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Tuesday, July 26
 

12:30pm

RAVEN + LILY
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Empowering Women Through the Impact Business Model

Cameron Crake, Director of International Production, will share stories of women from around the world whose lives have changed because of sustainable income opportunities through Raven + Lily. She will explain why the impact business model / social business is one of the most effective ways to break cycles of poverty among women.

Presenters
avatar for Cameron Crake

Cameron Crake

Director of International Production, Raven + Lily
After graduating from Texas A&M with degrees in Finance and Economics, Cameron moved to Kampala, Uganda to work with Sseko Designs, a like-minded social business. As the International Development Director for Sseko Designs, Cameron gained experience navigating the challenges that come with working in a developing country. Living abroad and working first-hand with artisans solidified Cameron's belief that providing employment opportunities is... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
RAVEN + LILY 11601 Rock Rose Ave Ste 110 Austin TX

12:30pm

Chiron Health
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: The Brave New World of Video-Based Medicine

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 and CEO, Andrew O’Hara.


Chiron Health is located inside the W20 building. Please use street parking on Linden St. or E 2nd St. 

Presenters
avatar for Andrew O'Hara

Andrew O'Hara

CEO, Founder, Chiron Health
A native of Iowa City, IA, Andy spent the early part of his career as a stock analyst at a Chicago-based | | investment bank covering the health IT sector. He made his way to Austin, TX to start the MBA program | | at the McCombs School of Business, but took a leave from the program in October 2013 to found Chiron | | Health, an outpatient telemedicine company based in Austin.

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Chiron Health 3000 E Cesar Chavez St Austin TX

12:30pm

AVAI Mobile
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Session Title: Mobile Strategy, Redefined

Interested in how mobile technology can best be utilized in any organization? In this session, you’ll learn how AVAI Mobile is providing a better way to build and manage mobile strategy. Our founder & CEO will take you on a tour of our work space, introduce you to our team, and share a bit about who we are as a company. See our AVAI Mobile Platform firsthand and have any of your questions answered, followed by drinks, food and games in our outdoor area. Don’t miss out!

Presenters
avatar for Rand Arnold

Rand Arnold

Founder & CEO, AVAI Mobile
Rand Arnold is a computer engineer, system architect, and entrepreneur.   | An experienced technology solutions provider, Rand has broad experience in both the business and technical realms of software development and system integration.  Having founded and bootstrapped several companies to multi-millions in revenue, Rand has a track record of cost effectively building successful businesses. | | Rand founded AVAI Mobile... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
AVAI Mobile 5301 Southwest Pkwy, Suite 150 Austin TX

12:30pm

Entrepreneurs Foundation
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Session Title: Fireside Chat & Chew



The Entrepreneurs Foundation (EF) is passionate about entrepreneurship and supporting entrepreneurs and their teams build successful corporate cultures that contribute to their performance in the communities where they operate.

In 1999, EF was formed in order to provide a vehicle for local tech companies to set aside equity that they could later use to give back in their communities. Since our inception, we have helped our 300+ (over time) and 100+ active member companies raise over $10 million and 90,000 volunteer hours for other nonprofits.

Join us for a unique fireside chat with a stellar group of local tech leaders who are ready for a rapid fire Q&A on how giving back and getting involved in the community is good for their company cultures and businesses. 





Presenters
avatar for Jordan Bresler

Jordan Bresler

Account Manager, JDI
Jordan is one of the few people at JDI with a traditional marketing background, earning her degree in Marketing and Retail Merchandising from Ohio University (Go Bobcats!). After a bold cross-country move to Austin in 2012, she joined the team with contagious enthusiasm, energy and drive. Since coming onboard, she has had seized unique opportunities to execute projects across the marketing spectrum — from in-house social and branding, to... Read More →
avatar for Leigh Christie

Leigh Christie

Executive Director, Entrepreneurs Foundation
Leigh Christie is the Executive Director of the Entrepreneurs Foundation. In this role, Leigh oversees the day to day operations of the organization, all project and programming activities, including the organization’s youth entrepreneurship programs, manages the philanthropic contributions for realized equity donors, directs the corporate community involvement programs for member companies and supports the Foundation's equity council and... Read More →
avatar for Josh Jones-Dilworth

Josh Jones-Dilworth

CEO & Founder, JDI
Josh is CEO of JDI, which he founded JDI in 2009. Josh has spent his career making sure that what’s important gets your attention. | | Josh is an advisor to over a dozen companies and a mentor at Pipeline, Techstars, and Capital Factory. He is also a Venture Partner at NextGen Angels, the first network-driven venture firm. | | Josh is a frequent guest teacher, speaker and writer. He has particular expertise in "brains, bots and... Read More →
avatar for Abby Payne

Abby Payne

VP, Human Resources, SailPoint
Abby Payne joined SailPoint and was instrumental in creating the company’s human resources department, including staffing, global compensation and benefits programs, performance appraisal systems and employee development initiatives. Her strong drive to recruit, support and retain the best talent in the industry has helped to make the company a leader in IAM. | | Enabling fast-growing companies through talent strategy is in Abby’s... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Robinson

Ryan Robinson

Chief People Officer, Bazaarvoice
Ryan Robinson brings more than 21 years of human resources experience to Bazaarvoice. As chief people officer, Ryan believes the heart of any strong organization is its people and is passionate about helping Bazaarvoice leaders, teams, and individuals win and grow. His responsibilities include talent acquisition, career management, total rewards, and employee engagement -- all in the pursuit of greater Bazaarvoice business success by building a... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Smith-Willman

Kathy Smith-Willman

Senior Director - People & Talent, Bazaarvoice
Kathy Smith-Willman is a Sr. Director of People & Talent for Bazaarvoice, one of Austin's leading software companies.  While Kathy’s career has spanned various industries (education, entrepreneurism, and for the past 16 years human resources) her commitment and desire to help others succeed has remained constant. Kathy is the motivating power behind Bazaarvoice’s extensive employee-led community involvement and corporate... Read More →

Host Companies

Tuesday July 26, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

12:30pm

MWR Legal
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Raising Money the Right Way, From the Right People

One of the big challenges with new companies and entrepreneurs is fundraising within the parameters of securities law. Although not difficult, there are common pitfalls to avoid. We would like to focus our one hour session on guiding entrepreneurs on how to fundraise the right way (legally) from the right people (accredited vs non-accredited).

Presenters
avatar for Mike McGovern

Mike McGovern

MWR Legal
Michael S. McGovern is Partner, Corporate + Securities at MWR Legal, where he represents domestic and foreign nano-, micro-, and small-cap companies, private equity funds, investors, and industry professionals in the areas of Capital Markets and Private Placements, Venture Capital and Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity Funds, Funds of Funds, Corporate Finance, Taxation, Cross-Border Transactions, Corporate Counsel and... Read More →
avatar for Roberto C. Rondero de Mosier

Roberto C. Rondero de Mosier

Roberto ‘RC’ Carlos Rondero de Mosier is a Partner at MWR Legal where he manages Client Development, and practices Intellectual Property, Small Business and Entertainment Law. R.C. regularly advises his clients on their contractual rights and intellectual property rights. He represents clients in Texas, California, Illinois and New York in trademark, copyright, licensing, business formation and transactional law related matters... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
MWR Legal 620 Congress Avenue, Suite 320 Austin Texas

12:30pm

Weeva
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: In Their Words - The Power of Collaborative Storytelling

Weeva shows you how "culture forward" companies engage employees, customers and partners to capture and celebrate the gems of business storytelling.

Presenters
avatar for Kim Gorsuch

Kim Gorsuch

Founder and CEO, Weeva, Inc.

Host Companies

Tuesday July 26, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

2:00pm

Capital Factory
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Austin’s Center of Gravity for Entrepreneurs

Join us for a panel moderated by Capital Factory's Venture Associate, JD Weinstein, as he chats with some of Capital Factory's most successful Accelerator companies! We will be joined by Sparefoot's Chuck Gordon, Tony Aguilar of Student Loan Genius, and more. Hear about their experience in the Capital Factory Accelerator  and how it's impacted them as a company, and stick around for a Q&A. 


Presenters
avatar for Tony Aguilar

Tony Aguilar

CEO & Co-Founder, Student Loan Genius
Tony Aguilar is co-founder and CEO of Austin-based Student Loan Genius, Austin-based inventor of the first complete student loan employer benefits solution. | | As a first generation high school graduate who grew up in a small West-Texas town, Tony knew he’d have to finance every penny of his out-of-state college tuition. But, what he didn’t know when he walked into the financial aid office to sign his name on the dotted line was... Read More →
avatar for Chuck Gordon

Chuck Gordon

Co-Founder, CEO, SpareFoot
Chuck is a co-founder and CEO of SpareFoot, the largest marketplace for self-storage that offers simpler ways to move and store your stuff. Gordon and UCLA roommate Mario Feghali founded SpareFoot in 2008 while still in school. The company moved from Los Angeles to Austin in 2009 to join the Capital Factory business incubator. | Since its inception, SpareFoot has raised approximately $60 million in venture capital. The Austin Chamber of... Read More →
avatar for JD Weinstein

JD Weinstein

JD Weinstein joined Capital Factory in 2014 as a Venture Associate, where he is responsible for deal sourcing & due diligence for the CF Accelerator & venture fund. Prior to Capital Factory, JD worked with the UT Horizon Fund, the strategic market-driven venture fund for the University of Texas System. He focused on early stage investments in technology, software, communications, digital media, and health care. JD served as... Read More →

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Sponsors
avatar for SoftServe

SoftServe

SoftServe, Inc. is leading global outsourced software development company. Let our software development services fulfill your business & technology needs.


Tuesday July 26, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

2:00pm

Charity Charge
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Learn how Charity Charge partnered with MasterCard and a $24 Billion bank

In this talk Charity Charge founder, Stephen Garten, will give tactical advice on how small, nimble startups can succeed by partnering with large institutions, such as Charity Charge did with MasterCard and Commerce Bank. He will also discuss how social entrepreneurs can successfully embed social consciousness into their business models and how they can use cause marketing to help grow their business.


Our session will be located at WeWork downtown in conference room 16F.

Parking: There is a parking garage on 7th between Colorado & Congress. The garage charges $6 an hour and street parking around the building, however, street parking is often hard to find.

Session Location: Once in the building, head to the 14th floor. The session will be in conference room 16F on the 16th floor. There will be directional signs guiding you to our session, but if you have any trouble finding us you can talk to the front desk on the 14th floor and they will assist you in finding our session.
 

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Charity Charge 600 Congress Ave 14th Floor Austin Texas

2:00pm

Dell Medical School
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Austin’s Healthcare Innovation Opportunity

The session will be held at the Dell Medical School offices at Dell Pediatric Research Institute. It will feature an overview of the vision behind the school, the possibilities that underlie this first brand new medical school to be built at a Tier 1 research university in decades, the health care challenges that its work and innovation will help address, and transformative opportunities for innovators to plug in and support the vital, inclusive health ecosystem that the school is helping to create. Public parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the building.

Session Presenters: Mellie Price, Executive Directory of Technology Innovation, Dell Medical School

The Trinity Garage is located at 1815 Trinity Street (on the SE corner of MLK and Trinity) – if using Google maps, select: “Trinity Street Garage, Austin, TX 78701” https://goo.gl/maps/ZaCefD6QKSt

For those that wish to be dropped off via ride share or cab service, please have the driver navigate to “Lot 108” https://goo.gl/maps/ND6s7AwUMRr  which is located at 726 E 15thStreet, Austin TX 78701

 

Presenters
avatar for Mellie Price

Mellie Price

Executive Director, Technology Innovation, Dell Medical School @ The University of Texas at Austin
Mellie Price, a 25 year Austinite, is the Executive Director of Technology Innovation at the Dell Medical School. She is an experienced investor, executive, fund manager and eight-time entrepreneur with a range of business experience from small private sector to a large publicly traded organization. She has created and managed both organic and explosive growth scenarios for variety of organizations.    Mellie is a founding... Read More →

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2:00pm

DoStuff
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Do More Stuff With DoStuff

We'll show our NewCo audience our South Austin compound before sitting down and chatting about how DoStuff is taking event discovery into uncharted territory. We'll discuss apps, beacon technology and what's in store for DoStuff this year.

We'll even use beacon technology to give away tickets to a show to one lucky attendee!

Presenters
avatar for Scott Owens

Scott Owens

CEO, DoStuff
Scott has worked within the local discovery realm since he began his first company, in 1998. Scott has been the mastermind behind 5 other companies since then, including DoStuff Media which was the product of 16 years of learning what makes cities, and the people in them, tick. Now, DoStuff is a national network of scene-level culture and entertainment guides providing credible engagement at national scale.

Host Companies

Tuesday July 26, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DoStuff 2200 South Lamar Austin Texas

2:00pm

Rocksauce Studios
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Creating Happiness from Within

We aim to discuss how our company went through a transformation of culture and vision with a mission to deliver happiness by focusing on team engagement and prompt excellent client projects!

Presenters
avatar for Michael Manning

Michael Manning

Chief Relationship Officer, Rocksauce Studios
Michael has lent her talents to various culinary institutions and customer service opportunities, before choosing to start her own endeavor, Eat Me Austin. She joined Rocksauce to bring her considerable marketing, analytical & relationship skills to the team. | In 2012, Rocksauce Studios brought her on as their Marketing Manager, immediately gaining Twitter followers, Ping-backs and pretty much any and all measurable social media metric... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rocksauce Studios 900 Lydia Street Austin Texas

2:00pm

Hill Country Conservancy
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Connecting Communities to Nature - The Violet Crown Trail

For years the real estate community and environmentalists in burgeoning cities such as Austin have been at odds. Hill Country Conservancy (HCC) was formed by leaders on both sides of the conversation to help bridge opposing opinions and seek common ground. But how do we cultivate a spirit of environmentalism in a city where over 100 people move in every day who may not have a connection to our unique landscape nor an understanding of the immediate need to protect it? The answer: get them on the land; engage them in nature; nurture a love for the outdoors; provide vital access to nature now before it disappears forever.

