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Startup Digest

Austin

June 17, 2019

Read homegrown content at AustinStartups.com. Know someone new to the Austin startup scene? Forward this along - they can subscribe here. Have an event? Anyone can submit one here

Highlights
Local Robots Gather in Celebration: Happy 10th Anniversary, Capital Factory! - Capital Factory
Texas Startups Roadshow Wrap-up - Joshua Baer
Austin Has a Street Harassment Problem - Meghan Skornia


Austin Digital Jobs
● Customer Support Engineer (Zenoss)
● Data Science Instructor (General Assembly)
● Executive Dir. of Experience Design (athenahealth)
● Google Ads Specialist (Polygraph)
● Graphic Designer (Aquasana)
● Java Software Engineer (App Mod Studio)
● Product Owner (Hayes)
● Sr. DevOps Engineer (The Zebra)
● Sr. Digital Marketer (3Q Digital)
● UX Copywriter (Somnio)

A special thanks to Austin Digital Jobs for providing us with the rad job listings and to Joseph Midura who helps manage AustinStartups.com. The Austin Digest is a volunteer effort organized by Joshua Baer and edited by Chris Sanchez.

Startup Digest Austin is curated by:
Joshua Baer

Joshua Baer - Founder, Capital Factory

Contact Joshua Baer at joshuabaer@thestartupdigest.com

Chris Sanchez

Chris Sanchez - Curator

Contact Chris Sanchez at chris.sanchez@startupdigestmail.com

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MON 17

Non-Fungible Tokens. What Are They and Why Should I Care? (Free)

June 17th 7:00pm

Most people who work with blockchain are marginally familiar with Cryptokitties as the hairball that brought the Ethereum network to a halt in December of 2017. This presentation will explain the economic significance of that hairball and why the intersection of video gamers and blockchain enthusiasts have been the first to adopt this technology.

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

MON 17

Women in Tech Career Panel (Free)

June 17th 7:00pm

Please join us for an evening of food, refreshments, and learning from our five career panelists. This event is for you! So, if there are any questions you want answered, please either message me ahead of time or bring them the night of the event.

Walmart Technology, 409 Colorado St, Suite B · Austin, TX | View in Calendar

MON 17

Austin Elixir (Free)

June 17th 7:00pm

This group is for those Interested in Elixir and/or Erlang and using them to develop distributed, fault-tolerant and reliable applications. Thank you to Capital Factory (http://capitalfactory.com) for sponsoring event space in 2019 for Austin Elixir. Capital Factory (http://capitalfactory.com) is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas. They meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers.

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

TUE 18

Intro to Defense Innovation & Ask Me Anything WEBINAR with Kevin Landtroop (Free)

June 18th 4:00pm

Join Capital Factory to find out more about how you can get plugged into the Defense Innovation Startup Scene! You will hear a comprehensive overview from experienced professionals in the defense scene and also get a chance to introduce yourself and ask questions. This is your chance to learn about new defense opportunities, working with the government, defense fast track programs and much more. You can join in from the comfort of your desk at work or even your couch at home!

Webinar: https://capitalfactory.webex.com/capitalfactory/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee3aea479f060c3f0ed12c9766b90e4ae | View in Calendar

TUE 18

Bunker Brews TakeOver Austin: Branding and Marketing Your Business (Free)

June 18th 6:00pm

WeWork Veterans in Residence Program Powered by Bunker Labs Tribe will host a discussion on branding and marketing. This event is part of Bunker Brews, a monthly meetup where the WeWork Veterans in Residence Program Powered by Bunker Labs community, including veterans, military spouses, and civilians, comes together to network with subject matter experts, investors, thought leaders, and more in an environment focused on growth and development.

WeWork Domain 11801 Domain Boulevard 3rd Floor Austin, TX 78758 | View in Calendar

TUE 18

How to Access the $20B Leisure Travel Market (Free)

June 18th 6:30pm

The leisure travel market is one of the most exciting travel segments. Barbara will discuss the technologies that travel agents use today, how they are accessed, and walk through examples of ways companies can grow in the space. Learn how agents maintain their competitive edge and why the space welcomes the innovators of tomorrow.

