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Monday, October 5
 

11:00am

Capital Factory Tour | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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.

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

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! 





Organizers
avatar for Desmond Thomas

Desmond Thomas

Partnerships Coordinator, Capital Factory


Monday October 5, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory, 16th Floor 701 Brazos St. Suite 1601, Austin, TX 78701

1:00pm

New to Austin: GA Open House | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thinking of learning a new skill in web development, business or design? Come check out General Assembly in Austin: Get a tour of the space, meet the team and learn about our upcoming offerings.

General Assembly is a global education institution whose mission is to empower individuals to pursue the work they love. We offer one-off classes and workshops, part-time evening and weekend courses and full-time immersives in topics within design, tech and business. GA began in NY in 2011 and now has campuses in 14 locations globally, including Austin, TX. Learn more at https://generalassemb.ly/ 

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! 

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Barnes

Danielle Barnes

Regional Director, General Assembly


Monday October 5, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
WeWork 600 Congress Ave. Austin , TX 78701

3:30pm

Built In Austin Startup Connect | 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Austin's tech scene is bustling and now is your chance to meet some of 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 open positions--giving you the chance to uncover just what sets them apart in the industry. The 5th annual recruiting event will kick off Austin Startup Week and will lead into ATC's Battle of the Bands.

Get your company signed up to participate here - biajobfair2015.eventbrite.com

Questions? Reach out to elyse@builtinaustin.com! 

Participating companies are:

ActiveProspect
Alchemy Systems
athenahealth
Atlas Wearables
Aunt Bertha
Bazaarvoice
Booz Allen Hamilton
BuildASign.com
Bypass Mobile
CBRE
Cerebri
Civitas Learning
Continuum Analytics
edgecase
Easy Pay Direct
Favor
Golden Frog
Hired
HotSchedules
Indeed
Kinnser
Knoll
Main Street Hub
MSTC
OnPrem
OutboundEngine
OwnLocal
Payment Approved
Praecipio Consulting
Project Jellyfish
Phunware
recruitHER
Signpost
Sprinklr
Square Root
theCHIVE
Trendkite
TrueCar
Under Armour
VISA
WayBlazer 
Yonomi
Your Trainer 

Don't fit the criteria above for candidates, startups or companies? Interested in sponsoring this event? Please email elyse at builtinaustin dot com. 

Find your dream job - sign up for Built In Austin to stay on top of ATX startup news, events, and to get the hottest tech jobs delivered straight to you.

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

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!  

Organizers
avatar for Elyse Kent

Elyse Kent

Dir of Operations, Built In Austin
Let's connect diverse sectors of the startup community and see what happens.


Monday October 5, 2015 3:30pm - 6:00pm
The Mohawk 912 Red River St Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Capital Factory Tour | 4:00 PM - 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.

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

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! 

Organizers
avatar for Desmond Thomas

Desmond Thomas

Partnerships Coordinator, Capital Factory


Monday October 5, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Capital Factory, 16th Floor 701 Brazos St. Suite 1601, Austin, TX 78701

4:30pm

Intro to the Austin Startup Scene and AMA with Joshua Baer | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

This event is part of the Intro to the Austin Tech Startup Scene series.  

REMINDER: We have a limited number seats so please only RSVP if you'll be able to join. 

Join us for the Austin Startup Week edition of Intro to the Austin Startup Scene with Capital Factory founder, Joshua Baer.

Are you new to the Austin 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 Come by to tour Capital Factory
• 4:30pm Presentation
• 5:15pm Ask Me Anything
• 6:00pm Wrapup

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 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

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!  


Speakers
avatar for Joshua Baer

Joshua Baer

Executive Director, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Austinpreneur. I help people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs.


Monday October 5, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Capital Factory, 16th Floor 701 Brazos St. Suite 1601, Austin, TX 78701
 
Tuesday, October 6
 

11:00am

Capital Factory Tour | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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.

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

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! 

Organizers
avatar for Desmond Thomas

Desmond Thomas

Partnerships Coordinator, Capital Factory


Tuesday October 6, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory, 16th Floor 701 Brazos St. Suite 1601, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

Capital Factory Tour | 4:00 PM - 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.

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

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! 


