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Wednesday, June 21
 

8:30am

Google Fiber
Limited Capacity seats available

Bringing Gigabit Internet Speeds to Austin: Meet the Local Team

Join us as we share with you the journey of Google Fiber, and how we're bringing high speed internet to the community, and local businesses, here in Austin, Texas. Local Google Fiber managers, will host you in our Google Fiber Space for a panel and leave time for any questions you might have about Google Fiber. 

Presenters
avatar for Arielle Byrnes

Arielle Byrnes

Events and Programming Manager, Google Fiber
avatar for Daniel Lucio

Daniel Lucio

Community Impact Manager, Google Fiber
avatar for Bryan Stokes

Bryan Stokes

Contract Sales Representative, Google Fiber
avatar for Samantha Zorn

Samantha Zorn

Consumer Acquisitions Manager, Google Fiber

Host Companies
avatar for Google Fiber

Google Fiber

Google Fiber
Google Fiber starts with a connection that's up to 1,000 megabits per second. Super fast downloads. TV like no other. And endless possibilities.


Wednesday June 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
Google Fiber 201 Colorado Street
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Directions/Parking Enter through the front doors at 201 Colorado Street
  • Food & Beverage Breakfast tacos, coffee, and fruit
  • Swag Notebooks

8:30am

Everybody Helping
Limited Capacity seats available

90% of all donations come from 10% of donors

What if more people supported great non-profits? What if you stopped donating money and started providing meals or planting trees every month? What do you think would happen?


Presenters
avatar for Scott McElroy

Scott McElroy

Founder, CEO, Everybody Helping

Host Companies
avatar for Everybody Helping

Everybody Helping

Everybody Helping
Everybody Helping is a better way to support the causes you love. Subscribe to great non-profits, measure your personal impact data, and get the monthly updates you want, how you want them.


Wednesday June 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
Everybody Helping Front Steps, 500 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

8:30am

Behavioral Science Lab
Limited Capacity filling up

We will share how understanding the human mind and the principle of behavioral economics can alter the way we approach product ideas, new thinking and what the future might/could look like, let's say, for self-driving cars or smart cities.

Presenters
avatar for Christian Goy

Christian Goy

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Behavioral Science Lab

Host Companies
avatar for Behavioral Science Lab

Behavioral Science Lab

Behavioral Science Lab
We are nerds at heart. Visionaries, who know that world around us is changing, but the way we look at, study and try to understand humans haven’t changed in decades. Though most companies are able to provide pieces to the puzzle to where, when, what and how individuals engage with... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
Behavioral Science Lab 2222 Rio Grande, Third Floor, Bldg. C
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Directions/Parking "DIRECTIONS/PARKING TO BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE LAB AUSTIN OFFICE (We are located within the SandersWingo Advertising Agency) Our Address/Phone 2222 Rio Grande Bldg C Floor 3 Austin Texas 78705 512 476 7949 Main SW offices are located (West Campus) on Rio Grande between 22 ½ Street & 24th Streets Please note that Rio Grande is a One Way North of MLK. Our offices are located on the 3nd Floor. Garage Parking (The Quarters – Rio Grande Entrance) There is a parking garage a bit NORTH of Plucker’s. The garage entrance will be on your LEFT. When possible try and find parking on, near the 3rd Floor. When you exit the parking garage on the 3rd Floor – follow the breezeway around to the left – our office doors (planters) are on the LEFT just before the glass doors to the elevator in the corner. We will validate your parking – please bring the ticket with you. Taxi/Uber/Quick Drop Off/Delivery Front of Building – Rio Grande (One Way) The SW Austin Office is located on Rio Grande - 3rd Floor/ Building C Look for the RED MANGO Our office is located on the 3rd Floor right above the Red Mango. Elevator There is an elevator to our floor from the street level - the elevator can be found in the corner (glass doors) next to the Quarters Market (#175). The entrance to our office is directly above this market on the 3rd Floor. Take the elevator to the 3rd Floor - our lobby doors are on the RIGHT (planters) as soon as you exit the elevator. See you soon – safe journey! "

10:00am

Vast
Limited Capacity seats available

Brining down the walls of the workplace to engage the community

For decades company strategies, policies and physical environments have been designed around the concept of building Walls to keep employees in. At Vast we are building an open boarders environment and inviting people in to engage with our employees, our ideas, and our environment to extend our work in to the community at large. 

Host Companies
avatar for Vast

Vast

Vast
Vast is changing the cars and homes are bought and sold with AI helping the decision process of these considered life purchases. As a company we are welcoming the community in to our restored Austin Music Venue/office, LZR (used to be LaZonaRosa), for events, sharing, ideas


Wednesday June 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Vast 612 W. 4th st
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Directions/Parking The Old La Zona Rosa - Downtown Parking
  • Food & Beverage 3 beers on tap!

10:00am

Environment Texas
Limited Capacity seats available

Using Technology to Fight Pollution

We'll have a strategy session to discuss new ways to secure environmental progress amid a challenging political environment. We'll look specifically at our Neighborhood Witness project to identify new ways to engage fenceline community members in the fight against illegal pollution.

Presenters
avatar for Luke Metzger

Luke Metzger

Director, Environment Texas

Host Companies
avatar for Environment Texas

Environment Texas

Environment Texas
Air pollution is making people sick – especially children, senior citizens and people with respiratory problems. In fact, studies show that more air pollution cuts short the lives of more than 12,000 Texans each year from cancer, heart disease and other health problems. Our research... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Environment Texas 815 Brazos, Suite 600

10:00am

Patriot Boot Camp
Limited Capacity seats available

Continue Mission: How Veteran Entrepreneurs Will Lead the New Economy

200,000 veterans leave active duty service each year. These men and women come from all walks of life and possess real world experience and skills. But, a lack of social and community support often prevents them from advancing economically. In this session, Patriot Boot Camp will provide a tour of its Veterans in Residence workspace and describe how its free educational programs, mentoring, and nationwide network of military, business, and startup community leaders and founders can help veteran entrepreneurs, creators, and innovators bridge the gap between military service and entrepreneurial life to become America’s future economic leaders.

