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Tech Advisor, Investor Harvin Moore To Lead Houston Exponential  - Link

- Houston Exponential's Lauren McDowell
  • Houston Exponential names Harvin Moore president - Link
     [My quote in this article reflects what I understand about HX and I know that Russ Capper did an excellent job during his time there]
    - The Houston Chronicle's Andrea Lienfelder
  • Houston Exponential executive director steps down, replacement named - Link
    - Houston Business Journal's Chris Mathews


Moore has been involved in the Houston and Texas startup ecosystems for more than twenty years. He is an active mentor, advisor and angel investor with a number of startup development organizations including the Houston Angel NetworkCapital Factory and Station Houston.

“As someone who has been involved in Houston’s digital tech ecosystem since its earliest days, I am inspired by the tremendous momentum generated in just the last few years,” Moore said. “We are at an inflection point, and I believe Houston Exponential will continue to be a catalyst driving Houston to become a leading innovation hub within the next two to three years.”

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Says Goodbye to Alyce Alston -

Alyce will be taking on a new role as President of Supernatural and Chief Strategist of Scentsible LLC, the parent company to Poo-Pourri.  

Houston startup consulting firm launches $20 million venture capital fund for early stage software companies - Link

- Innovation Map Houston's Natalie Harms

Help Regina Vatterott with her Recovery - Link

UPDATE: Regina had her sister write an update about her ongoing recovery: Facebook

On Sunday morning 4/31/19, Regina was rushed into emergency surgery due to a major brain bleed. 

We are raising funds for her recovery efforts, medical bills, rehab expenses, and travel expenses for her and her family - GoFundMe

Men Tell All:  Gender Equality in the Workplace


Join Prowess Project’s CEO & Founder, Ashley Connell, for a candid conversation with three ‘men in business’ allies on gender equality in the workplace and today’s state of women empowerment. 

Moderator - Ashley Connell, Prowess Project
Panelist - Youssef Chaker, CEO & Founder, Bear & Giraffe  
Panelist - Andy Fruhling, SVP, Nokia 
Panelist - Marc Nathan, VP Client Strategy, Egan Nelson LLP

