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Monday, October 3
 

10:00am

Galvanize Tour | 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Have you heard of Galvanize? We're the learning community for technology. Our campuses are home to an eclectic mix of entrepreneurs, skilled programmers, expert data scientists, and men and women motivated to make an impact. At Galvanize all the resources a startup needs to be successful are gathered under one roof in an integrated, collaborative community. Check out our 2nd Street campus and learn more about our national network during this group tour.

Additional tour available Tuesday from 10 - 11am. Feel free to reach out to jessica.cox@galvanize.com with any questions. 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers
avatar for Jessica Cox

Jessica Cox

Member & Student Success Manager, Galvanize Inc


Monday October 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

The People, Process and Plan for Risk Mitigation in Real Estate | 10:00 - 11:00 AM
This will be an educational & collaborative session where we discuss real estate strategy for startups, and how to best navigate Austin’s high-demand market, while being considerate of early stage budgets.  We will also touch on real estate fundamentals, and best practices to mitigate risk.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!    

Speakers
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Jay Austin

Office Tenant Rep, CBRE
avatar for Tim Donohue

Tim Donohue

Senior Associate, CBRE

Organizers

Monday October 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

The 5th Wave: From Paper Maps to Predictive Intelligence | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Join the Google Maps leadership team to learn more about current trends in maps and location intelligence.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP.
 If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five! 
 

Speakers
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Natascha Martens

Strategic Partner Manager, Google Maps, Google
avatar for Jay Remley

Jay Remley

Global Director, Google Maps
Jay Remley joined Google for Work in July 2010 and leads the global business team for Google Maps for Work. Jay’s team focuses on delivering and growing Google’s Maps & Location business, working with companies around the world to integrate Google Maps services and APIs into web and mobile applications. Prior to leading the Google Maps for Work sales team, Jay led the Google Offers team as well... Read More →

Organizers

Monday October 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

The Ideal Customer Archetype | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Do you ever wonder how top brands create irrational loyalty among their users? The world’s most profitable and well-known brands bond in highly emotional and compelling ways with the customers who are most likely to spend the most money with them.

Sol Marketing CEO and founder Deb Gabor leads this highly interactive workshop guiding attendees through identifying and profiling the customer who is most highly predictive of a startup’s success using the “Ideal Customer Archetype” methodology. Through the use of hands-on exercises, audiences learn to use this method to go beyond traditional demographic and firmographic profiles to hone in on behavioral and attitudinal attributes that enhance the climate of consideration for their brands and products.

Takeaways:

• Understanding the ideal customer archetype methodology
• Getting inside your customer’s head
• Segmenting and targeting customers
• Bonding emotionally with customers
• Becoming part of customers’ self concepts

During the session, Deb will guide audiences through the development of their company’s own ideal customer profile, which they can take with them to continue the customer targeting process for their companies.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!  

Speakers
avatar for Deb Gabor

Deb Gabor

CEO, Sol Marketing
Brand Dominatrix and Investor Pitch Whisperer Deb Gabor is founder of Sol Marketing and Investor Pitches.com and author of the bestselling book: Branding is Sex, Get Your Customer Laid and Sell the Hell Out of Anything. | In her capacity as Sol Marketing's strategic and spiritual leader, Deb has led brand strategy and research engagements for organizations ranging from international household names like Dell, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and NBC... Read More →


Monday October 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Intel Joule Lunch and Learn | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Intel is partnering with Capital Factory to introduce their brand new Intel Joule Platform. We're giving you an exclusive first look at how Intel Joule is changing the world of IoT with a high-end performance, large memory, and 4K video capabilities bringing human senses to IoT. 

Capital Factory and Intel are here to help get you started and on your way to becoming a pro with Intel Joule. Come learn more at the Intel Joule Lunch and Learn, and get ready to design faster, prototype easier, and invent more. We'll see you there! 

Organizers
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Capital Factory

Located right in the middle of downtown Austin, Capital Factory has stunning views of the Capitol building and 6th Street. Our space is the ultimate place for entrepreneurs to learn, work, and accelerate their companies. The 16th floor is an open floor plan with coworking, dedicated desks, meeting rooms, event space, a classroom and a fantastic break room. The 5th floor has private offices, dedicated desks, a game room, and a video recording... Read More →


Monday October 3, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Web Development: Let's Break It Down - Lunch Workshop | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Web Development: Let's Break It Down

Thinking of learning to code, but getting lost in the alphabet soup (AJAX, PHP, CSS, etc)? Whether you're interested in building your own web sites and applications, or looking to change careers, our class will introduce you to the world of web development (and programming in general).

We'll take a dive into specific programming languages, tools and real life examples. We'll also discuss what you need to get started as a web developer, as well as how you can break into this dynamic field.

Hosted by General Assembly 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers

Monday October 3, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
WeWork 600 Congress Ave, 14th Floor

12:00pm

Creating Connections with Confidence | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Networking is increasingly important in business, whether a job seeker or a business owner. Join us for an interactive workshop focusing on how to create authentic connections, approach new people with confidence, share your unique value, and follow-up with a positive impact. These tools will help you navigate Austin Startup Week with poise as you expand your professional network with ease. 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Hartings

Nicole Hartings

Career Services Manager, Galvanize
I recently moved to Austin from Phoenix because I love growing people and live music. Working at Galvanize in Austin was a perfect fit! I have 10+ years in leadership positions focused in higher education and technology. Ask me about how to create your professional brand, create a job search strategy or how to turn strangers into active supporters of your goals!


Monday October 3, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

Becoming the Perfect Team: How Improv Helps Startups Thrive | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Team dynamics make and break early-stage startups. But what if working together became your biggest competitive advantage?

In this session, we will unpack how to use the secrets of world-class improvisers to do more together, make decisions faster, and solve problems you thought were intractable. You will learn...

- The core principles for improv and how they work in startups.
- How to embrace conflict as a source for new ideas and trust-building.
- 3 mad-libs you can use to stop going in conversational circles.
- A super-simple framework for helping teammates get unstuck.

Whether you’re a team of 2 or 200, find out exactly how to work together unreasonably well.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
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Trevor Boehm

Cofounder, Assemble
Trevor cofounded Assemble, which coaches and facilitates conversations between teams at their inflection and stuck points. He is also a Venture Fellow at UnLtd USA. Trevor led the launch of Get Backed, a bestselling book on startup fundraising, has designed programs at the Acton School of Business, and was the founder of the e-commerce startup Penny.
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Reagan Pugh

College Completion Advisor, PelotonU
Reagan taught a leadership course at Texas State University, Trinity University, and San Angelo State. He was the chief storyteller at the innovation consulting firm Kalypso. He’s a Teach For America alumni and the Editor-In-Chief of Placeness, a literary journal about Austin and those who call it home.


Monday October 3, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Techstars 412 Congress Ave. #200

2:00pm

The Wonderful and Terrifying Implications of Machine Learning | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Machine learning has been rated as one the top 10 technology trends in 2016. The biggest technology companies like Google, Facebook, Uber and Amazon have already made huge investments to incorporating intelligence into their platforms. But why is there so much hype around it?

This session aims at informing the audience on:
1) What are some interesting problems that machine learning can help us solve?
2) Why should we be wary of the increasing power of machine learning?
3) How can we ensure that the changes affected by machine learning benefits everyone?

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!  

Speakers
avatar for Roshan Shetty

Roshan Shetty

Data Scientist, TenFold

Organizers

Monday October 3, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

CTAN Entrepreneurs Workshop | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Join CTAN for a special Austin Startup Week edition of its Entrepreneurs Workshop on Monday, October 3, from 2pm to 3:30pm at Galvanize, where you can learn about their funding process directly from CTAN investors, staff, and a portfolio company! This is a free event open to all entrepreneurs and is especially helpful to any startup preparing to apply to a CTAN funding cycle and/or pitch to angel investors.

During this event, active angel investors, a founder from a CTAN funded startup, and staff members will discuss the angel network’s funding process, share detailed info on what angels look for in a startup, and help answer any questions you have. All for free — sign up today!

Having invested $75 million in 135+ companies since 2006, Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) is the most active single-chapter angel group in the nation and is a significant source of early-stage startup capital. A nonprofit, member-based organization, the angel group features more than 165 accredited investors from diverse sectors and backgrounds. CTAN members not only invest; they also mentor entrepreneurs and connect them to business resources, providing critical support to the success of early-stage business and the Texas economy.

To to apply for funding or to learn more about becoming a CTAN member or sponsor, visit www.centraltexasangelnetwork.com and connect with us on Twitter @CTANAngels.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
avatar for Claire England

Claire England

Executive Director, CTAN | Central Texas Angel Network
Claire England brings 18 years of executive and nonprofit leadership experience to her role as Executive Director of Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) in Austin, Texas, the most active single-chapter angel investing group in North America. A significant source of early-stage capital to entrepreneurs, CTAN is a diverse group of 165 members with over $75M USD invested in 135+ companies since 2006. | | Prior to CTAN, Claire worked with local and... Read More →
avatar for Rick Timmins

Rick Timmins

Angel Investor/Venture Capital and Chairman, Central Texas Angel Network


Monday October 3, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Capital Factory Tour | 4:00 - 4:30 PM
Capital Factory is located in Austin Centre in the middle of downtown Austin. Park on the street, at a nearby lot, or in a garage. Enter from any side of the building and take the business tower elevators near the security desk up to the 16th floor.

Learn more about Capital Factory at http://capitalfactory.com/   

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers
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Liz Coufal

New Member Ambassador, Capital Factory


Monday October 3, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Marketing Mindset for Developers: Build Tools That Sell | 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Are you a developer building products? Join us for this amazing session with incredible speakers talking about how to build tools that sell. Break yourself out of your developer mindset and learn to view the world through the eyes of your customer. If you're a marketer or a founder, this session is valuable to you too. Learn techniques and advice you can use to keep your development group making tools that grow your bottom line!

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!  

Speakers
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Jason Cohen

CTO, WP Engine
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Noah Kagan

Founder, AppSumo
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Jaime Tardy

CEO, Eventual Millionaire


Monday October 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
WP Engine 504 Lavaca Street #1000

4:00pm

Leaning In: Why People of Color and Women Must Pull Up A Seat | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
The challenges of diversity in the tech startup ecosystem are not one sided. We all know mainstream investors need to diversify their portfolios, but what can the other side of the table, namely ethnically diverse and women leaders, do to help close the gap? Join us for a very candid, productive, collaborative and informative roundtable focused on how we effectively enhance the tech startup ecosystem today for a more robust and inclusive community tomorrow.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Moderators
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Ashley Jennings

Co-Founder & CBDO, DivInc

Speakers
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Ainee Athar

Immigration Reform and Education Equity, Community Leader
avatar for Ruben Cantu

Ruben Cantu

CEO, CORE Media Strategies
Stories connect us all. They are the thread by which we all grow, learn, and prosper. The hero's journey from obscurity to triumph is something we can all relate with. Ruben has established this caveat at the center of his, and CORE Media Enterprise's, mission, which is to change the world through social entrepreneurship and thought provoking content.
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Lisa Fritsch

Founder, PHENOMENALISM.org
Lisa has been a social and political strategist and speaker for nearly two decades. She is theauthor of the best-selling book, Obama Tea Parties and God and the e-book, PoliticallyCorrected, and from her provocative TEDx, “The Freedom to be ‘The Angry Black Woman.”For over 12 years Lisa was a talk radio show host and a national radio and televisioncommentator appearing regularly on Fox News Channel’s and Fox News 7. Other... Read More →
avatar for Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien

Founder, MediaTech Ventures
Marketer, author, entrepreneur, father, blogger, and general socializer. Founder of MediaTech Ventures and growth hacker of startups.
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Sterling Smith

Founder & CEO, SandBox Commerce


Monday October 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

The Making Mindset: Prototyping Your Way to Better IoT Experiences | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Markets continue to reward brands that focus not only on developing technology but also great user experiences. The complexity of IoT products creates significant design challenges which can derail promising initiatives. In this session, we'll discuss how creating experience artifacts early and often can help focus development while reducing risk.

