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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

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
avatar for Ashley Jennings

Ashley Jennings

Cofounder | CMO, DivInc

Speakers
avatar for Ainee Athar

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... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Fritsch

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... 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.
avatar for Sterling Smith

Sterling Smith

Founder & CEO, SandBox Commerce


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

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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 Holly Gibson

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
 
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
avatar for Sera Bonds

Sera Bonds

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

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... Read More →
avatar for An Dang

An Dang

Kids Yoga Instructor, The Little Yoga House
avatar for Sarah Evans

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... Read More →
avatar for Karyn Scott

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... Read More →


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

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
avatar for Jake Phillips

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... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Cox

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

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

Co-founder, CEO, Revealix
Healthcare Executive, Wound Care Specialist, Entrepreneur and Rebel with a cause. At Revealix we are leading a fundamental rethinking of how doctors can intercept diabetic limb complications. #SimplySavingLimbs
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... Read More →
avatar for Rena Pacheco-Theard

Rena Pacheco-Theard

Co-Founder and CEO, Prepify
avatar for Zoe Schlag

Zoe Schlag

Managing Director, Techstars

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

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

Director of Communications & Culture, NumFOCUS
Currently I manage strategic initiatives and marketing/communications at NumFOCUS, a nonprofit supporting open source data science. My experience spans technology, higher education (Harvard), nonprofits, and entrepreneurship (recruitHER). Interested in open source, ethical data science... 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

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
 
Wednesday, October 5
 

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
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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
 
Thursday, October 6
 

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
avatar for Charles Obih

Charles Obih

Technical Operations Associate, Facebook


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