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Monday, May 2
 

11:00am

Define Your Voice: It’s not about WHEN but WHAT You Need to Post
Limited Capacity full

Increasingly, small businesses are pitted against each other from all over the world. Whether you are a local business in Austin or an e-commerce platform based in Austin, you are often speaking to an audience as close as down the street and as far as another continent.
As our clients know, it’s not about WHEN you post but WHAT you post. If your content DOES NOT resound with your audience, it will not catch their attention. In this presentation, Ruoyun Xu, Head Social Media Strategist of C3Nami, will teach you to define your digital voice for the most powerful impact to your business. 

Speakers
avatar for Ruoyon Xu

Ruoyon Xu

Founder, c3nami
Ruoyun Xu is the Head Social Media Strategist and Founder of C3Nami, LLC. Her team of 6 empower entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses to connect and build relationships with their raving fans online. Their clients include 1st Plumbing and 1st A/C, Yard Bar, Orange Coworking, Flying Eyes Optics, Camp Gladiator Lake Travis to international clients like Mumiy Troll, a veteran Russian rock band, and Namecheap on ad campaigns in... Read More →


Monday May 2, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Orange Coworking 2110 W Slaughter Ln #160, Austin, TX 78748

11:00am

Smart. Bold. Accessible. - Small Business Resources
Limited Capacity seats available

The Small Business Administration has a host of programs and services available to help business owners take their ventures to the next level. Lender Relations Specialist Leo Davila will walk attendees through the SBA's resources, and how to leverage these tools to find small business success

Speakers
avatar for Lionel “Leo” Davila

Lionel “Leo” Davila

Lender Relations Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration San Antonio District Office
Leo has been a Lender Relations Specialist with The SBA San Antonio District Office for five years. He works to provide technical assistance and training to SBA lenders located in 22 counties as well as promoting SBA loan programs and resources to entrepreneurs.  Leo brings over ten years of experience in small business development and community relations providing microloans, individual technical assistance and advocacy to minority start-up... Read More →


Monday May 2, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tech Ranch Austin 8920 Business Park Dr #250, Austin, TX 78759

11:00am

Austin Coaching Coalition Speed Coaching for Small Business

Business Coaches can offer insight to managing small business challenges from start up - to expansion, to lending and more

The Small Business Festival, Powered by the City of Austin and Capital One Spark Card for Business have partnered with the Austin Coaching Coalition to provide small business coaches to our Community Events locations at Orange Coworking, We Work, Tech Ranch and Galvanize Coworking spaces.  The City of Austin is so committed to helping Austin small businesses succeed, that their on-staff coaches are joining Austin Coaching Coalition coaches to provide additional Free business coaching at City Hall on Monday May 2nd and Friday May 6th from 11-2:00 during national small business week.


Monday May 2, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
Council Chambers, City Hall 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701

11:00am

Austin Coaching Coalition Speed Coaching for Small Business
Limited Capacity seats available

Business Coaches can offer insight to managing small business challenges from start up - to expansion, to lending and more

The Small Business Festival, Powered by the City of Austin and Capital One Spark Card for Business have partnered with the Austin Coaching Coalition to provide small business coaches to our Community Events locations at Orange Coworking, We Work, Tech Ranch and Galvanize Coworking spaces.  The City of Austin is so committed to helping Austin small businesses succeed, that their on-staff coaches are joining Austin Coaching Coalition coaches to provide additional Free business coaching at City Hall on Monday May 2nd and Friday May 6th from 11-2:00 during national small business week.

Monday May 2, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
Orange Coworking 2110 W Slaughter Ln #160, Austin, TX 78748

12:00pm

Getting Others to Invest in Your Passion
Limited Capacity filling up

Keep the spark alive through the highest highs and lowest lows. Being an entreprenuer isn't always fun but it is always exciting. How do you balance building a brand through daily life with the pressures of being a small business leader? We will discuss how to clearly state and present your vision, maintain the spark of excitement, and build for the long term!

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Cantu

Brittany Cantu

Founder, Mother Loving Skincare
Internationally Qualified Esthetician From Altelier Esthetique in New York, NY. Brittany has over a decade of speciality skincare experience ranging from Laser Treatments, Acne Specialist, Cosmetic Injector and even Instructor to new Estheticians. She has recently created and formulated an All Natural Baby Skincare Line called Mother Loving Skincare. She balances a full time job, running a new company and raising two children with her husband... Read More →
avatar for Louis Cantu

Louis Cantu

General Manager, Snooze A.M. Eatery
After completing Culinary School at Le Cordon Bleu, Louis became a part of many successful restaurants during their opening phases. He gained expertise in each job position, perfecting how to obtain team hospitality to help a restaurant succeed. After launching a specialty Food Truck in Austin it became #8 in the Nation according to Smithsonian Magazine, he continued his passion for evolving culture in new concepts. He creates a family atmosphere... Read More →


Monday May 2, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Orange Coworking 2110 W Slaughter Ln #160, Austin, TX 78748

12:00pm

Why Become a B Corp?
Limited Capacity seats available

B Corps want to be part of something bigger than themselves, but for many, becoming a B Corp also has to make business sense. Maybe you want to: Differential Yourself from Pretenders, Lead a Movement, Attract Investors, Generate Press, Benchmark Performance, Save Money and Access Services, Protect Your Mission, Attract and Engage Talent, Participate in a National Ad Campaign, Pass Legislation or Partner with Peers. So many reasons. What’s yours?

This workshop starts with a short presentation on the B Corp Movement and ends with helping you get started with your own confidential B Quick Assessment or Full B Impact Assessment. Be sure to bring your laptops to easily access the B Corp Assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Carls

Beth Carls

Co-Founder, CEO and Board Chair, OneSeventeen Media
CEO, Co-Founder, OneSeventeen Media - Beth has been an active B Corp member since OneSeventeen Media became Texas' first certified B Corp in 2009. In 2015, OneSeventeen was recognized as a B Corp Best for the World for Overall Impact and in 2016 for Customer Impact. Beth was given the highest award for community engagement, 2015 National B Keeper for B Corp's social community. Also in 2015, she was selected to the inaugural B Corp Ambassador... Read More →
avatar for Amy Looper

Amy Looper

Co-Founder and COO, OneSeventeen Media
COO, Co Founder, OneSeventeen Media - Amy is an early adopter for the B Corp movement since OneSeventeen Media became Texas’ first certified B Corp in 2009. OneSeventeen Media has been recognized as a B Corp Best For The World winner in 2015 and 2016 for using business as a force for good. Her company creates mobile apps that help kids make wiser decisions on the fly no matter where they are – at school, at home or on their own. As an avid... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Scheel

Kristin Scheel

Chief Legal Counsel, Scheel Legal
Scheel Legal - Chief Legal Counsel – Kristin is versed in innovative models of business, finance and law supporting benefits corporations and social enterprise. She advocates for sustainable local economies, including business and worker cooperatives and community informed real estate development.  Ask her about following her own entrepreneurial spirit and first hand experience with forming and dissolving her business partnership... Read More →


Monday May 2, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tech Ranch Austin 8920 Business Park Dr #250, Austin, TX 78759

12:00pm

Doing Business with the City
Limited Capacity full

Attention small businesses of ALL TYPES (marketing, catering, cleaning, printing, etc.)! Are you taking advantage of the opportunity to sell your services to the City of Austin? Attend this workshop to learn how to use the City’s vendor portal and gain a better understanding of the City’s processes. City representatives will describe how to use the City’s vendor portal, Vendor Connection, and provide an overview of the procurement process. This will include information on the procurement models used, such as: Request for Quote (RFQ), Invitation for Bid (IFB), Invitation for Bid Best Value (IFBBV) and Requests for Proposal (RFP). 

