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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 Carolyn Rodz:
Featured in Fortune, Inc., Fast Company, Entrepreneur and more, Alice was founded by three-time Latina entrepreneur Carolyn Rodz. Alice is a global community, driven by technology, that matches all business owners to the resources they need to grow. Carolyn has helped raise billions of dollars of capital for innovative organizations, created a luxury retail line that sold in over 400 stores worldwide, and later launched a global marketing firm that supported specialty product launches within Fortune 500 enterprises and startups positioning themselves for industry leadership.
Carolyn now serves as an advocate for underrepresented entrepreneurs, connecting them to sources of capital, strategic partners, and mentors to create businesses that scale. Carolyn was recognized by Inc. as a “17 Women to Watch in 2017,” by Entrepreneur Magazine as a 2016 “Woman to Watch,” and was selected to participate in the United Nations Foundation Global Accelerator. She is a member of the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network, a Fortune Most Powerful Women attendee, and has received numerous accolades, including being chosen as a Sam Walton Emerging Entrepreneur and American Express Micro to Millions awardee. She is a TEDx speaker, regular contributor to major media outlets, and is a board member for the Texas A&M Mays College of Business. Carolyn resides in Houston, Texas with her husband and two boys, Luca (6) and Henry (4).
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!