SPEAKER SERIES: How To Grow Your Business With An Accelerator

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Meet At Relay

1023 Springdale Rd #11A · Austin, TX

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Find us at the last building at the back of the complex.

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Have a dream, prototype, or a startup you want to accelerate into an awesome company?

Accelerators are becoming a standard in an entrepreneur’s journey for their startup. They spark untapped growth, by giving access to a talented network of mentors and alumni, investors, and early advisors.

Leaders from Austin’s top accelerators will lead an action-packed discussion on their different offerings and qualities they're looking for in entrepreneurs accepted into their programs.

If you’ve been thinking about applying (or why you should apply) to an accelerator, join us and find out which of the top accelerators in Austin are right for you.

In addition to this amazing panel, all ticket holders are entered to win:

2 - Free one-week memberships to Relay Coworking (will be announced prior to the event on social media)

1 - Free one-month membership to Relay Coworking (winner will be announced at the event and must be present to win)

RSVP AND BUY TICKETS TO THE EVENT:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-grow-your-business-with-an-accelerator-tickets-57897242210?aff=meetup

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Date: Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm

Where: Meet at Relay, 1023 Springdale Rd #11A, Austin, TX 78721 (last building at the back of the complex)

Who: Accomplished Partners, Managing Directors, and Venture Associates

Kirsten Ross, Managing Director, SKU

Joe Merrill, Co-Founder/Partner, Sputnik ATX

Amos Schwartzfarb, Managing Director, Techstars

Gordon Daugherty, Managing Director and General Partner, Capital Factory

Moderator: Radney Wood, Partner, Vela | Wood

Agenda:

6:00 - 7:00 - Drinks and Networking

7:00 - 8:00 - Speaker Panel

8:00 - 9:00 - Q&A and Networking

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You Will Learn:

The upsides & downsides of joining an accelerator

What sectors/industries each accelerator is investing in today

What factors are weighted most heavily to evaluate companies

Determining whether an accelerator is the best path for your business

What equity and mentorship opportunities does each accelerator offer

What resources are available for entrepreneurs to grow their business

And more!

RSVP AND BUY TICKETS TO THE EVENT:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-grow-your-business-with-an-accelerator-tickets-57897242210?aff=meetup

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Panelists:

Kirstin Ross, Managing Director, SKU

Kirstin is the Managing Director of SKU, a world-class program that accelerates emerging CPG brands through a thriving community of serial entrepreneurs & industry experts. In her role as Managing Director, Kirstin oversees the selection of the 6-8 participating companies, curates the 40-person mentor group of leading CPG experts, and manages 30+ advisory mentors.

Joe Merrill, Co-Founder/Partner, Sputnik ATX

Joe is the co-founder and Partner of Sputnik ATX, and Partner in the Linden group of venture funds based in Austin, Texas. Merrill is a former U.S. diplomat and served as a political, economic and consular officer at U.S. Embassies in Bosnia, Nigeria, and South Korea as well as postings at the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C. Overall, Joe has over $3 billion of transaction experience in venture investing.

Amos Schwartzfarb, Managing Director, Techstars

Amos has more than 15 years of sales leadership and strategy experience in software, digital, advertising and entertainment. Before joining Techstars, Amos served as co-founder and Head of Customer Development at Joust. Prior to Joust, Amos served in multiple executive positions with multiple acquisitions from 2002 to 2012.

Gordon Daugherty, Managing Director and General Partner, Capital Factory

Over the past 15 years, Gordon has seen more than 1,500 startup pitches, given personal advice to more than 500 entrepreneurs and been involved with raising $45M+ in capital.

RSVP HERE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-grow-your-business-with-an-accelerator-tickets-57897242210?aff=meetup