Speakers
avatar for Georgia Billela

Georgia Billela

City of Austin
Georgia Billela has been in purchasing over 20 years and with  5 years with the City of San Antonio and the City Austin for 2 ½ years. She has managed her own pharmaceutical Medical Supply Company which was a HUB certified so she is familiar with the vendor community and have worked on doing business with the government purchasing.


Monday May 2, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Entrepreneur Center of Austin 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110, Austin, TX 78704

12:00pm

Austin Coaching Coalition Speed Coaching for Small Business
Business Coaches can offer insight to managing small business challenges from start up - to expansion, to lending and more

The Small Business Festival, Powered by the City of Austin and Capital One Spark Card for Business have partnered with the Austin Coaching Coalition to provide small business coaches to our Community Events locations at Orange Coworking, We Work, Tech Ranch and Galvanize Coworking spaces.  The City of Austin is so committed to helping Austin small businesses succeed, that their on-staff coaches are joining Austin Coaching Coalition coaches to provide additional Free business coaching at City Hall on Monday May 2nd and Friday May 6th from 11-2:00 during national small business week.

Monday May 2, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Tech Ranch Austin 8920 Business Park Dr #250, Austin, TX 78759

5:30pm

Growing Your Business with Facebook
Limited Capacity seats available

Join an expert from Facebook’s Small Business Team as they share best practices, success stories, and strategies for how to grow, manage, and understand your small business presence on Facebook.

Speakers
avatar for Deepa Iyengar

Deepa Iyengar

Partner Manager, Facebook
Deepa is a partner manager at Facebook and has for the last 2+ years focused on delivering consultative account planning and business development growth strategies to our agency clients. Prior to Facebook, Deepa led client success with growth planning and digital investment strategy at agencies on both coasts, including Wieden + Kennedy and Ogilvy & Mather. | | Deepa earned her BS in Advertising & Business from the University of Texas... Read More →


Monday May 2, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
WeWork 600 Congress Ave, 14 Floor Austin, TX 78701

5:30pm

Austin Coaching Coalition Speed Coaching for Small Business
Business Coaches can offer insight to managing small business challenges from start up - to expansion, to lending and more

The Small Business Festival, Powered by the City of Austin and Capital One Spark Card for Business have partnered with the Austin Coaching Coalition to provide small business coaches to our Community Events locations at Orange Coworking, We Work, Tech Ranch and Galvanize Coworking spaces.  The City of Austin is so committed to helping Austin small businesses succeed, that their on-staff coaches are joining Austin Coaching Coalition coaches to provide additional Free business coaching at City Hall on Monday May 2nd and Friday May 6th from 11-2:00 during national small business week.

Monday May 2, 2016 5:30pm - 9:30pm
WeWork 600 Congress Ave, 14 Floor Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

Term Sheet 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wonder what the VCs know about negotiating a term sheet and evaluating a pitch that you don't? Join Richard Denenny for an interactive workshop and learn how to create a quality pitch and the basic provisions associated with a term sheet. Richard will also answer questions related to market terms associated with equity and company valuation.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Denenny

Richard Denenny

President and Corporate Chair, Lee Hayes, PLLC
"Richard has been counseling entrepreneurs and companies throughout his career, in both internal and external roles. Throughout his career, Richard has helped companies in a wide array of transactions, from formation through to exit. Richard’s practice focuses on general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, financings, and commercial transactions. | | Richard’s experience includes practicing at a... Read More →


Monday May 2, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tech Ranch Austin 8920 Business Park Dr #250, Austin, TX 78759

6:00pm

Austin Coaching Coalition Speed Coaching for Small Business
Business Coaches can offer insight to managing small business challenges from start up - to expansion, to lending and more

The Small Business Festival, Powered by the City of Austin and Capital One Spark Card for Business have partnered with the Austin Coaching Coalition to provide small business coaches to our Community Events locations at Orange Coworking, We Work, Tech Ranch and Galvanize Coworking spaces.  The City of Austin is so committed to helping Austin small businesses succeed, that their on-staff coaches are joining Austin Coaching Coalition coaches to provide additional Free business coaching at City Hall on Monday May 2nd and Friday May 6th from 11-2:00 during national small business week.

Monday May 2, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Tech Ranch Austin 8920 Business Park Dr #250, Austin, TX 78759

6:30pm

Breaking the Time Management Encryption: How to Liberate Your Productivity Skills from Deep Cover
Limited Capacity seats available

Did you know that the average person loses up to three hours per day from procrastination, distractions and overwhelm? In the business world, this adds up to over ten thousand dollars of lost time per person each year.

Helene Segura will share her three-prong framework for plugging time leaks and gaining back lost time.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Use mind control tradecraft to harness time and focus on priorities
  • Identify and eliminate common performance leaks
  • Improve productivity and strengthen leadership with a team approach – even if you’re a solopreneur
  • Recapture at least two hours of lost time per day through successful change

Speakers
avatar for Helene Segura

Helene Segura

CEO, LivingOrderSA
Time management expert Helene Segura teaches go-getters how to slay wasted time. By improving individual efficiency, she helps companies lower employee stress levels, decrease absenteeism, improve retention and leadership, and increase profits. Known for her thought-provoking, yet entertaining time management keynotes and seminars that teach practical productivity tools, Helene delivers an experience that resonates deeply with audience members... Read More →


Monday May 2, 2016 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

6:30pm

What Social Media Is Right For Your Business?
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive briefing is for CEO's, business owners, entrepreneurs and sales professionals who are searching for solutions to the business obstacles they face when trying to sell, manage a sales team, and create a scalable revenue model. If you or your business are facing one or more of the following challenges, a. Customers typically show a lot of interest but this is not impacting bottom line results, b. Generating large numbers of proposals or quotes which do not convert into net new business, c. Presentations and proposals end up becoming 'Unpaid Consulting’, d. Finding sales professionals spending too much time with prospects that have no or limited authority to move forward with a purchase, e. More and more prospects are saying they would like to 'Think it over’. This workshop will help you examine your current sales interactions and enable your business to attain predictable, tangible results by addressing the primary areas necessary for long-term sales success: behaviors, attitude and techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Inés Calderón