George Cofer, Executive Director of HCC, explores how the 30-mile Violet Crown Trail (VCT) offers just that. Connecting the heart of downtown Austin to Austin's beloved green spaces and into the rolling countryside, this trail will offer unprecedented access to nature with multiple entry points, directional signage, educational kiosks, and programming. Trail users of all types, from cyclists to runners, families to fitness groups and friends, will find value in the recreational aspects, health benefits, transportation alternatives, and the simple ability to disappear into a natural environment while just minutes away from the bustle of the city.


Presenters
avatar for George Cofer

George Cofer

Executive Director, Hill Country Conservancy
George Cofer, a sixth-generation Austinite and Texas rancher, is Executive Director of Hill Country Conservancy, a non-profit dedicated to preserving the special places of the Texas Hill Country. George loves to surf hurricanes and walks the walk as an avid conservationist; passionate dark skies advocate; compulsive reuse/recycler and daily bicycle commuter.

Host Companies

Tuesday July 26, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

2:00pm

Austin Technology Incubator
Limited Capacity filling up

Innovation platforms to enable the next 3B middle class citizens

50% of venture capital investment into Austin in 2016 has gone into ATI companies. As the nation's longest running incubator, ATI's team of eight is turning to provide a platform to enable the economic infrastructure of urban environments to scale up so that the next 2.5B urban residents can actually move up into the middle class and out of poverty - and, not destroy the planet in the process

Presenters
avatar for Bart Bohn

Bart Bohn

Director, Austin Technology Incubator
Bart Bohn is a Director at the Austin Technology Incubator where he leads ATI Water.  He is the Founding Mentor and Board Member of 3 Day Startup; Founder of The University of Texas at Austin's Accelerator called ATI SEAL; hosts the Entrepreneur Lounge at SXSW; an advisor to the SXSW Accelerator, SXSW V2V, and SXSW ECO; was a director of MobileMondayAustin, and supported Semantic Web Austin. ... Read More →

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avatar for Austin Technology Incubator

Austin Technology Incubator

ATI has supported hundreds of startups who have created over 10,000 new jobs and billions of dollars of wealth. Additionally, thousands of students from across UT Austin have been trained on entrepreneurship and technology innovation


Tuesday July 26, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
WeWork Downtown 600 Congress Avenue

3:30pm

fitppl
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: The Emergence of Product-Based Social Entrepreneurship

It’s no secret that our increased 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, new brands are emerging to address these environmental issues head on. Who are the entrepreneurs starting these movements? More importantly, why are they creating these mission-driven brands? Patrick, founder of fitppl, will share his story about the philosophy behind his brand, 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
avatar for Patrick Schecht

Patrick Schecht

Founder, fitppl
After receiving a degree in Finance, Patrick had a short stint at a hedge fund but his entrepreneurial spirit, hunger for creativity, and desire to create a business with purpose left him restless in an office environment. While building the fitppl brand, Patrick was a freelance cinematographer and drone camera operator, skills which he taught himself. His longterm dream was to launch a brand that aligned with his lifelong healthy lifestyle. A... Read More →

Host Companies

Tuesday July 26, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

3:30pm

TrendKite
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Revolutionizing PR Measurement with Big Data

PR professionals operating in today's media landscape are struggling to cope, because they're using yesterday's tools. Join us to explore how we're building PR analytics and management tools created for the modern PR pro.

Presenters
avatar for AJ Bruno

AJ Bruno

Founder, TrendKite
A.J. leads TrendKite's sales team and is a true communicator who stops at nothing to impart value on the business—internally and externally. On a daily basis you’ll find him building talented, reliable sales teams, optimizing moving parts of the business, and speaking to CMOs and SVPs of public relations to gain insight into how TrendKite continues to innovate and help them succeed. Prior to creating TrendKite with... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
TrendKite 800 Brazos, Suite 340 Austin Texas

3:30pm

SXSW Interactive
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Big Changes for SXSW 2017

SXSW had a banner year in 2016 and we are already full steam ahead on producing next year's event. But the 2017 season will look very different in a many more ways than what we have done in the past. Attend this session to learn details on these changes, as well as the motivation behind a new approach. Attendees should also bring some ideas of specific speakers you would love to see in Austin in March 2017.

Presenters
avatar for Hugh Forrest

Hugh Forrest

Director, SXSW Interactive
Hugh Forrest serves as the Director of the annual South by Southwest Interactive Festival. Scheduled March 10-19, 2017 in Austin, this event brings together more than 30,000 digital creatives from across the United States and around the world. These digital creatives are inspired by five days of panels, presentations, brainstorming, networking, deal-making, socializing, creating, innovating, and fun. Forrest was named "Austinite of... Read More →

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Sponsors
avatar for Alex Hart

Alex Hart

Marketing Manager, Waldo Photos
We all get our photos taken, Waldo delivers them straight to your phone. Whether it’s dancing with your best friend at a festival, watching a speaker at NewCo, or capturing your 15 mins of fame on the jumbotron, Waldo allows you to enjoy the moment. We capture epic moments and seamlessly deliver them to your phone using a combination of facial recognition technology and album code matching.


Tuesday July 26, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

3:30pm

OnPrem Solution Partners
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: People Come First: How we’ve grown to 120 people in 3 years, remained cash flow positive and succeeded in maintaining and investing in our culture.



  • Join one of OnPrem’s founding partners, Christophe Ponsart and our Austin leadership team in an open conversation about growing a thriving consulting business and Austin-based software development practice.  A unique opportunity to visit our office, meet leadership as well as our amazing team.  We expect to talk about the continued evolution of our business, software development practices, culture and our framework for professional development. 

  • OnPrem is a Consulting and Technology solutions company founded in 2013 with its roots in Media & Entertainments.  We are fortunate to call all Major Studios our clients and continue to expand in other industries bringing modern consulting and software development approaches to enterprise clients. 

  • If you are actively looking for a great team and company to work with or just looking to hear more about how we work, we would love to meet you.  We have active needs across all roles.




Presenters
avatar for Christophe Ponsart

Christophe Ponsart

Founding Partner, OnPrem Solutions
Christophe leads and has grown OnPrem's Innovation and Development Center since it's inception. He brings 16+ years of strategic guidance and enterprise technology implementations for the world's most cutting-edge Media & Entertainment and Technology companies. Christophe's experiences provide him with unique strengths in Technology, User Interface Design, Marketing and Leadership, all leveraged to create great products. He graduated with a... Read More →

Host Companies

Tuesday July 26, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
OnPrem Solution Partners 7600 Burnet Rd, Suite 410 Austin TX

3:30pm

Haven
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Sweet Sustainable Social Enterprise - Why Is This So Damn Hard To Pull Off? 

Come join Haven and Youvolution in the beautiful backyard at Createscape on Tillery St. for a conversation with some inspiring local female impact entrepreneurs (that's #girlpreneurs for short).

The social enterprise movement is growing in both for-profit and non-profit circles, and thousands of college students are graduating each year with the intent to start their own social enterprise. However, there are still lots of questions to be answered.

Can organizations truly be self-sustaining and intentionally impactful? We'll take a deep dive into some that are, and some that are well on their way. We'll also have a brass tacks conversation about the challenges. We hope you come away with new understanding, new connections and inspiration too.

Presenters
avatar for Liz Deering

Liz Deering

Founder & CEO, Haven
| Liz Deering is a social entrepreneur, designer, brand-builder and community-advocate. She is the founder of Haven, a community of fearless social impact dreamers. Haven is the supportive community and space Liz wished for when she began her entrepreneurial journey. She has spent her career in technology and marketing, building brands and programs for tech startups and nonprofits and has a passion for empowering others who have dedicated their... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Haven 701 Tillery Street, Austin, TX Austin TX

3:30pm

WeWork
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Building Global Community through Space, Technology and Events

Step into the buzzing energy of WeWork to learn how we strive to be more than beautiful, shared office spaces.With 60,000 members in over 100 locations in nearly 30 cities around the world, WeWork is building a Community of Creators who value the mindset of "we" over "me". You will see how we use technology, creative use of space and innovative events to create community here in Austin as well as in cities all over the world. You will get to tour our space, hear from a few of our members, test out our app and see what the fuss is all about!

Presenters
avatar for Carly Langley

Carly Langley

Community Manager, WeWork
Carly has helped open both WeWork Congress and the newest location, WeWork University Park. After seven years in NYC, Carly is happy to be back in her home state of Texas doing what she loves- helping build community!

Host Companies

Tuesday July 26, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
WeWork 3300 N IH 35, 7th floor Austin TX

5:00pm

SandBox Commerce
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Session Title: Mobile Commerce Made Easy with SandBox Commerce

Learn how to delight, engage, and hook your customers with amazing mobile application experiences built with SandBox Commerce. SandBox Commerce is the easiest way for retailers to build, deploy and manage mobile app experiences. SandBox Commerce allows you to provide an omni-channel experience to your customers where they can research, shop, share, and buy wherever they are. Talk to your consumers with the context you need to sell in today's mobile-first world. The SandBox Commerce team will be building apps for retailers during the event and take questions about mobile best practices for retail.

Presenters
avatar for Edward Dunigan

Edward Dunigan

Director of Growth, SandBox Commerce
Ed was employee #1 on RetailMeNot's partnership team. He took them from 1 to 30 employees and to a billion dollar market cap. He has a passion for making retail technology easy.
avatar for Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Director of Product, SandBox Commerce
Ryan Smith has had 7 years of operational and product management experience in startups and mobile app development agencies. He's worked with high profile clients such as Groupon, OpenTable, Marketo, and others. Ryan is interested in building products around as technological inflection points emerge as society evolves. His latest passion is making commerce accessible for the 98% of brands who don't have mobile technologies available for their... Read More →
avatar for Sterling Smith

Sterling Smith

CEO, SandBox Commerce
Sterling has years of experience in technology and management consulting industries. He started his career and thus passion for retail as a developer for Walmart, building an inventory management tool still in use today by the company. After bringing his wisdom to the management consulting industry for a few years with Booz Allen Hamilton, Sterling set out to make his own entrepreneurial path. He founded Keystoke, a mobile and web app development... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
SandBox Commerce 118 Nueces St Austin Texas

5:00pm

Juice Society
Limited Capacity full

Title: Vertically Integrated: How Juice Society Is Bringing 'Seed to Bottle' to Life And Changing The Conversation About Health 

 Join Juice Society's founder, Danielle Sobel, for a conversation on starting a business at 24 years old and why she wants to change the way we talk about health and wellness. With the recent purchase of her 6.5 acre farm, she will also discuss her plans to bring the 'Seed to Bottle' concept to life and why sustainability, community and connection to our food are at the forefront of the Juice Society brand. Bonus: you'll get to sip and snack on a bunch of her plant-based creations!

Presenters
avatar for Danielle Sobel

Danielle Sobel

Owner, Juice Soceity
After a long struggle with chronic skin conditions & migraines, founder Danielle Sobel decided to make a conscious and meaningful change in her life. She began experimenting with different diets, incorporated juicing into her daily routine and found exercise she finally enjoyed doing. The power of wholesome, organic foods completely changed the way Danielle thought and more importantly, felt. | | After a year of regaining her wellness and... Read More →

Host Companies
avatar for Juice Society

Juice Society

We are a young team of entrepreneurs, community leaders, artists, and industry professionals from Austin, Texas, who are part of the Global Shapers Community. We exist to amplify the voice of millennials and contribute to meaningful impact in our local Austin community by seeking best practices and support from the global network of hubs.


Tuesday July 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Juice Soceity 1100 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704

5:00pm

3 Day Startup
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: 3 Minute Startup

A great challenge for many entrepreneurs is coming up with a single, elegant solution to a single problem that customers are willing pay for. The 3 Minute Startup exercise is designed to get participants thinking of the startup as a practical solution to a real problem.

Presenters
avatar for Maia Donohue

Maia Donohue

Program Manager, 3 Day Startup
Maia has many years of extensive experience mentoring student entrepreneurs at universities around the world. He specializes in helping student entrepreneurs find product – market fit, team formation, creating strong investor pitches and making sure that student startups are solving significant problems. |   | Maia is a program manager with 3 Day Startup, and brings connections to a global network of entrepreneurs, funders and... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

5:00pm

General Assembly
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Building a Better Workforce: The Need for Skills-Based Hiring

General Assembly partners with a network of over 5,000 employers on a variety of levels - from curriculum creation to leveling up their employees to hiring. We know employers face a consistent challenge: finding and retaining qualified talent.

By assessing not only experience but also competencies, skills, and indicators of grit and potential,​ ​rather than what’s on a resume alone, companies can more accurately identify candidates that fit their​ ​needs with the potential to succeed, while broadening the potential talent pool.​

Join us for a discussion on the history and relevance of skills-based hiring and how General Assembly is working to tackle this ever-pressing issue. See a demo of our Credential platform and learn how employers are using this to help identify the talent they need - and how you can get involved too. 

