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TDS 2018

Investor Office Hours (by invitation)
Wednesday - December 5, 2018

Texas Digital Summit
Thursday – December 6, 2018
8AM - 6PM

Presenters applications open
Aug. 1, 2018

Rice Alliance + Station Houston

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Texas Digital Summit 2018

Digital technology is unlocking new business models and transforming how industries operate and how people work. To build on this momentum and its alignment with Houston’s strengths, Station Houston and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship are partnering to connect the most promising tech startups with corporations and investors seeking transformative innovation and digital strategies. Texas digital summit is the leading conference for industrial innovation, bringing together experts in AI, automation, blockchain, and the connected worker. For two days, representatives from Industrial and Technology companies will discuss transformative technology and how it will affect Texas companies.

Why this matters?
Texas is where industry leaders, innovators and technologists converge to form the next wave of digital transformation across the industrial spectrum. The summit brings capital, customers and startups to one location to address the challenges of the future.


I want to connect with investors and customers

Corporate Innovation

I want to connect with startups and investors


I want to connect to startups


I'd like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Startup Pitch Tracks

The 2018 Texas Digital Summit will feature two Startup Pitch Tracks.

Angel Track

  • Pre-seed or seeking initial funding or seed extension
  • Have evidence of customer traction
  • Seeking to connect with customers

Venture Capital Track

  • Seeking A or B rounds
  • Annual Recurring revenue of $500k or greater
  • Seeking to connect with customers

Who should Apply to Present?

Startups focused on…

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Augmented/Virtual Reality
Augmented / Virtual Reality (VR)
Business-to-Business (B2B)
Business-to-Business (B2B)
Big Data / Analytics
Big Data / Analytics
Cyber Security
Cyber Security
Enterprise Software / SaaS
Enterprise Software / SaaS
Internet of Things (IoT)
Internet of Things (IoT)


Investor Office Hours (Invite Only)

Wednesday - December 5th, 2018
2PM - 5:30PM
Station Houston

Texas Digital Summit

Thursday - December 6th, 2018
8AM - 6PM
Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

  • 8:00 - 9:00 AM - Registration

  • 9:00 - 9:15 AM - Welcoming Remarks

    Brad Burke, Managing Director, Rice Alliance
    John (JR) Reale, Co-Founder and CEO, Station Houston

  • 9:15 - 9:45 AM - Morning Keynote Speaker

  • 9:45 –10:30 AM - Company Pitches

  • 10:30 – 11:00 AM - Networking Break

  • 11:00 – NOON - Company Pitches

  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM - Lunch and Networking

  • 1:00 – 1:30 PM - Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Keynote

  • 1:30 – 2:20 PM - Company Pitches

  • 2:20 – 2:50 PM - Networking Break

  • 2:50 – 3:30 PM - Company Pitches

  • 3:30 – 4:00 PM - Accelerators, Angels, and VCs Panel

  • 4:00 – 4:30 PM - Closing Keynote

  • 4:30 – 4:40 PM - Awards Recognition – Most Promising Companies

  • 4:45 – 6:00 PM - Company Showcase and Networking Reception


Rice Alliance + Station Houston

Texas Community Partners