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2018 HYPE Impact Awards
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Thursday November 8th, 2018 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
About HYPE Impact Awards Series

The annual HYPE Impact Awards recognizes Houston young professionals and entrepreneurs for their contributions to our community.

Event Details

The Greater Houston Partnership, through its Houston Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs (HYPE) program, is pleased to announce that the HYPE Impact Awards will be on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Join us to recognize and reward young professionals and entrepreneurs for their contributions to our community. The HYPE Impact Awards are presented to outstanding young leaders who strive for excellence and have achieved innovative, business-savvy and ground-breaking ideas.

Houston businessman, talent manager and record label owner Mathew Knowles will provide the keynote address for this year's event. 

Startup Superstar Finalists
Andria Balogh, STEM-E Youth Career Development Program
Brittany Barreto, Pheramor Inc. 
Victoria Chen, Bridge-Year

Emerging Leader Finalists
Naomi Bhappu Irani, Accenture
Lawson Gow, The Cannon
Gibson Hall, Home Depot

Business Leader Finalists
Pierce Bush, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Micah Guynes, i45 Signs, Inc. 
Ashley Small, Medley, Inc. 

Keynote: Mathew Knowles, Founder of Music World Entertainment (MWE) 
Moderator: Brandi Smith, KHOU 11

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018 I 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
Where: Partnership Tower I 701 Avenida de las Americas, Suite 900, Houston, TX 77010
Cost: $30
Attire: Business Casual is recommended

Questions? Contact Sara Berner Roberts, Programs Coordinator, at

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Terry Leibowitz, Sponsorship Manager, at or 713-844-3644


November 8, 2018 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Impact Presenting Sponsor
2020 Annual Premier Sponsor
2020 Annual Supporting Sponsor
2020 Impact Award Presenting Sponsor