Sara Inés Calderón

Sara Inés Calderón is a software engineer, writer, speaker and diversity in tech evangelist based in Austin, Texas. Sara has written for a variety of publications, including TechCrunch and Vice, as well as several Texas newspapers. She serves as Co-Director and Evangelist for Women Who Code Austin, co-founded the Austin Diversity Hackathon, and has also won several awards at hackathons. She writes and speaks regularly about... Read More →


Monday May 2, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
WeWork 600 Congress Ave, 14 Floor Austin, TX 78701

6:30pm

Co-Founders May Pitches "CTAN Panel of Investors"
Limited Capacity filling up

RSVP for free if you signup via the tech^map  website:  
Be part of our community and RSVP

Network and connect to find your next employee, your next co-founder, or build your professional network! Work might be from 9-5, but business happens between 5-9. The Co-Founder Meetup by the tech^map is a forum for professionals to pitch their business, idea, startup, etc. to the community and gain valuable feedback. The audience is full of other entrepreneurs, developers, investors, and media.

Are you new to the Co-Founder meetup? Do you have a project in mind you are looking to get off the ground? Are you looking to find a job or join a great startup? Ready to get on stage and pitch?

Check out our awesome group that can help you navigate to find your next co-founder, employee, investor, or user! Mix and Mingle with others in the same boat. Enjoy a great night of pitches, networking, food, and beverages!

Looking to Pitch:

Here is the link to our guidelines and requirements to present. Please review this PDF and if you have any questions - email on the tech^map website or email austin@thetechmap.com for more information.

Developers looking for a job:

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 toTeam@thetechmap.com with a link to your tech^map completed profile and we will get you RSVP'd.

May Meetup Details:

Our keynote for the May 2 event will be a panel of Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) representatives, including Executive Director Claire England and Board members Tom Rogers and Rick Timmins. The panel discussion will include strategies for getting funded, how to approach angel investors, and most effective tactics for presenting to an angel group. We've asked CTAN to listen to some of your pitches after the panel discussion and provide feedback, so we'll close the keynote with five entrepreneur pitches.

Having invested more than $68 million in 127 companies since 2006, CTAN is the most active single-chapter angel group in the country and a significant source of early-stage capital to entrepreneurs. The nonprofit, member-based organization represents more than 150 individual accredited investors from a wide variety of sectors. Many of its members are active in the startup ecosystem, mentoring entrepreneurs and connecting them to business resources, providing critical support to the success of early-stage business and the Texas economy.

CTAN’s mission is two-fold: 1) Provide quality early-stage investment opportunities for accredited angel investors; and 2) Assist entrepreneurs and startups by serving as a key source of funding, mentorship, strategic advice, and educational resources. To learn more about CTAN, visitwww.centraltexasangelnetwork.com

Moderator
Claire England is Executive Director of Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN), one of the nation’s top angel investing networks. A native Austinite, her background includes more than 18 years of executive and nonprofit leadership. She worked on local and international startup ecosystem projects for clients including St. Edward’s University and SXSW Interactive before joining CTAN. She also serves as a public speaker, including moderating panels and giving solo talks and keynotes at Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival, the Greater San Marcos Innovation Summit, and more.

Previously, Claire served as Executive Director of RISE, hosting a conference series for entrepreneurs to exchange ideas with investors and business leaders. Under her leadership, RISE became a Forbes “Must-Attend 2013 Conference for Entrepreneurs,” doubling its impact on Austin’s startup ecosystem. In 2013, she was named a finalist for Austin Business Journal’s Profiles in Power – Women of Influence Award. She volunteers her time as Founding Advisory Board member for World Economic Forum’s Austin Global Shapers and as a Mentor for UnLtd USA.

Panelists:
Rick Timmins 
is a resident of Austin and is heavily involved in the Austin startup community. He brings with him 35 years of experience in financial management and strategic guidance from two Fortune 100 technology leaders. Most recently, Rick served as vice president and Corporate Controller of finance at networking technology leader Cisco Systems. There he was instrumental in developing and implementing an e-culture of financial reporting across all of Cisco’s worldwide operations. When he arrived in 1996, Cisco took two weeks to close its quarterly books. Under his leadership, the task was reduced to 4 hours. 

Prior to Cisco, Rick served as vice president of finance for Motorola, where he had worldwide financial responsibility for the Semiconductor division. He also was the VP of Finance for Motorola Japan and lived in Tokyo for 6 years in developing Motorola’s cellular operations in Japan, which experienced explosive growth from $300 million to over $2 billion. In addition to his operational experience, Rick has also worked with numerous top tier venture firms from across the country. 

Rick is also a Board Member in the public company Ultratech (symbol: UTEK). Rick holds a B.S. degree in accounting and finance from the University of Arizona, an M.B.A. degree from St. Edward’s University, and was previously a Certified Public Accountant.

Tom Rogers is originally from Houston and spent 17 years in Chicago before moving to Austin in 2005. He is the principal of Star Vista Capital, LLC, a real estate and angel / early stage investment firm. Previously, he was a Partner with GK Development, Inc. in the Chicago area and was responsible for property acquisitions. While associated with GK, Tom was responsible for expanding its portfolio to include shopping centers and office properties valued in excess of $200 million.

Prior to joining GK, Tom served as Senior Vice President at Heitman Capital Management, a pension plan advisor, directing the sale of more than $1.5B in commercial properties. He originally moved to Chicago in 1988 and joined Homart Development Company as a Vice President in the Capital Markets Group. He began his career in Houston as a commercial broker with CB Richard Ellis. 

Tom earned a degree in Finance from Texas A&M University. He serves on the Board of the Austlen Baby Co., the Eanes Education Foundation, and is an Emeritus Board member of the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

• 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  
8:30 - 9:00 pm Network, Network, Network  
9:00 - Until whenever. Go downstairs to the bar to network more.

We have colored dots! Make sure you find who you are looking for

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

Please RSVP as space is limited!

Parking: 

Parking is available in the OMNI/Austin Centre Garage after 6pm. Please bring your ticket to the front desk at Capital Factory to receive $5 parking. Please save both parking tickets to exit garage. Street parking is also available and free after 6:00 pm on Mondays.


