Michelle Lenzen
Michelle Lenzen
Michelle stumbled upon the crazy world of entrepreneurship at the University of Illinois, where she worked for the Technology Entrepreneur Center. After hanging out with some U of I alums in San Francisco, she finally understood what this “Silicon Valley” talk was all about. Just like that, Michelle was smitten with the startup world. She spent some time this summer in Chicagoland exploring the depths of the buzzing startup scene before doing a boot-scootin’ boogie down to Texas. Stay tuned on her new adventures in Houston, as she dives into entrepreneurship in America’s next biggest city.


SURGE Day 2013: Energy, Innovation And Houston

HOUSTON, TEXAS—On May 22nd, over 500 people packed the House of Blues to finally see the 12 graduating teams from the SURGE Accelerator Program. With SURGE being the only early stage seed accelerator in the...  [Read More]

City Of Houston’s Open Innovation Hackathon

HOUSTON, TEXAS — Something revolutionary happened this weekend: the City of Houston stopped complaining about their problems. From traffic, parking and bike transportation issues to regulations and confusing online databases, city officials and citizens came...  [Read More]

Michelle From Houston: How To Explain Startups To An Outsider

I found the startup community at the University of Illinois and never looked back. When I moved out of the thriving Chicago ecosystem and two-stepped down to Houston, Texas, I tried explaining the significance of...  [Read More]