What we're about

Come talk about your startup, ideas, challenges, experiences, etc. Get support, feedback and advice from experienced entrepreneurs. Also, every month we invite an Austin startup to share their experiences, challenges, failures, successes and learnings from their startup journey.

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First timers, please note:

• Capital Factory is in the OMNI building at the intersection of 7th Street and Brazos St. The building has entrances on 3 streets (7th St, Brazos St and 8th St). You can enter from any street. Do not be surprised to see a hotel inside the building. The elevators are in the middle of the lobby.

• The elevators may be confusing for first-timers. Each elevator is marked by an alphabet (A-F) that sticks above the corresponding elevator. Each elevator also has a touch panel to select the floor. Just select the 16th floor on any touch panel and it will show on the panel which elevator (A/B/C, etc.) is ready to go up to that floor. Just walk in to that elevator and get off where the doors open which will be the 16th floor.

• The ACL room is the first event room to your right once you enter the 16th floor.

• Feel free to walk in at any time during the event. We understand that people are busy and may not be able to make it to the events in time.

• If in doubt, always ask the people at the front desk (on any floor) for help.

Who is this meetup for?

Are you an entrepreneur or have an idea for a startup or simply interested in Austin startups?

• Share your startup with other entrepreneurs

• Discuss your ideas and get feedback

• Get help validating your ideas, test your app/product/service

• Discuss your challenges and seek advice/help from other entrepreneurs

• Get help spreading the word about your startup

• Share your startup experience with others

• Discuss funding and growth

• Connect with other entrepreneurs, mentors and get introduced to investors and funding sources.

• Learn from other successful Austin startups first hand

We are here to support Austin entrepreneurs at every stage of their startup journey. If you have a great idea for an event regarding a specific topic, let us know.

Thank you to Capital Factory (https://www.capitalfactory.com/) for sponsoring event space in 2019 for Austin Startup Meetup. Capital Factory 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.

Upcoming events (5)

(Virtual) Do You Know Your Customer Acquisition Cost

Online event

There are a lot of essential problems on the road to building a startup like identifying a market need, coming up with an innovative solution, finding the right product/market fit, building a great team, delivering a world class product,...we can go on and on. They are all exciting challenges that we, as a founders, want to take on asap. One thing we tend to easily miss in our enthusiasm is that everything has a cost. And knowing the costs ahead of time will help us optimize our time, effort and resources. In this session, we will talk about an important metric that can make or break the startup - Customer Acquisition Cost. We will discuss how to calculate it, manage it and how to gain valuable insights from it. **** Note that this is a virtual event **** The link to join the event will be provided on the day of the event. Agenda ----------- 6:30 pm - Networking 6:45 pm - Event Intro 7:00 pm - Do You Know Your Customer Acquisition Cost 8:00 pm - Wrap up + Networking 8:30 pm - End Date ------- August 25, 2020, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Location ------------- Online The link to join the event will be provided on the day of the event. Parking: ------------- Public parking is also available on the 7th St, Brazos St and San Jacinto Blvd. Paid parking is available in the Omni building garage. Parking validation can be obtained from the Capital Factory front desk. First-timer attendees, please note: ------------------------------------------------ • Capital Factory is in the OMNI building at the intersection of 7th Street and Brazos St. The building has entrances on 3 streets (7th St, Brazos St and 8th St). You can enter from any street. Do not be surprised to see a hotel inside the building. The elevators are in the middle of the lobby. • The elevators may be confusing for first-timers. Each elevator is marked by an alphabet (A-F) that sticks above the corresponding elevator. Each elevator also has a touch panel to select the floor. Just select the 16th floor on any touch panel and it will show on the panel which elevator (A/B/C, etc.) is ready to go up to that floor. Just walk in to that elevator and get off where the doors open which will be the 16th floor. • The ACL room is the first event room to your right once you enter the 16th floor. • Feel free to walk in at any time during the event. We understand that people are busy and may not be able to make it to the events in time. • If in doubt, always ask the people at the front desk (on any floor) for help. Event Sponsors: ----------------------- Lend'emOut (https://www.lendemout.com/) - Rent anything to/from anyone, anywhere! FunnelAI (https://www.funnelai.com) - Connecting businesses with their prospects in real-time. Capital Factory (https://capitalfactory.com/) - Austin's Center of Gravity for Entrepreneurs. Learn. Work. Accelerate. Who is this event for? ------------------------------ This is a free event open for anyone interested in Austin startups. Do you: • Want feedback on your ideas for a startup? • Want to meet people that founded/run their startups in Austin? • Want to know how startups in Austin are doing things and learn from them? • Want to discuss the challenges you are facing in your startup and get help? • Want to spread the word and get people talking about your startup? • Want to share your startup experience with newbies? • Want to help local startups with their challenges? • Just want to meet other folks involved in startups? Then, this event is for you. You could be an entrepreneur, designer, developer...well it doesn't matter. This is open for everyone interested in Austin startups. Come, grab a drink and meet other startuppers in Austin. Exchange ideas, information, contacts, help each other and do more.

