We would like to announce that we have sold the START building in East Downtown and moved our signature Demo Day event to Station Houston.
Five years ago on June 12, 2012 we created START with the goal to bring together Houston’s distributed tech community to create density. When suit and tie in corporate settings was the norm, we showed it was okay to wear shorts and meet investors in a warehouse. When paid events was the norm, we showed how free events created magic with collisions of designers, developers, investors to form startups. We enjoyed gathering around our Beertub and hearing stories of many corporate denizens eager to break out of their cubes and conquer the world with their dreamy ideas. Our Shark Tank inspired Demo Days brought forward over 500 startups from places like Vancouver and Boston and founders as young as 15. Some even made it to actual show itself and got funded by the sharks!
We would like to thank you for being an incredible community, supportive of our efforts to put Houston on the map. Thank you to an amazing roster of judges who volunteered to mentor startups every 4th Wednesday for 5 years, without you none of the Demo Days would have been possible. Thank you to all our members, investors and amazing startups that pitched at our events. We look forward to continuing the Demo Day tradition in collaboration with an incredible team at Station.
We look forward to continuing with our mission to put Houston on the tech map with other ventures. You will hear more from us soon on our future plans.
Gaurav & Apurva