While we all try and adjust to this new way of life, The Ion will continue to be a resource to our entrepreneurial community the best way we know how, by connecting our community and providing you with opportunities that you need to be resilient during these unstable times. Houstonians are resilient and we will get through this as we do with every other challenge that comes our way. I want to thank each and every one of you for continuing to help one another and your continued support of The Ion! We hope this page serves you well and we promise to keep you all up to date on everything innovation taking place in our community!
Gaby Rowe, Executive Director of The Ion
Support the Ion’s relief efforts with the City of Houston, Projects-Matter, TXRX, and others to make urgently needed personal protective equipment.
Closing the Digital Gap Call to Action: The Ion Smart and Resilient Cities Accelerator has launched a call to action for distance learning and online education-related technologies, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to source as many applicable startups as we can, provide them with support, a community, and introductions to decision-makers in Houston who are solving these challenges.
We've done a round-up of some of the most useful resources and articles for startups to use during the COVID-19 crisis.
- OpenAI CEO offers funding for startups tackling coronavirus
- To slow the coronavirus in Houston, we should ‘hunker down’ and hope for a controlled crash landing
- Internship Program How-to
- Houston entrepreneur shares communication tips for today's coronavirus environment
- COVID-19: Implications for business
- Leadership in a crisis: Responding to the coronavirus outbreak and future challenges
- Meet PandemicTech: A 4-Year-Old Virtual Incubator Confronting Infectious Disease Threats
- Feasibility of controlling COVID-19 outbreaks by isolation of cases and contacts
- Psychology of a Crisis
- How Coronavirus Could Impact Startup Funding | CB Insights Research
- Free COVID-19 Testing in Houston- details
- Houston tech community answers the call for medical equipment amid coronavirus-caused shortages
- How Hurricane Harvey Prepared Houston for the Coronavirus - Texas Monthly
- 28 Moves to Survive (& Thrive) in a Downturn
- Online Resources and Paycheck Protection for Small Businesses During Coronavirus - SalesForce
- Small Business Administration: The SBA is providing small business guidance & loan resources. Click here for more info.!
- Greater Houston Partnership - An awesome source for current COVID-19 related data in the city
- SBA: Webinars this week for Houston area businesses affected by COVID-19
- US Chamber: Resources to assist small businesses
- TxRx Manufactures Protective Medical Equipment
- Legacy Community Health Opens Four Satellite Clinics to Test for Coronavirus/COVID-19!
- CentralHouston.org - COVID-19 Resources
Tools, Workshops, Virtual Programs
- Hackaday: Ultimate Medical Hackathon- How fast can we design and deploy an open source ventilator?
- Omflow - Social Distancing Doesn't Need to Mean Socially Disconnecting.
- Alice: COVID-19 Business Resource Center
- COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator
- COVID-19 Tracking Tool
10 Minutes of Tech Gab with Gaby