Houston Entrepreneurs' Forum

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The Houston Entrepreneurs' Forum was organized in 1985 to promote entrepreneurship among its members as well as the general public. It meets for breakfast the last Tuesday of each month. It provides an excellent opportunity to listen to a successful entrepreneur share their experiences and to network with individuals interested in entrepreneurship.

Upcoming Speakers

Bill BragmanTuesday, February 27, 2018
The Houston Entrepreneurs' Forum is pleased to announce Bill Bragman, President and Founder of YakGear will be our guest speaker on February 27, 2018. Like some of the best things in life, YakGear began with a little innovation and open water. Bill Bragman, an avid fisherman and curious inventor, often tinkered with ways to improve his kayak experience. When he happened across two seemingly simple designs - leashes for paddles and fishing poles - friends took notice, and he knew he was on to something. Bill refined his idea and, in 2006, made the products available to the public under the name Reel Deals. Word got out and, as the company grew, so did its offerings. In November 2007, with 20 items to its name and a new name, YakGear made its official debut as the original 'yak accessory company. As Steve Harvey put it, "You have to make a jump" and after long road trips, lots of meetings, the company began to take shape. Jump forward 10 years, and the company - a crew of 16 full-time team members - offers more than 350 quality products, distributed to over 1000 accounts worldwide out of their warehouse in North Houston. Whether it was 2006 or even 2017, it has been about "keeping the plates spinning". Today's YakGear might be larger than when it first set out, but the leaders' beliefs still hold true. At its heart, YakGear believes in living life on the water, and in quality equipment that elevates a good afternoon of fishing to something great. With a wide range of available rigging and accessories - and new products in development all the time - YakGear aims to help paddle sport enthusiasts take to the water on their own terms. Your Yak. Your rules.


Membership is $40.00 a year. Membership allows you to receive monthly notices of the meetings and a discount on breakfast.

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