Moderators
avatar for Johan M Borge

Johan M Borge

CEO, The Techmap
Mr. Borge is a serial entrepreneur as he has successfully launched several businesses in different sectors. Just to name a few: Johan is the CEO of Texas Capital Real Estate, LLC., a real estate investing firm (www.texascre.com). He works with local investors to find deals or joins partnerships to achieve lucrative ROIs on invested money. He established PostEquine.com with a goal of keeping the equine community together. Together with his wife... Read More →
avatar for Claire England

Claire England

Executive Director, CTAN | Central Texas Angel Network
Claire England brings 18 years of executive and nonprofit leadership experience to her role as Executive Director of Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) in Austin, Texas, the most active single-chapter angel investing group in North America. A significant source of early-stage capital to entrepreneurs, CTAN is a diverse group of 165 members with over $75M USD invested in 135+ companies since 2006. | | Prior to CTAN, Claire worked with local and... Read More →

Panelist
avatar for Tom Rogers

Tom Rogers

Tom Rogers is originally from Houston and spent 17 years in Chicago before moving to Austin in 2005. He is the principal of Star Vista Capital, LLC, a real estate and angel / early stage investment firm. Previously, he was a Partner with GK Development, Inc. in the Chicago area and was responsible for property acquisitions. While associated with GK, Tom was responsible for expanding its portfolio to include shopping centers and office... Read More →
avatar for Rick Timmins

Rick Timmins

Rick Timmins is a resident of Austin and is heavily involved in the Austin startup community. He brings with him 35 years of experience in financial management and strategic guidance from two Fortune 100 technology leaders. Most recently, Rick served as vice president and Corporate Controller of finance at networking technology leader Cisco Systems. There he was instrumental in developing and implementing an e-culture of financial reporting... Read More →



Monday May 2, 2016 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos Street, 16th floor Austin Texas 78701

7:00pm

7 Tips to Bootstrapping Your Small Business
Limited Capacity seats available

Starting and scaling a small business can be challenging without investors, but the rewards of successfully bootstrapping your small business can be great. In this session, learn how to start and scale a small business without becoming a slave to your investors. You'll learn the 7 essentials that every small business can implement, drawn from the success of an Austin entrepreneur and CEO of the fast-growing school of software engineering, MakerSquare.

Speakers
avatar for Ravi Parikh

Ravi Parikh

CEO, RoverPass
Ravi is a passionate serial entrepreneur who has been involved in the music, education, and software industries. He co-founded MakerSquare, the premier Austin coding school, and recently founded RoverPass to help streamline the process of making reservations at RV Parks and campgrounds.


Monday May 2, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tech Ranch Austin 8920 Business Park Dr #250, Austin, TX 78759

7:00pm

Austin Coaching Coalition Speed Coaching for Small Business
Business Coaches can offer insight to managing small business challenges from start up - to expansion, to lending and more

The Small Business Festival, Powered by the City of Austin and Capital One Spark Card for Business have partnered with the Austin Coaching Coalition to provide small business coaches to our Community Events locations at Orange Coworking, We Work, Tech Ranch and Galvanize Coworking spaces.  The City of Austin is so committed to helping Austin small businesses succeed, that their on-staff coaches are joining Austin Coaching Coalition coaches to provide additional Free business coaching at City Hall on Monday May 2nd and Friday May 6th from 11-2:00 during national small business week.

Monday May 2, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

7:30pm

How To Get And Keep A Competitive Advantage In Today’s Noisy Digital World
Limited Capacity filling up

As attention spans are getting shorter and shorter online, you need to stand out more than ever. If you aren’t making a proactive effort to stay ahead in your market you will be quickly swallowed by the competition. In this presentation Justin will discuss how to pick up the lost revenue and profits with your digital marketing efforts and cut through the clutter so you can get and keep that competitive advantage.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Christianson

Justin Christianson

Co-Founder/President, Conversion Fanatics
Justin Christianson is a 14 year digital marketing veteran and #1 amazon bestselling author of Conversion Fanatic: How to double your customers, sales and profits with A/B testing. A father, husband and self proclaimed numbers junky, Justin has a unique knack for finding holes in marketing campaigns to quickly plug them for increased results. He is also the co-founder and President of Austin TX based Conversion Fanatics, a full service conversion... Read More →


Monday May 2, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
WeWork 600 Congress Ave, 14 Floor Austin, TX 78701

8:00pm

Sustainability Beyond the Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

The world of entrepreneurship is a wild and crazy ride. From hiring, training, educating and empowering, today's small businesses are faced with a multitude of hurdles. Without a clearly defined purpose, navigating the ups and downs of owning your own business can be daunting at best. A marketable brand is the best first step to success but performing beyond what people expect is what makes a truly great company. Legendary companies were built on an idea that many people can relate to but they execute in a way that no one has thought of. Listen in while I discuss our approach to being a lifestyle brand before being a beer brand in an effort to build a community driven, sustainable business.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Hare

Josh Hare

Owner, Hops and Grain LLC


Monday May 2, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Tech Ranch Austin 8920 Business Park Dr #250, Austin, TX 78759
 
Tuesday, May 3
 

9:00am

Supervisory Excellence: Be the Boss You Always Wanted
Limited Capacity full

Supervisory Excellence plays a critical role in any organization's success. Many people are selected or choose to pursue a management role because they have mastered a particular set of skills for a job. Regardless of the reason, the additional responsibility and accountability of supervising requires a new or different skill set than your previous one. This course is designed to help you to better understand the full range of management responsibilities, learn what employees and other managers expect of you, and help you to assess your management style to make improvements that will help you to achieve personal and professional success.

This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Success Skills Certification with the City of Austin.

For any questions regarding this event please email Christina Kendall, Program Coordinator, University of Texas at Austin, Center for Professional Education, Christina.kendall@austin.utexas.edu.


Moderators
avatar for Christina Kendall

Christina Kendall

The University of Texas at Austin
avatar for Walter Laich

Walter Laich

President, Laich Financial Planning Group
Walter Laich teaches classes for the University of Texas at Austin Center for Professional Education. He is President of Laich Financial Planning Group in Austin, Texas, a financial life planning firm providing comprehensive financial and business planning for health professionals, medical entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations. In 2012, following his daughter’s successful treatment for cancer at UT’s MD Anderson Cancer Center... Read More →

Tuesday May 3, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Entrepreneur Center of Austin 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110, Austin, TX 78704

10:30am

Small Business Innovation Demo Day
Limited Capacity seats available

Capital Factory invites you to Small Business Innovation Demo Day where we'll showcase up and coming Austin startups.

Are you a small business owner or a buyer for small businesses? Come hear pitches from local entrepreneurs whose products and services can enhance your own business.

Companies that will pitch.

