About the Conference
The annual gathering organized by OPEN's Charter Membership and Executive Committee brings together experts, entrepreneurs, and leaders from a variety of backgrounds. You will be inspired by their stories and gain valuable learning and networking opportunities!
Opportunity of Adversity
The theme of the conference is the "Opportunity of Adversity". Our speakers will inspire you through their stories of discovering opportunities during their most challenging periods!
Sat Nov 5th, @CityCentre
The conference will take place on Saturday, November 5th at the Norris Conference Center at CityCentre.
|8.00 - 9.00||Breakfast and Registration|
|9.00 - 9.15||Kickoff|
|9.15 - 10.00||Entrepreneurship Panel|
|10.00 - 10.30||Morning Speaker|
|10.30 - 11.15||Insights: Women in Power|
|11.15 - 12.30||Networking and Lunch|
|12.30 - 1.00||Afternoon Speaker|
|1.00 - 4.00||Business Pitch Challenge|
Who Should Attend
Current and Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Industry Executives and Managers
Healthcare and Science Leaders
Social and Government Leaders
Business Pitch Competition
OPEN Houston's Annual Business Pitch Competition brings together startups from the Houston area to compete for a $10,000 first place cash prize. All of the competitors also gain access to venture capitalists and experienced executives from across OPEN's network. Past winners have gone on to great success, including 2014 runner up Luminostics who were recently accepted into Y Combinator. See the video on the left to hear directly from the founder of Luminostics.
Past Conference Speakers and Panelists
OPEN Houston is a voluntary not-for-profit association dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and professional excellence. Our members includes professionals, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, scientists, social leaders, academics and students.