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Taylor

Adrian Taylor

Co-Founder, Pushstart Creative
Adrian Taylor is the co-founder of Pushstart Creative, an Austin-based multidisciplinary design firm focused on the convergence of physical product, interactive technology and brand experience. Pushstart works with a wide variety of organizations from Fortune 50 companies like PepsiCo, GE, and Dell to innovative startups building on wearables, robots, and connected products. Before launching Pushstart in 2011, Adrian held creative leadership... Read More →

Organizers

Monday October 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Built In Austin Startup Connect | 4:00 - 6:30 PM

Austin's tech scene is bustling! Now is your chance to meet the companies that are putting the Austin tech scene on the map.

We've invited the area's top startups to showcase their thriving cultures and share open positions to give you the chance to uncover just what sets them apart. The 6th annual event will kick off Austin Startup Week and will lead into ATC's Battle of the Bands. Rockin food sponsored by Foodee.

Positions are available in every job category and are not limited to technical skillsets. Startups range from early stage to public tech companies.

Attendees please also register here

Participating companies (& more to come!):

ActiveProspect
Adlucent
Amherst InsightLabs (AIL)
Aunt Bertha
Bazaarvoice
BlackLocus
Chiron Health
CognitiveScale
Condé Nast
Creditcards.com 
Cylance
Duo Security
Evolve IP
Favor
Galvanize
Get Smart Content 
HotSchedules 
Ketra 
LegalZoom
Main Street Hub
Modernize
MVF
OnPrem
OwnLocal
Praecipio Consulting
Robots and Pencils 
RunTitle
SailPoint
Shopgate
Signpost 
Snaptrends
Software Advice
Spiceworks
Sprinklr 
ThousandEyes
UnaliWear
uShip
vAuto
Virtuix 
Vyopta

Additional companies participating:

The New York Code & Design Academy

General Assembly

 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!  

Organizers
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Built In Austin

Connect with Austin's tech community for the latest jobs, news, & events.


Monday October 3, 2016 4:00pm - 6:30pm
The Mohawk 912 Red River St. Austin, Texas 78701

5:00pm

Meet+Shake: The Food Biz Happy Hour

This food-focused networking event hosted by Food+City and Food Tech Austin will bring together the vibrant community of entrepreneurs, investors, producers, technologists, advocates and enthusiasts that are making a change in the food ecosystem. Kickoff ATX Startup Week with food biz friends and indulge in sips and bites from local purveyors.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   


Track Leads / Core Team
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Jen Heitler

Program Director, Food+City

Monday October 3, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

Cybersecurity Startup Founder Storytime - Manifest Happy Hour | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Manifest is a community of cybersecurity professionals, entrepreneurs and investors with a strong interest in helping to grow and enable security startups here in Austin.   We kicked off in 2016 and  invite all those interested in being a part of our community to our next Happy Hour during Austin Startup Week.  This time we have invited three recent founders of local startups to share their story of how they took their unique idea from concept, through funding, prototyping, product launch and to the point they are today.  The session will complete with a short Q&A with all three founders.  

Additional information here: https://manifest.splashthat.com

To learn more about Manifest, please visit our website (http://manifest.io) or send an email to hello@manifest.io.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!  

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Carey

Marcus Carey

Founder and CTO, vThreat
avatar for Chris Gerritz

Chris Gerritz

Co-Founder and CEO, Infocyte
Chris is co-founder of Infocyte, a malware and threat hunting product developer. Chris is a pioneer in defensive cyberspace operations having helped establish and lead the U.S. Air Force's Enterprise Hunt Team.  | | Prior to co-founding Infocyte, Chris served as the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT)'s first Chief of Counter-Cyber Operations. In this role, he led a team of 28 operators tasked with finding, tracking, and... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Sportsman

Nathan Sportsman

Founder and CEO, Praetorian

Organizers
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Manifest

Managing Partners, Manifest
Manifest is focused on growing the cybersecurity industry in Austin by supporting entrepreneurs looking to build companies and products that have a dramatic impact. The Manifest team is joined by an impressive group of mentors, war-worn cybersecurity veterans representing all disciplines required to build a successful business in the modern business climate. Together we work with startups to increase their odds for success and accelerate... Read More →


Monday October 3, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
TechSpace - Austin 98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

6:30pm

Women Who Code: Lightning Learning | 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Tonight is our open lightning talks! Lightning talks will be 5-10 min on any topic pertaining to programming, technology, or your experience as a woman in technology.

Beginning/Pre-Coders - we would love to hear about your foray into programming and some of the hurdles you have overcome.

Experienced Coders - share about the cool things you have built or awesome tools you use.

Anyone - share whatever knowledge you have! Each person brings a different perspective.

The format will be flexible. You can RSVP or show up and see if any slots are available.

Lightning Talk Signup 
Signup Here! See who's signed up: click here.

Code of Conduct 
No harassment: Women Who Code is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of Women Who Code members in any form, including overly sexualized or demeaning comments or anything that threatens personal safety. People violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event and/or the organization at the discretion of the organizers and management team.

WWCode events are intended for all women (trans and cis), trans men, and genderqueer folks who are interested in attending. We are emphatically queer and trans friendly and committed to matters of social justice as an organization. Select events may be open to the general public, which will be clearly noted in event descriptions.

Participants 
This event is intended for all women (trans and cis), trans men, and genderqueer folks who are interested in attending.

News 

Follow us on Twitter for the latest event and tech news! 
@wwcodeatx: twitter.com/wwcodeatx

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   


Organizers
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Holly Gibson

LA born and bred, surfing the Austin Tech scene. I'm a fullstack developer coding in JavaScript, Python and Ruby. I look forward to connecting and coding with fellow Austinites.


Monday October 3, 2016 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

6:30pm

Co-Founder Meetup with Keynote Speaker Brett Hurt, Founder of Bazaarvoice | 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Keynote Speaker: Brett Hurt, founder of Bazaarvoice

Network and connect to find your next employee, your next co-founder, or build your professional network!  Work might be from 9-5, but business happens between 5-9.  The Co-Founder Meetup by The tech^map is a forum for professionals to pitch their business, idea, startup, etc. to the community and gain valuable feedback.  The audience is full of other entrepreneurs, developers, investors, and media.

If you want to pitch, click here!*  

• Agenda:  
6:30 - 7:00 pm Sign-in and socializing (Grab food a drinks)  
7:00 - 7:10 pm Announcements, Sponsor notes  
7:10 - 7:35 pm Keynote Speaker Q/A  
7:35 - 8:30 pm Pitches / Q&A  

8:30 - 9:00 pm Network, Network, Network  
9:00 - Until whenever. Go downstairs to the bar to network more.

We have colored dots! Make sure you find who you are looking for

RED: Talent (developers, designers)  
GREEN: Investor (accredited)  
BLUE: Entrepreneur  
YELLOW: Media, Marketing (others)

Please RSVP as space is limited!

Parking: 

Parking is available in the OMNI/Austin Centre Garage after 6pm. Please bring your ticket to the front desk at Capital Factory to receive $5 parking. Please save both parking tickets to exit garage. Street parking (check signs for restrictions) is also available and free after 6pm on Mondays.

Learn more about the Co-Founders Meetup group here

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!  


Moderators
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Johan Borges

CEO, PitchDeals
Mr. Borge is a serial entrepreneur as he has successfully launched several businesses in different sectors. Just to name a few: Johan is the CEO of Texas Capital Real Estate, LLC., a real estate investing firm (www.texascre.com). He works with local investors to find deals or joins partnerships to achieve lucrative ROIs on invested money. He established PostEquine.com with a goal of keeping the equine community together. Together with his wife... Read More →

Speakers
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Brett Hurt

CEO and Co-Founder, data.world
Brett is the CEO and Co-founder of data.world, which is building the most meaningful, collaborative, and abundant data resource in the world.  He is also a seed-stage investor at Hurt Family Investments (HFI) in partnership with his wife, Debra. HFI are involved in 45 startups and 11 VC funds. HFI has directly made 34 startup investments, and Brett has also joined the Advisory Board of 11 additional companies. Prior to HFI, Brett... Read More →


Monday October 3, 2016 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

6:30pm

Austin Startup Week Opening Party: ATC Battle of the Tech Bands | 6:30 - 10:00 PM

KEEP CALM AND ROCK ON! 

Come early for Built In's Start Up Connect, then grab a beverage and rock the night away with fellow ATC members and Austinites at The Mohawk! ATC member company bands will perform and compete for cool prizes, and the night will be wrapped up with a local band as the headliner. Get ready to shake your groove thing! 

Find out who is playing and get all of the details on the Austin Technology Council website here!

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!  

Monday October 3, 2016 6:30pm - 10:00pm
The Mohawk 912 Red River St. Austin, Texas 78701
 
Tuesday, October 4
 

8:00am

Momtrepreneur: Having It All and Other Modern Myths | 8:00 - 9:30 AM
Moms, we start things, like families and businesses. We make things, like movements and babies. We work around the clock: starting the day as the CEO of the kids moving to the paid job as CEO and then when that day is done we return to our non-paying job as mother. Most of us were told we could do it all, have it all. We've tried to have it all, often at the costs of our healthy, our relationships, and our professional goals. This panel is about telling the truth about our seemingly glamours lives, messes and all. About the role we each play in creating the professional world that we want to inhabit and what we inevitably sacrifice to do that. 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
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Sera Bonds

CEO/Founder, Circle of Health International
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LaToya Collins-Jones

Entrepreneur in Residence, BiGAUSTIN
A serial entrepreneur (started her first business when she was 12). She has been a self-professed geek for as long as she can remember. A lover of technology and fulfillment in helping people. Over time, she has learned that she is pretty good at (breaking rules, not in bad way of course). Innovation is birthed in defying the odds, asking unpopular questions, and thinking outside of the box. Pretty Geeky, LaToya's recent start up, is mash-up... Read More →
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An Dang

Kids Yoga Instructor, The Little Yoga House
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Sarah Evans

Founder and Executive Director, Well Aware and Aurora Global
Sarah Evans is the founder and executive director of Well Aware, an Austin-based nonprofit that funds and implements clean water systems for impoverished communities in Africa. Well Aware is known for its sustainability model in building lasting water systems with high impact. Evans is also principal of Aurora Global, a worldwide for-profit business that advises NGOs on water efforts. Evans’ vision is to enable prosperity in impoverished... Read More →
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Karyn Scott

CEO, Care2Rock
Karyn Scott is the founder of Kids in a New Groove (KING), a non-profit that provides free weekly music mentorship exclusively for youth in foster care. The innovative program empowers youth in foster care through weekly music lessons taught by music teachers trained to be effective mentors. Over 600 Texas youth have benefitted from the weekly program, beating the odds of homelessness and incarceration often facing foster youth as they age out... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Impact Hub / Vuka 411 Monroe St W. Austin, TX 78704

8:30am

The Perfect Donut: What Type of Capital Best Suits Your Business? | 8:30 - 10:00 AM
Coffee & breakfast courtesy of LiftFund, Able Lending

Whether you're a startup or a business seeking to expand, capital is one of the top of mind concerns you have. We know, we serve thousands of business owners every year. Come learn about different types of funding sources from a group of leaders in small business lending. The discussion will focus on traditional lending, crowdlending, and crowdfunding.  Will provide an overview of the landscape and an overview of how to get ready for capital.    
 
Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   


Tuesday October 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Brazos Hall 204 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

Galvanize Tour | 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Have you heard of Galvanize? We're the learning community for technology. Our campuses are home to an eclectic mix of entrepreneurs, skilled programmers, expert data scientists, and men and women motivated to make an impact. At Galvanize all the resources a startup needs to be successful are gathered under one roof in an integrated, collaborative community. Check out our 2nd Street campus and learn more about our national network during this group tour.

Additional tour available Monday from 10 - 11am. Feel free to reach out to jessica.cox@galvanize.com with any questions. 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers
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Jake Phillips

Membership Manager, Galvanize
I'm the Membership Manager at Galvanize, a learning community for technology startups and entrepreneurs. We've helped hundreds of startups achieve their goals through mentorship, access to developer talent and resources to help them grow. If you are looking for space to work and connect with Austin's tech ecosystem, I would love to hear from you. You can reach me at jake.phillips@galvanize.com
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Jessica Cox

Member & Student Success Manager, Galvanize Inc


Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

Startups are for Veterans | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
A popular misconception about military veterans is that because of their uniformed service they are rigid, regimented, and only know how to give or follow orders. While structure and order are hallmarks of the military, service members must be creative, inventive, risk-tolerant, team- & mission-oriented, and operate decisively in dynamic, ambiguous & time-constrained environments.  Sound familiar?

