Houston Tech Rodeo Roadshow
March 1 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Central
About Houston Tech Rodeo
Concentrated along the METRO Red Line, the Houston Tech Rodeo Roadshow provides unrivaled access to the Houston startup ecosystem. Saddle up for five days of community-driven content designed to connect, develop, and showcase Houston innovation.
Tech Rodeo is a series of events organized by Houston Exponential, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Tech Rodeo corrals the greatest minds in the global and local tech community to spur world-changing innovation in the heart of America’s most diverse city where innovation and industry converge— and the future of technology is born.
Greentown Labs will be hosting the Climatetech Saloon on the Afternoon of March 1
1:00-1:05pm: Welcome and Overview of Greentown Labs
- Juliana Garaizar, VP of Innovation and Head of Houston Incubator, Greentown Labs
1:05-1:20pm: Pitches from Greentown Labs member companies
Pitch 1: Veloce
Pitch 2: Seebeck Cell
Pitch 3: CLS Wind
Pitch 4: Lignium Energy
1:20-2:20pm: Investing in Climatetech
This discussion will bring together local VCs to discuss sourcing, diligencing, and investing in climatetech solutions, as well as how Houston is perfectly positioned to benefit from this momentum.
- Ernst Sack, Blue Bear Capital
- Amy Henry, Eunike Ventures
- Eric Rubenstein, Managing Partner, New Climate Ventures
- Moderated by Juliana Garaizar, VP of Innovation and Head of Houston Incubator, Greentown Labs
2:20-2:35pm: Pitches from Greentown Labs member companies
Pitch 1: Pressure Corp
Pitch 2: Fysikes
Pitch 3: Katz Water
Pitch 4: Aqua NRG
Pitch 5: ALLY Energy
2:35-3:35pm: Geothermal Panel
Houston is the energy capital of the world and critical in driving the energy transition. This panel discussion will talk through the transferable applications Geothermal solutions have from the traditional oil and gas industry, as well as how we are already seeing the industry branch out into geothermal business units and venture groups to help advance technologies.
- Sean Marshall, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Criterion Energy Partners
- Babak Shafei, Founder & CEO, AquaNRG
- Timothy Latimer, CEO, Fervo Energy
- Moderator: Malcolm Ross, Ph.D
3:35-3:55pm: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Overview
Billions of dollars are granted to small businesses every year to support innovation. This session will provide an overview of the funding and assistance provided through these programs and how it has enabled thousands of businesses to compete for non-dilutive funding to develop and commercialize new technologies.
- Jim O’Sullivan
3:55-4:10pm: Pitches from Greentown Labs member companies
Pitch 1: Boxes
Pitch 2: Wootz
Pitch 3: Intention
Pitch 4: Elemental Recycling
Pitch 5: Global ROC
4:10-6:30pm: Mini-Showcase at Greentown Labs with Tequila Tasting sponsored by SNRG/Softeq