If you are interested in following the growth of the Houston tech economy and conducting vital research to influence policy programs and initiatives to accelerate the growth of the ecosystem, then keep reading.
The role you'll play:
As an MBA intern at HX you will be given the opportunity to produce actionable insights into the emerging technologies and the market trends of tomorrow. In this role you will help influence city-wide programming, policy, and initiatives to accelerate the growth of our ecosystem.
Encouraged to apply: Candidates with startup experience or those who exhibit a hunger to learn and grow their domain knowledge. Brownie points for candidates with experience (tangentially or otherwise) in Venture Capital.
About the Team:
Working on Product and Research efforts at Houston Exponential is like having a front row seat to the future of Houston. There is no team quite like ours anywhere, inside or outside of tech. It's a unique opportunity to both work at an agile, exciting startup and spend your day analyzing the technologies, startups, funding data and market trends of tomorrow in the local Houston landscape. To do so, you will have full access to millions of data points across multiple platforms and put in front of the entrepreneurs driving the economy forward. You will be surrounded by some of the most curious and driven people you will ever meet and held up to the highest standards every day. Our team members come from backgrounds as diverse as VC, consulting, economic development, product management, and medical research. Each member of the team has a voice in the development of strategic initiatives and are encouraged to do so!
Houston Exponential works with strategic committees of academic, corporate, startup, and government leaders to promote innovation in Houston. HX is looking for a data-driven self-starter to perform fundamental research that will power these strategic committees and initiatives. An ideal candidate works well in ambiguity, asks the right questions, and is comfortable with conducting both primary research as well as gathering and synthesizing data across various sources. Your findings and recommendations will prioritize initiatives and direct ecosystem level change in the Houston startup community.
Examples of what we've been able to accomplish in the last couple years: https://houstonexponential.org/committees/
Your main tasks:
Project 1: Startup Genome Analysis:
Project 2: HX Committee Research
What you bring to the table:
What Houston Exponential is All About:
Houston is at an inflection point – emerging as one of the nation’s key technology innovation hubs. Houston Exponential (“HX”) plays a pivotal role in that success. HX is an independent 501c3 nonprofit that works to accelerate the growth of Houston’s rapidly expanding technology innovation ecosystem.
We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply if your experience is close to what we are looking for.
Equal Opportunity Employer: HX is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.