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Monday, October 9
 

7:45am

Demo Showcase: 10 Startups • 10 Pitches | Health Tech Austin | 7:45 - 9:30 AM
Speakers
avatar for Jean Anne Booth

Jean Anne Booth

CEO, UnaliWear
avatar for Irene Brinker

Irene Brinker

Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder, Sence Tech
avatar for Adrianna Cantu

Adrianna Cantu

Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder, Revealix
Healthcare Executive, Wound Care Specialist, Entrepreneur and Rebel with a cause. At Revealix we are leading a fundamental rethinking of how some of the most devastating skin complications are prevented -- enabling providers to See the Unseen. Noninvasive | Mobile | Point-of-C... Read More →
avatar for Chuck Cohn

Chuck Cohn

Chief Operating Office / Co-Founder, Think and Zoom
avatar for Jeremy Gabrysch

Jeremy Gabrysch

Founder / Chief Executive Officer, Remedy
avatar for Joshua Lawton-Belous

Joshua Lawton-Belous

Managing Partner / Co-Founder, Health Hat
avatar for Mark Lelinski

Mark Lelinski

Chief Executive Officer, ARdVRk Tech
avatar for Jeff Levine

Jeff Levine

CEO, Advanced Scanners
avatar for Dr. Shane Matt

Dr. Shane Matt

Founder / Chief Executive Officer, AnatoMotion

Sponsors
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BSW Health

Baylor Scott & White Health is proud to be a part of Austin Startup Week 2017. As oneof the largest non-profit healthcare systems in the nation, we’re committed to bringing world-class careto Central Texas. Baylor Scott & White Health has earned a reputation for excellence through high-quality patient care, ample educational opportunities, and dedication to continued medical research.With a 101-bed full-service hospital, state-of- the-art Cancer Center, and multispecialty clinicsthroughout the Round Rock/Austin region... Read More →
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SXSW

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 7:45am - 9:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Main Space

8:00am

Austin Center for Design - Open House | 8:00 - 9:30 AM
Come meet our students, alumni and faculty at our open house to get a glimpse of the projects we're working on! Austin Center for Design, an educational program in Austin, Texas, teaches the practice and theory of interaction design with an emphasis to address humanitarian problems. We focus on problems that matter, and students learn to recontextualize design in the space of large-scale "wicked problems". 

The design track is curated by Austin Design Week, a week of free workshops, studio tours, talks, events and installations celebrating Austin design November 6-10.

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Austin Center for Design 1309 Chestnut Ave, Austin, TX, 78702

8:00am

Best Monday Presents "You Inc: How To Think Like A Startup To Level Up Your Career" | 8:00 - 9:30 AM
We now live in a creator economy where our career journeys require strategies no longer served by traditional job hunting. How do you navigate the fast changing world of work when the jobs you really want are rarely advertised?

Finding, landing, and even inventing these jobs is a skill you can learn. This hands-on, high-energy workshop will transform your mindset by borrowing tactics used by innovative startups and applying them to how you design your career and stand out in a noisy world.

Speakers
avatar for Spencer Ingram

Spencer Ingram

Career Wayfinder, BestMondayEver
Spencer's mission is to deliver practical, actionable guidance to lead careers you love. This has led him on a thrilling, sometimes bumpy, journey of crafting his own entrepreneurial career. | | Spencer hails from Charlottesville, Virginia where he got his start as an early emp... Read More →

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
General Assembly 600 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

8:00am

Free Coworking at TechSpace ATX | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Get work done during startup week for free in our coworking area from 8:00 - 5:00PM. 

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm
TechSpace Austin 98 San Jancinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

Flu Shots by Baylor Scott & White Health at Capital Factory | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Come by anytime between 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM to get a flu shot. The cost per person is $33. Be sure to bring you ID and proof of insurance.

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 1st Floor, Info Desk

10:00am

Stay Sensored: How IoT and Data Science Improving Industries | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Sensors, sensors, everywhere! But what to do with the data? Join USAA as they moderate a panel of experts from SparkCognition, Nvidia, and GE Aviation as they explore how sensors are impacting industries from Aviation to the Department of Defense.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Elkin

Josh Elkin

IT Technical Director, USAA
avatar for Stuart Gillen

Stuart Gillen

Senior Director of Customer Success and Partnerships, SparkCognition
avatar for Alex Sabatier

Alex Sabatier

Global Account Manager, NVIDIA
Alex Sabatier is a Regional Account Executive for NVIDIA based in Austin, TX for the Enterprise segment. In this role Alex develops and monitors the adoption of GPU computing in the Enterprise data center. GPU Computing addresses software technics that covers the growing fields o... Read More →

Sponsors
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NVIDIA

NVIDIA’S invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined moderncomputer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignitedmodern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computer... Read More →
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SXSW

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Galvanize 119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

Advice and Lessons From CPG Founders | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
CPG Startup Founders including Scott Jensen of Rhythm Superfoods, Mason Arnold of Veggie Noodle Co., and Adam Grossman of Seaweed Bath talk about the lessons they have learned through launching a successful CPG brand and the advice they wish they had been given in the beginning of their journey. SKU's Managing Director, Genevieve Gilbreath, will moderate the panel. 

Speakers
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Mason Arnold

Founder & Veggie Nerd, Veggie Noodle Co.
avatar for Genevieve Gilbreath

Genevieve Gilbreath

Managing Director, SKU
avatar for Adam Grossman

Adam Grossman

Fonder and Chief Growth Officer, Seaweed Bath
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Scott Jensen

Co-Founder and CEO, Rhythm Superfoods

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Main Space

10:00am

Po.et, ICO's, and the Future of Fundraising | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
 Po.et successfully raised $10mm to enable digital publishers to leverage blockchain technology through a crowd sale in August. The public portion of the sale lasted under 45 minutes.  Come learn from members of the Po.et team what we learned about how to leverage this fundraising method and talk to us about whether it could be a viable way to raise money for your company.

Speakers
JL

Justin Litchfield

Technical Founder, Obsidian/bitPESO

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Classroom

10:00am

EXPLORATION x DESIGN: Design Leadership | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2 Hour Power Session, Yoga Fusion & Design Leadership

YOGA FUSION
Our bodies are the closest form of perfected design we have at our disposal for inspiration and growth. When we practice wellness we are cultivating the intuition necessary to take care of ourselves. Our goal is to be our most efficient selves so we can have energy and time for work and play.
We mix traditional yoga poses with Pilates, resistance training and motivating music. This blending of techniques focuses on combining mind and body exercises with the benefits of strength, aerobics, balance and flexibility.

EFFECTIVE LEADERS SEEK KNOWLEDGE TO MAKE THE BEST POSSIBLE DECISIONS
Designers are moving out of the studio and into the C-Suite. This trend has picked up as our applications of design thinking broadens. But knowing the principles and methods doesn’t make you a design leader. Leadership involves inspiring others to develop their own practice. Leadership isn’t about competition or ego. It’s about cultivating trust amongst peers to bring out the best in people.
Leadership takes the stance that you hire smart, capable people and support their ability to work autonomously without the need of managing every detail. It’s focusing more on outcomes. This can be supported through shared methodologies and aligned principles. But at the end of the day, there are lots of ways to cut an onion and reasons to slice rather than dice. Effective leaders bring out the best in people to make the best decisions possible. Efficiencies are co-created through aligned thinking.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
This intensive 2-hour session is about exploring through meaningful contemplation the qualities of authentic design; as well as, the deeply unique nature of your own personal design practice. You will be guided through an excercise that will provide you with the building blocks to tap into your well of compassion and empathy. Our program will teach you the art of listening and how to incorporate it into your daily practice.

The design track is curated by Austin Design Week, a week of free workshops, studio tours, talks, events and installations celebrating Austin design November 6-10.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Lowry

Jessica Lowry

Founder, Exploration x Design
Jess is the founder of Exploration x Design; which operates under her company Clave LLC. Clave is responsible for Key to the StreetSheHacksATX, SheDesignsATX and Velma Magazine. Jess has worked in tech and innovation for the past 12+ years. As a consultant she has worked with a... Read More →
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Melissa Phillips

Instructor, Barre3
Melissa has been dedicated to movement since a very early age. She's studied nutrition, wellness and yoga for over 10+ years. This former dancer will inspire you to move with grace and beauty. Her classes can adapt to every level of fitness and ability. Melissa modifies for each... Read More →

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Soma Vida 2324 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX 78702

10:00am

Austin Startup Week Basecamp and Badge Pickup | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Come by our Information Station anytime from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday and 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday and Wednesday to grab an Austin Startup Week badge. 

It's a place for people to rest, reload, and recharge downtown. Our team will be there to answer any questions you may have and help you get to where you want to go. Stop by and say hi! 

We'll also have badges at Galvanize, The New Movement, and other events throughout the week. 

Monday October 9, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Astroboy

11:30am

Capital Factory Tour | 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Capital Factory is located in Austin Centre in the middle of downtown Austin. Park on the street, at a nearby lot, or in a garage. Enter from any side of the building and take the business tower elevators near the security desk up to the 16th floor.

Tours begin in the 16th floor lobby.

Learn more about Capital Factory at http://capitalfactory.com/   

Speakers
avatar for Liz Coufal

Liz Coufal

Experience Coordinator, Capital Factory

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

AR/VR - Games & Enterprise | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
AR/VR development is booming in Austin for interactive games and enterprise experiences! Chicken Waffle is building some of the best AR/VR content in the world! Join us for an exclusive "sneak peak" at some of the awesome upcoming experiences to be released later this year! 

Speakers
avatar for Finn Staber

Finn Staber

Programmer / Designer / Founder, Chicken Waffle
Chicken Waffle is a cross-platform development studio in beautiful Austin, Texas focused on creating amazing games and experiences for the latest technology platforms and marketplaces. We have an amazing team of talented developers, and we strive to help other developers succeed... Read More →

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 1st Floor Main Space

12:00pm

Build a Taco Website using HTML & CSS | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Do you love tacos? Then this Learn to Code workshop is for you.

This beginner lesson will help you build your first website with the theme of tacos! And yes - there will be tacos to eat as well. Come eat & build with us while learning HTML & CSS.

The Workshop

In this Learn to Code workshop, you'll learn the essentials of HTML and CSS, both of which combine to make up the tools of virtually all web design.

What You'll Learn:

  • The foundations of HTML (structure, elements, tags, implementation)
  • CSS (attributes, selectors, the box model, page layout)
How to Prepare:
  • Bring your laptop, fully charged (bring your charger just in case)
  • Install the Atom text editor if you don't have a text editor. Go here: https://atom.io/
  • Install Google Chrome (any browser will do, but Chrome can do some cool things): https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Galvanize 119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Female Founders Lunch | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Limited Capacity filling up

Female Founders is a monthly round table lunch focused on connecting and inspiring female entrepreneurs. We believe that we are more powerful when we work together and help each other so we have created this group to help female founders start their business and take it to the next level. 

The topic for this lunch is Facebook ads: is all the hype worth it?

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Patrick

Kimberly Patrick

Author, Coach, and Speaker
For the past 14 years, I've focused on helping senior executives identify, select,and attract passive top talent. I've focused in software, manufacturing, and healthcare and have successfully filled hundreds of roles across all levels. I interview leaders and listen attentively s... Read More →
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Chris Wiser

Chief Revenue Officer, Infinite Ops, Inc.
Experienced C Level Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Sales, Go-to-market Strategy, Professional Services, Marketing and Lead Gen, and Management. Strong entrepreneurship professional with over a decad... Read More →

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Mobility, 1st floor

12:00pm

Founders Academy Essentials: From Seed to Series A | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Successful fundraising is a much art as science. Setting a strategy to fund your company from the seed stage through a Series A involves numerous factors that be intimidating.

In this session, Capital Factory Managing Director Gordon Daugherty shares actionable insights, advice and words of wisdom from his 15+ years advising startups and help raising more than $45M in private and venture capital.

Specific topics included in this session are as follows:
  • Determining how much to raise through multiple rounds of funding

  • Navigating the fundraising chasm that often follows a seed round

  • Understanding that a Series A is a fairly different beast than a seed round

  • Hints and tips for the most common fundraising issues


Speakers
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Gordon Daugherty

Managing Director, Capital Factory

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Main Space

12:00pm

Un.Expressed: Get Real With Founders in Visual Arts | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
It can be challenging to navigate the art scene in Austin, especially for those hoping to build a self sustaining career with their art. But we know the art scene is alive and well and so are some inspirational artists, visual and experiential production companies and others working to forge a path with their talent.

Come join us for an intimate conversation with local artists in the Austin art scene. You'll leave with new connections with likeminded people here in Austin and the inspiration you need to pursue your passion.

At the Un.Incubator we embrace a diverse range of founders. Whether you are a visual artist, experiential designer, photographer or multi-media creative we hold the space for you to define and pursue your own path as a founder.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Gibson

Ben Gibson

Co-Founder, The Un.Incubator
avatar for Michael Grey

Michael Grey

Founder, Art Will Save Us
avatar for Jarett Leger

Jarett Leger

Artist & Un.Incubator Facilitator

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cherry Cola Dog 3409 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702

12:00pm

So You Want to Be In Security? | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
How does someone break into the security field? How do you choose a specialty? What do employers look for in entry-level candidates? Get the scoop from hiring managers in the industry.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Brew

Kate Brew

Editor in Chief, AlienVault Blog
avatar for Paula Hant

Paula Hant

Director of Technical Product & Program Management, Salesforce
avatar for Victoriano Casas III

Victoriano Casas III

Cyber Security, SHI International
avatar for Jarret Raim

Jarret Raim

Head of Strategry & Operations, Rackspace
TR

Terence Runge

Vice President, Cyber Security, Blackbaud
https://www.linkedin.com/in/terencerunge/ | | Terence Runge is an experienced security professional, Board Member, Advisor, and Angel Investor based in Austin, TX. He has spent nearly twenty years working in Technology and is currently the Vice President of Cyber Security at... Read More →
avatar for Rich Smith

Rich Smith

Director of Research and Development, Duo Security
avatar for Matt Tesauro

Matt Tesauro

Senior Technical Project Coordinator, OWASP Foundation

Sponsors

Monday October 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Classroom

2:00pm

AR/VR EdTech and the Visual Learner | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Over 70% of people are visual learners and yet so many of our teaching tools and methods are flat text heavy experiences. This is a discussion about how Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality's immersive media can and will revolutionize learning when implemented properly.

Speakers
Sponsors
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SXSW

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Classroom

2:00pm

Taste of PIE-thon for Data Science | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Interested in Data Science? Love PIE? Looking to gain some understanding of Python? Join us at Galvanize for a live demo of how Python can be used in data science with a slice of pie!
Data scientists need to know how to code, and Python is the most useful and versatile programming language for doing data science.
This session will be great for anyone looking to see actual examples of python being used in data science enabling you to gain exposure into data science or simply brush up on your Python skills.

Prerequisites:

This session is for beginners and does not require prior programming experience.
Participants who are familiar with concepts of data analysis and statistics will be better equipped to apply their skills after the conclusion of this Meetup.
What you need to bring:

• Fully charged computer (optional, if you'd just like to watch, that's fine too)
• Download Atom.io prior to class https://atom.io/

Sponsors
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NVIDIA

NVIDIA’S invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined moderncomputer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignitedmodern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computer... Read More →
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SXSW

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Galvanize 119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm

Lounge & Learn: Scaling Austin's Future - Bootstrapping vs VC Funding | 3:00 - 6:00 PM
PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKETS FOR LOUNGE & LEARN & BATTLE OF THE TECH BANDS HERE PRE-SALE PRICING OF $5. 

Join us for a in-depth fireside about how to scale Austin Startup Tech Community. Key influencers Bijoy Goswami and Paul O’Brien from the bootstrap and venture community respectfully will “duke it out” on the best way to grow our city and create more economic opportunities.

