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Get to know the speakers.


Jon Lambert

Chief Executive Officer

Jon brings over 30 years of professional experience and organizational and operational leadership across the public and private sector.


Timmeko Moore Love

General Manager and Senior Vice President

Timmeko Moore Love leads Greentown Houston as Greentown Labs’ first-ever Houston General Manager and Senior Vice President.

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Robert Pieroni

Director of Italian Business Development

For gener8tor, a renowned venture capital firm.

Robert has established a remarkable track record in
developing initiatives that bridge the gaps between various stakeholders in the entrepreneurial landscape.


Jane Stricker

SVP and Executive Director

Jane has responsibility for the Partnership’s effort to leverage Houston’s energy leadership to accelerate the transition to an energy abundant, low-carbon future.


Mike Tauiliili Brown

Founder and Chief Visionary Officer 

Win-Win, a venture backed startup behind the Compete-2-Earn technology that enables fans to compete in fun mobile games and earn blockchain based badges.


William Schlitz

Chief Operating Officer

William brings 30 years of expertise in public and media relations, community engagement, and legislative advocacy.


Bailey Kinney

Executive Director of Lemonade Day Houston

Bailey's 27 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and business ownership has prepared her to organize, promote, and host events for the Lemonade Day youth entrepreneurship program.


Jonah Margulis

Head of N.A., Aker Carbon Capture

 Mr. Margulis joined Aker Carbon Capture in February 2023 and has significant leadership experience from his roles spanning nearly a decade within the Aker group.


Samantha Colletti

Managing Director for Silicon Valley Bank

Samantha has spent her whole career in the financial services and banking industry covering venture capital, private equity, technology and innovation.


Brannon Albritton

JP Morgan

Brannon has been with J.P. Morgan since 2011 and is an Executive Director in the Technology & Disruptive Commerce team, where he specializes in providing

banking solutions.


Al Ware

Founder & CEO of VoxBox

Within just one year, his exceptional strategy and dedication transformed VoxBox into a design powerhouse, renowned for its innovative approach and exceptional design acumen.


Robert Johnson

Business Advisor II at the Ft. Bend County SBDC

Robert spearheads transformative initiatives including the SBIR/STTR Task Force and Entrepreneurship 101, focusing on empowering underserved communities and university students.


Jordyn Wright

Founder and CEO of J. Brielle Handmade Goods

Jordyn passionately utilizes her platform to inspire and
empower youth like her to pursue their interests through social entrepreneurship.


Israel Wilson

Leading Beauty Walker Studios, he empowers indigenous artists to monetize their crafts, merging technology with cultural expression. 

Expert in Emerging Technologies


Darren Smith

Co-founder and COO of Tradeblock

Tradeblock is the #1 barter-based social marketplace for sneakers.


Nate Thompson

Co-Founder of HTX Sports Tech

Nate provides advisory services for professional sports organizations, venture capital firms, accelerators, and consulting agencies, seamlessly connecting innovative tech solutions with strategic growth objectives.

Bryan Luhn

Interim Director of Media Relations for the UH

Bryan is an accomplished storyteller and communicator whose work has been honored by national press and industry organizations, including a Murrow Award and several Emmy Awards.


Julie Russ

Director of Retail Experience at Third Coast Bank

With over twenty-five years of experience, she leads the branch network including 16 branch locations, the service center, and online banking.

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Andy Roehr

Managing Director 

Andy focuses on the Energy Transition where he helps companies develop and execute their energy strategies with everything from hydrogen to small modular reactors and fleet fuel transitions.

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Michelle Avalos

Co-Founder of Impact Hub Houston

Michelle is passionate about economic equity and helping people find Decent Work to achieve Economic Growth. She empowers change makers to transform their vision into action for good.

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Bill Bobbora

Chief Banking Officer

With over 30 years of corporate finance experience, Mr. Bobbora’s expertise is centered around building middle market corporate banking platforms and the bank’s overall growth strategy.



Seasoned Tech and Management Professional