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
General Assembly 600 Congress Ave, 14th floor Austin TX

5:00pm

Bizologie
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Top Tips for Bootstrapping Your Startup's Competitive Intelligence

What is competitive intelligence and why does your business need it? Are you confident you know everything about your market, your customers and your competitors? Is your pitch deck prepped with credible data to back up your ask? Bizologie will be presenting free, authoritative resources you can use to improve your positioning, beef up your pitch deck and make critical business growth decisions in any stage of your company.

Presenters
avatar for Laura Young

Laura Young

CEO, Bizologie

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bizologie 4101 Medical Parkway, Ste 114 Austin TX

5:00pm

Cloud 9
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: The Future of Mental Healthcare

Improving population mental health has become a hot topic lately. In this session we will analyze the industry's major underlying problems today and what immediate innovative solutions are being developed. We can also explore how further innovations can improve the human mind individually and at the societal level.

Presenters
avatar for JC Adams

JC Adams

Founder/CEO, Cloud 9
J.C. Adams is a serial entrepreneur who launched his first company in college and four more since in technology, marketing, real estate and healthcare. He is currently founder and CEO of Cloud 9 (www.Cloud9Psych.com). The company helps hospitals and other healthcare enterprises provide mental health services to more patients. Cloud 9’s web and mobile communication features are covered by insurance and help these enterprises improve... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

5:00pm

SpaceCraft
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Craft Your Space Online

SpaceCraft was started with the simple idea to help our customers build beautifully effective websites. We’ve been rethinking how websites are built and managed ever since. From our innovative approach to responsive design to our easy to use editing tools, we’re helping businesses build the powerful web presence they deserve.

Come have a beer, watch a demo of our product, and we would be happy to answer any questions that you have about websites, digital marketing, or how we have helped thousands of businesses grow their online presence!


Presenters
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Stuart Frazier

Director of Operations, SpaceCraft
Stuart Frazier is the Director of Operations at SpaceCraft where he oversees the creative services and online marketing teams. Prior to SpaceCraft, Stuart worked as the Digital Media Director at LIN Digital serving the needs of 71 television stations throughout 48 US markets. Overall, Stuart has been involved in online marketing for 12+ years and enjoys talking with other entrepreneurs about how they're innovating their industry.
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Eric Tarlo

Director of Sales, SpaceCraft
Eric Tarlo is the Director of Sales at SpaceCraft where he oversees the Business Development, Sales, and Support teams. As SpaceCraft’s first non-engineering hire, he joined the team in February of 2012 to build out their internal teams. Prior to SpaceCraft, Eric worked as the Channel Sales Manager at BigCommerce, the leading SaaS ecommerce platform that powers over 90k online stores and processes over 4 billion dollars in... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
SpaceCraft 701 Brazos Street, Suite 950 Austin Texas

5:00pm

RealSavvy
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Tackling the Real Estate Industry with Innovative Technology

Come learn from serial entrepreneur, Rick Orr, about tackling one of the nation's largest industries with game-changing technology. Learn from best practices that have helped him develop RealSavvy and make the Austin real estate market more tech savvy.

Presenters
avatar for Rick Orr

Rick Orr

CEO, RealSavvy
Rick has been around the Austin startup space since joining the founding team at WholeSecurity (acquired by Symantec) in the early 2000's. Rick has since been with three other Austin startups including mobile payments leader, TabbedOut which he Founded in 2009 and continues to serve as a Board Director. In addition to building multiple successful startups, Rick has also been an active Realtor since 1998. It is this... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
RealSavvy 402Josephine St. Austin Texas

5:00pm

Austin Young Chamber of Commerce (AYC)
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Connect with the Next Generation Workforce

AYC is the second largest chamber and one of the largest, most diverse groups of young professionals in central Texas. Join members, leaders, and staff for a mixer and opportunity to hear about the programs and work AYC is a part of to connect and empower the millennial workforce

Presenters
avatar for Gracie Berrera

Gracie Berrera

Corporate Recruiter, University Federal Credit Union
Gracie Barrera is the Corporate Recruiter for University Federal Credit Union, a local not-for-profit cooperative that provides members with advice on financial services. Gracie is responsible for developing creative recruitment strategies for networking, sourcing, and hiring top-tier candidates. Her passion for helping people grow and develop their careers is one of the many reasons she identifies recruiting as her true calling. She is the... Read More →
avatar for Matt Glazer

Matt Glazer

Executive Director, Austin Young Chamber of Commerce
Matt Glazer is the Executive Director for the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce. Matt serves as the chief executor for the overall vision and direction of the organization. AYC is the largest young professional group and second largest chamber in central Texas. Their goal is to be a voice for the new workforce and connect and empower young leaders.
avatar for Colin Pope

Colin Pope

Editor, Austin Business Journal
Colin Pope is Editor of the Austin Business Journal, host of TV series Straight From The Top and proud to have been AU40's 2014 Austinite of the Year.

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5:00pm

Notley
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Impact Investing 2.0

Notley is at the intersection of profit and social impact. We seek out teams with the passion and tenacity to truly challenge the status quo. With a portfolio of both for-profit and non-profit ventures, we pride ourselves on helping innovators scale disruptive change and positive social impact. Join us at our coworking space in East Austin to learn more about our approach and how we support the companies, entrepreneurs and nonprofits in our network.

Presenters
avatar for Matt McDonnell

Matt McDonnell

Partner, Notley
Notley was founded in 2015 by Dan Graham, founder of BuildASign.com, and his wife, Lisa as a way to leverage their own business and investing success. Named for the abbey in Oxford, England where they were married, Notley’s mission is to fund and support businesses, non-profits, and programs making positive change and social impact in the world.     With leaders Matt McDonnell and Sara Levy, in less than two years Notley has... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Notley 1408 E 13th Street Austin Texas

5:00pm

YOUvolution
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Sweet Sustainable Social Enterprise - Why Is This So Damn Hard To Pull Off? 

Come join Haven and Youvolution in the beautiful backyard at Createscape on Tillery St. for a conversation with some inspiring local female impact entrepreneurs (that's #girlpreneurs for short).

The social enterprise movement is growing in both for-profit and non-profit circles, and thousands of college students are graduating each year with the intent to start their own social enterprise. However, there are still lots of questions to be answered.

Can organizations truly be self-sustaining and intentionally impactful? We'll take a deep dive into some that are, and some that are well on their way. We'll also have a brass tacks conversation about the challenges. We hope you come away with new understanding, new connections and inspiration too.

Presenters
avatar for Ben Wright Gibson

Ben Wright Gibson

Founder & CEO, YOUvolution

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
YOUvolution 701 Tillery Street, Austin, TX Austin Texas

6:30pm

VIP Kickoff presented by J. P. Morgan
Limited Capacity filling up

PARKING
Nearby Garages:

  • LAZ Parking Lot (next to FRANK)

171 W 4th St

Austin, Texas 78701

3 min walk - 2 blocks north

  • AMLI Downtown Garage

201 Lavaca Street

Austin, TX 78701

2 min walk - 1 block west

  • Ashton 101 Colorado Underground Parking

140 W Cesar Chavez St

Austin, TX 78701, USA

1 min walk - across the street south

  • Hospitality Parking Garage

200 W Cesar Chavez St

Austin, TX 78701

1 min walk - diagonal from Fiber Space southwest


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Sponsors
avatar for Alex Hart

Alex Hart

Marketing Manager, Waldo Photos
We all get our photos taken, Waldo delivers them straight to your phone. Whether it’s dancing with your best friend at a festival, watching a speaker at NewCo, or capturing your 15 mins of fame on the jumbotron, Waldo allows you to enjoy the moment. We capture epic moments and seamlessly deliver them to your phone using a combination of facial recognition technology and album code matching.
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Craft Kollective

Founder, Craft Kollective
You get the perk. We do the work. Every week, Craft Kollective will deliver a different beer from a local brewery. Let Craft Kollective curate and procure the best seasonal picks from the best local brewers. Discover great local beer and reward yourself, your co-workers or your staff for all their hard work.
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Crystal Creek Moonshine

Born out of the Austin Hill Country and inspired by The Roaring ’20s, Crystal Creek Moonshine brings a new twist to an American classic. Distilling the highest quality of shine made from Texas grown ingredients creates a unique taste that is perfect for drinking on the rocks or in almost any combination of mixed drink.


Tuesday July 26, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Google Fiber 201 Colorado St. Austin TX
 
Wednesday, July 27
 

9:30am

Google Fiber
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: How to Move a Large Business at Google Fiber Speeds.

Google is not a new company but Google Fiber is a new business. We are built for speed but we are also part of a large ecosystem, with many stakeholders and moving parts. This session will address Google Fiber's entrepreneurial spirit and drive to stay nimble and partner with the community.

Parisa Fatehi-Weeks- Google Fiber Community Impact Manager, Austin
Derek Bennett - Google Fiber Sales Strategy and Operations Manager, Austin
Mack Bari - Google Fiber Small and Medium Business Sales Manager, Austin

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Google Fiber 201 Colorado St. Austin TX

9:30am

PopUp Play
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Modern Kids, Modern Toys - How Kids Can Create Their Own Toys

Kids should not only be able to choose the toys they play with, but have the chance to make them completely their own. In this session, attendees can learn how PopUp Play is redefining what play is by combining digital, on-app design and real-life, physical play in a way that is natural and appealing to modern kids. Attendees can hear about the future of play experiences for children and the importance of pairing STEM principles with fun, hands-on activities for modern kids.

Presenters
avatar for Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas

CEO and co-founder, PopUp Play
Bryan Thomas is the CEO and Chief Big Kid of PopUp Play. He brings expertise in best practices of product development and cross functional team leadership, not to mention the business of startups. He has been a part of three solar energy start-ups, all with successful investor exits. Prior to PopUp Play, Bryan filled the role of Director of Product Management at SolarBridge Technologies, which was later acquired by SunPower Corporation (SPWR... Read More →

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
PopUp Play 412 Congress Avenue Suite 200 Austin Texas

9:30am

Dumpster Project
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: How are you impacting the planet?

The Dumpster Project invites participants to tour our unique home, and explore how the Dumpster Project invites learners of all ages to rethink sustainability through the challenging and quirky task of turning a dumpster into a home. As we use this lens to investigate the impacts of modern life, we learn how a happy healthy (dumpster) home can help us have a happy healthy planet.

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Masino

Amanda Masino

Co-Director, Dumpster Project
| Amanda Masino, Ph.D., is Co-Director of the Dumpster Project (dumpsterproject.org), an educational initiative that is transforming a used trash dumpster into a sustainable home as a K-16 learning platform and engagement tool. Amanda is also an Associate Professor of Biology at Huston-Tillotson University, where she directs HT’s STEM Research Scholars Program, an NSF-funded project to infuse research training into the science curriculum... Read More →

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Dumpster Project 900 Chicon St Austin TX

9:30am

WP Engine
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: BUILDING GIVING BACK INTO YOUR BUSINESS MODEL

Beyond improving the quality of life in the communities where you do business, "Give Back" programs can provide a competitive advantage and drive employee engagement, growth, and camaraderie.

One of WP Engine's core values is "Aspiring to Lead - Committed to Give Back." Specifically, our core value states, "We empower our team to lead and participate in their own communities. We support and engage with our local communities; changing lives, growing, and thriving together."

In this session, we will share how WP Engine brings that core value to life. From a top-down incubated initiative to a thriving, employee-led grassroots giving machine; the WP Engine Give Back program has contributed tens of thousands of dollars in donations and volunteer hours into our surrounding communities.

Please join us as we walk through our Give Back journey; reviewing our approach to defining our Give Back mission, creating a governing committee, and building a partnership infrastructure to take our aspirations to actualization.

Presenters
avatar for Jeremy Bagley

Jeremy Bagley

Technical Project Manager & Giveback Committee Co-Chair, WP Engine
I started my career in the financial industry. I spent 8 years in various roles, before I found my niche, leading teams that deliver control and efficiency, through sound software development. I moved to the tech industry and joined WP Engine in 2014, where I've been driving the improvement of internal systems critical to our SAAS business processes.
avatar for Leigh Christie

Leigh Christie

Executive Director, Entrepreneurs Foundation
Leigh Christie is the Executive Director of the Entrepreneurs Foundation. In this role, Leigh oversees the day to day operations of the organization, all project and programming activities, including the organization’s youth entrepreneurship programs, manages the philanthropic contributions for realized equity donors, directs the corporate community involvement programs for member companies and supports the Foundation's equity council and... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Eaker

Melissa Eaker

Senior Account Manager & Giveback Committee Co-Chair, WP Engine
As a Senior Account Manager, Melissa works with WP Engine's premier customers, nurturing relationships and going the extra mile to foster an environment valuing customers and their businesses. As Co-Chair of WP Engine's Giveback Committee, she co-leads the 100% grassroots, employee-driven team in developing partnerships and programs to drive positive change within the company's many local communities.

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
WP Engine 504 Lavaca Street, Ste. 1000 Austin TX

9:30am

The Daily Dot
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Why Startup Scenes and Media Scenes Need Each Other


Former CNN producer Josh Rubin spent more than a decade covering everything from presidential elections to breaking news. He moved to Austin in 2010 and quickly fell in love with the city's startup scene. He recently left CNN to join the Daily Dot, an Austin based media company. Now Josh is trying to combine his love of startup culture with his love of media by partnering with Capital Factory to create a place where media can learn about innovation and startups can learn about media.

Presenters
avatar for Josh Rubin

Josh Rubin

Director, Director of Video, The Daily Dot
Josh is an award-winning journalist, editor, and executive with more than 15 years of experience in national media. He is currently the Director of CF Studios and Managing Director of Video at The Daily Dot, one of the fastest growing media companies in America. Before joining The Daily Dot, Josh spent more than a decade with CNN traveling the country and covering everything from breaking news to presidential elections.

