Innovation and entrepreneurship are closely related. Here are some links that may interest you, the innovator. Visiting or joining one of these communities or classes may lead you to some other innovative people. Let me know how it goes!
A few of my favs.
Steve Thrasher has started and sold many companies. He has varied interests from Egyptian hieroglyphics to nutrition to programming. He has had at least five clients go on Shark Tank. Contact him for coaching or to file a patent application. Located near Dallas, Texas but available for remote meetings.
Jordan is wise beyond his years. He's also entertaining. Check out his free networking course. Worth the time investment! #Free
A dictionary for the inventor.
Curt Steinhorst was the speaker at a conference that I attended. He impressed me so much that I introduced myself and kept in touch with him over the years. Great guy, great message, very insightful.
A tech incubator in Dallas, Texas, teaches everything from developing inventions to presenting to VCs.
Continuing education and targeted classes.
The Sure program is a one-semester program for entrepreneurs. Houston, Texas.
Lilie. Houston, Texas.
The Edge teaches practical skills with local companies. Houston, Texas.
Best thing about innovation hubs: the people! You can find a community of like-minded individuals. They also have resources which may include machines, hardware, and classes. Some are free, some have memberships. Check these out in the Dallas and Houston area or find one near you. Email me if you want me to add your favorite to the list.
Venture capitalists, work space, daily events. Houston, Texas.
" Dallas Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community workshop and laboratory sharing a 36,000sqft shop in Carrollton, TX. We are an organization of local artists, engineers, makers, and thinkers working together to provide tools and learning resources to the public." - From their website
Coming soon! 2024 anticipated launch date, Houston (near Clear Lake), TX
3D printers, laser cutters, cricut & vinyl cutters, sewing machines, CNC mill, and more. If you're not in the Houston area, check to see what your local libraries have available. Let me know if you find a good innovation hub!
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