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Startup Digest

Austin

February 25, 2019

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Highlights
March 11: SXSW Innovation Awards - Hugh Forrest
SXSW Startups: Electristructure - Hugh Forrest
SXSW Startups: Tankee - Hugh Forrest
SXSW Startups: Hendrix.ai - Hugh Forrest

Austin Digital Jobs
● Account Executive (AWL)
● Business Systems Analyst (LogicMonitor)
● Client Success Manager (CareerPlug)
● Digital Marketing Coordinator (Scribe)
● Implementation PM (Watermark)
● Java Software Engineer (App Mod Studios)
● Marketing Specialist (Bulldog)
● Photographer / Visual Storyteller (KVUE)
● Software Engineer (Spredfast)
● Technical Project Management (Amazee)

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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MyGalileoApp Competition

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MON 25

Lies and Deceit! Dark Patterns in Design (Free)

February 25th 6:30pm

Have you ever been tricked into a purchase, opt-in, subscription, install or privacy setting that you didn’t really want? Welcome to the world of “dark patterns." The shadow side of Action Design, Behavioral

Join us as we review a short video with examples of these misleading design techniques and then launch into a lively discussion of what constitutes a “dark pattern” and how to avoid them.

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

TUE 26

Founders Stories Austin with Craig Cummings and Joseph Kopser (Free)

February 26th 4:00pm

Founders Stories is a monthly series open to all entrepreneurs. From idea to exit or somewhere in the middle – we'll talk with startup founders about what it takes to start a successful company. Every month we'll choose one founder to give their story – their successes, failures, and everything in-between.

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

TUE 26

[RE]verse Pitch - Opening Event (Free)

February 26th 6:00pm

During the opening pitch event, you will hear from businesses and institutions consistently generating or collecting by-product, surplus or otherwise underutilized materials streams in Austin, Texas that could be put to higher and better use in new social enterprises. Come to learn more about these products, meet the material generators, and network with other [Re]Verse Pitch participants.

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

TUE 26

Accelerators: Who, What, How, Why + Q&A + 🍕 (Free)

February 26th 6:30pm

In this month's event, we have a panel from some of the best accelerators in Austin coming to talk about who they are, what they do and how they do it.

Meet them, talk about your startups, ask them about their application processes, their mentor networks, investor relations, support structure, find out if they're the right fit for you and more.

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

TUE 26

Austin On Rails: A panel discussion on Ethics (Free)

February 26th 7:00pm

ˈeTHiks - moral principles that govern a person's behavior or the conducting of an activity.
This moderated panel will ask and discuss questions like:

How do Ethics come into play when searching for work?
How can we speak up for Ethics when it comes to trade-offs in our work?
How can we support making Ethics-aligned work more widely possible, rather than a privilege?
We hope to come with questions, and leave with more questions. Hopefully you will enjoy this engaging discussion.

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

WED 27

The New Product Manager's Guide to Self Care by Silvercar PM (Free)

February 27th 6:30pm

This session will cover the complexities of working with products across the physical and software arena. We'll be covering how ideas and concepts become reality, how a PM works cross-functionally with multiple teams to keep a project flowing and how a PM continues to iterate and improve upon products after they've made it to consumers' hands.

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

WED 27

ConsenSys Ethereum 101 Workshop (Free)

February 27th 6:30pm

Hi all! The ConsenSys Academy team (https://consensys.net/academy/) has been heads down developing a new product that is for non-technical folks who are eager to learn more about Ethereum primitives and foundations.

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

WED 27

Future of the Smart Home: Interoperability and Automation for Consumer IoT (Free)

February 27th 7:00pm

We’ll start with our normal open networking meet & greet from 7:00p-7:15p. Then after that, Joss Scholten, CTO at Yonomi, will be talking about interoperability and automation for consumer IoT devices in and around the smart home ecosystem. We will be taking a deeper look into how the smart home is changing the consumer IoT landscape. If you’ve built your own IoT device, or are curious about what it takes to expand your device’s 3rd party ecosystem, this month's meeting may be for you! Come learn more about what it takes to build an IoT service or product for a consumer market.