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

9:30am

Context.io
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Using the Happiness Metric to Develop a High Performing Team

Learn how incorporating the Happiness Metric into your continuous improvement process can result in a more focused, productive, and collaborative team. We'll discuss concrete ways you can use the metric to improve systemic issues which will result in not only better team morale but more satisfied customers.

Presenters
avatar for Dan Corbin

Dan Corbin

Product Manager, Context.io
Dan Corbin is the Sr. Product Manager for Context.IO (a Return Path company). He is also a Product Management Instructor at General Assembly, as well as a Certified Scrum Product Owner and a Certified Scrum Professional. Dan has over 15 years of product development, project management, and programming experience. He has overseen the development and launched a number of API, web application, and SaaS products. | | As the co-organizer of the Agile... Read More →

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Context.io 101 W 6th Street 8th floor Austin TX

9:30am

Indeed Prime
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Intrapreneurs: Starting a new business within an established tech company

Indeed.com, the #1 job site worldwide, is keeping Austin weird by using a unique model of growth and hatching Indeed Prime. Indeed Prime matches in-demand tech and sales talent to top companies, operating as a startup within Indeed. As a startup, Prime is free to set its own culture, stack, and processes. Unlike a traditional startup, Prime is housed within an established global company and benefits from significant infrastructural and informational gains, such as accessing Indeed's collection of the largest set of jobseeker/employer data in the world. Join us as Shu Wu discusses Indeed's challenges and successes in adopting the intrapreneur model.

Presenters
avatar for Shu Wu

Shu Wu

Director, Indeed Prime
Shu Wu is Group Manager of Indeed Prime, a new product offering from Indeed.com, the world's #1 job site. Prior to her current role, Shu led corporate strategy team at Indeed as well as worked on global M&A team at Recruit, Indeed's parent company, where she was a key part of the acquisition of Indeed in 2012. Shu holds an undergraduate degree in engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University and an MBA from Stanford University.

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indeed prime

Indeed.com, the #1 job site worldwide, is keeping Austin weird by using a unique model of growth and hatching Indeed Prime. Indeed Prime matches in-demand tech and sales talent to top companies, operating as a startup within Indeed. As a startup, Prime is free to set its own culture, stack, and processes. Unlike a traditional startup, Prime is housed within an established global company and benefits from significant infrastructural and... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

9:30am

Behavioral Science Lab
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Why Consumers Really Buy Your Product:

Every start up is faced with with two fundamental questions, who is our target audience and why would they buy our product over the competition? There are multiple research tools out there that provide entrepreneurs with some of the answers, but fundamentally leaves them hanging as to why people truly will buy their product. This session will focus on an all-encompassing approach from a behavioral economics point of view that will help start ups focus on the essence of marketing as a whole.

Presenters
avatar for Christian Goy

Christian Goy

Co-founder and Managing Director, Behavioral Science Lab
Christian Goy is the co-founder and managing director of the Behavioral Science Lab. Starting his career in strategic planning on both the client and agency sides, he developed a love for consumer insights and targeting. The lack of substantial data, showing why consumers make the purchase decisions they do, led to his desire to answer the unknown questions of WHY. Combining his passion and curiosity for arts and science, he embarked on the... Read More →

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9:30am

Lifesize
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: The Leaders’ Choice During Change - The Devil or the Deep Blue Sea

In today’s business landscape, one must evolve to stay relevant. Lifesize began as a provider of communications equipment for conference rooms in 2003. However, By 2014, as software integrations began to increase in popularity, the company reached its “evolve-or-die” moment – ditch the legacy model or go down with the ship.

Throughout this presentation and discussion, Lifesize’s CEO, Craig Malloy, will highlight the four central business lessons he learned during this reinvention jouney and share his advice for any leader facing the seas of change.

Presenters
avatar for Craig Malloy

Craig Malloy

Founder and CEO, Lifesize
In 2003, Craig Malloy had a vision to change the way the world communicates, and | his answer was reimagining video communications. To this day, his quest remains | unchanged. Craig started Lifesize in 2003, oversaw its acquisition by Logitech in | 2009 and served as CEO until 2012. Drawn back by his unceasing passion for the | industry and reinventing video technology, he returned to Lifesize in 2014. | Craig’s video communications... Read More →

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Lifesize 1601 S. MoPac Expy, Suite 100 Austin Texas

9:30am

Tech Ranch
Limited Capacity filling up

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

As a seven-time startup veteran and CEO and founder of Tech Ranch Austin, a venture accelerator for early-stage technology companies, Kevin Koym is a recognized pioneer in the startup community whose influence has been felt by over 5,500 entrepreneurs from 30+ countries. Kevin will share his experiences and challenge attendees to make meaningful steps in their business, careers, and self.

Presenters
avatar for Kevin Koym

Kevin Koym

CEO and Founder of Tech Ranch, Tech Ranch
As a seven-time startup veteran and CEO and founder of Tech Ranch Austin, a venture accelerator for early-stage technology companies, Kevin Koym is a recognized pioneer in the startup community whose influence has been felt by over 5,500 entrepreneurs from 29 countries. At the end of 2015 Tech Ranch was selected by UBI Global in the Top Three Social Impact Incubators in the United States, and in 2016 it was recognized as one of the Top 20... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Tech Ranch 8920 Business Park Dr. Suite 250, Austin TX 78759

11:00am

Cilantro Lime
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Green, sustainable, lean, and profitable: Growing a conscious startup without wasting money.

Cilantro Lime inspires culinary adventures at home by providing recipes rooted in classical cuisine from cultures around the world. Anne Gardner, Co-Founder, understands the need to go green, be sustainable and stay lean as a start up. Anne and her team have developed a thriving sustainable meal-prep delivery service from concept to successful brand, while maintaining 100% employee ownership. Learn the history of the brand, where it is headed, and how Cilantro Lime will expand without compromising their vision.

Presenters
avatar for Anne Gardner

Anne Gardner

CEO & Co-Founder, Cilantro Lime
After working for Williams Sonoma as a culinary instructor, Anne and her husband James launched Cilantro Lime in Austin in 2015. Anne has dined in over 25 countries and brings that extensive knowledge of foreign cuisine to the Cilantro Lime kitchen. Anne believes the best food is made at home and enjoyed with friends and family and looks forward to sharing her inspired meals with customers.

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

11:00am

Global Attain Advancement
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Making Global Local

As we are in the United Nations decade of Sustainable Development Goals for Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. Global Attain Advancement LLC, joins the UN effort as a steadfast promoter of trade, investment, and development across the world. We are dedicated to opening the doors to a wealth of business opportunities by formulating a portfolio of high-level investment and trade summits, forums, meetings, exhibitions and exploratory trade missions. The Making Global Local session will provide an unparalleled knowledge access for those thinking about opening or expanding operations in Africa or Europe. If you want to gain insight into the investment or trade potentials of any Africa and Europe region or plug into their vast business opportunities, then this session if for you. Seats are limited, so an appropriate distribution of participation is necessary. The following types of organizations are invited to attend the session;

Agents & Distributors | Consultants | Investment Officers | Service Providers | Economic Advisors | Importers & Exporters | Global Logistics and Trade Compliance Executives.
International Business Development Executives | International Development Organizations (IDOs) | International and Domestic Investors | Industry Experts & Professionals.
Current International Companies Investing and Operating in Africa or Europe | Private Sector Companies looking to establish or expand operations in Africa or Europe.

The session promises to deliver on its commitment.

Time: Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: 700 Lavaca St Suite 1400, Austin, Texas 78701

Presenters
avatar for Bako Ambianda

Bako Ambianda

Director, Portfolio Development, Global Attain Advancement
Bako Ambianda is a development economist, philanthropist, a visionary and serial entrepreneur. He is an indisputable powerful connector and negotiator who is among the next generation of corporate trailblazers. He has a track record of catalyzing significant development initiatives and has received various honors and awards for his leadership and authority in pioneering bold sustainable and innovative approaches to developments. He has... Read More →

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11:00am

Pitch-a-Kid
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Pitch-a-Kid: The Art of the Pitch

A panel discussing how pitching to kids can help entrepreneurs refine their pitch while helping kids learn about entrepreneurship. When entrepreneurs pitch to kids, honest and unfiltered questions surface. The answers not only educate the kids but also challenge the pitchers to explain their company using simple, straightforward, and understandable language. By engaging with the entrepreneurs, kids become inspired to problem solve, create, and make ideas reality - just as the entrepreneurs do. The pitches are judged on how well each communicates the value proposition, business model, market validation, team, and vision to the kids. The kids in turn evaluate and score the pitches and learn about different industries, occupations, and careers.

Presenters
avatar for Mike Millard

Mike Millard

Advisor, AngelSpan, Inc.
Mike loves innovation, entrepreneurs, and learning! He combined all three into Pitch-a-Kid to help entrepreneurs refine their pitches and help kids develop critical thinking skills by evaluating pitches. He founded Pitch-a-Kid with his daughter, Audrey, to connect kids to entrepreneurs. Through this simple interaction, he believes both the entrepreneurs and kids will learn from one another. And maybe will inspire the next generation of... Read More →

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

11:00am

MakerSquare
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Outcomes of Immersive Learning: Coding Bootcamps

Once upon a time, if you wanted to become a software developer, you’d get a degree in computer science or learn on the job and read how-to books in your spare time. Both approaches would take several years or more, and neither would promise you a job. In the age of mobility, those models no longer work. Businesses need programmers now. They don’t have the resources to groom new programmers, and non-techies looking for a career change don’t have time to earn a four-year degree. Enter the world of coding boot camps.

Coding boot camps like MakerSquare and Hack Reactor are designed to immerse students in how to be a programmer and, moreover, a life learner. Students gather in an immersive space for 3 months and spend over 600 core hours to learn how to code under the tutelage of senior developers with decades of success and experience in the field, become autonomous developers, and work on soft skills like communication, collaboration, group dynamics, and leadership. This aspect of the boot camps is key to helping prepare students for a career in programming.

Come join MakerSquare, Austin’s very first coding bootcamp, at this insightful NewCo session to learn about the outcomes of immersive learning and see real project demos that students have created in as little as 4 weeks. There will be a Q+A session to follow up to ask questions to alumni of MakerSquare and hear from employers who hire MakerSquare graduates about their experience and success.

The future of immersive learning and education is bright - - the imagination is the limit. Software Engineering is just the start. Anyone can create an impactful program to teach people the hard skills to left transform their careers. We’ll reveal our secret ingredients that's made us so successful by graduating over 700 students with 96% placement rate within 6 months post graduation and alumni who have gone on to work at companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM, Uber, Salesforce, and hundreds of smaller startups that are helping innovate and transform technology.



Presenters
avatar for Ankit Patel

Ankit Patel

Managing Director, MakerSquare
Ankit Patel is on a mission to help passionate individuals transform their lives and careers. Trained as an engineer, he has various experiences working for Fortune 100 companies with background in software development, project management, personal development, leadership, and business growth. Currently, Ankit serves as a Managing Director for MakerSquare, a Software Engineering school that provides a market-proven, data-driven education that... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Sowder

Jamie Sowder

Jamie Sowder is on a lifelong mission of enabling others to achieve their goals by learning new skills. Jamie is currently working on this mission as the Head of Instruction at the Austin office of MakerSquare, a leading software engineering school. Drawing from nearly a decade of industry experience as an engineer at companies large (eBay, PayPal), medium (XO Group), and small (his own startup, Acktie) Jamie infuses a unique viewpoint into the... Read More →

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

11:00am

Able Lending
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Creative Financing Solutions for Growing Your Business

Nearly 8 out of 10 businesses get rejected when applying for a bank loan. In this session, Able's cofounders will walk through the different types of financing for startups and small businesses including friends & family, debt, and equity. Expect fundraising strategies, resources, and an introduction to Able that Forbes calls, “capitalism at its best — Able is offering a better, more honest solution.”

Presenters
avatar for Evan Baehr

Evan Baehr

Co-Founder, Able Lending
Evan Baehr is the president and cofounder of Able. It launched June 2014 with the Wall Street Journal'sWeekend Interview and on TechCrunch.  His passion at Able is to serve the Fortune 5 Million – the 5.8 million small businesses that represent the backbone of the American economy. His previous startup was Outbox, a consumer internet company aiming to takeover the US Postal Service and backed by venture capitalists Peter... Read More →
avatar for Will Davis

Will Davis

CEO & Co-Founder, Able Lending
Will Davis is the CEO and cofounder of Able. Will was once known as a problem child for his disruptive behavior; today, he’s passionate about solving big problems through disruptive innovation. He has enjoyed making strategy a reality for Outbox and, now, Able Lending.  | | Early in his career, Will found meaning in public service on Capitol Hill writing financial legislation in the US Congress, specializing in banking and... Read More →

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Able Lending 800 West Cesar Chavez Street B101 Austin TX

11:00am

CRAFT
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Playtime -- Divergent Thinking through Mess and Play

CRAFT is Austin's craft room, a space for grown-ups to be kids (no kids). Join us to learn about the benefits for your business of taking time to play and create, while getting your hands dirty in CRAFT's smorgaspord of art supplies.

