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Monday, October 3
 

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
avatar for Trevor Boehm

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... Read More →
avatar for Reagan Pugh

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... Read More →


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

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 19 years of executive and nonprofit leadership 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... 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

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... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Sportsman

Nathan Sportsman

Founder and CEO, Praetorian

Organizers
avatar for Manifest

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... Read More →


Monday October 3, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
TechSpace - Austin 98 San Jacinto Blvd, 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
avatar for Johan Borge

Johan Borge

CEO, The Techmap
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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brett Hurt

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... Read More →


Monday October 3, 2016 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701
 
Tuesday, October 4
 

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

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
avatar for Charlotte Creech

Charlotte Creech

CEO, Patriot Boot Camp

Speakers
avatar for KC Chhipwadia

KC Chhipwadia

CEO & Founder, Athlete Foundry, LLC
avatar for Craig Cummings

Craig Cummings

Head of Corporate Development, moovel Group
avatar for Drew Miller

Drew Miller

Founder and CEO, Roll Cast Advisors
avatar for Johnathan Wojtewicz

Johnathan Wojtewicz

Co-founder and Executive Director, Bunker Labs Austin

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... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Brazos Hall 204 E 4th St, 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
avatar for Rob Adams

Rob Adams

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

Jim Brown

Founder & Partner, Arena Growth Partners
avatar for Kerry Rupp

Kerry Rupp

CEO, DreamIt Ventures
Kerry Rupp is General Partner at True Wealth Ventures, an early-stage VC fund investing in women-led businesses in consumer health & sustainability. She teaches for the NSF I-Corps program, mentors startups, and consults on innovation and strategy. Kerry was previously CEO at DreamIt... Read More →
avatar for Dax Williamson

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

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!   

Moderators
avatar for Mikaela Berman

Mikaela Berman

Venture Partner, Texas Venture Labs

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
avatar for Johan Borge

Johan Borge

CEO, The Techmap
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... 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
avatar for Amos Schwartzfarb

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

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


Tuesday October 4, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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
 
Wednesday, October 5
 

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

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

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

Cofounder | CMO, DivInc
avatar for Scott Mackey

Scott Mackey

CEO, Gallivnt
avatar for Sterling Smith

Sterling Smith

Founder & CEO, SandBox Commerce
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!

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
 
Thursday, October 6
 

9:00am

Austin Open Coffee Club | 9:00 - 10:45 AM
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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
avatar for Damon Clinkscales

Damon Clinkscales

Engineering Manager, Khoros
Cultivator.


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

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
avatar for Amos Schwartzfarb

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

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
avatar for Jorge Téllez

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
avatar for Hugh Forrest

Hugh Forrest

Chief Programming Officer, SXSW
I am the Chief Programming Officer at SXSW. That means that I answer lots and lots of emails.
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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