In the transition to a lower-carbon world, no city in the United States stands to gain or lose more than Houston, with entrepreneurial businesses and start-up technologies playing critical roles. Yet even with its history as a business-friendly city, Houston faces challenges as a hub for energy entrepreneurship. This webinar, the second of a two-part series, brought together key leaders of the energy entrepreneurship ecosystem in Houston to discuss these challenges and explore how entrepreneur-driven innovation can help the city maintain its preeminence as the energy capital of the world. The panel’s focus on Houston built on Part I of the series, which explored national perspectives on the business and policy considerations affecting energy entrepreneurship.
This webinar was co-sponsored by the Baker Institute McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth and Center for Energy Studies. Follow @BakerMcNair and @CES_Baker_Inst on Twitter and join the conversation with #BakerEntrepreneur.
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Barbara Burger, Ph.D.
Former President of Chevron Technology Ventures and Former Vice President of Innovation, Chevron
Jan Odegard, Ph.D.
Executive Director, The Ion
Managing Director, Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship
Chief of Staff, Greentown Labs
George Webb, J.D.
Scholar for Entrepreneurship, McNair Center for Entrepreneurship & Economic Growth, Baker Institute