We encourage both veterans and non-veterans to attend to discuss ways we can collaborate in supporting and integrating veterans into the business community while leveraging their unique military experience and skills.

Presenters
avatar for Charlotte Creech

Charlotte Creech

CEO, Patriot Boot Camp

Host Companies
avatar for Patriot Boot Camp

Patriot Boot Camp

Patriot Boot Camp
Patriot Boot Camp (PBC) is a nonprofit on a mission to assemble and activate an inclusive community that advances veterans and military spouses in their mission to become creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs leading the new economy. The objective of PBC is to provide service members... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Patriot Boot Camp 11801 Domain Blvd., 3rd Floor
  • Neighborhood North
  • Directions/Parking Patriot Boot Camp's office is located at WeWork Domain (11801 Domain Blvd, 3rd Floor, Austin, TX 78758). There is FREE parking available in the Green Garage (across the street from Whole Foods). Park on the top deck (4th level), and enter the building through the breezeway.

10:00am

Red Velvet Events, a Global DMC Partner
Limited Capacity seats available

Hands-On Case Study on Planning an Award-Winning Corporate Meeting/Incentive

We'll take a real live business case and work through the steps of how to break it down and come up with creative ideas and options to make the event work within their budget. This is for the marketing manager or event manager working in a Fortune 500 company that wants to take their events to the next level.

Presenters
avatar for Cindy Lo

Cindy Lo

President & Owner, Red Velvet Events

Host Companies

Wednesday June 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Red Velvet Events, a Global DMC Partner 7000 N. Mopac Expy, Suite 450

10:00am

Sanders/Wingo Advertising
Limited Capacity seats available

Humans. Notoriously unreliable witnesses, especially to their own thoughts and motivations. However, behavior-based solutions are the common denominator of every successful modern brand. In our NewCo session we will discuss the gap between understanding behavior and applying it in good product and service development.

Host Companies
avatar for Sanders/Wingo Advertising

Sanders/Wingo Advertising

Sanders/Wingo Advertising
Our client, AustinISD, was experiencing a steady yearly decline in students. We were tasked with helping them increase enrollment. https://www.austinisd.org/articles/austin-isd-student-enrollment-exceeds-projection


Wednesday June 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Sanders/Wingo Advertising 2222 Rio Grande Bldg C 3rd Floor

10:00am

Techstars
Limited Capacity filling up

AMA with Techstars

Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,000 companies with a market cap of $8.1 billion. Join us for an AMA with Managing Director Amos Schwartzfarb, Program Manager Sarah Spears, and EIR Zoe Schlag to learn more about the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network and Techstars Austin Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs. Pick their brains about Techstars, Austin, mentorship, pitching, accelerators, investing and more. 

Presenters
avatar for Zoe Schlag

Zoe Schlag

EIR, Techstars
avatar for Amos Schwartzfarb

Amos Schwartzfarb

Managing Director, Techstars
avatar for Sarah Spears

Sarah Spears

Program Manager, Techstars

Host Companies
avatar for Techstars

Techstars

Techstars
Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow.  Techstars operates... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Directions/Parking Our session will be held at Capital Factory (701 Brazos St.) in the 1st Floor Main Space, which is located in the Omni atrium (to the right of the security desk). You can park in the parking garage - entrance is on 7th & Brazos (unfortunately CF is unable to validate parking) or on the street. Thanks!

11:30am

INK
Limited Capacity seats available

Be the Good Stuff

This interactive session will walk through our process to help companies "get to the good stuff” in order to reach the right audiences, at the right times.

Presenters
avatar for Emily Grossman

Emily Grossman

Creative Director, INK PR
avatar for Kim Mackley

Kim Mackley

Business Manager, INK PR
avatar for Rachel Murphy

Rachel Murphy

Content Manager, INK PR
avatar for Blair Poloskey

Blair Poloskey

Vice President + Partner, INK PR

Host Companies
avatar for INK

INK

INK
Our philosophy is centered around creatively over-delivering and tailoring everything to our clients. Every message we develop, every pitch we send, every tweet on a client’s behalf is unique, and considerate of the strategic vision. Our programs are designed with calculated intention... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
INK 202 S. Lowell Lane
  • Neighborhood West
  • Directions/Parking Lowell Lane is located off of Bee Caves Road, past Barton Creek. Look for our red sign out front!

11:30am

Charity Charge
Limited Capacity seats available

How To Get Your Company on the Today Show

Charity Charge had a wild PR launch a year ago and was picked up by major outlets such as Today Show, FastCompany, and HuffingtonPost by spending only $1,000 on PR.  Come to this session and hear from founder Stephen Garten about how his company bootstrapped their way to mega media exposure and here the lessons learned along the way.  

Presenters
avatar for Stephen Garten

Stephen Garten

CEO, Charity Charge

Host Companies
avatar for Charity Charge

Charity Charge

Charity Charge
Charity Charge is a Public Benefit Corporation that created the Charity Charge World MasterCard which lets you earn 1% cash back in the form of a tax-deductible donation to any nonprofit of your choice.


