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Thursday, May 28
 

6:00pm

VIP Kickoff & Reception @ Atlassian
Limited Capacity seats available
To add The VIP KICKOFF to your schedule you need to purchase a Platinum Pass (Unlimited Sessions, Meetup and VIP Kickoff) or a  VIP Kickoff Party Pass.  If you already purchased a silver or gold pass please email newcoatx@captialfactory.com for upgrade information.  
Join Capital Factory and NewCo VIPs at Atlassian's offices in downtown to kick off the festival with a special fireside featuring NewCo Co-Founder, John Battelle. 

Presenters
avatar for John Battelle

John Battelle

CEO and Founder

Host Companies

 
Friday, May 29
 

9:30am

3 Day Startup
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Ideate Like A Startup

3DS facilitators will guide the workshop audience through a series of modules to introduce and amplify key entrepreneurship mindsets and skills. Using a hands-on approach, 3DS will hold a 60-minute workshop to embed problem solving and innovation skill sets while teaching a highly tactical startup process for commercializing ideas.

Presenters
JD

Jackson Dyre-Borowicz

Jackson Dyre - Program Manager, Enterprise / Ben Cantey - Program Manager, Enterprise / Cam Houser - CEO of 3 Day Startup

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Non-profit
  • Company Description 3 Day Startup “3DS” provides a unique and rare opportunity to gather forward-thinking, technology-embracing groups of university students and professionals together for a fully immersive experience in order to start new ventures. 3DS programs are aimed at bringing innovative minds together to share institutional knowledge and take an idea to an early-stage company.

9:30am

Able Lending
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Fundraising Post Pivot

Able Cofounders Evan Baehr and Will Davis have raised more than $10M in three years for two different startups. Able’s NewCo session will cover the ups and downs of fundraising, storytelling of their most memorable moments, and useful learnings along the way including a big pivot. Will and Evan will also share the history of small business lending and interested small businesses can apply for an Able loan on-site during the session.

Directions:
Able is located at 503 Colorado St on the 5th floor of the McGarrah Jesse Building at the corner of 6th and Colorado. If walking, you are looking for a glass door entrance at 503 Colorado Street, which you'll find through the car port. Take the elevator on your right up to the 5th floor. You'll find us by walking into the office door on the 5th floor. Paid parking is available along the street or in our garage.

Presenters
avatar for Evan Baehr

Evan Baehr

Cofounder
avatar for Will Davis

Will Davis

CEO & Cofounder, Able Lending
William Davis was born and raised in West Texas, majoring in Finance at Texas Tech University. Upon graduation, Will spent nearly three years in Washington, D.C., overseeing financial services policy for Congressman Randy Neugebauer, the Deputy Ranking Member of the House Financial... Read More →

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Able Lending 503 Colorado, Ste 500, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description Able is an Austin-based financial technology company that serves the Fortune 5 Million – the 5 million small businesses in the US that create two-thirds of all jobs, yet can’t access credit they need to grow their business. We solve this problem with a novel, collaborative loan structure. At Able we make 1, 2 or 3-year term loans up to $250,000 starting at a low interest rate of 8%--but with a twist. Borrowers raise the first 25% of the loan from friends and family, called Backers. Those Backers join Able, as being lenders in the loan to the small business and help the borrowers get the lowest interest rate.

9:30am

Datafiniti
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: The Web Data Blindspot - How data driven companies are missing out on the internet

The Internet is still considered a black hole by most companies. Google has solved access to Internet content for the individual, but what about access to Internet data for business? Datafiniti’s mission is to take the entire Internet and transform it into a single database that all businesses can access quickly and easily. This presentation will provide an overview into the wide array of applications that become possible once web data is made truly accessible. This will include interactive analysis using web data to illustrate how online reviews affect the travel industry, how luxury brands command premiums, and how local businesses can help develop a startup ecosystem.

Presenters
SD

Shion Deysarkar

Founder and CEO

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Datafiniti 800 Brazos, Austin, TX, 78701

9:30am

Dell Medical School
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Austin's Opportunity to Revolutionize Health Care

The session will be held at the Dell Medical School offices on the University of Texas Campus. It will feature an in-depth look at 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 Brazos Garage (210 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) for a fee.
 

Presenters
DC

Dr. Clay Johnston // Mini Kahlon, PhD

Inaugural Dean of the Dell Medical School // Vice Dean for Strategy and Partnerships

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Digital Health
  • Company Description The Dell Medical School is the first brand new medical school to be created at a Tier 1 research university in nearly a half-century. Created in unprecedented partnership with local taxpayers, who in 2012 voted to support the vision of making Austin and Travis County a model healthy community, the Dell Medical School is focused on harnessing the power of innovation, technology and partnerships to modernize academic medicine, create new clinical care delivery model, foster a thriving research environment, and create a city-wide ecosystem that inspires and embeds novel health technologies within smarter systems of care.

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.

Presenters
MS

Mark Strama + Parisa Fatehi-Weeks

Head of Business Operations + Community Impact Manager

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Google Fiber 201 Colorado St., Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce
  • Company Description Google Fiber: A different kind of internet and TV

9:30am

Smart Picture Technologies
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Capturing measurements in a 3D world

Creating 3D that is measurable to scale using your standard smartphone.

Presenters
Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce, Mobile
  • Company Description Smart Picture Technologies' patent-pending mobile technology platform enables users to create and share Smart Pictures - 2D images and high definition 3D models that contain millions of measurement data points. Using a smartphone, users can snap a picture and capture detailed measurement information in 2D and 3D. Users can edit and share Smart Pictures directly from the mobile application or cloud service.

9:30am

Spanning Cloud Apps
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Surviving an acquisition without selling your soul.

Jeff Erramouspe, CEO of Spanning, will share his experiences on building the company, managing their acquisition by a tech giant, and driving the integration process to keep the company intact while taking advantage of the leverage offered by the acquirer. The session will include true stories of managing the expectations of VCs, founders, and the acquiring company and the things to look out for if you've reached the level of success that results in acquisition offers. Questions will be welcomed and encouraged.

Presenters
JE

Jeff Erramouspe

VP/GM; CEO pre-acquisition

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Productivity-Tools
  • Company Description Spanning, an EMC company and a leading provider of backup and recovery for SaaS applications, helps organizations to protect and manage their information in the cloud. The company provides powerful, enterprise-class data protection for Google Apps, Salesforce, and Office 365. Spanning Backup is the most trusted cloud-to-cloud backup solution for thousands of companies and millions of users around the world.

9:30am

Trunkist
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Fashion Technology: Fashion Bloggers

What we wear has always been influenced by others. Fashion bloggers are increasingly influencing and shaping trends to the point that over 250 million people now follow at least one blogger. We will discuss the opportunity that we see to (a) bring better fashion ideas to market by working with those on the front line of fashion and (b) reduce or eliminate industry waste by utilizing a ‘made to order’ model.

Presenters
DH

Dustin Hindman

Co-Founder / CEO

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Trunkist 701 Brazos St, Suite 1600, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Fashion-Retail-Shopping
  • Company Description Our mission is to unleash the power of creative fashion influencers (i.e. bloggers) and the internet to transform the fashion experience by creating communities around the source of fashion and those enjoying it. We do this by (a) empowering fashion influencers to easily bring their fashion ideas to market and (b) allowing customers to identify and back designs on our pre-order (i.e. crowdfunding) platform. We manage fulfillment to ensure quality, satisfaction and responsible sourcing.

9:30am

Clarify
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Our Trans-Atlantic Voyage

Starting a company is already hard. Starting a company while coordinating international moves for the team and the entire company is a whole other story. In this session, we'll share the story that convinced us to take the leap from a simple call recording service in the UK to Techstars London to reshaping ourselves to an API platform powering everyone from international financial institutions to students trying to study for finals.

