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Monday, October 3


The People, Process and Plan for Risk Mitigation in Real Estate | 10:00 - 11:00 AM
This will be an educational & collaborative session where we discuss real estate strategy for startups, and how to best navigate Austin’s high-demand market, while being considerate of early stage budgets.  We will also touch on real estate fundamentals, and best practices to mitigate risk.

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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Jay Austin

Office Tenant Rep, CBRE
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Tim Donohue

Senior Associate, CBRE


Monday October 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701
Wednesday, October 5


Meet Project Toscana: Collaboration Tools with a Brain - Lunch and Learn | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
If you find Google Inbox helpful and Slack as business critical - you have to check out what's happening in this session! We want to share a glimpse of cognitive collaboration where a system works for you. A system that can address Slack Bankruptcy (conversations you'll never be able to catch up on) and bring attention where you are needed when you only have a 5-minute break & staring at 50 new emails. From our research labs and design studio, we want your feedback in shaping the next generation of collaboration tools.

Join Laura Rodriguez, Product Designer, and Marlon Machado, Senior Offering Manager, for some East Side Pies (pizza), drinks, demo, and open discussions/feedback. Also, get an opportunity to sign up for the limited beta for Project Toscana!


Wednesday October 5, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WeWork 600 Congress Ave, 14th Floor


Veterans' Roundtable: Delivering More for Those Who Serve | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Veterans are natural leaders but often lack knowledge about community resources and networks available to help them succeed as entrepreneurs. This session is designed to be an open forum for current and aspiring military/Veteran and spouse entrepreneurs to learn about local and national resources and programs to help them launch and grow companies, and to bring together entrepreneurs, community leaders, and supporters to discuss ways in which we can better serve and meet the needs of Veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs. 

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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 →

Wednesday October 5, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Techstars 412 Congress Ave. #200


Advance Screening: 'The Trolls' (MOVIE - Additional RSVP Required) | 6:00 - 8:30 PM

5:15 p.m. – Doors and Bar Open with snacks served before the film begins
6:15 p.m. – Film Screening, Q&A
Free and open to the public

What is a patent troll? How do they infringe on technology innovation? Can you protect your intellectual property (IP)?

You’re invited to an advanced screening of THE TROLLS, written & directed by Austin filmmaker, Lex Lybrand (SUMMER LEAGUE, MEET ME THERE), starring Rob Gagnon (GOOD NIGHT, TX), Lisa Friedrich (MEET ME THERE), Pat Dean (VICE), and Katie Pengra (PRETTY AWFUL), and executive-produced by Cesari & Reed, LLP.

THE TROLLS chronicles a fictional Austin start-up taking on the patent troll industry. Fresh off of breaking Kickstarter’s fundraising record, they lose everything they’ve built to an East Texas troll.

Their revenge plot? It’s simple. They plan to troll the trolls.

Using a centuries-old legal loophole, the scrappy start-up obtains a patent for being a patent troll. This allows them to – you guessed it – troll the trolls.

Following the screening, learn more from the expert panel about the effects of patent trolls on technology businesses and inventors. Pat Dean, Actor, Kirk Cesari, IP attorney, and Andrew Donoho, of EFF-Austin, will share their thoughts on patent trolls– persons or companies who buy existing patents on the cheap from inventors and small companies instead of creating new products or ideas. Trolls profit by threatening and/or filing legal action unless the alleged infringer agrees to pay an expensive licensing fee. Learn how companies and inventors can protect their IP and their innovative ideas from these malicious practices.

Please RSVP 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!    

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Kirk Cesari

Partner, Cesari & Reed, LLP
Kirk Cesari is a partner in Cesari & Reed, LLP, admitted to practice in Texas, Minnesota, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Kirk has a background in electrical engineering. He is the executive producer of The Trolls and an avid traveler and all around cool dude.
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Pat Dean

Comedian and Musician
Pat Dean is a comedian and musician based in Austin, Texas. He has been featured on the Moontower Comedy Festival, VICE, and Hell Yes Fest. He also hosts Storytellers, Austin’s #12-rated podcast and an Austin Chronicle’s “local favorite... Read More →
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Andrew Donoho

Board Member, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) - Austin
Andrew Donoho has a 30+ year history developing both hardware and software in Austin, TX. He has been awarded three patents and has made important contributions to the SVG and HTML web standards. He also helped steward the birth of the Mozilla Foundation, thus saving an open web... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Stateside at the Paramount 719 Congress Avenue Austin, TX