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Monday, October 9 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm
State of Texas Entrepreneurship & Austin Startup Week Kick-Off | 5:00 - 9:00 PM

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Kick off Austin Startup Week right!

5:00pm Networking
6:00pm Welcome from Georgia Thomsen and the Texas Startup Manifesto with Joshua Baer
6:30pm The State of Texas Entrepreneurship with Joshua Baer, Trey Bowles, David Garcia, 
Elizabeth Gore & John Reale 
7:30pm Special guest
8:00pm More Networking...

Read the Texas Startup Manifesto!

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Trey Bowles

Executive Director, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
Trey Bowles is a serial entrepreneur, social capitalist, and educator. Trey cofounded the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC), a central location for entrepreneurs to learn how to start, build and grow businesses through training, education, mentorship, promotion, and capital investment. As Co-Founder and CEO, Trey leads strategy, vision, and drives the overall planning and development efforts for the DEC. Bowles also recently cofounded and launched the Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA), a public-private partnership dedicated to the design, development and execution of a Smart Cities plan for Dallas. In addition to his work with the DEC, Trey worked closely with the Startup America Partnership, a non-profit organization started by Steve Case and the Kauffman Foundation, leading a team of entrepreneurial experts across the country to help high-growth startups find greater success. Trey also helped launch the Arts Entrepreneurship Department in the Meadows School of Arts at Southern Methodist University and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor on staff teaching Social Entrepreneurship and an Accelerate Your Startup Class. Bowles also cofounded the... Read More →
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David Garcia

CEO, Geekdom
Born and raised in San Antonio and a graduate of UTSA. David is continuing the legacy of Geekdom by helping its members connect with others and providing an community and ecosystem from which the next big company will grow.
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Elizabeth Gore

EIR, Dell Technologies
Elizabeth Gore is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell, where Gore drives initiatives that support Dell’s goals around helping small and medium businesses scale and prosper, fueling the expansion of global entrepreneurship, thereby creating jobs that will drive the world economy. Gore is extending... Read More →
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John Reale

CEO, Station Houston
John S. Reale, Jr. (JR) is the co-founder and CEO of Station Houston. Station, as its better know​n​, is the hub for tech innovation and entrepreneurship in Houston​. Station​​super-connects entrepreneurs​ with ​corporations, investors and the rest of the tech ecosy... 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 →

Track Leads / Core Team
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Joshua Baer

Founder & Executive Director, Capital Factory
Austinpreneur. I help people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs.

Monday October 9, 2017 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 1st Floor Main Space

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