Wednesday June 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Charity Charge WeWork, 600 Congress Avenue, 15th Floor, Room 15D
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Directions/Parking WeWork 600 Congress Avenue, 15th Floor, Room 15D

11:30am

JustLegal
Limited Capacity filling up

Clearing the fog: how technology and connectivity supports a TRUE free market

Buying, selling, choosing, pricing, and logistics are all processes that drive a capitalist "market." But the real factors behind these are information, competition, and of course transparency. As founder of JustLegal, Willy Ogorzaly found an area where he thought the shopping and purchase process wasn't clear or fair at all (finding a lawyer) and disrupted the playing field by flooding it with information and access. Technology is supporting this shift everywhere, from mobile commerce to targeted media to authentic brand storytelling. In this session we will discuss the importance of free markets (including the pros and cons), how to identify one (or a lack thereof), and how startups are capitalizing on the lack of free markets by leveraging technology to drive increased efficiency, and occasionally disrupting entire industries. Bring your observations and questions on how you have experienced free markets as both a consumer and an entrepreneur.

Presenters
avatar for Willy Ogorzaly

Willy Ogorzaly

CEO and Founder, JustLegal

Host Companies
avatar for JustLegal

JustLegal

JustLegal
JustLegal is a web platform that enables clients to find attorneys, and attorneys to easily manage and fill their non-billable hours. Founded in Colorado in 2013, the platform has evolved to enable and simplify the process of finding professionals, while staying focused on the compliance... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Directions/Parking Our session will be held at Capital Factory (701 Brazos St.) in the 16th Floor Classroom. Capital Factory shares the same building as the Omni Hotel and you will need to take the elevators on the office side. You can park in the parking garage - entrance is on 7th & Brazos (unfortunately CF is unable to validate parking) or on the street. Thanks!
  • Swag Webcam covers if you introduce us to an attorney (or are an attorney!)

11:30am

RWR Legal
Limited Capacity seats available

Raising Money the Right Way, from the Right People


During our NewCo session, RWR Legal partner-level Corporate and Securities attorneys will explain how to raise money the right way, from the right investors. We will have an interactive discussion that delves into the ins-and-outs of private investor fundraising, touching on topics such as what qualifies as a security, how you can market and sell them without getting into trouble with the SEC and state securities commissions, why they are restricted and what that even means, and what a fraudulent securities statement is (not as cut-and-dry as you might think). We will also discuss, in detail, how to properly raise money from friends and family, the benefits and risks involved in raising money from accredited and non-accredited investors, and current market equity and debt financing trends and terms for start-ups and emerging growth companies. We will also provide a useful chart comparing popular ways to fundraise in a private securities sale under Regulation D (504, 505, 506(b), and 506(c)), Crowdfunding, and Regulation A+.

Presenters
avatar for Mike McGovern

Mike McGovern

Managing Partner, Corporate + Securities, RWR Legal
avatar for Richard Ressler

Richard Ressler

Managing Partner, RWR Legal

Host Companies
avatar for RWR Legal

RWR Legal

RWR Legal
RWR Legal is a full-service “Legal Consultancy” business law firm, helping our clients navigate the legal landscape to best achieve success. We are a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated Law Firm, and we are focused on entrepreneurs and executives alike for start-ups and emerging... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
RWR Legal 620 Congress Ave #320
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Directions/Parking We are located at 620 Congress Avenue, Suite 320. We are just west of the corner of 7th and Congress in downtown Austin. You will see a blue awning labeled the “Sampson Building.” Enter through the door directly below the awning and take the elevator to the third floor.
  • Food & Beverage We will have coffee, water, and light snacks
  • Swag Pens!

11:30am

Impact Hub Austin
Limited Capacity filling up

Impact Hub: Where business, government and nonprofit communities collaborate and leverage entrepreneurial thinking in the service of people and planet.

Come and see Impact Hub Austin’s brand new North Lamar location, a coworking and events space for community impact - part of a global community with 80 locations.  Hear from Impact Hub co-founders, staff and members about the ways they are all working to shift the culture of how we collaborate and address the issues we care about.

Presenters
avatar for Gavin Gillas

Gavin Gillas

COO of Vuka Collective, parent company of Impact Hub Austin, Vuka Collective
avatar for Steve Wanta

Steve Wanta

Cofounder of Impact Hub Austin & Founder of JUST, Impact Hub
Cofounder of Impact Hub Austin & Founder of JUST

Host Companies
avatar for Impact Hub Austin

Impact Hub Austin

Impact Hub Austin
We support and incubate makers and positive impact professionals and companies.


Wednesday June 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Impact Hub Austin 5540 North Lamar

1:00pm

Dumpster Project
Limited Capacity seats available

Tiny homes won't save the planet, but dumpsters will

Our session will involve a site tour of our Dumpster house and can also include a tour of the Huston-Tillotson University campus including a variety of sustainability projects including rooftop solar, food garden, rain garden, greenhouse, and more.

Presenters
KM

Karen Magid

Co-Director, Dumpster Project
AM

Amanda Masino

Director, The Dumpster Project

Host Companies
avatar for Dumpster Project

Dumpster Project

Dumpster Project
The Dumpster Project invites learners of all ages to rethink sustainability through the quirky task of turning a dumpster into a home. As we investigate the impacts of modern life, we will learn how a happy healthy (dumpster) home can help us have a happy healthy planet. The playful... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Dumpster Project 900 Chicon St.

1:00pm

Stitch Fix
Limited Capacity seats available

Transforming the way people find what they love

Find out what it means to have a dedicated personal stylist select clothes that are perfect for your lifestyle, career, and busy schedule in Austin's Stitch Fix office. By blending art and science, we have provided an alternative to traditional retail and are helping transform how people find what they love. 