3:00 PM - Doors
3:30 PM - Scaling Austin's Future - Bootstrapping vs VC Funding
4:30 PM - Lounge
6:00 PM - Battle of the Tech Bands ficks off!

Join ATC to Lounge & Learn at The Mohawk on October 9th from 3-6pm before we kick off Austin's Battle of the Tech Bands to celebrate the start of Austin's own and the original Start-Up Week .

Lounge & Learn brings together Austin organizations, entrepreneurs, educators and local companies to highlight resources and tools that can help grow Start-Ups as well as careers. 

Come to Lounge & Learn then stay for Battle of the Tech Bands to watch top Austin tech talent take the stage to crush it musically and win over the hearts of the audience and take home fabulous prizes in addition to having the privilege of playing the Mohawk stage, the launch pad of so many musical greats. 

GrubHub's providing food and you can presale or buy tickets on-site for amazing raffle prizes with proceeds going to Austin non-profits including HAAM, the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. Everyone wins when Tech supports Music.

So join entrepreneurs, founders, students, co-workers, General Assembly, representatives from ATC's 200 member companies, and other partner organizations for a great networking, learning and musical start to Austin Startup Week at the Mohawk on October 9th.

Lounge & Learn starts at 3.
Local Austin Grub from 4-6pm sponsored by GrubHub.
Join the crowd for an epic Battle of the Tech Bands and the raffle drawing starting at 6

Info about the Raffle:

Make sure to stick around for the ATC Raffle which half of the ticket sales go to HAAM and prizes include:

  1. Austin City Limits Live - 8 Passes & Suite Access to Turnpike Troubadours Dec. 2nd,
  2. Sound on Sound Fest  - Two 3 Day Passes

  3. Tesla Domain - “Overnight with a Tesla”

  4. WeWork - Hot Desk: 100% discount on a new membership until January 31, 2018.

  5. General Assembly - $100 Classes and Workshops credit

  6. GoNutrition Austin - Smart Snacks Gift Box

  7. SkylesBayne & PetersGroup Prize Package - 4-hour night with driver Exec Sprinter Van & Restaurant GC

  8. Weeva Seduced by Sound Book


DETAILS FOR BATTLE OF THE TECH BANDS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/battle-of-the-tech-bands-tickets-35384577223

Speakers
avatar for Ruben Cantu

Ruben Cantu

CEO, CORE Media Strategies
Stories connect us all. They are the thread by which we all grow, learn, and prosper. The hero's journey from obscurity to triumph is something we can all relate with. Ruben has established this caveat at the center of his, and CORE Media Enterprise's, mission, which is to change... Read More →
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Bijoy Goswami

Cofounder & Evangelist, ATX Equation
The go swami of be joy has galumphed through India, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the US in search of his holy grail. Swapping coconut shells for a bicycle at Stanford, his quest(ion) then took him away from the yellow brick road to Oztin, TX, where at 42 he finally found his wholly trai... Read More →
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Paul O'Brien

Founder, MediaTech Ventures
Marketer, author, entrepreneur, father, blogger, and general socializer. Founder of MediaTech Ventures and growth hacker of startups.

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 →



Monday October 9, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
The Mohawk 912 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701

3:30pm

Capital Factory Tour | 3:30 - 4:00 PM
Capital Factory is located in Austin Centre in the middle of downtown Austin. Park on the street, at a nearby lot, or in a garage. Enter from any side of the building and take the business tower elevators near the security desk up to the 16th floor. 

Tours begin in the 16th floor lobby.

Learn more about Capital Factory at http://capitalfactory.com/   

Speakers
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Madeline Feldman

VIP Coordinator, Capital Factory

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

State of Texas Entrepreneurship & Austin Startup Week Kick-Off | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
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!

Speakers
avatar for Trey Bowles

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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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

5:00pm

Austin Technology Council Battle of the Tech Bands ASW Party | 5:00 - 10:30 PM

Those registered through the Austin Technology Council Eventbrite HERE can bring their printed tickets to the event & help skip the registration line and may even get a surprise!

ATC Battle of the Tech Bands is the opening party of Austin Startup Week. This event showcases the best of Austin culture, live music and tech. ATC member companies take the stage to compete for Austin's best tech band. Crowds from Austin’s tech community gather to cheer on their favorite bands and company. This event is a great way to increase community connectivity and promote Austin’s unique corporate culture.

Prizes for the winner currently include gift cards to Strait Music, badges for SXSW, GrubHub certificates good towards celebratory office lunch, and certificates for “24 Hours with a Tesla.”

Current Judges include Hugh Forrest, director of SXSW Interactive, Greg Barr, Managing Director of Austin Business Journal, Jennifer Houlihan, Managing Director Austin Forum on Technology & Society & former Executive Director of Austin Music People.

BATTLE BANDS INCLUDE:

 Indeed’s “The Snowmen,” Visa’s “Rumor Whiskey,” Aktary Tech’s “Touring Machine,” RetailMeNot’s “The Wailsharks,” Shipstation’s “The Ship Kickers,” and ClearBlade’s “bird,” and "Golden Solid." HEADLINER: Derrick Davis

Find out who is playing and get all of the details on the Austin Technology Council website here

Info about the Raffle:

Make sure to stick around for the ATC Raffle which half of the ticket sales go to HAAM and prizes include:

  1. Austin City Limits Live - 8 Passes & Suite Access to Turnpike Troubadours Dec. 2nd,
  2. Sound on Sound Fest  - Two 3 Day Passes

  3. Tesla Domain - “Overnight with a Tesla”

  4. WeWork - Hot Desk: 100% discount on a new membership until January 31, 2018.

  5. General Assembly - $100 Classes and Workshops credit

  6. GoNutrition Austin - Smart Snacks Gift Box

  7. SkylesBayne & PetersGroup Prize Package - 4-hour night with driver Exec Sprinter Van & Restaurant GC

  8. Weeva Seduced by Sound Book

Austin Technology Council

Since 1992, Austin Technology Council has been the informed opinion leader and unifying voice of technology in Austin and Central Texas. As our region’s largest tech industry organization, we empower our members with the insights, resources and connections they need to succeed and thrive, and work collaboratively with our partners to foster innovation and growth.

https://www.austintechnologycouncil.org/


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Monday October 9, 2017 5:00pm - 10:30pm
The Mohawk 912 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

Of Boolean Logic, BBSes, Berkeley, and Burning Man: Early ‘90s startup culture in the East Bay | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Our speaker this month will be Maggie Duval. Maggie is a technology, web, marketing, strategy and development consultant, educator and event producer whose work supports holistic, personalized approaches to learning. She is an expert in creating, curating, and producing unique, immersive workshops and conferences where business, technology and arts dialogue in innovative ways. Her work includes research, development, creation and production of multimedia, participative learning approaches and projects for experiential education such as the SXSW-related events, Plutopia (The Future of Play, The Science of Music, Living Systems) and Cyberpunk 2014: A Retrospective, as well as The Spectral Panopticon, Showdown at Unobtainium: Tesla vs. Edison, STEAM3: The Future of Experiential Learning, and NextECon. Maggie brings her multidimensional vision and expertise in both virtual (website and user interface) and physical (events, workshops, happenings) experiential design. A gifted connector, she also serves to foster collaborative alliances between the Austin community, and beyond. 

Maggie will take us on a rollicking journey through her pre “dot.com” days at a logic synthesis software design startup based in Berkeley, California (across from Fantasy Records, Creedance Clearwater Revival’s record label). At the epicenter of the confluence of emergent tech and the World Wide Web, counterculture, art, and social activism, she shows us how the unique corporate culture she moved in, cultivated by an enlightened CEO (a brilliant computer research scientist and ‘60s activist) set the stage for and encouraged her to pursue an entrepreneurial path. She highlights her years as her own web development start up and mom (complete with baby on hip as she met with clients) in a small town in West Virginia, and ending on her move to Austin in 2005, helping foster “Jelly Coworking” culture, which laid the rich ground of being for numerous coworking, apps dev, and other businesses to emerge. Spiced with copious amounts of meticulously curated materials from the era(s), including her stint as co-manager of media relations at Burning Man in 1996, it is designed to provide an enjoyable experience of the promise and possibilities of entrepreneurial life.

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Monday October 9, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Classroom
 
Tuesday, October 10
 

7:45am

What About Your Health Insurance? - Health Tech Austin | 7:45 - 9:30 AM
Health care leaders will discuss what's next.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Colvin

Director, Insure Central Texas
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Jay Zdunek, DO

Chief Medical Officer, Austin Regional Clinic
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Congressman Lloyd Doggett

U.S. House of Representatives, 35th District of Texas
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Jamie Dudensing

Chief Executive Officer, Texas Association of Health Plans
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Mario Schlosser

Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder, Oscar Health

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BSW Health

Baylor Scott & White Health is proud to be a part of Austin Startup Week 2017. As oneof the largest non-profit healthcare systems in the nation, we’re committed to bringing world-class careto Central Texas. Baylor Scott & White Health has earned a reputation for excellence through high-quality patient care, ample educational opportunities, and dedication to continued medical research.With a 101-bed full-service hospital, state-of- the-art Cancer Center, and multispecialty clinicsthroughout the Round Rock/Austin region... Read More →
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Tuesday October 10, 2017 7:45am - 9:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Main Space

8:00am

Content Creation for Entrepreneurs to Drive Engagement | 8:00 - 9:30 AM
Blogging, podcasting, photos, livestreaming, social media - there are all kinds of ways to create content to engage your audience. In this session, we'll explore some of the most popular ways like blogging on Wordpress, livestreaming on Facebook or Instagram, Instagram Marketing, Podcasting and hosting, and distribution platforms like Medium, WordPress, Libsyn, Instagram and Facebook. 

Speakers
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Laura Lorek

Founder, Silicon Hills News

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Galvanize 119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

8:00am

Speaking in Public | 8:00 - 9:30 AM
Public speaking is a vital skill for entrepreneurs and C-level executives alike. In this course, Jo Detavernier, APR takes his audience through a journey in which explains and demonstrates best practices for both preparing for and executing on public speaking. Jo gets his inspiration from academic research and many years of experience helping executives tell their story. Afterwards, attendants will walk away with insights that will help them perform better and (thus) with more confidence.


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Jo Detavernier

VP and Partner, Manzer Communications
Jo Detavernier, APR is both a strategic communications consultant and a seasoned C-level trainer. After having worked 12+ years in agencies in Brussels he is today a partner with Manzer Communications.

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Classroom

8:00am

Free Coworking at TechSpace ATX | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Get work done during startup week for free in our coworking area from 8:00 - 5:00PM. 

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm
TechSpace Austin 98 San Jancinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701

9:00am

Austin Startup Week Basecamp and Badge Pickup | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Come by our Information Station anytime from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday and 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday and Wednesday to grab an Austin Startup Week badge. 

It's a place for people to rest, reload, and recharge downtown. Our team will be there to answer any questions you may have and help you get to where you want to go. Stop by and say hi! 

We'll also have badges at Galvanize, The New Movement, and other events throughout the week. 

Tuesday October 10, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Astroboy

10:00am

Flu Shots by Baylor Scott & White Health at Capital Factory | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Come by anytime between 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM to get a flu shot. The cost per person is $33. Be sure to bring you ID and proof of insurance.

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 1st Floor, Info Desk

10:00am

How to Democratize Virtual Reality Therapy | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Exploring the mechanisms to engage and immerse users in virtual reality therapy with design, play, empathy, and biofeedback. Each of these aspects will contribute to a user’s ability to feel and see results with an even better option for mental health care through accessible hardware and software, allowing a more attainable solution for anyone from any walk of life. Using interactive and compelling gamification and personalization will keep users coming back for more. WITH DEMOS!

Speakers
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Irene Brinker

Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder, Sence Tech
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Billy Joe Cain

Founder, Radical Empathy Education Foundation
I love helping people succeed. And I believe games are saving the world. Read more at www.billyjoecain.com.
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Kevin Percival

Team Member, Deep Dive Interactive
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Timothy Porter

Lead Technical Artist, Underminer Studios

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Classroom

10:00am

Controlling Your Legal Expenses: Smart and Efficient Use of Legal Counsel for Start-Ups | 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Janik Vinnakota LLP and a panel of their startup and legal guests will present on various tips to control startup legal expenses. 

Startups face countless challenges as they attempt to grow. Hiring and working with lawyers can seem like the most mundane of all these challenges. Several questions startups always ask are:

  • “How and when should I retain good legal counsel?”
  • “Do my investors really care if I have lawyers?”
  • “How do I manage legal costs without breaking the bank?”

 

These questions are fairly abstract for any startup and our panel hopes to provide guidance and best practices on how to control legal expenses without sacrificing the necessary legal protection all startups need.  

Some of the areas that the panel will discuss include:

  • The pitfalls of using a search engine for legal help and do-it-yourself legal services
  • What to do when your investors bring their own lawyers
  • Ideal solutions for a legal budget for corporate formation, investment, and intellectual property protection
  • Forming a lasting relationship with your legal counsel
  • Using a “virtual” law firm to minimize legal expenses on one-off specialized legal projects 

 

“Trusting” a lawyer is not a joke. Our takeaway is helping you to actually build trust with your lawyer. 


Join us for a great panel discussion.


Speakers
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Mary Fletcher

Chief Operating Officer, Impresario
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Sean Hsu

Partner, Janik Vinnakota LLP
Sean Hsu is a licensed patent attorney whose practice focuses on intellectual property licensing, enforcement, and commercial disputes. Sean is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has represented clients in Inter Partes Reviews bef... Read More →
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Glenn Janik

Partner, Janik Vinnakota LLP
After a decade of being in the courtroom--trying intellectual property and commercial litigation cases--I had finally had enough. Too often, my clients were facing litigation because of mistakes made when they set-up their company, entered into a key contract, or filed their fi... Read More →
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Luis Rincon

Co-Founder, College Consortium
Co-founder @ CollegeConsortium | EIR @ Socratic Ventures
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Craige Thompson

Patent Attorney, Thompson Patent Law
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Rajkumar Vinnakota

Partner, Janik Vinnakota LLP
I have a specialized legal practice focusing on complex commercial law, intellectual property, business start-up, and litigation. I help start-up and tech companies by developing, managing, licensing, and enforcing their intellectual property portfolios. My practice also focuses... Read More →

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Main Space

10:00am

Redefining Finance - The FinTech Effect | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
This session will take place on Tuesday, October 10th at 10:30 AM. 

With countless FinTech companies emerging and billions of dollars in investment capital flowing into them, FinTech is one of the most explosive areas of growth and industry transformation across our global economy. Driven by consumer-centric design aimed at removing friction and enabling greater access to financial services, this new wave of FinTech is redefining traditional finance for consumers while also challenging financial institutions to think differently about every aspect of their business, including their very existence. This panel discussion will examine the effects of FinTech on the banking industry and how their convergence will shift the paradigm for the future of financial services.  

Speakers
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Roger Amador

Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Q2
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Michael Crowl

CFO and Senior Vice President - Planning & Execution, UFCU
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James Garvey

CEO, Self Lender
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Will Mitchell

CEO, ContractSimply
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Jesse Moore

Attorney, Dykema Cox Smith
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Gordon Moore

Principal, GBM Strategies
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Rob Palacios

Executive Vice President - Enterprise Planning & Strategic Initiatives, Texas Capital Bank

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Galvanize 119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

11:30am

Capital Factory Tour | 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Capital Factory is located in Austin Centre in the middle of downtown Austin. Park on the street, at a nearby lot, or in a garage. Enter from any side of the building and take the business tower elevators near the security desk up to the 16th floor. 

Tours begin in the 16th floor lobby.

Learn more about Capital Factory at http://capitalfactory.com/   

Speakers
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Liz Coufal

Experience Coordinator, Capital Factory

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Visual Design Fundamentals | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
The goal of visual design is to communicate a specific message to a targeted audience. Through the intentional and aesthetic manipulation of elements, one is able to influence and inspire. Color theory, layout and typography are among the many areas covered in this free class as well as common practices, such as creative briefs and approval processes.