This panel will explore how military veterans are leveraging their gumption and discipline to build startups of scale & impact, and why they make both exceptional founders & early-stage employees.

Military veterans are underserved in many ways by entrepreneurial ecosystems, and we'd like to highlight some success stories and begin socializing the reasons that veterans are actually hard-wired to be extraordinary startup founders and early-stage company employees.  

Our panelists will include a number of experienced founders and leaders from Austin's startup ecosystem (who also happen to be military veterans and/or PBC mentors/alumni).  

This panel will discuss several topics, including:  

  • The role their military service has played in their journey as entrepreneurs and startup employees

  • Military tools, processes & training they've applied directly to their companies

  • Stigmas and adversity they've faced moving from military service to industry

  • Reasons they deliberately seek out & hire veterans

  • Translating military experience to civilian/startup environments

  • Q&A from the audience

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Moderators
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Charlotte Creech

Executive Director, Patriot Boot Camp presented by Techstars

Speakers
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KC Chhipwadia

CEO & Founder, Athlete Foundry, LLC
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Craig Cummings

Head of Corporate Development, moovel Group
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Drew Miller

Founder and CEO, Roll Cast Advisors
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Johnathan Wojtewicz

Co-founder and Executive Director, Bunker Labs Austin

Organizers
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Patriot Boot Camp

Patriot Boot Camp presented by Techstars (PBC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit on a mission to equip service members, veterans and spouses with the entrepreneurial education, access to resources, mentorship, and community support they need to build technology companies of scale and impact. Since 2012, PBC has delivered startup training and hands-on mentoring to more than 500 military veteran and spouse entrepreneurs. 


Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Brazos Hall 204 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

Ask For and Get What You've Earned | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Founding a startup is never easy. Minority and women entrepreneurs in the tech industry find even more impediments in their way despite equal competence, effort, and even education. This 1-hour workshop will dive into a few of the issue facing our community: Access to both financial and social capital, finding the right advisors and mentors, and defying social expectations. You will learn some creative ways to navigate these obstacles, to ask for and get what you’ve earned (no, they aren’t just going to give it to you because you deserve it), and the importance & power in being vulnerable as well as owning your accomplishments.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
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Nicole Forbes

Enterprise Accounts & Strategic Partnerships, Media Temple
Always with at least one foot in the start-up world, Nicole is co-founder & COO of INSPIRED PLANIT, a newly launched digital marketing platform & agency. INSPIRED PLANIT connects vetted & rated influencers with premium travel brands to create authentic messages which drive engagement & convert bookings. | | As Media Temple’ s Enterprise Accounts & Strategic Partnerships Manager, Nicole Forbes leverages her 15+ years in sales across the... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

Mastering Online Advertising: PPC, Affiliate, Email Marketing | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
If you're looking to attract new audiences join us for this session where you'll learn techniques to use for PPC advertising, how to launch an affiliate marketing campaign, and how to use email marketing to support your advertising initiatives. Get the most out of your ad spend and grow your startup by learning practical skills in this informative session!

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
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Shawn Collins

Co-founder, Affiliate Summit
Shawn Collins is an affiliate marketer, runner, Yankees & Jets fan, Maryland Terp, future writer of the great American novel http://t.co/i242A91TQP
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Bill Leake

CEO, Apogee Results
Bill Leake is a former McKinsey & Co consultant and Dell executive, and current CEO of Apogee Results. Bill has been involved in driving provable revenues through Internet marketing techniques since the mid 1990s when, as part of the management team at Power Computing, he built the first company to sell $1 million of product over the Internet. Most recently, until late 2015, he led all customer- prospect- and... Read More →



Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

11:00am

Capital Factory Tour | 11:00 - 11:30 AM
Capital Factory is located in Austin Centre in the middle of downtown Austin. Park on the street, at a nearby lot, or in a garage. Enter from any side of the building and take the business tower elevators near the security desk up to the 16th floor.

Learn more about Capital Factory at http://capitalfactory.com/ 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers
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Liz Coufal

New Member Ambassador, Capital Factory


Tuesday October 4, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Hacking Tech: Predicting The Future of Recruitment | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

What happens when surging demand for tech professionals outstrips traditional means of recruiting? And if the current approach isn't sustainable, how do we build a better runway?

In a featured Austin Startup Week talk, join NY Code + Design Academy Chief Creative Officer Brian Fountain as he discusses the emerging HR landscape and a vision for where technology recruiting is headed, including innovative ideas about how we hack the process, no crystal ball required.

Whether you're ready for a new career in web development or user experience, or just want to communicate better with developers at work, courses at NY Code + Design Academy can unlock a world of opportunity. Join us this October here in North Austin (or ask about custom training at your office).  

To learn more, stop by our free workshop & Open House Tuesday October 4th (RSVP here) or drop us a line at nycda.com/austin.  

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   


Speakers
avatar for Brian Fountain

Brian Fountain

Chief Creative Officer, The New York Code + Design Academy

Organizers
avatar for The New York Code + Design Academy

The New York Code + Design Academy

Whether you're ready for a new career in web development or user experience, or just want to communicate better with developers at work, courses at NY Code + Design Academy can unlock a world of opportunity. Join us this October here in North Austin (or ask about custom training at your office).  |   | To learn more, stop by our free workshop & Open House Tuesday October 4th (RSVP here) or drop us a line... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Learn to Code Course: Introduction to HTML & CSS | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
As every web page today uses HTML and CSS, this lesson is to help provide you an introduction into both HTML and CSS. You'll be introduced to working with both a HTML & a CSS page, then how to make minor edits to both pages, and finally how to view your changes in a web browser.

LEARN TO CODEFREE WORKSHOP MATERIAL:

Lesson - Take a moment to learn what HTML and CSS is, what it does, and how to edit it within a code editor.

Project - Put the lessons into practice by editing the HTML and CSS of a web page to create your own presentation. 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
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Cameron Buckingham

Instructor, Galvanize
Cameron Buckingham was a graduate at Galvanize and now works for them as an instructor. He previously served in the United States Coast Guard and worked as a production manager for a DC startup, where he discovered his passion for code. After graduating from Galvanize, he worked in big data at American Express to support companies such as Uber and McDonald's to drive a quicker pay-with-points system still in use by customers today.


Tuesday October 4, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

So You Have an MVP: Now What? | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Developing a good idea into a living, breathing business is no easy task. It takes a lot of determination and careful preparation to get over the hurdles you’ll face along the way. So how do you access a good idea, assemble the resources you need to grow it into a sustainable business, and set up a strong foundation that will hold things together through tough times? Join this session and get expert advice on how to build your roadmap and grow your MVP into a successful business.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers

Tuesday October 4, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Techstars 412 Congress Ave. #200

12:00pm

Austin's Capital Landscape - Demystifying the Capital Scene | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Brief discussion of the capital landscape in Austin and how it compares to other ecosystems around the country.  From there, we’ll progress to a panel discussion that will include a mix of experts – all based in Austin.  What type of funding is right for your company?  What do investors look for when looking to partner with a company?  Join us as we dig into some of these details and help demystify the funding landscape in Austin.   

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP.
 If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five! 
  

Speakers
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Rob Adams

Director of Texas Venture Labs, Senior Lecturer, IC2 Fellow, University of Texas at Austin
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Jim Brown

Founder & Partner, Arena Growth Partners
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Kerry Rupp

CEO, DreamIt Ventures
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Dax Williamson

Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank

Organizers

Tuesday October 4, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Brazos Hall 204 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

Fintech, Cybersecurity and More: How to Break Into Niche Tech Scenes | 2:00 - 3:00 PM
 How to break into niche tech scenes why military veterans are uniquely qualified for success in those areas. 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP.
 If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five! 
  

Moderators
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Will Garrett

Director - CyberSecurity San Antonio, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

Speakers
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Marcus Carey

Founder and CTO, vThreat
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Chris Gerritz

Co-Founder and CEO, Infocyte
Chris is co-founder of Infocyte, a malware and threat hunting product developer. Chris is a pioneer in defensive cyberspace operations having helped establish and lead the U.S. Air Force's Enterprise Hunt Team.  | | Prior to co-founding Infocyte, Chris served as the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT)'s first Chief of Counter-Cyber Operations. In this role, he led a team of 28 operators tasked with finding, tracking, and... Read More →
avatar for Nigel LeBlanc

Nigel LeBlanc

Founder, Cyber Warrior Network
Veteran, Entrepreneur. Launching a Cyber Startup.
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Joy Schoffler

Principal, Leverage PR

Organizers

Tuesday October 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Brazos Hall 204 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

British High Tea | 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Has your company started to explore the opportunities outside of Austin for growth?  Has your company ever considered their next big move may need to be across the Atlantic?  If so, the UK Department for International Trade’s High Tea during Austin Startup Week is a perfect opportunity for your company to explore why the UK is a prime location to set up their next office.  During the high tea, companies will have an opportunity to hear from UK Government, industry and fellow Austin companies who have made the jump across the pond.  Discussion will focus on the strengths of opening an office in the UK, the ease of doing business and other commonly asked questions about doing business abroad.

 Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!  


Organizers
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Haleigh Meyers

Vice Consul, Tech & Creative Media, Department for International Trade
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John Powers

International Business Development, UK Department for International Trade
International Business Development Associate and UK/US trade relations advisor for the British Consulate. Expertise includes international market expansion, US/UK trade relations development, market research, and global strategic planning.Currently covering the ICT, Creative, Start-Up and Digital industries across the Southern US.


Tuesday October 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Techstars 412 Congress Ave. #200

2:00pm

Gasp! There are Alternative Ways to Finding a Technical Founder! | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Still looking for a technical co-founder? Searching for developers? Before you attend co-founder meetups and networking events, explore with us the range of options you have available to you for building your software product. 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
avatar for Gavin Gillas

Gavin Gillas

CEO, The Magazine Channel
avatar for Jeff Levine

Jeff Levine

CEO, iincore labs
avatar for Lakshana Pant

Lakshana Pant

CTO, iincore labs
avatar for Nick Scheifler

Nick Scheifler

Director, North America, Switch Software Solutions

Organizers

Tuesday October 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

How to Pitch a VC | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Come hear from Andrew Mitchell, from Brand Foundry Ventures. In this session you'll learn the essential elements of a great VC pitch. 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell

Founder, Brand Foundry Ventures
Venture Capital enthusiast rooting for upstart consumer brands


Tuesday October 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm

Attracting Kickass Co-founders | 3:00 - 4:00 PM

You've tried the solopreneur gig and just can't seem to get ahead in gaining traction. You’ve been told you need a co-founder, but why? Turns out, attracting, bringing on a co-founder and coming to agreeable terms is complex. How do you pick the right one? Come hear from successful startup coaches and co-founders and learn:

  • What's the right makeup for a team? Do I need a co-founder? More than one?
  • Why should I consider someone with a military background? 
  • Where do you find them? (HINT: Co-founder meetups and Bunker Labs!)
  • How do you “date”? 
  • Coming to terms: Equity, vesting and organizing responsibilities 
  • Keeping the peace: disagreements, managing strong personalities and how do you handle or avoid a breakup? 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP.
 If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five! 
  

Speakers
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Johan Borges

CEO, PitchDeals
Mr. Borge is a serial entrepreneur as he has successfully launched several businesses in different sectors. Just to name a few: Johan is the CEO of Texas Capital Real Estate, LLC., a real estate investing firm (www.texascre.com). He works with local investors to find deals or joins partnerships to achieve lucrative ROIs on invested money. He established PostEquine.com with a goal of keeping the equine community together. Together with his wife... Read More →
avatar for Craig Cummings

Craig Cummings

Head of Corporate Development, moovel Group
avatar for Joseph Kopser

Joseph Kopser

President, moovel Group
avatar for Monica Landers

Monica Landers

CEO, AUTHORS.me
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Amos Schwartzfarb

Investor, Unwired Nation
I play dad, build start-ups and race mountain bikes....thats pretty much it.