Presenters
Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Clarify 501 Pedernales, Building 1B, Austin, TX, 78702
  • Company Description Clarify works to give you insight into the otherwise opaque world of audio & video. We All of this signal processing, language analysis, and complex math sits behind an easy to use API with helper libraries and Quickstart guides to help you get you started in minutes.

9:30am

PostUp Digital
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: PostUp Preview: How We Deliver Email

Discover how a SaaS based email marketing company is changing the dynamics of personalized content. We truly strive to build personal relationships, personal connections and personalized communications. Meet our relationship building team, view our content driven platform, and explore a new way to view how our clients see their email communication.

Presenters
Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
PostUp Digital 3305 Steck Avenue Suite 300, Austin, TX, 78757
  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce
  • Company Description PostUp’s award-winning email, mobile and social marketing platform is designed to help brands communicate with their customers. With a proven services team, award-winning platform, and handpicked partners, PostUp delivers personalized communications that drive engagement and increase revenues.

9:30am

Ticketbud
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Beyond the Ticket: Skipping Lines and Making Friends

Waiting in lines is always a major stress factor for organizers. Attendees don't appreciate it much either. See how we plan to reduce queue times. Now that you are spending less time in line, you will have more time to make connections. We want to make connecting with other attendees a breeze. We want to give you more than just a ticket, we want to help you with your experience.

Presenters
BH

Brandon Harris

CTO, Founding Engineer

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Ticketbud 1920 SIH 35, Austin, TX, 78704
  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce, Productivity-Tools, Professional Services
  • Company Description Ticketbud is an event management platform designed to take care of the details surrounding an event. We handle online pre-sales, communication, marketing, onsite sales and check in one easy package so your event can run smoothly and you have more efficient utilization of your time.

9:30am

Vuka
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: The Importance of Convergence

While technology has allowed people to easily connect with a far broader network than ever before, it often takes people coming together to really make things happen. Join us for a discussion with Brian Schoenbaum, Founder & Pilot of Vuka, a co-working and event space in South Austin. Brian will talk with a member of the Vuka community and discuss how gathering with like-minded people enables leaders to be their best selves, and in turn do their best work. Where companies create not only market value but also contribute to the social, environmental and civic good, perhaps the “power of convening” becomes even more relevant. Positive change begins with inspired people.

Presenters
BS

Brian Schoenbaum

CEO and Pilot

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Vuka 411 W Monroe St, Austin, TX, 78702
  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description Vuka is a place where people from all backgrounds can find commonality and support in their journeys to something greater. A unique experience in South Austin, Vuka offers 14,000 square feet of co-working and event space that appeals to purpose-based professionals including non-profit and for-profit organizations. Vuka isn’t just about the physical space, it’s an expression of everyone in it.

9:30am

WigWag
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Kickstarting an Automatic World

From the science fiction writings of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells to The Jetsons™, the idea of an intelligent and automatic world has fascinated the imagination for generations. But when and how is this automatic world of intelligent buildings and homes going to become a reality? In this session, led by WigWag Co-founder and CEO Ed Hemphill, we will first explore our experience on Kickstarter (pre-selling over $450k in product). Then, after a brief overview of the Internet of Things (IoT) market, we will share the vision of how the WigWag platform will help make the creation of an automatic world a reality.

Presenters
EH

Ed Hemphill

Co-founder, CEO

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
WigWag Inc 4009 Banister Lane Suite 200, Austin, TX, 78704
  • Sort by Industry Productivity-Tools
  • Company Description WigWag delivers a powerful, simple platform to make connected devices more manageable, secure and automatic. Built on our open-source runtime devicesJS, the WigWag platform removes the complexities of competing Internet of Things (IoT) device protocols and provides a powerful, unified IoT programing language; unleashing the power to manage, scale and rapidly build IoT applications and devices.

9:30am

HomeAway Inc
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Technology at HomeAway

Come and hear about the latest thinking on Innovation and how to apply it to your company. Learn how we are doing innovation at HomeAway.

Presenters
avatar for Bryon Jacob

Bryon Jacob

VP Technology, HomeAway

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce
  • Company Description HomeAway, Inc. based in Austin, Texas, is the world's leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, with sites representing over one million paid listings of vacation rental homes in 190 countries. HomeAway® offers an extensive selection of vacation rental homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, especially more room to relax, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online.

9:30am

INK Public Relations
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: When To Look for PR?

Whether in early stage startup mode, 5 years in, or a well-oiled enterprise, not all PR programs are, or should be created equal. And we’re going to tell you a secret – while all companies need PR, not every company needs to partner with a PR firm. There is a sweet spot – that moment when PR and business goals perfectly align and communications strategies ultimately add value and contribute to the goals of the overall business. But how do you know if you are ready for an agency? What business objectives need to be in place before you look to outsource that key communications function? Based on their own experience growing a business from the ground up over the past 11 years, INK Public Relations co-founders, Starr Baker and Kari Hernandez will use their personal experiences to outline how companies can navigate what they need when it comes to PR and most importantly, when to turn to an outside partner.

Presenters
Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Other, Professional Services
  • Company Description We are professional storytellers helping leaders and disruptors find their voice and make an impact. We turn chaos into compact communication: concise, powerful, on-target.

11:00am

Context.IO
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Truth in Data Sharing

There are many different ways to monetize your API. Over the past four years, our monetization strategy at Context.IO has vastly evolved. The next step is to bring an unprecedented level of transparency and allow our customers to choose if they would like to pay with data or money. Our voice of the market and Senior Developer Evangelist, Tony Blank, will discuss how the history of Context.IO, and it’s parent company, Return Path, influenced the decision to focus on transparency.

Presenters
TB

Tony Blank

Senior Developer Evangelist

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Context.IO 101 W. 6th Street, Suite 800, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce, Productivity-Tools
  • Company Description Context.IO is an email data API that takes the pain out of working with email servers and allow you to easily build applications or features with your users email data.

11:00am

JamFeed
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: The Power of People

JamFeed Co-Founder Cameron Gibson will discuss the roller coaster lifestyle of a startup company and how focusing on finding and connecting the right people is the key for any business to become successful. Cameron will discuss how his experience from starting 2 other companies and growing up as a multi-sport athlete taught him the value of building a team of great people ranging from employees to strategic partners and investors.

Presenters
CG

Cameron Gibson

Co-Founder / CEO

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JamFeed 701 Brazos St, Suite 1600, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Gaming-Entertainment, Mobile
  • Company Description JamFeed is a personalized music news app that keeps you updated on all your favorite music. Users can follow artists, bands, and festivals, and get real-time updates on their mobile devices when their favorite artists release a song, video, album, tour, merch etc. or when one of their favorite festival tickets (and lineup) go on sale so they don't miss out on anything.

11:00am

Main Street Hub
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Six ways to design a great culture

Culture can be a competitive advantage. It can determine a company’s success, even more than the product itself. Yet many companies will spend much more time iterating on their products than their culture. The good news is that the contemporary theories and practices of product design can be repurposed to craft deliberate, successful cultures as well. We'll present six ways to use design principles, with tips from some of our favorite books, to fashion a winning culture.

Presenters
Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce, Other
  • Company Description Founded in 2010, Main Street Hub is building the Local CRM. The company offers an integrated social, web, and email marketing product designed to help merchants get more customers and keep them coming back by spreading word of mouth, extending their customer service, managing their online reputation, and leveraging Main Street Hub’s merchant network.