Burro - jason@getburro.com - Jason Ervin
Your Trainer - larry@yourtrainer.com - Larry Cotter
Weeva - kim@weeva.co - Kim Gorusch
SandBox - ryan@sandboxcommerce.com - Ryan Smith


Speakers
avatar for JD Weinstein

JD Weinstein

Venture Associate, Capital Factory
@CapitalFactory, Previously @UTInnovations Horizon Fund, Burnt-orange blooded, Paddleboarding, Yoga, RedSoxNation, Puppies, Texas Basketball


Tuesday May 3, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos Street, 16th floor Austin Texas 78701

11:00am

The Social Business Model: Creating Change and Profit
Limited Capacity seats available

Social entrepreneurship is on the rise given consumer demand for corporate social responsibility. This presentation will analyze the current social venture market and address how social entrepreneurs develop a reliable business model that creates both profit and tangible contributions to their cause.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Barndt

Jeremy Barndt

Jeremy Barndt is the Business Coach for the City of Austin’s Small Business Program. His professional background includes being a business instructor at Austin Community College, program management with City of Chicago business improvement districts, and independent small business consulting. His primary objective is to provide business planning assistance to entrepreneurs in order to promote small business startups, expansions, and... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Orange Coworking 2110 W Slaughter Ln #160, Austin, TX 78748

11:00am

Cloud Computing: The Path to Freedom
Limited Capacity seats available

It wasn’t that long ago when, in order to deposit a check, you had to go to the bank; when you wanted to order something from a catalog, you had to fill out a form and mail it in; and when you wanted to work, you had to be at your desk. But along with smart phones, laptops, i-Pads and tablets, cloud technology has become an integral part of daily life for many people. Sadly, most small business owners don’t understand how to fully take advantage of this technology.

In his talk, “Cloud Computing – The Path to Freedom,” small business coach Don Dalrymple will share: What cloud computing is, how it works, and how you're using it now, even if you don’t realize it. How you can add staff and serve clients, regardless of location. And how you can reduce your operating costs significantly by using cloud-based applications for even the most routine tasks.

Speakers
avatar for Don Dalrymple

Don Dalrymple

Management Consultant, The Dalrymple Group
Being a mechanical engineer seems an unlikely basis for a small business management consultant, but to Korean-born Don Dalrymple, it makes perfect sense. While he was still in graduate school, Don started applying his problem-solving skills at ANKOM Technologies in suburban Rochester, NY, sourcing materials and working on an innovative system that provided researchers and farmers with information on cattle feed quality using an efficient... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
WeWork University Park 3300 N Interstate 35 Austin TX 78722

12:00pm

V.I.S.I.O.N to the Bank Vault
Limited Capacity seats available

Meshell Baker will review 6 steps to help you eliminate the perfectionism that is prohibiting you from taking action. Instead of offering you options of what to DO, Meshell will present a process of how to BE. When you choose first who you are BEING, then line up your behaviors, your DOINGS will become effortless and efficient! Becoming the BEST uniquely you possible is contagious. This session will help you rekindle your purpose, reignite your passion, and reclaim your prosperity!  NOBODY can beat you at being you…it’s time to WIN!

Speakers
avatar for Meshell Baker

Meshell Baker

The Congruency Catalyst | Speaker | Trainer | Author, Meshell Baker Enterprises
Meshell Baker is a highly engaging and captivating International Speaker, The Congruency Catalyst, Life Coach, Author and a well-respected teacher of V.I.S.I.O.N.  Her passion is to encourage, excite and empower people to experience everyday excellence.   Clients who work with Meshell, create a successful Vision & Mission Strategy campaign that will increase revenue, build social awareness, and become key players in their... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WeWork University Park 3300 N Interstate 35 Austin TX 78722

1:00pm

Small Business Epic Office Hours
Limited Capacity seats available

Connect with some of the most successful entrepreneurs, local business owners, experienced lawyers, and prominent venture capitalists Austin has to offer!

Register here to get 15 minutes to pitch your small business and get feedback. Some people always cancel at the last minute so it's worth putting yourself on the wait list.

This event is open to all types of buinessess, not just tech!

How does it work?

Register here on Sched.

A week before the event, view the final list of Mentors

The event will be a marketplace, seek meetings with the Mentors you think will benefit you the most. 

How can you make the most of your 15 minutes?

Don't spend more than 5 minutes introducing yourself and explaining your business 

Give short, concise answers to the Mentor's questions

If you're doing all the talking, you're not learning anything

Come prepared - research who you are meeting with on LinkedIn and write down questions in advance

Will Davis (Able)

Kevin Callahan (Maggie Louise)

Jae Kim (Chilantro)

Sharri Wynne Ressler (SKU)

Bjorn Billhardt (Abilitie)

Mike McKim (Cuvee)


Moderators
avatar for JD Weinstein

JD Weinstein

Venture Associate, Capital Factory
@CapitalFactory, Previously @UTInnovations Horizon Fund, Burnt-orange blooded, Paddleboarding, Yoga, RedSoxNation, Puppies, Texas Basketball

Tuesday May 3, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos Street, 16th floor Austin Texas 78701

1:00pm

High-Impact Marketing: 10 Low-Cost Strategies for Big Sales Returns
Limited Capacity full

High-Impact Marketing: 10 Low-Cost Strategies for Big Sales Returns provides practical, step-by-step instruction in how to use low-budget marketing techniques to get your message out to your customers on a regular basis, and watch sales revenue grow. Because your customers need to hear your message at least seven times to influence their buying decisions, low-cost marketing techniques help to “stretch” your marketing dollars and repeat your core message often enough to make an impact.

This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Success Skills Certification with the City of Austin. 

For any questions regarding this event please email
Christina Kendall
Program Coordinator
University of Texas at Austin, Center for Professional Education
Christina.kendall@austin.utexas.edu


Moderators
avatar for Christina Kendall

Christina Kendall

The University of Texas at Austin

Speakers
avatar for Michael Crane

Michael Crane

Entrepreneur, educator, and investor with 35+ years business experience. He has created and operated numerous business endeavors, starting his first business at age 19. •         Earned Bachelor’s Degree from St. Edwards University | •         Completed advanced valuation courses at the Appraisal Institute, special emphasis in valuation of Small... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Entrepreneur Center of Austin 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110, Austin, TX 78704

4:30pm

How to Meet Investors in Austin with Joshua Baer | Ask Me Anything
Limited Capacity full

Are you an entrepreneur starting a new company? Recently moved your company to Austin? Come hear an overview from an experienced entrepreneur and angel investor and get a chance to introduce yourself and ask questions.

Agenda 

  • 4:30pm Presentation
  • 5:15pm Ask Me Anything
  • 6:00pm Wrapup

You'll get answers to questions like...

• How do I meet my first investors?

• How long will it take to raise funding?

• What will it cost?


You will find out about...

• Austin Angel Investors

• Austin Venture Capitalists

• Startup Lawyers

• Startup Banks

• Angels vs. VC's

• Crowdfunding

• Blogs to read 

Joining Joshua for this AMA:

Dan Graham, BuildASign.com

Dan Graham co-founded BuildASign.com in 2005 and oversees the company's growth strategy and plays a key role in its philanthropic efforts and talent acquisition. Dan is a winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Central Texas award. He is also a recipient of the Austin Business Journal's 2012 Best CEO Award, and was named 2012 Austinite of the Year and the Business and Entrepreneurship category winner by Austin Under 40, recognizing his success as a business owner as well as his commitment to philanthropic work. As a native Austinite, Dan personally gives back to the Austin community through participation on the Board of Directors for numerous philanthropic organizations including Austin Community Foundation, Glasshouse Policy and Mission Capital among several others. He also acts as a mentor to aspiring young entrepreneurs working with Capital Factory and SKU. Dan earned undergraduate degrees in computer science and philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. As the father to three incredible daughters, Dan spends his free time with them and his wife, Lisa. Dan is an avid reader and enjoys practicing yoga a few times a week. 


