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Candid Conversations over Coffee
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.
Join us for real talk with real people!
More about our speaker, Hesam Panahi
Hesam Panahi is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurship and design thinking. He is also a faculty member at Rice University’s Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Lilie) and a mentor at Station Houston. Prior to Rice, Panahi was a clinical assistant professor at University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business, where he taught courses in management information systems, computer science, industrial design, and entrepreneurship. While at the University of Houston, Hesam also founded RED Labs, the University of Houston’s startup accelerator and technology entrepreneurship program. He holds a Ph.D. and Bachelors of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from the University of 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 for this meetup!