Presenters
avatar for Eli Winkelman

Eli Winkelman

Creative Experience Officer, CRAFT
Owner and Creative Experience Officer | Eli Winkelman grew up in Austin and returned after attending Scripps College in California followed by a few years in Washington, D.C. and New York City. While at Scripps, Eli co-founded the original chapter of Challah for Hunger, a campus-based organization that brings together volunteers to bake and sell challah bread, raising money and awareness for social justice causes. Now approaching its 12th... Read More →

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avatar for Alex Hart

Alex Hart

Marketing Manager, Waldo Photos
We all get our photos taken, Waldo delivers them straight to your phone. Whether it’s dancing with your best friend at a festival, watching a speaker at NewCo, or capturing your 15 mins of fame on the jumbotron, Waldo allows you to enjoy the moment. We capture epic moments and seamlessly deliver them to your phone using a combination of facial recognition technology and album code matching.



Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
CRAFT 4704 East Cesar Chavez Austin Texas

11:00am

Bazaarvoice
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: A peek into the world's largest shopping network

Bazaarvoice is proud to be the world’s largest shopping network. If our network were a mall, you would never be able to visit all the stores because new ones are added daily and the network is constantly growing. But with that large of a network comes certain challenges, one of which is the annual shopping-fest known as Black Friday/Cyber Monday. How do you prep for, stage and ultimately support one of the largest in-store and online events in the world without missing a beat across the world's largest network of active shoppers? You work for Bazaarvoice, you are obsessed with your clients’ success, you down a ton of energy drinks and you start in May. Join CEO Gene Austin, CMO Sara Spivey and Executive Vice President for Engineering Gary Allison for a peek behind the curtain of the world’s largest shopping network and hear how Bazaarvoice preps for a massive event like Black Friday, continuously elevates the value of the consumer-generated content it enables and what the future holds for shoppers, brands and retailers around the world.

Presenters
avatar for Gary Allison

Gary Allison

Executive Vice President of Engineering, Bazaarvoice
As leader for all of Bazaarvoice’s Research and Development efforts, Gary Allison is responsible for design, development, quality, deployment and 24x7 operations of our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. Gary strongly believes in driving quality throughout the organization and fostering innovation as key pillars in building world class R&D teams. His team at Bazaarvoice embodies these values as they continually deliver innovation... Read More →
avatar for Gene Austin

Gene Austin

CEO, Bazaarvoice
Gene has served as Chief Executive Officer since February 2014, president since May 2013 and as a member of our board of directors since November 2013. | | Gene has more than 30 years of experience delivering results in high-growth technology companies, with a particular emphasis on SaaS applications. He most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Convio, Inc., where he was the driving force behind the company's success that... Read More →
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Sara Spivey

CMO, Bazaarvoice
As Chief Marketing Officer, Sara Spivey is responsible for overall leadership of Bazaarvoice’s global marketing programs, including demand generation, solutions marketing, brand strategy, and communications. Sara has more than 30 years of marketing, strategy, and leadership experience with industry-leading organizations. Before joining Bazaarvoice, Sara served as CEO of InReach, a provider of online continuing education management... Read More →

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Bazaarvoice

Bazaarvoice is the world’s largest network of active shoppers, connecting more than one-half billion consumers monthly to thousands of retailers and brands that represent tens of millions of products and services. Online, in-store, and on mobile devices, Bazaarvoice’s technology platform engages consumers, increases sales, and protects loyalty through authentic ratings and reviews, Q&A, and brand-relevant photos, videos, and... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bazaarvoice 10901 Stonelake Blvd. Austin TX

11:00am

Datafiniti
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: How Web Data Makes The Case for STRs in Austin

Earlier this year, Austin passed a ban on a specific type of short-term rentals (STRs). It's unclear if the economic impact of this decision was effectively measured. Thanks to data available on the web, we can actually measure the economic impact of STRs in Austin. In particular, we can look at whether limiting STR supply would impact one of the city's largest revenue drivers: SXSW. Without STRs, would there actually be enough space for SXSW visitors?

Presenters
avatar for Shion Deysarkar

Shion Deysarkar

CEO & Founder, Datafiniti
Shion Deysarkar is the CEO & Founder of Datafiniti.  He has over 10 years experience in big data and data-driven B2B analytics.

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Datafiniti 800 Brazos Ste 240 Austin Texas

11:00am

Austin Shapers (a part of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers)
Limited Capacity filling up

Title: Building A Welcoming City: Changing the Affordability Narrative

Austin is a top-tier city in almost every measure of quality of life. On the top-ten list for live music, food, entertainment, green-living, etc. But as the city continues to grow it must address issues of cultural inclusion, diversity, affordability and other social dynamics that make the local landscape accessible and welcoming to all, not just the popular majority. The Austin Shapers will engage attendees in a conversation focused on our "Welcoming City" project. We'll expose attendees to our online dashboard assessing Austin's current affordability efforts and provide opportunity for open dialogue on the projects evolution.  

Presenters
avatar for Virginia A. Cumberbatch

Virginia A. Cumberbatch

A native Austinite, Virginia is currently serving as Curator for the Austin Shapers (a hub of theWorld Economic Forum's Global Shapers), where she is assisting in the development of the "Welcoming City Project." This project aims to explore parts of Austin's quality of life through data from the millennial perspective. Virginia's expertise and passion for community advocacy, social inclusion, and racial justice continue to... Read More →

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Austin Shapers

Curator / Director, Austin Shapers / Community Engagement Center
We are a young team of entrepreneurs, community leaders, artists, and industry professionals from Austin, Texas, who are part of the Global Shapers Community. We exist to amplify the voice of millennials and contribute to meaningful impact in our local Austin community by seeking best practices and support from the global network of hubs.


Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Shapers 1818 E. 12th Street, Austin, TX 78702

11:00am

Square Root
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Brother v. Brother - To Fund or Not to Fund

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Come by Square Root for a tale of two funding strategies: bootstrapping vs venture capital. Best of all you'll hear it from two brothers that have been on the Austin tech scene for 20+ years.

Presenters
avatar for Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

CEO, Square Root
Chris Taylor is founder and CEO of Square Root, where he leads the company’s long-term growth strategy. Passionate about empowering companies to optimize operations and make smarter decisions, Chris founded the company in 2006 with the goal of making business data accessible, understandable and actionable. Under his leadership, Square Root developed its store relationship management (SRM) platform, CoEFFICIENT, which helps the world’s... Read More →
avatar for Rob Taylor

Rob Taylor

CEO, Convey
Rob has two decades of experience on founding teams and early stage operations, including four venture backed businesses and two IPOs. Rob currently serves as Co-Founder & CEO of Convey, a SaaS software company helping retailers deliver extraordinary post-purchase delivery experiences to their customers. Previously, Rob was President of BlackLocus, a SaaS software company focused on pricing and assortment intelligence for retail and... Read More →

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Square Root 508 Oakland Ave Austin TX

12:30pm

EdTech Austin
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: What EdTech Can Teach Us About the Future of the Innovation Economy

In this session, we'll explore the state of EdTech around the country (and globe) and dive into what it means for the tech economy in Austin and beyond. We'll discuss what the future of EdTech looks like, and why tech companies should be paying attention to everything from public policy to startup funding for EdTech ventures. Last, we'll discuss what companies can do to help reverse the trend of declining participation by local students in STEM fields by providing details on opportunities to engage with local companies and schools who most need their help.

Presenters
avatar for Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

Founder, CEO, EdTech Austin
Sean Duffy is an educator and edtech leader who is passionate about helping to make meaningful change in education through technology and community-building. Sean is the founder of EdTech Austin, co-founder of EdTech Action and the lead Organizer for Startup Weekend Education in Austin, TX. Currently, Sean is currently responsible for Employer Partnerships and Hiring with Reactor Core and MakerSquare Austin. 

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

12:30pm

ImpactLab
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Insight and Opportunity - A Conversation on Leadership and Empowerment

ImpactLab cultivates entrepreneurial qualities within educators with promising insights. Beginning with the “why”, session facilitator John Raymond will share what goes on in our shop. But this is only a prelude to a full-group critical conversation about leadership and building the capacity of our people. All organizations face a tension between process efficiency and the growth of talented, creative team members. How do we leaders cultivate our people while keeping the factory humming along at top speed? How do we remove the ceiling and create a pathway to professional and personal growth? How do we meaningfully incorporate intrapreneurship into our business practices? Suggested audience: CEOs, aspiring CEOs, Team Leaders

Presenters
avatar for John Raymond

John Raymond

CEO & Founder, ImpactLab
John Raymond is a servant leader working to expand educational opportunity by helping visionary, diverse educators convert their insights into sustainable programs and ventures. Before founding ImpactLab John taught history to high school students in the NYC metro area, founded a statewide edtech conference, and as CEO of PowerIT, built online tools for schools including SchoolCMS and Eval3D.

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

12:30pm

Amazon.com
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Amazon’s Leadership Principles – More than a pretty, inspirational wall hanging

Like many companies, Amazon has a set of statements about how we work and what we believe in. Unlike many companies, these leadership principles show up in our conversations, permeate our daily work lives, and are core to who we are and what we do. In this talk we will discuss why Amazon’s peculiar ways are a differentiator and the ways they manifest in our various businesses. https://www.amazon.jobs/principles

Presenters
avatar for Vivek Sagi

Vivek Sagi

Senior Manager of Software Development, Amazon
Vivek Sagi is a Senior Manager of Software Development at Amazon and is currently leading the mobile and enterprise product teams for Amazon Business, Amazon’s B2B business. He started at Amazon as the CTO for Woot.com, an Amazon subsidiary where he ran their technology team and was responsible for Woot’s website, mobile applications, backend services and tech operations. Prior to Amazon, Vivek was the Founding CTO for newBrand a... Read More →

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Amazon.com 11501 Alterra Parkway, Suite 200 Austin TX

12:30pm

Intersys
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Stream Processing: What's Tough about Streams

Processing an unbounded sequence of data in real-time presents many difficulties not present in traditional batch-oriented processing methods.  Problems that are trivial in the batch world can be quite a bit tougher when presented as a streaming problem.  For example, streaming programs are never meant to terminate.  Calculations and stateful processing must be handled carefully to ensure consistency and correctness. 
In this talk I'll present you with one such problem - computing ad clickthrough rates - and use it to illustrate pitfalls that can arise in streaming data situations.  I'll discuss a few streaming systems, with particular emphasis on Apache Storm, Apache Spark Streaming, and Apache Kafka.

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Intersys 504 Oakland Ave. Austin Texas

12:30pm

Austin B-cycle
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Pushing Boundaries on Two Wheels

Bike share in the U.S. is a brand new industry, only 5 years old, and Austin B-cycle is on the cutting edge of this technology. We will discuss how Austin B-cycle has been able to set national ridership and financial records as well as the work we are doing to deploy new technology like smart bikes and e-bikes, offer new payment options including cash and mobile, and integrate with other disruptive technology transportation services. All session attendees will get a behind the scenes look at how Austin B-cycle operates as well as complimentary access to our 50 station system for the day.

Presenters
avatar for Elliott McFadden

Elliott McFadden

Executive Director, Austin B-cycle

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin B-cycle 1000 Brazos Street, Suite 100 Austin TX

12:30pm

Urban Co-Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

Title: Diversity in Entrepreneurship

By leveraging some of the brightest and most diverse minds in Austin and from throughout the nation, Urban Co-Lab builds community for people who are looking to create scalable impact. Urban Co-Lab is missioned by the belief that innovation can stem from anywhere and is committed to fostering collaboration within our local community and creating space for diversity in entrepreneurship and beyond. Often cited as the one of the fastest growing cities, Austin also carries the weight of being the most economically segregated metro area in the country. Join us for an exclusive panel moderated by Urban Co-Lab Co-founder and COO, Hanna Jamal, on the importance of developing a more diverse and inclusive business community with some of our featured member organizations!

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 27 from 12:30-1:30 PM

Location: Urban Co-Lab is located at 1818 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702 (https://goo.gl/maps/VTBHgBGA26P2). The building entrance is located directly on the corner of 12th and Chicon St. Street parking is available, and/or the gated parking lot across the corner from the building is also available for complimentary use.  

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Kevin Foster

Dr. Kevin Foster

Founder, Director, ICUSP
Dr. Foster is the founding director of ICUSP, the Institute for Community, University and School Partnerships, which works with students, conducts research and leads professional development workshops in central Texas schools. He is also an educational anthropologist and a University of Texas at Austin faculty member. Dr. Foster's passion is to bring research, teaching and community service together for the purpose of improving academic... Read More →
avatar for Kathryn Gonzales

Kathryn Gonzales

CEO and Founder, Storyhouse
Kathryn Gonzales is the CEO and Founder of Storyhouse, whose mission is to bring families together to take a stand for capturing their stories so they can be shared now and for generations to come. Kathryn was recently selected for a $10,000 award by Carmex to help entrepreneurs who pursue their dreams with determination. As a Native Austinite and a Journalism graduate from UT-Austin with a passion for storytelling and story capture, Kathryn left... Read More →
avatar for Hanna Jamal

Hanna Jamal

Cofounder and COO, Urban Co-Lab
Hanna Jamal is an entrepreneur and project manager who is passionate about building diverse, inclusive communities. She has over six years' experience in education program management in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Since moving to Austin in 2013, Hanna has worked with a wide range of organizations involved in social entrepreneurship and impact investing, including Acumen, UnLtdUSA, and Enable Impact. She is currently an Associate... Read More →
avatar for Kay Williams

Kay Williams

Co-founder, CEO, and Program Director, The Wantabes
Kay Williams is the Co-founder, CEO, and Program Director of The Wantabes, a traveling GIRLS platform that provides Interactive Workshops, Interactive Mastermind Meetups, Interactive Career Shadowing, and Interactive Mentorship on the go for girls age 12-18. Kay is a small town girl with big city dreams. She completed her undergraduate education at Texas State University in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science majoring in Fashion Merchandising, and a... Read More →

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UC

Urban Co-Lab

Urban Co-Lab is an Austin-based coworking space and incubator designed for community change-makers. We are missioned by our belief that innovation can stem from anywhere and committed to fostering collaboration within our local community and creating space for diversity in entrepreneurship and beyond.


