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Co-Founders December Pitches "Keynote speaker Shari W Ressler - Founder of SKU"

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Price: $12.00 /per person

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Work might be from 9-5, but business happens between 5-9. Austin Cofounders is like networking events, except fun; like a party, except business-oriented, and like a startup pitch series, except informal and fast-paced. The result is a one-of-a-kind experience that makes for the perfect evening for entrepreneurs, investors, tech enthusiasts, and fun seekers alike.

Our event takes place again at Capital Factory in Downtown Austin.

We are trying to speed up the process for check-in, so please go to Eventbrite link to RSVP and Pay to get your name tag printed and faster access to the event. If you are looking to pay at the door it will be $15.00.

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In today's economy is hard to get a job without knowing someone...

This is why we do what we do. Come network and meet your next opportunity.

If you are new to this group and have a project in mind, or have already started a startup and need a co-founder, engineers, techies, developer, designers, marketers, entrepreneurs, etc, - looking for an angel investor,- to get feedback and demo - or interested to join a startup or a establish company, come join us for a great night of startup pitches, networking, good beer, wine and food.

Please make sure that you apply with your pitch deck early, as we are expecting to make some difficult choices between all the great pitch proposals.

Meetup Venue: Capital Factory on the 16th floor

How to get there:

On top of the OMNI hotel on 8th and Brazos on the 16th floor in Austin downtown.

Parking: Capital Factory is providing tickets for parking after 6:00pm to park under the OMNI Hotel for $5.00 to park at the self park entering from Brazos street. You have to save your parking ticket and then show the one that Capital Factory will provide to get your discounted parking.

Type of Pitches:

1. You are an entrepreneur with a developed concept or a running startup pre VC round, or looking for co-founders, or hire talent, or investors.


Because it is fun! and also pitching in our Meetup lets you "practice" your pitch and get feedback from other startups and investors, always a good thing!

How to attend in the audience?

Simply RSVP by paying in Eventbrite to make the line go faster.

If you are a software or hardware developer, or UX/UI designer interested in joining a cool startup, you can attend for FREE. Just send an e-mail to [masked] with a link to your LinekedIn profile and a link to your cofounder meetup account, 48 hours before the event.

Otherwise, the contribution is $12.00 to cover for this non-profit event. Drinks and food provided. Refunds will be allowed ONLY 48 hours prior to the event. Just email us at [masked]

How to apply as a presenter?

Here is the link to our guideline ( and requirements to present.

We also need to receive your pitch deck before you are chosen to present. So do send your presentation as a PowerPoint to [masked]. The deadline to send your pitch deck is 10 days before the event. We will announce the presenters 3 days before the event.

1. Who are you?
2. What is your business?
3. Why does it matter?
4. What is your business or revenue/traction model?
5. What are you asking for?

The presentations are 5 to 7 slides, including your cover slide a final slide with your contact information. Please make sure the final slide has your contact information large enough to be easily read. If you have a product to demo you can show that as well.

Please note that you'll only have a maximum 5 minutes to present. We will have to cut you off at the 5 minute mark to make sure we have time for the other presenters. Your presentation will be followed by 4 minutes for questions (no hard cut off). A visual timer will be provided for you

NEW: To maximize screen space during presentations and avoid formatting issues, please submit only "PowerPoint" slides in 16:9 format. You can change from classic 6:4 format under Page Setup.

When is this not the right event for you?

If you plan to attend to sell something, this is not the right event for you.

Keynote Speaker
Shari Wynne Ressler is an Austin-based entrepreneur and attorney passionate about helping people achieve success. Shari is Founder/President of SKU (formerly Incubation Station) ( ( a leading consumer products accelerator that rapidly scales market-validated brands, Co-Founder/President of MWR Legal ( (, a full-service law firm representing and connecting innovators, startups and high-growth companies. Shari is currently co-launching the Entrepreneurial Law Bar Association ( (, bringing together business counsel worldwide to establish best practices for representing innovators and fostering growth in the new economy. Shari is an avid mentor, investor, active participant in the Austin entrepreneurial ecosystem, a past-president of the Austin chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) and RISEwomen. She holds a BA from UC Davis and a JD from the UC Berkeley School of Law.

• Agenda:
6:30 - 7:00 pm Sign-in and socializing (Grab food a drinks)
7:00 - 7:10 pm Announcements, Sponsor notes
7:10 - 7:35 pm Keynote Speaker Q/A
7:35 - 8:30 pm Pitches / Q&A
Company Name Presenter Website
Counsl James Glancy (
RideConnect Santosh Krishnan ( (
Peppypets John Ray (
Genie Labs Venu Gooty (
Fuddar Justin Turner (
8:30 - 9:00 pm Network, Network, Network
9:00 - Until whenever.

Go downstairs to the bar to network more.

What do the colored dots mean and how I connect with other that I am looking for?

RED: Talent (developers, designers)
GREEN: Investor (accredited)
BLUE: Entrepreneur
YELLOW: Media, Marketing (others)

Please RSVP as space is limited!

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