Women who educate, inspire, and connect

May 17, 2017, 11:30 PM – May 18, 2017, 2:30 AM

Gray Reed McGraw LLC, 1300 Post Oak #Suite 2000, Houston, 77056

It is that time of year we gather in Houston to celebrate and learn with Houston's female entrepreneurs. What are you facing right now we can help you solve? Remember, Startup Grind lives by these values" Give First (before you ask) Make Friends (not just contacts) Help Others (before you help yourself) Mark your calendars and start thinking about who you will bring with you Wed., May 17th.

In-person event

About this event

It is that time of year when Startup Grind gathers worldwide to celebrate female entrepreneurs. Together we listen to and learn from a few of Houston's finest. Mark your calendars now for Wed., May 17th (6:30-9:30pm)!

This is our most popular, signature event where we share & embrace our values:

  • Give First (before you ask)
  • Make Friends (not just contacts)
  • Help Others (before you help yourself)

And broadcast our Global Mission:

  • To Inspire, Educate and Connect Entrepreneurs

Start thinking now about what you want to speak about with others. What are your goals for your professional development? What are you looking for to grow your business? What problems are you or your business facing right now, and how we can help you solve them? Also, think about who you’re inviting or bringing with you to the beautiful Gray Reed offices. Our team is expecting over 100 attendees and look forward to seeing you and your guests there!

Ways You Can Participate:

In the Spotlight (Apply Here) - We are kicking off the event with pre-selected female Startup founders & team members pitching before a panel of experts and attendees. These teams will also be exhibiting their companies after our signature Fireside Chat. This opportunity is available to 10 startups, Apply today!

Oh Wise Ones (Apply Here) - Up your visibility while sharing your expertise as a Judge! We seek knowledgeable business leaders to give their comments and to share lessons with those pitching as well as with other attendees. Guaranteed seating is included for the Fireside Chat and Q&A.

Listen & Learn - Be inspired by the Pitch session, learn at the Fireside Chat and Q&A with Hydrus founder, Indira Vishnampet (LinkedIn Bio), & Dean of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, Latha Ramchand (LinkedIn Bio), and connect with like-minded professionals. Month after month we consistently deliver impactful events, this one will not disappoint! Go ahead and choose your preferred ticket level, Grinder or Entrepreneur Partner. (Purchase Ticket Here)

Spread the Word - This is an effective and valuable chance to share your brand and message with Houston’s entrepreneurial community at one of Startup Grind’s signature events. Many influential Founders, Professionals, and Investors will be in attendance. We have several opportunities available, starting at $250. (Connect Here)

So ladies and gentlemen... 

Together, let’s show Houston (and the world) how much we value our female entrepreneurs! 

Check out what happened


  • Indira Vishnampet


  • Dean Latha Ramchand

    C.T. Bauer College of Business



May 17 – 18, 2017
11:30 PM – 2:30 AM UTC


Entrepreneur Pitches
Fireside Chat + Q&A
Making Friends


  • Michele Price

    Breakthrough Business Strategies

    Houston's Chapter Director

  • James Phelan

    Village Insights

    Partnership Director

Global sponsor

Dell Technologies logo

Dell Technologies


Nefer Games logo

Nefer Games

About Startup Grind

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Our Values

We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving first, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

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