Spotlighting the path for decarbonization in a digital world.
Hosted ByHX Venture Fund Logo
September 07, 2023
Located At

Stude Concert Hall,
Rice University

6100 Main St
Houston, TX 77005

Keynote Speaker
Carmichael Roberts

Investment Committee Co-Lead, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Keynote Moderator
Reginald DesRoches

President, Rice University

Selected Speakers
Aaron Ledet

Senior VP, Olefins & Polyolefins, LyondellBasell

Aleece Hobson

Venture Partner, HX Venture Fund

Andrea Course

Venture Principal, Shell Ventures

Ben Lerer

Managing Partner, Lerer Hippeau

Bobby Tudor

Founder & CEO, Artemis Energy Partners

Carmichael Roberts

Investment Committee Co-Lead, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Cody Simms

General Partner, MCJ Collective

Craig Wilson

Managing Director, NYU Tandon Future Labs

Elizabeth Lutz

Vice President of Sustainability, Camden Property Trust

Emily Hak

Managing Director, Private Capital Markets, Insperity

Gaurab Chakrabarti

Co-Founder & CEO, Solugen

Guillermo Borda

Managing Partner, HX Venture Fund

Janice Tran

CEO & Co-Founder, Kanin Energy

Josh Posamentier

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Congruent Ventures

Juliana Garaizar

Chief Development & Investment Officer, Head of Houston Incubator, Greentown Labs

Kassia Yanosek

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Kristin Ellis

Partner, Lowercarbon Capital

Mark Cupta

Managing Partner, Prelude Ventures

Moji Karimi

CEO & Co-Founder, Cemvita

Peter Barrett

Co-Founder & General Partner, Playground Global

Reece Pacheco

Partner, Propeller

Reginald DesRoches

President, Rice University

Ric Campo

Chairman of the Board & CEO, Camden Property Trust | Chairman of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority

Sandy Guitar

Managing Director, HX Venture Fund

Sophie Purdom

Managing Partner, Planeteer Capital

Tim Latimer

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Fervo Energy

Trevor Best

CEO & Co-Founder, Syzygy Plasmonics

Wogbe Ofori

Founder, Wrx Companies

About the Organizer

HX Venture Fund is a venture capital fund of funds that creates a multiplier effect by linking the transformational power of world-class corporations, technology innovation, and high-growth startups with proven venture investment talent, company-building expertise, and capital. We are backed by some of Houston's most innovative corporations dedicated to creating a meaningful impact to the tech ecosystem. In addition, the venture capital funds in our portfolio bring their significant experience and, at their full discretion, risk capital to Houston’s best high-growth companies across all industry sectors.

Aleece Hobson

Venture Partner, HX Venture Fund

Sandy Guitar

Managing Director, HX Venture Fund

Guillermo Borda

Managing Partner, HX Venture Fund

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We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact and promoting responsible practices in all our endeavors. This commitment extends to our events, where we make sustainable choices wherever possible. We reduce transportation emissions by working with fewer vendors, resulting in fewer trucks on the road. Our event decorations feature indoor plants that can be repurposed for future events, ensuring a circular approach to design. Leftover food is donated to local food banks, while remaining florals are given to nonprofit organizations, extending their beauty and positive impact. We prioritize compostable items for catering, ensuring proper disposal after use.

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