11:00am

MakerSquare
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Rapid Iteration Teaching and the Future of the Tech Workforce

The need for highly capable software engineers is only growing, and our education system is struggling to fill the demand. MakerSquare cofounder, Harsh Patel, will focus on how MakerSquare is helping to fill the gap. While here you'll get to see examples of student projects, discover what it takes to become a student, and learn about the core practice of MakerSquare: rapid iteration teaching. This method, key to MakerSquare's success, involves quickly adjusting lessons and protocols based on outcomes and current student needs.

Presenters
HP

Harsh Patel

Co-founder

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
MakerSquare 716 Congress Ave Ste 100, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Ed Tech
  • Company Description MakerSquare is a 3 month full-time career accelerator for software engineering. By teaching computer science fundamentals and modern web languages like JavaScript, we prepare students to join the most desirable of engineering teams.

11:00am

RideScout
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Mobility In Motion

RideScout CEO, Joseph Kopser, will explore Big Bets on the Future of Mobility; those that have resulted in multibillion dollar valuations, many acquisitions, and swift changes to the American Dream of car ownership. Products with a variety of transportation options and elegant design are changing the way people stay productive while on-the-go. In this session, Joseph will discuss RideScout's approach to the future of mobility and what we're focusing on in the months ahead.

Presenters
Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
RideScout 200 E. 6th St suite 200, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Hospitality-Tourism, Mobile, Other, Productivity-Tools
  • Company Description RideScout is a technology platform that aggregates transportation options on its free iOS and Android apps and, utilizing predictive technology, helps users get around cities faster and smarter. RideScout shows users transit, taxi, ride share, car share, bike share, carpool, walking, biking, driving and parking in one view, with real-time transit departures and traffic integration.

11:00am

Silvercar
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: How to Disrupt An Industry

Silvercar CTO, Allen Darnell, knows a thing or two about shaking things up. Allen and his team will take you on the journey of Silvercar, the game-changing, all-Audi challenger brand that has successfully reimagined car rental. Through the power of a proprietary app, Silvercar has eliminated the dreaded lines, counters, paperwork and hassles that have plagued the car rental industry for decades. Learn the history of the brand, where it is headed, and the caliber of talent the company seeks to have in the driver’s seat as it continues to revolutionize not only the car rental industry, but the next generation of personal transportation.

Presenters
AD

Allen Darnell

Silvercar CTO

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Silvercar 712 Congress Avenue Suite 201, Austin, TX, 78748
  • Sort by Industry Hospitality-Tourism
  • Company Description Founded with a mission to eliminate typical frustrations and points of friction that have plagued its industry for decades, Silvercar is paving the way for the future of car rental. The company's seamless car rental business—offering ONLY fully loaded silver Audis A4s—eliminates lines, counters, paperwork, and hassles by delivering the entire experience through an easy-to-use mobile app and friendly concierge service.

11:00am

SXSW Interactive
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Behind the Scenes at SXSW Interactive

Everything you ever wanted to know about SXSW Interactive (but were afraid to ask). This session will include info on how to enter a speaking idea for the 2016 event.

Presenters
HF

Hugh Forrest

Director, SXSW Interactive Festival

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery. Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events’ conclusion.

11:00am

WP Engine
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Diversity Attracts Diversity

WP Engine is building a highly diverse work force in every dimension. This has not come from an explicit "mandate" or initiative, yet it is happening organically. By being a place that treats everyone like equals & business owners, it is attracting a diversity of talent. That diversity is in turn attracting even more diversity. By being open to differences, we only become stronger.

Presenters
Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
WP Engine 504 Lavaca, Suite 100, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce
  • Company Description WP Engine powers amazing digital experiences on websites or applications built with WordPress. The company's premium managed hosting platform provides the performance, reliability and security required by the biggest brands in the world, while remaining affordable and intuitive enough for smaller businesses and individuals. Companies large and small rely on WP Engine’s exceptional customer service team that specializes in quickly solving technical problems, and creating a world-class customer experience.

11:00am

Chiron Health
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Doctor's Office 2.0: A journey into the future of outpatient care

This session will focus on how tech companies are finally beginning to transform physician practices. From comparison shopping for the first time in healthcare to communication tools for remote access to care, physician practices are now on the verge of joining the modern world! Join Founder and CEO, Andrew O’Hara, for a tour of Chiron’s new eastside office, a candid discussion on the future of healthcare delivery, and a live telemedicine appointment on Chiron’s platform.

Presenters
AO

Andrew O'Hara

Founder and CEO

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Chiron Health 3000 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78702
  • Sort by Industry Digital Health
  • Company Description Chiron Health is the only platform designed to get physician practices fully reimbursed for routine follow-up appointments over secure video chat.

11:00am

ArtCraft Entertainment
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Crowdfunding your way to success

At NewCo Austin, we'll describe how we built community before, during and after our Kickstarter campaign for our game Crowfall. We will also cover how we'll approach community building for our next game project.

Presenters
JT

J. Todd Coleman / Gordon Walton

CEO, President, Co-Founders

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Ad Tech, Gaming-Entertainment
  • Company Description ArtCraft Entertainment is a company dedicated to creating games built on community engagement.

11:00am

DoStuff Media
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Do Awesome Stuff: With DoStuff

DoStuff was born out of wanting to find a way for local culture hunters to give the community an easy way to find the awesome stuff that is happening in their city. Come hear how our network is creating global scale with a hyper-local business model, some of the hurdles and successes we've had along the way and maybe play some bocce with us (if time allows)!

Presenters
Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
DoStuff Media 2200 South Lamar Ste. L, Austin, TX, 78704
  • Sort by Industry Ad Tech, Hospitality-Tourism, Media, The Arts
  • Company Description We're DoStuff. Use us to find the awesomest stuff to do in your city + beyond. We've got a global network of local operatives curating and serving up that awesome stuff each and every day so you can focus on having a good time.

11:00am

Kaprica Security
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Enterprise Security and Efficiency

Come by Kaprica’s R&D headquarters to learn about how the company makes enterprise and government more secure and efficient. Kaprica’s NewCo session will include discussion of our ongoing cyber security R&D, stories of how the company has pivoted over time and a demonstration of some of our newest technology. Presenter Name: Hudson Thrift

Presenters
avatar for Hudson Thrift

Hudson Thrift

COO and Co-Founder, Kaprica Security

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kaprica Security 1717 W 6th St, STE 102, Austin, TX, 78703
  • Sort by Industry Mobile, Other
  • Company Description Kaprica Security is a 3-year-old, innovative cyber security research and development powerhouse. At its core, the team is a group of problem solvers that love coming up with creative ways to address market challenges in completely orthogonal manners. Kaprica was founded by a team of cyber security experts from Lockheed Martin and Carnegie Mellon University, with the goals of delivering high quality cyber security services to a wide government and enterprise audience, and simultaneously developing easy to use and deploy software tools to support them.

12:30pm

Atlassian
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Replicating corporate culture while 'keeping it weird' in Austin

Like Atlassian, so many companies are choosing Austin to open new offices and grow their business. How do you preserve an awesome corporate culture while rapidly building an Austin team? Learn how Atlassian successfully grew the Atlassian family by 150 employees in a single year using kick-ass values and industry-leading collaboration tools.

Presenters
BM

Bryan Mayo and Prabhu Kannan

Head of Enterprise Support and Regional Manager, Customers for Life

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Atlassian 303 Colorado St, 16th Floor, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Productivity-Tools
  • Company Description HipChat helps teams work better together by making it easy to share ideas, updates, code, and files in real-time.