By mastering the basic principles of design, you can be confident that your creativity and effort is effective. And everyone is happy.

Takeaways
- A vocabulary for critique and communicating visual problems and solutions.
- A toolkit for exploration while starting new projects.
- Understand the purpose of visual design and the value it brings to the overall experience
- Provide a background of key visual design elements and components
- Start to identify aspects that make certain UI’s work (or not work)
- Learn how to look at UI’s in a more critical lens

The design track is curated by Austin Design Week, a week of free workshops, studio tours, talks, events and installations celebrating Austin design November 6-10.

Speakers
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Mike Mitra

Senior Art Director and Photographer, Drumroll

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
WeWork 600 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

12:00pm

How to Get Your Food Business Funded | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Mason Arnold of Veggie Noodle Co., Scott Collier of Whole Foods Market, Wendy Nunnelley of The Coca-Cola Company, and CPG Investor Manish Patel give tips, tricks, and teasers to help get your food business funded. Founder & CEO of SKU, Shari Wynne Ressler, will moderate the panel. 

Speakers
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Mason Arnold

Founder & Veggie Nerd, Veggie Noodle Co.
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Scott Collier

Business Development, Whole Foods Market
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Wendy Nunnelley

Board Director of HAN, Former Coca-Cola Executive
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David Phillips

Vice President, Far West Capital

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Main Space

12:00pm

Un.Expressed: Get Real With Personal Brand | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Come join us for an intimate conversation with local storytellers, from digital narrative to public storytelling this is a powerful medium. You'll leave with new connections with likeminded people here in Austin and the inspiration you need to pursue your passion.

At the Un.Incubator we embrace a diverse range of founders. Whether you are a storyteller and writer or a digital producer, we hold the space for you to define and pursue your own path as a founder.


Speakers
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Christina Cicchelli

Writer & Consultant
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Amparo Garcia-Crow

Writer Director & Storyteller
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Ben Gibson

Co-Founder, The Un.Incubator
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Diego Lazano

Film Director, Diego Lazano Films
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Amy Temperly

Co-Founder, Aging is Cool

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hideout Theatre 617 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

CTAN Entrepreneurs Workshop | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Join CTAN for a special Austin Startup Week edition of its Entrepreneurs Workshop on Tuesday, October 10th from 12pm to 1:30pm at Galvanize, where you can learn about fundraising from angel investors and explore if an angel group is the right fit for your early-stage company. This is a free event open to all entrepreneurs and is especially helpful to any startup preparing to pitch to angel investors.

During this event, active angel investors, funded portfolio leaders, and staff members will discuss seed-stage investing and the angel network’s funding process, share detailed info on what angels look for in a startup, and help answer any questions you have. All for free — sign up today!

Having invested more than $90 million in 150+ companies since 2006, Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) is the #1 most active single-chapter angel group in North America and is a significant source of early-stage capital to entrepreneurs from Texas and beyond. A member-based nonprofit organization headquartered in Austin, the angel group features more than 180 accredited investors from an extensive cross-section of sectors and backgrounds. CTAN members not only invest; they also mentor entrepreneurs and connect them to business resources, providing critical support to the success of early-stage business and the Texas economy.

To learn more, visit www.centraltexasangelnetwork.com and connect with us online on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

Speakers
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Claire England

Executive Director, CTAN | Central Texas Angel Network
Claire England brings 19 years of executive and nonprofit leadership to her role as Executive Director of Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) in Austin, Texas, the most active single-chapter angel investing group in North America. A significant source of early-stage capital to entrepreneurs, CTAN is a diverse group of 180 members with $90M invested in 150+ companies since 2006. | | Claire is a Fellow in Class 21 of the Kauffman Fellowship, a prestigious two-year, Silicon Valley-based leadership program for venture capitalists and innovators of all kinds. More than 470 Kauffman Fellows have collectively deployed nearly $200B in capital and created more than 750,000 jobs worldwide. Graduates lead venture capital, government, corporate, university, and startup innovation efforts in more than 40 countries. | | Prior to CTAN, Claire worked with local and international startup ecosystem projects, including SXSW Interactive, Tech Ranch, and St. Edward's University. Previously, she was Executive Director of RISE: the Relationship... Read More →

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Galvanize 119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Served First, Still Serving: Servant Leadership & Social Innovation - Book Signing & Talks | 12:00 - 2:15 PM
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

Session Descriptions:

12 - 1PM: Registration hour will feature a book signing with Marjorie K. Eastman. 

1:30 PM: Marjorie K. Eastman talks about The Frontline Generation: How We Served Post 9/11, her experience serving in the military, and why military veterans today are on a mission to continue to serve. 

1:50 PM: Served First and Still Serving: Join Molly Mae Potter, with Dell and Ms. Veteran America 2016, as she moderates a conversation discussing the military service that has impacted who our panelists are and the social innovations they are focused on creating. Featuring re:3d and Gigabot, the world's largest, most affordable 3d printer.

About re:3d:

re:3D Inc.® is breaking through the current limitations of 3D printing to unlock new applications and growth markets worldwide. Gigabot, re:3D’s flagship technology, enables industrial strength, large format 3D printing at an affordable price point.  With build volumes starting at eight cubic feet and a robust construction, Gigabot can print objects up to 30x larger than competing desktop models. Currently, re:3d is scaling manufacturing operations, and exploring alternate materials and feedstocks with global leaders in material and life sciences as well as developing circular economy capabilities for Gigabot. re:3d is led by two of its co-founders: Samantha Snabes, Catalyst and CEO, is a reservist in the Air National Guard, and Matthew Fielder, Chief Technology Officer. 

About Bunker Labs Austin:

Bunker Labs is a national network of entrepreneurs founded by military veterans to help other veterans start and grow businesses. For veterans, by military veterans and the support of local communities, to empower veterans as leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship. This is a catalyzing event to stand up and strengthen this expanding network of military veterans, successful entrepreneurs, and the communities they serve.

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 12:00pm - 2:15pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 1st Floor Main Space

2:00pm

Convertible Notes Demystified | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Don’t raise any more money for your startup until you’ve attended this workshop! 

Join Stephen Straus, serial entrepreneur and former General Partner at Austin Ventures, and Bryan Jones, serial entrepreneur and former corporate lawyer at DLA Piper, for this hands-on workshop on optimizing your equity ownership. They will show entrepreneurs how to calculate the reality of their convertible note fundraising and avoid investment traps.

"Founders face a range of options for raising seed equity, including convertible notes, SAFE notes and priced rounds. Each has a variety of ways that they can be structured and a variety of ways you can get screwed. Raise too much money in the wrong structure regardless of the valuation and you can find yourself owning much less than you had anticipated." - Stephen Straus 

Prep-material for this workshop:

Please read the following before attending to gain basic knowledge of topics and terms that will be discussed:

Why SAFE notes are not safe for entrepreneurs 
Justifying the Cap Amount

During the workshop, make sure to download the following below:

Presentation Deck
Cap Table Spreadsheet



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Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Main Space

2:00pm

Building Your Professional Network | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Your network is a valuable component of your career development. In this interactive workshop, we will focus on actionable items to build your relationships, create a dynamic personal brand and show your unique strengths. These tools will help you navigate Austin Startup Week with confidence as you expand your professional network.

Speakers
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Nicole Hartings

Career Services Manager, Galvanize
I've never met a stranger, only friends that I don't know yet! Ask me about how to create your professional brand, create a job search strategy or how to turn strangers into active supporters of your goals! I have 10+ years in leadership positions focused in higher education and... Read More →

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Galvanize 119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

Where in the World is Carmen San Diego? The Evolution of Mobility | 2:00 - 3:30 PM

In an evolving world of transportation and mobility, it can be a little overwhelming to keep up. Come join us in discussing the logistics of all of the new platforms, features and nuances involved with the evolution of travel/mobility across the country. Because let’s be honest… there’s a little bit of Carmen San Diego in us all. 

 


Speakers
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Gordon Taylor

CEO, Croozen

Sponsors
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MobilityX

Capital Factory and Daimler have come together to create MobilityX - the center of gravity for innovation in mobility services and technologies. MobilityX is the first transportation technology accelerator aimed at fostering the growth of new mobility-as-a service companies and b... Read More →
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Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Wall-E, 1st Floor

2:00pm

Becoming a Bacon Brand | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
How do you differentiate in a noisy, hyper-connected world? At the DNA level ... like bacon does! Justin provides insights on how to build a brand in the 21st century by organizing around mission and values, being obsessive about the human experience and triggering word-of-mouth.

Speakers
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Justin Foster

Co-Founder, Root + River
Based in Austin, Texas, I believe that nothing matters until you connect to the heart. And that when you connect to the heart, it changes how you live, lead and brand. Along a journey that started on a cattle ranch in eastern Oregon to 49 states and 6 countries, I have worked wi... Read More →

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Classroom

2:00pm

Explore & Discover – Networking, Military & Veteran Marketplace & Technology Showcase | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
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

Session Description: Come explore, discover and patronize veteran-owned startups and businesses. Learn what innovations and leadership positions military service members, veterans, and military spouses are taking as they lead their company to build the next Greatest Generation. 

Meet the companies below at The Muster in Austin

- UT MSTC Program, Military Veteran Participants & Alum
- Bunker Labs Austin Launch Lab Cohort Alum (formerly the EPIC Program)
- Bunker Labs Austin CEO Circle Members
- Other local and national veteran-owned companies
- Dell presents a Technology Showcase

Ads For The Road, Justin Gilfus
Outdoor advertising for the digital age. (And more!) 

Threatcare, Marcus Carey + Pasquale Mattozzi
Threatcare provides proactive cyber defense.

re:3d, Samantha Snabes, Matthew Fielder +1
The world's largest, most affordable, industrial-size 3d printer. Think big, print HUGE.

Shinnies, Jim Rabuck
The 1-for-1 shinguard - impacting kids lives through soccer.

HealthHat, Joshua Lawton
The business of medicine is failing the practice of medicine. Health Hat aims to fix this.

FishViews, Courtney & Scott Gallagher
FishViews is revolutionizing the way people gather, analyze and communicate location-based waterway data.

Giropix Aerial, Bradford Hughes
Giropix Aerial is your complete solution for safe, professional aerial data collection services using UAS's. Our mission is simple, to be the leader in safe, high-quality, cost-effective aerial data solutions for our clients.

Tenavox, Marissa Lamsiaco +1
Where tenants have a voice. With Tenavox you will find out what it's really like to be a Tenant in a building before you sign a lease.

Paradigm Corrosion Specialists, Steve Fournier
Check out a new product called "Phone Armor" - a coating that makes phone screens scratch resistant.

ThinkAndZoom.com, Zuby Onwuta
Creating a better world for the visually impaired, through affordable and innovative tech solutions.

Power Athlete, John Welbourn, David Spanton
Power Athlete is a worldwide strength and conditioning organization that delivers products that Empower Performance. We know by helping you achieve your athletic potential, we can help you become a better version of yourself.


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Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 1st Floor Main Space

2:20pm

Journey for Capital, a Conversation on Fundraising | 2:20 - 2:50 PM
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.

Speakers
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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. He then went on to work for the NSA, where he engineered, managed, and defended the... 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 wi... 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 disrup... 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 years and has an extensive track record in leading successful innovation efforts and large-scale development projects. He was the first-ever channel manager for usaa.com, which was recognized as the top financial services site by Forrester Research during his tenure. His other accomplishments include the initial launch of Money Manager, Account Aggregation, Auto Quote Online, Eligibility Online, Click to Call, and MSR Work Portal. He most recently served as the Assistant Vice President of the Member Experience Management Team. In previous assignments, he was the executive director of the Insurance Experience Team and founded the Design Center of Excellence, the CRM Design... 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 first founded T2 Growth Advisors to help teams design and activate strategic frameworks to reach their goals. | | Brandon developed his financial, strategic and operational skills through various experiences in high intensity and change environments from the military after 9/11 to Wall Street in 2008. Using military principles, Brandon helped client teams grow while a partner at a boutique strategy consulting firm with his largest client hiring him to drive growth, expansion and technology changes at a multi-billion dollar company in North America. Brandon founded T2 Growth Advisors to connect these skills to startups and small businesses. He also is a Board Director at NAVSO, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and military families and a Board Director at StreetShares Foundation... Read More →

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

3:00pm

Fireside Chat on Marketing, Media & Public Relations | 3:00 - 3:50 PM
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.

Speakers
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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

3:30pm

Capital Factory Tour | 3:30 - 4:00 PM
Capital Factory is located in Austin Centre in the middle of downtown Austin. Park on the street, at a nearby lot, or in a garage. Enter from any side of the building and take the business tower elevators near the security desk up to the 16th floor. 

Tours begin in the 16th floor lobby.

Learn more about Capital Factory at http://capitalfactory.com/   

Speakers
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Madeline Feldman

VIP Coordinator, Capital Factory

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Capital Factory Tour | 4:00 - 4:30 PM
Capital Factory is located in Austin Centre in the middle of downtown Austin. Park on the street, at a nearby lot, or in a garage. Enter from any side of the building and take the business tower elevators near the security desk up to the 16th floor. 

Tours begin in the 16th floor lobby.

Learn more about Capital Factory at http://capitalfactory.com/   

Speakers
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Liz Coufal

Experience Coordinator, Capital Factory

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

The Emerging DoD Innovation System | 4:00 - 5:15 PM
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: This panel is focused on the emerging DoD innovation ecosystem. Learn what is and how DoD organizations fit in with the larger innovation ecosystem. What is driving change? What are the DoD’s objectives? How can entrepreneurs, innovators and investors collaborate with, help, and drive business from the DoD innovation ecosystem? Stick around for networking, entrepreneur stories and more!

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

Speakers
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Craig Leavitt

Advisor for Innovation, US Air Force Warfare Center
Craig Leavitt is an entrepreneur and business owner in Texas, and a 25-year veteran of the US Air Force. He is serving as advisor for innovation to the US Air Force Warfare Center toward start-up of the first AFwerX innovation hub in Las Vegas.
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Colonel Ben Phillips

Teaching Faculty, United States Air Force Reserve
- 20+ years operational flight experience both combat and training | - 10+ years as Sr Program Manager on hundreds of rapid innovation projects ranging $1B | - Air Staff, Capitol Hill and White House experience | - Current Teaching Faculty at the Air Force "blue sky" think tank... Read More →
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Jeff Reamer

Executive Director, 1836
Jeff is the Executive Director of 1836, a Houston based network of investors and business owners focused on supporting veteran entrepreneurship through investment. | | Jeff is also the Managing Partner of Post Cove Partners, an advisory firm focused on early stage and middle market businesses. Post Cove works with both management teams and investment firms and provides a range of services including company assessments; operational and capital strategy development, including capital raises; turn around management; and interim C-level roles. Post Cove offers a powerful combination of institutional quality finance skills, operational rigor, and a hands on hands dirty approach to building value in smaller companies. | | Jeff has over fourteen years of experience working with businesses facing acute challenges brought on either by rapid growth or distress. He has led a number of business transformation efforts and finds satisfaction in partnering with entrepreneurs to help build value in dynamic and challenging business environments. Previously, Jeff was the Chief Strategy Officer for Evolution Markets, where he was responsible for building and executing a global turn around and growth strategy which doubled the... Read More →
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Lieutenant Colonel Robert Vicars

Division Chief, Strategy and Future Concepts, United States Air Force
Lt Col Vicars is Division Chief, Strategy and Future Concepts at the LeMay Center, Maxwell AFB, AL. He is responsible for researching and testing technology-based solutions for training and education, as well as integrating similar efforts across Air University.

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 1st Floor Main Space

4:00pm

LGBTQ+ in Tech Meetup Group Hosts: Fireside Chat with Bumble | 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Ever wanted more from dating apps? We're with you! Share your thoughts, ask your questions and air your grievences as we chat with Bumble. We're going to explore how apps have changed LGBTQ dating, what Bumble is doing for LGBTQ people, and hear all about their brand story. RSVP here!