Organizers
avatar for Desmond Thomas

Desmond Thomas

Partnerships Coordinator, Capital Factory


Tuesday October 6, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Capital Factory, 16th Floor 701 Brazos St. Suite 1601, Austin, TX 78701

4:30pm

Intro to Fundraising in Austin and Ask Me Anything with Joshua Baer | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

This event is part of the Intro to the Austin Tech Startup Scene series.  

REMINDER: We have a limited number seats so please only RSVP if you'll be able to join. 

Join us for the Austin Startup Week edition of Intro to Austin Fundraising with Capital Factory founder, Joshua Baer.

Are you an entrepreneur starting a new company? Recently moved your comany to Austin? Come hear an overview from an experienced entrepreneur and angel investor and get a chance to introduce yourself and ask questions.

Agenda

  • 4:00pm Come by to tour Capital Factory 
  • 4:30pm Presentation 
  • 5:15pm Ask Me Anything 
  • 6:00pm Wrapup 

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

You'll get answers to questions like... 

• How do I meet my first investors?
• Should I do an equity round or convertible note?
• Should I join an accelerator?
• How do I figure out my valution?
• How long will it take to raise funding?
• What will it cost?

You will find out about...

• Capital Factory
• Austin Angel Investors
• Austin Venture Capitalists
• Austin Incubators & Accelerators
• Startup Lawyers
•  Startup Banks
• Pitch Events
• AngelList
• Syndicates
• Angels vs. VC's
• CTAN
• Crowdfunding
• Blogs to read

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!  


Speakers
avatar for Joshua Baer

Joshua Baer

Executive Director, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Austinpreneur. I help people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs.


Tuesday October 6, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Capital Factory, 16th Floor 701 Brazos St. Suite 1601, Austin, TX 78701

5:30pm

Women in Tech Mixer | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Austin is home to numerous vibrant organizations and meetups supporting women in tech. The Women in Tech Mixer will gather these groups during Austin Startup Week for a fun, casual evening of networking and socializing. We invite all women in tech and their allies to join us in celebrating our community!

Whether you are a senior engineer or just learning to code, whether you're technical or creative or work on the business side, we hope you will join us to meet your peers and make new connections!

We warmly thank our community co-sponsors: Feminist Hack ATX, Women Who Code ATX, PyLadies ATX, Austin All-Girl Hack Night, EdTechWomen ATX, recruitHER, Third Coast InnovateHER, Lesbians Who Tech, Women in Data Science ATX, ATX Women Hardware Hackers, and Austin Pair Programming.

People of all genders are welcome! If you are a self-identified woman in tech, a woman interested in joining the tech industry, or an ally to women in tech, we hope to see you there!

Thanks so much to our amazing sponsor, RetailMeNot

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!  

Moderators
avatar for Gina Helfrich

Gina Helfrich

co-founder, recruitHER
I co-founded recruitHER, a woman-owned recruiting & consulting firm committed to making the tech industry more inclusive and diverse. I am also founder and organizer of Feminist Hack ATX. My background includes over 10 years in program and project management and 6 years driving strategic communications efforts in a variety of professional settings, from higher education to nonprofits to technology. I am an expert in women's leadership and gender... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Return Path (Scarbrough Building) 101 W 6th Street, 8th floor
 
Wednesday, October 7
 

11:00am

Capital Factory Tour | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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.

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

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!  

Organizers
avatar for Desmond Thomas

Desmond Thomas

Partnerships Coordinator, Capital Factory


Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Capital Factory, 16th Floor 701 Brazos St. Suite 1601, Austin, TX 78701

12:30pm

NEW - Urban Co-Lab Tour | 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Urban Co-Lab is a co-working community for global urban innovators and change-makers. Proudly East Austin. Urban Co-Lab aspires to build community for companies creating sustainable, disruptive, scalable solutions to education, housing, transportation and other areas of importance to urban corridors for global communities and the local economy.

Come by our panel at 11:00 and stay for the tour. 

Find out more about Urban Co-Lab here

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! 

Wednesday October 7, 2015 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Urban Co-Lab 1818 E. 12th Street Austin, Texas 78702

2:00pm

NEW - Why I Moved (My Company) to Austin | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thinking about moving your company to Austin? Come get some advice from recent Austin transplants!

