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Tuesday, October 10 • 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Journey for Capital, a Conversation on Fundraising | 2:20 - 2:50 PM

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Bunker Labs' national network is excited to announce the Muster Across America Tour, presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. The Muster in Austin invites Austin Startup Week, startups, entrepreneurs and innovators to come, bring their best ideas and develop new connections and insights. Last year’s event in Austin drew over 650 participants in partnership with Austin Startup Week. This year, The Muster in Austin will bring together participants and partners for a day-long event of inspiration from our Main Stage, a Marketplace for veteran entrepreneurs pitching and their businesses with demos, Canteen Snack Bar and #BunkerBrewsATX Happy Hour presented by Titos Handmade Vodka. Please join us to celebrate, showcase, and support our local and national military, veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs and to learn, inspire and make new connections. The Muster in Austin is a fundraiser for Bunker Labs Austin (501c3 Nonprofit) to continue programming in 2018 at no cost to service members and military spouses. $25 donations are greatly appreciated: http://bit.ly/MusterATX and receive SWAG from USAA, Dell, The University of Texas MSTC Program, a Bunker Labs T-shirt, Tito's and more plus BBQ dinner from Rudy's!

Session Description:
Raising capital is hard. Join Marina Alderete Gavito from USAA as she moderates a panel with recent and seasoned professionals in discussion of the journey both VC's and entrepreneurs take in finding, raising and deploying capital in today's landscape. Featuring Brandon Shelton with TaskForceX Capital, Craig Cummings with Moonshots Capital, Neff Hudson from USAA Corporate Development, and Marcus Carey with Threatcare.

This session is sponsored by JP Morgan Chase, USAA, Dell, UT McCombs MSTC, and Capital Factory.

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Marcus Carey

CEO, Threatcare
Threatcare was founded in 2014 by CEO Marcus Carey, who has spent more than twenty years in the cybersecurity industry helping organizations protect data. He started his career as a Navy Cryptographer, where he worked in signals intelligence, telecommunications, and internetworking... Read More →
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Craig Cummings

Co-Founder, Moonshots Capital
Craig Cummings is the Co-Founder and former Chief Operating Officer of RideScout, a mobile app that was acquired by Daimler (Mercedes-Benz) in September 2014. Craig actively invests in and advises technology start-ups through his company, Moonshots Capital, which he co-founded with... Read More →
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Marina Alderete Gavito

Business Development Director, USAA Labs
Marina is a Business Development Director in for USAA Labs. In her role she is hunting for start-ups and partnerships for the USAA Innovation team. Prior to this role she was a Strategic Innovation Director where she was researching, ideating, and implementing emerging and disruptive... Read More →
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Neff Hudson

Assistant Vice President for Emerging Channels, USAA Corporate Development
Neff Hudson serves as Assistant Vice President for Emerging Channels at USAA. He sets the strategic direction for USAA’s capabilities on the mobile, tablet, video, and social media channels, and also serves as the enterprise payments executive.Mr. Hudson has been at USAA for 12... Read More →
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Brandon Shelton

Managing Partner, TaskForceX Capital
Brandon Shelton is a strategy leader, a problem solver and a relationship builder. He led the grassroots effort that became Task Force X, a driven network of experts and advisors that evaluate talent and develop entrepreneurs and businesses. A veteran entrepreneur himself, Brandon... 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 →

Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:20pm - 2:50pm CDT
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  Fundraising  Veteran
  • Room 1st Floor Main Space