12:30pm

Austin B-cycle
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Taking the city by the handle bars

Get a look under of the hood of the revolutionary way to get around the urban core. Bike share systems are transforming of our city streets. Come see how this part of the sharing economy is changing our cities at Austin B-cycle, one of the most successful bike share system in the U.S. All participants will get try this innovative technology at the end of the session with a complimentary B-cycle walk-up pass.

Presenters
EM

Elliott McFadden

Executive Director

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Non-profit
  • Company Description Austin B-cycle is a local nonprofit which runs the city bike share program with its iconic red bikes. Launched in December 2013, Austin B-cycle serves the downtown Austin area with bikes on-demand 24/7 at 46 bike share stations. The popular service doubled first year rider projections and set a national bike share system record for most checkouts per bike during SXSW 2014.

12:30pm

General Assembly
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Getting skilled in the 21st century

Come on down to General Assembly to learn how we're turning today's thinkers into the future creators of Silicon Hills. We'll give you a run down of the history and growth of General Assembly, how we use the product development cycle to build our education programs, and the resources we've utilized to help our 1,400+ graduates of full-time programs around the world transition to new careers. 


Presenters
DB

Danielle Barnes

Regional Director, Austin

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Ed Tech
  • Company Description At General Assembly, we are creating a global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love, by offering full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century – from web development and user experience design, to business fundamentals, to data science, to product management and digital marketing.

12:30pm

MRC Austin/Open Arms
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty through Ethical, Local, Textile Manufacturing

Join us for a tour of our manufacturing workshop and learn how living wage, meaningful employment is making a difference to our team of refugee women.

Presenters
ME

Meg Erskine

Co-founder and Executive Director

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
MRC Austin/Open Arms 200 East 8th Street, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Fashion-Retail-Shopping, Maker-Manufacturer, Non-profit
  • Company Description Open Arms is an ethical textile manufacturer in Austin, Texas that provides private label services for socially conscious businesses. Open Arms has a quadruple bottom line 1)providing living wage employment for refugee women 2) all profits go back into supporting the rest of the programs for refugees through MRC Austin 3) we use sustainable and ethical manufacturing practices and 4) the ripple effects are felt across the world as women rise up as leaders and support their families here in the US and back home.

12:30pm

re:3D
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Bigger than a BreadBox

In this session, we’ll explore toilet-sized 3D printing, the importance of accessibility, and human-centered design thinking.

Presenters
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Katy Jeremko

Co-Founder & Design Engineer

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
re:3D 701 Brazos St, Suite 1600, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Maker-Manufacturer
  • Company Description re:3D Inc. is an Austin-based hardware company is led by a diverse group of visionaries representing excellence in robotics and aerospace engineering from NASA, biotech, entrepreneurship, design, finance, and venture capital investment management. With over 240 customers in 35 countries around the world, re:3D manufactures Gigabot - your large, industrial 3D printer under $9K. Gigabot can print object 30X larger than desktop models and rivals the resolution of some of the most expensive machines in the industry. Founded in 2013, re:3D earned the top ranking graduate of Start-Up Chile's Generation 6 and successfully closed a $250K Kickstarter in product pre-order demand.Today, Gigabots are sold to esteemed innovators across the globe in manufacturing, prototyping, design, and education. In early 2015, re:3D crossed the $1.5M mark in sales and funded it’s second Kickstarter campaign. Think Big, Print HUGE: Your Gigabot®.

12:30pm

RealSavvy
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Renovating the Home Search with Social Technology

Come join RealSavvy co-founder and CEO, Rick Orr, to learn about the advances that he and his team are making in real estate tech. The recent winner of the SXSW Accelerator in social technology, RealSavvy is renovating the home search process to promote organized collaboration and keeping agents and homebuyers connected. With over 16 years of experience as a real estate agent as well as a serial entrepreneur, Orr provides an inside peek into the realm of real estate tech innovation and will focus on the following key elements of enhancing technology: collaboration, data accuracy, and the importance of enabling connectivity amongst groups.

Presenters
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Rick Orr

Co-founder & CEO

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
RealSavvy 701 Brazos Street, Suite 1600, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description RealSavvy is a real estate technology startup headquartered in Austin, TX that is dedicated to providing a new and effective way for agents and homebuyers to collect, share, and collaborate throughout the home search process.

12:30pm

Techstars
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: AMA with Jason Seats, partner at Techstars Ventures

AMA with Jason Seats, partner at Techstars Ventures. Jason has learned a lot of things through angel investing, managing 5 Techstars programs, and in his role as partner at Techstars Ventures. Come pick his brain! During the Techstars session, you will experience what it truly means to live by our mantra, "Give First." Come hear from Jason Seat as he discusses how 150+ companies a year participating in our accelerator programs apply these guiding principles to do more faster. They do it, in large part, with the support of our massive network of 3,000 entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, and corporate partners that live by the same "Give First" philosophy.

Presenters
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Jason Seats

Partner, Techstars Ventures

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Techstars 412 Congress Ave. #200, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry VC-Incubator
  • Company Description Techstars is a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program. Techstars provides $118,000 in seed funding, intensive mentorship, and an amazing network of mentors and alumni.

12:30pm

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
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Joshua Rubin

Executive Producer

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Daily Dot 701 Brazos St, Suite 523, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Media
  • Company Description The most comprehensive source of news for Internet culture and life online. One of the top 50 news outlets in the United States (Comscore/Sept.), the Daily Dot is the most comprehensive source of real journalism for the Internet Age. What makes us special? It’s not just what stories we cover, but the way we cover them—bringing a rare and much-needed discipline of fact-checking and primary research to the world of online news. For definitive coverage of life on the Internet, you’ve come to the right place.

12:30pm

YouEarnedIt
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: “The Changing Face of Employee Engagement”

What is total engagement and why is every company looking for it? Companies spend more and more money each year to engage employees, yet the number of disengaged workers continues to climb. Why? YouEarnedIt will share how to bring together all the elements and programs that make your people better employees and your employees’ better people- elements that lead to happier employees like learning, wellness, connectivity, recognition, impact and rewards. When these areas are in alignment, employees experience greater job and life satisfaction and companies experience better results. In this session, we are going to discuss a vision for total employee engagement and how YouEarnedIt has taken ownership of this new way of thinking and provide companies with a simple way to deploy this across their organization.

Presenters
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Autumn Manning

Co-Founder & CEO of YouEarnedIt

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
YouEarnedIt 206 E. 9th St., Suite 1800, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description YouEarnedIt is a total engagement platform that enhances collaboration, company performance and employee engagement every day. Through intuitive, flexible and employee-centric software, YouEarnedIt offers a better approach to employee recognition and meaningful rewards.

12:30pm

Maggie Louise Confections
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Art, Technology, and Chocolate -- How one Austin-based company is redefining the art of chocolate gifting.

At Maggie Louise Confections, festival goers will indulge in a behind the scenes look how we are blending art, technology and chocolate to create a unique luxury brand at their Flagship Chocolate Atelier & Boutique in East Austin. This intimate experience will include a chocolate demonstration, tasting paired with champagne, interactive questions and answers, and each attendee will leave with a beautiful (and tasty!) favor.

Presenters
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Maggie Louise

CEO, Creative Director

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Maggie Louise Confections 1017 E 6th St, Austin, TX, 78702
  • Sort by Industry Fashion-Retail-Shopping, Innovative Food
  • Company Description Come see why Maggie Louise Confections was chosen by Oprah as one of her Favorite Things! This Austin-based Chocolatier creates beautiful, delicious chocolates and candies and sharing them with the world is their foundation. Each gorgeous piece is lovingly hand-crafted from the finest ingredients and designed to dazzle. There is not a basic brown wrapper in sight.