Presenters
avatar for Rachel Daily

Rachel Daily

Client Experience Supervisor, Stitch Fix

Host Companies
avatar for Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix is an on demand, personal styling company that aims to provide a highly personalized service to all people no matter their gender, size, lifestyle, or taste preference. We blend art and science together to take the guess work out of shopping and help our clients find pieces... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Stitch Fix 816 Congress Ave Austin, TX 78701

1:00pm

Forward Financial
Limited Capacity seats available

Hope For Your Future, Hope For The World 

Let's explore how to harness the power of an existing Billion dollar industry to truly make a difference in the world. Discover how can you identify your niche in the market to generate resources to make an impact. Find out how to take the pressure of guilt out of giving and build a culture of good. 

Presenters
avatar for Michael Robison

Michael Robison

Co-Founder and President, Forward Financial

Host Companies
avatar for Forward Financial

Forward Financial

Forward Financial is a Financial Tech Firm built on the foundation of Social Good. We are a Broker/Dealer investment platform that utilizes 50% of our services fees to impact the world through philanthropic giving. We make our users the hero of the story by giving in their names to... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Food & Beverage We will provide a simple food/beverage, including some great craft beer.
  • Swag We will have some swag including T-shirts and more.

1:00pm

3 Day Startup
Limited Capacity seats available

Survivorship Bias and the Myth of the Visionary

What is survivorship bias and why does it make it harder to follow in the footsteps of "successful" people? This session explores the impact of survivorship bias on the perception of "success," how to change that perception, and how to manage your risk with an interactive workshop.

Presenters
avatar for Ellyson Glance

Ellyson Glance

Brand Journalist & Program Manager, 3 Day Startup

Host Companies
avatar for 3 Day Startup

3 Day Startup

3 Day Startup
3 Day Startup is a non-profit organization that seeks to educate, motivate, and inspire aspiring entrepreneurs from all over the world to create ventures and make outsized change in their communities. We have delivered programs to college and university students in 30 different countries... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Directions/Parking Our session will be held at Capital Factory (701 Brazos St.) in the 16th Floor Classroom. Capital Factory shares the same building as the Omni Hotel and you will need to take the elevators on the office side. You can park in the parking garage - entrance is on 7th & Brazos (unfortunately CF is unable to validate parking) or on the street. Thanks!

1:00pm

Atlassian
Limited Capacity seats available

Replicating corporate culture while 'keeping it weird' in Austin

Atlassian, a global company based in Sydney, opened its Austin office over 3 years ago. Hear about why Atlassian selected Austin. And, learn how we successfully built a team and won “best place to work” by using industry-leading collaboration tools, a kick-ass work space, and stellar values.

Presenters
avatar for Steve Goldsmith

Steve Goldsmith

Head of HipChat, Austin Site Lead, Hip Chat

Host Companies
avatar for Atlassian

Atlassian

Atlassian
Atlassian builds software that helps teams of all sizes build better products and services. We're the makers of JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, HipChat, JIRA Service Desk, Trello, and many other products for collaboration and product development. Our suite of product management and product... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Atlassian 303 Colorado Street, Suite 1600
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Directions/Parking 303 Colorado Street, 16th Floor. Street parking available in surrounding area.
  • Food & Beverage Will provide drinks and snacks

1:00pm

argodesign
Limited Capacity seats available

The Interaction of You: Design For No UI

In this interactive session, argodesign chief creative technologist, Jared Ficklin and creative lead, Kevin McDonald, will explore the future of digital experiences without traditional user interfaces and how ordinary objects can be brought to life through technology. After getting an introduction to the concepts, participants will have the opportunity to experience early prototypes of light-based user interactions and other physical computing demonstrations first hand across a series of activations and displays setup throughout argo’s office.

Presenters
avatar for Jared Ficklin

Jared Ficklin

Creative Technologist, argodesign
avatar for Kevin McDonald

Kevin McDonald

Partner, argodesign

Host Companies
avatar for argodesign

argodesign

argodesign
argodesign is a product design consultancy, growth partner to entrepreneurs, and incubator of new products and experiences. Their team of experienced designers and expert technologists create product experiences of delight, simplicity, and value.


Wednesday June 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
argodesign 2901 South First Street
  • Neighborhood South
  • Directions/Parking Park on Stacy Lane if lot is full. Entrance is on the North side of the building.
  • Food & Beverage Drinks and light bites
  • Swag Beer Mugs!

1:00pm

Tech Ranch
Limited Capacity seats available

Don't Just Build a Startup: Launch a Personal Revolution

Many business people make the mistake of thinking business is just about business. Kevin explains why successful entrepreneurs will tell you what really matters is who they became through the process of building the business(es) that made them successful. Kevin shares why successful entrepreneurs, and those who wish to become one, need to be willing to re-invent themselves and look beyond business terms to build a company that matters.

Presenters
avatar for Kevin Koym

Kevin Koym

CEO & Founder, Tech Ranch Austin

Host Companies
avatar for Tech Ranch

Tech Ranch

Tech Ranch
Tech Ranch has worked with over 6,000 entrepreneurs from over 38 different countries. We were named Top 3 Social Impact Incubator in the US by UBI Global. We were named Top 20 Incubator by Gust. We've trained over 5,700 entrepreneurs from 42 countries. We've helped entrepreneurs deploy... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Tech Ranch 8920 Business Park Drive, Suite 250

2:30pm

General Assembly
Limited Capacity seats available

Bridging the Talent Gap in ATX

In this session, we will discuss how General Assembly is bridging the talent gap in Austin. By equipping individuals, teams and the enterprise to pursue the work they love in the most mission-critical skills—data, coding, design, digital marketing, tech—we aim to solve the global skills gap. We do this by offering companies a solution to train, assess, and source talent.

