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Startup Digest

Austin

July 08, 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
Startups: It’s not Thelma & Louise - Laurie Felker Jones
● Save the Date: The 9th annual Austin Startup Week is scheduled for September 22nd - 26th, 2019! - Call for proposals are open!

Austin Digital Jobs
● Business Systems Analyst (Allied)
● Cloud Inside Technical Sales (Informatica)
● Customer Experience Rep (EverlyWell)
● Data Warehouse Modeler (Kasasa)
● Growth Product Manager (Medici)
● Paid Media Analyst (The Zebra)
● Senior CRO Specialist (Gartner)
● Software QA (Aceable)
● Technical Project Lead (QualiTest)
● UX/UI Designer (Planoly)

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 08

Live Coding Challenges: An evening with your peers (Free)

July 8th 6:30pm

We've scoured the web to find coding problems that are gentle enough for beginners while providing enough depth for experts to sink their teeth into. Let's work together in a friendly environment, attempt to solve these problems, share our solutions, discuss, and hopefully learn from each other. Time to roll up your sleeves and get busy typing!

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

MON 08

Fabric + Sawtooth Power Hempchain™ Industrial Hemp & CBD Supply Chain (Free)

July 8th 6:30pm

Sawtooth, an Intel initiative is well known as superior blockchain technology for supply chain solutions. Fabric, an IBM initiative is a leader and known for premiere enterprise blockchain solutions.

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

MON 08

Co-Founder Wanted Austin ($15)

July 8th 6:30pm

If you are looking for Co-Founders or want to join an early-stage startup, this is the group for you. Since 2010, we are organizing pitch events for co-founders to network and those who want to work for a pre VC stage startup, or are looking to invest in one.

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

MON 08

Austin Clojure: Fulcro Overview & Demo (Free)

July 8th 7:00pm

Topic: Fulcro Overview and Demo (30 min.) & TBD

Talk 1: Michael San Soucie is going to give us a talk on Fulcro, a Single Page UI library for ClojureScript.

Talk 2: TBD (still looking for someone to talk)

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

MON 08

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

July 8th 7:00pm

We'll be playing Arizona Sunshine. One of the best VR narrative experiences out there. A friend and you can try your best to survive the the zombie apocalypse and escape the sunshine state!

We'll also have Google Earth VR. This experience includes tours of Great cities like Paris, to volcano's, and mountains like Everest. Visit and experience places from all over the world!

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St. 5th floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

TUE 09

Bunker Breakfast: Sports & Entertainment Tech (Free)

July 9th 9:30am

Sports Entertainment and technology are merging and evolving faster than ever! Join Bunker Labs Austin for a discussion of some of the latest technology available for sports entertainment today and hear from local stakeholders at the new Austin FC Soccer Stadium, Circuit of The America's (COTA) track, and our Round Rock Express at The Dell Diamond!

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

TUE 09

Intro to Austin Start Up Scene & Ask Me Anything with Sean Duffy and Roger Chen (Free)

July 9th 4:00pm

Are you new to the Austin tech startup community? Thinking about moving here? Trying to figure out how to plug in? Come hear a comprehensive overview from a local community leader and get a chance to introduce yourself and ask questions at the next Intro to the Austin Startup Scene & Ask Me Anything. After the AMA, join us for a Startup Scene Happy Hour! Your ticket to the AMA will get you in to both the AMA and Happy Hour, where you'll have the opportunity to network with people who are interested in or are already part of the startup scene.

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

TUE 09

Word Embeddings: Simplifying ML for Natural Language (Free)

July 9th 6:30pm

In this talk, we will explore how neural word embeddings help in developing a language model which is easier and more manageable for machine learning purposes than prior models.

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

TUE 09

Obfuscated Exfiltration through Adversarial Networks (Free)

July 9th 7:00pm

Dr. Wiley will be talking to us about Obfuscated Exfiltration through Adversarial Networks. Exfiltrating data from restrictive networks is a skill that every hacker can use. As firewall filtering techniques become more advanced, so must we advance the methods for defeating firewalls. This talk presents decades of research on network traffic obfuscation in a format which will be both accessible to beginners and illuminating for experts.

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

WED 10

StartupGrind with Whurley ($10 - $15)

July 10th 6:00pm

William Hurley "whurley" is founder and CEO of Strangeworks, a quantum computing startup based in Austin, Texas. Whurley’s career has spanned over 25 years, founding startups such as Honest Dollar and Chaotic Moon Studios, as well as working in technical leadership roles for Apple, IBM, and Goldman Sachs. Prior to founding Strangeworks,

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

WED 10

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

July 10th 7:00pm

The future of product workplaces is making a big impact on product management - including the impact of rapid tech innovation and the popularity of co-working spaces. As we work through these changes, how can product managers continue to build great products? Poly (formerly Plantronics and Polycom) Product Lead Nathan Yang will discuss how these factors are changing work habits for product managers - from the impact on your daily routine to future implications for workplace culture.

Indeed HQ, Building 1, Cafeteria, 6433 Champion Grandview Way, Austin 78750, United States | View in Calendar

WED 10

Austin Python Meetup (Free)

July 10th 7:00pm

Meet other local Python programming language enthusiasts! Ask your questions about any aspect of Python development, including "how do I start learning Python?" You may also join the merged APUG/AWPUG mailing list to participate in more discussions. Visit http://austinpython.org to sign up!