12:30pm

W2O Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: 12 Trends Worth A Conversation

These trends are part of a larger shift in communications and marketing that we refer to as Storytizing. In the future, we won’t be starting with the idea that we’ll advertise to a market. Our customers will show us the blueprint for action via their conversation and behavior and then we’ll empower them to share our story and amplify it with earned, shared, owned and paid media ideas. We won’t advertise and we won’t count impressions. We won’t care which part of PESO we use. All we’ll care about is the market’s desire to share our brand’s story.

Presenters
avatar for Bob Pearson

Bob Pearson

President, W2O Group

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
W2O Group 3000 East Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX, 78702
  • Sort by Industry Professional Services
  • Company Description W2O Group clients range from Intel and HP to Harley Davidson and Red Bull to Merck and Novartis. The firm has 420 people across 11 offices (10 US + London) and 2014 revenue of approximately $82MM in fee. We have 70 analysts/data scientists, 25 software team members, 50+ person creative team and excellent consultants, working across three consulting firms, WCG, Twist and BrewLife. NextWorks is our fourth company, centered on content distribution. We work in 20+ languages today, mainly in Health, Technology and for global brands, mostly at the HQ level. We’re independent and have a deep leadership team with strong client-side experience.

12:30pm

Plum
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: The thrill and agony of hardware… A startup story

IoT and Connected Home are two of the hottest topics in technology today. Visit Plum, where smart home hardware and software collide, bringing the next generation of consumer products to our homes. CEO Utz Baldwin is a leading expert on connected home, having served as Chairman and CEO of CEDIA, the global trade organization that represents the connected home industry. A Plum’s founder, Utz will provide a transparent view into the successes and challenges of running a startup in this rapidly changing space, including development, gaining traction, building the right team, crowdfunding, and raising capital. You will also get to experience their flagship product, the Plum Lightpad before it reaches consumers. Be sure to come prepared to play “Connected Home Trivia” for a chance to win Plum Lightpads!

Presenters
Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Plum 9800 N. Lamar Blvd. Suite 310, Austin, TX, 78753
  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description The Plum Lightpad replaces your existing dumb light switch and connects to your home's WiFi, allowing you to control your lights directly from your smart phone while you are home or away.

12:30pm

Tech Ranch
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Preparing pioneers to take on global challenges.

Visiting Tech Ranch will open your eyes to the ways in which technology in Austin and around the world is impacting our community. After a short introduction to our work, we'll launch into what we call "Campfire Networking". A "Campfire" is structured and encourages all attendees to leave with a piece of information or contact to move their venture forward. We'll conclude with highlights of some successful Tech Ranch companies.

Presenters
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Kevin Koym

Founder & CEO

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry VC-Incubator
  • Company Description Tech Ranch is a starting place for entrepreneurs who want to launch or grow their startup. Our core purpose is to accelerate the success of technology entrepreneurs and cultivate a collaborative, connected community. Acting as a conduit, Tech Ranch connects global entrepreneurs that are using technology and innovation to solve our most critical global challenges.

12:30pm

International Accelerator
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Austin's International Startup Scene

Texas continues to be the nation's bright spot for job creation, and Austin leads the pack with one of the highest percentage increase of any city in the nation. International Accelerator seeks to further this growth through connecting with promising startups abroad and helping them cultivate a strong presence in the American market. Head to the IA office to get the scoop on how Austin became the destination for non-U.S. entrepreneurs from Angelos Angelou, seasoned economic development expert and former economic development leader for the Chamber of Commerce.

Presenters
Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry VC-Incubator
  • Company Description The International Accelerator is not your ordinary startup accelerator, but more like an American cofounder for international startups. In fact, there are only a handful of similar partners in the U.S. and IA is the only one in Texas. Our format mirrors the individual real world needs of foreigners and international startups. IA carefully matches startups with capital, proven subject matter experts, top-tier professional services, and residency support.

12:30pm

RealMassive
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Embracing Radical Openness to Make a Positive Change in Austin and Beyond

RealMassive was founded to bring radical openness to the $15 trillion, national commercial real estate industry - powering a new kind of real-time marketplace and predictive market insight. Radical openness is at the core of RealMassive’s culture and the company operates under a give-first attitude. In this session, RealMassive will tell the story of how their open philosophy transcends all areas from its product offering to company culture. Founder, Joshua McClure, will share the positive impact that this openness, and give-first attitude have had on company growth and success while creating a happy and giving working environment for the freaks, geeks and beautiful hipppes that make up the RealMassive team.

Presenters
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Joshua McClure

President and Co-Founder

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
RealMassive 1717 W 6th St, Austin, TX, 78703
  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description RealMassive™ is the first source for real-time commercial real estate information. The company provides a powerful yet easy way to help commercial real estate professionals collaborate and streamline their marketing efforts while gaining critical insight into the performance of their space and buildings. Tenant reps gain access to accurate availability data through the intuitive tools they need to analyze spaces collaboratively with their customers. RealMassive's cloud-based and flexible design greatly reduces costs and accelerates space identification and deal flow.

2:00pm

BBVA Compass
Limited Capacity seats available

Come hear why this 150-year-old, multinational bank is on a path to transform itself into a software development company. Learn how BBVA is partnering with the fintech startups that are challenging and disrupting its business and reinventing the way customers interact with their banks.

Presenters
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Andres Cueto

SVP - Director of New Distribution Models

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Other, VC-Incubator
  • Company Description BBVA is one of the world's largest financial institutions with a presence in 31 countries . We have started a digital transformation that will enable us to become the best digital bank in the world.

2:00pm

Continuum Analytics
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Data Science in the real world ( Sex, Money, Rock & Roll )

Continuum's CTO Peter Wang talks about the challenges that lead to the formation of the company and shows the tools the company is building to analyze and visualize data, from fighting sex trafficking with DARPA, to ensuring the integrity of our financial markets & making sure your satellite radio stays up.

Presenters
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Peter Wang

Co-Founder / CTO

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Digital Health, Ed Tech, Gaming-Entertainment, Internet-e-Commerce, Maker-Manufacturer, Productivity-Tools, Professional Services
  • Company Description We build technologies that enable analysts to answer questions from the data all around us. By engaging open source communities, we are building tools that are both sustainable and widely used. By focusing on collaborative technologies, we give analysts a better medium to communicate their decision process and focus their stakeholders on the details that matter most. In creating a platform for distributing that expertise, we enable teams to quickly share insights and solutions most critical to their success.

2:00pm

Curb
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Power Hogs: Unraveling the mystery of home energy efficiency

We will explore the challenges of reducing energy bills in typical homes and then provide some real world demonstrations about the biggest energy culprits as well as share easy to implement strategies to reduce your bills.

Presenters
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Erik Norwood

CEO and founder

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Curb 701 Brazos St, Suite 1600, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Maker-Manufacturer
  • Company Description Curb uses a combination of hardware and software to help people understand where their energy consumption is going in their homes. Curb is energy efficiency meets smart home.

2:00pm

PenPal Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: PenPal Schools: Connecting students from around the world to learn together

Internet access is spreading to remote corners of the world, making it possible to connect people from all walks of life to learn from each other and to share their experiences and cultures. PenPal Schools is leading the way with a network of over 60,000 students from more than 60 countries learning together through groundbreaking interactive learning technology and curriculum. Join founder Joe Troyen as well as teachers and students from across the PenPal Schools global community to hear amazing stories from around the world and witness the future of global education.

Presenters
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Joe Troyen

Founder

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
PenPal Schools 701 Brazos St, Suite 1600, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Ed Tech
  • Company Description PenPal Schools connects over 60 thousand students from more than 60 countries to learn together through online PenPal exchanges. Students of all ages connect through high-quality interactive courses to discover other cultures, learn about global issues, and practice foreign languages with native speakers. PenPal Schools was recently named the most innovative startup of the year by Dell, won the 1776 Challenge Cup for Education, and was accepted into the Clinton Global Initiative to help to improve educational opportunities for students around the world.

