Grace Rodriguez helps do-gooders do greater. The new CEO/Executive Director of Impact Hub Houston, she has cultivated over two decades of experience working with brands, government, technology startups, nonprofit organizations, design firms, creative entrepreneurs, a venture capital fund and TED into a curious career of brand+business strategy, innovation consulting and community development.
Grace is passionate about community and innovation. She serves Houston as an Advisor at the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute Accelerator (TMCx); as Co-Founder of Station Houston; as a founding member of the Mayor’s Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee; as Co-Founder of C2 Create, Houston’s first non-profit creative accelerator; as a Curator for TEDxHouston and as a serial board member, volunteer, speaker and educator for local nonprofits, including Writers In The Schools (WITS) and Houston Public Media. Her work has been recognized with the Texas Statesman Social Media Award, the Pegasus Award of Distinction for "Destination Houston" (Producer), and Houston Press “Best New Magazine” for Rice Addict (Editor).
To stay creative, she crafts interactive experiences that transform technology, social media, data and design into meaningful interactive experiences that connect with, delight, and inspire audiences.
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