Energy Tech Nexus

An Energy & Carbontech founder community
Register to learn more
- Accelerated access to resources
- Exclusive partner benefits
- Resource Discounts
- Exclusive Founder Events
- Fundraising advising & investor recommendations
- Nember Network
Our Guiding Principles
- Creating authentic connectivity
- Saving founders time
- Reducing barriers to critical resources
- Transforming the founders journey through shared experience
Looking for Space for you and your team? 

We have a network of co-working and office options for you around Houston.

Are you building a THUNDERLIZARD?

In Houston we are building thunderlizards, not unicorns. A thunderlizard is a massive company that emerges from the blending of the old and the new.  

There is no such thing as a small energy company, and those born in Houston will shake the very ground where they emerge.

Our Mission

To foster authentic connectivity within Houston's energy and carbontech ecosystem, empowering founders to grow personally and professionally, thereby driving business growth and accelerating the transition to a decarbonized future

Why join the Nexus?

For Founders By Founders

Energy Tech Nexus, a community built by founders for founders, fosters innovation leadership. It propels founders on a growth journey, enhancing their startups and expanding funding avenues. Central to this community is founder-to-founder networking, encouraging rich knowledge exchange and mutual support. This collective strength allows founders to advance personally and professionally, equipping them to develop thunderlizards—the massive startups that will decarbonize our world.

For energy & carbontech

The Energy Tech Nexus is tailored to the needs of energy and decarbonization founders; we uniquely understand the  challenges of building capital intensive, deep tech innovation businesses. We provides specialized resources and expert guidance, essential for navigating these complex, resource-heavy sectors.

Connectivity between decarbonization wildcatters

Fostering genuine bonds among carbontech founders through activities like CEO roundtables, investment workshops, team coaching, and retreats. Amidst today's unique conditions and the surge in carbontech ventures, this community exists to share the best thunderlizard building practices.

Creating connectivity with space

Located in downtown Houston, the Nexus's is based out of the Esperson Startup Village, where we engage with a vibrant hub for connection and interaction. By creating density in the center of the energy capital of the world, it fosters a dynamic environment where founders can engage, collaborate, and drive innovation.

A membership for every stage of the journey

Stay plugged in with the carbontech ecosystem
Network, learn, and learn from experts
Build your business

Engage with other funded founders

Always Free
DowngradeSlack Only
$15/mo for slack access
Approval Required
Approval Required
Approval Required


Advanced resource guide including discount directory
Accelerated Resource  Connection
Member only discounts
Work in Progress
Entrepreneur in residence
Investor in residence
Investor Office Hours
Strategic Partner Engagements
SME Network project engagements
Work in Progress
On call Coaching from Managing Patner


Founders & Funders Fusion
Power Pitch Practice
Community Slack
$15 / Mo
Fireside Chat
$ / event
Women Leaders in Energy Network
$ / event
Member Networking
Member Profile
Quarterly Town Hall
Activation Dinner
Work in Progress
$ / event
$ / event
Member Community Portal
Work in Progress
Incl. References, Chat, Boards
Android & iOS App
Work in Progress
Quarterly Deployment Symposium
Work in Progress
Funded Founders Lunch
Work in Progress
Founder Retreat
$ / retreat

Startup Village, co-working and offices (808 Travis Street, Houston TX)

Drop in / Day
$50 / Day Value
Flex Desk
Single (1x) complementary
$275 / Mo Value
Parking Included
Dedicated Desk
Single (1x) complementary
$450 / Mo Value
Parking Included
Dedicated Offices
Can seat 4x
$1,250 / Mo Value
Starting at +$1,200 / Mo
Offices can seat x4
Bundle Discount, inquire
Starting at +$1,050 / Mo
Offices can seat x4
Bundle Discount, inquire
Starting at $900 / Mo
Offices can seat x4
Bundle Discount, inquire
Complementary Parking
Requires office or co-working registration
$200 / Mo Value
Drop-in network privileges
Requires office or co-working registration
$200 / Mo Value

Qualifications for membership

Application Required
Executive Summary Submission
Peer Nomination
Minimum Funds Raised
Minimum FTEs
Carbontech Screening

Easy Termination

We’re confident in our ability to deliver value, and memberships can be downgraded or upgraded at any time prior to term ending (monthly or annually) for no cost.