Men Tell All:  Gender Equality in the Workplace 
Presented by the Prowess Project
Wednesday, June 5th 6pm - 8pm 
The Riveter Austin
1145 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703
  • DivInc Cohort 2019 Application - Link
  • Backtracks Announces $2.1 Million USD Funding Round - Link
  • Is Austin, Texas, The Best City In America? - Link
    - Forbes’ Laura Begley
  • Texas HealthTech Gets Boost As Santè Ventures Raises $250M For Fund III - Crunchbase’s Mary Ann Azevedo - Link
  • Gigabot X Gets NSF SBIR Phase II Funded – re:3D | Life-Sized Affordable 3D Printing  - Link
  • The Spirit of Entrepreneurship, How A Professor-Turned-Solopreneur Got Started On Her Venture - Link
    - Tribeza’s Andrea Mendez
  • EVERFI and SAP Announce Partnership to Deliver STEM Education to Students in US and Canada - Link
  • CognitiveScale and Blue Prism Join Forces to Realize Intelligent Process Automation - Link
  • BitAngels Investor Network Launches Austin Chapter - Link
  • Brett Hurt - The Entrepreneur’s Essentials #18: The strength of natural network effects - Link
  • Why In-Game Advertising Sucks - Link
  • A message for us men. - Link
    - Austin Startups
  • Austin’s Google Fiberhood smaller than promised - Link
  • Texas lawmakers tried to take the reins from cities this session. The results were mixed. - Link
  • ‘Death of mobile voting’ bill to complicate elections - Link
    - Austin Monitor
  • Sante, GST, BackTracks, 101 Commerce, Plug and Play, & More TX Tech - Link
  • Upland Software Acquires Marketing Software Business Kapost for $45M - Link
    - Xconomy's Angela Shah and David Holley
  • ClearData Expands Executive Suite - Link
  • Backtracks Finds $2.1M For Podcast Analytics - Link
  • Travelocity: Traveling With BFFs Maybe Not The Best Idea - Link
  • Sante Ventures Raises $250M Healthcare Fund - Link
  • Tyler Technologies Wins Deal in Iowa - Link
  • HPE Gives $11M To New Computing Engineering Center At Texas A&M - Link
  • Upland Software Buys Kapost For $50M - Link
    - Texas Tech Pulse
  • 24 Companies Named to the 2019 Austin A-List of Hottest Companies - Link
  • Backtracks Raises $2.1 Million for its Podcast Data, Analytics, and Hosting Platform - Link
  • Entrepreneurs Find More Success with a Purpose-Driven Business - Link
  • Austin-based Santé Ventures Raises $250 Million Fund to Invest in Healthcare and Life Sciences Companies - Link
    - Silicon Hills News’ Laura Lorek
  • Big Gains: The Top Venture Capital Deals in Austin This May - Link
  • The Top Austin Tech and Startup Hires (and Departures) of May 2019 - Link
  • Backtracks Raises a Seed Round to Help Monetize Podcasts - Link
  • Austin’s Santé Ventures Closes $250M Life Science Fund - Link
  • The Sweet Digs at These Austin Tech Companies Will Give You Office Envy - Link
    - AustinInno’s Brett Wistrom - Subscribe Here
  • The future is bright: As the demand for remote access increases,... - Link
  • Santé Ventures raises $250M to invest in early-stage healthtech... - Link
  • No slowing down: How this Opcity engineer's career has grown along... - Link
  • LA to ATX: How a background at a talent agency prepared a Juniper... - Link
  • Beyond syntax: How these 4 Austin tech companies live out their core... - Link
  • Medallia's growth brings with it lots of internal opportunity —... - Link
    - BuiltinAustin’s Katie Fustich & Kelly O'Halloran
  • The top 10 most ridiculous job titles in tech - Link
  • Depression rising in remote workers – it’s not for everyone - Link
  • High school signing day celebrates seniors enlisting in the military - Link
  • Google launches affordable automated phone assistant for businesses - Link
  • Marriott and Airbnb are evolving, illustrating how disruption works - Link
    - The American Genius
  • Santé Ventures raises $250M to invest in startups - Link
  • Signs your current leaders can’t or won’t scale as your organization grows - Link
  • TFF raises millions more to develop new respiratory drugs - Link
  • Film incentives boosted to $50M by Texas Legislature - Link
  • Journal Profile: Oksana Malysheva offers straight talk to startups - Link
  • The secret ingredient: Restaurant owners assess role of marketing, PR in recipe for success - Link
  • Capital Gains: A colorful ATM gambit, award-winning tequila and free Coors Light (with a catch) - Link
  • Amazon just keeps growing in Austin; Sources say company is leasing rest of Domain tower - Link
  • Northwestern Mutual launches $150M venture fund for more startup investments - Link
  • Crane Watch: Proposed convention center expansion, H-E-B to build new SoCo store, East Austin Hotel opens - Link
  • Nowadays everyone has a podcast; Backtracks wants to help them actually make money - Link
  • Texas A&M receives major gift from HPE for tech center - Link
  • H-E-B to tear down popular store, build new one with beer garden, food hall & more - Link
  • COTA misses out on nearly $26M reimbursement as legislative session ends - Link
  • Mapped: Amazon's headcount in America - Link
  • WP Engine joins parade of companies expanding on north side - Link
  • Texas Legislature recap: Sick leave, short-term rental laws remain intact - Link
  • Upland Software keeps finger on M&A button with $45M buyout - Link
  • Dell offers his advice to UT graduates - Link
  • Target's new cash cow: Retailer bringing small store to East Austin - Link
  • Why Austin's Freedom Solar is growing in Houston - Link
  • Ruben Cantu makes the case for Austin leading the way on corporate diversity - Link
  • In the money May 27: More than $10M in deals reported - Link
    - Austin Business Journal
  • Austin ad tech firm Sizmek sells business units to Amazon - Link
  • Michael Dell: 'We're constantly evolving and learning' - Link
  • INNOVATING IN AUSTIN: How Dell Technologies is fighting to stay ahead of the technology curve - Link
  • Austin's TFF Pharmaceuticals raises $8.17 million for research and development - Link
  • Austin's Santé Ventures raises $250M to invest in medical startups - Link
  • Austin's Upland Software buys another company, looks for more deals - Link
    - Austin American-Statesman / 512Tech

