Startup Texas / Startup America are co-presenting a community roundtable on September 20th, 2012 entitled “What Can We Learn From Other Cities?” I will be joining a panel of Houston locals who bring to the table experience with startup community models from other cities.

Marc Nathan will sit on the panel and moderate. Some of the topics covered may be: workspaces (coworking, maker/hackerspaces), incubators/accelerators, tax reinvestment zones, funding sources, IP commercialization programs, mentors, events, conferences, corporate sponsorships and partnerships, and hackathons. Please be prepared with your own questions to pose to the panel and to elicit a fruitful discussion. ¬†As with every panel, we hope to provide some firm takeaways for individuals and groups while collectively framing the characteristics of each model and it’s merits in our unique geographical locale.

The other speakers on the panel bring a wealth of experience from a number of already successful startup centers around the nation (not to mention Houston):

Alicia DiRago (Chicago)
Ned Dodington (Houston)
Jeff Kaplan (Houston, DC)
Marc Nathan, Moderator (Houston, Austin)
Jeff Reichman (Houston, Philadelphia)
Grace Rodriguez (Houston, NYC)
Apurva Sanghavi (NYC)
Matthew Wettergreen (Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia)

Startup Community Roundtable: What Can We Learn From Other Cities?
September 20, 2012, 6-8pm, START Houston
1121 Delano St. Houston, TX 77003
Facebook Event

Thanks to Startup Texas / Startup America, Jeff Reichman and Marc Nathan for organizing, and START Houston for hosting this event.

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