SCHEDULE
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Drinks and Mingling
4:30 PM - 4:35 PM: Opening Remarks
4:35 PM - 5:05 PM: Fireside Chat with Bumble
5:05 PM - 5:30 PM: Networking

FEATURING
Alex Williamson el-Effendi, Head of Brand at Bumble

SPONSORS
Plezzure Island
Bumble

Speakers
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Alex Williamson el-Effendi

Bumble, Head of Brand

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SXSW

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Sellers Underground 213 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Building a Company for Success: Looking to the Future at 1, 5 and 10 years | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
On Tuesday, October 10th, we invite you to join Mass Challenge, Zayo Group, WP Engine and Boundless at Capital Factory for an Austin Startup Week panel discussion on different perspectives from 1, 5 and 10 years in the business.

Enjoy happy hour, networking and hearing from leaders in the Austin and global tech industry who have been a part of scaling startups since day one. Learn what it’s like to drive accelerated growth, fund a capital-intensive business, tackle challenges, and sustain a diverse and entrepreneurial culture as the business evolves.

Speakers
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Henrik Johansson

CEO & Co-Founder, Boundless
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Sandi Mays

EVP & CIO, Zayo Group
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Lee McLendon

SVP of Global Engineering, WP Engine
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Mike Millard

Managing Director, Mass Challenge

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Main Space

4:00pm

Diversity in Tech Meetup Presents: Marketing for Diversity | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Marketing organizations are taking note of the growing diversity in the population of the United States. Learn from marketing experts across industries on how they are changing tactics and campaigns to target diverse audiences.

Speakers
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Monica Cravotta

Senior Director of Product Marketing, WP Engine
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Dave Janjua

Senior Social Media Manager, WP Engine
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Rachelle Oribio

Product Manager for Pilot Programs, Techstars
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Dana Rygwelski

Director of Marketing, Mass Challenge

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Track Leads / Core Team
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Elisa Goldberg

Evangelist, Galvanize

Tuesday October 10, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Galvanize 119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Intro to the Austin Startup Scene & AMA with Damon Clinkscales, Ryan Joy & Roger Chen | 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Please RSVP through the Eventbrite!

Haven't moved to Austin yet? Join us for the next edition of Intro to the Austin Startup Scene with Spredfast's Engineering Manager Damon ClinkscalesMicrosoft's Startup & Developer Evangelist Ryan Joy, and Silverton Partners Principal Roger Chen.

Follow @AustinTechLive on Twitter to know when we're live or watch here.

Already taken a tour of Capital Factory? Awesome! The event starts at 4:30PM after the 4PM tour.

After the AMA, join us in the kitchen for our new Intro to the Austin Startup Scene Happy Hour! Your ticket to the AMA will get you in where you'll have the opportunity to network with people who are interested in or are already part of the startup scene.

Are you new to the Austin Tech Startup Community? Thinking about moving here? Trying to figure out how to plug in? Come hear a comprehensive overview from a local community leader and get a chance to introduce yourself and ask questions.

Agenda
4:00pm: Tour of Capital Factory
4:30pm: Presentation
5:15pm: Ask Me Anything
6:00pm: Happy Hour

You can check out the slides and video from previous talks before you come. The content is updated each month because the startup scene is always changing!

You'll get answers to questions like...
• How do I get a job at a tech startup?
• How do I find a co-founder?
• How do I meet investors and mentors?
• Should I join an accelerator?

You will find out about...
• Why Austin?
• SXSW
• Dell
• University of Texas
• Capital Factory
• Startup Week
• Angel Investors
• Venture Capitalists
• Incubators & Accelerators
• Coffee Shops
• Coworking
• Happy Hours
• Meetups
• Hack-a-thons
• Lawyers
• Accountants
• Banks
• PR firms
• Recruiting firms

Speakers
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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 fir... Read More →
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Damon Clinkscales

Engineering Manager, Spredfast
Cultivator of people, groups, and companies. ATX Startup Week Developer Track Lead.
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Ryan Joy

Startup Evangelist, Microsoft
http://ryanjoy.com | http://twitter.com/atxryan

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SXSW

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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.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Main Space

4:30pm

The Muster in Austin #BunkerBrewsATX Innovation Community Happy Hour & Networking with Military, Milspouse and Veteran Entrepreneurs | 4:30 - 7:30 PM
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: This time block is the core showcase and celebration of military community entrepreneurship and innovation. Join us with Tito's Handmade Vodka for happy hour.

We'll take a moment to recognize and make a tribute to first responders to recent hurricanes.

Bunker Labs
 and Dell unveil a new program.

Hear from Elizabeth Gore's Entrepreneur in Residence as she discusses Serving to Scaling.

Mike McKim
 will share his journey and lessons learned from the Navy to pioneering local caffeine sensation Cuvèe Coffee and nitro cold-brew canning. #local #coffee #pioneer

Marcus Carey
 will make us laugh as he shares his background and introduce us to Violet, the first machine learning cybersecurity AI platform. #AI #MachineLearning #Cybersecurity

Bart Lomont
 will reveal the latest in smart-home technologies with Robin - robotic lawn care service. #smarthome

Kurt Stump
 will share how Sempulse is committed to saving lives in the field with automated vital signs monitoring and cost-effective triage technology, and why his #medtech innovation is necessary. 

Marissa Limsiaco
 will share her journey to creating Tenavox, a commercial real estate platform entirely built around the needs and decisions of small businesses. We empower tenants with a voice and provide them with the information, tools, and resources to make better lease decisions. We echo the themes of a Zillow, Glassdoor, and HomeAdvisor for commercial real estate.

Lastly, we'll be inspired as Daniel Alarik shares his journey creating a $100M dollar brand with gruntstyle.com and alphaoutpost.com

Bunker Labs
 will present a few awards to members of the community and we'll soft close with networking. 

This session is sponsored by JP Morgan Chase, USAA, Dell, UT McCombs MSTC, DIUx, Capital Factory, and Tito's Handmade Vodka.

Speakers
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Daniel Alarik

Founder and CEO, gruntstyle.com and alphaoutpost.com
avatar for Marcus Carey

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. He then went on to work for the NSA, where he engineered, managed, and defended the... Read More →
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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 →
avatar for Marissa Limsiaco

Marissa Limsiaco

Tenavox, Co-Founder and President
avatar for Bart Lomont

Bart Lomont

Co-Founder and COO, Robin Technologies, Inc.
avatar for Mike McKim

Mike McKim

Founder and CEO, Cuvèe Coffee
avatar for Kurt Stump

Kurt Stump

Chief Technology Officer, Sempulse

Sponsors
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DIUx

DIUx is a fast-moving government entity that provides non-dilutive capital to companies to solve national defense problems. We’re investing in solutions in a variety of areas – from autonomy and AI to human systems, IT, and space – to solve a host of defense problems... Read More →
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SXSW

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 1st Floor Main Space

5:00pm

Austin Startup Week's Marketing Happy Hour
Attending the Austin Startup Week's Marketing Track? Relax after the final session on Tuesday with free drinks and networking at the Austin Marketing Happy Hour sponsored by WP Engine.

After the last marketing session of the day, we’ll head down to Austin Ale House to get to know each other and talk shop with our fellow marketers. 

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SXSW

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Austin Ale House 301 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

5:30pm

Startup Connect presented by Built In Austin | 5:30 - 8:00 PM

Austin's tech scene is bustling! Now is your chance to meet the companies that are putting the Austin tech scene on the map.

We've invited the area's top startups to showcase their thriving cultures and share their open positions to give you the chance to uncover just what sets them apart. Delicious bites sponsored by Foodee.

Positions are available in every job category and are not limited to technical skillsets. Startups range from early stage to public tech companies.

Click here to sign up and find our more information on participating companies!

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Coppertank Event Center 504 Trinity, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

Designing Better, Together | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

While it’s easy to recognize effective design requires multi perspectives, it’s not always easy to make sure your best intentions are understood across disciplines. 

In this panel incorporating business development, market research, user experience, and development, we will discuss strategies and considerations when you know your work will be acted on by downstream practices.

We hope you’re able to come and contribute to the discussion helping all of us make sure our best intentions are not lost in translation.

Takeaways
  • Visibility of fundamental needs across practices (business development, research, UX, development)
  • Strategies for positioning your outcomes for downstream practices
  • Tools for collaboration when incorporating multiple practices for a single engagement

The design track is curated by Austin Design Week, a week of free workshops, studio tours, talks, events and installations celebrating Austin design November 6-10.

Speakers
avatar for George Bonelli

George Bonelli

Director of Business Development, projekt202
George is a natural leader who thrives in challenging, ambiguous environments with a unique blend of corporate, entrepreneurial and consulting experience. He brings with him senior management level skills, proven leadership, business acumen and sound decision-making with energy a... Read More →
avatar for Mycal Elliott

Mycal Elliott

Creative Director UX, projekt202
For the past 10 years, Mycal applied these practices in both agencies and corporations across 9 product categories witnessing how research and problem framing impact strategy altering a team’s perception of what’s needed leading to new products, services and award-winning designs for the following brands; Baxter Healthcare, Change Healthcare, Daimler Trucks, Dell / EMC, Ford, Experian, Friedrich Air Conditioners, Kirkland Signature, Lexmark, Mercedes Benz Financial Services, Nike, New York Life, Proctor... Read More →
avatar for Medea Lee

Medea Lee

Creative Director - UX, projekt202
With 10+ years of interdisciplinary design experience, Medea, has created everything from products for the fashion industry to mobile interfaces for healthcare. Medea brings a unique perspective to all projects that balances creativity with strategic design. She desires to fuse c... Read More →
avatar for Julia Preston

Julia Preston

Senior Program Manager, projekt202
Proven production management professional with over 15 years of experience in technology, hardware, software, and custom development services with a user-centered design, creative, and problem-solving edge.
avatar for Arturo Robles

Arturo Robles

Managing Architect, projekt202
Experienced Solutions Architect with excellent communication skills and a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor's of Science focused in Computer Science from The University of Texas at El Paso. Skilled i... Read More →

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SXSW

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Projekt202 1300 Guadalupe St, Ste 300

6:00pm

Co-Founder Meetup Panel - How Are Our Current Politics Affecting the Tech Startups | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Network and connect to find your next employee, your next co-founder, or build your professional network! Work might be from 9-5, but business happens between 5-9. The Co-Founder Meetup by The tech^map is a forum for professionals to pitch their business, idea, startup, etc. to the community and gain valuable feedback. The audience is full of other entrepreneurs, developers, investors, and media.

6:00-6:30pm - Sign-in and socializing (Grab food a drinks) 
6:30-6:50pm - Announcements, Sponsor notes 
6:50-7:35pm - Keynote Speaker Panel Q/A 
7:35-8:00pm - Network, Network, Network 
8:00pm - Until whenever. Go downstairs to the bar to network more.

We have colored dots! Make sure you find who you are looking for

RED: Talent (Developers, Designers) 
GREEN: Investor (accredited) 
BLUE: Entrepreneur 
YELLOW: Media | Other

Please RSVP as space is limited! 

Parking:

Parking is available in the OMNI/Austin Centre Garage after 6pm. Please bring your ticket to the front desk at Capital Factory to receive $5 parking. Please save both parking tickets to exit garage. Street parking (check signs for restrictions) is also available and free after 6pm on Mondays.


Speakers
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Johan Borge

CEO, The Techmap
Mr. Borge is a serial entrepreneur as he has successfully launched several businesses in different sectors. Just to name a few: Johan is the CEO of Texas Capital Real Estate, LLC., a real estate investing firm (www.texascre.com). He works with local investors to find deals or joi... Read More →
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Barbary Brunner

CEO, Austin Technology Council
Prior to joining the Austin Technology Council as CEO, Barbary Brunner’s 25-year career has included senior executive roles at worldwide leading technology brands and a successful strategy and organizational development consultancy.. Past positions include Chief Marketing Officer for... Read More →
avatar for David Edmonson

David Edmonson

Executive Director, Austin Tech Alliance
David Edmonson is Executive Director of Austin Tech Alliance, a member-based nonprofit that promotes civic engagement in Austin's tech sector. Prior to starting ATA in August 2016, he worked in the Texas Senate for 11 years, serving as chief of staff, general counsel, and communi... Read More →
avatar for Jason Finkelman

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, busines... Read More →
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Jonathon Kovar

CEO, The GoodLooking Company
Jonathon Kovar is the founder and CEO of The GoodLooking Company and a healthcare attorney. He helps governments, payers, entrepreneurs, and providers build the future of healthcare. GoodLooking Technology built the first comprehensive business platform for healthcare, with SaaS... Read More →
avatar for Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien

Founder, MediaTech Ventures
Marketer, author, entrepreneur, father, blogger, and general socializer. Founder of MediaTech Ventures and growth hacker of startups.
avatar for Nnamdi Orakwue

Nnamdi Orakwue

Founder and CEO, Cocolevio LLC
Nnamdi has deep experience as a business leader in the technology space. Nnamdi founded Cocolevio on the belief that the next generation of technology investments (Cloud, Big Data, IoT) will require unprecedented coordination of business, financial and technical competencies. This future necessitates a new type of business partner and service provider... Read More →
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Chris Perri

Attorney and Congressional Candidate, Chris Perri Law
Chris Perri is a progressive Democrat running against Lamar Smith to represent the 21st District of Texas. He lives in South Austin with his wife, Shannon, a sixth-generation Texan who teaches at Texas State University.Raised in Corsicana and Dallas, Chris learned from an early age the values of service and uplifting the lives of fellow Texans. His father is a Navy veteran and urologist, while his mother spent over forty years in nursing.Chris has dedicated his life to fighting for justice and freedom. He earned his law degree from the University of Texas and subsequently earned a master's degree in economics. As a criminal defense attorney for over a decade in Central Texas, he's tirelessly fought to uphold our... Read More →

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Main Space

6:00pm

Not a Letter Grade: The Harsh Realities of Launching a Startup as a Teenager | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Limited Capacity seats available

This event is part of Inside the Teenage Tech Mind series.

A panel of teens will talk about their experience starting their first business and what they wished they knew before starting. They will cover areas like - finding the right co-founder, managing team member responsibilities, getting people and businesses to take you seriously because you are a teenager, and raising money. Each student on the panel has already launched a company and gone through a year's process of running their business.

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Wall-E, 1st Floor

6:30pm

How to Secure Your Startup | 6:30 - 8:00 PM
When you’re in a startup, you can’t afford to put in all the security at the beginning. But you do need to have the essentials in place, plan for scaling your security as you grow, and make sure you’re building your offerings with the security mindset. Our panel will drop knowledge on everything from secure software development to protecting your customers and negotiating security into the provider contracts.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Carey

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. He then went on to work for the NSA, where he engineered, managed, and defended the... Read More →
avatar for Mike Hanley

Mike Hanley

Senior Director of Security, Duo Security
avatar for HD Moore

HD Moore

VP Research & Development, Atredis Partners
avatar for Wendy Nather

Wendy Nather

Principal Security Strategist, Duo Security
avatar for Hilda Perez

Hilda Perez

President & Cofounder, Brinqa

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Classroom
 
Wednesday, October 11
 

7:45am

An Angel • A Venture Capitalist • A Lawyer - Health Tech Austin | 7:45 - 9:30 AM
Speakers
avatar for Griffin Mulcahey

Griffin Mulcahey

Vice President, Strategy & General Counsel, Medici
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Marc Nathan

Vice President, Client Strategy, Miller Egan Molter & Nelson LLP
#Startups #Marketing #Sales #Strategy #Investment #Technology #Connector http://www.milleregan.com & The Texas-Squared Startup Newsletter - Sign up for free here: eepurl.com/bxzI-X
avatar for Shakeel Rashed

Shakeel Rashed

Partner, Capital Factory

Sponsors
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BSW Health

Baylor Scott & White Health is proud to be a part of Austin Startup Week 2017. As oneof the largest non-profit healthcare systems in the nation, we’re committed to bringing world-class careto Central Texas. Baylor Scott & White Health has earned a reputation for excellence through high-quality patient care, ample educational opportunities, and dedication to continued medical research.With a 101-bed full-service hospital, state-of- the-art Cancer Center, and multispecialty clinicsthroughout the Round Rock/Austin region... Read More →
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SXSW

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:45am - 9:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Main Space

8:00am

AR: What’s next after Pokemon Go? | 8:00 - 9:30 AM
Augmented reality has shown to have a great deal of wow-factor. In the early days of it's current wave of popularity, even products with relatively simple executions such as furniture placement apps, have garnered much interest. But what’s next for AR?

