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Tuesday, October 10 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Fireside Chat on Marketing, Media & Public Relations | 3:00 - 3:50 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:
Join Ashley Kamrath Williamson, Marketing Media Professional & Military Community Advocate and Philanthropist and Eric Mitchell, Owner and CEO of LifeFlip Media, as they discuss the value of media and public relations for individuals and growth oriented companies, when to seek help with public relations, some of the veteran companies they work with and tips on getting started. We'll finish up with Q&A and networking.

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

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Eric L. Mitchell

Founder, LifeFlip Media
Eric L. Mitchell is the founder of LifeFlip Media and is one of America's leading advocates for veteran entrepreneurs. | | After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Eric began his career in Silicon Valley as a Public Relations Director in the high tech field. Eric has worked with brands like the NFL, NBA, MLB, GMC, and veteran brands that include Gruntstyle, Bunker Labs, Heroes Vodka and Combat Flip Flops. | | His company, LifeFlip Media is the voice of the Warrior Class. Founded by Eric, LifeFlip Media is a full-service PR agency and brand consultancy that creates opportunities for it's clients to tell their stories in a way that attracts their customers and helps civilians relate to them and their brands (storytelling not storyYELLING). | | Since launching his firm, Eric has been named as one of Huffington... Read More →
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Ashley Kamrath Williamson

Public Relations
Ashley Kamrath is a native Austinite. After earning degrees in Public Relations and Public Speaking in 2003, Kamrath hosted the Hot On! Austin (NBC) and Hot On! San Antonio (CBS) television shows for five years. In addition, she has emceed dozens of events (including The Muster in AUstin 2016), been featured in over 30 commercials and acted in two feature films. | | In 2007, Kamrath took on a sales and marketing position in the new homebuilding industry. She also worked as Vice President of Marketing for Military Relocation Support, alongside Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Lt. Michael Thornton. Kamrath has extensive marketing, event planning and public relations experience. | | In November, 2013, Kamrath won an Emmy Award for her work on the "Remembrance Rescue Project" video project featuring a group of FDNY Firefighters that are touring the country educating children on 9/11. In 2016, she won an Emmy Award for a documentary she shot (Blood... Read More →

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 1st Floor Main Space

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