2:00pm

RetailMeNot
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: How Did I Get Here? The Retailmenot Story .

Presenters
Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description RetailMeNot, Inc. operates the world's largest marketplace for digital offers. The company enables consumers across the globe to find hundreds of thousands of digital offers for their favorite retailers and brands.

2:00pm

TrendKite
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Disrupting the PR Industry

TrendKite helps the world’s biggest brands communicate and connect with their global audiences. Organizations use our data to make better, more informed decisions for the greater good and also to navigate through global crises and epidemics. Want to learn how TrendKite is disrupting the PR industry? Founders Matt Allison and AJ Bruno will give you a look at one of the fastest growing startups in Austin and will show you why the world's biggest brands and agencies are using TrendKite to measure and magnify the impact of their PR.

Presenters
Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TrendKite 714 Congress Avenue, Suite 200, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description TrendKite helps PR professionals and agencies build a timely, highly accurate picture of their brands' media coverage with ease. We help brands and agencies, particularly those with a Business-to-Business focus, solve problems related to PR analytics and reporting by providing them with better insight into industry trends, press activity, and market opportunities.

2:00pm

Under Armour Connected Fitness
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: The World’s Largest Health and Fitness Network Shapes Up

Make a great product. Tell a great story. Provide great service. Build a great team. Come visit and tour the brand new, state-of-the-art digital headquarters of Under Armour. This 35,000 sq. ft office is home to the billion dollar brand’s digital team, including software engineers, designers, and product innovators in health, fitness and sports. Robin Thurston, former CEO of MapMyFitness, will discuss the journey from startup to acquisition and how Under Armour is leading the way in the health and fitness race.

Presenters
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Robin Thurston

Chief Digital Officer

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Ad Tech, Digital Health, Mobile
  • Company Description Under Armour Connected Fitness™ powers the world's largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland and the digital headquarters is in Austin, Texas. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.uabiz.com.

2:00pm

WeWork
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Using technology, design and experience to build community

Learn how WeWork uses technology, design and experience to actively expand its global community. Every WeWork location incorporates unique, local personality while leveraging the experience of building communities across the globe.

Presenters
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Carly Langley

Community Manager

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
WeWork 600 Congress Ave, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description WeWork is the platform for creators. We provide the space, community, and services you need to make a life, not just a living.

2:00pm

Winning Edge Apps
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: ATX Super Sporty Techy Championship with Winning Edge Apps

You are invited to a playful competition (with prize) in which you will also get a glimpse of technologies that will change the landscape of performance sports training.

Presenters
Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Winning Edge Apps 103 E. 5th Street #203, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Mobile
  • Company Description Winning Edge Apps provides the technology to replace superstition, estimation, and speculation in performance athletics with the insights of collective data analytics. Finding the zone becomes a concrete goal with a road map, where rhythm, timing, speed, and power are now quantified and benchmarked and proper technique is verified through video analysis tools. Street cred? Our founder is a Five-Time U.S Olympian in track and field.

2:00pm

Thinkery
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Inspiring the Next Generation of Creative Problem Solvers

The Thinkery has undergone an incredible transformation over the past decade from the former Austin Children's museum to the innovative foundry for learning that it is today. Learn how the Thinkery invites learners to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math through programs and exhibits that inspire a joy of learning while building creative problem solving skills. Tour the museum to experience the learning firsthand!

Presenters
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Adrienne Longenecker, Cybil Guess

Director of Development, Marketing and Communications; Director of Experience

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Thinkery 1830 Simond Ave., Austin, TX, 78723
  • Sort by Industry Ed Tech, Gaming-Entertainment, Maker-Manufacturer, Non-profit, Other
  • Company Description The Thinkery is Austin’s home for “why” and “how.” A place where science and families play side by side. Where people connect with ideas by doing, making and experiencing. It’s a foundry for a new generation of innovators and creative problem solvers. And it’s a heck of a good time.

2:00pm

TeVido BioDevices
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Technologies such as 3D bioprinting create 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
Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description TeVido BioDevices uses innovative 3D bio-printing of a woman’s own living cells – to develop custom grafts for breast cancer reconstruction. The first product is targeted to improve nipple reconstruction, where current procedures often flatten and fade over time. TeVido has a platform technology that addresses a significant unmet need in the broad field of reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, a market estimated to be $6B globally. The technology has additional licensing potential in the field of tissue engineering

2:00pm

Atlas Wearables
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Atlas Wearables: Behind the Workout

The Atlas Wristband tends to wow people all on its own, but it's best when people are willing to get a little sweaty. We would love to have you use our device in-gym and view your analytics afterwards. Moreover, we would love to talk about how Atlas has developed and get into the gritty technical details that make our product brainy.

Presenters
avatar for Peter Li

Peter Li

CEO (Co-founder), Atlas Wearables

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Atlas Wearables 2110 White Horse Trail, Austin, TX, 78757
  • Sort by Industry Digital Health
  • Company Description The Atlas Wristband, a fitness tracker that identifies your exercises, counts your reps, calculates your calories burned and evaluates your form. Atlas measures your success; all you have to do is work out. The Atlas Wristband is smart enough to tell the difference between push-ups and triangle push-ups. Our machine learning algorithms can intelligently detect and track exercises in 3D effortlessly.

2:00pm

Phunware
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Leading with Location: How Brands Can Succeed in the Connected Future

In an increasingly connected world with mobile devices, appliances, cars, and every other kind of technology at the consumer's fingertips and easy to control, how do brands maintain a strong presence? How can they possibly leverage all of the data collected by those connected devices to gain a better understanding of—and deeper engagement with—their customers? We'll explore the potential of location marketing automation to expose customer insights and create a cohesive brand experience.

Presenters
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Alan Knitowski

Chairman & CEO

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Ad Tech, Mobile, Professional Services
  • Company Description Phunware is the pioneer of Multiscreen as a Service, the only platform that enables brands to engage, manage and monetize their users anytime, anywhere. Founded in 2009, we have grown to over 200 employees, won multiple awards, and blazed a trail for the device-agnostic customer engagement approach that will be required by the internet of things.

2:00pm

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

Session Title: Welcome to the Party! So you want to start your own events company...

Always the host? Learn what it really it takes to run an effective and successful event management company and how to decide how large you want to become. It's very easy to start an event planning company, but do you have the stamina and determination to make it last and scalable?

Presenters
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Cindy Y. Lo

Owner & Event Strategist

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Hospitality-Tourism, Other, Professional Services
  • Company Description Red Velvet Events, a Global DMC Partner, is an internationally recognized full-service event agency that handles everything from intimate board meetings to large customer conferences. No job too small; no budget too large. Outplan. Outplay. Outparty!

2:00pm

Unison Health
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Empower the Patient and the Health will Follow

Founder+CEO Nancy Henry has conceptualized a patient-centered wellness solution. Unison Health's NewCo session will take you down a path of how disconnected and disparate eHealth and care-delivery is in America. The current climate in healthcare is of care coordination, improved outcomes, and cost containment. Nancy will speak to how giving the patient direct control of their health data will transform not just their health and wellness, but also that of the community.

Presenters
Host Companies

3:30pm

Capital Factory
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Creating Gravity: The Capital Factory Story

For the first time ever, hear the founders of Capital Factory talk about the how it started as an accelerator, the creation of the matching fund, and the evolution into the center of gravity for entrepreneurs. Joshua Baer will present a brief history of Capital Factory and then other founders will each share a personal story including Mikey Trafton, Jason Cohen, Gordon Daugherty, Bryan Menell and Chuck Gordon.

