Born Global Venture Lab

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Born Global Venture Lab

The best way to pitch is to build. Join us at Born Global Venture Lab to share your startup, ask for support, test ideas, and iterate.

By The Born Global Community

When and where

Date and time

January 18 · 6pm - December 20 · 7pm CST


Center for Science and Health Professions Center for Science and Health Professions Houston, TX 77006

About this event

Join us on Wednesday March 22nd, 6:00-7:30 pm to build startups together. Submit your startup to present via this form.

BORN GLOBAL VENTURE LAB is an entrepreneur-centered program for founders to showcase their startups, update their business progress, share their best practice with fellow founders, and seek feedback and resources from investors, experts, partners, and members of the Born Global Community.

Our goal is to help foreign-born and native-born founders with storytelling, problem-solving, product development, testing marketing, decision-making, talent acquisition, business development, and fundraising, etc.

This is NOT a pitch competition. There will NOT be judging or ranking. There WILL be interactive discussions. Entrepreneurs will share their stories, ask for support, test ideas, and iterate for optimized growth, powered by collective intelligence from the community.

Please fill out this application form if you'd like to present your startup, and our team will reach out to make the arrangement with logistics details. We will do our best to accommodate, but we cannot guarantee everyone gets a slot at the next event given the time limit.

Special thanks to our community partners:

University of St. Thomas

Founded in 1947 by the Basilian Fathers, the University remains Houston’s first and only Catholic university. The University of St. Thomas, dedicated to educating leaders of faith and character, is committed to the religious, ethical and intellectual traditions of Catholic higher education and welcomes students of all faiths.


SBA Houston District office provides help with SBA services including funding programs, counseling, federal contracting certifications, and disaster recovery. We can also connect you to our partner organizations, lenders, and other community groups that help small businesses succeed. The Houston District Office services 32 counties in southeastern Texas.


SCORE, the nation’s largest network of free, expert business mentors, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.


The Houston Center SBDC is a business advising and training center of the University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network serving 32 counties in Southeast Texas. The SBDC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Houston Center SBDC at (713) 752-8488 for accommodations.

Impact Hub Houston

Impact Hub Houston is a locally rooted, globally connected 501c3 nonprofit working to make Houston a role model for how the world solves its most pressing issues. We champion inclusive, impact-driven innovation, providing spaces and programs that inspire, connect, and empower people who are working to solve real-world problems, especially those outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and those that directly impact diverse underserved, under-resourced and overlooked communities.

Women in AI

We are a Global community of women experts and influencers of women in AI. Our goal is to close the gender gap in the field of Artificial Intelligence by empowering women and raising awareness about gender diversity in AI.

Born Global Community

Born Global Community is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to propel diverse entrepreneurs and investors with a global mindset and to interconnect local and international innovation ecosystems. We are committed to cultivating the galaxy of global innovation by starting and growing businesses and investment through educational programs, support systems, media content, and network expansion.

Born Global Studio

We partner with the world’s most talented innovators to conceive, design, develop, validate, launch, and grow human-centered and data-driven software startups targeting the global market. Through our venture studio model, we build software startups more rapidly and effectively, at a lower cost with a stronger team and a higher likelihood of success, with maximized capital efficiency.

Born Global Ventures

Born Global Ventures is an investment firm focusing on early-stage globally scalable tech startups led by resilient immigrant/foreign-born founders reshaping the world. We provide financial capital, intellectual capital, human capital, and social capital through the combination of the Born Global Fund (VC fund), the Born Global Studio (venture builder), and the Born Global Community (501c3 nonprofit).

Here's the Google Map for the Center for Science and Health Professions:

You can either park on the street or at the visitor Lot S

Parking Lot Address: 1004 Branard St, Houston, TX 77006

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About the organizer

The Born Global Community is a 501c3 nonprofit organization in formation on a mission to propel diverse entrepreneurs and investors with a global mindset and to interconnect local and international innovation ecosystems.

We are committed to cultivating the galaxy of global innovation with a focus on startup development, venture investing, network expansion and digital media through thought leadership, educational programs, and community building.