In this talk, we will share predictions for the future of AR through these angles:  1) Video games 2) Mobility and location-based 3) Social. In doing so, we'll share a useful toolkit for determining types of AR elements and how can they be used to brainstorm good products.

We will demonstrate examples of PTE’s thought process for our AR products including key lessons learned in the "wow vs difficulty" balance, usability for AR,  and the "why factor."

This session's focus audience will be: creative and business founders, developers who are interested in a different creative approach to products, and anyone future-focused and interested in the "what's next" of AR.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Udvari

Matt Udvari

Founder and Creative Developer, Part Time Evil

Sponsors
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MobilityX

Capital Factory and Daimler have come together to create MobilityX - the center of gravity for innovation in mobility services and technologies. MobilityX is the first transportation technology accelerator aimed at fostering the growth of new mobility-as-a service companies and b... Read More →
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SXSW

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Classroom

8:00am

Designing for Social Good | 8:00 - 9:30 AM
How is design thinking reshaping sustainability, City Hall, and public health in Austin? Join our panel to learn about designing for social impact and the unique challenges and outcomes of creating for community. This panel features the City of Austin’s Design, Technology, and Innovation Fellowship, the Dell Medical School Design Institute for Health, local startup Gardenio, and is moderated by Ruby Ku, head of the Austin Center of Design.



Speakers
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Melissa Chapman

Senior Designer, VA Center for Innovation
avatar for Jose Colucci

Jose Colucci

Director of R&D, Design Institute for Health, Dell Medical School
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Roman Gonzalez

Founder, Gardenio
Gardenio makes it easier to grow your own food by organizing the information, supplies, and community you need to be successful. We're using technology to get you to play in the dirt and never grow it alone! | | Roman Gonzalez graduated with a Philosophy degree from Brown Un... Read More →
avatar for Ben Guhin

Ben Guhin

Senior Advisor for Design & Technology, City of Austin
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Ruby Ku

Austin Center for Design, Director

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 8:00am - 9:30am
Galvanize 119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

8:00am

Free Coworking at TechSpace ATX | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Get work done during startup week for free in our coworking area from 8:00 - 5:00PM. 

Sponsors
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SXSW

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm
TechSpace Austin 98 San Jancinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701

8:30am

Scaling Your Team | 8:30 - 10:30 AM
Built In Austin invites you for a breakfast for sharing and learning with the culture makers, recruiters and talent influencers of Austin Tech. In this special Austin Startup Week edition of the Talent Influencers Breakfast, we explore scaling and growth from the people op's perspective with special topic Hiring More Without Settling for Less.

When it’s time to grow your team rapidly, don’t sacrifice what makes your company great. Learn from these people ops gurus on how to build your team quickly with top tech talent and not lose your company culture in the process.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Baber

Sam Baber

Head of People Ops, Cognitive Scale
avatar for Jen Cantu

Jen Cantu

Vice President of People, TrendKite
avatar for Lori Knowlton

Lori Knowlton

Chief People Officer, Silicon Labs
avatar for Steve Mair

Steve Mair

Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Procore

Sponsors
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SXSW

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 8:30am - 10:30am
Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen 807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702

9:00am

Open Coffee: Austin Startup Week Edition | 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Start your day off right with good coffee and conversation at Atlassian's gorgeous offices in downtown Austin. Houndstooth Coffee will be available and one of their awesome baristas will be pulling shots. We'll also feature an Austin breakfast staple, Tacodeli breakfast tacos.

Austin Open Coffee Club meets twice a month to cultivate relationships in the Austin tech scene. We'd like to warmly welcome entrepreneurs and investors from around the country who are joining us for Austin Startup Week.

A huge thanks to Atlassian Austin for providing us with an incredible space to meet.

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We are grateful to our generous sponsors for their support!

Atlassian

Millions of users globally rely on Atlassian products every day for improving software development, project management, collaboration, and code quality.

Miller Egan Molter & Nelson LLP

MEMN combines top-tier lawyers with leading edge technology to redefine startup legal counsel. Representing many of the top startups in Austin and throughout Texas, founders finally have an efficient, independent alternative to traditional law firms.

Silicon Hills Lawyer

Written and curated by a leading Austin startup lawyer, SHL offers Texas-based founders free content and tools on startup law and venture capital fundamentals.

Speakers
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Damon Clinkscales

Engineering Manager, Spredfast
Cultivator of people, groups, and companies. ATX Startup Week Developer Track Lead.

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 9:00am - 10:30am
Atlassian 303 Colorado St #1600, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am

Austin Startup Week Basecamp and Badge Pickup | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Come by our Information Station anytime from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday and 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday and Wednesday to grab an Austin Startup Week badge. 

It's a place for people to rest, reload, and recharge downtown. Our team will be there to answer any questions you may have and help you get to where you want to go. Stop by and say hi! 

We'll also have badges at Galvanize, The New Movement, and other events throughout the week. 

Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Astroboy

10:00am

Making Money in VR/AR Talk | 10:00 - 11:30AM
Virtual and Augmented Reality are indeed the future, but it's still very much in it's early days.  Learn how to "embrace the niche" and use it to your advantages.  JJ Castillo (CEO of Viewer Ready) will be covering how to "work smarter, not harder" while sharing successful approaches (and not so successful approaches) he's learned at his company Viewer Ready.

Speakers
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JJ Castillo

CEO, VIEWER READY INC.
I come from over 10 years in the world of film and video production, working as a producer, writer, director and editor. I was working at Rooster Teeth Studios when the Oculus DK2 was released. I quickly became obsessed with VR and left my full time to gig to start my own compa... Read More →

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SXSW

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 10:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Classroom

10:00am

Paging Doctor Data: How Data Science Improves the Patient Experience and Outcomes | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
30% of all data is created and stored within our healthcare system. Join leaders from Nvidia, CognitiveScale, Baylor Scott & White, and NarrativeDx as we discuss how different techniques in Data Science are improving how doctors treat patients and how patients experience treatment.

Speakers
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Sydney Oakes

GM of Digital Health, Baylor Scott & White
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Ganesh Padmanabhan

VP of Growth, CognitiveScale
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Alex Sabatier

Global Account Manager, NVIDIA
Alex Sabatier is a Regional Account Executive for NVIDIA based in Austin, TX for the Enterprise segment. In this role Alex develops and monitors the adoption of GPU computing in the Enterprise data center. GPU Computing addresses software technics that covers the growing fields o... Read More →
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Tad Turpen

Chief Data Scientist, NarrativeDx

Sponsors
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BSW Health

Baylor Scott & White Health is proud to be a part of Austin Startup Week 2017. As oneof the largest non-profit healthcare systems in the nation, we’re committed to bringing world-class careto Central Texas. Baylor Scott & White Health has earned a reputation for excellence through high-quality patient care, ample educational opportunities, and dedication to continued medical research.With a 101-bed full-service hospital, state-of- the-art Cancer Center, and multispecialty clinicsthroughout the Round Rock/Austin region... Read More →
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NVIDIA

NVIDIA’S invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined moderncomputer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignitedmodern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computer... Read More →
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SXSW

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 10:00am - 11:30am
Galvanize 119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

Food Tech For Social Good | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Food tech can make an impact on people's lives, and change things for the better. We are going to have a panel discussion about who is doing this in Austin, and how interested entrepreneurs can get started, or align their existing business with social good. The panel will be moderated by the Austin Statesman's food writer Addie Broyles, with panelists from the Cook's Nook and Aspire Food Group.

Speakers
avatar for Mohammed Ashour

Mohammed Ashour

Co-Founder and CEO, Aspire Food Group
avatar for Addie Broyles

Addie Broyles

Food writer, Austin American-Statesman
avatar for Joi Chevalier

Joi Chevalier

Founder, The Cook's Nook
Talk to me about food + tech; food entrepreneurship, food incubation, product innovation, product go-to-market strategies, technical product management, product and requirements development, market development and analysis, personalization, customization, APIs and SDKs.

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
The New Movement 616 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

The Role of Transit in an Autonomous World | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
The future of American Mobility in the face of autonomous technology remains unknown. However, private mobility service providers are beginning to explore the proposal of using shared autonomous lanes. What is the role of traditional transit operators and cities to preserve existing or develop new dedicated lanes to accommodate the request? Should public operators be the only parties able to use high capacity lanes? In Austin, community leaders are preparing for high capacity transit in dedicated lanes and working with private mobility providers to augment the high-frequency routes. Are those high capacity lanes the first candidates for autonomous routes? In Reno, Proterra is working with the University of Nevada to pilot an autonomous route for high-capacity transit. Learn about the challenges and opportunities for transit in short-term and long-term planning for an autonomous mobility future.  

Sponsors
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MobilityX

Capital Factory and Daimler have come together to create MobilityX - the center of gravity for innovation in mobility services and technologies. MobilityX is the first transportation technology accelerator aimed at fostering the growth of new mobility-as-a service companies and b... 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 10:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room MobilityX

10:00am

Flu Shots by Baylor Scott & White Health at Capital Factory | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Come by anytime between 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM to get a flu shot. The cost per person is $33. Be sure to bring you ID and proof of insurance.

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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 10:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 1st Floor, Info Desk

10:00am

Smart Cities + Startups | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
We are at an exciting point in time as civic leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs come together to explore challenges in cities large and small. Startups are an important voice in this conversation but integrating with government is far from simple.

Join us to learn about:
- Smart cities 101
- Startup case studies
- Opportunities and lessons learned
- Resources available to learn more and get involved 

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Collier

Chelsea Collier

Founder, Digi.City
Smart Cities, Impact Hub (Austin), Texans for Economic Progress, Eisenhower Fellow (2016); Inc.com

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 10:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Main Space

11:30am

Capital Factory Tour | 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Capital Factory is located in Austin Centre in the middle of downtown Austin. Park on the street, at a nearby lot, or in a garage. Enter from any side of the building and take the business tower elevators near the security desk up to the 16th floor. 

Tours begin in the 16th floor lobby.

Learn more about Capital Factory at http://capitalfactory.com/   

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Liz Coufal

Experience Coordinator, Capital Factory

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Partnerships Driving VR Adoption Across the Business Landscape | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Commercial applications using the latest VR technology are just hitting the market. These use cases are building a foundation for a change in how businesses operate many critical tasks on a day-to-day basis. To build this initial foundation, partnerships are critical to facilitate the complete solution from hardware and software to necessary relationships and actual adoption.

Neal Kohl, Director of Product Strategy and Innovation for Dell, Doug Donovan, CEO of Interplay Learning, and others will come together to have a discussion around successes in building partnerships to drive VR growth across the commercial/B2B landscape.

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Doug Donovan

CEO, Interplay Learning
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Jeremy Kidd

Co-Founder and CEO, Banjo
Jeremy Kidd is Co-Founder and CEO of Banjo. Banjo creates VR and AR experiences for brands and enterprises emphasizing a professional and predictable delivery model. Over the past 20 years, Jeremy has built products and sales teams at enterprise software and mobile app developmen... Read More →
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Neal Kohl

Director of Product Strategy and Innovation, Dell

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Classroom

12:00pm

Deep Learning Workshop – Embracing the NVIDIA AI eco-system | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Discover the NVIDIA AI Eco-system, from Inception (NVIDIA Start-up program) to DLI (Deep Learning Institute) including the latest GPU-accelerated deep learning platforms and libraries for training and inference.

Learn the latest techniques on how to design, train, and deploy neural network-powered deep learning in your applications starting with DIGITS and the containers running on the DGX AI supercomputer and finishing on Jetson to run inference at the edge.

 


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Alex Sabatier

Global Account Manager, NVIDIA
Alex Sabatier is a Regional Account Executive for NVIDIA based in Austin, TX for the Enterprise segment. In this role Alex develops and monitors the adoption of GPU computing in the Enterprise data center. GPU Computing addresses software technics that covers the growing fields o... Read More →

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NVIDIA

NVIDIA’S invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined moderncomputer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignitedmodern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computer... Read More →
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Wednesday October 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Galvanize 119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Un.Expressed: Get Real With Women Founders | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
It can be challenging to find a place to fit in Austin as a woman founder, especially when your motivation comes from a place of community building and social impact. But we know the startup scene in Austin is full of inspiring women you may not have met.

Come join us for an intimate conversation with local women founders. You'll leave with new connections with likeminded people here in Austin and the inspiration you need to pursue your passion.

At the Un.Incubator we embrace a diverse range of founders. Whether you are an artist, healer, product designer, educator or technologist we hold the space for you to define and pursue your own path as a founder.

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Liz Deering

Co-Founder, The Un.Incubator
Co-Founder @TheUnIncubator. Interactive marketing strategist, technology enthusiast, design geek, impact advocate & momma.
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Nina Ho

CEO, Collective Blue
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Cindy Lee

Founder, Rebuilding Together Austin
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Laura Shook

Founder, Soma Vida

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Soma Vida 2324 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX 78702

12:00pm

Looking for Funds in all the Right Places | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Join David Altounian and Stephen Straus for a real-time Q&A on their recently published post: Looking for Funds in All the Right Places: The Definitive Guide to Austin Capital.

For entrepreneurs: They’ve compiled a definitive list of sources of capital in Austin to help focus your fundraising efforts. 
For investors outside of Austin: Austin is a vibrant startup market and this list of capital sources can help you identify firms to co-invest with and funds to invest in. 

Stephen and David are veterans in the entrepreneurial community in Austin as advisors, mentors, investors, and entrepreneurs.

Come join them to hear more insights and live Q&A!

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Main Space

2:00pm

Future Food Tech: Delivery Madness | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Food delivery is the hottest thing in food tech right now. Startups are popping up all the time, and this is a promising area for innovation and entrepreneurs. Restaurant meal delivery, grocery delivery, and meal-kits, are all reshaping the last mile of the food supply chain. This panel will have four Austin based food delivery companies (Door Dash, Dinner Elf, Full Fridge, and Farmhouse Delivery) discuss how their technology is changing the industry, and what they see the future of food delivery looking like.

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Kyle Baer

CFO, Farmhouse Delivery
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Carolyn Byczek

Strategy & Operations Manager, DoorDash
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Federico Galarraga

Chief Executive Officer, Full Fridge
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Jesse Vickey

Co-founder, Dinner Elf

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Cole Leslie

Communications Specialist, Food+City

Wednesday October 11, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The New Movement 616 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

Why Laravel to Develop Your App? | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Choosing the right technology to develop and scale your application is a crucial decision for every entrepreneur. This session is going to help tech and non-tech entrepreneurs to understand why Laravel is a good choice for agile development, scalable products, and beautiful code.

If you want to learn more about the app development process with a real case study, please visit:  http://webinar.carbonodev.com.


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Jose Mendez

Co-founder and CTO, Carbono
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Ruben Morales

Co-founder and CBO, Carbono
CBO at Carbono. The Digital Partner for entrepreneurs and small businesses
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Marco Rivadeneyra

Co-founder and CEO, Carbono

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Classroom

2:00pm

A Startup in Government: The First Year of the City of Austin's Design, Technology, and Innovation Fellows Program | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Inspired by the design and technology successes at the United States Digital Service and 18F, the City of Austin launched its Design, Technology, and Innovation Fellows program last year with the following goals:

  1. Work directly with departments to deliver the best possible services 
  2. Introduce and refine practices for user-centered design 
  3. Introduce and refine practices for iterative, open-source development 
  4. Establish a creative culture that inspires more people to join the city 
 Since its launch in Summer 2016, the program has hired more than 25 designers, developers, and other specialists from the private sector to serve tours of duty to improve residential permitting, increase recycling rates, notify residents of low-water crossings during flash floods, and develop practices, training, and infrastructure for more effective digital services. The program has also improved the way that the city approaches user research, iterative design, and open-source development by establishing new standards for field research, interactive prototyping, usability testing, interface design, front-end development, Dev/Ops, and project management.

