Welcome to MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas (Houston)

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas (Houston) was formed in 1984. We are one of 21 worldwide chapters associated with MIT and MIT Technology Review Magazine. Our members are leaders in their industries who dedicate their time and talent to support the Houston community with world-class Flagship Programs, to support Entrepreneurs, and to create great networking opportunities. In particular, we offer 7 Flagship Programs, 7 New Venture Clinics, and 3 Networking Socials per year.


Dec 18 -- MITEF/HX --Identifying Disruptive Technology and Supporting Entrepreneurs

December 18, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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Houston Technology Center
410 Pierce Street
Houston, TX 77002

Shell Game Changers, Shell Ventures, and University Interactions

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2018 Business Forecast Luncheon

January 08, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Federal Reserve Bank
1801 Allen Parkway
Houston, TX 77019

Examination of 2017 and Predictions for 2018

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Recent Videos and Announcements



Innovation in Education



April 26, 2017- Baker Institute/MITEF of Texas/Texas A&M Program on Innovations in Education at the Baker Institute at Rice University.  Speakers are:
George Abbey (Senior Fellow in Sapce Policy at the Baker Institute)
Dr. Neal Lane (Senior Fellow in Science and Technology Policy at the Baker Institute)
Dr. Heather Domjan (Interim Executive Director, STEM Center, Univ of Houston)
Dr. Bonnie Dunbar (former astronaut, Director  of the Insitute ofr Eng. Education and Innovation at Texas A&M)
The Honorable Ruben Hinojosa (Former US Representative, 15th Congressional District)
Sir James McDonald (Vice Chancellor, University of Strathclyde)
The Honoarble Rod Paige (Interim President, Jackson State Univerisity and former US Secretary of Education)
Dr. Richard Tapia (Professor and Director of the Richard Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity,, Rice University) 

Video of Innovations in Education Program 







Jan 11, 2017- The 2017 Economic Business Foecast Luncheon at the Federal lReserve with John Duca (VP from the Federal Reserve) and Boyd Nash-Stacey (Senior Economist from BBVA Compass) below:

1) John Duca Presentation-2017 
2) Boyd Nash-Stacey Presentation-2017



GRID to a high altitude nuclear blast
or a severe solar storm


November 9, 2016 - Videos of the lecture "Vulnerability of the US Electrical Grid to a Single High Altitude Nuclear Blasst (HEMP) or to a Severe Solar Storm" with Dr. William Radasky and Texas State Senator Bob Hall:

1) Lecture by Dr. William Radasky -- Technology of Electromagnetic Threats 
2) Lecture by Texas Senator Bob Hall -- Threat to Texas and the US
3) Introduction to Program on the Vulnerability of the Electrical Grid


The Future of Clean water


October 19, 2016 - Videos of Michael Bloom (Sustainability Practice Manager at RG Miller Engineering), Jonathan Pressdee (VP AECOM), Amanda Brock (CEO and Founder of Water Standard), Bill King (Former Mayor of Kemah), Michael Wong (Professor & Chairman of the Rice University Department of Chemical Engineering) discussing various aspects of the Future of Clean Water:

1) Introduction to Program on the Future of Clean Water 
2) Lecture by Jonathan Pressdee -- Sustainable Water for a Thirsty World 
3) Lecture by Amanda Brock -- Water: Balancing Competing Interests for a Limited Resource 
4) Lecture by Bill King -- Water Problems in the Houston Area
5) Lecture by Michael Wong -- Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment 
6) Panel Discussion on the Future of Clean Water, Moderated by Michael Bloom
7) Questions and Answers with the Audience 





Feb 9, 2016 - Mustang Engineering was created during the oil down turn in 1987 and grew to become a billion dollar company and the preminent deep water engineering firm in the world.  Bill Higgs describes their unique employee and customer oriented hard driving company culture was one of the keys to their success. 

1) Introduction  to the Mustang Story Program 
2) Creating and Growing Mustang Engineering with cofounder Bill Higgs   
3) Questions and Answers with Bill Higgs and the Audience









October 21, 2015 - Videos on the lecture "Detecting and Deflecting Asteroids on a Collision Course with Earth" with former Astronauts Rusty Schweickart and Ed Lu are available here:

1) Lecture by Rusty Schweickart and Ed Lu
2) Questions and answers with the Audience