Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summit (IES) 2021


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As an Oil and Gas professional, you must always be prepared to navigate across a dynamic landscape of a risk-averse industry successfully. A critical component for success is to discover and implement innovation within your business, creating the potential to grow and survive under any market conditions. A complementary and necessary partner to innovation is entrepreneurship, where an existing or new business de-risks innovative solutions to disrupt and change markets on the road to commercializing new value for customers.

To realize the positive benefits of disruption and change in our industry, the SPE-Gulf Coast Section is proud to host our 3rd annual Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit in Houston. Our strategic theme this year is "Innovation for Impact!" and focuses upon enabling you to create and to deliver new value within our global Oil and Gas industry. The summit is your curated platform to exchange experiences and opportunities, connecting global Innovators and Investors, Technologists and Entrepreneurs, Subject-Matter Experts, and Corporate Leaders across an exclusive two-day experience.

Our program addresses your current and future markets and technologies, highlighting the innovation needs of Majors and Independents, showcasing new concepts and business solutions from diverse Start-Ups, and concluding with our interactive and competitive Shark-Tank event.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit is your premier opportunity to build connections and to pursue new solutions within the Oil and Gas industry.

Check out the program from the IES 2019 - IES 2019 Program

Here is the IES 2019 website -



IES Shark-Tank

If you are seeking Seed (≈ $1MM) or Series A (up to $10MM) venture financing in the next year, be sure to apply for the Shark-Tank by March 27, 2020. For more details and to apply, download the application here  Shark-Tank Application

IES 2018 Shark-Tank Success Story

We are very proud of the 2018 SPE Innovation and Entrepreneurship Symposium Shark Tank Participant, Interface Fluidics for making the January 2019 cover of JPT. Here is what Interface Fluidics’ Director, Market Development Kirstie Boyle says about participating in SPE IES

Being selected to participate in the SPE Innovation and Entrepreneurship Symposium was a great experience.  The exposure, coaching, and access to industry decision makers and investors was very valuable and has helped contribute to our most successful year to date.  Thank you to the organizers and volunteers of this important two-day event that brings industry innovators together.


Key Contacts


Organizers Sponsorship Shark-Tank

Tim Stephens

Rex Bomer

Stuart Coleman, Preshit Gawade,

Santo Petitto, Amanda Scott

Jose Ortega

Cooper Gill

Shark-Tank Committee Contact Info:

Location: Norris Conference Center, CityCentre
816 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 210
Houston , Texas 77024

Date: Feb. 24, 2021, midnight - Feb. 25, 2021, 11:59 p.m.