Organizers

Tuesday October 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Brazos Hall 204 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Capital Factory Tour | 4:00 - 4:30 PM
Capital Factory is located in Austin Centre in the middle of downtown Austin. Park on the street, at a nearby lot, or in a garage. Enter from any side of the building and take the business tower elevators near the security desk up to the 16th floor.

Learn more about Capital Factory at http://capitalfactory.com/ 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers
avatar for Liz Coufal

Liz Coufal

New Member Ambassador, Capital Factory


Tuesday October 4, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

DIUx: Building a Culture of Innovation | 4:00 - 5:00 PM
The Secretary of Defense has launched DIUx in Austin, but what is it? What is innovation and how do you build it? Hear from experts on how they have helped build cultures of innovation, apply innovative thinking to new technologies and subsequently how that can shape a company and change lives.  

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP.
 If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five! 

Speakers
avatar for Tim Brown

Tim Brown

VP IT Innovation Research and Devlopment, USAA
avatar for Laura Kilcrease

Laura Kilcrease

Founder, Triton Ventures
avatar for Joseph Kopser

Joseph Kopser

President, moovel Group
avatar for Samantha Snabes

Samantha Snabes

Co-founder: Catalyst, re:3D

Organizers

Tuesday October 4, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Brazos Hall 204 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Designing Sustainable Business Models to Address Unmet Societal Challenges: Inspiring Examples from Austin Social Enterprises | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Wondering how to have a high-scale, lasting, and sustainable social impact? Come hear stories from and get inspired by Austin social entrepreneurs, presented by CALSO's Tarmac TX accelerator program!

We will discuss how they have worked to find a business model allowing them to serve their target population as well as the challenges they faced / are facing on their way to self-sustainability and ways to overcome these. Panelists include entrepreneurs from Tarmac TX accelerator program, Zoe Schlag, Founder & Executive Director of UnLtd USA, which funds and supports individuals tackling social, environmental and civic problems, and Liz Deering, Founder & CEO of Haven, a community of women social entrepreneurs. PleaseRSVP here.

Tarmac TX is a 9-month free accelerator program that supports social entrepreneurs developing technology-based solutions to improve the lives of millions. It is an initiative of CALSO Community, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower individuals to reach their full potential through workforce development and entrepreneurship programs. For more information about our program and the startups that we support, visit www.tarmactx.com and follow us on Twitter.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
avatar for Adrianna Cantu

Adrianna Cantu

CEO, Revealix
Accomplished and respected leader with over 15 years' experience in delivery and executive management of health care services. Adept at analyzing existing systems and processes to identify, build and integrate clinical and operational best practices that advance organizational goals. Extensive track record in establishing and executing on strategic initiatives to deliver strong and sustainable profitability with enhanced employee engagement... Read More →
avatar for Liz Deering

Liz Deering

Founder and CEO, Haven
avatar for Chelsea Elliott

Chelsea Elliott

Executive Director, half Helen
avatar for Amy Looper

Amy Looper

Co-Founder and COO, OneSeventeen Media
COO, Co Founder, OneSeventeen Media - Amy is an early adopter for the B Corp movement since OneSeventeen Media became Texas’ first certified B Corp in 2009. OneSeventeen Media has been recognized as a B Corp Best For The World winner in 2015 and 2016 for using business as a force for good. Her company creates mobile apps that help kids make wiser decisions on the fly no matter where they are – at school, at home or on their own. As an avid... Read More →
avatar for Rena Pacheco-Theard

Rena Pacheco-Theard

Co-Founder and CEO, Prepify
avatar for Zoe Schlag

Zoe Schlag

Founder and Executive Director, UnLtd USA

Organizers
avatar for Esteban Fabiao

Esteban Fabiao

Director, Tarmac TX, CALSO


Tuesday October 4, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Google Cloud Platform for Startups | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Find out how startups are building better and faster software on Google’s reliable cloud infrastructure: The cloud for people who build what’s next.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!  

Speakers
avatar for Ricardo Payan

Ricardo Payan

Cloud Platform Solutions Engineer, Google


Tuesday October 4, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Texas-style Money: $1M in 60 Days Without a VC | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Real equity crowdfunding successes in the Lone Star State.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers
avatar for Charlie Jackson

Charlie Jackson

Chief Happiness Officer, Diversity Fund
I'm a serial entrepreneur who has led multiple ventures in software, Internet, mobile and social networking and projects for Global 100 companies like Apple, Dell, IBM and Philips . Local, I hold a BA and MSTC from The University of Texas and am active part of Austin's startup community. Launching my 4th startup.


Tuesday October 4, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

How to Meet Investors & Ask Me Anything with JD Weinstein | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Haven't moved to Austin yet? Join us for the next edition of How to Meet Investors & Ask Me Anything with Capital Factory's Executive Director Joshua BaerLive Oak Venture Partners Founding General Partner Austin Krishna Srinivasan, and Notley Ventures Partner Matt McDonnell.

Follow @AustinTechLive on Twitter to know when we're live & watch here.

Already taken a tour of Capital Factory? Awesome! The event starts at 4:30PM after the 4PM tour. 

Are you an entrepreneur starting a new company? Recently moved your company to Austin? Come hear an overview from an experienced entrepreneur and angel investor and get a chance to introduce yourself and ask questions.

Agenda 
4:00pm Tour
4:30pm Presentation
5:15pm Ask Me Anything
6:00pm Wrapup


You can check out the slides and video from previous talks before you come here. The content is updated each month because the startup scene is always changing!

You'll get answers to questions like...
• How do I meet my first investors?
• Should I do an equity round or convertible note?
• Should I join an accelerator?
• How do I figure out my valuation?
• How long will it take to raise funding?
• What will it cost?

You will find out about...
• Capital Factory
• Austin Angel Investors
• Austin Venture Capitalists
• Austin Incubators & Accelerators
• Startup Lawyers
• Startup Banks
• Pitch Events
• AngelList
• Syndicates
• Angels vs. VC's
• CTAN
• Crowdfunding
• Blogs to read

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!    


Moderators
avatar for JD Weinstein

JD Weinstein

Venture Associate, Capital Factory
@CapitalFactory, Previously @UTInnovations Horizon Fund, Burnt-orange blooded, Paddleboarding, Yoga, RedSoxNation, Puppies, Texas Basketball

Speakers
avatar for Matt McDonnell

Matt McDonnell

Partner, Notley Ventures
avatar for Krishna Srinivasan

Krishna Srinivasan

Member Board of Directors, RxWiki

Sponsors
avatar for Janik Vinnakota LLP

Janik Vinnakota LLP

Janik Vinnakota LLP is a specialized commercial trial law firm experienced in IP litigation and patent litigation, as well as startup and technology business formation. The attorneys at Janik Vinnakota are committed to fostering long-term relationships with their clients through personalized attention and providing innovative legal risk management advice.


Tuesday October 4, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

Women in Tech Meetup | 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Calling all Women in Tech -- join us for a casual evening of networking and connecting with powerhouse women in Austin.

Tech veteran? New to tech? Looking for a job? Spreading the word about a new project? Interested in connecting with like-minded women? Share your story here. All are welcome!

Special thanks to Atlassian and Google for Entrepreneurs for sponsoring this event.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers
avatar for Gina Helfrich

Gina Helfrich

co-founder, recruitHER
I co-founded recruitHER, a woman-owned recruiting & consulting firm committed to making the tech industry more inclusive and diverse. I am also founder and organizer of Feminist Hack ATX. My background includes over 10 years in program and project management and 6 years driving strategic communications efforts in a variety of professional settings, from higher education to nonprofits to technology. I am an expert in women's leadership and gender... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Cox

Jessica Cox

Member & Student Success Manager, Galvanize Inc
avatar for Kendra Helman

Kendra Helman

Event Manager, Galvanize
avatar for Mickie Betz

Mickie Betz

Software Developer, Atlassian


Tuesday October 4, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

The Muster in Austin (Additional RSVP Required) | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
In celebration of veteran entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation, Bunker Labs Austin is hosting Austin Startup Week and a Beer, Boots & BBQ dinner featuring a pitch competition with $7k – $10k in cash prizes to active duty military, veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs who present and pitch their ventures to local business leaders, government officials, investors and entrepreneurial advisors at the first interactive Bunker Builds America tour stop at The Muster in Austin.

5pm            Bunker Brews Happy Hour & Networking
6pm            Beer, Boots & BBQ Opening Reception 
6:30pm       Pitch Stage & Competition  
7:30pm       Dinner, Keynote & Awards

Austin Startup Week participants can register for 50% off using discount code: 'ASW16'

Link to register: http://bit.ly/EventbriteBBASW

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!    

Organizers

Tuesday October 4, 2016 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Brazos Hall 204 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

Travel Smart Hackathon Closing Party | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Travel Smart Hackathon Closing Party: Presented by General Assembly, Wayblazer, Austin Startup Week

General Assembly and Wayblazer have partnered up to create the ultimate travel experience. Join us for our Hackathon's Closing Party and the judging of the finalist's projects Winners have a chance at major prizes including $500 hotel credit or cash money! Join us to see the ideas and skills put to the test by developers, creators, and thinkers alike.

More about the Travel Smart Hackathon

Don't miss the Travel Smart Hackathon happening 10/1 - 10/2. Register here!

General Assembly + Wayblazer have partnered up to create the ultimate travel app. Join us for this 48 hour hackathon to put your ideas to the test and create an amazing travel experience with Wayblazer's Cognitive Language API. 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers

Tuesday October 4, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
WeWork 600 Congress Ave, 14th Floor

6:00pm

VentureCrushATX Panels: Mistakes Startups Make & How Startups Should Think About Cybersecurity | 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Limited Capacity full

Lowenstein Sandler, Umbel and NextGen Venture Partners are co-hosting VentureCrushATX for Startup Week, which will be held at Umbel’s offices (Seaholm Power Plant) on Tuesday, October 4th with check-in starting at 5:30pm and events starting at 6pm.

The first panel is titled “Mistakes Startups Make” and will address how to avoid common pitfalls from a legal, fundraising and business perspective.  The second panel is titled “How Startups Should Think About Cybersecurity” and will address integration of cybersecurity into a startup and customer expectations in B2B and B2C transactions. Current panelist include speakers from Umbel, NextGen Venture Partners, Google, Manifest and Lowenstein Sandler.

Guero’s Taco Bar will serve tacos, beer and wine.  

