• How to Make the Most of Your SXSW 2019 Experience

    Galvanize - Austin

    SXSW 2019 is upon us. 100,000+ people. 3 festivals. The entirety of Austin. It's happening. How do we make the most of it? How do we know where's the best places for us to connect to the people we want to? How do we plan for it? How do we enjoy it without being overwhelmed? Let's find out. What we'll have at the event: - SXSW veterans who'll walk us all through the official (badge) AND unofficial (no badge) parts of SXSW - Beer - Pizza Panelists: Paul O'Brien, Founder MediaTech Ventures Zach Zulch, Founder Almost Real Things Katie Warner, Founder Lucid Routes Luxury Travel & Lifestyle Collective We'll have beer and pizza. Hosted by Moby

  • FIVERR PRESENTS: LEVELING UP - 8 STEPS TO IDENTIFYING YOUR IDEAL CUSTOMERS

    This session will be taught by our very own Candice Beckmann DeRiso and is sponsored by Fiverr. Please RSVP here: https://generalassemb.ly/education/fiverr-presents-leveling-up-8-steps-to-identifying-your-ideal-customers/austin/59991 We get it. Being your own boss is hard. Everywhere you turn you’re being told to build a website, make a logo, optimize your SEO, develop an app, create a chatbot, write a press release - the list goes on and on. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to know what you really need and why? Welcome to Fiverr’s ‘Leveling Up’ workshop series. Here you’ll learn about the skills that matter most from entrepreneurs just like you. You have the questions, and we’ve got the answers. Join us on October 25th to learn ways you can do your own market research and gain realistic and actionable insights that you can apply to your business. You’ll hear from Fiverr alumni, marketing strategist, and Beckmann Collaborative owner, Candice Beckmann DeRiso, about how you and your business can get to the next level by conducting market research and finding your network of ideal customers. Let’s make this year your year of DO.

  • Patreon Happy Hour

    Thunderbird Coffee

    We are doing a combined event with the Austin Podcasters sponsored by Patreon. Come grab a beer and connect with other creators in Austin.

  • How to Build a Brand for Your Product

    General Assembly @ WeWork

    This month we're joining up with The Product League (https://www.meetup.com/The-Product-League) Meetup to bring you this excellent presentation! A good brand can make the difference between success and failure. Your team has worked hard to make your product as good as possible. It would be a shame to sabotage your work with a weak brand. In this session, Thomas Umstattd will share what he has learned the hard way in 10 years of launching products. You will learn Thomas’ four-step process for developing a resonate brand. Spoiler Warning: it has nothing to do with your logo. Speaker: Thomas Umstattd Jr. built his first website at the age of 13 and taught his first web design class at only 16 years old. As a serial entrepreneur, he founded Umstattd Media, his first web design and media company in 2007 while still in college. Thomas currently serves as the CEO of Castle Media Group.

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  • How to Build Your Brand

    Sherlock's Baker St. Pub

    Good branding makes getting more customers easier. The problem is, most startups and small businesses have terrible brands. In this talk, Thomas Umstattd will be sharing a systematic 4 step process to build a brand. Believe me when I say, "You will leave this interactive hands-on Meetup with a better brand." Meetup Agenda: 11:30am Networking 12:00 Talk 12:45 Q&A 1:00pm Networking About Our Speaker - Thomas Umstattd Jr. As an award-winning speaker, Thomas teaches all over the world. His friendly speaking style blends multimedia and audience participation. Thomas started podcasting in 2007 and currently co-hosts the Novel Marketing Podcast (http://www.novelmarketing.com) which has over 125,000 downloads.

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  • How to Start a Podcast

    Sherlock's Baker St. Pub

    Podcasting attracts the wealthiest and savviest audience of any media technology. Hosting your own podcast can be one of the most powerful ways to connect with future customers and grow your business. In this talk, Thomas Umstattd will share the hard lessons he has learned after years of co-hosting the Novel Marketing Podcast (http://www.novelmarketing.com/). He will bring his podcasting equipment for you to interact with and show you how it works and how to start your own podcast for as little as $100 in equipment. We will also talk about how to be a guest on other podcasts and answer any podcasting questions you may have. Meetup Agenda: 11:30am Networking 12:00 Talk 12:45 Q&A 1:00pm Networking About Our Speaker - Thomas Umstattd Jr. As an award-winning speaker, Thomas teaches all over the world. His friendly speaking style blends multimedia and audience participation. Thomas started podcasting in 2007 and currently co-hosts the Novel Marketing Podcast (http://www.novelmarketing.com) which has over 100,000 downloads.

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  • Kickstarting Your Business with Crowdfunding

    DK Maria's Legendary Tex-Mex

    Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter let you test your idea while simultaneously raising money to make it possible. In this talk, Thomas will share about his experience raising over $40,000 through crowdfunding and how you can do the same for your business. Meetup Agenda: 11:30am Networking 12:15 Talk 12:45 Q&A 1:00pm Networking About Our Speaker - Thomas Umstattd Jr. As an award-winning speaker, Thomas teaches all over the world. His friendly speaking style blends multimedia and audience participation. Thomas has successfully crowdfunded half a dozen projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

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  • Legal Contracts Workshop for Entrepreneurs (Free)

    WeWork Congress

    Protect your hustle by becoming familiar with your contracts! We'll review the importance of legal contracts and go through a contract template together in this introductory workshop. Designed for freelancers and entrepreneurs, but everyone is welcome. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/WorkshopAustin

  • Branding & Planning for Creative Entrepreneurs

    Capital One

    Have you always worked for other people but secretly dreamed of branching out to pursue your true passion on your own terms? Join Gwen Lane and Capital One for a 90-minute workshop (https://cafeevents.capitalone360.com/#/) on the branding and marketing skills you’ll need to get started, and the short-term and long-term goals key to mapping out your venture. Light dinner and professional headshots are included with the workshop! RSVP at https://cafeevents.capitalone360.com/#/ About the facilitators: Gwen Lane is a lifestyle expert and successful entrepreneur focused on inspiring others to pursue their passions as careers. She runs the successful LA Girl (https://www.thelagirl.com/) blog. Megan Lathrop is a certified life-coach with an extensive background in finance. About the host: Amanda Dewoody is a certified life-coach who offers free Money Coaching in partnership with Capital One. (https://www.capitalone.com/local/moneycoaching/)

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  • Branding & Planning for Career Changers

    Capital One

    Are you stuck in a career that doesn’t align with your values? If so, join Gwen Lane and Capital One for a 90-minute workshop (https://cafeevents.capitalone360.com/#/) where you will learn to: - identify your core values - enhance your professional brand to better match your values and - map out your goals to pivot toward a career that is more fulfilling. Light dinner and professional headshots are included with the workshop! RSVP at https://cafeevents.capitalone360.com/#/ About the facilitators: Gwen Lane is a lifestyle expert and successful entrepreneur focused on inspiring others to pursue their passions as careers. She runs the successful LA Girl (https://www.thelagirl.com/) blog. Megan Lathrop is a certified life-coach with an extensive background in finance. About the host: Amanda Dewoody is a certified life-coach who offers free Money Coaching in partnership with Capital One. (https://www.capitalone.com/local/moneycoaching/)