Speakers
avatar for Josh@capitalfactory.com

Josh@capitalfactory.com

Executive Director, Capital Factory
I help people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs @CapitalFactory @UTAustin @WPEngine @PostUpDigital @Pingboard @TexasTribune @EF_Fellows @AspenInstitute


Tuesday May 3, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos Street, 16th floor Austin Texas 78701

6:00pm

Kick Off Party (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us after the conference with the awesome Opening Party.
  • Kick off with City of Austin dignitaries / VIPs  / Speakers / Sponsors Keynote with Dripping Springs Vodka Success Story John Lamey, EVP
  • Whichcraft Beer Store Success Story Jody Rojas, Founder 
  • Complimentary Specialty Cocktails and Beer from Dripping Springs Vodka and Hops & Grain Brewery
  • Complimentary Food 
  • Music

Tuesday May 3, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701
 
Wednesday, May 4
 

9:30am

Registration and Breakfast (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab a bagel and your badge and meet the other attendees before our sessions kick off!


Wednesday May 4, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

Interview with Brett Hurt (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Brett Hurt

Brett Hurt

Henry Crown Fellow, The Aspen Institute
As the co-founder of Bazaarvoice, Brett served as CEO from its inception in 2005 until November 2012, during which time he led the company through its IPO, a follow-on offering and two acquisitions.The ROBO economy and “what is in your customers mind” part of this white paper on their site: http://www.bazaarvoice.com/research-and-insight/white-papers/robo-economy.html


Wednesday May 4, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

Exporting at Any Size
Limited Capacity seats available

Going international isn’t just for the big corporations.  Learn how small businesses from start-ups to boutique enterprises are expanding globally.  Learn from export experts Ben Ramirez with Texas Free Trade Zone, Karen Parker of U.S. Department of Commerce, and Phil Pompa of International Accelerator on best practices and what first steps need to be taken for your small business.


Moderators
avatar for Casey Smith

Casey Smith

International Program Manager, City of Austin Economic Development Department
Casey Smith, International Program Manager at the City of Austin Economic Development Department in Global Business Expansion Division focuses on supporting local Austin businesses to expand into new economies and welcome international businesses to Austin through partnerships established with economic development authorities and science parks around the world. Additionally, she works to develop policies and programs that improve economic... Read More →

Panelist
avatar for Ben Ramirez III

Ben Ramirez III

Founder and CEO, Cogitare Global, LLC
Ben Ramirez III, Founder and CEO of Cogitare Global, LLC.  Cogitare Global assists the transformation of local companies into global competitors.  Ben works with organizations to identify specific business goals and implementation strategies which match their objectives.  He excels at providing executives and their teams with the tools they need to achieve sustainable growth in a continually changing international marketplace.
avatar for Karen Parker

Karen Parker

Director and International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce/ International Trade Administration
Karen C. Parker is the Director and International Trade Specialist with the Commercial Service, Austin U.S. Export Assistance Center.  The U.S. Commercial Service is the key export promotion agency of the federal government under the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The U.S. Commercial Service maintains a worldwide network of offices whose primary mission is assisting small and medium-sized U.S. businesses in selling their U.S. goods and... Read More →
avatar for Phil Pompa

Phil Pompa

CEO / Managing Director, International Accelerator
Phil is the CEO / Managing Director of the International Accelerator based in Austin, Texas. The Accelerator focuses on non-U.S. founders and helps them access U.S. funding and markets.  Phil has over 30 years of executive management experience in high technology companies from startups to F1000. Phil is a serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits. He has managed sales, marketing and development teams based in the U.S., Asia, and... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Entrepreneur Center of Austin 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110, Austin, TX 78704

10:30am

Founders Panel: Lessons Learned (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Steve Guengerich

Steve Guengerich

Managing Director, BroadBrush Ventures LLC
Steve Guengerich  CoFounder, Appconomy: Principle, PowerShift; CoFounder: Knowbility. Author of several books and numerous articles on information technology, Steve was a founding shareholder of BSG Corporation. 

Panelist
avatar for Miranda Burnet

Miranda Burnet

Founder and CEO
Miranda Burnet, Founder, Flash Tattoo The original innovative jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos for serious fashionistas. The brand responsible for launching the metallic tattoo craze, Flash Tattoos has quickly grown to be a favorite accessory amongst celebrities, stylists, editors, and fashion bloggers. They’re a huge hit with the beach and surfing crowds of Hawaii, Australia, California and Florida.
avatar for Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen

Chief Product Officer & Co-founder, Iris Plans, Inc.
Andrew is co-founder and chief product officer for Iris Plans, a telemedicine-style, personalized healthcare planning service for individuals with serious illnesses. Andrew has been a software technology innovator across multiple domains -- content management platforms, e-commerce analytics, social media, and most recently, artificial intelligence applied to some of healthcare's biggest challenges.
avatar for Gary Hoover

Gary Hoover

Speaker, Self-employed
Ignite and inspire entrepreneurial thinking, See the world and understand it, See how things change over time and what the future may hold
avatar for Erin Link

Erin Link

Co-Founder, Yellowbird Sauce
Erin Link, CoFounder Yellowbird Sauce, Southern Living Mag. award winner. A foodie, she has given the Sriracha hot sauce king a run for his money with all natural ingredients.
avatar for Travis Wilson

Travis Wilson

Noonday Collection, Co-CEO
Travis Wilson, Co-CEO, Noonday Collection Helping the African poor make a living through jewelry and accessories, Travis was previously the Managing Director of a microfinance institution in Mozambique that provided business loans to women in rural villages. It was there that he saw firsthand what happens when people are given the opportunity to flourish and he joined Noonday Collection


Wednesday May 4, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

1:00pm

Podcasting for Small Business (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Joel Boggess

Joel Boggess

Podcast and book launch expert, host of ReLaunch - Starting over with Confidence, Finding Your Voice Radio LLC
Joel Boggess is a podcast and book launch expert. He’s the guy people call when they need a tested and proven plan to hit #1 with their book or Podcast. As a radio veteran and bestselling author, Joel know the strategies and the tactics that will help you and your message be seen, heard, and recognized. He is a podcast news and tech contributor for HuffPost and Success.com His latest book, Finding your Voice, hit the #1 spot on Amazon... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

1:25pm

Deep Use of Existing Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Bryant McGill is a human potential thought leader, international bestselling author, activist, and social entrepreneur. He is one of the world's top social media influencers reaching a billion people a year. His prolific writings have been published in thousands of books and publications, including a New York Times bestselling series, and his Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller, read by over 60 million people. He was the subject of a front-page story in the WSJ, has appeared in Forbes, Nasdaq's leadership series, and was listed in Inc. Magazine as one of, "the greatest leaders, writers and thinkers of all time."