September Startup Showcase

Capital Factory

February Startup Showcase. The event details will be published within 30 days prior to the event. Agenda ----------- 6:30 pm - Networking 6:45 pm - Event Intro 7:00 pm - Startup Showcase 8:00 pm - Wrap up + Networking 8:30 pm - End Date ------- September 22, 2020, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Location ------------- Capital Factory (ACL room, 16th Floor) 701 Brazos Street, Suite 1600 Austin, TX 78701 Parking: ------------- Public parking is also available on the 7th St, Brazos St and San Jacinto Blvd. Paid parking is available in the Omni building garage. Parking validation can be obtained from the Capital Factory front desk. First-timer attendees, please note: ------------------------------------------------ • Capital Factory is in the OMNI building at the intersection of 7th Street and Brazos St. The building has entrances on 3 streets (7th St, Brazos St and 8th St). You can enter from any street. Do not be surprised to see a hotel inside the building. The elevators are in the middle of the lobby. • The elevators may be confusing for first-timers. Each elevator is marked by an alphabet (A-F) that sticks above the corresponding elevator. Each elevator also has a touch panel to select the floor. Just select the 16th floor on any touch panel and it will show on the panel which elevator (A/B/C, etc.) is ready to go up to that floor. Just walk in to that elevator and get off where the doors open which will be the 16th floor. • The ACL room is the first event room to your right once you enter the 16th floor. • Feel free to walk in at any time during the event. We understand that people are busy and may not be able to make it to the events in time. • If in doubt, always ask the people at the front desk (on any floor) for help. Event Sponsors: ----------------------- Lend'emOut (https://www.lendemout.com/) - Rent anything to/from anyone, anywhere! FunnelAI (https://www.funnelai.com) - Connecting businesses with their prospects in real-time. Capital Factory (https://capitalfactory.com/) - Austin's Center of Gravity for Entrepreneurs. Learn. Work. Accelerate. Who is this event for? ------------------------------ This is a free event open for anyone interested in Austin startups. Do you: • Want feedback on your ideas for a startup? • Want to meet people that founded/run their startups in Austin? • Want to know how startups in Austin are doing things and learn from them? • Want to discuss the challenges you are facing in your startup and get help? • Want to spread the word and get people talking about your startup? • Want to share your startup experience with newbies? • Want to help local startups with their challenges? • Just want to meet other folks involved in startups? Then, this event is for you. You could be an entrepreneur, designer, developer...well it doesn't matter. This is open for everyone interested in Austin startups. Come, grab a drink and meet other startuppers in Austin. Exchange ideas, information, contacts, help each other and do more.