Our panelists will talk about the biggest challenges they've faced since moving, their most important piece of advice, their favorite hacks , the "aha!" moment that inspired them to make the move, and how the Austin Startup Community has influenced their company.

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! 

Speakers
avatar for Shion Deysarkar

Shion Deysarkar

CEO & Founder, Datafiniti
Always learning. CEO & Founder @Datafiniti
avatar for Amber Galligan

Amber Galligan

Realty Agent, REATX
Amber Galligan is heavily involved in and has been an active board member and Social Chair of the Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association, is a current board member of The Shore Condominium’s HOA, and a past member of the Junior League of Austin. She has also been the chair of the Downtown Living Tour in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. She adores her dog, Blog, and she learns something new about downtown Austin every day.
avatar for Katy Jeremko

Katy Jeremko

Co-Founder, Industrial Designer, re:3D
Katy Jeremko is an illustration of today’s female entrepreneur — designer by trade, social entrepreneur at heart, and co-founder of re:3D Inc. Made right here in Texas, re:3D manufactures a life-sized, industrial 3D printer called the Gigabot. Used by over 300 sculptors, engineers, and innovators in 40 countries around the world, Gigabot is an accessible alternative to traditional manufacturing systems and a platform for dream builders.
avatar for Micky Ogando

Micky Ogando

Chief Creative Director, Bakery Agency
Micky Ogando is the Principal and Chief Creative at Bakery, a culture and innovation agency based in Austin, TX. Micky has over 17 years experience shared across content development, advertising, interactive design, market research and media strategy.


Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Datafiniti 800 Brazos, Austin, TX, 78701

4:00pm

Capital Factory Tour | 4:00 PM - 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.

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

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! 

Organizers
avatar for Desmond Thomas

Desmond Thomas

Partnerships Coordinator, Capital Factory


Wednesday October 7, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Capital Factory, 16th Floor 701 Brazos St. Suite 1601, Austin, TX 78701

4:30pm

Intro to Austin Accelerators and Ask Me Anything with Joshua Baer | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

This event is part of the Intro to the Austin Tech Startup Scene series.  

REMINDER: We have a limited number seats, so please only RSVP if you'll be able to join. 

Join us for the Austin Startup Week edition of Intro to Austin Accelerators with Capital Factory founder, Joshua Baer.

Are you an entrepreneur starting a new company? Recently moved your comany to Austin? Come hear an overview from an experienced entrepreneur and angel investor and get a chance to introduce yourself and ask questions. We also try to have some founders who have gone through different accelerators there to share their own first-hand experiences. 

Agenda: 

  • 4:30pm Presentation 
  • 5:15pm Ask Me Anything 
  • 6:00pm Wrapup 

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

You'll get answers to questions like...

• What are the most significant benefits of an accelerator?
• What incubators and accelerators are there in Austin?
• What are the differences between them?
• Should I join an accelerator?
• Why would an experienced entrepreneur join an accelerator?
• When is the right time to apply for an accelerator?
• How do I increase my chances of being accepted?
• What is the best way for someone in Austin to apply for Y Combinator? 

You will find out about...

• Capital Factory
• Y Combinator
• Techstars Austin
• Longhorn Startup
• Austin Technology Incubator
• Incubation Station
• Tech Ranch
• Unltd
• Austin Angel Investors
• Austin Venture Capitalists
• AngelList
• Blogs to read

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! 


Speakers
avatar for Joshua Baer

Joshua Baer

Executive Director, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Austinpreneur. I help people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs.


Wednesday October 7, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Techstars 412 Congress Ave. #200
 
Thursday, October 8
 

9:00am

Austin Open Coffee Club | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Start your day off right with good coffee and conversation at Atlassian's gorgeous offices in the warehouse district. We'll be meeting on the morning of the startup crawl and feasting on a canonical Austin breakfast.

We'd like to warmly welcome entrepreneurs and investors from around the country who are joining us for Austin Startup Week.

We are grateful to our generous sponsors for their support! 

Microsoft ♥ Startups

Every startup is unique and Microsoft has programs to help, no matter what stage of development your startup is in. Get three years of FREE Microsoft Azure cloud services thru BizSpark, plus software, service, and tech support. Scale your cloud with BizSpark Plus and $60k of Azure. Connect with more customer’s through our Custom Access Program. Sound interesting? Grab a cup of coffee with Microsoft Startup Evangelist Ryan Joy.