Wednesday July 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Urban Co-Lab 1818 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702

2:00pm

SocialMatterz
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Terms of Service or: How I learned to stop worrying and just personalize the bot.

JD Chang will discuss his years of dissecting and toeing the lines of "Terms of Service" for social media platforms. In this Session, you'll hear how he got shut down by Facebook, and through legal channels, was turned back on. And now, how he's innovating once again, this time without bots. 

Presenters
avatar for JD Chang

JD Chang

CEO/Founder, SocialMatterz
JD Chang is an entrepreneur with 10 years of starting companies. He's traversed fields as diverse as politics, film/tv, marketing-tech, ad-tech, and social media. He's been through multiple accelerators including Fortify VC, Capital Factory and 1776. Before being a technology entrepreneur, he was a film/tv producer in LA and Taiwan --- working with actors like Gary Busey, Jay Chou, and many others. He loves talking about fantasy baseball... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

2:00pm

T3
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Data Driven Decisions


At T3, we believe that first and foremost, brands must offer something of value to consumers. We've taken on this “Do, then say” approach with brands like Staples, Allstate, UPS, 7-Eleven, and more. Stop by our offices to learn about how our technology-driven innovations are helping brands take a multifaceted approach to usefulness and make lasting connections with existing customers—and gain new ones as well.
 

T3's physical address is 1801 N Lamar Blvd, but our main entrance is off of MLK (avoid the big wooden doors on Lamar, they’re for keycard entry only). 

 

Access to our parking garage on MLK will be available as spaces in our lots are limited. Using the crosswalk at the corner of MLK and Lamar to cross the street is highly encouraged!

 

If you do choose to park in one of our lots, also off of MLK, please park in any available spot, including those marked "visitor" facing the building. 

 

Come on in through the glass double-doors on the east side of the building. Someone will be waiting to greet you when you arrive!

 

Presenters
avatar for Ben Gaddis

Ben Gaddis

Chief Innovation Officer, T3
Ben Gaddis is the Chief Innovation Officer of T3 and a student of technology with his focus firmly set on the horizon. He champions innovation throughout the agency, working with internal and external teams to envision, develop and incubate breakthrough technology for clients via T3’s Innovation Labs. | Ben has helped craft innovation strategies for clients including 7-Eleven, UPS, Capital One, Allstate, and Staples. In addition to creating... Read More →

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T3

At T3, we believe that first and foremost, brands must offer something of value to consumers. We've taken on this “Do, then say” approach with brands like Staples, Allstate, UPS, 7-Eleven, and more. Stop by our offices to learn about how our technology-driven innovations are helping brands take a multifaceted approach to usefulness and make lasting connections with existing customers—and gain new ones as well.



Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
T3 1801 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78701
  • Host Organization T3

2:00pm

Waldo
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Waldo and the Future of Facial Recognition Tech


*Waldo and the Future of Facial Recognition Technology:​ So you’ve heard about it in the news and likely participated with some form of facial recognition technology, but how is it really applicable to your life right now? Waldo will present their solution for delivering your valuable moments straight to your phone and then open up for a discussion… how do you see the technology evolving? What do you love about it? Let’s chat.

Presenters
avatar for Rodney Rice

Rodney Rice

CEO, Waldo Photos
Currently CEO of Waldo Photos Inc. Prior to Waldo, Co-founder / CEO of HomeAdvisor (formerly ServiceMagic), took business from concept to highly profitable, $250M per year revenue business employing 1,200+ people. Since selling HomeAdvisor to InterActiveCorp (IACI), have been an active angel investor in (and advisor to) many successful technology, product and retail businesses. Currently serve on the boards of QualVu, Healthcare Blue Book and The... Read More →

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avatar for Waldo Photos

Waldo Photos

Waldo is a photo finding phenom. Get every event photo taken of you delivered straight to your phone.


Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Waldo Photos 3101 Bee Caves Road, Ste 210

2:00pm

Austin Coding Academy
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Addressing the Developer Gap - The State of Coding Education in 2016

As the demand for developers continues to grow, new ways of teaching coding have grown as well. Austin Coding Academy, an award winning coding school in Austin, TX discusses the brief history and current state of coding education. During the discussion they'll talk about the research they've done and the results they've found, as well as leading an interactive demonstration of their teaching methodology.

Presenters
avatar for Luke Filipos

Luke Filipos

Director of Operations, Austin Coding Academy
Luke Filipos is an Austin local and co-founder of Austin Coding Academy. He has spent the last two years building the school into one of the leaders in coding education. Outside of ACA he runs a separate company in the wholesale textbook industry and spends his free time practicing Brazilian jiu jitsu, scoping out new eating establishments and overindulging in tasty foods.

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

2:00pm

galvanize
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Using Neural Networks to Help Kids Survive Eye Cancer

Retinoblastoma (Rb) is one of the most common childhood cancers. The cardinal symptom of Rb is called leukocoria, or "white eye". Leukocoria is often ignored by parents and overlooked by doctors. This leads to late diagnosis of Rb in many children, which greatly decreases survivors' quality of life. We trained deep neural networks to detect this symptom and alert parents when the symptom is found. We've deployed our technology in an iOS app and an Android app, and the app has already lead to some early diagnosis. This work is ongoing.

Presenters
avatar for Ryan Henning

Ryan Henning

Data Science Instructor, galvanize
Ryan Henning is a Software Engineer turned Data Scientist. Ryan worked in industry on a large C++ data acquisition (DAQ) framework as a Software Engineer before returning to academia. In graduate school, Ryan researched deep neural networks (deep learning) for image processing and classification, specifically using neural networks to detect leukocoria in photos of children. Leukocoria is a cardinal symptom of a common pediatric cancer... Read More →

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Sponsors
avatar for Alex Hart

Alex Hart

Marketing Manager, Waldo Photos
We all get our photos taken, Waldo delivers them straight to your phone. Whether it’s dancing with your best friend at a festival, watching a speaker at NewCo, or capturing your 15 mins of fame on the jumbotron, Waldo allows you to enjoy the moment. We capture epic moments and seamlessly deliver them to your phone using a combination of facial recognition technology and album code matching.



Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
galvanize 118 Nueces St. Austin TX

2:00pm

College Forward
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Session Title: College Forward: From Local Nonprofit to EdTech Leader

College Forward (CoFo) is an Austin, TX based non-profit that specializes in coaching motivated, under-served students to achieve the benefits of a college degree. Since it's inception in 2003, CoFo has never stopped innovating and improving. From launching an app on the Salesforce AppExchange to developing a custom student portal app now available on iTunes, College Forward has transformed from a local nonprofit to a nationally recognized EdTech thought leader. Join Executive Director Austin Buchan to learn how we are scaling our impact and empowering organizations across the country improve outcomes for their students.

Presenters
avatar for Austin Buchan

Austin Buchan

Executive Director, College Forward
As Executive Director, Austin Buchan collaborates with the nation’s leaders on groundbreaking designs for postsecondary equity, shapes the strategic vision of College Forward, and motivates his team to solve very big problems. Austin joined College Forward in April 2010 as a College Persistence Program Manager. He was quickly recruited to the organization’s Strategic Initiatives Team, then moved into the Chief of... Read More →

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
College Forward 505 E. Huntland Drive, Suite 380 Austin TX

2:00pm

Trunkist
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: How To Identify The Perfect Influencer for Your Brand. Learn From Our Failures!

Followers are great but you want a social media influencer that has the right relationship with their audience. Over the past 18 months, we've worked with highly accomplished influencers on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. In this session, we will help you understand how to approach influencers and how to identify the right influencers for your brand; simply counting their followers is not the answer.

Presenters
avatar for Mallory Curlee-Green

Mallory Curlee-Green

Director of Fashion Design, Trunkist
Mallory Curlee-Green is the Director of Fashion Design at Trunkist, based in Austin, TX. In this role, Mallory leads all product development and production management for Trunkist clients. She has worked with established brands, social media influencers, and emerging designers to achieve their fashion industry goals. Mallory and her team specialize in bringing original apparel ideas to life, and to market. She leads all Trunkist partnerships with... Read More →
avatar for Dustin Hindman

Dustin Hindman

Founder & CEO, Trunkist, Inc.

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

2:00pm

Patient IO
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Cracking Healthcare – Big Challenges = Big Rewards

Healthcare today is broken. Too regulated. Too slow. Too complicated. But nowhere is there a bigger opportunity for new ideas, products, and leaders to make an impact than in healthcare. In this session, we’ll discuss the recent policy changes and market trends that have created big opportunities in healthcare. We’ll also and offer insights from industry veterans and lessons from our own business on how to avoid the land mines that have ended some startup’s journeys and discouraged countless others.

This session will be presented by Patient IO founders and serial entrepreneurs Jason Bornhorst (previous exit to Expedia), Brian Gambs (previous exit to WebMD) and Colin Anawaty (previous exit to Rev Worldwide).

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
Patient IO is excited to welcome you to our NewCo Session, Tackling Healthcare : Big Challenges = Big Rewards | July 27 th from 2-3.

Our office neighbors, Umbel, have graciously offered to let us use their auditorium for their
event. Parking and directions are below.

Event Location: Seaholm Power Plant
800 W. Cesar Chaves

Umbel Auditorium

From Seaholm Plaza:

 An entrance to our building is located across from True Foods
 Follow the signs for Umbel
 Go down the stairs
 Check in at Umbel’s front desk
 The session will be held in the Umbel auditorium

From the Public / Trader Joe’s parking garage:
Public parking is available in the Trader Joe’s parking garage next door. Since you’ll be in the area, if you want to combine our NewCo session with some shopping at Trader Joe’s, Trader Joe’s will validate your parking.
 Garage is located at 211 Walter Seaholm Drive
 Stay on the first floor of the garage
 On the right / east side of the garage, which is opposite from the Trader Joe’s
entrance, there is a tunnel which connects to Seaholm power plant
 You will see a sign for Athena health
 Go through the tunnel
 Take a left
 You will see Umbel
 The event will be held in Umbel’s auditorium
From Street Parking on Walter Seaholm Drive:
 You will see an Athena Health sign
 Go up the steps
 This door requires a code, so a Patient IO volunteer will be there to check you in
 The volunteer can take you straight through the working area and into the Umbel
auditorium

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Presenters
avatar for Jason Bornhorst

Jason Bornhorst

CEO, Patient IO
Jason Bornhorst is a serial entrepreneur passionate about healthcare IT.  Jason has founded three companies, exited twice, and managed products used by over 20 million people.  Prior to founding Patient IO, Jason was #2 at Mobiata, the creator of FlightTrack, which was the #1 top grossing travel app for several years running before being acquired by Expedia in 2010.  Jason oversaw mobile product management at Expedia for two years... Read More →

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2:00pm

Cloud Nerd
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Hack the Startup Workweek

How to hack the startup workweek. Efficiency tricks and software hacks to cut your workload in half.

Presenters
avatar for Chris Scheppler

Chris Scheppler

Founder, Cloud Nerd

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cloud Nerd 600 Congress Ave, Floor 14 Austin Texas

2:00pm

Building 10 Technology Inc (Peeple)
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Peeple: Peeps People Peeping Through Smart Peepholes 

Peeple is a smart camera that attaches to existing peepholes and easily connects to home Wi-Fi to identify, inform, screen, and alert people to any outside presence. We'll share our journey from inventing a hardware gadget in 24 hours that then took 2 years to come to store shelves.

Presenters
avatar for Chris Chuter

Chris Chuter

Founder, CEO, Peeple
Chris Chuter was born in the Pacific Northwest, spent his early childhood in New England, and finally settled in Texas. After graduating with a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, he went to work for a NASA contractor and moonlighted as a computer graphics programmer in Houston’s oil & gas industry. This industry was his first foray into the world of entrepreneurs, and after a startup he worked at was acquired... Read More →

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Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

2:00pm

Zello
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Zello in Austin

Zello is a profitable 15-person mobile app company with 90 million registered users. Hear how the founder and CEO are building a quiet but winning Austin company mixing Russian transpalnts and home grown talent.

Presenters
avatar for Alex Gavrilov

Alex Gavrilov

CTO, Zello
Founded Zello after building a development shop and studying nuclear physics.
avatar for Bill Moore

Bill Moore

CEO, Zello
Founded TuneIn Radio after enterprise networking product and sales.

Host Companies


Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zello 1317 W 6th Austin TX

2:00pm

data.world
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Why your Open Data is ready to be Linked Data

There are more Open Data sets on the internet today than there were websites when Google started, and thanks to Open Government policies and the Reproducible Research movement that growth is accelerating. Open Data’s rise will play a determining factor in how we solve humanity's biggest problems—yet discovering, exploring, and collaborating on these data sets remains a struggle.

Far too many Open Data sets are distributed on siloed data portals with no common taxonomies or information architectures, shared as downloadable documents or databases that cannot be queried or correlated to other data sources, formatted in ways that require specialized handling, devoid of vital semantics.

What if we could fix all of these problems with a single technology? In fact, we can—and the solution has been hidden in plain sight for years.

Linked Data is the ability to express data as atomic facts using globally­ defined properties and relationships that can carry structured notions of meaning. It is a well­ developed area of computer science with significant adoption in certain industries.