  • Plus One Robotics, Codeup Finalists on Best Companies to Work in San Antonio List - Link
  • Texas BioMed Researcher Develops Improved TB Test for Use in Developing Countries - Link
  • San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of May 27, 2019 - Link
    - Startups San Antonio's Iris Gonzalez
  • FreshBooks: 2 Thumbs WAY UP - Link
    - San Antonio Startup Club
  • TechTonics: Entrepreneur Who Built Early Medical Records Software Company Makes Voice Heard in Education - Link
  • Wounded Warriors Coming to San Antonio for 2020 Athletic Competition - Link
  • City Approves $10M Incentive Package for Proposed Toyota Plant Growth - Link
  • San Antonio to Ban Scooters from Sidewalk; City Opens Bids to Select 3 Vendors - Link
    - Rivard Report
  • EDITOR'S NOTES: Alamo High School students demonstrate startup spirit - Link
  • Local firm says restaurants should view marketing as investment, not expense - Link
  • San Antonio slashes number of electric scooters and bicycles allowed - Link
  • Local partnership breaks ground on East Side affordable homes (slideshow) - Link
  • Workforce Solutions Alamo leader out; interim CEO in - Link
  • SA vehicle product company posts $1.9M profit in first quarter - Link
  • San Antonio Business Journal presents the 2019 Best Places to Work - Link
  • Executive Q&A: SearchSpring ready to grow under Scaleworks ownership - Link
  • SABJ Business Minute: What you need to know to start your week - Link
  • San Antonio celebrates its Health Care Heroes; see who was there (slideshow) - Link
    - San Antonio Business Journal
  • Innov8te Smart Cities Incubator Announces First Cohort of Companies Driving Urban Transformation - Link
  • Let’s Remember All the Ways Women Have Shaped Business in Dallas - Link
    - D Magazine
  • DEC CEO steps down to join start-up; Bowles takes interim role in leadership - Link
  • Uber zeroes in on Phoenix, Dallas among leading candidates for expansion - Link
  • Roundup for this week's deals and dollars | May 31, 2019 - Link
  • Texas leads the U.S. in population growth - Link
  • City by city: Apartment rents climbing across Dallas-Fort Worth - Link
  • Solera replacing founder Tony Aquila with data and technology veteran for CEO role - Link
  • How to evaluate the impact of IT spending in your business - Link
  • Digital transformation really means business transformation - Link
  • Mapped: Amazon's headcount in Dallas, across the U.S. - Link
  • Report: Toyota considering $550M investment in ride-hailing company - Link
  • Texas A&M System receives $11M for computing engineering center - Link
  • Middle Market 50: Meet the fastest-growing midsize companies in DFW - Link
  • Deal flow predictions: M&A expected to increase worldwide, in U.S. - Link
    - Dallas Business Journal
  • Job Posted: The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Looks for a New CEO - Link
  • Discovery: UTSW Gets $14M to Recruit Researchers; UTA Professor Studies Brain Injuries - Link
  • DreamHack Hosts Its Largest U.S. Event Yet in Dallas - Link
  • Hedera Hashgraph to Move Global Headquarters to Richardson’s Telecom Corridor - Link
  • Rethinking Renting: Dallas Is a Target Market for Co-Living - Link
  • Power of Towers: How Dallas’ Tallest Buildings Continue to Trumpet its Future - Link
  • Follow the Money: Women In Their Prime Nets $1M, Fintech RS2 Ventures Completes $11M Raise, AT&T Seeds in $1.8M Round - Link
  • Take Command Health Completes $1.5M Bridge Funding - Link
  • Placemakers: Real Estate Developer Amanda Moreno-Lake’s Perseverance Pays Off - Link
  • Dallas Invents: 123 Patents Granted for Week of May 21 - Link
  • Female-Focused Nonprofit StateraArts Introduces Mentorship Chapter in Dallas-Fort Worth - Link
  • SOURCE EXPLORER Launches Into the Global Marketplace With a New Search Engine For the Life Science Industry - Link
  • Nowitzkis Named Honorary Chairs for North Texas Giving Day - Link
  • DI People: Smoothie King, Tricolor, RumbleOn, Transplace Make Leadership Moves - Link
    - Dallas Innovates
  • Retail Therapy: RewardStyle founder says influencers aren't 'a bunch of rich people' on Instagram - Link
  • Poo-Pourri's parent company hires new leader for its household cleaning products - Link
  • Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins talks Uber, job growth and an STD surge at state-of-the-county address - Link
  • Sprint's 5G launch makes Dallas its largest market for the faster wireless network - Link
  • Longtime CFO at GameStop leaving as new CEO George Sherman puts his team together - Link
  • 'Message from God' led Richardson business owner to drop his trade secret lawsuit, he says - Link
  • E-cigarette maker Juul may open its own stores in Dallas and Houston - Link
  • The 2019 list of Dallas-Fort Worth's 150 largest public companies - Link
  • At last, Texas may be doing more than keeping its rainy day funds under a mattress - Link
  • Solera Holdings founder Tony Aquila out as private equity owner names new CEO - Link
  • Protecting pharmaceutical patents is critical to our health - Link
  • Texas Legislature green-lights bigger liquor chains, but still excludes the biggest retailer, Walmart - Link
  • UT Southwestern looks to lure cancer researchers with $14 million in state grants - Link
  • In a Texas courtroom next week, Huawei will argue it's a victim of trade secret theft - Link
    - Dallas Morning News
  • TMCx08 Demo Day Sneak Peek - Link
  • Sani nudge announces $1M raise - Link
  • Plug and Play comes to Houston right before TMCx08 Demo Day! - Link
  • How an electrical shock to the nose treats dry eyes - Link
    - TMCx
  • Rolling Out The Welcome Wagon: Milad Khakzadghomi Joins HX – Houston Exponential  - Link
  • Let’s Get Engaged! Joey Sanchez Joins HX - Link
    - Houston Exponential’s Lauren McDowell
  • Station Houston Collaborates with Microsoft and Intel to Bring Cutting Edge Smart Cities Technology to Houston - Link