Presenters
avatar for Katy Stover

Katy Stover

Engagement Manager, General Assembly

Host Companies
avatar for General Assembly

General Assembly

General Assembly
General Assembly offer skills-based education to help empower people to pursue the work they love. By offering courses in tech, design, data, and business, individuals can pursue new careers, level up in their current positions, and operate off off the premise of always learning... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
General Assembly 600 Congress Ave, 14th Floor

2:30pm

Redenim
Limited Capacity seats available

The High Cost of Fast Fashion

Over the last decade, we have entered into an era of fast fashion in retail with low quality, disposable apparel that's cluttering closets and filling up landfills. And while the price tag for these articles of clothing may seem low, the cost of fast fashion is reaching new heights. Kelly Ernst, the founder and CEO of Redenim, a discovery and styling service for premium denim looks at the increasing footprint of fast fashion and how making investments in higher quality apparel actually saves consumers and the environment in the long run.

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Ernst

Kelly Ernst

CEO and Founder, Redenim

Host Companies
avatar for Redenim

Redenim

Redenim
Redenim is the easiest way to discover your new favorite pair of premium jeans. By using customer data, we handpick the perfect jeans for our customers based on their size and unique style. We then send them 3 pairs of jeans to try for up to 30 days; they can keep the ones they love... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Directions/Parking Our session will be held at Capital Factory (701 Brazos St.) on the 16th Floor in the Main Space. Capital Factory shares the same building as the Omni Hotel and you will need to take the elevators on the office side. You can park in the parking garage - entrance is on 7th & Brazos (unfortunately CF is unable to validate parking) or on the street. Thanks!

2:30pm

Bazaarvoice
Limited Capacity seats available

A glimpse into the world's smartest shopping network

The retail industry is undergoing disruption – online shopping continues to grow, physical stores are trying out innovative new models, and companies are fighting to compete with Amazon. How do today’s brands and retailers break through the noise to find and reach today’s shoppers? Bazaarvoice is on a mission to become the world’s smartest network of consumers, brands and retailers. Each month, more than one-half billion consumers view and share authentic consumer-generated content (CGC), including ratings and reviews and curated visual content, across 5,000 brand and retail websites. This visibility into shopper behavior gives us a unique perspective into what consumers are shopping for and where they’re shopping. Join Bazaarvoice CMO Sara Spivey for a glimpse into the world’s smartest shopping network and learn how companies around the world use CGC and our unique shopper data to find, reach and win their customers.


Presenters
avatar for Sara Spivey

Sara Spivey

CMO, Bazaarvoice

Host Companies
avatar for Bazaarvoice

Bazaarvoice

Bazaarvoice
Bazaarvoice's vision is to create the world's smartest network of consumers, brands and retailers. We know that consumers trust the voices and opinions of other people like them when making their purchase decisions, and we also know there's a heightened sense of distrust toward brand... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Bazaarvoice 10901 Stonelake Blvd.
  • Neighborhood North
  • Directions/Parking Bazaarvoice is located at 10901 Stonelake Blvd. If you are heading north on Mopac, exit Braker Ln. and turn left. Continue on Braker Ln. until you reach Stonelake Blvd. and turn right. Our headquarters will be on the right across from the Roaring Fork restaurant. We will have parking spots on our surface lot reserved for NewCoATX guests.
  • Food & Beverage We will provide treats, coffee, soda and bottled water for our guests.
  • Swag We will have a variety of swag available, including: beverage tumblers, Moleskine pocket notepads and luggage tags. We will also raffle off a YETI tumbler to one attendee.

2:30pm

On Vinyl Media Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Working woman: 5 things college doesn't teach you

There are just a few things your undergrad education will never do for you. Hear from a young minority female entrepreneur of her journey through post-grad into the "real" world- a story of tiny hills of triumph and giant troughs of oppressive failures that lead to some scabbed-over wounds and plenty of opportunity for growth.

The same oppressive forces exist in the music industry. Attendees will see how the Live Music Capital supports its own local music industry, hear the story behind why On Vinyl centered its entire mission upon being a hyper-local company, and how each and every musician is essentially an entrepreneur.

Presenters
NP

Nathalie Phan

Founder & CEO, On Vinyl Media Group

Host Companies
avatar for On Vinyl Media Group

On Vinyl Media Group

On Vinyl Media Group
On Vinyl Media is a locally-focused music technologies company that serves businesses by providing them with commercially licensed background music. We're an early stage B2B startup, but we are making strides in the music industry.


Wednesday June 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Directions/Parking Our session will be held at Capital Factory (701 Brazos St.) in the 16th Floor Classroom. Capital Factory shares the same building as the Omni Hotel and you will need to take the elevators on the office side. You can park in the parking garage - entrance is on 7th & Brazos (unfortunately CF is unable to validate parking) or on the street. If you have any questions about parking or rideshare logistics, please contact help@onvinylmusic.com Thanks!

2:30pm

Partake
Limited Capacity filling up

The convergence of mobile, technology, and the way we shop!

Life in a one-click world has changed the way we purchase the things we need and want. Today, mobile accounts for nearly half of e-commerce revenue and continues to grow, but what does the future look like with the addition of new technology every day to enhance the shopping experience? Join us on the adventure to dive into what is happening today and what is necessary for tomorrow’s success. 