Why, then, aren't more Open Data sets available as Linked Data?

The usual suspects—lack of awareness, technical skill gaps—certainly play a role, but the primary counterweight is something of a chicken ­and ­egg problem. Open, Linked Data sets are far more valuable at scale, once a network effect has been achieved. The value of each data set increases in proportion to the number of data sets that are networked. Historically, Open Data sets have been few and far between, but those days are over. Now we have enough Open Data to create immediate value by linking it together using today’s technologies. So how should you get started?

In this talk, you will learn how to apply Linked Data to any structured data set, how to contribute to and benefit from the network effect at the crossroads of Open Data and Linked Data, and where these powerful technologies are likely to take us next. 


- Entering the office address (7000 N. Mopac) sometimes directs to the incorrect location; we are located at the intersection of Mopac & Far West—entering “data.world” into Google maps will direct to the correct location
- Parking is available in any unreserved spot in the garage next to the building
- Seating will be limited (mostly a stand-up event); we can provide seating for anyone who needs it (they can let us know in advance or just ask us when they get there)
- Light refreshments will be served 

Presenters
avatar for Bryon Jacob

Bryon Jacob

CTO, data.world
Bryon Jacob is Co­Founder and CTO of data.world. Prior to his current role, he was Principal Architect at HomeAway, where he was a key part of shaping the technology and product vision from early in the company’s history – through the launch of the flagship homeaway.com brand, the successful integration of 18+ acquisitions, and into the challenges faced by a successful public company operating a global online... Read More →

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
data.world N, 7000 Mopac Service Rd #425, Austin, TX 78731

3:30pm

Amy's Ice Creams
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: MBAmy's and Amy's EDU: Transparency, Education and Building Young Entrepreneurs or "What Are They Crushing Into The Ice Cream Over There?!"


Depending on what time of day it is and which location of Amy's Ice Creams you walk into, the energy could be anywhere from 5-year old's birthday bash to after hours dance party. The company's mission statement is to 'Make People's Day' and they've been working hard to accomplish that goal in myriad ways for 32 years. Known for super-premium award-winning ice cream, impeccable customer service and enduring, steadfast company culture, this Austin institution received the Austintatious Award, chosen by the readers of The Austin Business Journal for "the company that best represents the local Austin business community,” for two consecutive years since it's creation in 2014. You may have heard the infamous instances of ice-cream being hurled across the street to an adrenaline-pumped customer holding their empty bowl on the other side or a whole store full of adults being taught the Hokey-Pokey or led in a sing-along while they wait to be served. This highly-engaging performance element of customer experience has been described by many as barely-controlled chaos being created right before your eyes, however, the more compelling and lesser-known story is one of structure, systems, consistency, transparency, education and personal development. You'll hear how an ice cream company with 275 employees across 15 locations practices open-book finance, with complete financial transparency across all levels of the company. The company has offered a curriculum of internal classes over the past 10 years with MBAmy's, building happy, engaged employees while teaching entrepreneurship, business education, financial literacy and product knowledge. Now comes the next chapter of our education mission with Amy's EDU, a consultancy business offering expertise in customer service, leadership and open-book management for small to medium-sized companies of all kinds.   

*Product samples highly probable.



Presenters
avatar for Mark Banks

Mark Banks

Education Director and Operation Manager, Amy's Ice Cream
Mark Banks is one of the founders and Educational Director of Amy’s EDU, a branch of Amy’s Ice Creams dedicated to igniting bright minds, promoting clear and confident communication between the front line and executives and developing a leadership mentality. | | Mark Banks, Education Director and Operation Manager for Amy’s Ice Creams, has been a member of the Executive Leadership team for nine years. Mark has designed and... Read More →
avatar for Aaron M. Clay

Aaron M. Clay

Marketing and Communications Director, Amy's Ice Cream
Aaron M. Clay, Marketing and Communications Director at Amy’s Ice Creams, has been a member of the Executive Leadership team for six years. He has taken a pivotal role in the advancement of Open Book Management at Amy’s Ice Creams. In addition to leading the company game as a coach he has developed core curriculum for Amy's internal and external education programs. Aaron created an internship program that encourages continuous... Read More →
avatar for Michael Hartman

Michael Hartman

CEO, Amy's Ice Cream
Michael Hartman chose a circuitous route to his current role as CEO of Amy’s Ice Creams. One | of the earliest Amy’s ‘scoops’ from 1985 to 1988 while a student at UT­Austin, he made good | use of his BFA in Acting in navigating the magical/maniacal world of Broadway and celebrity PR | in New York from 1993 to 2014. Hartman was Founder and CEO of Barlow­Hartman Public | Relations from 1999 to 2009 and then Founder... Read More →

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

3:30pm

Hungry Planet Technology
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: The Coming ‘Solid State’ Transformation of Farming

Is the ultimate achievement of solid-state electronics … feeding the planet? Join us to learn how we are applying optoelectronics (LEDs), microelectronics, and machine learning to transform our food system, slash the consumption of water and fertilizer, eliminate toxic pesticides, rid farming of fossil fuels, cut farming’s massive carbon footprint, and feed an increasingly hungry planet.

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

3:30pm

ChickTech Austin
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Session Title: Why Do We Need ChickTech?"

For many women, technology careers don't feel like a viable option. This is not just due to sexism and unconscious biases, but a lack of women applying and staying in technology roles. A study of UT students in 2009 found that 26.6% of males surveyed chose a degree in Engineering or Computer Science, whereas just 6.2% females surveyed chose the same degree path.

Programs like ChickTech educate girls on what they can do with a career in tech and sets them up with mentors to help them succeed.

After the inaugural ChickTech: High School in 2013, research showed that ChickTech changed high school participants’ attitudes and feelings around technology and their place in creating it:

71% of our participants had never attended a technology workshop before ChickTech.
118% overall increase in confidence in participants technology skills.
Those who are very interested in a technology career increased from 14% to 46%.
60% reported an increase in interest in a technology career
In 2015 ChickTech: High School showed tremendous results:

55% of our participants had no experience creating tech projects before choosing ChickTech
participants who felt “confident” or “very confident” in their technology skills increased from 27% to 74%
participants who felt “informed” or “well informed” about technology increased from 46% to 91%
we increased the number of high school participants who were “interested” or “very interested” in a tech career from 47% to 89% …in only one weekend.

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Michal Lewis

Ashley Michal Lewis

Workshop Coordinator, ChickTech Austin
Ashley Michal Lewis started as a stubborn art student and over the course of her career discovered a passion for technical problem solving as a stage electrician and lighting designer, finally transitioning into a career as a stubborn web developer. She has a deep interest in education, open source culture, and income inequality, and hopes to weave these passions together to make a positive impact.

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

3:30pm

Red Velvet Events
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Spread Your Company Culture - A Unique Marketing Strategy

We'll take you through an interactive look at some of the unique Marketing strategies RVE has found successful and focus on our most recent success with "Pockets," a marketing strategy that launched, spreading our culture throughout Austin businesses. The session will begin with an interactive creative activity followed by an insight into how we develop our marketing strategies along with some examples and a live team brainstorm! Find out how you can use some of these concepts in your own marketing strategies!

Presenters
avatar for Rachel Paisley & Team

Rachel Paisley & Team

Director of Business Development, Red Velvet Events, Inc. - A Global DMC Partner

Host Companies
RV

Red Velvet Events, Inc. - A Global DMC Partner

Red Velvet Events has been planning unique and flawless events in Austin and around the world for 13 years. We’ve worked with Fortune 100 companies, non-profit organizations, and client why budget ranging from thousands to millions. We’ve coordinated Chinese dragons and world-renowned Chefs. We make sure that each event is not only a success but also that the journey towards the goal isn’t stressful or overwhelming (some even... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Red Velvet Events 7000 N. MoPac Expy, Suite 450 AUSTIN Texas

3:30pm

Homads
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Surviving a Startup - Is it the Journey that Matters or the End Goal?

New to the startup world? Join cofounders Vi Nguyen and Lan Chu in their coworking space at Capital Factory and see how they're changing the rental game by building a marketplace for month to month rentals. Vi Nguyen and Lan Chu will go in depth about how a simple rental problem became a full time startup and all the challenges, joys, and hard hours involved throughout the process. Suggested audience: Founders, Developers, Media Professionals.

Presenters
avatar for Lan Chu

Lan Chu

Cofounder/Creative Director, Homads
Co-founder, Lan, is an alumnae of the University of Texas, class of 2008, with a double major in Psychology and Radio/Television/Film.  Lan started her professional career as a Post Production Intern for Universal Studios working on Battle Star Galactica before moving to Seoul, Korea in 2009 to teach English at SMOE in 2011, she came back to Texas as an After School Counselor for the Awty International School in Houston.  Lan stayed... Read More →
avatar for Vi Nguyen

Vi Nguyen

CEO/Co-founder, Homads
Vi Nguyen is the CEO and co-founder of Homads, an online marketplace connecting homeowners and renters for month to month rentals. With lessons learned as a renter and homeowner, Vi knew the pain points that users go through in finding a source for reliable and affordable connections when it comes to renting.   Previous to Homads, Vi graduated from the University of Texas in 2009 with a double major in Sociology and... Read More →

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

3:30pm

Jackrabbit Mobile
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Session Title: Jackrabbit Mobile - Culture, Strategy, and Innovation

Jonathan and Jojo are both partners at Jackrabbit Mobile and will present their company's principles along with a quick demo of the innovation Jackrabbit brings to their clients and the people of Austin! Their session will include a dive into Jackrabbit’s core company values brought to you by Jonathan, a brief but awesome demo of the labs Jackrabbit orchestrates presented by Jojo, and then following up with an interactive Q&A discussion!

Our address is: 1214 w 6th st. Austin, TX 78703Suite #208Parking at building (sign says: Julian Gold) 2 entrances (code for both: #1214) 1: left of building, 2: right of building
The right side entrance you have to walk up the stairs. 
There's free street parking on Winflo Dr. (From Winflo dr. is where the left side entrance is located) 

Presenters
avatar for Jojo Marion

Jojo Marion

Design Lead, Jackrabbit Mobile
avatar for Jonathan Rosenberg

Jonathan Rosenberg

Tech/Sales Lead, Jackrabbit Mobile

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Jackrabbit Mobile 1214 W. 6th Street Suite 208 Austin Texas

3:30pm

Leverage PR
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Are you truly an Innovator …or just a Disrupter?



You have succeeded as a business leader by bringing innovative new products and services to market – ones that change the world by solving social and commercial problems while allowing other businesses and individuals to reach their potential.

But when it comes to brand development, positioning as a true innovator is not as simple as having a good product or service and disrupting the marketplace status quo.

Developing a compelling value proposition that your employees and advocates can clearly articulate requires serious work. Companies too often focus narrowly on the “what” and not the “why” and hence fail to justify their proposition as truly innovative.

This session with Joy Schoffler, an award-winning fintech specialist and PR strategist, will show the “how” for developing a brand and messaging that is considered genuinely innovative. Joy and her team will offer tips on how to cut through the noise and deal with a press that can be cynical about any solution billing itself as the next best thing.

 

Presenters
avatar for Joy Schoffler

Joy Schoffler

Principal, Leverage PR
Joy Schoffler, principal of Leverage PR, is a nationally recognized author and speaker in the field of innovative financial services marketing and communications. Leverage PR works within all areas of fintech with deep experience in banking, payments, cyber security, online lending and investing, block chain and many other emerging areas. The firm additionally works extensively in traditional financial services, real estate, technology and... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Leverage PR 10711 Burnet Road Suite 330

3:30pm

argodesign
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Smart Dumb Things - Designing for No UI Experiences

In this interactive session, argodesign founder Mark Rolston and partner Jared Ficklin will give a short talk introducing participants to the concept of "smart dumb things," the idea of bringing ordinary objects to life through technology. After getting an introduction to the concept, participants will have the opportunity to experience smart dumb things firsthand across a series of activations and demonstrations setup throughout argo's office

Presenters
avatar for Jared Ficklin

Jared Ficklin

argodesign
avatar for Mark Rolston

Mark Rolston

Partner and Founders, argodesign
Mark Rolston is a renowned designer with a 25-year career of creating for the world’s largest and most innovative companies. Prior to founding argodesign with his longtime colleague, Mark was the Chief Creative Officer of frogdesign, responsible for the creative direction of one of the most successful product design firms in the world. He joined frog in 1994 and co-founded the software design group, quickly establishing it as the... Read More →

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
argodesign 2901 South 1st Street Austin TX

3:30pm

Atmosphere
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Session Title: How Your Environment Affects Productivity

Join the Atmosphere team for an interactive discussion on how environment affects team and personal productivity. Tour a coworking office designed from the ground up to elevate the way you work. We’ll discuss the physical and personal triggers that encourage collaboration, focus, meeting and learning. Learn about best practices for efficient meetings and to encourage serendipitous interaction.

Presenters
avatar for Trent Sultemeier

Trent Sultemeier

Founder, Atmosphere
Trent helps connect Austin-based companies and freelancers to help grow their network and business. An Austin native, he's worked 15 years in software sales & marketing roles with local companies large and small. Now he's opening Atmosphere, a coworking office with a purpose - to help its members easily interact with each other and be more productive.

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Atmosphere 2400 E Cesar Chavez #208 Austin TX

3:30pm

INK Public Relations
Limited Capacity seats available

New PR

Media Relations or Medium? Snapchat or Speaking Engagements? There are countless ways for brands to have their stories told, maybe even too many. Not all PR programs are created equal and not all budgets are unlimited, so how can smart companies make smart decisions on when to spend and when to save on PR efforts? INK’s brainstorm will be a discussion on “New PR” and our approach to creating impactful, imaginative, and integrated programs that make sense. We’ll have our leadership team lead a discussion of how we differentiate our brand of PR with integrated programs, as well as INK experts to host a Q&A on digital content and social media.

