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Monday, October 5
 

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

6:00pm

Austin Startup Week Opening Party: ATC Battle of the Tech Bands | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
KEEP CALM AND ROCK ON! 


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.

  • 6:00-8:30pm: Battle of the Bands
  • 6:00-8:30pm: Music Tech Showcase
  • 8:45-9:30pm: Headliner
  • 9:30pm: Winners Announced

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

Monday October 5, 2015 6:00pm - 10:00pm
The Mohawk 912 Red River St Austin, TX 78701

6:30pm

Co-Founders October Pitches "Keynote speaker Will Whurley" | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

THIS IS EVENT IS FULL. 
For more information on other techmap.com events, click here! 

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.

Why?

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?  

https://tinyurl.com/thetechmap

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.  

Agenda:  
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! 


Speakers
avatar for Will Whurley

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 →

Organizers
avatar for Johan M Borge

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
 
Tuesday, October 6
 

12:30pm

App Strategy Workshop: Monetize. Optimize. Drive Downloads. | 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join leading mobile experts, app developers, and local startups for lunch and an afternoon of insightful discussions on how to turn your app into a profitable business. Speakers from Yahoo!, Perk, Phunware, OpenX, Millennial Media, and more will share strategies to increase downloads, leverage analytics, and maximize revenue generating opportunities. Attendees will also hear local entrepreneurs share their stories and secrets for startup success, see demos from local startups, then have the opportunity to mingle with speakers and attendees over drinks.

View full speaker line-up here: http://www.appdevelopersalliance.org/alliance-events/austin-app-strategy-workshop


12:30pm Registration
1:00pm Welcoming Remarks
1:10pm Power-Up Your App Marketing Strategy
1:40pm Startup Demo: Peepsqueeze
1:50pm Monetizing with the User in Mind
2:30pm Startup Demo: ThinkVoting - The Voting App
2:40pm Startup Stories: Local Entrepreneurs Share Secrets for Success
3:10pm Startup Demo: Your Trainer
3:20pm Join us for happy hour! 

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! 

Tuesday October 6, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Capital Factory, 16th Floor 701 Brazos St. Suite 1601, Austin, TX 78701

3:30pm

App Developers Alliance Happy Hour | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Join the speakers and attendees of the App Developers Alliance App Strategy Workshop (happening from 12:30 - 3:30) as they network and enjoy an open-bar. 

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!  

Tuesday October 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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
 

8:30am

Be Fit and Social | 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Rejuvenate your morning by doing a 30 min mat workout to stretch, tone, and get your blood flowing. Afterwards, stay to mix and mingle with others, while enjoying a tasting for all you "coffee lovers" at TOMS coffee shop. *Please bring your own mat!   

Sessions will be at 8:30 and 9:00 AM. 

Hosted by http://fit-bar.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

Wednesday October 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
TOMS 1401 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

8:30am

Britain Open For Business | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join fellow Austin-based companies for UK Day at Austin Startup Week to discuss key insights and guidance on successfully growing your business in the United Kingdom.

UK-based law firm, Taylor Wessing, and UK-based accounting firm Blick Rothenberg, will be discussing how to avoid potential pitfalls of opening an international office.

Please join us for a Texan breakfast and a UK business perspective.

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 Haleigh Meyers

Haleigh Meyers

Vice Consul, Tech & Creative Media, Department for International Trade

Speakers
avatar for Mark Barron

Mark Barron

Partner, Taylor Wessing
avatar for Leah Mayo

Leah Mayo

Consul, Head of Trade & Investment, UK Trade & Investment
avatar for Nilesh Shah

Nilesh Shah

Partner, Blick Rothenberg
Act for around 450 US companies doing business in the UK and the wider markets. Provide advice on the appropriate tax and commercial structure as well as assist with all regulatory and compliance issues. Come and talk to me if you are looking to expand outside of the US.