Host - Heath Barnett, CEO & Co-Founder, Partake

Panel:
Matt Bell - Founder, Brewdrop
Ben Doherty - Co-Founder, Favor
Sterling Smith - Founder, Sandbox Commerce
Brandon Barrett – Co-Founder & President of William Murray golf 

Presenters
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Heath Barnett

CEO, Partake

Host Companies
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Partake

Partake
Partake helps golf courses double their food and beverage sales, by allowing customers to order from the convenience of their smartphone. We give the golf industry 5x as many opportunities to offer their food and beverage services to customers, at a fraction of a cost. Partake is... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Directions/Parking Our session will be held at Capital Factory (701 Brazos St.) in the MobilityX Classroom on the 1st Floor. You will need to check-in at the front desk in the 1st Floor Main Space (to the right of the security desk). You can park in the parking garage - entrance is on 7th & Brazos (unfortunately CF is unable to validate parking) or on the street. Thanks!
  • Swag We will have a variety of Partake swag to hand out

2:30pm

data.world
Limited Capacity full

Maximizing Linked Data's Network Effect

18M open datasets exist today, and growth is accelerating. But these data sets live in data portals without common taxonomies or architectures, and must first be cleaned and prepared by data users. Human and computers normalize, extract meaning, and identify correlations, but this work is siloed: used for one project, then lost forever, only to be repeated from scratch by the next person to touch the data.

Open data can help us rise to humanity’s toughest challenges, but only if we maximize its network effect. To build the web of Linked Data, we have to start by connecting the people who are working with data.

This session will answer the following questions (and more):
  • -How can we enhance open data that has already been published? 
  • -How are leading open data publishers combining the power of linked data and open data? 
  • -What is the role of public-private partnership today, and how should it evolve?

Presenters
avatar for Brett Hurt

Brett Hurt

CEO & Co-Founder, data.world

Host Companies
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data.world

data.world
data.world is a Public Benefit Corporation and Certified B Corporation® with a mission to build the world’s most collaborative, abundant, and meaningful data resource. data.world improves the search, discovery/understanding, and collaboration aspects of the "first-mile" of data... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
data.world 7000 N. Mopac Expy, Suite 425
  • Neighborhood North
  • Directions/Parking Parking is available in the garage adjacent to the building. You can find us on the 4th floor in suite 425.
  • Food & Beverage Refreshments will be served.

4:00pm

Amy's EDU & Amy's Ice Creams
Limited Capacity seats available

Organically Growing Your Company Culture

What's the one competitive advantage few companies can replicate? A self-sustaining organizational culture. It is vital to the success of your business that you facilitate a strong company culture by providing employees with tools to increase mastery, a sense of autonomy and accountability and connecting a larger purpose. In this highly interactive session, Mark Banks and Aaron M. Clay will use living case studies to show how companies of any size, from established businesses to startups, can grow their organizations through an enduring and self-sustaining company culture. Participants will complete in activities to start their path on creating a meaningful mission statement.

Presenters
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Mark Banks

Partner, Amy's EDU & Amy's Ice Creams
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Aaron M. Clay

Partner, Amy's EDU & Amy's Ice Creams

Host Companies
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Amy's EDU & Amy's Ice Creams

Amy's EDU & Amy's Ice Creams
Amy's EDU takes 32 years of challenges and wins from Amy's Ice Creams to teach and coach businesses on the systems that make Amy's successful. EDU's seminars and coaching focuses on The Total Customer Service Experience, Open-Book Management, Leadership Mindset, Company Culture, and... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Amy's EDU & Amy's Ice Creams 1101 West Anderson Ln

4:00pm

fitppl
Limited Capacity seats available

Better for People. Better for the planet.

Our ever increasing plastic consumption has catastrophic effects on our environment. This issue is exacerbated by green marketing initiatives that promote the throw-away mentality. In response to this growing problem, fitppl has emerged to address this environmental issue head on. Patrick, founder of fitppl, will share his story about the purpose behind fitppl, how travel and cultural observations shaped the mission, what their Ditch The Plastic initiative is, and why now is the most critical time to focus on the mission to build a cleaner, more sustainable company. After the session, Patrick will host a Q&A and tasting of fitppl products!

Presenters
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Patrick Schecht

Founder, fitppl

Host Companies
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fitppl

fitppl
fitppl is a collective of individuals with a vested interest in crafting products that are better for people and better for the planet. The fitppl lifestyle: what we drink, the way we eat, the way we think, is held together by the common thread of sustainability.


Wednesday June 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Directions/Parking Our session will be held at Capital Factory (701 Brazos St.) on the 16th Floor in the Lounge. Capital Factory shares the same building as the Omni Hotel and you will need to take the elevators on the office side. You can park in the parking garage - entrance is on 7th & Brazos (unfortunately CF is unable to validate parking) or on the street. Thanks!

4:00pm

SpaceCraft
Limited Capacity seats available

Website Builder for Multi-Location Businesses, Enterprise Clients and Agencies

Watch SpaceCraft demonstrate their integration with Eventbrite to show how they can utilize large amounts of data from various sources to very quickly build beautifully effective websites.


Presenters
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Ryan Vanderkolk

Strategic Partnerships, Space Craft

Host Companies
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SpaceCraft

SpaceCraft
SpaceCraft is empowering small business to take control of their website management in order to put more money back in their pockets from not having to pay high development fees. SpaceCraft has recently partnered with Kindful, a CRM for non-profits, to provide a turn-key solution... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
SpaceCraft 701 Brazos St., Suite 900
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Directions/Parking SpaceCraft is on the 9th floor in the Omni. You will want to press 9 on the display outside of the elevators in the lobby. The screen will specify which elevator to get on. We're located in Suite 950 which is directly in-front of you when you walk off the elevator on the 9th floor.
  • Food & Beverage Cold beer, water and soda will be provided.
  • Swag SpaceCraft Drawstring Sportpack

4:00pm

Square Root
Limited Capacity seats available

Take a Hike: How Our Culture Supported My 5-Month Sabbatical

Recently featured in Fast Company, Square Root’s culture set the stage for their COO, Elizabeth Schwartz, to take a 5-month hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. Hear her story + get a tour and behind the scenes look at their culture from CEO, Chris Taylor.

