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Houston Unfiltered! Candid Conversations over Coffee
Join us for real talk with real people! This months guest speaker will be Jon Nordby, Director of Strategy of Houston Exponential.
Join us for the rebrand and reboot of OpenCoffee to “Houston Unfiltered”! We’re bringing you a new speaker each month to help spark frank discussion and build a community of entrepreneurs, investors, and techies interested in supporting and learning from one another — without filters, self-editing or judgement. Each monthly morning meetup will feature a local leader who has ventured down the startup path and will open up about their lessons learned, how they failed forward, won big, faced tough decisions, and everything in between.
As an interactive program, participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experiences and insights. The types of topics you can expect: breaking up with a cofounder, relationships and family as an entrepreneur, the latest adventures in failing forward, team challenges and self-worth, and how to stay motivated during adversity.
More about our speaker, Jon Nordby
Jon heads up strategy creation and execution for Houston Exponential (HX). HX works with Startups, Corporations, Investors, Academia and Government to be a catalyst for Houston’s Innovation Economy and Startup Community.
Prior to HX, Jon was the Vice President of Innovation and Talent at the Greater Houston Partnership where he oversaw development and execution for two of the Partnership’s strategic initiatives designed to attract more young talent to the Houston region and create opportunities for high-impact startups to launch, grow and exit in Houston.
Jon has a background in sales and entrepreneurship. He has worked with major brands in the fortune 100 to create strategies around innovation accounting, talent engagement and all aspects of human capital management.
Jon also has a lengthy background of advising technology startups and small businesses across the U.S. and is currently a mentor at Station Houston.
Houston Unfiltered meets at Station (http://stationhouston.com). Station aims to transform Houston into a thriving hub for world-changing innovation. We're building a creative work environment and collaborative community for startups that leverage software-/web-enabled solutions to solve difficult --seemingly impossible -- problems, while imagining a future that unlocks new possibilities and effects profound impact.
* Many thanks to Miller Egan and Silicon Hills Lawyer for sponsoring the delicious coffee and breakfast that fuels this meetup!