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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.

Learn more and register for the event here!

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

Greentown Labs Venue Information

Greentown Houston
4200 San Jacinto St.
Houston, Texas 77004 United States
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