Understanding Startup Culture

What makes one startup business succeed while many others fail? What can larger, mature companies learn from successful startups? How do entrepreneurs create companies that are passionate, agile, and innovative? What helps intrapreneurs create engaging subcultures among corporate red tape? A panel of experts will answer these questions and more as they discuss the power of cultivating a startup culture. They will explore what Houston businesses can do to attract great talent and engage them in meaningful work, reaping the rewards of an energetic startup culture.

On Thursday, October 5, from 5:30-7:30pm, a free networking event will be held downtown in Esperson at 808 Travis Street. Speakers include John Arenas, CEO of Serendipity Labs Coworking, Dean Strombom, Principle of Gensler architecture firm, and Matthew Hager, founder of digital agency Poetic Systems. Mike Bistline from turnstone will moderate the discussion. Registration and networking begin at 5:30 pm followed by the panel discussion and Q&A from 6:15-7:15pm. On-site parking garage and metered parking options are available. Uber rides or METRORail and METRO bus local transit choices are also encouraged. Light bites, drinks, and adult beverages from 8th Wonder Brewery via Morton’s, The Steakhouse will be provided. Required registration may be made through Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/2bwULBN.

Entrepreneurs and other business leaders will come away from the evening with fresh insights into startup culture and its impact on Houston businesses of all sizes. The event is hosted by Cameron Management, turnstone and McCoy-Rockford. “Cameron Management at Esperson is excited to welcome the startup community. Innovation is key to Esperson's redevelopment as evidenced in its partnership with Serendipity Labs designed by Gensler. Our goal is to attract collaborative, passionate leaders such as Poetic to this all-important downtown location.” states Dougal Cameron, President.


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Organizer turnstone

At turnstone, we believe space and culture are game-changing ingredients for companies young and old, large and small. That’s why we’re focused on helping entrepreneurs leverage their culture and their space to accelerate business results, and on helping intrapreneurs activate a sense of startup culture to do the same.


Wed, Oct. 5, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. US/Central


Esperson Building
808 Travis
Houston, TX 77002
United States