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Wednesday, October 11 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
VentureCrushATX: Growing Your Startup & AI | 6:00 - 9:00 PM

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Panel 1: You’ve Got Product/Market Fit. Now, How Do You Scale?
Moderated by Kathi Rawnsley with Nitin Chopra, Jon Loyens, Jan Ryan, and Hemi Thaker.

Panel 2: The Future AI, Machine Learning & Computervision.
Click here to read an article by Jacob Mullins, Principal at Shasta Ventures, for background on computervision! Moderated by Anthony Raymundo with Ben Brown, Nitin Chopra, Dave Fick, Bryon Jacob, and Andrea Besikof Kalmans.

This session is co-sponsored by Lowenstein Sandler, Shasta Ventures and Capital Factory. VentureCrushATX is hosted by Valeska Pederson Hintz.

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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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Ben Brown

CEO and Founder, Howdy.ai
Ben Brown is a veteran software designer and developer. Over the past 20 years, he’s been involved in almost every aspect of technology, from infrastructure to financing. Ben cofounded Howdy.ai to create tool for building customized artificially intelligent digital coworkers that... Read More →
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Roger Chen

Principal, Silverton Partners
Roger Chen is a Principal with Silverton Partners, an early stage venture capital firm based in Austin and the most active VC fund in Texas. As a technology investor, prior to joining Silverton, Roger was a Principal with Genacast Ventures in New York, a leading seed-stage VC firm... Read More →
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Nitin Chopra

Principal, Shasta Ventures
Nitin is passionate about enterprise software. As a principal at Shasta Ventures, he’s invests in application, platform and infrastructure software. Most notably, his investments include Akoonu, Aquera, Chartcube, LearnUp, Lucidworks, LIghtbend, SlamData and ValiMail. A big advocate... Read More →
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Dave Fick

CTO and Founder, Mythic
Dave Fick is CTO and Founder of Mythic. By rethinking computing from the ground up, Mythic's intelligence processing unit (IPU) will bring transformative AI to every device.
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Valeska Pederson Hintz

Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Valeska is a Partner at Lowenstein Sandler.  Her practice focuses on initial public offerings, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting and compliance, corporate governance, and risk management. She has also represented investment banks and venture capitalists... Read More →
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Bryon Jacob

CTO and Co-Founder, Data.world
Bryon is the CTO and co-founder of data.world - on a mission to build the world’s most meaningful, collaborative, and abundant data resource.  Bryon is a recognized leader in building large-scale consumer internet systems and an expert in data integration solutions. Bryon’s... Read More →
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Andrea Besikof Kalmans

Principal, Lontra Ventures
Andrea is an active Austin angel investor, advisor, and start-up champion. Lontra Ventures engages with start-ups tacking massive global challenges with deep technology.  Andrea’s interests reside in: AI (Clarify, Olono); Big Data & Analytics (Atlas Wearables, Nebulab and OneModel... Read More →
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Jon Loyens

CPO and Co-Founder, Data.world
Jon Loyens is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of data.world. In a past life, he was the VP of Engineering for Traveler Products at HomeAway, and before that, a VP of Engineering and Director of the Labs group at Bazaarvoice.  As a long-time technology executive in Austin... Read More →
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Kathi Rawnsley

Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
As a start-up specialist who has nurtured dozens of fledgling companies through their early stages, Kathi Rawnsley sees her job as part lawyer and part coach. Many of her clients are entrepreneurs dealing with new and often unfamiliar challenges. In helping them work through the myriad... Read More →
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Anthony Raymundo

Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Anthony is a venture lawyer who takes a collaborative approach with clients. A partner in Lowenstein Sandler’s Tech Group, he counsels startups, early stage companies, growth companies, and venture funds on corporate transactions. Clients benefit from his experience working closely... Read More →
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Jan Ryan

Serial Entrepreneur, Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, UT
With a passion for the next generation of entrepreneurs, Jan is excited about her current role as Director of Creative Entrepreneurship and Innovation a UT COFA, the opportunity to reinvent higher education by bringing human-centered design and entrepreneurship to creative students... Read More →
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Hemi Thaker

Hemi Thaker is a successful entrepreneur, technologist and leader. He has co-founded four companies, including Anue Systems, which was sold to Ixia Communications in 2012 and Sybarus Technologies, which was sold to Lucent Technologies in 1999. An Inc 500 CEO and a recipient of the... Read More →

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Hey startups! SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event applications due November 10. Also mark your calendar for the Startup & Tech Sectors track, which runs March 9-15... Read More →

Wednesday October 11, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701