Similar VentureCrushATX events will be held quarterly to bring together tech industry founders, key operators, angels and VCs with the goal of helping to strengthen the Austin startup ecosystem.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   


Speakers
avatar for Jon Bassett

Jon Bassett

Managing Director, NextGen Venture Partners
avatar for Brian Cummins

Brian Cummins

Vice President of Product Management, Umbel
Brian Cummins is the VP of Product Management at Umbel, a data management platform provider that focuses on maximizing the value of customer data for sports, entertainment and membership organizations. Given the sensitivity of the consumer data they manage for many well-recognized clients, Brian and the Umbel team have worked diligently to prioritize security into the product, positioning and overall company culture. Prior to Umbel, Brian's... Read More →
avatar for David Endler

David Endler

Managing Partner, Manifest
avatar for Kin Gill

Kin Gill

Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, and Secretary, Bazaarvoice
As chief legal officer, general counsel, and secretary, Kin is responsible for worldwide legal affairs at Bazaarvoice, including the development and implementation of the company’s overall legal strategy. Kin also advises the company’s board and management on legal, compliance, and corporate governance matters. |   | Kin brings nearly 20 years’ experience as a corporate transactional attorney. Before assuming his current... Read More →
avatar for Michael Hanley

Michael Hanley

Director, Duo Labs
avatar for Drew Hintz

Drew Hintz

Information Security Engineer, Staff Software Engineer, Google
avatar for Valeska Pederson Hintz

Valeska Pederson Hintz

Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Valeska is Counsel at Lowenstein Sandler and a member of the firm’s Tech Group, Capital Market Transactions Group and Life Sciences Group. Her practice focuses on initial public offerings (IPOs), venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), SEC reporting and compliance, corporate governance and risk management. Prior to joining Lowenstein Sandler, Valeska was in-house counsel at a late-stage biotechnology company in Palo... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Pearson

Lisa Pearson

President, Umbel
Lisa Pearson is the President of Umbel where she oversees Sales, | Marketing, Client Service, Business Development and Product Management. | | With 20+ years’ experience, Pearson built a reputation of driving strategy and | performance for global companies, with deep expertise in marketing, | business development, sales, client services and product development. She’s | held the title of CMO for a public company; served as a partner... Read More →
avatar for Kathi Rawnsley

Kathi Rawnsley

Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Kathi is a startup & venture lawyer. She founded Lowenstein’s Palo Alto office 8 years ago and prior to that was Regional Counsel for the Americas and Acting General Counsel at Intel Capital. Kathi is an active participant in the National Venture Capital Association’s Venture Capital General Counsel group and has assisted with the Model Legal Documents Project (the most successful and often used model documents for venture deals... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Raymundo

Anthony Raymundo

Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Anthony relishes analyzing complex or novel issues and sharing with clients – many of whom are starting their first company or undertaking a first fund-raising – what he’s learned from working with other start-ups. Whether he’s working on a venture financing, a corporate merger or an angel investment, Anthony’s collaborative approach helps his clients better understand how to manage their businesses and reach their... Read More →
avatar for Steve Sachs

Steve Sachs

Chief Executive Officer, OneSpot
Steve Sachs is CEO of OneSpot, a marketing platform for driving business results with content.  Steve was previously was EVP, Consumer Marketing and Sales at the Time Inc. division of Time Warner.  Steve has also been the President of the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, which includes Real Simple, MyRecipes, Cooking Light, and MyHomeIdeas.  Steve is currently Chair of the Board of The Texas Tribune, a nonpartisan, nonprofit digital... Read More →
avatar for Marc Willebeek-LeMair

Marc Willebeek-LeMair

VP Product Management, Alert Logic

Organizers

Tuesday October 4, 2016 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Umbel 800 W Cesar Chavez St, B101, Austin, TX 78701

7:00pm

Ladies: Let's Start Some (Good) Shit! | 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Austin is brimming with savvy, impact-driven women blazing trails for the next generation of female entrepreneurs. Let's hear their stories, celebrate the history of ATX girl power, and let's embrace a new future of empowering women to take charge of their lives and communities through social impact. 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Bruno

Lauren Bruno

Artist Relations, Solstice Live
avatar for Liz Deering

Liz Deering

Founder and CEO, Haven
avatar for Alisa Weldon

Alisa Weldon

Creative Problem Solver, well+done DESIGN
avatar for Lynn Yeldell

Lynn Yeldell

Director of Digital Strategy, well+done DESIGN

Organizers

Tuesday October 4, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lustre Pearl East 114 Linden St., Austin, TX 78702

7:00pm

iPhone Developers Meetup | 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Hey Austin iOS Developers!  

We're here because both Austin and iOS are awesome.  We meet monthly to network, present education content, showcase apps and work, discuss iOS development, and share tip and tricks, while helping each other through bugs.

If you are an iOS developer, then feel free to join us. Please no sales offers, recruiters, etc.

Meetup Page: http://www.meetup.com/Austin-iPhone-Developer-Group/

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers
avatar for David Olesch

David Olesch

VP of Engineering, Jackrabbit Mobile


Tuesday October 4, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701
 
Wednesday, October 5
 

7:45am

Health Tech Austin: Winning Strategies For Taking Your Product And Innovation To Market | 7:45 - 9:30 AM
Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!  

Speakers
avatar for Jean Anne Booth

Jean Anne Booth

Chief Executive Officer, UnaliWear
avatar for Zac Jiwa

Zac Jiwa

Co-Founder and CEO, MI7, Inc.
avatar for Chris Loughlin

Chris Loughlin

Chief Executive Officer, RxWiki

Organizers
avatar for Health Tech Austin

Health Tech Austin

Health Tech Austin is a gathering of health tech leaders and influencers from Central Texas and beyond. We have monthly networking and educational events.


Wednesday October 5, 2016 7:45am - 9:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am

Haven Open House: Coffee, Tacos, and Goodness | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a laid-back tour of our new Hyde Park coworking space. Meet fellow social impact-focused entrepreneurs, creatives, and solopreneurs, and grab breakfast and coffee before you start your day.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   


Organizers
avatar for Ben Gibson

Ben Gibson

Founder and CEO, YOUvolution
avatar for Liz Deering

Liz Deering

Founder and CEO, Haven


Wednesday October 5, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Haven 710 West 35th Street, Austin TX 78705

9:00am

Investor Speed Dating | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fundraising is like dating, but for your startup. You meet a lot of people, see if there's a spark and decide who is the best fit. This can be a very time consuming process, and time is not always on the side of the entrepreneur. Enter Investor Speed Dating.

Meet investors in the Austin startup community for 10 minute sessions. Make your pitch, receive advice and find an investor that shares your vision. Participating investors include CTAN, LiveOak, Silverton, True Wealth, S3, Notley, G-51 and many more. 

SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED THROUGH EVENTBRITE:  bit.ly/ISDgalvanize

Note: You may only sign up for one timeslot: 8:50 - 10am, 9:50 - 11am or 10:50am - 12pm. You may bring team members to this event, but please only register once per company. Duplicate registrations will be canceled.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers
avatar for Jessica Cox

Jessica Cox

Member & Student Success Manager, Galvanize Inc


Wednesday October 5, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

Trends in CPG | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Whats new and happening the world of CPG? From packaging and new technologies to flavors and ingredients, we'll be discussing what’s new, emerging and on the cusp in the world of packaged goods. 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
avatar for Mason Arnold

Mason Arnold

Veggie Nerd, Veggie Noodle Co
I like to talk about food and sustainability and technology!
avatar for Scott Jensen

Scott Jensen

Co-Founder and CEO, Rhythm Superfoods
avatar for David Kirchhoff

David Kirchhoff

CEO, Snap Kitchen

Organizers
avatar for Lynda Berrios

Lynda Berrios

Owner, Little Spoon Consulting
A Texas native with over 12 years in the grocery industry, Lynda Berrios started Little Spoon Consulting to support start-up & emerging food businesses in Austin & beyond. With a passion for & a deep knowledge of the grocery world, Berrios has helped hundreds of producers bring their tastiest ideas from concept to market. From sourcing and supporting small producers as a local forager for Whole Foods Market to her role as Executive Director of... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Techstars 412 Congress Ave. #200

10:00am

Winning with Words: Content Marketing, SEO & Social | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
In this session you'll learn the basics of online marketing with amazing presentations by some of the world's leading experts on content marketing, SEO, and Social media. Don't miss this opportunity to learn valuable skills that will help you with your online marketing career or techniques you can use to grow your startup!

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
avatar for Kate Buck Jr.

Kate Buck Jr.

Kate Buck, Social Media Manager, (otherwise known as @katebuckjr or kbj on Twitter) is the CEO of KBJOnline, a Social Media management and consulting agency in Austin, TX. Her company has worked with some of the top names in Internet Marketing as well as consulted with dozens of individuals and businesses around the country. She has lead strategic social marketing campaigns for global corporations, restaurants, films, entrepreneurs... Read More →
avatar for Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien

Founder, MediaTech Ventures
Marketer, author, entrepreneur, father, blogger, and general socializer. Founder of MediaTech Ventures and growth hacker of startups.


Wednesday October 5, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

11:00am

Capital Factory Tour | 11:00 - 11:30 AM
Capital Factory is located in Austin Centre in the middle of downtown Austin. Park on the street, at a nearby lot, or in a garage. Enter from any side of the building and take the business tower elevators near the security desk up to the 16th floor.

Learn more about Capital Factory at http://capitalfactory.com/ 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers
avatar for Liz Coufal

Liz Coufal

New Member Ambassador, Capital Factory


Wednesday October 5, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Meet Project Toscana: Collaboration Tools with a Brain - Lunch and Learn | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
If you find Google Inbox helpful and Slack as business critical - you have to check out what's happening in this session! We want to share a glimpse of cognitive collaboration where a system works for you. A system that can address Slack Bankruptcy (conversations you'll never be able to catch up on) and bring attention where you are needed when you only have a 5-minute break & staring at 50 new emails. From our research labs and design studio, we want your feedback in shaping the next generation of collaboration tools.

Join Laura Rodriguez, Product Designer, and Marlon Machado, Senior Offering Manager, for some East Side Pies (pizza), drinks, demo, and open discussions/feedback. Also, get an opportunity to sign up for the limited beta for Project Toscana!

Organizers

Wednesday October 5, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WeWork 600 Congress Ave, 14th Floor

12:00pm

Pathways for Global Startups: The International Entrepreneurial Rule | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
The US has always been a destination for the best and brightest tech talent from around the world. Over 40% of Fortune 500 companies were started by immigrants. Without international entrepreneurs, we wouldn't have companies like Dropbox, Google, Uber, Tesla, eBay, PayPal, Instagram, and AT&T. 

But until now, there has never been an immigration pathway specifically for startup founders. Join our panelist of startup ecosystem leaders to hear about the newly announced International Entrepreneur Rule. With 25% of startups in Austin reporting at least 1 foreign-born co-founder, this new rule helps the startup scene draw global talent and capital.

Come hear about eligibility requirements, get the insider story on how the industry came together to pass this rule, and learn about the continued need for Congress to pass immigration policies that strengthen the tech industry.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
avatar for Jason Finkelman

Jason Finkelman

Immigration Attorney, Finkelman Immigration Law Firm
avatar for Liang Ge

Liang Ge

Founder and CTO, Acoustic Shield
avatar for Michele Skelding

Michele Skelding

SVP of Global Innovation, Austin Chamber of Commerce
avatar for David Wallace

David Wallace

COO, Angelou Economics

Organizers
avatar for FWD.US

FWD.US

FWD.us is a non-profit dedicated to supporting policies to keep the American Dream achievable in the 21st century, starting with commonsense immigration reform.


Wednesday October 5, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Learn to Code Course: Introduction to JavaScript | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
JavaScript is the programming language of the Web and a great starting point in learning how to code. This intro course on JavaScript was created to give you an introduction to a few key concepts of web programming.

LEARN TO CODEFREE WORKSHOP MATERIAL

Lesson - Learn about JavaScript in relation to syntax, variables, functions, and conditions. 

Project - Put the lessons into practice by building a Rock, Paper, Scissors App. 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
avatar for Cameron Buckingham

Cameron Buckingham

Instructor, Galvanize
Cameron Buckingham was a graduate at Galvanize and now works for them as an instructor. He previously served in the United States Coast Guard and worked as a production manager for a DC startup, where he discovered his passion for code. After graduating from Galvanize, he worked in big data at American Express to support companies such as Uber and McDonald's to drive a quicker pay-with-points system still in use by customers today.


Wednesday October 5, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Hot Sauce in Your Bag: How Spicy Does Your Food Marketing Need to Be? | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Pitching food bloggers and not getting a nibble? Are your likes on social media not as piping hot as you would like? Do you feel that you just don’t have the right recipe to make your brand drool-worthy? This panel focuses on getting the perfect blend of social chatter, media pitching and other outside-the-recipe box ideas to really get people talking the right way about your company. Our panel members will provide insight from various backgrounds and past experiences to show you the ins and outs of appropriate pitching techniques, social media 101 and more. Because you can slay. All day.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Moderators
avatar for Addie Broyles

Addie Broyles

Food Writer, Austin American-Statesmen

Speakers
avatar for Emily Kealey

Emily Kealey

President, Conversation Piece Marketing & PR
avatar for April Riggs

April Riggs

Media Coordinator, High Brew Coffee
avatar for Kristin Sheppard

Kristin Sheppard

Creative Director; President, Giant Squid Media; Austin Food Bloggers Alliance (AFBA)


Wednesday October 5, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

What A Thing - Keeping Culture Consistent In Your Startup | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
We don't celebrate enough anymore. Especially at work. Rituals and ceremony have lost their importance to more meetings that are supposed to make our hearts feel fulfilled. We need cultures that remember we're people. Especially in startups. Didn't we get into this game because we were passionate? Where did those feelings go? 

At PelotonU we have a student retention rate 5X better than any other college option for full-time working adults in Austin. We'll teach you what our secret sauce is, and how you can apply it to your startup to keep your team with you through the ups and downs, including tip and tricks to invest in culture when you’re strapped for time and cash.