October Startup Showcase

Capital Factory

February Startup Showcase. The event details will be published within 30 days prior to the event. Agenda ----------- 6:30 pm - Networking 6:45 pm - Event Intro 7:00 pm - Startup Showcase 8:00 pm - Wrap up + Networking 8:30 pm - End Date ------- October 27, 2020, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Location ------------- Capital Factory (ACL room, 16th Floor) 701 Brazos Street, Suite 1600 Austin, TX 78701 Parking: ------------- Public parking is also available on the 7th St, Brazos St and San Jacinto Blvd. Paid parking is available in the Omni building garage. Parking validation can be obtained from the Capital Factory front desk. First-timer attendees, please note: ------------------------------------------------ • Capital Factory is in the OMNI building at the intersection of 7th Street and Brazos St. The building has entrances on 3 streets (7th St, Brazos St and 8th St). You can enter from any street. Do not be surprised to see a hotel inside the building. The elevators are in the middle of the lobby. • The elevators may be confusing for first-timers. Each elevator is marked by an alphabet (A-F) that sticks above the corresponding elevator. Each elevator also has a touch panel to select the floor. Just select the 16th floor on any touch panel and it will show on the panel which elevator (A/B/C, etc.) is ready to go up to that floor. Just walk in to that elevator and get off where the doors open which will be the 16th floor. • The ACL room is the first event room to your right once you enter the 16th floor. • Feel free to walk in at any time during the event. We understand that people are busy and may not be able to make it to the events in time. • If in doubt, always ask the people at the front desk (on any floor) for help. Event Sponsors: ----------------------- Lend'emOut (https://www.lendemout.com/) - Rent anything to/from anyone, anywhere! FunnelAI (https://www.funnelai.com) - Connecting businesses with their prospects in real-time. Capital Factory (https://capitalfactory.com/) - Austin's Center of Gravity for Entrepreneurs. Learn. Work. Accelerate. Who is this event for? ------------------------------ This is a free event open for anyone interested in Austin startups. Do you: • Want feedback on your ideas for a startup? • Want to meet people that founded/run their startups in Austin? • Want to know how startups in Austin are doing things and learn from them? • Want to discuss the challenges you are facing in your startup and get help? • Want to spread the word and get people talking about your startup? • Want to share your startup experience with newbies? • Want to help local startups with their challenges? • Just want to meet other folks involved in startups? Then, this event is for you. You could be an entrepreneur, designer, developer...well it doesn't matter. This is open for everyone interested in Austin startups. Come, grab a drink and meet other startuppers in Austin. Exchange ideas, information, contacts, help each other and do more.

November Startup Showcase

Capital Factory

February Startup Showcase. The event details will be published within 30 days prior to the event. Agenda ----------- 6:30 pm - Networking 6:45 pm - Event Intro 7:00 pm - Startup Showcase 8:00 pm - Wrap up + Networking 8:30 pm - End Date ------- November 24, 2020, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Location ------------- Capital Factory (ACL room, 16th Floor) 701 Brazos Street, Suite 1600 Austin, TX 78701 Parking: ------------- Public parking is also available on the 7th St, Brazos St and San Jacinto Blvd. Paid parking is available in the Omni building garage. Parking validation can be obtained from the Capital Factory front desk. First-timer attendees, please note: ------------------------------------------------ • Capital Factory is in the OMNI building at the intersection of 7th Street and Brazos St. The building has entrances on 3 streets (7th St, Brazos St and 8th St). You can enter from any street. Do not be surprised to see a hotel inside the building. The elevators are in the middle of the lobby. • The elevators may be confusing for first-timers. Each elevator is marked by an alphabet (A-F) that sticks above the corresponding elevator. Each elevator also has a touch panel to select the floor. Just select the 16th floor on any touch panel and it will show on the panel which elevator (A/B/C, etc.) is ready to go up to that floor. Just walk in to that elevator and get off where the doors open which will be the 16th floor. • The ACL room is the first event room to your right once you enter the 16th floor. • Feel free to walk in at any time during the event. We understand that people are busy and may not be able to make it to the events in time. • If in doubt, always ask the people at the front desk (on any floor) for help. Event Sponsors: ----------------------- Lend'emOut (https://www.lendemout.com/) - Rent anything to/from anyone, anywhere! FunnelAI (https://www.funnelai.com) - Connecting businesses with their prospects in real-time. Capital Factory (https://capitalfactory.com/) - Austin's Center of Gravity for Entrepreneurs. Learn. Work. Accelerate. Who is this event for? ------------------------------ This is a free event open for anyone interested in Austin startups. Do you: • Want feedback on your ideas for a startup? • Want to meet people that founded/run their startups in Austin? • Want to know how startups in Austin are doing things and learn from them? • Want to discuss the challenges you are facing in your startup and get help? • Want to spread the word and get people talking about your startup? • Want to share your startup experience with newbies? • Want to help local startups with their challenges? • Just want to meet other folks involved in startups? Then, this event is for you. You could be an entrepreneur, designer, developer...well it doesn't matter. This is open for everyone interested in Austin startups. Come, grab a drink and meet other startuppers in Austin. Exchange ideas, information, contacts, help each other and do more.

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(Virtual) Resources For First Time Founders

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