In this session, Program Lead Ben Guhin and DTI Fellow Marni Wilhite will speak about the challenges of starting a new design and technology organization within city government and share lessons on leadership, culture, and how to structure your work for the greatest possible impact.

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Ben Guhin

Senior Advisor for Design & Technology, City of Austin
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Marni Wilhite

Design, Technology, and Innovation Fellow, City of Austin

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Main Space

2:00pm

Shifting Consumer Behavior to Create Social Change Through Story, Action, and Content | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Learn how fitppl is shifting consumer behavior to serve their Ditch The Plastic initiative through storytelling, company action, and well curated content to showcase their social purpose. Patrick, founder of fitppl, will also share tips on how you can create your own content to share your company story, with little to no budget. After the session, Patrick will host a Q&A and tasting of fitppl products!

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Patrick Schecht

Founder, fitppl

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Wall-E Classroom

2:00pm

GDPR and What You Should Know | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
GDPR is fast approaching in Europe but what does this mean for your company? Please join the UK Department for International Trade, Oury Clark and T&VS to learn about GDPR and the implications for your company in Europe. 

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
WeWork 600 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
  • Room 16F

3:30pm

Capital Factory Tour | 3:30 - 4:00 PM
Capital Factory is located in Austin Centre in the middle of downtown Austin. Park on the street, at a nearby lot, or in a garage. Enter from any side of the building and take the business tower elevators near the security desk up to the 16th floor. 

Tours begin in the 16th floor lobby.

Learn more about Capital Factory at http://capitalfactory.com/   

Speakers
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Liz Coufal

Experience Coordinator, Capital Factory

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Capital Factory Tour | 4:00 - 4:30 PM
Capital Factory is located in Austin Centre in the middle of downtown Austin. Park on the street, at a nearby lot, or in a garage. Enter from any side of the building and take the business tower elevators near the security desk up to the 16th floor. 

Tours begin in the 16th floor lobby.

Learn more about Capital Factory at http://capitalfactory.com/   

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Madeline Feldman

VIP Coordinator, Capital Factory

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

WTF is VR: Everything you need to know about VR, AR and 360 Video | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Immersive media (VR, AR & 360 video/photo) is an incredibly powerful marketing, advertising and/or sales tool when used correctly. Come join us for a hands-on discussion covering all the latest on I.M. We'll cover industry trends and terms, discuss the latest uses cases and show you how you can start leveraging this technology in your company today! 

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th floor Main Space

4:00pm

SXSW Startup Hacking: 10 Tips for March Magic Success | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Don't look now, but SXSW 2018 is right around the corner -- and with it, thousands of innovators, investors and ahead-of-the-curve thinkers will converge on Austin looking for the next big thing. Better start planning now to make the most of all the opportunities that this event present. If your startup is interested in apply for the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event or if you simply want to understand the best strategies for learning, networking and discovery, then be sure to attend this information-filled conversation. One lucky attendee to this panel will win a FREE badge for SXSW 2018

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Hugh Forrest

Director, SXSW Interactive Festival, SXSW (South by Southwest)
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Chris Valentine

Accelerator Pitch Event Manager, SXSW (South by Southwest)

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Galvanize 119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 2nd Floor

4:00pm

An Algorithm to Protecting the American Dream: #DefendDreamers | 4:00 - 5:30 PM

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, busines... Read More →
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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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Zaira Garcia

Texas Organizing Manager, FWD.us
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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 revenue and expanded it to the UK, where he learned more about visas and immigation than he expected. In... 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 I... Read More →

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Classroom

4:00pm

Crypto panel with Cofounders of Multicoin Capital | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
A panel featuring Kyle Samani and Tushar Jain, founders of Multicoin Capital. Multicoin Capital is a venture-style fund in Austin that invests exclusively in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and many smaller and newer cryptos. In this panel, they'll discuss what they look for in evaluating new cryptos, how they manage the fund, and provide their thoughts on the impending crypto bubble. Session will include audience QA.

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Tushar Jain

Managing Partner, Multicoin Capital
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Kyle Samani

Managing Partner, Multicoin Capital

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The New Movement 616 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Info Security & Public Policy | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
How can security vendors engage appropriately in shaping public policy? What works at the local, state, federal and global levels? What can you do if you want to engage on your own? This collection of influential vendors, attorneys and other participants show us how it’s done.

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Edward Block

Senior Attorney, Gardere
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Erin Boase

Senior Counsel, Duo Security
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Austin Carson

Executive Director, TechFreedom
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Charisse Castagnoli

VP of Security, General Counsel, Trucker Path Inc.
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John Dickson

Principal, Denim Group

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Wall-E, 1st Floor

6:00pm

Pushing Back: Austin's Diverse Startup Community Showcase | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Diversity and Startups are not always synonymous, join us in seeing how Austin is pushing back! We are celebrating Austin's unique and richly diverse startup community. The goal is simple and true to Hispanic Hackers mission of promoting diversity in everything technology, including up and coming startups in the Austin area. We will showcase the leaders and visionaries. Join us in learning how embracing diversity has led to new innovations and opportunity!

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Wall-E

6:00pm

Startup Week Design Sprint Essentials Workshop | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Douglas Ferguson of Voltage Control will lead a workshop covering the essential skills to facilitate your own Design Sprint. Obtain a concrete understanding of how Design Sprints work and get hands-on experience running each exercise.

The Design Sprint
The sprint gives teams a shortcut to learning without building and launching.The sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping and testing ideas with customers. Developed at GV, it’s a “greatest hits” of business strategy, innovation, behavior science, design thinking, and more—packaged into a battle-tested process that any team can use.

Working together in a sprint, you can shortcut the endless-debate cycle and compress months of time into a single week. Instead of waiting to launch a minimal product to understand if an idea is any good, you’ll get clear data from a realistic prototype. The sprint gives you a superpower: You can fast-forward into the future to see your finished product and customer reactions, before making any expensive commitments.

This page is a DIY guide for running your own sprint. On Monday, you’ll map out the problem and pick an important place to focus. On Tuesday, you’ll sketch competing solutions on paper. On Wednesday, you’ll make difficult decisions and turn your ideas into a testable hypothesis. On Thursday, you’ll hammer out a high-fidelity prototype. And on Friday, you’ll test it with real live humans.

The Sprint book
“Read this book and do what it says if you want to build better products faster.” —Ev Williams, founder of Medium and Twitter

New York Times best seller Sprint takes you behind the scenes with some of America’s most fascinating startups. You’ll meet a robotics maker searching for the perfect robot personality, a coffee roaster expanding to new markets, a company organizing the world’s cancer data, and Slack, the fastest-growing business app in history.

A practical guide to answering critical business questions, Sprint is a book for teams of any size, from small startups to Fortune 100s, from teachers to nonprofits. It’s for anyone with a big opportunity, problem, or idea who needs to get answers now.

The design track is curated by Austin Design Week, a week of free workshops, studio tours, talks, events and installations celebrating Austin design November 6-10.

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Douglas Ferguson

President, Voltage Control

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Classroom

6:00pm

CALSO Women in Tech for Good Competition | 6:00 - 8:30 PM

You have founded a tech startup whose business has a strong social or environmental positive impact on our Society and/ or Planet? You are a woman/ have a woman in your founding team? Come and pitch your startup at Tarmac TX’s Women in Tech for Good Competition!

The Competition, launched by Tarmac TX with the support of 3M and Dell, will take place during the Austin’s Startup Week at WeWork (The Domain) on Wednesday, October 11th from 6pm to 8:30pm.

The winner will be provided with one free month of incubation at Tarmac TX, i.e.:

- 2 hours of individual coaching;
- 2 hours of mentoring with a 3M employee;
- Access to our classes, workshops, events and networking opportunities;
- 1-month free access to Galvanize coworking space
- 1-year free access to Impact Network’s online platform (global network of entrepreneurs gathering 500+ startups in 20 countries).

Register here if you want to apply for our Pitch Competition! If you just want to attend this amazing event, you can register on this very page.

Tarmac TX is a free 9-month incubation program supporting tech startups addressing social and/or environmental issues. Tarmac TX was founded in 2015 by CALSO, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, in partnership with 3M. You can find out more about us on www.tarmactx.com.


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Wednesday October 11, 2017 6:00pm - 8:30pm
WeWork Domain 11801 Domain Blvd, 3rd Floor, Austin, TX 78758

6:00pm

VentureCrushATX: Growing Your Startup & AI | 6:00 - 9:00 PM
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.

Speakers
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Joshua Baer

Founder & Executive Director, Capital Factory
Austinpreneur. I help people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs.
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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 fir... 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 of open-source technologies, he is a member of the open source... 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 in a variety of equity transactions, including public offerings and private... 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 twenty years of academic and professional experience spans AI research at Case Western Reserve University, enterprise configuration software at Trilogy, and consumer web experience at Amazon and most... 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); Core Infrastructure (RackN); Developer Tools (Appbase, Stoplight); GPU-accelerated tech (Bitfusion and BlazingDB); Security (IronCore Labs); and Web optimization (Airtory, Remark). Andrea connects with high-impact, fearless founders... 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, he has seen the rise of the trends towards data and analytics as a democratizing force. Jon brought A/B testing and data-driven product management to Bazaarvoice and massively expanded the data programs at HomeAway. Jon introduced GitHub to Bazaarvoice and made OSS contribution a major part of their culture... 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 complexities of founding a technology company... 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 with a host of other startups across their life cycles, from creation to operational matters and through exit. Anthony also has negotiated numerous venture financings and is adept at navigating mergers and... 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 in the... Read More →
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Hemi Thaker

Entrepreneur
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 Ernst... 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
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 1st Floor Main Space

6:15pm

What Does AR & VR Look Like For Transportation? | 6:15 - 8:15 PM
A panel discussing the disruptive opportunities that AR/VR have for transportation.

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MobilityX

Capital Factory and Daimler have come together to create MobilityX - the center of gravity for innovation in mobility services and technologies. MobilityX is the first transportation technology accelerator aimed at fostering the growth of new mobility-as-a service companies and b... 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 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room MobilityX Classroom

6:30pm

Startup Grind Austin: Fireside Chat With Bob Metcalfe | 6:30 - 9:00 PM
IMPORTANT: A Startup Grind ticket will be required to attend this event. Please make sure that you have one. Thank you for joining us!

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Startup Grind is a global organization (with 250 chapters worldwide), which exists to educate, to inspire, and to connect startup founders.

We're very excited to announce that Bob Metcalfe will be joining us during Austin Startup Week! He will be joining us for a fireside chat about lessons learned from a life of invention, startups, and companies as they grow.

Internet Hall of Famer Bob Metcalfe is Professor of Innovation and Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. His mission is to help make Austin a better Silicon Valley.

He earned two bachelor degrees from MIT in 1969, one in electrical engineering and the other in industrial management. He received his master degree in applied mathematics in 1970 and his PhD in computer science in 1973, both from Harvard. He is a Life Trustee of MIT and Member of the National Academy of Engineering.

In 1973 at Xerox Parc, he invented Ethernet, now the Internet's standard plumbing, and in 1979 he founded 3Com Corporation to commercialize the Internet. After 30 years, 3Com became part of Hewlett-Packard Company in 2010. In 2005, Bob received the National Medal of Technology for "leadership in the invention, standardization, and commercialization of Ethernet," of which over a billion new ports are now shipped annually.




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Damon Clinkscales

Engineering Manager, Spredfast
Cultivator of people, groups, and companies. ATX Startup Week Developer Track Lead.
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Bob Metcalfe

Internet Hall of Famer Bob Metcalfe is Professor of Innovation and Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. His mission is to help make Austin a better Silicon Valley. He earned two bachelor degrees from MIT i... Read More →

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Main Space

8:00pm

JC Glancy & Design Sprint @ Zen Business | 8:00 - 9:00 PM
JC Glancy, Founder and COO of ZenBusiness Inc. will share his experience participating in a Design Sprint facilitated by Douglas Ferguson of Voltage Control. JC will share his perspective as the original founder and how his attention on logics and operations shaped his impressions and sprint insights. JC is the COO of Zenbusiness Inc., where he is responsible for day to day operations, overall strategy, fundraising operations, product pricing, sales, and digital marketing. He has digital marketing certifications from both Facebook and Google. Prior to starting ZenBusiness JC received a double major in Entrepreneurship and Business Management from Northwood University, where he became passionate about building a better way for people to start businesses. This passion ultimately led him to Austin, where he worked at Main Street Hub, and then Facebook on the pages team. JC lives in South Austin in the same cheap apartment where he started the company. His hobbies include traveling, boating, and Cleveland sports.

ZenBusiness' mission is to democratize entrepreneurship and make it as easy for people to build the best business possible. We are revolutionizing the way businesses are created, how legal entities are managed and how their owners deal with all the monthly and annual regulations and “red-tape” of staying in compliance with the government.

The Design Sprint
The sprint gives teams a shortcut to learning without building and launching.The sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping and testing ideas with customers. Developed at GV, it’s a “greatest hits” of business strategy, innovation, behavior science, design thinking, and more—packaged into a battle-tested process that any team can use.

Working together in a sprint, you can shortcut the endless-debate cycle and compress months of time into a single week. Instead of waiting to launch a minimal product to understand if an idea is any good, you’ll get clear data from a realistic prototype. The sprint gives you a superpower: You can fast-forward into the future to see your finished product and customer reactions, before making any expensive commitments.

This page is a DIY guide for running your own sprint. On Monday, you’ll map out the problem and pick an important place to focus. On Tuesday, you’ll sketch competing solutions on paper. 
On Wednesday, you’ll make difficult decisions and turn your ideas into a testable hypothesis. 
On Thursday, you’ll hammer out a high-fidelity prototype. And on Friday, you’ll test it with real live humans.

The Sprint book
“Read this book and do what it says if you want to build better products faster.” —Ev Williams, founder of Medium and Twitter

New York Times best seller Sprint takes you behind the scenes with some of America’s most fascinating startups. You’ll meet a robotics maker searching for the perfect robot personality, a coffee roaster expanding to new markets, a company organizing the world’s cancer data, and Slack, the fastest-growing business app in history.

A practical guide to answering critical business questions, Sprint is a book for teams of any size, from small startups to Fortune 100s, from teachers to nonprofits. It’s for anyone with a big opportunity, problem, or idea who needs to get answers now.

The design track is curated by Austin Design Week, a week of free workshops, studio tours, talks, events and installations celebrating Austin design November 6-10.

Speakers
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Douglas Ferguson

President, Voltage Control
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JC Glancy

Founder and COO, ZenBusiness

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Classroom
 
Thursday, October 12
 

8:00am

Designing Collaboration: A New Approach to Launching and Growing Successful Companies | 8:00 - 9:30 AM
Startups are tough. The personal and business challenges can be enormous--uncertain futures, unclear roles and priorities, huge competition, grueling hours. 

But what if there was a way to make it through the chaos of the startup journey that kept you, your people, and your business whole? Even thriving? 

In this session, you’ll learn what founders and early-stage teams here in Austin - and huge companies like Google and Slack - have discovered about helping their people better handle the chaos of launch and growth. 

You’ll learn: 
- The rhythms and habits of unreasonably focused, effective, healthy teams. 
- The surprising elements that lead to team effectiveness.
- Concrete ways to shift the way your team deals with disagreements, makes decisions, and approaches setbacks and surprises.

We talk about using design in the way we create products and solve problems for our customers. Come learn how designing the way you work together can often have a bigger, longer term, impact than the work itself. 