This looks different for each team, but the principles are the same. Join us to discover:

- How to identify your team's jam-language
- What kind of celebration matters for your people
- Why rituals and ceremony make for giddy and more productive people

Bottom line, it's all about creating small moments in the week where you and your team pause, look up from the work, grin, and whisper: "What a thing - what a thing to be a part of on a day like today."

Let's do more of that.

Organizers

Wednesday October 5, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Techstars 412 Congress Ave. #200

2:00pm

Intro to the Austin Startup Scene and Ask Me Anything | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Before you arrive, please take 5 minutes to read this to cover the basics:
10 Steps to Plug Into the Austin Startup Scene


Haven't moved to Austin yet? Join us for the next edition of Intro to the Austin Startup Scene with Capital Factory Executive Director Joshua Baer, and Austin on Rails founder Damon Clinkscales.

Follow @AustinTechLive on Twitter to know when we're live or watch here.

Already taken a tour of Capital Factory? Awesome! The event starts at 4:30PM after the 4PM tour.

Are you new to the Austin Startup Community? Thinking about moving here? Trying to figure out how to plug in? Come hear a comprehensive overview from a local community leader and get a chance to introduce yourself and ask questions.


2pm Presentation & Ask Me Anything

You can check out the slides and video from previous talks before you come. The content is updated each month because the startup scene is always changing!


You'll get answers to questions like...

• How do I get a job at a startup?
• How do I find a co-founder?
• How do I meet investors and mentors?
• Should I join an accelerator?

You will find out about...

• Why Austin?
• SXSW
• Dell
• University of Texas
• Capital Factory
• Startup Week
• Angel Investors
• Venture Capitalists
• Incubators & Accelerators
• Coffee Shops
• Coworking
• Happy Hours
• Meetups 
• Hack-a-thons
• Lawyers
• Accountants
• Banks
• PR firms
• Recruiting firms


Moderators
avatar for Joshua Baer

Joshua Baer

Executive Director, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Austinpreneur. I help people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs.

Speakers
avatar for Damon Clinkscales

Damon Clinkscales

Entrepreneur/Developer, Kismet Ventures
Cultivator of people, groups, and companies. ATX Startup Week Developer Track Lead.


Wednesday October 5, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

Rebrands & Redesigns | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Learn how to navigate some exciting (but often treacherous!) creative waters! Well be discussing best practices, solid strategies and what makes a successful transition from one look, feel and brand story to another through the lens of packaged goods. 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
avatar for Yauss Berenji

Yauss Berenji

Co-Owner, Skull & Cakebones
avatar for Martha Pincoffs

Martha Pincoffs

President, Hat Creek Provisions
Branding/Marketing/Product Development
avatar for Kelly Stevens

Kelly Stevens

Founder and Principal, Seven Creative
I'm a designer passionate about working with small companies — especially in the food and consumer packaged goods space — to bring their products to market with smart, effective and beautiful design. In the soup pot: 12 years of experience as art director at Whole Foods Market and a love of my craft, let's get cooking!

Organizers
avatar for Lynda Berrios

Lynda Berrios

Owner, Little Spoon Consulting
A Texas native with over 12 years in the grocery industry, Lynda Berrios started Little Spoon Consulting to support start-up & emerging food businesses in Austin & beyond. With a passion for & a deep knowledge of the grocery world, Berrios has helped hundreds of producers bring their tastiest ideas from concept to market. From sourcing and supporting small producers as a local forager for Whole Foods Market to her role as Executive Director of... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

A Startup's First Year: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Entrepreneurship is a way of life in Austin. Everyone you meet is building a mobile app or disrupting an industry. News headlines congratulate startups receiving hundreds of thousands (or millions) in funding each day. Sometimes it seems so commonplace that you'd think founding a company was easy. But don't be fooled.

Hear from three Austin startups, Sandbox Commerce, DivInc and Gallivnt, about the blood, sweat and tears that went into their first year building their startups. They'll share the brutally honest, behind-the-scenes look at how they pushed through when things got tough, and why they wake up to fight for their company's success each day. Get ready to remove your rose-colored glasses because the road of entrepreneurship is no easy feat. Is it even worth it? You'll be surprised by their answers.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!  

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Byczek

Carolyn Byczek

COO, Gallivnt
avatar for Ashley Jennings

Ashley Jennings

Co-Founder & CBDO, DivInc
avatar for Scott Mackey

Scott Mackey

CEO, Gallivnt
avatar for Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Director of Product, SandBox Commerce
Director of Product @sandboxcommerce; creator of product and builder of the future - interested in tech inflection points. No power in the verse can stop me!
avatar for Sterling Smith

Sterling Smith

Founder & CEO, SandBox Commerce

Organizers
avatar for Jessica Cox

Jessica Cox

Member & Student Success Manager, Galvanize Inc


Wednesday October 5, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

Veterans' Roundtable: Delivering More for Those Who Serve | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Veterans are natural leaders but often lack knowledge about community resources and networks available to help them succeed as entrepreneurs. This session is designed to be an open forum for current and aspiring military/Veteran and spouse entrepreneurs to learn about local and national resources and programs to help them launch and grow companies, and to bring together entrepreneurs, community leaders, and supporters to discuss ways in which we can better serve and meet the needs of Veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs. 

Organizers
avatar for Patriot Boot Camp

Patriot Boot Camp

Patriot Boot Camp presented by Techstars (PBC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit on a mission to equip service members, veterans and spouses with the entrepreneurial education, access to resources, mentorship, and community support they need to build technology companies of scale and impact. Since 2012, PBC has delivered startup training and hands-on mentoring to more than 500 military veteran and spouse entrepreneurs. 


Wednesday October 5, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Techstars 412 Congress Ave. #200

4:00pm

Capital Factory Tour | 4:00 - 4:30 PM
Capital Factory is located in Austin Centre in the middle of downtown Austin. Park on the street, at a nearby lot, or in a garage. Enter from any side of the building and take the business tower elevators near the security desk up to the 16th floor.

Learn more about Capital Factory at http://capitalfactory.com/ 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers
avatar for Liz Coufal

Liz Coufal

New Member Ambassador, Capital Factory


Wednesday October 5, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Conversion Rate Optimization for Marketers & Designers | 4:00 - 5:00 PM
This is one of the hottest sessions during Austin Startup Week. Don't miss this! Join us as the nation's smartest minds in conversion optimization discuss techniques you can use to make your website more effective at turning visitors into customers!

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP.
 If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five! 
 

Speakers
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Brian Massey

CEO, Conversion Sciences
Brian Massey is the founder of Conversion Sciences LLC and author of the book Your Customer Creation Equation. He is an online marketing expert focused on the science of turning web traffic into leads and sales. His rare combination of interests and experience was developed over 25 years as computer programmer, entrepreneur, corporate marketer, international speaker, and writer. Founded in 2007, Conversion Sciences helps businesses transform... Read More →
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Claire Vo

CEO, Experiment Engine


Wednesday October 5, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
WP Engine 504 Lavaca Street #1000

4:00pm

How to Commit to your Commits - A 365-day Commit Streak | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Over the last year I have completed a 365-day commit streak. Github is a tool that many programmers use to collaborate on coding projects. Github currently tracks each user’s contributions on a image calendar. That is the platform in which I have used to measure my progress. I have dedicated myself to exploring and contributing to open-source projects that help to better my understanding of coding. I documented my dedication by writing a blog that accounts for this year-long effort. I would like to discuss how to do this and how a little bit of discipline everyday can lead to a great benefits. I come from a non-technical background, so many people who are approaching an interest in technology as a profession will find this very informative.

Since last year, I have gotten married, started a new job, moved across the country, and bought a home. Many things have changed, one thing remains constant, I have been coding everyday for the last year. I would like the opportunity to discuss the challenges, rewards, and lessons learned about this experience!

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!  

Speakers
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Cameron Buckingham

Instructor, Galvanize
Cameron Buckingham was a graduate at Galvanize and now works for them as an instructor. He previously served in the United States Coast Guard and worked as a production manager for a DC startup, where he discovered his passion for code. After graduating from Galvanize, he worked in big data at American Express to support companies such as Uber and McDonald's to drive a quicker pay-with-points system still in use by customers today.

Organizers
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Galvanize

We are the learning community for tech where you can become a web developer, data scientist, or build your startup. | | Surrounded by World-renowned and locally-revered tech companies such as Google, IBM, and Dell, the bustling and diverse 2nd Street District is where Galvanize Austin calls home. Situated in the heart of Downtown Austin along the banks of Lady Bird Lake, our front door sits among some of the best coffee shops, boutiques... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Working With Giants: VR/AR | 4:00 - 5:30PM
Capital Factory and Microsoft have teamed up to curate a event series called Working with Giants which explores how large companies are working with startups within a specific sectors of technology. This could be anything from investment to free credits on your platform to insights or introductions. For Austin Startup Week, we'll be focusing on Giants working in the VR/AR realm.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Moderators
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Ryan Joy

Startup & Developer Evangelist, Microsoft

Speakers
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Edward Doan

Senior Technical Project Manager, Google
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Tarun Nimmagadda

CoFounder, Mutual Mobile
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Anil Sahini

Digital Business Development and Incubators, EMD Serono Inc. (a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany)

Organizers
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Desmond Thomas

Partnerships Coordinator, Capital Factory
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Paula Nguyen

Event Operations Coordinator, Capital Factory


Wednesday October 5, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Appy Hour with SandBox Commerce | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
SandBox Commerce will talk about the importance of a mobile application to a retailers' sales and customer ecosystem. We will discuss best practices in building, managing and deploying mobile applications in the retail space and the impact of these applications on a retailers bottom line. Appetizers and drinks provided.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers
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Ryan Smith

Director of Product, SandBox Commerce
Director of Product @sandboxcommerce; creator of product and builder of the future - interested in tech inflection points. No power in the verse can stop me!


Wednesday October 5, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Notley Ventures Happy Hour at Owen's Garage | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Networking and meet and greet with Notley team, its portfolio companies and initiatives at Owen's Garage, a fun and exciting coworking space in East Austin.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers
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Notley

Notley was founded in 2015 by Dan Graham, founder of BuildASign.com, and his wife, Lisa as a way to leverage their own business and investing success. Named for the abbey in Oxford, England where they were married, Notley’s mission is to fund and support businesses, non-profits, and programs making positive change and social impact in the world.


Wednesday October 5, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Owen's Garage 1407 Bob Harrison St, Austin, TX 78702

5:00pm

Impact Hub Wonder Brew featuring McCombs' Net Impact and Board Fellows with a Pop Up shop by Purse and Clutch | 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Come explore the Impact Hub Austin coworking space! These gatherings are an opportunity to learn more about the developing plans for Impact Hub and the supportive ecosystem for Austin's mission-based community. We have partnered with the McCombs School of Business Chapter of Net Impact and McCombs Board Fellows for this month's brew. 

Impact Hub is located at  411 W. Monroe
Additional parking at Jovita's Restaurant (1619 South 1st)

Net Impact is a community of more than 30,000 change makers using their jobs to tackle the world’s toughest problems, demonstrating that it’s possible to make a net impact that benefits not just the bottom line – but people and planet, too. Net Impact's McCombs School of Business Chapter shares this purpose and seeks to help students explore skills which can be used towards a career for good.

The McCombs Board Fellows, is a student-run organization that places select MBA students on local nonprofit boards as non-voting members for one year. This program provide talented and committed graduate business students the opportunity to work with and learn from nonprofit leaders, while contributing their time and business skills to benefit the Austin community.

Purse and Clutch is and online boutique with a mission is to help support sustainable, long-term employment for men & women with limited opportunities by connections to international markets. They partner with artisans in developing countries who create their products with an emphasis on design & quality. 

More: http://impacthubaustin.com/events/

Organizers
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Impact Hub

Impact Hub Austin is bringing coworking, offices, programming and events to the Austin community, making a positive impact in the world. 


