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Blackstreet x Ecosystem Leaders Panel

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Category: Academic Network, Blackstreet, Community & Engagement, Community Bubbles, Corporate Innovators, Founders & Startups, Investors & Capital, Networking




February 21, 2024
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm CST


4201 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002


The Ion Blackstreet x Ecosystem Leaders Panel is your gateway to the best-in-class resources to help you supercharge your startup journey or technology career in Houston. The panel members are committed to sharing opportunities and creating access to networks and events for founders and individuals seeking to advance their entrepreneurial endeavors or careers. During this panel, you’ll learn from discussions on Houston’s ecosystem, the wealth of support networks and development organizations, and insights on how to get and stay involved. After the panel, there will be opportunities for networking and community building.

Moderator: Sherhara Downing, Co-Founder of SpeakHaus


  • Ashley DeWalt, Managing Director, DivInc
  • Lenny Saizan, Co-Founder, Urban Capital Network
  • Jada Harris, Houston Chapter Chair, SCORE
  • Tondalayo Hall, Managing Director, Per Scholas
  • Derrell Noris, Owner & CEO, Fresh Tech Solutionz


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ecosystem Leaders Panel
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Ion District Parking Garage

Enter 4111 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to this parking garage, located a block from the Ion. Parking in the Ion District Garage is free for the first two hours.

Red Parking Lot

Enter 4203 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to the red parking lot, located across the street from the Ion. This lot is for overflow guest parking and tenant parking and is free for the first three hours.

For more information and access to pay online for parking in the red lot, click here