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.  




Detecting Asteroids (U of H)

October 21, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

University of Houston
Krost Hall, KH-Building 539
Houston, TX 77204

Free to the Public, afternoon event -- Former Astronauts Rusty Schweickart and Ed Lu talking about Detecting Asteroids on a Collision Course for Earth

Detecting Asteroids on a Collision Course with Earth

October 21, 2015
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Hess Club
5430 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX

Former Houston NASA Astronauts Rusty Schweickart and Ed Lu will discuss what can be done to detect dangerous asteroids




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 Advances in Energy Storage and Cost Effective Large Scale Batteries 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 recent Flagship Programs

  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.