Presenters
avatar for Emily Grossman

Emily Grossman

Creative Director, INK Public Relations
Originally from Minnesota, home of Paul Bunyan, 10,000+ lakes and the “other” state fair, I studied design at the University of Kansas (go Jayhawks) and minored in Art History. Recently drawn south by the smell of tacos and adventure, I am now an associate creative director here at INK. | | I gained agency experience in Chicago, working in design, advertising and shopper activation and am excited to dive head first into the world... Read More →
avatar for Kari Hernandez

Kari Hernandez

President, Co-Founder, INK Public Relations
I fell hard for high tech PR in 1998. This is surprising considering that first job was clipping and faxing newspaper articles to Compaq Computer executives at 7am each morning. Not very “high tech,” but I loved the fast-paced energy of the technology industry and camaraderie of the PR agency world. I was hooked. Subsequent positions at Golin/Harris International, working on Texas Instruments, and at Porter Novelli Austin, helping... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Pimm

Michelle Pimm

Content Strategist, INK Public Relations
Growing up, I had a clunky computer that no one wanted. It weighed a ton, documents were saved to floppy disks, and it hummed loudly at night. Despite its flaws—it allowed me to write stories that I desperately wanted to share. It took several years, countless laptops, and a gentle push from a professor at Texas State for me to realize that I could do the one thing I loved most for a living. I could write. | In college, I honed my craft and... Read More →
avatar for Blair Poloskey

Blair Poloskey

Vice President, Partner, INK Public Relations
Simply put, I rock the house at INK PR. I have been working for Starr and Kari since 2004 and, I am not gonna lie, having leaders that passionate brings out the best in me. I didn’t go to school for public relations (English Lit at UT – hook ‘em), but from my very first coverage search I pretty much knew this was going to be my jam. I cut my PR teeth on the Bluetooth SIG account – and with Bluetooth technology being my... Read More →

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avatar for INK Public Relations

INK Public Relations

INK is an agency of passionate idea makers, organizers, collaborators, doers, and most of all expert communicators, from around the world and across industries. We believe that our story is our work, and our work tells our story.


Wednesday July 27, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ink PR 202 S. Lowell Lane, Austin TX 78733

5:00pm

PelotonU
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Finding Students Who Need to Be found

The tough thing about opportunities is this: more often than not, those who really need the opportunity don't even know it exists. PelotonU is an Austin-based social-enterprise that provides working college students a pathway to graduate on-time and debt-free. We're currently helping parents, government employees, bus drivers and grocery store cashiers get a college degree without having to put their entire life on hold. And it's working. We just had a student get his associate's degree in 100 days; he has a full time job and three kids. We're excited to tell the stories of our students and we need help determining how to reach more folks who would benefit from a different kind of education experience. Join us for an interactive session where you'll hear student stories and get to work brainstorming recruitment strategy for PelotonU as we rethink college.

Presenters
avatar for Reagan Pugh

Reagan Pugh

College Completion Advisor, PelotonU
Reagan taught a leadership course at Texas State University, Trinity University, and San Angelo State. He was the chief storyteller at the innovation consulting firm Kalypso. He’s a Teach For America alumni and the Editor-In-Chief of Placeness, a literary journal about Austin and those who call it home. With PelotonU, Reagan coaches 30+ working adults as they balance college and full-time jobs. 

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
PelotonU 500 E. St. Johns Avenue Austin Texas

5:00pm

Peeptrade
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: The Future of Retail Investing

Every day people are losing more and more faith in mutual funds, newsletters, and other financial publications. People want to take the reigns of their investments, but don't know how or where to start. Luckily, Peeptrade is here. Join us for a discussion of the future of retail investing and a glimpse at how Peeptrade can change everything.

Presenters
avatar for Austin Sarles

Austin Sarles

Co-Founder & Director of Marketing, Peeptrade
Longhorn. Co-Founder of Peeptrade. Climber of Rocks.

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

5:00pm

TeVido BioDevices
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: 3D Bioprinting - The Next Revolution in Healthcare

Revolutionary technologies such as 3D bioprinting create the opportunity to customize medical treatments
to the patient. Concepts that we saw on Star Trek only a few years ago were barely imaginable, and yet they are being worked on
today! They could be real in our lifetime. Laura Bosworth of TeVido BioDevices will share thoughts on current capabilities and
what the future may hold.

Presenters
avatar for Laura Bosworth

Laura Bosworth

CEO, TeVido BioDevices, Inc
Laura Bosworth is CEO and co-founder of TeVido BioDevices, a biotech startup that uses innovative bioprinting to create custom grafts for reconstructive surgery. People with severe disfigurement experience perpetual emotional and quality of life challenges and deserve better reconstructive options than what is available today. TeVido’s first product is for nipple reconstruction, for breast cancer survivors and is funded by the National... Read More →

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

5:00pm

AnatoMotion
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Taking the Bite Out of a Startup

All startups face challenges. Launching a new dental technology with IoT, wearables and software presents its own set of unique obstacles, yet at their core, there are similarities that can be applied to any startup. Join us as we share our experiences and introduce you to a technology that will help complete the dental evolution out of the stone ages.

Presenters
avatar for Shane Matt

Shane Matt

CEO & Founder, AnatoMotion

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
AnatoMotion 211 SAN ANTONIO ST AUSTIN TX

5:00pm

Nixable
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: “Hacking Addiction”

Join Nixable’s cofounder, Caleb Smith, as he shares how his father’s struggle to quit smoking, and subsequent diagnosis with throat cancer, spurred Smith to leave a promising career in film to invent a completely new technology based on all-consuming idea: What if nicotine addiction could be hacked? Can quitting smoking be automated?

NewCo attendees will then be invited to join a moderated group discussion:
The FDA recently passed a ruling regulating electronic nicotine delivery systems (specifically, electronic cigarettes) with the intention of safeguarding consumers. However, opponents of the new regulations claim that they may actually harm consumers by creating insurmountable barriers to innovation. How can governments and technology companies best work together to encourage innovation while ensuring the public safety?

Presenters
CS

Caleb Smith

CEO, Founder, Nixable

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

5:00pm

WeWork
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Building Global Community through Space, Technology and Events

Step into the buzzing energy of WeWork to learn how we strive to be more than beautiful, shared office spaces. With 60,000 members in over 100 locations in nearly 30 cities around the world, WeWork is building a Community of Creators who value the mindset of "we" over "me". You will see how we use technology, creative use of space and innovative events to create community here in Austin as well as in cities all over the world. You will get to tour our space, hear from a few of our members, test out our app and see what the fuss is all about!

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Ahmad

Sarah Ahmad

Community Manager, WeWork
| Sarah has been with WeWork Austin from the very beginning and is now the Manager of the Congress location downtown. As a transplant to Austin from Atlanta last year she has leveraged the WeWork Community to make Austin her home. Building community and connecting with the Austin Ecosystem have been highlights of her time here thanks to WeWork!

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
WeWork Downtown 600 Congress Avenue

5:00pm

RealMassive
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Title: RealMassive is Mapping the Future of Commercial Real Estate

We aspire to connect every person and place in the global commercial real estate (CRE) marketplace. The industry has long been under-served by closed data providers and deserves a better experience. Based in an open data methodology, we're providing access, exposure, and insights to professionals seeking to modernize CRE. 

 

Host Companies
avatar for Craig Hancock

Craig Hancock

CEO, RealMassive
Craig Hancock founded RealMassive – the first source for real-time commercial real estate information.  In his role as CEO, Craig is responsible for directing the company’s overall vision, corporate strategy and operations.  Since the company’s founding, Craig has helped lead the company and its customers to great success, including RealMassive’s rapid roll out across the United States, relationships with... Read More →
avatar for Mark Daniel

Mark Daniel

VP, RealMassive
As Vice President, Partner Relations at RealMassive – the first source for real-time commercial real estate information – Mark engages with key players in commercial real estate including brokers, owners, and investors to improve visibility, clarity, and transparency, thereby facilitating an improved business process and more profitable results. Mark has 27 years of experience developing and applying research solutions in the building... Read More →
avatar for RealMassive

RealMassive

RealMassive is the first open and connected commercial real estate data marketplace built for the future of CRE. The platform covers nearly five billion square feet of office, industrial, and retail space across more than 30 US markets. Commercial real estate professionals gain access to data and market insights critical to their business processes and decision making.




Wednesday July 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
RealMassive 1145 W. 5th St.

5:00pm

Favor
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Session Title: What You Want, When You Want It: Life on Demand!

The latest on-demand delivery services are making it easier for you to get what you want, when you want it. How are these startups innovating to differentiate themselves? How is consumer behavior driving their evolution? Jag will discuss how Favor is helping people get anything they crave in their city delivered.

Presenters
avatar for Jag Bath

Jag Bath

CEO and President, Favor
| Jag joined the Favor executive team in August 2015 to help the company accelerate its already impressive growth and enter into new markets in the U.S. and abroad.  | | Jag joins Favor with a 15-year track record of scaling startups from early stage to successful mature companies, with a focus on product innovation and revenue creation. His previous companies include RetailMeNot, Gilt Groupe and WeightWatchers.com.

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Favor 1705 Guadalupe Street, Suite 300 Austin TX

5:00pm

On Vinyl Media Group
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Session Title: How Millennial Leaders Are Uplifting the Local Economy Through Music Tech

Young leaders are statistically shown to be more involved with their businesses in a social sense. In Austin, On Vinyl Media, a company of millennial leaders and passionate college students, made their start as a popular local online magazine that grew into a social entrepreneurship venture.

Presenters
avatar for Shannon Crow

Shannon Crow

Chief Operations Officer

Host Companies

Wednesday July 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. #1600 Austin TX

5:00pm

Entrepreneur's Organization
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Hunting the Mythical Balanced Entrepreneur

Running a business can have tremendous highs and lows, especially if you go it alone. Tapping into a peer group or mentorship in the right way can be the difference between a collaborative, exciting journey and a lonely, stressful one. In this panel discussion we’ll join owners of successful Austin businesses to discuss how they've engaged with peers and mentors to help them in their entrepreneurial journey. Hear about what they've learned and what they would do differently next time.

Presenters
avatar for Anthony Blatner

Anthony Blatner

Co-Founder, Partner, Jackrabbit Mobile
Anthony is a Co-founder and Partner at Jackrabbit Mobile. With a background in engineering and business he | started developing apps when the iPhone first launched and hasn't stopped since. He enjoys being involved in | the community and helps run Austin's iOS and Android Meetups, along with being involved in EO, Capital | Factory, YMBL, and Maverick NEXT.  He loves tech, travel, and tacos.
avatar for Nad Elias

Nad Elias

Nad Elias has been in the search and staffing business for 18+ years. Recognized by the Texas | | Association of Personnel Consultants as one of the top 50 recruiters in Texas, he is known for | | consistently delivering on-target results. Elias’ career has spanned all aspects of employer and | | candidate development, from conducting professional and executive searches and managing | | nationwide staffing projects to building long-term... Read More →
avatar for Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

CEO, Square Root
Chris Taylor is founder and CEO of Square Root, where he leads the company’s long-term growth strategy. Passionate about empowering companies to optimize operations and make smarter decisions, Chris founded the company in 2006 with the goal of making business data accessible, understandable and actionable. Under his leadership, Square Root developed its store relationship management (SRM) platform, CoEFFICIENT, which helps the world’s... Read More →
avatar for Denise Villa

Denise Villa

COO, The Center for Generational Kinetics
Denise Villa, PhD, is co--‐founder and Chief Operating Officer at The Center for | Generational Kinetics. She leads custom research and operations for The Center whose | clients includes many of the most influential companies around the world. Prior to | founding The Center, Dr. Villa was a middle school and high school teacher and | administrator in rural, suburban and urban schools. Dr. Villa is the first in her family to | attend college... Read More →

Host Companies
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Entrepreneur's Organization

EO is a global organization, with more than 11,000 members worldwide. These entrepreneurs share a common purpose of growing as leaders, business owners and members of their community; the positive impact of that reaches more that 2.4 million people that are employed by members of EO.


Wednesday July 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Entrepreneur's Organization 508 Oakland Ave

6:30pm

Meetup Celebration presented by Indeed Prime
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Join us for the Meetup Celebration, NewCoATX's official after party! We'll be at The Market in downtown Austin, where you can enjoy free food and drinks + mingle with fellow NewCoATX attendees.

The Market is located at the corner of 4th and Brazos in Downtown, Austin. 

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Sponsors
avatar for Alex Hart

Alex Hart

Marketing Manager, Waldo Photos
We all get our photos taken, Waldo delivers them straight to your phone. Whether it’s dancing with your best friend at a festival, watching a speaker at NewCo, or capturing your 15 mins of fame on the jumbotron, Waldo allows you to enjoy the moment. We capture epic moments and seamlessly deliver them to your phone using a combination of facial recognition technology and album code matching.
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indeed prime

Indeed.com, the #1 job site worldwide, is keeping Austin weird by using a unique model of growth and hatching Indeed Prime. Indeed Prime matches in-demand tech and sales talent to top companies, operating as a startup within Indeed. As a startup, Prime is free to set its own culture, stack, and processes. Unlike a traditional startup, Prime is housed within an established global company and benefits from significant infrastructural and... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Market 319 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701