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March 6th, 2020 by Emily Messenger

Blog: Minimum Viable Party

Minimum Viable Party Consider planning a wedding. An impossible task of delivering a grand, completely personal event for all sorts of guests at a minimal cost. At first, my fiance and I were freaking out because we heard that wedding planning is full of hidden costs and impossible expectations. But then the light bulb went […]

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January 13th, 2020 by Emily Messenger

Blog: What’s on the Menu? Lean Startup

What’s on the Menu?  Lean Startup It was one of those toasty, 95-degree evenings in late September in Houston, and we were clinking our craft cocktails to a full house at ChòpnBlọk’s latest pop up concept – the fifth restaurant takeover in his series. I don’t know what was hotter… outside, the vibe, or the […]

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December 6th, 2019 by Emily Messenger

Blog: Slice of Life: Observational Comedy & Design Research

Slice of Life: Observational Comedy & Design Research Designers and comedians both slice life with atypical angles. Comedians do a much better job of engaging broad audiences with their insights. How might designers better communicate their research? In my view, by taking a note from the best design thinking lecture I’ve attended. “Is this a […]

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November 11th, 2019 by Caitlin Bolanos

Blog: Houston Isn’t Silicon Valley and That’s a Good Thing

Houston Isn’t Silicon Valley and That’s a Good Thing As WeWork’s fall from grace continues to dominate the headlines and we monitor the slew of layoffs and dipping share prices afflicting this year’s Silicon Valley darlings, we reflect on Houston’s own startup ecosystem. How are Houston startups and investors similar to and different from Silicon […]

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