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Wednesday, October 5


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!  

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Mayor Steve Adler

Mayor, City of Austin
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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.
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Barbary Brunner

CEO, Austin Technology Council


Wednesday October 5, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Owen's Garage 1407 Bob Harrison St, Austin, TX 78702
Friday, October 7


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!   

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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

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Chelsea Collier

Principal, Intercambio

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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... Read More →

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