Speakers
avatar for Bryant McGill

Bryant McGill

Bryant Mcgill
Bryant McGill is a human potential thought leader, international bestselling author, activist, and social entrepreneur. He is one of the world's top social media influencers reaching a billion people a year. His prolific writings have been published in thousands of books and publications, including a New York Times bestselling series, and his Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller, read by over 60 million people. He was the subject of a... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 1:25pm - 1:45pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

1:50pm

How to Control Your Fate by Taking Risks in Business and in Life (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Event open to premium ticket holders only - BUY YOUR PREMIUM TICKETS NOW.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Fish

Anne Fish

Founder and President, Flying Fish Ventures, LLC
Anne encourages, inspires and leads people into action. Her facility for public speaking comes from 25 years of experience in corporate and motivational sales training, customer service coaching, and philanthropic endeavors. A native of Austin, Texas, Anne has lived in five foreign countries for a total of seven years overseas, speaks fluent Spanish, and is conversant in Italian. Her passions include coaching others to take calculated risks... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 1:50pm - 2:10pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

2:15pm

Financing Options for Small Businesses (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Event open to premium ticket holders only - BUY YOUR PREMIUM TICKETS NOW.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Lindner

Gary Lindner

President and CEO, People Fund
Gary Lindner has achieved exceptional results in military, corporate, and non-profit senior leadership roles. Under his leadership, PeopleFund made systematic improvements and evolved into a statewide business lending organization with great positive social and economic impact. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer at ACCION Texas for six years where he quadrupled the outstanding loan portfolio to over $30 million. Over the past decade, he... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 2:15pm - 2:35pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

2:40pm

Using Social Media for Customer Service the RIGHT Way (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Event open to premium ticket holders only - BUY YOUR PREMIUM TICKETS NOW.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Clurman

Ross Clurman

Co-founder, CEO, COMNIO
Ross' experience as a co-founder, small business owner, and entrepreneur taught him one very important thing: good customer service is the single most valuable and effective form of marketing in which a company can invest. Upon this discovery, Ross began studying and researching customer service, and tinkering with ways to improve it. He now leads a team creating the world's first openly outsourced customer service — COMNIO.


Wednesday May 4, 2016 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

3:30pm

Customer Engagement through Social Entrepreneurship (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Event open to premium ticket holders only - BUY YOUR PREMIUM TICKETS NOW.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Loew

Laurie Loew

Broker/Founder, Give Realty, Inc
Hello there, I'm Laurie Loew, the owner and founder a Give Realty. I want to help you combine social entrepreneurship with business and be successful at it. I have learned many lessons over the last 8 years and look forward to sharing those lessons with you. | A bit about my business - I launched and bootstrapped Give Realty in 2008, mere weeks before the financial crisis. The "light bulb" business idea was a result of my divorce and a... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

3:55pm

Influencing Across Generations: Ties to Tattoos (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Event open to premium ticket holders only - BUY YOUR PREMIUM TICKETS NOW.

Speakers
avatar for Teri Hill

Teri Hill

Trusted Advisor and Expert Speaker- Vistage, THEnterprise
25 years experience coaching, training, and consulting inside and outside corporate america. Former executive leading HR, Operations, and Sales. Passion includes coaching emerging executives, training, and inspirational speaking. BA in Psych; M.Ed. in Org .Development, HR and Leadership. I use a variety of assessment tools as indicated for hiring, and developing. I am an aspiring author and consumate agent of powerful change in individuals and... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 3:55pm - 4:15pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

4:20pm

Interview with Scott Finley (Finely's Barbershop) (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Event open to premium ticket holders only - BUY YOUR PREMIUM TICKETS NOW.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Finley

Scott Finley

Texas811
Scott Finley is a twenty year veteran of the beauty industry. He moved to Austin in 1997 and opened his own salon in 1999. After years of running a successful women's salon, he decided to pivot to focus on another passion, men's grooming.  In 2008, he partnered with his best friend Darren Peterson to bring the dream to life - Finley's Barber Shop - a concept dedicated to men's grooming and exceptional customer service. The company has won... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 4:20pm - 4:40pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

4:55pm

Closing Speaker (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Event open to premium ticket holders only - BUY YOUR PREMIUM TICKETS NOW.

Speakers
avatar for William Hurley

William Hurley

Founder and CEO of Honest Dollar; a fintech startup bringing honesty, transparency, and simplicity to the financial services industry. Whurley’s career has spanned over 20 years working for some of the most innovative companies on the planet including Apple Computer, and IBM. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including an Apple Design Award, being named an IBM Master Inventor, and being awarded the 2012 International Genius... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 4:55pm - 5:15pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

How to Pursue Your Passion, Or Social Mission, and Make Money at the Same Time
Limited Capacity seats available

You know you're passionate about something, but how do you know whether or not you can make money doing it?  Come hear about real world examples of purpose driven entrepreneurs who are building businesses and making money through their social mission.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Garten

Stephen Garten

CEO, Charity Charge
Stephen Garten is the founder and CEO of Charity Charge, a credit card that earns cash back to any nonprofit of your choice. In 2015, Stephen was chosen by IBM as one of the top 5 social entrepreneurs in the US and featured on a reality TV show called A New Way to Startup. Stephen previously worked for the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) at the University of Texas, where he met and learned from many inspiring entrepreneurs.


Wednesday May 4, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

Business Partnerships Are Long Term Relationships: How to Get Ready for Yours
Limited Capacity filling up

Whether they’re starting a business or planning for growth, many business owners find it advantageous to take on a partner who can provide insight, resources and talents that complement their own. But while partnerships can be extremely financially rewarding, they can also be fraught with all kinds of legal, financial and professional pitfalls for the unwary and unprepared. In his talk, “Business Partnerships Are Long Term Relationships: How to Get Ready for Yours,” business attorney Shawn McBride will teach you:
  • What you need to know about the different kinds of partnership arrangements.
  • How life changes, market conditions and unexpected events can impact the relationship between partners.
  • How you can minimize the impact of death, disability, divorce and/or disagreements/deadlocks on your business.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn McBride

Shawn McBride

The R. Shawn McBride Law Firm, PLLC, Managing Member
R. Shawn McBride works with business owners that want to lay the foundation first and get their business going in the right direction or assess where they are and set the stage for a brighter future for their business. His goal is to educate his clients so that they understand the law and can make sound decisions on legal matters affecting their business.