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

WED 27

_ Design Ethically Workshop ($5)

February 27th 7:00pm

Workshop Outcomes _
Framework: Leave this workshop with a redesigned design process that integrates ethical theory and prioritizes positive impact.

Methodology: Equip yourself with a toolkit of practical and actionable exercises to forecast impact for products (current and futuristic) and adjust accordingly.

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

THU 28

DIU Startup Showcase: ForAllSecure Makes Software Security Autonomous (Free)

February 28th 5:00pm

Please join the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) for an intimate discussion with the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge winning security startup who received $5+ million in non-dilutive capital to bring its autonomous cybersecurity tools into the Department of Defense. This is the second in a series that showcases startups that have worked with DIU to solve national security challenges.

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 8th Floor, Austin, TX 78701 | View in Calendar

THU 28

Entrepreneurship Live! with Jared Simon (Free)

February 28th 5:30pm

Founded in 2010 by experienced travel and lodging industry experts, HotelTonight is the world’s first made-for-mobile hotel booking app. Join us in this fireside chat as we dive into Jared’s founder story, innovation within the industry and market trends on the horizon.

300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 | View in Calendar

THU 28

Key Conversations in AI for 2019: Democratization, Augmentation, Responsibility (Free)

February 28th 6:00pm

Join us the evening of February 28th at the Capital Factory for the 2019 Austin City.AI event as we discuss three critical developing areas for AI in the coming year. There will be three 15 minute presentations on the following topics: • the democratization of AI from the traditional titans of the industry, • the transition of A.I. from artificial intelligence to augmented, and • the importance of responsible A.I. systems from ethics to explainability.

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

Upcoming Events:


MON 04

Media ATX Meetup (Free)

March 4th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 16th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

MON 04

Cofounder Austin - Panel: Building a Network in the Startup World ($12 - $30)

March 4th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 16th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

MON 04

Laravel Austin (Free)

March 4th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 1st Floor, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 05

Fundraising in Texas - Ask Me Anything WEBINAR with Joshua Baer (Free)

March 5th 4:00pm

Virtual Online

TUE 05

How inclusivity drives innovation in today’s leading companies. (Free)

March 5th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 16th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 05

Austin Deep Learning: Journal Club (Free)

March 5th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 16th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 05

Austin iPhone Developer Group (Free)

March 5th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 16th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

WED 06

Incubators, Accelerators, and Everything In Between (Free)

March 6th 12:00pm

SAC 2.302 - 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX, 78712

WED 06

Measuring Your Marketing with the Google Analytics "Super Report" (Free)

March 6th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 16th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

FRI 08

SXSW Startup Crawl 2019 (0)

March 8th 4:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 1st Floor, Austin, TX 78701

FRI 08

Nightcrawlers: The Official SXSW ATX Startup Crawl AFTER PARTY! ($20)

March 8th 8:00pm

The Venue, 516 East 6th Street Unit B, Austin, TX 78701

SAT 09

SXSW - Austinpreneur: Fearless Women in Action (*Badge Required)

March 9th 9:30am

Hilton Austin, 500 E 4th St. Salon C, Austin TX 78701

SAT 09

SXSW - Austinpreneur: The Texas Startup Manifesto (*Badge Required)

March 9th 11:00am

Hilton Austin, 500 E 4th St. Salon C, Austin TX 78701

SAT 09

SXSW - HealthTech Innovation Day

March 9th 12:00pm

Buffalo Billiards / Berlin Saloon, 201 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

SAT 09

SXSW - Austinpreneur: Life-Saving Data in Action (*Badge Required)

March 9th 12:30pm

Hilton Austin, 500 E 4th St. Salon C, Austin TX 78701

SAT 09

SXSW - Austinpreneur: Space Exploration For All (*Badge Required)

March 9th 2:00pm

Hilton Austin, 500 E 4th St. Salon C, Austin TX 78701

SAT 09

Bunker Brews Austin @ SXSW Military Happy Hour (Free/Donation)

March 9th 5:00pm

Capital Factory - VIP Lounge 701 Brazos Street 16th Floor Austin, TX 78701

SUN 10

SXSW - The Future of Ethical Combat with Futures Command (*Badge Required)