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

WED 10

Pizza with Geeks at Salvation Pizza! ($10)

July 10th 7:00pm

It’s time for the inaugural pizza meetup! Come hang out with other geeks, and enjoy some great pizza and conversation. NOTE: PLEASE RSVP on Meetup so we can tell Salvation how many to expect the evening before. We’ll order pizza and appetizers at 7pm (on us), so expect to grab your favorite beverage (on you), pizza and apps should be flowing by 7:30pm. Have a question beforehand? Just send a message or comment below! See you on Wednesday.

Salvation Pizza 11501 Rock Rose Ave, Austin, TX | View in Calendar

WED 10

Transformative Technology Exploration (Free)

July 10th 7:30pm

Are you working on scientifically validated technologies supporting mental health, emotional wellbeing, and human thriving?

Join us at our July TransTech Austin Chapter event for an evening discussion with the TransTech community.

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

THU 11

Austin Wordpress Meetup (Free)

July 11th 6:30pm

Meet other local fans and aficionados of WordPress, the Internet's most popular content management system. From beginner to blogger, super-admin to developer, we love all types of WordPress users, fanatics, enthusiasts and code wranglers. Our goal is to provide the wonderful community with a chance to network, share ideas, and learn from each other.

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

THU 11

Video Game Marketing in the era of ‘Always-On’ Customer Connection (Free)

July 11th 7:00pm

VGMU! will present DebySue Wolfcale, vice president of marketing at ArtCraft Entertainment, as our next speaker.

As the life of game brands extends out, and players are playing fewer games, for a longer period, the relationship becomes the differentiator. Let’s look at how marketing is evolving in the video game industry and how we need to change our paradigm in terms of marketing’s role in the organization.

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

FRI 12

3DS Global Roundup ($50 - $150)

July 12th

The Global Roundup is the annual gathering of 3 Day Startup’s worldwide community of change-makers, entrepreneurs, and future leaders. Join us in Austin, TX for an unforgettable weekend of authentic new connections, learning, fun, and growth.

The Global Roundup is open to students, educators, professionals, and anyone interested in cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset.

Capital Factory | View in Calendar

FRI 12

Austin Startup Breakfast, Hosted by Silverton Partners (Founders Only) (Free)

July 12th 8:30am

Silverton Partners is opening our doors to the Austin founder community for breakfast tacos and coffee on Friday, July 12th. Entrepreneurs, you're invited to share your companies with the Silverton team & get to know other local founders in a casual setting. Interested in doing a 5 min pitch with our General Partners? Email kelsi@silvertonpartners.com by Monday, July 1st at 5:00pm to be considered. Please include your pitch deck, and answers to the following questions: Company Name Brief Description Website Traction Fundraising Info We're looking forward to hosting you all! - The Silverton Team

600 W.7th St, Ausfin TX. 78701 | View in Calendar

Upcoming Events:


MON 15

Founders Academy Essentials (with Live Stream) (Free – $49)

July 15th 11:30am

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701

MON 15

How Startups Can Build, Operate & Grow Networks with IBM Blockchain (Free)

July 15th 7:00pm

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

MON 15

PyLadies ATX (Free)

July 15th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701

TUE 16

Intro to Defense Innovation & Ask Me Anything ($0 – $10)

July 16th 3:00pm

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

TUE 16

Individual Résumé Review from a Certified Professional Résumé Writer ($20)

July 16th 5:00pm

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

TUE 16

Travel Startup Happy Hour ($5)

July 16th 6:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701

TUE 16

Austin Music Tech (Free)

July 16th 7:00pm

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

WED 17

Optimizing Performance and Health for Entrepreneurs (Free)

July 17th 4:30pm

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

WED 17

Edtech Austin Summer Job Fair (Free)

July 17th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701

WED 17

Additive Manufacturing (AM) for Industry (Free)

July 17th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701

WED 17

Kubernetes! Austin! Ole! (Free)

July 17th 6:30pm

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

WED 17

Austin DJs July Technical Meetup (Free)

July 17th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701

THU 18

Health Tech Austin ($65 – $95)

July 18th 7:45am

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701

THU 18

Funding Your Startup: A Mentor Session ($25 – $99)

July 18th 9:00am

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

THU 18

Austin Retail and eCommerce Meetup (Free)

July 18th 6:00pm

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

THU 18

Bleeding Edge Web (Free)

July 18th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin 78701

FRI 19

Daimler Trucks North America Hackathon (Free)

July 19th 6:00pm

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

MON 22

Action Design ATX (Free)

July 22nd 6:30pm

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

TUE 23

Designing for the Future: UI & Interaction Mechanics for XR (Free)

July 23rd 6:00pm

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

TUE 23

July Startup Showcase (Free)

July 23rd 6:30pm

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

WED 24

LLVM Austin Area Meetup (Free)

July 24th 6:30pm

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

WED 24

Capital Factory 2019 Job Fair (Free)

July 24th 7:00pm

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

WED 24

Edison vs Tesla: When IP ruled, and Still Does (Free)

July 24th 7:00pm

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

THU 25

Principal Research Scientist at NVIDIA, Mark H. (Haoxing) Ren (Free)

July 25th 7:00pm

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

MON 29

Moove it Meetup (Free)

July 29th 6:00pm

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

WED 31

Magicians of Marketing | Building An Audience From Startup to Scale Up (Free)

July 31st 6:00pm

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

THU 08

Trends 2019 – The Improv Edition (Free)

August 8th 6:00pm

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

TUE 27

Founder's Stories (Free)

August 27th 4:00pm

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

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