Presenters
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Joshua Baer

Executive Director

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry VC-Incubator
  • Company Description Capital Factory is the entrepreneurial center of gravity in Austin, Texas. Located in the middle of downtown, Capital Factory has 50,000 square feet full of startups and entrepreneurs. Take classes to learn the skills that startups need, attend meet ups to find a co-founder, rent a desk for you startup or apply for funding and mentorship in the Incubator.

3:30pm

Chaotic Moon
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: The Discipline of Innovation

Innovation doesn’t just happen for companies, they must make it their goal to innovate by removing its natural barriers. Companies need to encourage risk-taking where profit isn’t the only motivation. Smart and talented people need to be encouraged to cross pollinate and execute their ideas in a fast-paced try, fail, learn, repeat environment. We are successful because we understand the discipline of innovation and we enjoy spreading this gospel to those smart enough to listen.

Presenters
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John Fremont

EVP, Business Development

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Chaotic Moon 319 Congress Ave., Austin, TX, 78701

3:30pm

Hired
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: What We've Learned from Watching 2,000 Companies Interview 20,000 Engineers

This session will focus on how to scale your company to 100+ people. Hired will share the data, insights and best practices we've collected from watching 20,000 engineers interview with 2,000 companies, equaling $6 billion in offers through our platform.

Presenters
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Matt Mickiewicz

CEO, Co-Founder

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hired 600 Congress Ave, 14th Floor, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Productivity-Tools, Professional Services
  • Company Description Hired introduces the world's knowledge workers to opportunities through a two-sided, curated marketplace which connects talent and opportunity more efficiently, effectively, and in a way that delights our users.

3:30pm

ManagerComplete
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Fight to Win: The Start-up Mindset

This engaging presentation will explore the tenacious attitude it takes to succeed as a start-up business. Through lively, real-world examples we will discuss the mental commitment it takes to go all the way. A tour de force revealing the inner workings of the entrepreneur mind.

Presenters
Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ManagerComplete 5455 Guadalupe, L-127, Austin, TX, 78751
  • Sort by Industry Productivity-Tools
  • Company Description ManagerComplete is a cloud-based application that helps franchise owners effectively manage operations.

3:30pm

Ordoro
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Bringing sexy to e-commerce shipping

Design is a big differentiator for Ordoro. Join our CEO and Design Director as they walk you through our development cycle for releasing our newest feature: Analytics.

Presenters
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Jagath Narayan & Matt Omohundro

Co-Founder and CEO & Design Director

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ordoro 101 W 6th St, #405, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce
  • Company Description Ordoro is the smartest shipping app in the world with built-in inventory management.

3:30pm

Resignation Media
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: A typical day at theChive.com.

Secrets to building true visitor engagement. Balancing media and ecommerce. Building an organization that cares.

Presenters
Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Resignation Media 98 san jacinto, austin, TX, 78731
  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce, Media
  • Company Description Probably the best website on the Internet. 30M unique monthly visitors with 40% visiting DAILY.

3:30pm

Spredfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: How it's Made

Step inside the world of social. It's fast, it's constantly changing, and it's bursting with data. Spredfast's VP of Engineering, Brian Dainton, will walk attendees through the office where they'll see how an Emmy-winning company is changing the way brands interact with consumers. Get a glimpse of bleeding edge technology and see how the organization is structured to support a fast-paced, innovative team.

Presenters
avatar for Brian Dainton

Brian Dainton

VP of Engineering

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description Spredfast gives marketers the tools needed to manage their brand and connect with consumers in an increasingly social world. The Spredfast Social Software Platform allows marketers to manage, integrate and amplify social content across any digital touch point in real-time.

3:30pm

Stretch Recipes
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Stretch Recipes Live Cooking Experience

Stretch Recipes will host a Live Cooking Experience where you can engage with Chefs and learn how to make a meal while enjoying catered samples and live music.

Want to see what this will look like in action? Check out our previous sushi experience in action here!

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Lauren Foster

Founder/CEO

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  • Sort by Industry Digital Health, Internet-e-Commerce, Mobile, Other
  • Company Description We are a social impact mission based for profit Food marketing and technology company on a mission to help everyone eat better and save more!

3:30pm

LIVESTRONG
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: The Future of Cancer Care

Why would a leading institution developing a world-class teaching and research hospital engage a young, non-profit like LIVESTRONG in helping shape the future of cancer care? Come tour the world headquarters of the LIVESTRONG Foundation and participate in a panel discussion with the leaders of LIVESTRONG and the Dell Medical School at UT Austin to learn how they plan to fundamentally change the nature of cancer care through the development of the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes.

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Morgan Binswanger

EVP of External Affairs

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Friday May 29, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
LIVESTRONG 2201 E. Sixth St., Austin, TX, 78702
  • Sort by Industry Non-profit
  • Company Description The LIVESTRONG Foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now. For 18 years, the Foundation has been a voice for cancer survivors and has directly served more than three million people. LIVESTRONG answers survivors’ questions, tells their stories and helps them live their lives through direct service, community programs, advocacy and inventive partnership models.

3:30pm

Rocksauce Studios
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Accidental CEO: Tips for First Timers

A quick-thinking, fast on his feet Creative Director found himself as the Founder and CEO of Rocksauce Studios. Q Manning talks about how someone with no formal business training can traverse the tricky new business landscape using determination & trust in his team.

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Friday May 29, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Rocksauce Studios 900 Lydia Street, Austin, TX, 78702
  • Sort by Industry Mobile
  • Company Description Everything we make rocks. We take great ideas and turn them into kickass mobile brands & experiences.

3:30pm

BuildASign.com
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Innovative Corporate Philanthropy

Looking for ways to develop or expand your corporate philanthropy? Want to give back more often in ways nobody else does? This presentation will share how your business -- no matter how big or small -- can create a corporate giving program that’s impactful, scalable, and sustainable and that is built into your company’s culture. You will also learn about BuildASign.com’s self-funded philanthropy program and how Dan Graham, BuildASign.com's CEO, approaches helping other companies create one of their own.

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Dan Graham

Founder + CEO

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3:30pm

121Giving
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Let's Get Tangible - Where is Your Giving Really Going?

Do you know where your giving is really going online? Are you a skeptic? Individuals give $30B in donations online each year and this is growing at a rate of 13% year over year. If you're like us, you're probably asking yourself - where is all this giving really going? Well, we’re changing the game by creating the most tangible giving experience possible through our platform innovation. 121Giving is a social enterprise that is revolutionizing the way charities procure the goods they need to impact the world and serve their communities more efficiently. We've connected the dots between crowdfunding and eCommerce in a way that’s never been done before. In this session, we’ll will explore what tangible giving of the future really looks like, and how technology (along with some secret sauce) is driving much-needed change and innovation to an high growth market. Further we’ll discuss strategies that deliver true accountability, trust, and transparency to online giving - creating a lasting CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) impression with consumers. Join us at House Wine for complimentary wine & cheese and what promises to be a very inspiring and interactive discussion.

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Liz Deering

COO & Co-Founder, 121Giving
Liz Deering is the Co-Founder and COO of 121Giving. She provides vision and leadership that comes from over a decade immersed in interactive marketing and design. She holds a Masters in Design from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and a B.A. in English Literature from the University... Read More →

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Friday May 29, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
121Giving 408 Josephine St., Austin, TX, 78704
  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce
  • Company Description For decades, charities have been spending countless amounts of time, energy and resources simply trying to hunt down the best deals on everyday needs. When we looked at these inefficiencies, and the increasing consumer scrutiny placed on brands to showcase their social good, we envisioned a smarter and more transparent digital exchange - one where helping charities is an embedded and clear part of everyday business. So, we decided to revolutionize things by creating the first dedicated eCommerce sales channel for charities, with the power of crowdfunding. We believe it's time to treat the more than 1M public charities in the U.S. like the powerful business segment they are, and equip them with the tools to get what they need, when they need it the most.

