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Monday, October 3
 

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've never met a stranger, only friends that I don't know yet! 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! I have 10+ years in leadership positions focused in higher education and technology... Read More →


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... 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

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
 
Tuesday, October 4
 

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
avatar for Nicole Forbes

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... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd 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... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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
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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
 
Wednesday, October 5
 

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
 
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

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

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