Startup Competition HATCH Sponsored by Webranx Takes on Tech Street
Webranx was thrilled to attend the inaugural Tech Street Houston and HATCH Pitch Competition on November 20th at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Tech Street is a platform that fosters open collaboration to learn, showcase, and promote ideas with the community. With the goal of increasing innovation, improving commercialization and expanding the entrepreneurial industry within Houston, Tech Street was a huge success. The conference featured STEAM Street, HATCH pitch, Code Street Mobile Hackathon, TECHStreet University and SMART Street, among many others.
Tech Street was broken up into seven different conference tracks which consisted of lectures, workshops, and panels ranging from innovation in health, to emerging technology. The Full Cycle Social panel hosted by Michele Price, Daniel Cohen and Damien Francos showcased how companies can use social media to leverage their market share. They provided insight on how social media can positively influence their business and how crucial it is to stay updated on each platform.
Danielle Forget Shield moderated a panel for women in the business and technology sectors. With support from panelists Suzan Deison, LaShonda Williams, Muge Wood, Melanie Johnson, Shelley Armato, Leigh Ann Arnold, Nina Godiwalla, Birgit Kamps and Maria Rios, Shield promoted how crucial it is for women to empower themselves in their own career fields. The group highlighted and encouraged women to trust and invest in themselves.
HATCH Pitch, founded by Greg Wright, made its first Houston appearance. HATCH is a revolutionary pitch competition for startup companies that aim to improve the quality of living. Twelve exemplary startups had four minutes to pitch their business plans in hopes of winning consultation and other in-kind services from various companies, including Webranx. A huge congratulations are in order to the top three winners of the pitch competition,Virtuix Omni, Pristine, and Epic One, respectively.
The large turnout and high energy of the conference showed how excited the community is about the growing startup and tech industry in Houston.