What we're about

This group aims to connect, support, and inspire early-stage startup founders and those new to Austin, TX. While all entrepreneurs (and aspiring entrepreneurs) are welcome to join, this group will focus on helping early-stage startup founders. If you are new to Austin or a local Austinite, simply looking to Network or make new friends, you are in the right place.

We meet on the third Tuesday from 5:30-8:00 PM monthly at the Capital Factory located in Omni Hotel on the bottom floor. Wherever you are on your entrepreneurial journey, come prepared to share your elevator pitch, any wins or needs, plus be willing to help others.

We look forward to meeting you and hearing about your founder's journey!

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FIESTA 🎉 Founders, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Startups, Techies, Austin Newcomer

Founders, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Startups, Techies, and Austin Newcomers join us for pizza 🍕 , wine🍷, and camaraderie 😃

We'll be collecting $$ to help offset expenses 🤪

Are you looking forward to connecting with people IRL again? Are you interested in meeting outstanding professionals? Come ready to build relationships, expand your network, and have a great time!

Regardless of your age, experience level, or industry, you are welcomed to join us.

We Exist To
1) Connect with other entrepreneurs, community members, founders, Austinites, and welcome those new to Austin or considering moving to our city with fellow Austinites. We are a welcoming and helpful community.
2) Provide a space to network with other like-minded individuals. We usually have between 30-50+ in attendance. You never know who you will meet.
3) Provide 5-7 startups an opportunity to share their elevator pitches. You never know who will be in the audience or the feedback you will receive.
4) Support one another by opening our networks. Always come prepared to share any ask or wins you have. These are shared via email on Friday after the meetup with those in attendance.

Let us know who you are by scanning the QR code at the entrance and wearing a name tag? There will also be greeters handing out name tags and checking you in.
5:30-6:15 - Sign-in and Network (Grab food & drinks)
6:15 –6:30 PM - Announcements
6:30 -7:00pm - Elevator Pitches - 2 minutes max. 5-7 individuals.***
7:00 - 8:00 PM - Meet presenters + network with others.
8:00 PM - Event ends. Clean up and exit the room by 8:30

*** If interested in sharing your elevator pitch, email [masked]. A priority is given to those who attended the previous month's meetup. If you have any ideas for other events regarding a specific topic, let us know.

Parking: The Omni Hotel parking garage entrance is located on the east side of Brazos Street, just north of 7th Street.

Capital Factory offers parking validations in Austin Monday-Friday, between 5 PM-10 PM. Guests must enter the garage at 5 PM or later and leave before 10 PM to have their parking validated down to $7. You will need to scan the original ticket and then the validation ticket. Street parking is usually free after 6 PM https://www.capitalfactory.com/parking

Thank You to our sponsors KOYA Innovations (https://getkoya.com), creating the future of connection, and
Capital Factory ( http://www.capitalfactory.com), 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.

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