#THIS2020: Feedback Friday - Pitches and Presentations

OVERVIEW

Case studies, examples, role models...we often learn better from seeing what others have done, how they responded to setbacks, and how they improved their outcomes.

Join us as we kick off "Feedback Fridays" on the last day of The Houston Innovation/Impact Summit, evolving our Founders Forum to include and invite all who are working on communicating their value propositions to present their offers and get advice from local experts on how to improve their pitches.

 

Featured Startups

Zently Workplace www.zentlyworkplace.com

We believe that when we as humans feel better we create better. Zently workplace is changing the way feel and work to create better daily routines, to create better connection in and out of the workplace, and to create better ideas through mindfulness-based leadership tools and social impact driven engagement. We believe the practice of getting present enhances positivity, productivity, and community in the workplace empowering innovation and creating leaders driving impactful change! Presence Empowers Innovation

Our new app allows the mindful leadership tools and program to be easily accessed and integrated into daily life while creating an opportunity for corporate social impact. As the employee engages more with the content on a daily basis the more money is earned towards chosen charities. Feel good, do good, and create good!

 

Just Add Beats www.justaddbeats.com

At Just Add Beats, we help kids in historically underserved and overlooked communities in grades 2-12 build important 21st-Century Skills like collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking through our project-based learning after school programs and internships in beat making, podcasting, and sound design. Our goal is to build the next generation of collaborative and resilient creatives.

 

AmazingBond www.amazing-bond.com

Amazing Bond is changing what it means to be a senior needing care and what it means to be a caregiver to those seniors. We deliver proven results every time, providing therapeutic art, breathing techniques, tai chi and chair yoga classes for seniors, leaving them feeling better. Amazing Bond teaches self-care practices and gentle yoga that replenishes the energy and vitality of caregivers, giving them the support they need, leaving them better able to care for themselves and their seniors. Amazing Bond has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Foundation, YMCA and Silver Sneakers, Dementia Houston and Enactus UH. In 2020, when Covid-19 hit, Amazing Bond’s programs were paused so we pivoted, creating online services for seniors and caregivers. We created Senior Connect, a project that has volunteers connect weekly with seniors who are isolated. The University of Houston’s business group Enactus chose Senior Connect as their fall semester project and the program is a success, leaving both seniors and volunteers fulfilled and giving them all rich conversations to look forward to each week.

 

Trendy Seconds www.trendyseconds.com/

Trendy Seconds is a website that aggregates the secondhand clothing space, where you can browse curated results according to your preferences, mix & match pieces, get recommendations to complete your look and pay for everything in one transaction.

 

Guest Mentor

Brandry Guidry (Board Member, Impact Hub Houston)

Brandy Guidry is an entrepreneur, STEAM advocate, and consultant. As an independent consultant, she supports startups, established businesses, investment and private equity firms, and non-profits. Her consultant services assist with Product Lifecycle, pivot, and growth opportunities. Brandy is a fourth-generation female business owner who comes from a long line of entrepreneurs. Her consulting industry experience includes education, NDT, SaaS, energy, chemical, consumer products, IoT, food and restaurant, and retail. Prior to consulting, she held multiple leadership roles within Engineering and Business Operations for the Department of Defense and GE. She has led and/or assisted in the development of over 100 products and driven annual P&L savings between $18.5-45 M. In addition, Brandy has been featured in Worldwide Who's Who Branding, Women of Distinction, Madame Noire, Rigzone, and First Colony Neighbors.

 

*If you would like to be a future presenter and get expert feedback on your pitch, please let us know!*

 

Entrepreneurs, Investors, Innovators & Changemakers: Join us for more #THIS2020 Events! See the full calendar of 35+ *virtual* talks, panels, hackathons and more at https://thehoustonimpactsummit.com/

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