Speakers
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Trevor Boehm

Founding Partner, Assemble
Trevor has spent the last decade creating experiences with the goal of helping others become their best possible selves. He was a Venture Fellow at UnLtd USA, where he led program management for program’s third cohort and coached teams on early-stage growth, business modeling... Read More →
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Reagan Pugh

Founding Partner, Assemble
Reagan has consulted on storytelling, culture, and leadership training at companies like Nike, Pepsi, Western Digital, Home Depot, and Kimberly Clark. He served as the Chief Storyteller at the innovation consulting firm, Kalypso, and taught leadership courses at Texas State Univ... Read More →

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Thursday October 12, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
The New Movement 616 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701

8:00am

Free Coworking at TechSpace ATX | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Get work done during startup week for free in our coworking area from 8:00 - 5:00PM. 

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Thursday October 12, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm
TechSpace Austin 98 San Jancinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701

9:00am

Founder Story - Meet The Entrepreneur Behind Caffe Medici
If you work downtown, you've likely stopped for coffee at the beloved Caffe Medici. We're excited to host the founder, Michael Vaclav, on the schedule this year to share his story. 

Grab some coffee and head to the 2nd floor of Caffe Medici to hear Michael's founder story. 

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Michael Vaclav

Founder, Caffe Medici
Medici is dedicated to service. Our customers and employees are the most essential component to Medici. Without customers and great employees to serve them, it doesn’t matter how good your coffee is. | | However, quality in the cup inspires our service. We have a passion for cof... Read More →

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Thursday October 12, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Caffé Medici 200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

HotDesQ – $50K-$100K Non-Dilutive Funding in Queensland, Australia | 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Queensland is located on Australia's beautiful northeast coast, home of the Great Barrier Reef, pristine beaches and major metropolitan centers Brisbane and the Gold Coast. It also has a flourishing startup scene thanks in part to a government that is keen to grow the startup ecosystem.  The Queensland government are bullish about wooing promising new companies to Australia so they launched the HotDesQ startup attraction program in 2016.  

Startups from across the globe (USA, Canada, UK, Israel, Germany, Chile, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium) have taken advantage of the program, receiving up to $100,000 AUD to locate a founder (or team member) in Queensland for up to a year to work on their Australia and Asia-Pacific strategy.  25 companies (out of 114 applicants) sent team members to Queensland in Round 1 in 2016-17, with another 28 companies (out of 186 applicants) just announced for the next cohort.  In this ASW session you will be among the first to learn of plans for 2018 and work that into your business plan for next year!


Speakers
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David Camerlengo

Trade & Investment Commissioner, North America, Trade & Investment Queensland
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Eric Jones

VP Global Communcations, WP Engine
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Fred Schmidt MBE

Director of International Affairs, Capital Factory
Working each day to empower entrepreneurship around the world and to build bridges between cities and nations, not walls.
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Ben Willis

Australian Immigration Attorney, Fragomen Law Firm

Sponsors
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ACI Medellin

Medellín is recognized around the world for its social-urban transformation. With a renewed, dynamic and reliable economy which creates an attractive destination for foreign investors.
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EU@SXSW

EU@SXSW is organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. The EU Delegation is launching “EU@SXSW” – the go-to place for a European perspective on cutting-edge technologies, creative thinking and innovation.
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SXSW

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 →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Wall-E, 1st Floor

10:00am

Building Your Business On Open Source Data Science | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
This panel will explore the increasingly important role of open source data science in the startup economy. How can you leverage open source data science tools to build your business? What responsibilities do companies using open source have to the community that builds the tools? The panel will feature speakers from Continuum Analytics, New Knowledge, Enthought, NVIDIA and NumFOCUS.

Speakers
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Joe Eaton

Senior Technical Lead, Nvidia
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Michael Grant

Senior Solution Architect, Anaconda
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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 twenty years of academic and professional experience spans AI research at Case Western Reserve University, enterprise configuration software at Trilogy, and consumer web experience at Amazon and most... Read More →
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Dave Sullivan

Data Scientist, New Knowledge
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Andy Terrel

President, NumFOCUS

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NVIDIA

NVIDIA’S invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined moderncomputer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignitedmodern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computer... Read More →
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SXSW

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Thursday October 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Galvanize 119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

Marketing Your Brand Story Digitally | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Limited Capacity filling up

A fireside chat between Brian and Elaine O'Gorman, the CEO of InvoiceCare, and hosted in partnership with Capital Factory. Join us as we discuss Warby Parker’s brand story and successful digital marketing strategies. We’ll have light refreshments.

Speakers
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Brian Magida

Director, Digital Marketing, Warby Parker
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Elaine O'Gorman

CEO, InvoiceCare

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SXSW

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 →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Warby Parker South Congress 1317 South Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78704

10:00am

Elephants Can Dance - How Large Healthcare Systems Are Embracing Innovation | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
How Baylor Scott & White, a 100 year old, largest healthcare system in the state of Texas is leaping into digital innovation by embracing consumerization and efficient / effective tech enabled services to accelerating its mission.

Speakers
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Tom Bowen Wright

VP Digital Innovation, Baylor Scott & White

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BSW Health

Baylor Scott & White Health is proud to be a part of Austin Startup Week 2017. As oneof the largest non-profit healthcare systems in the nation, we’re committed to bringing world-class careto Central Texas. Baylor Scott & White Health has earned a reputation for excellence through high-quality patient care, ample educational opportunities, and dedication to continued medical research.With a 101-bed full-service hospital, state-of- the-art Cancer Center, and multispecialty clinicsthroughout the Round Rock/Austin region... 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 →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
The New Movement 616 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

Your Playbook for Growth | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Small and medium businesses are operating in an extraordinary environment. New technologies are reinventing how business is done, making it easier than ever to start and scale a company. But growing businesses face a unique set of challenges. Join Salesforce as their host a customer panel to learn how growing businesses are using Salesforce to attract new business, delight their customers, and grow faster than ever.

Speakers
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Charisse Castagnoli

VP of Security, General Counsel, Trucker Path Inc.
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Jonathon Crane

Senior Manager, Small Business Sales
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Ryan Manougian

Head of Delivery, Tenfold
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Cliff Ward

Managing Director of Client Delivery, USDM Digital

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SXSW

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 →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Main Space

11:00am

The Pakistan Entrepreneur Scene | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Yes, the start up scene is sizzling in Pakistan too! Austin has been host to 4 brilliant groups of entrepreneurs from all over Pakistan over the past two years under a grant from the U.S. Department of State to our City and administered by the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce. The latest ATX+PAK cohort of 5 companies is in residence at Capital Factory right now going through the Founders Academy program. Come learn their stories...hear from a couple of Austin startup founders who have journeyed to Pakistan earlier this year...and learn how you could become part of the expense-paid Austin mentor team who will next go to Lahore in Q1-2018 to work with startups and continue building our cross-community relations. 
http://www.austinasianchamber.org/atx-pak-blog

Speakers
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Syed Ali Abid

Marketing Associate, CampusFeed
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Fred Schmidt MBE

Director of International Affairs, Capital Factory
Working each day to empower entrepreneurship around the world and to build bridges between cities and nations, not walls.
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Nabaal Qadeer

Director of Entrepreneurship, Plan9
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Muhammad Ali Rashid

Founder, Car Chabi
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Muhammad Asad Raza

CEO, Neurostic
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Qasim Asad Salam

Founder, CampusFeed
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Muhammad Talha Zaheer

Founder and CEO, Ticket Kataao
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Ozaal Zesha

Founder and CEO, Clique Technologies

Sponsors
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ACI Medellin

Medellín is recognized around the world for its social-urban transformation. With a renewed, dynamic and reliable economy which creates an attractive destination for foreign investors.
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EU@SXSW

EU@SXSW is organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. The EU Delegation is launching “EU@SXSW” – the go-to place for a European perspective on cutting-edge technologies, creative thinking and innovation.
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SXSW

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Thursday October 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Wall-E, 1st Floor

12:00pm

The Keys to Success: Building and Optimizing Your Online Store | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Join BigCommerce to learn the best practices on how to grow your online business. This presentation will cover how to attract, delight and convert customers and the tools you need to succeed. 

The design track is curated by Austin Design Week, a week of free workshops, studio tours, talks, events and installations celebrating Austin design November 6-10.

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Thursday October 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
BigCommerce Downtown 211 E. 7th St, Suite 500, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

How to Pitch a VC | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Come hear from Andrew Mitchell, from Brand Foundry Ventures. In this session you'll learn the essential elements of a great VC pitch. 

Speakers
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Andrew Mitchell

Founder, Brand Foundry Ventures
Venture Capital enthusiast rooting for upstart consumer brands

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SXSW

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 →


Thursday October 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Galvanize 119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

Options for Expanding Into Latin America | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
As your Texas startup begins to scale, one of the most sensible regions to next look toward expansion is southward: Central and South America.  Four distinguished guests will provide examples to jumpstart your thinking on such new market opportunities.  Representatives from ACI Medellin will overview the thriving tech startup scene in that vibrant Colombian city.  TX/MX, a private business support group, will discuss how they assist entrepreneurs scaling in both directions across the Mexico-Texas border.  And Austin-Houston based re:3D will share their experience of launching their 3D printing company via Startup Chile back into the USA and worldwide.  A light Columbian lunch will follow the panel discussion, courtesy of ACI Medellin.

Speakers
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Matthew Fiedler

Co-Founder and CTO, re:3D
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Fred Schmidt MBE

Director of International Affairs, Capital Factory
Working each day to empower entrepreneurship around the world and to build bridges between cities and nations, not walls.
PA

Paola Andrea Caballero Rosas

Senior Director, ACI Medellin
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Alejandro "Alex" Suarez

Partner, Head of Texas Office, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
An Austin attorney and entrepreneur, Alejandro "Alex" Suarez is also a board member of TX/MX, a business organization that assists companies expanding operations in both directions across the Texas-Mexico border

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ACI Medellin

Medellín is recognized around the world for its social-urban transformation. With a renewed, dynamic and reliable economy which creates an attractive destination for foreign investors.
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SXSW

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Thursday October 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Wall-E, 1st Floor

12:00pm

Un.Expressed: Get Real With Founders in Social Impact Tech | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
It can be challenging to navigate the tech scene in Austin, especially when your motivation comes from a place of community building and social impact. But we know the impact tech scene is alive and well in Austin and so are some inspirational founders using tech as a medium to serve the communities they're passionate about.

Come join us for an intimate conversation with local founders in the Austin impact tech scene. You'll leave with new connections with likeminded people here in Austin and the inspiration you need to pursue your passion.

At the Un.Incubator we embrace a diverse range of founders. Whether you are a technologist, developer, or a UX designer we hold the space for you to define and pursue your own path as a founder.

Speakers
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Sara Inés Calderón

Director, Women Who Code Austin
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Liz Deering

Co-Founder, The Un.Incubator
Co-Founder @TheUnIncubator. Interactive marketing strategist, technology enthusiast, design geek, impact advocate & momma.
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Preston James

CEO, DivInc
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Danny Pernik

Co-Founder, OpenCurrents

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SXSW

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 →


Thursday October 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen 807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702

12:00pm

Transportation Electrification | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Austin Energy programs to electrify and clean the transportation sector. What can utilities do to include advanced charging, autonomous EVs, and grid integration will be discussed.

Speakers
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Karl Popham

Emerging Tech & EV, Mgr, Austin Energy
Karl Popham is Austin Energy’s first and current Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technologies Manager, the nation's 8th largest public power utility. Karl has been the Principal Investigator on three U.S. Department of Energy grants advancing transportation electrification and ren... Read More →

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MobilityX

Capital Factory and Daimler have come together to create MobilityX - the center of gravity for innovation in mobility services and technologies. MobilityX is the first transportation technology accelerator aimed at fostering the growth of new mobility-as-a service companies and b... Read More →
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SXSW

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 →


Thursday October 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
811 Barton Springs Building 811 Barton Springs, 4th Floor (401)

1:30pm

Austin Companies Launching Into the UK & Mexico | 1:30 - 3:00 PM
American entrepreneurs have such a large "home" market to grow their company into that they often never get to looking at relatively easy global sales opportunities.  Capital Factory and the City of Austin partnered this past year on a "Soft Landing Pads" project that assisted several companies from targeted overseas cities expand into the U.S. via Austin.  At the same time, we selected two Austin companies for outbound expansion - 3 Day Startup and TripLoop -  and assisted them in the development of business plans to scale.  Come join a special VIP audience to hear how 3 Day Startup intends to proactively build upon the tremendous European traction it already has created via a program base in London...and how startup TripLoop intends to launch its unique group travel app in Q1-2018 simultaenously in North America and Latin America, in both English and Spanish, via a Texas-Mexico initiative.


Speakers
avatar for Maia Donohue

Maia Donohue

Senior Program Manager and Conference Director, 3 Day Startup
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Fred Schmidt MBE

Director of International Affairs, Capital Factory
Working each day to empower entrepreneurship around the world and to build bridges between cities and nations, not walls.
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Daniella Pachon

COO, TripLoop

Sponsors
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ACI Medellin

Medellín is recognized around the world for its social-urban transformation. With a renewed, dynamic and reliable economy which creates an attractive destination for foreign investors.
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EU@SXSW

EU@SXSW is organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. The EU Delegation is launching “EU@SXSW” – the go-to place for a European perspective on cutting-edge technologies, creative thinking and innovation.
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SXSW

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 →


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Wall-E, 1st Floor

2:00pm

Bringing a Virtual Community into the Physical | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Discussion of the streaming community from twitch at a local level. How Stream Texas started, it's successes, challenges, lessons learned. Why do these communities matter?

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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 →


Thursday October 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The New Movement 616 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

Intro to UX Design | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Limited Capacity full
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Discover how design shapes our online experiences.
Step into the world of user experience design with General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, explore the decision-making process that dictates how users interact with digital products and see why businesses of all stripes have put out the call for UX talent. Plus:
  • Learn what the world of UX design encompasses and why it matters.
  • Touch on fundamental tools and techniques used by professional designers.
  • Discover resources to continue learning about UX.

Chart your own career path. Pick up where this workshop leaves off. Dive into the fundamentals in our six-week, online User Experience Design Circuit. Level up on the job in our on-campus User Experience Design course. Or, become a job-ready UX designer with our 10-week, full-time User Experience Design Immersive program.


The design track is curated by Austin Design Week, a week of free workshops, studio tours, talks, events and installations celebrating Austin design November 6-10.

Speakers
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Shari Bare

UX Instructor, General Assembly
Throughout her 20-year career, Shari's held a host of titles: UX Designer, Visual Designer, Interactive Designer, Art Director, and even the dreaded title of “Webmaster” in the late 90s. But one thing has remained constant, she's always been a staunch advocate for the user. She's... Read More →

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Thursday October 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
WeWork 600 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

2:00pm

Prototype to Product: A Workshop with Jackrabbit | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
So you've practiced design thinking and built a prototype. Now what? How do you quickly test your idea, get feedback on the prototype, and transform it into a real product?

Jackrabbit is a technology consulting firm that helps clients define and build digital products that solve their business needs. Join us for a 90-minute workshop on how to get your prototype to an MVP that's user and investor ready.

Learn how to conduct user testing quickly to gain actionable insights without wasting unnecessary time and money. The first part of our workshop will be a hands-on exercise using a mock prototype. We'll spend the latter half talking through the realities of software development, how to navigate the product development lifecycle, and how to mitigate risks to get you to that MVP.

The design track is curated by Austin Design Week, a week of free workshops, studio tours, talks, events and installations celebrating Austin design November 6-10.