Wednesday October 5, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Impact Hub / Vuka 411 Monroe St W. Austin, TX 78704

5:30pm

McCombs Entrepreneurship Night | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Smart People. Big Ideas. New Connections

Come meet successful McCombs entrepreneurs from the Texas MBA and Texas MSTC programs showcasing their startups. You’ll have the opportunity to network with current students, alumni and local entrepreneurs from the growing Austin Startup scene. Join us for discovery, a great time, and complimentary food & drinks.

Learn more about this event here.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   


Organizers

Wednesday October 5, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Speakeasy 412 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

Tech's Emerging Role in Austin Politics, Policy and Philanthropy | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
The Austin tech industry employs +100,000 people, and yet its true impact on local policy and causes has yet to be seen. 

In light of recent battles at City Hall over ride-hailing and short-term rentals, and considering the tech community's emerging work in CSR and philanthropy, right now is the perfect time for tech to step back and identify its role: How should Austin's tech community increase and improve its engagement in politics, policy and philanthropy? 

The Austin Monitor and GivingCity Austin invite you to a panel discussion featuring Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Barbary Brunner of Austin Technology Council and Joshua Baer of the Austin Tech Alliance to discuss how the tech community can be more effective in leveraging its voice to effect issues the city is grappling with, from managing its growth to dealing with economic disparity and creating a more hospitable environment for entrepreneurs and investors. 

Join us at Owen's Garage to enjoy drinks, appetizers and the company of tech activists for this engaging discussion. 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!  

Speakers
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Mayor Steve Adler

Mayor, City of Austin
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Joshua Baer

Executive Director, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Austinpreneur. I help people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs.
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Barbary Brunner

CEO, Austin Technology Council

Organizers

Wednesday October 5, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Owen's Garage 1407 Bob Harrison St, Austin, TX 78702

6:00pm

ASW Marketers’ Happy Hour | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Hey Marketers of Austin Startup Week, join us for a happy hour just for you! Join us on Wednesday to network with other marketers enjoying startup week. We'll have drink tickets and there will be tons of marketers to network with!

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers

Wednesday October 5, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Austin Ale House 301 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

Advance Screening: 'The Trolls' (MOVIE - Additional RSVP Required) | 6:00 - 8:30 PM

5:15 p.m. – Doors and Bar Open with snacks served before the film begins
6:15 p.m. – Film Screening, Q&A
Free and open to the public


What is a patent troll? How do they infringe on technology innovation? Can you protect your intellectual property (IP)?

You’re invited to an advanced screening of THE TROLLS, written & directed by Austin filmmaker, Lex Lybrand (SUMMER LEAGUE, MEET ME THERE), starring Rob Gagnon (GOOD NIGHT, TX), Lisa Friedrich (MEET ME THERE), Pat Dean (VICE), and Katie Pengra (PRETTY AWFUL), and executive-produced by Cesari & Reed, LLP.

THE TROLLS chronicles a fictional Austin start-up taking on the patent troll industry. Fresh off of breaking Kickstarter’s fundraising record, they lose everything they’ve built to an East Texas troll.

Their revenge plot? It’s simple. They plan to troll the trolls.

Using a centuries-old legal loophole, the scrappy start-up obtains a patent for being a patent troll. This allows them to – you guessed it – troll the trolls.

Following the screening, learn more from the expert panel about the effects of patent trolls on technology businesses and inventors. Pat Dean, Actor, Kirk Cesari, IP attorney, and Andrew Donoho, of EFF-Austin, will share their thoughts on patent trolls– persons or companies who buy existing patents on the cheap from inventors and small companies instead of creating new products or ideas. Trolls profit by threatening and/or filing legal action unless the alleged infringer agrees to pay an expensive licensing fee. Learn how companies and inventors can protect their IP and their innovative ideas from these malicious practices.

Please RSVP here.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!    

Speakers
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Kirk Cesari

Partner, Cesari & Reed, LLP
Kirk Cesari is a partner in Cesari & Reed, LLP, admitted to practice in Texas, Minnesota, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Kirk has a background in electrical engineering. He is the executive producer of The Trolls and an avid traveler and all around cool dude.
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Pat Dean

Comedian and Musician
Pat Dean is a comedian and musician based in Austin, Texas. He has been featured on the Moontower Comedy Festival, VICE, and Hell Yes Fest. He also hosts Storytellers, Austin’s #12-rated podcast and an Austin Chronicle’s “local favorite”.
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Andrew Donoho

Board Member, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) - Austin
Andrew Donoho has a 30+ year history developing both hardware and software in Austin, TX. He has been awarded three patents and has made important contributions to the SVG and HTML web standards. He also helped steward the birth of the Mozilla Foundation, thus saving an open web. He has lived on both sides of the patent system — both as a patent holder and as an open source/open standards partisan. Andrew serves on the board of the... Read More →

Organizers

Wednesday October 5, 2016 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Stateside at the Paramount 719 Congress Avenue Austin, TX

6:00pm

An Evening with Entrepreneurs: Dinner and Co-Working in ATX | 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Join forces with Austin's downtown, co-working hubs to throw the most high-tech dinner party in ATX. Capital Factory, WeWork, Galvanize, and Techspace are opening their doors Wednesday, October 5th to show entrepreneurs in Austin where they can go to start their business. What better way to do this in Austin than through a dinner party! With a 4 course dinner (drinks, apps, meal, and dessert) and tours of co-working facilities, attendees will get to see (and taste) the best of Austin entrepreneurialism.

Head to any of these spaces between 6:00 - 9:00 PM for a taste of coworking! 

WeWork - 600 Congress Ave, 14th floor, Austin TX 78701
Capital Factory - 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701
Techspace - 98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Galvanize - 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers
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Capital Factory

Located right in the middle of downtown Austin, Capital Factory has stunning views of the Capitol building and 6th Street. Our space is the ultimate place for entrepreneurs to learn, work, and accelerate their companies. The 16th floor is an open floor plan with coworking, dedicated desks, meeting rooms, event space, a classroom and a fantastic break room. The 5th floor has private offices, dedicated desks, a game room, and a video recording... Read More →
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Galvanize

We are the learning community for tech where you can become a web developer, data scientist, or build your startup. | | Surrounded by World-renowned and locally-revered tech companies such as Google, IBM, and Dell, the bustling and diverse 2nd Street District is where Galvanize Austin calls home. Situated in the heart of Downtown Austin along the banks of Lady Bird Lake, our front door sits among some of the best coffee shops, boutiques... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Various (see description)

6:00pm

Cafe Bedouins Hack Night | 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Do you like making things? 

Are you a software/hardware developer or designer with a personal project? 

Cafe Bedouins is a time to work on that personal project.

Join us at Galvanize for a night of creation and camaraderie during Startup Week.

When it's not Startup Week, Cafe Bedouins meets every Tuesday to push projects forward!

Find out more at http://cafebedouins.com/

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers
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Damon Clinkscales

Entrepreneur/Developer, Kismet Ventures
Cultivator of people, groups, and companies. ATX Startup Week Developer Track Lead.


Wednesday October 5, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

7:00pm

Austin API Meeting: Lightning Talks | 7:00 - 9:00 PM
In the Classroom to the left of the front desk


Beers, soft drinks and water provided.

Spaced provided courtesy of @CapitalFactory!

This time around, we'll have lightning talks. It's a great chance to talk in front of a group or share about something you find interesting. We're looking for 6-8 presenters for the evening.

The Rules:
  • It must be API-related;
  • We want a minimum of five minutes, we cut you off at 15.
  • The themes are "Cool Tools," "Check out what I learned.." and "Here's something you should know about.."
  • If you're interested in speaking, let us know! 

Current Speakers/Topics:
  • Civic APIs, Open Austin
  • ReDoc, an open source project for turning ideas into specifications into documentation. (Adam Altman or Rebilly)
  • Cognitive Services APIs, Rachel Weil of Microsoft
  • You!?

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP.
 If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five! 
  

Speakers
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Adam Altman

Founder, Rebilly
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Rachel Weil

Technical Evangelist, Microsoft

Organizers
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Keith Casey

Principal, CaseySoftware, LLC
Keith Casey served as the Director of Product for Clarify.io working to make APIs easier, more consistent, and solve real world problems. Previously, as a Developer Evangelist at Twilio, he worked to get good technology into the hands of good people to do great things. In his spare time, he works to build and support the Austin technology community, blogs at CaseySoftware.com and is fascinated by monkeys. He is also a co-author of “A... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701
 
Thursday, October 6
 

9:00am

Austin Open Coffee Club | 9:00 - 10:45 AM
Limited Capacity full

Start your day off right with good coffee and conversation at Atlassian's gorgeous offices in the warehouse district. We'll be meeting on the morning of the startup crawl and feasting on a canonical Austin breakfast.

We'd like to warmly welcome entrepreneurs and investors from around the country who are joining us for Austin Startup Week.

A huge thanks to Atlassian Austin for providing us with an incredible space to meet in downtown Austin.

We are grateful to our generous sponsors for their support! 

Microsoft ♥ Startups

Every startup is unique and Microsoft has programs to help, no matter what stage of development your startup is in. Sound interesting? Grab a cup of coffee with Microsoft Startup Evangelist Ryan Joy (@atxryan).

Miller Egan Molter & Nelson LLP

MEMN combines top-tier lawyers with leading edge technology to redefine startup legal counsel. Representing many of the top startups in Austin and throughout Texas, founders finally have an efficient, independent alternative to traditional law firms. 

Silicon Hills Lawyer

Written and curated by a leading Austin startup lawyer, SHL offers Texas-based founders free content and tools on startup law and venture capital fundamentals.

Lontra Ventures

Lontra Ventures is a seed stage investment and advisory practices focused on emerging trends in technology including Big Data, Analytics, Database Technologies, High Performance Computing, IT Infrastructure, Web Optimization and Developer Tools. Lontra Ventures companies deploy product via numerous channels including developer tool marketplaces, SAAS, API, consumer and enterprise sales. Current portfolio companies including Appbase, Atlas Wearables, Bitfusion, BlazingDB, Clarify, Experiment Engine, MusicMeetsVideo, Nexd, OneModel, Remark and Stoplight. Congrats to Nexd.io and Stoplight on their recent launches, and Blazing making the Techcrunch Disrupt 2016 Finals!

Atlassian

Millions of users globally rely on Atlassian products every day for improving software development, project management, collaboration, and code quality.


What is Open Coffee? 


An open space for Austin entrepreneurs and investors to chat with each other in an informal setting. Austin Open Coffee Club meets twice a month to cultivate relationships in the Austin tech scene. 

Please note that the space holds 75 max, so make sure to come early! 

Learn more at http://opencoffeeaustin.org/

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!  

Organizers
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Damon Clinkscales

Entrepreneur/Developer, Kismet Ventures
Cultivator of people, groups, and companies. ATX Startup Week Developer Track Lead.


Thursday October 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:45am
Atlassian 303 Colorado Street, Suite 1600, Austin, TX

10:00am

Power to the People: Building Successful Brands by Empowering Users | 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Advancing technology has given us the ability to build brands centered around giving users power through accessibility. Campus Watch CEO and founder, Paolo Soriano, leads this interactive discussion guiding attendees through identifying existing problems, issues or needs consumers face and the solutions we can create by developing brands that put technology into the hands of users. During the session, Paolo will guide audiences through the development of Campus Watch and tools to building innovative brands that empower consumers.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!    

Speakers
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Paolo Soriano

Founder and CEO, Campus Watch, LLC

Organizers

Thursday October 6, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

How to Recruit Diverse Tech Talent | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Charles Obih of Facebook will present data from his research into how tech companies end up with teams that are not diverse, and how/why they can reverse the trend and be more inclusive.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!    

Speakers
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Charles Obih

Technical Operations Associate, Facebook


Thursday October 6, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Facebook 300 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

Legal Pitfalls Startups Face | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Janik Vinnakota LLP will present on the various legal pitfalls startups face, including team development, protection of intellectual property, and corporate structure.

All three of these aspects are well known to experienced startup players, but as business and intellectual property litigators we bring a unique perspective on what investors tell us they really look for but not tell the startups, including protection of IP, and what really happens in eventual litigation if startups neglect to properly legally protect their company (whether it be business litigation, founder disputes / litigation, or IP litigation).

The key takeaway we want to explore is the synergy and interplay between startup innovation (IP development or processes), business (market forces/entry and seed or VC funding), and legal aspects (protection of patents, trademarks, trade secrets and corporate formation).

