Houston StartupDigest – October 3, 2011by StartupDigest on October 3, 2011
Make sure you register this week for the Engineer to Entrepreneur (E2E) event on October 8th, hosted by SpaceUp Houston and the Houston Technology Center. Hear about successful tech startups that are aerospace spin-offs and then find your engineering dream team during the co-founder dating style forum to connect entrepreneurs with aerospace engineers.
Registration for Houston Startup Weekend is officially open so get your ticket at special early bird pricing and get ready for November 18th, 2011. We are honored to have the University of Houston’s College of Architecture as the venue for the Fall Houston Startup Weekend. I hope to see you there!
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U.S. college graduates with innovative new business ideas can apply to the Kauffman Foundation’s Global Scholars Program, newly expanded to include U.S. scholars. Participants learn and network with an international group of fellow aspiring entrepreneurs from January through June 2012. Apply here by Oct. 17, 2011.
What’s Going on in the Houston Startup Community
When: Tuesday October 4th, 2011 6:30PM
Where: Idea.com: 3200 Southwest Freeway, 1st Fl Conference Rm, Houston TX
Allen Halsted, professional game developer, is preparing to release his first game, Hacker Wars, from his own shop, Random Features, Inc. Hacker Wars is a mixture of classic video game memes presented with the latest graphical eye candy on the Android platform. Allen plans to discuss the major differences between a normal application and a game engine. Then using source code from Hacker Wars, he will demonstrate scene construction, the render loop, a finite state machine and basic sprite animation.
When: Wednesday October 5th, 2011 7:30AM to 6:00PM
Where: Hilton University of Houston
In addition to an introduction to the latest emerging technology, you’ll also hear from great speakers including tech entrepreneur Michael Holthouse and Astronaut Sandy Magnus.
When: Thursday October 6th, 2011 8:30AM
Where: Dessert Gallery (1616 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056)
GroundUP Houston events encourage experienced entrepreneurs and people with startup dreams to share their experiences with like-minded individuals. Houston has a rich history of people who have taken their ideas and grown them into successful businesses from the ground up.
When: Saturday October 8th, 2011 5:30PM
Where: 3600 Bay Area Blvd Houston TX 77058,
SpaceUp Houston and the Houston Technology Center partnered to host a unique opportunity for local aerospace engineers to connect with Houston entrepreneurs. The evening will include information on businesses that have successfully spun off aerospace technology into commercial products and services. Appetizers and drinks will be served during the event and registration is required to attend.