March 10th 11:00am

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

SUN 10

SXSW - How the Army is Innovating into the Future (*Badge Required)

March 10th 12:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

SUN 10

SXSW - Gamification of Education and Training in the USAF (*Badge Required)

March 10th 3:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

SUN 10

SXSW - Tech Diversity Report Card 2019 (*Badge Required)

March 10th 5:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

MON 11

How AI will Impact Organizational Structures (*Badge Required)

March 11th 9:30am

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

MON 11

SXSW - Safeguarding The Crown Jewels of U.S. Innovation (*Badge Required)

March 11th 11:00am

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

MON 11

SXSW - The Future of AI: Accelerating Innovation (*Badge Required)

March 11th 12:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

MON 11

SXSW - New Minds, New Innovation (*Badge Required)

March 11th 2:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

MON 11

SXSW - The ABC's of Securing a Government Contract (*Badge Required)

March 11th 3:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

MON 11

SXSW - American Innovation Revives the DoD (*Badge Required)

March 11th 5:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 12

SXSW - How to Prepare for a Texas-sized Series-A (*Badge Required)

March 12th 9:30am

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 12

SXSW - Picture Perfect Lead Generation (*Badge Required)

March 12th 11:00am

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 12

SXSW - Collecting Your Data Exhaust Can be Your Advantage (*Badge Required)

March 12th 12:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 12

SXSW - CPG: The Ace Up Austin's Sleeve (*Badge Required)

March 12th 3:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 12

SXSW - Listening to the Future of AR (*Badge Required)

March 12th 5:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

WED 13

SXSW - Texas Teaching Entrepreneurship (*Badge Required)

March 13th 11:00am

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

WED 13

SXSW - Build, Innovate, and Scale with Google Cloud (*Badge Required)

March 13th 12:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

WED 13

SXSW - Women in the World of Venture Capital (*Badge Required)

March 13th 3:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

WED 13

Simplifying Product Strategies with RetailMeNot Product VP ($23.00 $28.32)

March 13th 7:00pm

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

MON 18

Angular Austin (0)

March 18th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 16th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

MON 18

PyLadies Tech & Coding Night (Free)

March 18th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 1st Floor, Austin, TX 78701

MON 18

IBM Blockchain - Update/On Premises Offering (Free)

March 18th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 16th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 19

Austin Music Tech Monthly Meetup! (Free)

March 19th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 16th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

WED 20

Austin DJs March Technical Meetup (Free)

March 20th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 1st Floor, Austin, TX 78701

WED 20

Austin Go Language User Group Monthly Meetup (Free)

March 20th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 16th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

THU 21

git hired --force "Women in Tech: Austin" (Free)

March 21st 5:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 1st Floor, Austin, TX 78701

FRI 22

Startup Weekend San Antonio

March 22nd

TUE 26

Austin Elevate My Business Challenge Pitch Day (0)

March 26th 5:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 1st Floor, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 26

What's the Deal with Gentrification in Austin? (Free)

March 26th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 16th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

WED 27

The New Product Manager's Guide to Self Care by Silvercar PM (Free)

March 27th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 1st Floor, Austin, TX 78701

WED 27

How to Build Enterprise AI Products by IBM Product Manager (Free)

March 27th 6:30pm

Capital Factory 701 Brazos St. 16th Floor | Austin, Texas 78701

WED 27

Decentralizing IoT & Disrupting the Telcos Using Blockchain (Free)

March 27th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 16th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

THU 28

Austin Sales and Business Development (Free)

March 28th 6:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 1st Floor, Austin, TX 78701

THU 28

Big Data, AI, Machine Learning , Data Science topics (Free)

March 28th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 16th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

FRI 29

Product Management Foundations 101 Training Workshop ($799)

March 29th 9:00am

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St 1st Floor, Austin, TX 78701

WED 03

Launch: The Nuts and Bolts of Starting Your Business (Free)

April 3rd 12:00pm

SAC 2.302, 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

WED 17

Impact Investing (Free)

April 17th 5:30pm

300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

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