    - Station Houston
  • Houston nonprofit that's upcycling textiles and clothing opens new store - Link
  • 5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week - Link
  • Houston Exponential hires serial entrepreneur and investor as president - Link
  • Memorial Park Conservancy plans to deliver its first project of its master plan redevelopment next year - Link
  • 7 ways to escape the Valley of Death, according to University of Houston research - Link
  • Houston biotech company closes $120M Series B, Chevron taps local startup for program, and more innovation news - Link
  • This Houston sports tech entrepreneur wants more big wins for Houston - Link
  • Houston oil and gas software company closes $15 million round led by local PE firm - Link
  • Houston researchers are commercializing their human tissue-printing technology - Link
  • Houston companies take home big prizes from a Texas A&M startup competition - Link
  • Houston workers remain both wary and optimistic of data collection in the workplace, according to a report - Link
  • Rice University study finds that a daily routine can foster creativity in the workplace - Link
  • Self-driving cars are en route to Houston — here's what that means for the city's parking garages - Link
  • 3 Houston innovators to know this week - Link
    - InnovationMap / Culture Map Houston
  • Mike T. Brown – Win-Win - Link
    - HighDrive Network
  • Flexible generators turn movement into energy - Link
  • Rice students’ wireless epilepsy monitor wins in Japan - Link
  • Rice, Tsinghua establish Joint Research Center for Human Capital, Sustainable Innovation - Link
  • Farm fresh - Link
  • The ‘ideal kids’: High-tech classrooms let Hindi students at Rice bond with high schoolers oceans away - Link
  • Chemists build a better cancer-killing drill - Link
  • Rice Business to launch executive education program in The Woodlands - Link
    - Rice University
  • The Power of Expression - Link
  • Impact of Food Insecurity on Parent Veterans and their Children - Link
  • State Funding Approved for UH College of Medicine, New Law Center Building - Link
    - University of Houston
  • What's trending now in Houston’s industrial industry - Link
  • Auto company opens $11M distribution center - Link
  • Rice University launches corporate leadership program - Link
  • Houston CEO finds success in helping other businesses succeed - Link
  • How to change the conversation about workplace wellness - Link
  • Zadok Jewelers founders to build multiuse development near the Galleria - Link
  • Energy crowdfunding platform poised for growth - Link
  • Texas A&M System receives major gift for computing engineering center - Link
  • Why a flexible work schedule is necessary for an employee's well-being - Link
  • M.D. Anderson hires first chief technology and digital officer - Link
  • University of Houston System approved for $109 million in state funding - Link
  • Mattress Firm names former Univision exec, GE vet CEO - Link
    - Houston Business Journal
  • In new space race, companies jostle for $1 trillion market - Link
  • Boeing, which helped put the first men on the moon, works toward a return trip - Link
  • Houston company raises $6M to bring blockchain to the oilfield - Link
  • Sprint launches first widely available mobile 5G service in Houston - Link
  • Startup redacts personal data better than a Sharpie - Link
    - The Houston Chronicle's Andrea Lienfelder / Techburger Blog
  • Results or Relations - Link
    - McAllen Chamber of Commerce
  • Negotiation is Relationship Building - Silicon Hills Lawyer’s José Ancer - Link
  • The Foundation Newsletter by Rich Winley - Subscribe
  • Constraints are Healthy - - Micheal Girdley - Link
  • Startups Net More Than Capital With NBA Players As Investors - Crunchbase’s Mary Ann Azevedo - Link
  • Coinstar Expands Bitcoin Buying Service to Cover 21 US States - Link
  • Fundraising 101: How to trigger FOMO among VCs - Techcrunch’s Eric Peckham - Link
  • Chamillionaire & E40 Connect With Republic For Start-Up Funding Contest - Link
  • What 5G Means for Energy - Chris Bronk - Link
  • 5 Ways to Make Attendees Happy Before Your Conference or Event Begins - Coterie Spark - Link
  • Northwestern Mutual forms $150 million venture capital fund - Link
  • ‘This could ruin us’: A class-action suit imperils California freelancers - Link
  • This Couple Wanted to See Inside Their Neighbors’ Houses So They Started a Weird Homes Tour | Travel + Leisure  - Link
  • Ethics in Journalism Matters – Alexander Muse – Medium  - Link
  • There's a Robot for That (Manual Pipetting is a Bummer) on Vimeo  - Link
  • How Bunker Labs helps military veterans start their own businesses - Business Insider  - Link
  • Unsafe Notes – AVC  - Link
  • Vegan Ice Cream Brand NadaMoo! Debuts at Target and Walmart  | VegNews  - Link
  • How WeWork Has Perfectly Captured the Millennial Id - The Atlantic  - Link
  • Profit From Missed Opportunities — Non-Venture Capital Investments  - Link
  • Will your next barista be a robot? - Coffee shops  - Link
  • Starting and Running Your Business: 5 Things To Know As An Entrepreneur  - Link
  • 4 Benefits of Finding a Mentor  - Link
  • Loop's revolutionary new reusable packaging pilot is open  - Link
  • Five Marketing Habits That Are Normal (but Not Okay) - FrogDog  - Link
  • Are You A Victim Of Irrational Loyalty? Branding Maven Deb Gabor Certainly Hopes So.  - Link
  • 6 People You Must Have in Your Network to Be Successful |  - Link
  • Military Spouse And Veteran Entrepreneurs | BBBC19 | United States  - Link
  • Why Business Schools Are Shutting Down Their MBA Programs  - Link 
Tech Events Network: Austin | Dallas | Houston | San Antonio
Think & Drink Coffee: Ask Me Anything w/ Ryan Merket of Firebrand Ventures
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CDT
3201 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX 78702

