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Monday, October 5 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Co-Founders October Pitches "Keynote speaker Will Whurley" | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM FULL

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Work might be from 9-5, but business happens between 5-9. Austin Cofounders is like networking events, except fun; like a party, except business-oriented, and like a startup pitch series, except informal and fast-paced.  The result is a one-of-a-kind experience that makes for the perfect evening for entrepreneurs, investors, tech enthusiasts, and fun seekers alike.

Our event takes place again at Capital Factory in Downtown Austin. 

In today's economy is hard to get a job without knowing someone...

This is why we do what we do. Come network and meet your next opportunity.

If you are new to this group and have a project in mind, or have already started a startup and need a co-founder, engineers, techies, developer, designers, marketers, entrepreneurs, etc, - looking for an angel investor,- to get feedback and demo - or interested to join a startup or a establish company, come join us for a great night of startup pitches, networking, good beer, wine and food.

Please make sure that you apply with your pitch deck early, as we are expecting to make some difficult choices between all the great pitch proposals.

Meetup Venue: Capital Factory on the 16th floor

How to get there:

On top of the OMNI hotel on 8th and Brazos on the 16th floor in Austin downtown.  

Parking: Capital Factory is providing tickets for parking after 6:00pm to park under the OMNI Hotel for $5.00 to park at the self park entering from Brazos street. You have to save your parking ticket and then show the one that Capital Factory will provide to get your discounted parking.

Type of Pitches:

1. You are an entrepreneur with a developed concept or a running startup pre VC round, or looking for co-founders, or hire talent, or investors.


Because it is fun! and also pitching in our Meetup lets you "practice" your pitch and get feedback from other startups and investors, always a good thing!

How to attend in the audience?

Simply RSVP in Eventbrite to make the line go faster.

How to apply as a presenter?  


Here is the link to our guideline and requirements to present.

We also need to receive your pitch deck before you are chosen to present. So do send your presentation as a PowerPoint to [masked]. The deadline to send your pitch deck is 10 days  before the event. We will announce the presenters 3 days before the event.

1. Who are you?  
2. What is your business?  
3. Why does it matter?  
4. What is your business or revenue/traction model?  
5. What are you asking for?

The presentations are 5 to 7 slides, including your cover slide a final slide with your contact information. Please make sure the final slide has your contact information large enough to be easily read. If you have a product to demo you can show that as well.

Please note that you'll only have a maximum 5 minutes to present. We will have to cut you off at the 5 minute mark to make sure we have time for the other presenters. Your presentation will be followed by 4 minutes for questions (no hard cut off). A visual timer will be provided for you

NEW: To maximize screen space during presentations and avoid formatting issues, please submit only "PowerPoint" slides in 16:9 format. You can change from classic 6:4 format under Page Setup.

When is this not the right event for you? 
If you plan to attend to sell something, this is not the right event for you.  

6:30 - 7:00 pm Sign-in and socializing (Grab food a drinks) 
7:00 - 7:10 pm Announcements, Sponsor notes   
7:10 - 7:35 pm Keynote Speaker   Q/A                               
7:35 - 8:30 pm Pitches  / Q&A    

Company Name          Presenter             Website  
Convenience Select  Allan Rayson  convenienceselect.com  
GeoActo                     Max Solodky    geoacto.com 
Prensalista                John Bennett     prensalista.com 
Pow Wow                  Bob Sherriff      joinpowwow.com 
Hey Blink Me              Evan Gow        heyblink.me     
8:30 - 9:00 pm Network, Network, Network    
9:00 - Until whenever. Go downstairs to the bar to network more.

What do the colored dots mean and how I connect with other that I am looking for?

RED: Talent (developers, designers)
GREEN: Investor (accredited)
BLUE: Entrepreneur
YELLOW: Media, Marketing (others)

Please RSVP as space is limited! 

Please thank our sponsors for helping us making this event for free. 

Want to support this group? reach out to us at team@thetechmap.com for sponsorship opportunities! 

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by HiredNetSpendIBM BluemixCapital Factory and Techstars. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five! 

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Will Whurley

Whurley is the founder and CEO of Honest Dollar; a fintech startup bringing honesty, transparency, and simplicity to the financial services industry. Whurley’s career has spanned over 20 years working for some of the most innovative companies on the planet including Apple Computer, and IBM. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including an Apple Design Award, being named an IBM Master Inventor, and being awarded the 2012... Read More →

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Johan M 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 joins partnerships to achieve lucrative ROIs on invested money. He established PostEquine.com with a goal of keeping the equine community together. Together with his wife... Read More →

Monday October 5, 2015 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Capital Factory, 16th Floor 701 Brazos St. Suite 1601, Austin, TX 78701

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