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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

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

6:30pm

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Managing Partner & Founder, 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... Read More →


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

6:00pm

VentureCrushATX Panels: Mistakes Startups Make & How Startups Should Think About Cybersecurity | 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Michael Hanley

Michael Hanley

Director, Duo Labs
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... Read More →
avatar for Drew Hintz

Drew Hintz

Information Security Engineer, Staff Software Engineer, Google
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 andperformance for global companies, with deep expertise in marketing,business... 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... 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... 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... 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
 
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

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

Founder and Executive Director, PostUp
Austinpreneur I help people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs. I type in Dvorak and work at a standing desk.

Speakers
avatar for Damon Clinkscales

Damon Clinkscales

Engineering Manager, Khoros
Cultivator.


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

Cofounder | CMO, DivInc
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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
 

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