T-Squared Agency

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.Join Austin entrepreneurs and investors sharing ideas, drinking great coffee, and having good conversation.

What is Open Coffee? 

An open space for Austin entrepreneurs and investors to chat with each other in an informal setting. Austin Open Coffee Club meets twice a month to cultivate relationships in the Austin tech scene. 

Learn more at http://opencoffeeaustin.org/

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!


Organizers
avatar for Damon Clinkscales

Damon Clinkscales

Entrepreneur/Developer, Kismet Ventures
Cultivator of people, groups, and companies. ATX Startup Week Developer Track Lead.


Thursday October 8, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Atlassian 303 Colorado Street, Suite 1600, Austin, TX

12:00pm

Hired Austin Tech: What’s Hot. What’s Not. | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Over $6 billion in offers have come through the Hired marketplace.  We know a thing or two about the tech industry’s job trends and what’s on the horizon.  We’ll share data and insights we’ve collected from the Austin market. 

Learn more about Hired here.

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! 

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Contreras

Amanda Contreras

Account Executive, Hired

Sponsors
avatar for Hired

Hired

Hired
Hired is a two-sided marketplace that helps companies quickly find and hire the best technical talent. We only accept the top 5% of developers and explicitly feature candidates that are actively interested in new opportunities. Companies using Hired see a new pipeline of hundreds of high-quality candidates every week.


Thursday October 8, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
WeWork 600 Congress Ave. Austin , TX 78701

3:30pm

Intro to the Austin Developer Community and AMA with Damon Clinkscales | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Are you new to the Austin Developer Community? Are you a developer thinking about moving to the "Live Music Capital"? Or perhaps you've attended a few meetups, but want to figure out how to better plug in to more of the scene? 

Austin has a diverse technology scene, with multiple meetups every night. Come hear an overview of the developer community in Austin by one of the community's leaders.  You'll learn about many of the developer meetups which happen on a regular basis, get a chance to introduce yourself, and ask questions.

Damon Clinkscales is the founder of Austin on Rails, one of the earliest and Ruby on Rails user groups in the country (founded just as Rails went 1.0). Given the strength of its community, Austin was selected as the host of Railsconf 2012. He founded a weekly hack night called Cafe Bedouins, where developers and designers work on side projects, and is a co-organizer of Austin API.

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!  

Speakers
avatar for Damon Clinkscales

Damon Clinkscales

Entrepreneur/Developer, Kismet Ventures
Cultivator of people, groups, and companies. ATX Startup Week Developer Track Lead.


Thursday October 8, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Techstars 412 Congress Ave. #200

5:00pm

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

The ATX Startup Crawl is the biggest event of Austin Startup Week!  

Grab a drink and some swag on Thursday night as you tour the latest and greatest of Austin's startup community - culminating in the epic megastop at Capital Factory.
Download the iPhone app or Android app to get the map. It will automatically update as we get closer to the event.

This event is free and open to the entire Austin startup community but has LIMITED CAPACITY. The FIRST 5,000 SIGNUPS are guaranteed admittance.

REGISTER FOR A MAP AND FREE DRINK TICKET HERE

Interested in grabbing a table? Learn more here. 

Questions? Email startupcrawl@capitalfactory.com! 

Big props to our hometown friends from down under, Atlassian, for supporting the crawl once again! Be sure to stop by the Megastop in their awesome downtown digs.

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!  

Thursday October 8, 2015 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Austin, TX
 
Friday, October 9
 

9:00am

Austin Startup Week Hangover Breakfast | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Come enjoy mimosas and grab some breakfast before heading off to ACL! 

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!  

Organizers
JC

Jessica Chavez

Technical Recruiter, OnPrem

Sponsors
avatar for Hired

Hired

Hired
Hired is a two-sided marketplace that helps companies quickly find and hire the best technical talent. We only accept the top 5% of developers and explicitly feature candidates that are actively interested in new opportunities. Companies using Hired see a new pipeline of hundreds of high-quality candidates every week.


Friday October 9, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Departure Lounge 311 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701