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Wednesday, October 11 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
An Algorithm to Protecting the American Dream: #DefendDreamers | 4:00 - 5:30 PM

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FWD.us will host a collection of leaders from the Austin tech community to discuss the recent state of affairs regarding the cancellation of the DACA program and the implications this has on the local Tech & Startup community, as well as nationwide.

We are excited to engage on a discussion about civic engagement and how the tech community can affect national policy to keep the spirit of entrepreneurship & innovation alive!

*Food & Drinks will be provided

About FWD.us: FWD.us is a bipartisan organization started by key leaders in the tech and business community to promote policies to keep the United States competitive in a global economy, starting with commonsense immigration reform and criminal justice reform.

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Jason Finkelman

Immigration Attorney (Austin), Finkelman Immigration Law Firm
Jason Finkelman is an immigration Attorney working with domestic and foreign businesses, as well as international individuals in a variety of employment-based and family-based immigration matters.  He represents U.S. and international companies, entrepreneurs, investors, business-owners... Read More →
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Zaira Garcia

Texas Organizing Director, FWD.us
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Liam Garcia

Digital & Ecommerce Marketing Strategist and DACA Recipient
Originally driven by apassion to help small local business leverage technology and grow, Liam started a web development & onlinemarketing business at the age of 22. Since then, he has had the privilege of working with hundreds of onlineretail businesses focusing on software... Read More →
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Dave Hendricks

CEO/Founder, SeriesX
But an early stint as a tech headhunter for Oracle corporation alerted Dave to the challenge of helping recruit and employ programmers from overseas. Dave was the cofounding CFO, and later President, of LiveIntent, where he helped take the pre-revenue pivot to $100 million in annual... Read More →
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Venus Piñeyro

Member of Latinitas Board of Directors
Venus Piñeyro De Hoyos is an experienced IT development leader who has worked with Fortune 50 and high-tech companies. Over the past 13 years, she has immersed herself in managing tech solution teams for companies such as Dell and Bearing Point. Currently, Venus is the Senior Innovation... 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 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701