Presenters
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Elizabeth Schwartz

COO, Square Root
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Chris Taylor

CEO & Founder, Square Root, Square Root

Host Companies
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Square Root

Square Root
Square Root is an Austin-based Software as a Service (SaaS) company that powers data-driven decision making for automotive and retail enterprises. Built for companies with distributed retail networks, Square Root’s store relationship management platform, CoEFFICIENT®, delivers... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Square Root 508 Oakland Ave
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Directions/Parking Our office is a red house located off W. 6th Street in Clarksville at 508 Oakland Avenue, Austin, 78703. Street parking is open and free. You are also welcome to park in the gravel spots in front of or behind the red house. When you arrive, please walk right in through the front door.
  • Food & Beverage We'll have appetizers + drinks (alcoholic and non)
  • Swag We'll have swag, such as sunglasses and notebooks, up for grabs!

4:00pm

DivInc
Limited Capacity seats available

5 Easy Steps to Improve Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Many companies struggle with recruiting diverse teams. Data shows that diversity of thought improves a company’s ROI and the ability to best solve customer’s problems. This session will present five easy action items you can implement tomorrow to make your workplace more diverse and inclusive… and more cool!

Presenters
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Dana Callender

COO, DivInc
avatar for Ikechi Nwabuisi

Ikechi Nwabuisi

Venture Associate, Capital Factory
avatar for Amanda Villarreal

Amanda Villarreal

Executive Vice President, Prospanica Austin: The Association of Hispanic Professionals

Host Companies
avatar for DivInc

DivInc

DivInc
We’re a 12-week pre-accelerator for women and ethnically diverse tech founders. We provide access to education, mentorship and community to help grow and scale their businesses. Our mission is to champion diversity in the tech ecosystem!


Wednesday June 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Directions/Parking Our session will be held at Capital Factory (701 Brazos St.) on the 1st Floor in MobilityX Classroom. You'll check-in at the front desk in the first floor main space (to the right of the security desk) Capital Factory shares the same building as the Omni Hotel and you will need to take the elevators on the office side. You can park in the parking garage - entrance is on 7th & Brazos (unfortunately CF is unable to validate parking) or on the street. Thanks!
  • Food & Beverage Light bites & beverages!

4:00pm

Abilitie
Limited Capacity seats available

How Empowering Managers Drives Culture | Understanding Employee Motivators

The idea that people don't leave companies, they leave managers, is true. In a time and space when a company's culture is imperative, the fact middle managers create the climate in which that culture is perceived can often be overlooked. Equip your managers to be cultural stewards and increase employee engagement by exploring Abilitie's award-winning management simulation. Management Challenge puts you in the hot seat of managing 6 employees - developing them as individuals and practicing critical conversations and coaching.

***This session will allow you to flex your muscles as a manager playing a couple rounds of our award winning simulation. Although not required, we encourage you to bring a tablet or laptop for the best experience. However, it does work on mobile devices so come whether you have a computer or not!

Presenters
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Megan Fanale

VP, Operations, Abilitie

Host Companies
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Abilitie

Abilitie
Abilitie has been an accomplished leader in management and executive education since 2001. Our road-tested solutions, certified, global facilitators, and seasoned customer experience teams have delivered value to Fortune 500 organizations in over 20 countries.


Wednesday June 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Directions/Parking Our session will be held at Capital Factory (701 Brazos St.) in the 16th Floor Classroom. Capital Factory shares the same building as the Omni Hotel and you will need to take the elevators on the office side. You can park in the parking garage - entrance is on 7th & Brazos (unfortunately CF is unable to validate parking) or on the street. Thanks!
  • Food & Beverage We will provide beer and wine
  • Swag Koozies

4:00pm

The Un.Incubator
Limited Capacity seats available

Un.Incubator: Behind The Scenes

Hey Dreamer, It's Time!

Each year thousands of dreamers move to Austin in search of the opportunity to build their businesses. At the same time, many leave each year because they don't find the support they need, or are pushed out by the rising cost of living. What's the solution? What culture shift do we need? 

We believe it's time to make it normal for the dreamers who live here, or move here to find what they need; community, resources and affordable living. The Un.Incubator meets each entrepreneur where they're at early on, and equips them to build revenue organically, embedding them in the community in Austin. 

Come learn more about the Un.Incubator from Co-Founders Liz Deering & Ben Gibson, and hear from a panel of local experts.

Presenters
avatar for Liz Deering

Liz Deering

Co-Founder, The Un.Incubator
Liz Deering is a social entrepreneur, designer, brand-builder and community-advocate. She is the Founder of Haven, and the Co-Founder of The Un.Incubator. She has spent her career in technology and marketing, building brands and programs for tech startups and nonprofits and has a... Read More →
avatar for Ben Gibson

Ben Gibson

Co-Founder, The Un.Incubator
Ben Gibson is the Founder of Youvolution, and the Co-Founder of The Un.Incubator in Austin, TX. Raised in Andrews, Texas, he served in the Marine Corps in Afghanistan for 2 tours before moving to Austin to start Youvolution in 2014. Ben is a passionate co-creator, producer, rally-er... Read More →

Host Companies
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The Un.Incubator

The Un.Incubator
The Un.Incubator blends social impact business experts with industry mentors and peer support and co-creation to help you make the change you want to see in your community while also making the income you need to sustain.@theunincubator


Wednesday June 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
The Un.Incubator 710 West 35th Street

5:30pm

Chiron Health
Limited Capacity seats available

A Look Inside the Brave New World of Telemedicine

While healthcare has historically lagged behind other industries in terms of technology adoption, something interesting is brewing in physician offices across the country. Patients are now demanding convenient access to care, and healthcare providers are beginning to adopt remote care technologies at a remarkable clip. This session takes a deep dive into the brave new world of video-based medicine. A tour of Chiron Health’s east side office will be followed by a lively discussion and live demo by Founder & CEO, Andrew O’Hara.