Side Hustle School Book Tour
Wednesday, June 5th at 7:00pm
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

TMCx Demo Day | Digital Health 2019
by Texas Medical Center
Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
TMC Innovation Institute
2450 Holcombe Boulevard Suite X Houston, TX 77021

Future Frontiers
Friday June 7 - Sunday 9
AFS Cinema
6259 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752

Houston's Social Media Day Conference 2019
Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM CDT
Houston Chronicle
4747 Southwest Freeway Houston, Texas 77027

OPEN Houston Roundtable
by OPEN Houston
Friday, June 28, 2019 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
Chamberlain Hrdlicka Attorneys At Law
1200 Smith Street #Suite 1400 Houston, TX 77002

How to STAY in Business!
Monday June 3, 2019 7:00 PM
Twin Oaks Library Branch
1800 S. Fifth St.

Houston Innovation Week
by Plug and Play Tech Center
Tuesday June 4 - Thursday June 6
TMC Innovation Institute
2450 Holcombe Boulevard Suite X Houston, Texas 77021

Capital Factory's 10th Birthday Party
by Capital Factory
Thu, June 6, 2019 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
Capital Factory
701 Brazos Street Austin, TX 78701

Entreminded Summer Kickoff with Melanie Weinberger
Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT
The Venue ATX
516 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78701

Connect Like A Boss: Speed Networking
General Assembly, Bumble & Young Women's Alliance
Wednesday, June 12th 6:30 – 8:30 pm CDT
W Austin Hotel
200 Lavaca St. Austin, Texas

Austin Chamber June Summer Social Happy Hour
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM
Cannon + Belle
500 E 4th Street, Austin, Texas 78701
MassChallenge Texas in Austin 2019 Startup Showcase
Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
Native Hostel and Bar & Cafe
807 East 4th Street Austin, TX 78702

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