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Startup Digest

Austin

April 15, 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
SXSW Moments: Arlan Hamilton - Hugh Forrest

Austin Digital Jobs
Content Writer (Luminex)
Dir. Growth Marketing - remote (serverless)
Inside Sales Rep (blancco)
QA Manager (EverlyWell)
Product Managing Editor (DigitalMarketer)
Project Manager (Studio Dzo)
Recruiter (CXL)
Software Engineer (Senseye)
Sr. DevOps Engineer (SparkCognition)
Systems Engineer (GLG)

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 15

Founders Academy Essentials (Free - $49)

April 15th

Founders Academy Essentials is a 4-day lunch-n-learn curriculum designed specifically for driven entrepreneurs that are passionate about their business potential. Whether you're working on your MVP and preparing for launch or already generating revenue, you will be exposed to fundamental insights and tools to help dramatically increase your odds of success.

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

MON 15

How Texas Companies Can Benefit from Wyoming's New Blockchain Laws (Free)

April 15th 7:00pm

Jeremy Drzal of BLOCK512 and WYLD Ventures will provide an overview of the breakthrough blockchain legislation recently enacted in Wyoming and will then detail how Texas companies can benefit from them.

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

MON 15

Phoenix LiveView (Free)

April 15th 7:00pm

This group is for those Interested in Elixir and/or Erlang and using them to develop distributed, fault-tolerant and reliable applications.

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

MON 15

PyLadies ATX (Free)

April 15th 7:00pm

PyLadiesATX is a social/professional group for lady Python enthusiasts at every experience level. Beginners are always welcome!

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

TUE 16

PowerUp Tech Talk with Hugh Forrest ($45)

April 16th 4:00pm

Hugh Forrest talks to Gerald Youngblood about his award-winning startup Tankee. They'll cover the state of kid-focused online content and why apps like Tankee fill a valuable need. Youngblood will also share some of his experiences from March, when he promoted this startup via several different avenues during SXSW.

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

TUE 16

Augmented & Virtual Reality $100,000 Challenge & Community Showcase (Free)

April 16th 4:00pm

The $100,000 Investment Challenge puts up cash and supports our community to learn and create new technologies. $100,000 isn’t all of the money a startup will ever need, but it’s enough for a determined team to focus full-time on building a minimum viable product and finding product-market fit for about a year.

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

TUE 16

Austin Job Seekers (Free)

April 16th 5:00pm

We will be meeting as an entire group every third Tuesday of the month to offer support in your job search and career! Expect to meet other job seekers and learn amazing topics such as building a great LinkedIn profile, resume, and career coaching strategy.

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

TUE 16

Founders Live (Free)

April 16th 6:00pm

Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the country where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award, but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service

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

TUE 16

From Engineer to Founder: How Technical Founders Launch Companies, Presented by Rocksauce Studios (free)

April 16th 6:00pm

Are you an engineer that wants to build a meaningful technology company, but don't know where to get started? At the “Engineer to Entrepreneur: Startup Basics for Techies” event, you can hear candid talks by engineers-turned-entrepreneurs, sharing best practices, strategies, and mistakes to avoid from those who have done it before. [...]

The Riveter, 1145 W 5th St., Austin, Texas, 78703 | View in Calendar

TUE 16

Austin Music Tech Meetup (Free)

April 16th 7:00pm

The aim of this group is to create a regular meeting for anyone currently working on or interested in music related startups.

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

WED 17

Impact Investing (Free)

April 17th 5:30pm

Join industry experts as we explore the core characteristics of impact investing. Guest speakers include: David Robinson Jr. – Admiral Capital, John Thornborrow – Austin Impact Capital, Meeta Kothare – Sustainability & Social Innovation Initiative at McCombs School of Business and Zoe Schlag – Techstars

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

WED 17

Additive Manufacturing for Industry (Free)

April 17th 6:30pm

Material choice is the most important decision that needs to be made prior to purchasing additive manufacturing equipment. We will provide an overview of things to consider before purchasing a machine such as properties, safety, and testing.

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

WED 17

Distributed Tracing with Jaeger and OpenTracing (Free)

April 17th 7:00pm

Jeffrey Dorrycott will be speaking on distributed tracing, with food and drinks sponsored by WP Engine.

As the popularity of microservice architectures has increased across the industry, driving to well distributed systems that have intricate interactions to satisfy common user journeys -- so too has the complexity of tracing workflows for troubleshooting performance issues.

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

WED 17

Austin DJs (Free)

April 17th 7:00pm

This group is for new and veteran DJs to socialize, network, and learn from each other. 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! Join us for our monthly technical session! We will go over technical skills, tips, and tricks for improving your DJ game. We'll have time for introductions, a lesson, and questions.