3:30pm

Civitas Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: The Million More Mission of Civitas Learning

The United States must produce roughly one million more graduates a year by 2025 to ensure the country has the skilled workers and entrepreneurial leaders it needs–not to mention more deeply engaged and informed citizens. Civitas Learning partners with forward-thinking colleges and universities to forever change higher education and meet that goal. Join us to learn how Charles Thornburgh and Mark Milliron co-founded the fastest-growing ed-tech startup in the U.S., along with a team representing the best of new technology, design thinking, and data science driven to improve student outcomes and change education.

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Charles Thornburgh and Mark Milliron

CEO and Chief Learning Officer

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Friday May 29, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Civitas Learning 1145 West 5th Street, Austin, TX, 78703
  • Sort by Industry Ed Tech
  • Company Description Civitas Learning is building a community of forward-thinking institutions to bring together the best of new technology, design thinking, and data science to help a million more students graduate each year.

5:00pm

ClearBlade
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: ClearBlade, the NEW runtime for mobile and IoT

Are you looking to engineer your next big idea? Do you need to scale beyond Facebook and Twitter-like workloads? Do you want to drive a tank? ClearBlade will unveil it’s mobile and IoT platform at it’s historic downtown Austin location at 5th and Congress. Audience members will get to control an Internet of Things tank via an iPad that streams commands and data through the ClearBlade Platform.

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Eric Simone

Founder/CEO

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Friday May 29, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ClearBlade 103 E. 5th Street, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Mobile, Productivity-Tools
  • Company Description ClearBlade is the enterprise platform for building mobile, web and Internet of Things solutions. It is deployable both in the cloud and on-premise, encrypted end to end, and scales to Internet-sized workloads. Built from an enterprise-first perspective, ClearBlade integrates the entire ecosystem of applications, data and devices, significantly reducing the time and investment required to build apps and services.

5:00pm

Pingboard
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Details coming soon!

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Details coming soon!

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Friday May 29, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pingboard 701 Brazos St, Suite 1600, Austin, TX, 78701

5:00pm

Sanders Wingo Advertising
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Increasing Brand Engagement Through Behavioral Economics

Brand loyalty doesn't happen from a single stimulus or simple enticement tactic. To create intimate brand engagement, every factor a customer experiences — cognitive, social, environmental and economic — needs to generate a positive interaction. This session will show how understanding a consumers’ brand engagement, from a behavioral economics point of view, becomes vital for the next generation of marketers.

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Christian Goy

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Behavioral Science Lab

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  • Sort by Industry Media, Professional Services
  • Company Description We are specialists in advance research methodologies that provide a clear understanding of why and how people make decisions.

5:00pm

ScribeSense
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Disrupting gently

How do you get a new technology adopted and loved in an entrenched market? We’ll tell you the story of our startup journey into the K12 school market.

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  • Sort by Industry Ed Tech, Productivity-Tools
  • Company Description ScribeSense is an Austin-based tech startup that turns teachers’ papers into digital data. We take data-driven instruction and accountability to the next level, frugally.

5:00pm

SocialMatterz
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Social Media Chat apps: "Quality conversations equal quality conversions

Social Media is becoming hip again. Chat and messenger applications are moving beyond adoption by young teens to mass market consumption. JD Chang explains why marketers need to ride this new wave or lose a lifelong customer from the start.

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JD Chang

Founder / CEO

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Friday May 29, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
SocialMatterz 701 Brazos St, Suite 1600, Austin, TX, 78701
  • Sort by Industry Ad Tech, Productivity-Tools
  • Company Description SocialMatterz empowers marketers by automating 1-on-1 engagements with entire social media audiences. Quality conversations equal quality conversions.

5:00pm

Nuve
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Black Market: the untold story of cargo and fuel theft.

What is next for the transportation and infrastructure industries? How do you innovate the logistics industry AND keep it safe from crime syndicates such as the Mexican cartels, Russian Mafia or plain truck drivers?

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Friday May 29, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Nuve 7320 North MoPac Expressway, Austin, TX, 78702
  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce, Maker-Manufacturer, Mobile, Other
  • Company Description Nuve is revolutionizing how asset protection is done in an Internet of Things world. We develop and manufacturer advanced hardware sensors and smart locks that help transportation companies protect against fuel and cargo theft. We are serving a global market in the transportation and infrastructure industries.

5:00pm

Everfest
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Everfest's One Hour Festival of Future Awesome

Join Everfest for a one-hour mini-fest! We'll give you a glimpse into how we infuse fun into everything we do - because who wants to hang out on a festival site that isn't fun? We'll have mini-stations highlighting what we're planning on building and where we see festivals and technology intersecting in the future: - Meet the Founders & Team - Product, Prototypes & Crazy Ideas - Festival Games, Mystery & Intrigue Free Beer | Free Snacks | Live Music | Costumes Encouraged | Fun Mandatory

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Friday May 29, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Everfest 2208 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX, 78703
  • Sort by Industry Hospitality-Tourism, Internet-e-Commerce, Mobile, The Arts
  • Company Description Everfest is the funnest website in the universe. We help you discover the best fests for you and share your experiences with the world. Our growing team in Austin, TX, is above average at the Internet and loves working together to make the world a little funner. If you notice a group of dancing humans dressed as rabbits at your next festival, well, that’s probably us.

5:00pm

Favor Delivery
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Surviving in a Competitive Market

How do businesses stand out in a competitive market? Ben will share war stories about starting "just another food delivery company". Join us to discuss how great service, a simple product and a lovable brand can result in high growth despite numerous companies who are doing the "same thing".

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Ben Doherty

CEO & Co-Founder at Favor

Host Companies

Friday May 29, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Favor Delivery 1611 West 6th Street, Austin, TX, 78703
  • Sort by Industry Innovative Food, Mobile, Other
  • Company Description Favor is a on-demand delivery startup connecting communities to local merchants to get anything delivered.

5:00pm

Square Root
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: 3 Terrors of Bootstrapping

Grab a beer and join Square Root CEO Chris Taylor to hear about his struggles in bootstrapping Square Root from his apartment to a $15M SaaS software business. Also, tour Square Root's unique three 1920's house "campus" and find out why we were recently named Fortune's third best small and medium sized technology company to work for in the US.

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  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description Square Root is an Austin-based Software as a Service (SaaS) company whose store relationship management platform, CoEFFICIENT, powers data-driven decision making and success across leading automotive and retail enterprises. Built for companies with distributed retail networks and comprised of a suite of business applications, CoEFFICIENT leverages data science to align organizations, increase transparency, encourage collaboration, and improve store performance.

7:00pm

Meetup & Anniversary Party
Limited Capacity seats available
To add the FESTIVAL MEETUP to your schedule you need to purchase a  Gold Pass (Unlimited Sessions and Meetup)Platinum Pass (Unlimited Sessions, Meetup and VIP Kickoff) or  Meetup/Capital Factory Anniversary Celebration.  If you already purchased a silver pass please email newcoatx@capitalfactory.com for upgrade information.  
Come one, come all, step right up! Join NewCo attendees in helping keep Austin weird at the Capital Factory Bizarre Bazaar. Come celebrate as we leap into another year of accelerating and coworking in the heart of downtown.


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