- Joint Event with The Bunker: Bunker & Brews -- Gaming and eSports
Description Bunker Labs Austin Community and Austin Game Developers are joining forces to collaborate on a post-SXSW gaming and esports recap with networking, drinks, and appetizers. EVITE SIGNUP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bunker-brews-austin-gaming-esports-tickets-59215032757 This event is part of Bunker Brews, a monthly meetup where the Bunker Labs community, including veterans, military spouses, and civilians, comes together to network with subject matter experts, investors, thought leaders, and more in an environment focused on growth and development. This event is for you if... 1. You're interested in meeting more like-minded, action-oriented entrepreneurs in a fun, casual setting. 2. You’re interested in getting involved in the local entrepreneur community. 3. You'd like to learn more about companies being created by veterans in our community This event will be hosted at Capital Factory in the Voltron Room, 1st floor. We're doing a panel of comprised of veterans of both the US military and the video game industry! Panelists include... Finn Staber - Finn Staber is a Programmer/Designer with additional skills in Visual FX, Animation, 3D Art and World Building. He excels in developing functionality and controls for cross-platform Virtual Reality hardware & Augmented Reality technology using projected light field glasses and mobile devices. He focuses on creating advanced player controls, and building fun interactive experiences. Frank Coppersmith is the CEO of Smarter Reality, a digital discovery and development company in Austin, Texas. Previously, he was President of Capson Technology, and Chief Operating Officer and Studio General Manager for GameSalad, the maker of “GameSalad Creator” - a leading tool for mobile application and video game development. Frank has served as Vice President, Finance and Administration for Challenge Online Games, a venture-backed (Sequoia Capital, Globespan Capital) startup in the web and social (Facebook) gaming space which was sold to Zynga. Frank holds a MBA in Finance and Operations Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a law degree from Samford University and a degree in electrical engineering from The Citadel. Frank was named Austin’s “CFO of the Year” (small company category) by the Austin Business Journal in 2010. Frank is also active in the USAF Reserves, holding the rank of Colonel, where he serves as a senior judge advocate. Frank has previously deployed to Iraq, Turkey, Germany, and Qatar.
- AGD @ Texas EU Summit
All, The AGD will be doing game demos during this year's Texas-EU Summit. We're also putting together a panel on interactive technology and gaming! Watch this space for signups for game demos. More on the Summit: The Texas-EU Business Summit is the premier event for Texas businesses, entrepreneurs and economic development professionals seeking to expand their footprint in Europe. The summit provides Texas businesses, entrepreneurs, policymakers and target businesses with an overview of trade and expansion business opportunities in Europe as well as information and connections to make the most of those opportunities. Texas is already the largest exporting state to the EU. The summit builds on that footprint, focusing on promoting the international trade capacity of Texas businesses and economic development organizations while creating greater awareness regarding the benefits of exporting. Texas-European Union quick facts: Offers business access to a diverse market of 500 million people with a GDP of $18.5 trillion. Texas exports to the European Union in 2015 exceeded $27 billion. In 2015, the Top Five Texas exports to Europe by sector were: petroleum and coal products – 22.7%, chemicals – 22.7%, computers and electronics – 15.0%, transportation equipment – 10.0%, and machinery 8.1% The UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, and Spain are leading sources of FDI in Texas. The Texas-EU Business Summit sessions are led by business leaders, trade and investment officials from EU countries, trade policy experts and political officials.