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Houston Methodist Tech Hub @ Ion Kickoff Event

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Category: Community & Engagement, Community Bubbles, Corporate Innovators, Founders & Startups, MedTech/HealthTech, Networking, Register on Eventbrite



August 28, 2023
9:30 am - 3:00 pm CDT


4201 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002


Join Houston Methodist and the Ion to officially open the doors to the new HM Tech Hub!


9:00 am - 9:30 am
Registration and Coffee 
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks Dr. Marc Boom, President and CEO, Houston Methodist Dr. Reginald DesRoches, President, Rice University Dr. Roberta Schwartz, EVP and Chief Innovation Officer, Houston Methodist
10:15 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers in Innovation Panel Discussion: Jan Odegard, Executive Director, Ion (moderator) Michelle Stansbury, VP of Innovation and IT Applications, Houston Methodist Paul Cherukuri, VP Innovation, Rice University Ayse McCracken, Founder and Board Chair, Ignite Healthcare
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tech Hub Tours and Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Healthcare Industry Challenge - How Do We Improve the Environmental Footprint of a Hospital?
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Presentation by Jason Fischer, Director, Office of Sustainability, Houston Methodist
2:00 pm -3:00 pm
Networking and Office Hours with the Houston Methodist Center for Innovation team


Ion District Parking Garage
Enter 4111 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to this parking garage, located a block away from the Ion.

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.