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.  




MITEF Networking Social at the Fine Arts Museum, Houston

December 03, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

It's the chance for investors, entrepreneurs, business people, and technology types with an entrepreneurial spirit to relax, meet, and mingle


2016 Business Forecast Luncheon

January 13, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Federal Reserve Bank
1801 Allen Parkway
Houston, TX 77019

A look back at 2015 and a forecast of 2016.  Last years program was sold out  in December so register early.



Announcements & Recent Videos


The video of the program "Detecting and Deflecting Asteroids on a Collision Course with Earth"  will be available end of  November.  Click here to see Russ Capper's Businesss Maker's Radio show video interview of Rusty Schweickart to get an overview of what the program was about. 


Former Houston NASA Astronauts Rusty Schweickart and Ed Lu  gave an amazing talk about what can be done to detect deflect dangerous asteroids on a Collision Course with Earth.  The technical issues are quite straight forward and doable.  The GeoPolitical issues are daunting.


Videos of the April 28 MITEF/BioHouston Flagship Program on the Advances in DNA Testing and the Impact on Genealogy and Anthropology are now available:

1) Bennett Greenspan discussing the Technology

2) Russ Capper Interviewing Bennett Greenspan, the founder of Family Tree DNA

3) Bennett Greenspan answering questions from the audience


MIT Professor Donald Sadoway was fantastic.  The video of the February 18th program on Development of a Revolutionary Liquid Metal Battery for Storing Electricity on the Grid is available now:




On Jan 13, the 2015 Business Forecast Luncheon was sold out but you can see the slides from the presentations at the below links:

1) Anthony Murphy, Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve -- Presentation-Murphy

2) Boyd Nash-Stacey, Senior Economist at BBVA Compass -- Presentation-Nash-Stacey


In case you missed Mark Finley's comprehesive and informative presentation on the BP Energy Outlook of the World through 2035  at the October 8 MITEF Flagship, you can read the BP Report at






  Videos of the Nov 12 Flagship Program on "Advances in Modeling Weather and Climate" with a panel of world class experts are available at the following links:

1)  Part 1  -- Introductions
2)  Part 2 -- Overiew by John Nielsen-Gammon
3)  Part 3 -- The improving accuracy of weather predictions --  Istvan Szunyough
4)  Part 4 -- Effects of the ocean on weather and climate modeling -- Ramalingnam Saravanan
5)  Part 5 -- Effects of land on predicting weather -- Robert Dickinson
6)  Part 6 -- Examing Climate change in the last 100,000 years and being able to predict  it -- Charles Jackson
7)  Part 7 -- Questions and Answers with the audience and the panel



In case you missed the  MITEF Flagship Program  "The Amazing Houston Success Story - Compaq Computer ...... Interview with Rod Canion"  you can now see the video of  Russ Capper interviewing Rod Canion at the below link.  The program and video taping were made possible and underwritten by Comcast Business.



 The MIT Enterprise Forum/Houston Methodist Research Institute Flagship Program on The Future of Regenerative Medicine -- Advances in Research and Commercialization on April 16 was fabulous.    Dr. John Cooke and  Dr. Appel from the Houston Methodist Research Institute assembled a fantastic panel of experts who gave a great overview of Regenerative Medicine.  The panel also addressed a wide variety of challenging questions from the audience.  You can view the video recording of the program  at  http://methodist.hendrikmvp.com/Media/Details/828 


  The MIT Enterprise Forum Flagship Program on BIG DATA on February 19, 2014 was sold out.  Below is a link to a video of Anthony Goldbloom's overview of the BIG DATA field and some of the new developments.  The program and video taping were made possible and underwritten by MRE Consulting.   



   In case you missed miss the  MITEF Flagship Program  "Visionaries of Social Entrepreneurship" which was broadcast on TV on December 27 at 7:30PM on Channel 8 TV in Houston,   a video of the TV broadcast is posted on our website at http://video.mitef.org/b6J6n/visionaries-of-social-entrepreneurship/ .  Thank you to our Foundation Event Sponsor, NRG Energy, for making this TV program possible.