Founded in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Entrepreneurs for Houston (E4H) is a dedicated effort to drive growth and opportunity in Houston’s entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation communities. E4H was founded by five Houston-based organizations: Alice, Mercury Fund, Sketch City, Station Houston, Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute. Together, these organizations launched a movement that we hope will continue well into the future of Houston.
The initial focus of E4H was to direct financial support to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund set up by Mayor Sylvester Turner and County Judge Ed Emmett. This endeavor has achieved tremendous success, as E4H’s outreach efforts have encouraged entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives and organizations to donate over $27 million to the Harvey Relief Fund.
Now, E4H has launched its own Fund, with the mission of supporting the entrepreneurial and civic technology initiatives led by Sketch City, Station Houston, Alice, the Texas Medical Center, and other organizations, that will restore and sustain Houston’s economy. E4H seeks to raise $10 million to aid in the recovery and rebuilding of Houston over the weeks, months, and years ahead. With these resources, we will work side-by-side with the City of Houston and the Mayor's office to overcome the obstacles resulting from Hurricane Harvey and offer disaster preparation and recovery solutions to other communities in need. Houston is a city of dreamers and doers. From pioneering medical breakthroughs to putting footsteps on the moon, we face challenges head-on and accomplish the seemingly impossible. The road to recovery will be long, but through the power of collaboration and innovation, we will restore Houston and chart the course on disaster response and relief for other cities around the world.