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

TUE 18

Transformers: Why They Exist, How They Work, and What They Do (Free)

June 18th 6:30pm

Transformers are a powerful neural network architecture used to analyze series data. Most notably applied to NLP, Transformers have considerably more complicated internal workings than other neural net building blocks like RNNs or CNNs.

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

TUE 18

Austin Music Tech (Free)

June 18th 7:00pm

The aim of this group is to create a regular meeting for anyone currently working on or interested in music related startups! Austin is one of the best cities on earth for music and for tech startups, so this group will fuse two of the best parts about Austin! Entrepreneurs, developers, investors, service firms, music industry folks and anyone with a passion for tech and music should join! Let's all work together to make our music startups better or to start the next great music tech company!

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

WED 19

Bunker Breakfast Austin: 1 Million Cups Round Rock & meetup (Free)

June 19th 9:00am

Join us as 1 Million Cups Double Shot joins forces with Bunker Labs! 1 Million Cups Round Rock (1MCRR) is a free, monthly event designed to educate, engage, and accelerate early-stage startups. Celebrating the notion that entrepreneurs can discover solutions and thrive when they collaborate over a million cups of coffee, Bunker Labs and 1 Million Cups Round Rock will convene to serve the local community together. Join the community of founders, innovators, students, business executives, and entrepreneurship enthusiasts to attend, connect, and support local startups.

Holiday Inn Austin North, 2370 Chisholm Trail Round Rock, TX 78681 | View in Calendar

WED 19

Design Sprint Essentials Workshop (Free)

June 19th 6:00pm

Learn the Design Sprint process from Douglas Ferguson, professional facilitator and president of Voltage Control. The Design Sprint is a method for answering big questions quickly. It’s a greatest hits of design thinking, Lean Startup-style business strategy, innovation, behavioral science, and more, packaged into a battle-tested method any team can use. In this fun, fast-paced, hands-on workshop, you'll learn by doing as Douglas leads you through a complete sprint—super-compressed into 2 hours.

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

WED 19

ACA Developer Series (Free)

June 19th 6:00pm

This event is for anybody that would benefit from writing automated browser testing. From one-person companies to the Amazons and Googles of the world, Selenium (https://www.seleniumhq.org/) is used to test apps and sites for UI. Development experience is required. Are you in QA? Learn how to do Selenium testing to give yourself a powerful tool to make the work faster and lighter. Are you a developer? Catch bugs and hiccups across all browsers before you push to master!

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

WED 19

Austin GoLang (Free)

June 19th 7:00pm

A user group to meet and discuss the Go programming language (golang). Meetups are typically held on third Wednesdays at 6:30. Follow us on Twitter @atxgolang (http://twitter.com/atxgolang) and join our chat rooms: #atx on Gopher Slack (https://invite.slack.golangbridge.org/) or #atxgolang on Freenode. Please read the Code of Conduct (https://golang.org/conduct).

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

WED 19

Austin DJs (Free)

June 19th 7:00pm

This group is for new and veteran DJs to socialize, network, and learn from each other. We make time for presentations and workshops, socializing, and of course, playing some tunes. Whether you've been spinning vinyl for decades or just bought your first digital DJ controller, this group of music lovers is the place for you!

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

THU 20

Mobile Lunch and Learn (Free)

June 20th 11:30am

Join us for an XR Lunch & Learn! Get an inside look at VR training and the order of magnitude returns it can offer your business. We’ll be hosting on the 16th floor of Capital Factory, located on the corner 7th and Brazos starting at 11:30 am. What to expect: A short presentation from Mutual Mobile VP of XR, John Sommer, on XR business applications and ROI Interactive demos with XR training modules and more Free lunch catered by Austin’s own Peached Tortilla

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

THU 20

Female Founders Roundtable Series (Free)

June 20th 11:30am

Join Galvanize in collaboration with Purpose for the inaugural Female Founders Roundtable. In this monthly lunchtime series, we'll facilitate a conversation around what YOU want to talk about.

