of the Low-Carbon Hydrogen Accelerator—the 2022 program in the Greentown Go Energize track—a first-of-its-kind startup-corporate accelerator for partnerships focused on advancing innovations that are key to enabling a low-carbon hydrogen economy in partnership with EPRI, Shell, the City of Houston, and the Urban Future Lab at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering.

The event is Thursday, September 29, from 5 to 8 p.m., online. Click here to register.

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