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

THU 18

Free Sales Playbook Workshop (Free)

April 18th 1:00pm

Free four (4) hour workshop to develop a proven Sales Playbook for your sales organization You will leave this workshop with a 40+ page Sales Playbook and detailed instructions of how to complete and implement immediately at your company. This workshop is limited to C-LEVEL EXECUTIVES and FOUNDERS ONLY with a maximum attendance of 16 registrants.

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

THU 18

The Power of Lightweight Transactions (Free)

April 18th 6:30pm

--The Power of Lightweight Transactions by Eric Zietlow
Lightweight transactions are extremely powerful when used correctly. They not only enable you to use a highly durable distributed system in an ACID like way but they allow you to do it with ease. In this talk we will explore the application of lightweight transactions and when they should be used.

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

THU 18

Production React Redux Architecture, Patterns, and Infrastructure Components (Free)

April 18th 7:00pm

In this talk, Ryan Vice of Vice Software will talk through an opinionated approach to developing production React\Redux applications. We will take a look well beyond the basics and look at a battle tested boilerplate that provides a great starting point for projects while demonstrating many best practices and react\redux patterns along the way.

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

THU 18

Austin Retail and eCommerce Meetup (Free)

April 18th 7:00pm

This event is for people interested in retail & ecommerce in the Austin, TX area. We meet downtown monthly to discuss the latest topics, share our experiences, insights, and struggles, and to learn from each other.

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

Upcoming Events:


TUE 23

Tarmac TX 2018 Cohort Demo Day (Free)

April 23rd 4:00pm

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

TUE 23

Austin Startup Showcase (Free)

April 23rd 6:30pm

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

TUE 23

Off the Rails: Patterns for fixing FatModels, OutOfControllers, & other problems (Free)

April 23rd 7:00pm

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

WED 24

Ethereum Developer Meetup: Use an Origin-powered DApp (Free)

April 24th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

WED 24

Cornerstones of a Great PM by SW Innovations at Dell PM (Free)

April 24th 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

WED 24

Time Series Databases For IoT (Free)

April 24th 7:00pm

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

WED 24

Design Fiction & Science Fiction (Free)

April 24th 7:00pm

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

THU 25

Innovation Workshop: AR and VR | The Future of Enterprise Technology (Free)

April 25th 6:00pm

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

THU 25

Break the Cycle of Child Abuse: Upbring (Free)

April 25th 6:30pm

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

FRI 26

Social Media Boot Camp- Revolutionary Practices to Never Lose Momentum! ($25)

April 26th 10:00am

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

MON 29

Bose AR Creative Workshop (Free)

April 29th 9:00am

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

MON 29

Bunker Brews Austin: Gaming & eSports (Free)

April 29th 5:30pm

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

TUE 30

Bose AR Unity Workshop (Free)

April 30th 9:00am

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

TUE 30

Founders Stories Austin with Justin Siegel (Free)

April 30th 4:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

TUE 30

Startup Fundraising Panel: Learn How to Get Funded Fast from Founders Who Did It First ($15 and Up)

April 30th 6:00pm

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

WED 01

Austin Online Marketing for Entrepreneurs (Free)

May 1st 6:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

THU 02

Tribe of Hackers Summit ($34.95 – $49.95)

May 2nd 10:30am

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

THU 02

Innovation & Tech: Texas Society for Constructions Solutions (Free)

May 2nd 6:00pm

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

THU 02

AMUG Meetup May 2019 (Free)

May 2nd 6:00pm

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

THU 02

Nonprofit Design Jam - LifeWorks (Free)

May 2nd 6:30pm

General Assembly Austin, 14th Floor, 600 Congress Ave, 14th Fl Austin , TX 7870

THU 02

Laravel Austin (Free)

May 2nd 7:00pm

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

FRI 03

Tech Talent Done Right - Lunch & Learn (Free)

May 3rd 12:00pm

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

MON 06

Media ATX (Free)

May 6th 6:30pm

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

TUE 07

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

May 7th 7:00pm

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

TUE 07

Austin iPhone Developer Group (Free)

May 7th 7:00pm

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

WED 08

Scooters. Let’s fix this mess. (Free)

May 8th 5:30pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

WED 08

The Austin Python Meetup Monthly Meetup (Free)

May 8th 7:00pm

Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

SAT 11

Pitch-a-Kid at the Magellan International School (Free for Kids / $10 for Adults)

May 11th 10:00am

Magellan International School, 7938 Great Northern Blvd, Austin TX 78757

WED 22

What is Platform Product Management by Cognizant Product Manager (Free)

May 22nd 6:30pm

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

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