Galvanize, 119 Nueces St #200, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

THU 20

Shopping Cart Technology Panel: 4 Different Brands Answer Your Questions (Free)

June 20th 6:00pm

Ecommerce technology is full of brands you know which can make selecting the right cart for your business challenging. We've invited 4 top brands to come talk about what makes their carts different and to answer your questions.

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701 | View in Calendar

THU 20

MassChallenge Texas in Austin 2019 Startup Showcase (Free)

June 20th 6:00pm

Mark your calendars for the second-annual MassChallenge Texas in Austin Startup Showcase! Join the MassChallenge Texas in Austin finalist startups at our largest open-floor, open-to-the-public expo this year! This trade show style event is the first-look at the startups participating in the MassChallenge Texas in Austin 2019 program. Come out to learn about these emerging businesses and how their new ideas and creativity are poised to change the way we live, work, and play. Timeline 6:00 pm: Tradeshow + Showcase Doors Open 7:45 pm: Announcement of MCTX in Austin 2019 People's Choice Award 8:00 pm: Event ends

Native Hostel and Bar & Cafe 807 East 4th Street Austin, TX 78702 | View in Calendar

THU 20

Real User Measurements and the Development Lifecycle (Free)

June 20th 7:00pm

In this session, Ken Harker will start with a brief overview of the ecosystem of web performance measurement and how Real User Measurements (RUM) fits into the big picture. He will discuss how RUM works on an enterprise web site, and cover RUM best practices. He will discuss how to take action on the RUM data both tactically and strategically, and will specifically cover two DevOps use cases: integrating RUM validation into your release cycle, and integrating RUM into ChatOps services.

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

Upcoming Events:


MON 24

Common Culture Lab: How To Build A Media Company (Free)

June 24th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701

MON 24

Social Factors in Design & Behavior - A group discussion (Free)

June 24th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

MON 24

Live Coding: Intro to Go (Free)

June 24th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 25

Galvanize Founders Breakfast Series (Free)

June 25th 8:45am

Galvanize, 119 Nueces St #200, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 25

Pride Month Founders Stories Austin (Free)

June 25th 4:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 25

Austin LLMV Meetup (0)

June 25th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701

TUE 25

Austin Startup: June Startup Showcase (Free)

June 25th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 25

Moby Flip — Feature Flipping in Rails (Free)

June 25th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701

WED 26

Austin Music Producers Shindig (Free)

June 26th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

WED 26

Securing The Internet of Things, Silicon Labs (Free)

June 26th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

THU 27

AA-ISP Austin Chapter Meeting: The Last Mile Problem (Free)

June 27th 6:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701

MON 01

Intro to the Austin Media Scene (Free)

July 1st 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

MON 01

Laravel Austin (Free)

July 1st 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 02

Austin iPhone Developer Group (Free)

July 2nd 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701

WED 03

Austin Online Marketing for Entrepreneurs (Free)

July 3rd 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 16th floor, Austin, TX 78701

WED 03

Demystifying AI, ML, NLP, and XYZ (Free)

July 3rd 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 1st floor, Austin, TX 78701

MON 08

Co-Founder Wanted Austin ($15)

July 8th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701

MON 08

Arizona Sunshine and Google Earth upstairs with Austin Virtual League! (Free)

July 8th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 5th floor, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 09

Bunker Breakfast: Sports & Entertainment Tech (Free)

July 9th 9:30am

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701

WED 10

Poly Product Lead on Building Products In Modern Workplaces ($8 – $15)

July 10th 7:00pm

Indeed HQ, Building 1, Cafeteria, 6433 Champion Grandview Way, Austin 78750, United States

WED 10

Transformative Technology Exploration (Free)

July 10th 7:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701

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Calling founders, VCs and tech execs to join Techbikers Paris to London 2019! On July 19-21st, 70 Techbikers will be riding once again for Room to Read, to support building new schools and libraries in the developing world.

Pre-register for the ride here: https://bit.ly/TBP2L or donate.



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