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Impact Experience - Hurricane Harvey Entrepreneurial Response Pt. 2

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Dec 02 8:00AM - 6:00PM

On August 26, 2017 Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston, TX. The hurricanebrought with it, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and over the course of the next 5 days, morethan 52 inches of rain - topping the record for tropical cyclone rainfall in the US in the last 50years. The extensive flooding in the Houston area caused an 82 deaths anddisplaced approximately 39,000 people. It has been estimated that Harvey will cost the US over$190B, making it the most expensive storm in history, and exceeding Hurricane Katrina, whichdevastated the New Orleans area in 2005, by over $30B.

Our initial strategy session was held on September 23, 2017 in Austin, TX in which we brought togetherindustry leaders from disaster relief organizations, advertising executives, venture capitalists, technologyexperts, entrepreneurs and startup incubator experts, educators, community activists and thought leaders indiversity and inclusion. During this session we were able to clearly identify several high level areas of concernfor the communities of Houston as well as key areas of focus / potential solutions that can make a big impacton the post-Harvey landscape through entrepreneurial deployment.

The goal of our next session will be to build upon the strategies identified in the first Impact Experience, tobring together a specific set of investors,foundations, entrepreneurs and community leaders from the affected areas, to co-create solutions thatempower entrepreneurs and include their voice in the rebuilding of their communities.

We cordially invite participants from the initial strategy session, as well as new participants from the aforementioned sectors who are committed to seeing Houston rebuilt with an eye on equity, inclusion and sustainability. We hope you can join us!

Sincerely,

The Impact Experience Team

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