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Texas Venture Crawl – Houston Edition

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Category: Founders & Startups, Investors & Capital, Networking



October 6, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT


4201 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002


Ready to meet Houston’s top investors? Curious to understand how different types of investors assess startups? Join us at the Texas Venture Crawl – Houston edition! 

Texas Venture Crawl is a Texas-sized networking event held at the same time and on the same day, across 10+ cities and 17 venues across the state. 

In Houston, join us at the Ion for pre-panel networking, an engaging Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) investor panel, followed by a spirited happy hour for networking! Lite bites and happy hour drinks are sponsored by Honeycomb Software, Houston’s Top Dev Shop: Passionate about Crafting Custom Software for Startups. Panelists include Grace Chan, Principal at bp Ventures; Jason Ethier, Founder of Lambda Catalyzer; Blair Garrou, Managing Director at Mercury Fund; and Chris Howard, Founder of Softeq and General Partner of Softeq Venture Fund.  

Entrepreneurs: Ask your toughest questions and engage with a diverse panel of investors representing various fund models: traditional venture capital, venture studio, and corporate venture capital. 

Investors: Join us to strengthen Houston’s investor ecosystem, connect with startups, and explore ways to support the city’s budding founders. 

After the panel, hear brief announcements from several startup development organizations including Bayou City Startups, Bunker Labs, Texas Black Founders Network, and Rocket Network then let the conversation flow at Second Draught during our happy hour! 

About Texas Venture Alliance

The Texas Crawl is organized by Texas Venture Alliance, the statewide venture capital network and ecosystem of startup support in Texas. Texas Venture Alliance works to amplify investor activity across the state, advocate for startup and investor initiatives at the Texas State Capitol, and foster connections among members, committees, and board members within the startup, venture, and government sectors across Texas. 

Secure your spot to make the best of this incredible opportunity to connect, learn, and shape the future of Houston’s innovation ecosystem at the Ion, where ingenuity meets opportunity. 



5:00-5:30 pm: Registration and Pre-Panel Networking
5:30-6:30 pm: Ask-me-Anything (AMA) Panel on the Forum Stairs
6:30-6:45 pm: Announcements from Houston-based organizations including Bayou City Startups, Bunker Labs, Texas Black Founders Network, and Rocket Network
6:45-8 pm: Happy Hour at Second Draught


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