Presenters
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Andy O'Hara

CEO, Chiron Health

Host Companies
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Chiron Health

Chiron Health
Chiron Health is a modern telemedicine platform that allows physicians to see their patients over secure video and receive full reimbursement.


Wednesday June 21, 2017 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Chiron Health 3000 E Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702
  • Neighborhood East
  • Directions/Parking Attendees are welcome to park in the front lot of the building, located directly off of Cesar Chavez. For overflow parking, please use the lot located off of Linden St (directly across from Lustre Pearl) or street parking in the area.
  • Food & Beverage We will be providing bar snacks, as well as, beer and wine.
  • Swag Koozies for your beer

5:30pm

The Refinery
Limited Capacity seats available

Fostering Community for Creatives 

Join us for a panel discussion on fostering Austin's ecosystem of innovative work spaces, collaborative gatherings and thoughtfully curated events. Enjoy craft adult beverages, nibbles and networking with fabulous people!

Moderators
avatar for Hayley Swindell

Hayley Swindell

Founder & Creative Director, The Refinery

Host Companies
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The Refinery

The Refinery
The Refinery is a shared creative studio and event venue that provides the resources and connections that make Austin's thriving creative businesses possible.


Wednesday June 21, 2017 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Owen's Garage 1408 E. 13th Street
  • Neighborhood East
  • Food & Beverage Nibbles: Pita ships & hummus by Verts | Beverages: Local beer & vino + Cocktails! Tejos Palomas made w/ Don Julio Silver and Strawberry Fields made w/ Tito's Vodka
  • Swag The Refinery + Progress Coffee Bags

5:30pm

Context.io
Limited Capacity seats available

Email as a datasource

There were 3.9 billion emails sent in 2013, and it is estimated there will be 5 billion emails sent this year alone. Email is a huge source of data that is mostly untapped and often ignored. In our session, we will cover how companies can leverage email data to offer rich functionality to their users, whether this is improving on an existing product, or creating a brand new product altogether.

Presenters
avatar for Cecy Correa

Cecy Correa

Writing code for @contextio. Teaching women how to code for @gdiatx. Organizing meetups for @austinonrails.#Latinx in tech... Read More →

Host Companies
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Context.io

Context.io
Build awesome things with email! Context.IO takes the pain out of syncing email data with your app so you can focus on what makes your product great.


Wednesday June 21, 2017 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Context.io Return Path, 101 W 6th st, 8th floor
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Food & Beverage We will be serving Alex's La Croix Margaritas and Kerby Lane Queso!

5:30pm

PopUp Play
Limited Capacity seats available

Changing Trends, Customization and the Future of Consumer Engagement

With rapidly changing consumer preferences, brands must build direct relationships with the customers to stay relevant and thrive. Brands such as Nike and Coke and categories from furniture to apparel are introducing custom design experiences to build those relationships and access that revenue. In our NewCo session, we’ll host a fireside chat about opportunities available to brands through custom product experiences, changing consumer preferences, and what they mean for the future of businesses across industry verticals. Additionally, we’ll have a live demo of our flexible custom design software for attendees to see our platform at work.

Presenters
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Bryan Thomas

CEO & Co-Founder, PopUp Play

Host Companies
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PopUp Play

PopUp Play
PopUp Tech (from PopUp Play) makes it easy for brands to engage customers and lift revenue with custom product experiences. Our patented turnkey solution enables consumer brands to take advantage of the customized product trend without expensive investments in design software or low... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 5:30pm - 6:15pm
PopUp Play 501 Pedernales St. Building 1A
  • Neighborhood East
  • Directions/Parking We are located at 501 Pedernales Street Building 1A. There is free street parking surrounding the building, and you can enter through the open iron gates. We will have a sign hanging outside to direct visitors. Enter the building through the glass door on the right, and our session will be hosted on the first floor of the building.

5:30pm

DoStuff & Do512
Limited Capacity seats available

Dig in to what it means to be a 10 year old "startup". How mission is the key to keeping things exciting.

Host Companies
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DoStuff & Do512

DoStuff & Do512
Providing a real local voice as part of the overall media mix


Wednesday June 21, 2017 5:30pm - 6:15pm
DoStuff & Do512 2200 S Lamar

5:30pm

Entrepreneurs Foundation
Limited Capacity seats available

The Art of Creating Dynamic For-Profit Non-Profit Partnerships

There is an art to designing and launching impactful partnerships between for-profit and non-profit organizations. It's not a cookie cutter approach, and one of the best parts is diving in and discovering the intersection of interests, goals, strengths and needs. 

Presenters
avatar for Leigh Christie, J.D.

Leigh Christie, J.D.

Executive Director, Entrepreneurs Foundation

Host Companies
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Entrepreneurs Foundation

Entrepreneurs Foundation
We were founded in 1999 by entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and friends to promote philanthropy and community engagement. Our mission has evolved to also help entrepreneurs build corporate cultures and employee engagement that contribute to business success. Our member companies... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Neighborhood Downtown
  • Directions/Parking Our session will be held at Capital Factory (701 Brazos St.) on the 16th Floor in the Main Space. Capital Factory shares the same building as the Omni Hotel and you will need to take the elevators on the office side. There parking garage entrance is on 7th & Brazos. You can park in the parking garage (unfortunately CF is unable to validate parking) or on the street. Thanks!

7:00pm

Meetup Celebration
Host Companies
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Capital Factory

Capital Factory
Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Austin, the number one startup city in the U.S. Last year more than 90,000 entrepreneurs, programmers, and designers gathered day and night for meetups, classes, and coworking. We meet the best entrepreneurs in Austin and... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701