Speakers
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Brendan Kelly

Project Manager, Jackrabbit Mobile
Howdy, I'm a Project Manager at Jackrabbit Mobile where we help clients define and build digital products that solve their business needs. I am passionate about efficient product development and management. I'm also helping start Blipic Wellness, a corporate wellness startup pr... Read More →
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Meg McLaughlin

Product Designer, Jackrabbit Mobile

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SXSW

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Thursday October 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Jackrabbit 1620 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

2:00pm

Un.Expressed: Get Real With Founders in Theater | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
The theatre industry has become more and more challenging as spaces close in Austin and opportunities are harder to find. But we know the theatre scene is alive and well and so are some inspirational production companies, theatre groups and actors working to create opportunities for diverse talent.

Come join us for an intimate conversation with local actors and producers in the Austin theater scene. You'll leave with new connections with likeminded people here in Austin and the inspiration you need to pursue your passion.

At the Un.Incubator we embrace a diverse range of founders. Whether you are an actor, a writer, a costume designer, or an entrepreneur with your own production company we hold the space for you to define and pursue your own path as a founder.

Speakers
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Jeremy Rashad Brown

Co-Founder, RKJB Entertainment
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Liz Deering

Co-Founder, The Un.Incubator
Co-Founder @TheUnIncubator. Interactive marketing strategist, technology enthusiast, design geek, impact advocate & momma.
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Liza Fishbone

Creator, The Moon Puppies
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Lisa Scheps

Director, Ground Floor Theater
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Melissa Vogt

Managing Director, Vortex Theater

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SXSW

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Thursday October 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Vortex Theatre 2307 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

2:00pm

UX Office Hours (must sign up for a time slot) | 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Need some User Experience advice…for FREE?! Then sign up to get time with local UX Design and Research experts that will be providing pro bono assistance to startups, small businesses, non-profits and individuals. 

UX Office Hours is a chance for local startups and businesses to ask questions and receive 1:1 user experience guidance on their product or business directly from seasoned UX professionals…for FREE! Each session will be 30 minutes long. Startup and business representatives must sign up in advance for those slots here: https://atxuxofficehours.youcanbook.me/

Office Hours will be held Thursday October 12th, 2p-6p at The Ginger Man, 301 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

Questions? email: atx.uxofficehours@gmail.com

The design track is curated by Austin Design Week, a week of free workshops, studio tours, talks, events and installations celebrating Austin design November 6-10.

Speakers
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Jatin Chhikara

Sr. Assoc. UX Designer, The Advisory Board Company
UX/UI, Design, Research and Development
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Jason Lewis

User Experience, Sr Director, Advisory Board
I'm a resourceful user experience leader with 17 years of design and technology experience helping launch multiple startups as a founding-team member and scaling teams & processes post acquisition. I’m currently the Senior Director of User Experience at large healthcare technol... Read More →
avatar for Molly McClurg

Molly McClurg

UX Designer / Professor, Austin Community College
Plaid is rad. UX Design, UX Strategy, Product Management, Healthcare, Education, Austin (Don't hassle me, I'm local!)
avatar for Stefania Mereu

Stefania Mereu

Co-founder, DataSense
Stefania is the Director of User Experience & Design at Pearson and co-founder of DataSense, a research and data science consulting firm composed of husband and wife team with a combined 25 years of experience in academia and private industry. Our primary services focus on segmen... Read More →
avatar for Vitorio Miliano

Vitorio Miliano

Assoc. Director of UX, The Advisory Board Company
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Michelle Peterson

Sentier Strategic Resources, LLC, Vice President
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Liz Pratt

Founder, Elizabeth Pratt Consulting, LLC
I have over 15 years of experience leading UX teams and supporting clients through active collaboration, focusing on users, the user environment, and how the solution evolves over time. I provide research and design expertise for hardware, software, and strategic solutions as it... Read More →
avatar for James Pratt

James Pratt

Director, Big Data and Mobile UX, AT&T Labs, Inc
20 years designing systems for human interaction. Currently working on Automation and AI/ML integration. Developing designs for Automation Marketplace, Data Analytics as a Service, and automated cloud-based communities.
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Sarah Selser

Associate Director, UX, Advisory Board Company

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SXSW

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Thursday October 12, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
The Ginger Man 301 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm

Promoting Austin as Part of a Global Tech Ecosystem | 3:00 - 4:30 PM
We live in challenging political times with many countries, including our own, turning inward and working to limit cross-border trade and alliances. Austin has earned a new level of global visibility and is using this stature to build bridges.  In a series of 5-minute "lightning talks," this session will introduce Austin's established diplomatic network to our startup and tech communities, emerging ambassadors for the new economy.  Following the talks there will be a networking reception for further 1:1 conversation.

We'll be hearing from policymakers and influencers from the European Union, Ireland, the City of Austin, GlobalAustin, SXSW, Capital Factory, Austin Startup Week and more.

Food and drink courtesy of the EU - and one lucky attendee will receive a badge to SXSW Interactive 2018 courtesy of SXSW!  Winner must be present and have provided a business card or equivalent at the event before the 4:30 drawing. 

After the session, you're welcome (and encouraged) to take part in the ASW Startup Crawl, a great opportunity to learn more about Austin's unique startup community and culture.

AGENDA (subject to change)

3:00PM Start

3:10  Welcome to the Austin Startup Week International Track
  • Jacqueline Hughes, Founder, Austin Startup Week; Techstars
  • Fred Schmidt, Director of International Affairs, Capital Factory

3:15  Public Diplomacy and Austin
  • Adrian Farrell, Consul General, Consulate General of Ireland, Austin
  • Margie Kidd, Executive Director, GlobalAustin

3:20  The SXSW City Summit and International Urban Cooperation
  • Julie Yost, Conference Programmer, SXSW
  • Tim Rivera, Programs Officer, EU Delegation to the United States

3:25  The Austin Innovation Ecosystem
  • Kevin Koym, CEO and Founder of Tech Ranch

3:30  Open Government Partnership
  • Kerry O'Connor, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Austin

3:35  SXSW International Engagement
  • Peter Lewis, Global Head of Sales and Exhibitions, SXSW 
  • Jesse Spector, Policy Officer, Digital Economy & ICT, EU Delegation to the United States

3:40-4:30  Networking, follow on conversations


Speakers
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Adrian Farrell

Consul General, Consulate General of Ireland, Austin
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Jacqueline Hughes

Founder and Organizer, Austin Startup Week
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Margie Kidd

Executive Director, GlobalAustin
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Kevin Koym

CEO and Founder, Tech Ranch
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Peter Lewis

Global Head of Sales and Exhibitions, SXSW (South by Southwest)
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Fred Schmidt MBE

Director of International Affairs, Capital Factory
Working each day to empower entrepreneurship around the world and to build bridges between cities and nations, not walls.
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Kerry O'Connor

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Austin
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Tim Rivera

Programs Officer, EU Delegation to the United States
avatar for Jesse Spector

Jesse Spector

Policy Officer, Digital Economy & ICT, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
avatar for Julie Yost

Julie Yost

Conference Programmer, SXSW

Sponsors
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EU@SXSW

EU@SXSW is organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. The EU Delegation is launching “EU@SXSW” – the go-to place for a European perspective on cutting-edge technologies, creative thinking and innovation.
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SXSW

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Thursday October 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room Wall-E, 1st Floor

3:30pm

EXPLORATION x DESIGN: Meaningful Products + Services | 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Join us for an energizing two-hour session. We'll begin with an hour of yoga fusion that incorporates our signature Mind + Body and The Art of Listening programs.  Follow by asking tough questions concerning how we might develop, interact and experience Meaningful Products + Services.

YOGA FUSION
Our bodies are the closest form of perfected design we have at our disposal for inspiration and growth. When we practice wellness we are cultivating the intuition necessary to take care of ourselves. Our goal is to be our most efficient selves so we can have energy and time for work and play.  We mix traditional yoga poses with Pilates, resistance training and motivating music. This blending of techniques focuses on combining mind and body exercises with the benefits of strength, aerobics, balance and flexibility.

READY FOR THE EXPERIENCE AGE?
As we enter into the next wave of technology we need to start thinking beyond “stickiness” and “click-throughs”. Our next chapter involves far more profound implications. The Internet of things (IoT) will require privacy and security. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning need to be designed with transparency protections for people. Virtual reality (VR) could potentially take the notion of hallucinogenic experience beyond any door of perception Aldous Huxley could have possibly imagined. We are entering the experience age. It will be immersive and exciting. The lines between reality and virtual will blur into an entire refocus of culture. 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
This intensive 2-hour session is about exploring through meaningful contemplation the qualities of authentic design; as well as, the deeply unique nature of your own personal design practice. You will be guided through an excercise that will provide you with the building blocks to create experience maps, service blueprints and conceptualize how products and services must align to the needs of the people who use them.


The design track is curated by Austin Design Week, a week of free workshops, studio tours, talks, events and installations celebrating Austin design November 6-10.

Speakers
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Derek Cuellar

Derek will lead you through an energizing excercise series that will help open you to new ways of thinking. Derek has been dedicted to his practice for many years. He brings authenticity and originality to each class. You can find Derek at B3 Downtown on Thursdays at 8:30am and 7:15pm. For more times, check... Read More →
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Jessica Lowry

Founder, Exploration x Design
Jess is the founder of Exploration x Design; which operates under her company Clave LLC. Clave is responsible for Key to the StreetSheHacksATX, SheDesignsATX and Velma Magazine. Jess has worked in tech and innovation for the past 12+ years. As a consultant she has worked with a... Read More →

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SXSW

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Thursday October 12, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Soma Vida 2324 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX 78702

4:00pm

Immersive Virtual Training Techniques | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
An introduction to Aceable and a quick overview of different immersive technologies. Our presentation will focus on what we've learned through testing and surveying in regard to our 360/VR training videos, and how we have implemented what we've learned to make our immersive content meaningful, engaging, and educational.

Speakers
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Rocky Borders

3D Animator, Aceable Inc.
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Marcela Gomez

Learning Experience Supervisor, Aceable Inc.

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SXSW

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Thursday October 12, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Aceable 610 W 5th St #603, Austin, TX, 78701

4:00pm

The Design Thinking Social | 4:00 - 5:30 PM

The Design Thinking Social brings together some of the stakeholders of Austin's Tech Ecosystem to discuss ways to improve diversity. Our socials help to create a roadmap for diverse entrepreneurs to utilize as they enter the tech scene.

For this month's social, we reflect on what we have accomplished in the tech ecosystem. Join us to reflect on everything from the launch of DivInc to a local VCs new Diversity Initiative! Join us as part of Startup Week's Diversity Track!

The nights activities:

  • 4:00 PM - Food, Drinks & Socialize
  • 4:30 PM - Design Think Diversity Convo
  • 5:30 PM - Wrap it up!

Click here to RSVP!



Speakers
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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. He then went on to work for the NSA, where he engineered, managed, and defended the... Read More →
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Jason Ford

VC (Mentor @ Backstage Capital), Saturn V Venture Studio
avatar for Ashley Jennings

Ashley Jennings

Founder, DivInc
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Paula Nguyen

Startup Champion, Capital Factory
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Ikechi Nwabuisi

Co-Founder, Silicon Jungle Labs
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Rachelle Oribio

Product Manager for Pilot Programs, Techstars
avatar for Ashley Phillips

Ashley Phillips

Managing Director, Impact Hub
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Eric Sonnier

Founder (Y Combinator 14'), Lawgix
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Jordan Sterling

Co-Founder, Silicon Jungle Labs
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Brian Williams

Diversity Co-ordinator, Capital Factory

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 →


Thursday October 12, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The New Movement 616 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

But First, People | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Limited Capacity full
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HR impacts business success by creating thoughtful and inclusive workplace cultures. During this session, Courtney Branson, Director of Culture + People will explore how to tackle culture at every stage of business, and why overlooking this strategic piece of HR may lead to toxic environments, legal hiccups, and rapid turnover.

Using real-world anecdotes and personal experiences, Courtney will set the scene for how toxic culture is born and bred, exploring also the potentially devastating business impact. In addition, she’ll provide practical examples of how to nurture a “people-first” mentality throughout the organization - whether you’re a group of 3 or 300, including: embarking on a feedback journey and infusing your values into everything including your leadership. 

Speakers
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Courtney Branson

Director, Culture + People, Square Root

Sponsors
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SXSW

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Thursday October 12, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Square Root 508 Oakland Avenue, Austin, Texas 78703

5:00pm

Media in Tech | 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Meetup hosted by MediaTech Ventures and WP Engine. Come meet with Austin's innovators in media and get to know what Austin is doing together to change the way the world experiences News, Music, Film, Video Games, and more.

Speakers
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Omar Gallaga

Technology Culture Writer, Austin American-Statesmen
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Melinda Garvey

Founder, Austin Woman/On The Dot
I am passionate about empowering women and have spent my career here in Austin building an incredible community. Because of the huge need for relatable role models worldwide, I launched On The Dot--a daily, global newsletter for women. We serve up a Woman to Watch each day--and t... Read More →
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Lyn Graft

Founder, Storytelling for Entrepreneurs
Storyteller. Producer. Entrepreneur.  | | I'm building a platform to help entrepreneurs create and tell their stories. Storytelling for Entrepreneurs is based on my last 14 years of filming and sharing the stories of over 500 entrepreneurs and producing over 700 videos, TV Shows, and Web series. Clients and projects include CNBC's first Primetime TV series, "American Made," 200 videos for Dell, 2 Most-Viewed Videos for Entrepreneur Magazine, 125 Videos for President Obama's Technology Innovation Campaign, 35 videos for Microsoft, 25 videos for SXSW Interactive, 60 videos for Sweet Leaf Tea, 240 episodes... Read More →
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Paul O'Brien

Founder, MediaTech Ventures
Marketer, author, entrepreneur, father, blogger, and general socializer. Founder of MediaTech Ventures and growth hacker of startups.

Sponsors
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SXSW

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 →


Thursday October 12, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
WP Engine 504 Lavaca St #1000, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

ATX Startup Crawl | 5:00 - 10:00 PM

RSVP for a map by downloading the app from the App Store or get it on Google Play!

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AUSTIN'S HOTTEST STARTUPS ALL THROW A PARTY AT THE SAME TIME? The biggest startup party of Austin Startup Week - the ATX Startup Crawl!

Join us as we showcase the best in talent, startups, and more that this city’s technology community has to offer. Last year we had more than 50 companies and 6,000+ registered crawlers. This year is going to be just as awesome.

Grab a group of friends and take the shuttle from stop to stop for a free beverage, to drop off a resume, see office space or explore Austin's startup scene - culminating in the epic mega stop at Capital Factory. This event is free and open to the entire Austin startup community.

SO YOU THINK YOU'RE A BALLER?

Want to hang out with the most successful entrepreneurs in Austin? The Baller Pass includes a catered VIP Lounge mixer with open bar, an exclusive baller swag bag, and a Fast Pass to skip lines at Mega Stops & Host Stops. There are only 100 tickets available this year for our EXCLUSIVE BALLER CLUB

INTERESTED IN BEING A SPONSOR?
Email startupcrawl@capitalfactory.com to inquire about how your company can become The ATX Startup Crawl at Austin Startup Week 2017 Title Sponsor.

Sponsors
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Capital Factory

Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, the number one startup state in the U.S. Last year more than 100,000 entrepreneurs, programmers and designers gathered day and night, in-person and online for meetups, classes and coworking. We meet the best ent... Read More →
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MobilityX

Capital Factory and Daimler have come together to create MobilityX - the center of gravity for innovation in mobility services and technologies. MobilityX is the first transportation technology accelerator aimed at fostering the growth of new mobility-as-a service companies and b... Read More →
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Salesforce

Salesforce is the world's leading CRM software and enterprise cloud ecosystem. The SalesforceCustomer Success Platform can help your business grow into a more streamlined, effective and efficient organisation across sales, service, marketing and more.
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SXSW

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 →


Thursday October 12, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Various
 
Friday, October 13
 

10:00am

Austin Startup Week Goodbye Bash
Come enjoy coffee and grab some breakfast tacos before heading back to work, to the airport, or off to ACL! 

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SXSW

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 →


Friday October 13, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Caffé Medici 200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701