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
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Glenn Janik

Partner, Janik Vinnakota LLP
After a decade of being in the courtroom--trying intellectual property and commercial litigation cases--I had finally had enough. Too often, my clients were facing litigation because of mistakes made when they set-up their company, entered into a key contract, or filed their first patent. And, too often, these mistakes were made because they were using lawyers who had never been to the courtroom. We founded Janik Vinnakota LLP to solve this... Read More →
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Rajkumar Vinnakota

Partner, Janik Vinnakota LLP
I have a specialized legal practice focusing on complex commercial law, intellectual property, business start-up, and litigation. I help start-up and tech companies by developing, managing, licensing, and enforcing their intellectual property portfolios. My practice also focuses on helping these companies navigate the complex legal environment to attract next-level funding and investments.

Sponsors
avatar for Janik Vinnakota LLP

Janik Vinnakota LLP

Janik Vinnakota LLP is a specialized commercial trial law firm experienced in IP litigation and patent litigation, as well as startup and technology business formation. The attorneys at Janik Vinnakota are committed to fostering long-term relationships with their clients through personalized attention and providing innovative legal risk management advice.


Thursday October 6, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Techstars 412 Congress Ave. #200

12:00pm

Day in the Life of a UX Designer - Lunch Workshop | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Intro to UX: This class aims to demystify UX by giving a practical and simple introduction to what UX is, while also explaining some of the core concepts of user centered design.

Hosted by General Assembly 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers

Thursday October 6, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
WeWork 600 Congress Ave, 14th Floor

12:00pm

Learn to Code Course: Introduction to Git & Github | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Web files, like HTML/CSS and JavaScript, are always being edited and often edited by multiple designers and developers. In order to track all these changes and protect work from being overwritten and lost, it is important to learn how to manage the changing versions of your files. GitHub is one of the most popular solutions to this program and this lesson will introduce you to working with it.

LEARN TO CODEFREE WORKSHOP MATERIAL

Overview - Learn about what GitHub is and how it can help you manage your web pages and get them online.

Project - Put version control into action with these lessons on GitHub.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!  

Speakers
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Cameron Buckingham

Instructor, Galvanize
Cameron Buckingham was a graduate at Galvanize and now works for them as an instructor. He previously served in the United States Coast Guard and worked as a production manager for a DC startup, where he discovered his passion for code. After graduating from Galvanize, he worked in big data at American Express to support companies such as Uber and McDonald's to drive a quicker pay-with-points system still in use by customers today.


Thursday October 6, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

The Rise of Fintech Explained - Why You Should Take Notice? | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Join Self Lender and Vyze as they dive into the inner workings of the fintech industry. This session will have two presentations followed by a joint Q&A session.

Self Lender: How to Work with Banks as a Fintech Startup
Learn how to work with banks as a fintech startup. James Garvey, co-founder of Self Lender (www.selflender.com) shares his experience on how he prospected, cultivated, signed and executed a partnership with a financial institution — as a seed stage Austin-based startup. 

Vyze: The Rise of Fintech Explained - Why You Should Take Notice?
Fintech is one of the fastest growing industries with fintech companies having over $24 billion invested in them since 2010. Why is this the case? In our session, Vyze will dive into the rise of fintech and how new technology is innovating traditional financing to be the answer to the shift in the way people look to shop, spend and save.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!  

Speakers
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Eric Carillo

Software Developer, Vyze
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James Garvey

CEO, Self Lender
Self Lender is a #finserv & #fintech #startup that helps everyone get access to credit. Tweets by @John__Atkins
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Leila Nazari

Marketing Manager, Vyze

Organizers

Thursday October 6, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Techstars 412 Congress Ave. #200

2:00pm

Want to Start a Food or Beverage Company? | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Limited Capacity full

Want to start a food or beverage company? Have a great idea that isn't found on retail shelves? We'll show you what it's REALLY like to launch into the food scene with your innovative product.

We'll address the challenges of launching a food or beverage startup from the very beginning stages and show you what its like to put your own sweat and tears into the launch along with the back-breaking, hard labor realities of "getting your product out there". We'll also tell you why many of us wouldn't have it any other way.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
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TRISH WESEVICH

OWNER, CAPITAL KITCHENS


Thursday October 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Capital Kitchens 1606 W. Stassney Ln, Suite 1, Austin, TX 78745

2:00pm

Techstars Open House and Fireside Chat | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Come learn more about Techstars in Austin!

Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to build their business. With 18 mentorship-driven accelerator programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey. Techstars provides access to over 5,000 founders, mentors investors, and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and do more faster. Techstars makes entrepreneurship more accessible by providing access to capital, guidance, marketing, business development, customer acquisition, and recruitment. For more information, visit www.techstars.com.

In this session, we'll discuss the Techstars program, the upcoming application deadline and what we look for in the application process. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and see if the program is a fit for you. Glean tips and tricks for your startup, learn about how we review applications and more.

If you've thought about applying to the program (applications close on October 15, 2016) or have already applied this is your opportunity to get your questions answered. 

Learn more about Techstars and apply for the upcoming program here.  

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Moderators
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Amos Schwartzfarb

Investor, Unwired Nation
I play dad, build start-ups and race mountain bikes....thats pretty much it.

Thursday October 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Techstars 412 Congress Ave. #200

2:00pm

Creating Digital Connections that Foster Human Interactions | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Digital communities and products designed for sharing, commenting and “like” accumulation have been smash hits. But these same tools have failed to consistently foster connections that move from the digital to the human realm, proving to be a driver of, instead of a solution to, human loneliness. 

While often satisfying, sharing and garnering in a permanently interconnected world is a poor substitute for real human interaction, a substitute that also creates pressure to create a digital façade of happiness and success that has little to do with our real world existence. 

A new generation of technology startups seek to address this phenomenon, creating tools and communities designed not to motivate online interaction, but to create offline connections. From the dating app Bumble’s move to Bumble BFF, to NextDoor’s successful efforts to build neighborhood community, attempts to be an anti-facebook are taking off. The expectation isn’t to cure loneliness, but a new generation of entrepreneurs are certain the internet can be part of the solution, instead of driving the problem. 

We will seek to answer the questions: 
1. Can technology be a solution to, instead of driver of, loneliness 
2. Why have social networks failed to create real world connections? 
3. How are new companies innovating to become part of the solution?

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
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Carolyn Byczek

COO, Gallivnt
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Scott Mackey

CEO, Gallivnt


Thursday October 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Art and Tech, Meet Chocolate | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Limited Capacity full

How Maggie Louise Confections Combines Design Expertise with e-Commerce to Create Unique Chocolate Experiences

Join us at our East Austin boutique and participate in an exclusive tour of our chocolate kitchen for an inside look at our artisan chocolate process. Then, sample our sweets while we share insights and lessons learned from the launch of our MLC Studio, an interactive online feature where clients customize their own chocolate boxes.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
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Maggie Callahan

CEO and Creative Director, Maggie Louise Confections


Thursday October 6, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Maggie Louise Confections 1017 E 6th Street

4:00pm

Building Great Developer Teams: From Junior Developers to CTO | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Your development team is one of your most critical teams--they interpret company strategy, translate design, and create the platforms, products, and user experiences where your customers live. Join Jorge Téllez, Director of Growth and Operations for Turing School of Software and Design (based in Denver, CO), in this session sponsored by P2Binvestor about hiring and structuring development teams that are built to last. Especially with the increase in bootcamps and quality engineer training programs and with a continuing shortage of developers, knowing how to create the right team and environment to ensure company and team success is must-have knowledge for any founder.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
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Jorge Téllez

Director of Growth, Turing School of Software & Design

Organizers

Thursday October 6, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Techstars 412 Congress Ave. #200

4:00pm

SXSW Success for Your Startup: Leveraging March Magic in Austin | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Scheduled March 10-19, 2017, SXSW brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, founders, angels, investors and VCs from across the United States and around the world. The 2017 event will see many changes and many new opportunities. Attend this special presentation to get more information on how you can take advantage of all that the event has to offer.

Additionally, learn the best strategies and methodologies for your new venture to leverage the various SXSW startup-related platforms to take your company (and your career) to the next level.

Sponsored by the Austin Chamber of Commerce, Innovate Austin Initiative in Partnership with SXSW.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!  

Speakers
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Hugh Forrest

Director, SXSW Interactive Festival, SXSW (South by Southwest)
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Chris Valentine

Accelerator Pitch Event Manager, SXSW


Thursday October 6, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

ATX Startup Crawl Presented by Hired | 5:00 - 10:00 PM

REGISTER FOR A MAP AND FREE DRINK TICKET HERE

The ATX Startup Crawl is the biggest event of Austin Startup Week!  

Grab a drink and some swag on Thursday night as you tour the latest and greatest of Austin's startup community - culminating in the epic megastop at Capital Factory.

This year, we've moved from the Omni Atrium to Austin's hottest new event space, 800 Congress.
Located at the corner of 8th and Congress, it's just a quick one block walk from the Capital Factory Megastop!

The official ATX Startup Crawl app will be released soon, download it to receive the map!
 

This event is free and open to the entire Austin startup community but has LIMITED CAPACITY. The FIRST 5,000 SIGNUPS are guaranteed admittance.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email Desmond Thomas <desmond@capitalfactory.com>

Questions? Email startupcrawl@capitalfactory.com! 

Special thanks to our sponsors:
  • Hired
  • Galvanize
  • Conde Nast
  • Outbound Engine
  • Industious
  • Duo Security
  • Cognitive Scale
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Vitamin Talent
  • Supernaut
  • Help.com
  • Wavefront
  • Civitas Learning
  • Betts Recruiting
  • Data.World
  • Cox Enterprises
  • The Iron Yard
  • Rebilly
  • Austin Tech Alliance
  • Cloud Nerd
  • Tradelive
  • Simple Booth
Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Organizers

Thursday October 6, 2016 5:00pm - 10:00pm
800 Congress 800 Congress Ave, Austin TX 78701
 
Friday, October 7
 

8:00am

Smart Policy for Smart Cities | 8:00 - 9:30 AM
Cities are rapidly integrating technology to improve services, engage citizens and increase the satisfaction of urban life. Areas such as transportation, energy, safety and citizen engagement are ripe for innovation and can make a fundamental difference in the lives of citizens. The potential means a more prosperous, equitable and connected city. This transition is not a simple one. Join us for a discussion with technology and policy experts who will discuss the great promise and many complexities.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

Speakers
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Vijay George

Senior Advisor, NMG Consulting
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Sherri Greenberg

Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT Austin
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Mitch Jacobson

Co-Director, ATI Clean Energy Incubator @ University of Texas

Organizers
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Chelsea Collier

Principal, Intercambio

Sponsors
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Janik Vinnakota LLP

Janik Vinnakota LLP is a specialized commercial trial law firm experienced in IP litigation and patent litigation, as well as startup and technology business formation. The attorneys at Janik Vinnakota are committed to fostering long-term relationships with their clients through personalized attention and providing innovative legal risk management advice.


Friday October 7, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Departure Lounge 311 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am

Austin Startup Week Hangover Breakfast | 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Come enjoy mimosas and grab some breakfast before heading off to ACL! 

Friday October 7, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Departure Lounge 311 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am

Free Coworking at atx FACTORY - ALL DAY | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Creators and Hustlers might not thrive in the traditional 9-5 workspace. That’s why they can rejoice in the offerings at atx FACTORY. The new co working space, located on the East side at 5323 Levander Loop, has much more to offer. From stand up desks, private areas, conference rooms, a yoga studio, plus on-site food trucks and a bar that offers Juice Society, cold brew, and Kombucha on tap; the Creatives of Austin have found a place where they can live, work and play. When you include the showers, locker rooms, bocce ball court, sleeping pods, and fire pits; you can find several ways to hit your “reset" button. Membership at the FACTORY also gives access to the newly developed Wellness program, which provides a discount to both coffee and Juice Society behind the bar, while also offering yoga and meditation classes at your fingertips. With this handful of amenities, atx FACTORY is finally giving the Movers and Shakers of Austin a place to Create, Collaborate and Meditate.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!    


Organizers

Friday October 7, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
atx FACTORY 5323 Levander Loop