Wednesday October 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:30am
Old School 401 E. 6th St., Austin, TX 78701

5:30pm

McCombs Entrepreneurship Night | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Smart People. Big Ideas. New Connections. The Texas MBA and MSTC Programs invite you to join us for our McCombs Entrepreneurship Night – Austin Startup Week Edition. Come meet successful McCombs entrepreneurs from the Texas MBA and MSTC programs showcasing their startups. You’ll have the opportunity to network with current students, alumni and local entrepreneurs from the growing Austin Startup scene. Join us for discovery, a great time and complimentary food & drinks. RSVP here.

Are you an entrepreneur and have a startup you are interested in showcasing at the event? We’re looking for Texas MBA and MSTC Alumni-founded startups to highlight. If you are interested, please fill out this quick survey about your team and your startup!

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 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Speakeasy 412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

7:00pm

Australian Networking Event | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Austin Startup Week is just around the corner and this year it’s bringing you a chance to get a taste of the tech scene in the Land Down Under. The Australian Consulate is teaming with the Australian Trade Commission and the ACT Government to showcase opportunities in their native land. Described by Forbes as a scene that “may finally be starting to get bubbly,” this networking event at the Kunst Gallery at 411 Brazos on Oct. 7 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. promises to provide the beginnings of new commercial and strategic links between Australia and Austin.

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 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Kunst Gallery 411 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
 
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

#LunchDelivered: Austin's Food-on-Demand & Corporate Catering Scene | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Food + Tech Austin is happy to host special lunch-time showcase about the growing meal delivery scene.

There are so many options for lunch delivery in Austin now! There are locally grown startups such as: 

Favor
Goodybag
Demand Food
Nimble Foods

And, there are are new food tech startups moving in to offer really cool services to Austinites, including:

Cater2.Me
PostMates
BiteSquad
Food.ee

Each company has their own flavor and philosophy on how to provide you a good meal. Some provided corporate catering solutions for businesses and others provide "Food-On-Demand" for hungry individuals. Some delivery platforms actually have chefs that make you food, while others are just deliver food from your favorite restaurants. 

So, come have taste and learn about their different services. Vote for which one you think is the coolest. Bring your cell phones and appetite to #LunchedDelivered! Promocodes, Swag, Food, Apps, oh my!  

LIMITED SPACE, RSVP REQUIRED

SPONSORS

Event Venue: Techstars  

Cold Brew Coffee Hall: Chameleon Cold Brew

SCHEDULE

12:00 PM - Doors Open, Lunch start, Audience voting
1:00 PM - Tally votes, Company Elevator Pitches, Thanks to Sponsors, Announce Crowd Favorite
1:30 PM - End, clean up you mess people and head out


SHOWCASE COMPANIES
Goodybag.com
Food.ee
Favordelivery.com 

Check out the meetup page at http://www.meetup.com/Food-Tech-Austin/events/225350617/

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 Daniel "Asiago" Heron

Daniel "Asiago" Heron

Lead Organizer, Food + Tech Austin
food and tech, cooking, culture, foreign language learning

Thursday October 8, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
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

10:00pm

NEW - Austin Startup Week After Party with Solstice | 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Join Austin startup, Solstice, for live music after the ATX Startup Crawl. We'll have music by some awesome Austin bands and ice cold drinks by The Gatsby. 

LINE UP:
Doors 9:30pm
10:00 pm - Leach
11:00 pm - Mamahawk
12:00 am - Another De Sade
1:00 am - YUMA

Have questions? Want to sponsor a bar tab at this event? Email lauren@solstice.com

Solstice makes live music bookings easy. Artists can use the website to find gigs and opportunities, and music venues, festivals, promoters and event organizers can use Solstice to find artists. Solstice's booking engine is used by hundreds of venues and festivals around the world. 

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 10:00pm - Friday October 9, 2015 2:00am
The Gatsby 708 East Sixth Street Austin, TX 78701
 
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