Wednesday May 4, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tech Ranch Austin 8920 Business Park Dr #250, Austin, TX 78759

6:00pm

Austin Coaching Coalition Speed Coaching for Small Business
Business Coaches can offer insight to managing small business challenges from start up - to expansion, to lending and more

The Small Business Festival, Powered by the City of Austin and Capital One Spark Card for Business have partnered with the Austin Coaching Coalition to provide small business coaches to our Community Events locations at Orange Coworking, We Work, Tech Ranch and Galvanize Coworking spaces.  The City of Austin is so committed to helping Austin small businesses succeed, that their on-staff coaches are joining Austin Coaching Coalition coaches to provide additional Free business coaching at City Hall on Monday May 2nd and Friday May 6th from 11-2:00 during national small business week.

Wednesday May 4, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Tech Ranch Austin 8920 Business Park Dr #250, Austin, TX 78759

7:00pm

Harnessing The Power of PR To Grow Your Small Business
Limited Capacity full

Attend this presentation to find out what PR actually is and why it matters, while walking away with valuable tools on how small businesses can easily integrate PR initiatives into their overall marketing plans. Erin will also discuss blogger and influencer relations, and provide insights into how you can use social media to further your PR goals. There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and get specific advice on how to generate PR coverage for their own business. 

Speakers
avatar for Erin Portman

Erin Portman

Birds Barber Shop
For the last 18 years, Erin Portman has created and implemented award-winning public relations programs, with a specialty in beauty, travel and consumer products. Following her move to Austin in 2004, she helped launch two Austin-based start-up successes – Birds Barbershop and Verb hair products – with a PR-dominant marketing strategy. She's been a consultant for the L.A.-based agency Team One for the past decade, working to secure top‐tier... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Tech Ranch Austin 8920 Business Park Dr #250, Austin, TX 78759

7:00pm

The Giving of Energy
Limited Capacity seats available

Gridmates is a cloud platform that connects givers of energy with people in need. Following an explosive growth of the energy sector where people can produce, store and manage their energy, Gridmates is providing a solution to enable the giving of energy. This presentation will show how the use of smart grid and internet technologies can alleviate the problem of energy poverty in the U.S.


Speakers
avatar for George Koutitas

George Koutitas

CEO & Cofounder, Gridmates
Dr. George Koutitas is co founder of Gridmates and the architect of the Gridmates concept. His vision is to mobilize electricity through transacting units of energy. Gridmates was founded to expand on and execute this vision and create the world’s first cloud platform that enables peer-to-peer energy sharing. Dr. George Koutitas is a serial entrepreneur and academic in Computer Science with more than 5 years experience in the Smart Grid... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

8:00pm

How Any Business Can Change the World, No Matter the Size
Limited Capacity seats available

Businesses today are pressured more than ever to stand out above the fray and stand up for something they believe in. Our society and millennial generation are looking for companies who do more than the status quo. But how can a small business owner manage building profits while living out their purpose? We will discuss the journey in helping create a community, systems and a story that will help guide a new business owner down a path that incorporates both purpose and profit.

Speakers
avatar for Ruben Cantu

Ruben Cantu

CEO, CORE Media Strategies
Stories connect us all. They are the thread by which we all grow, learn, and prosper. The hero's journey from obscurity to triumph is something we can all relate with. Ruben has established this caveat at the center of his, and CORE Media Enterprise's, mission, which is to change the world through social entrepreneurship and thought provoking content.


Wednesday May 4, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

8:00pm

What You Can Take From the Startup World Without Hopping on the Risk Rollercoaster
Limited Capacity filling up

How do you grow your business, find new partners, and build your expertise without going all in on a high-risk venture? Join three time startup founder and intellectual property guru, Gavin Gillas, to hear stories of how to do deals with big companies, plan for growth, and hit your revenue goals. In this session, we will look at real-life examples of small businesses and how they were able to break through to the next level of success for their founders.

Speakers
avatar for Gavin Gillas

Gavin Gillas

Founder, Intellectual Licensing LLC
Gavin Gillas is the co-founder of The Magazine Channel--a digital distributor of print magazines and publishing industry resource for rights management and monetization. He is a volunteer organizer for Startup Weekend. Gavin has degrees in law and international business.


Wednesday May 4, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Tech Ranch Austin 8920 Business Park Dr #250, Austin, TX 78759
 
Thursday, May 5
 

9:00am

Legal Launch Workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

The Legal Launch Workshop provides an overview of the business requirements to legally start a business in Austin including the necessary steps, documents, explanation of business structures, and registration procedures at the federal, state, and city levels.  This workshop provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to hear presentations and interact one-on-one with experienced attorneys and government officials to ensure their business is setup properly.  

Thursday May 5, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Highland Business Center 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd. Austin, TX 78752

9:30am

Registration and Breakfast (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab a bagel and your badge and meet the other attendees before our sessions kick off!


Thursday May 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

Opening Keynote Speaker (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Event open to premium ticket holders only - BUY YOUR PREMIUM TICKETS NOW.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Cohen

Jason Cohen

Founder and CTO, WP Engine
Jason Cohen is the Founder and CTO of WP Engine, a leading SaaS content management platform for websites and applications built on WordPress. In addition to WP Engine, Jason founded three prior companies which all surpassed $1m/yr in revenue: Smart Bear, ITWatchDogs and Sheer Genius Software. He is also the Co-Founder of Capital Factory, a community for entrepreneurs and tech startups in Austin, Texas.​


Thursday May 5, 2016 10:00am - 10:20am
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

10:30am

Economic Small Business Trends panel (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Event open to premium ticket holders only - BUY YOUR PREMIUM TICKETS NOW.

Moderators
avatar for David Altounian

David Altounian

MBA Program Director, St. Edward's University
Tech entrepreneur. Former tech marketing guy. Assist Prof in the Digital Media Mgmt Pgm at St. Edwards Univ., Kellogg MBA, Ph.D. OKState

Speakers
avatar for Angelos Angelou

Angelos Angelou

Founder and Principal Executive Officer, Angelou Economics
Angelos Angelou is the Founder and Principal Executive Officer of AngelouEconomics, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in economic & business development and site location consulting. | | Angelos is also the Founder and Chairman of the Board of the International Accelerator in Austin, Texas, which is focused exclusively on foreign born entrepreneurs and launching their technology startup businesses in the US. Angelos is an angel investor... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Johns

Kevin Johns

Director, City of Austin
Mr. Johns is Director of the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department (EDD). Kevin has a Masters Degree in City Planning from Georgia Tech and a BA from Case Western Reserve University. He is nationally recognized in the fields of Economic Development, Strategic Planning and Visioning. His accomplishments include over 200 public private partnerships in communities across America. The American Planning Association & U.S... Read More →
avatar for Gordon Montgomery

Gordon Montgomery

Performance Coach, G|META
Coach. Author. Ultra-runner. Vegan. Geek. Student/Teacher. Dad. Healer. (not in that order). | | I coach leaders to see their purpose and live it. | | Gordon's focus now is in guiding others as a performance coach to design and hack what he calls “evolved whole life experiences” through the vision that: “People are the next technology™. Whole life includes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance needed to... Read More →

Panelist
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Laura Kilcrease

Owner, Triton Ventures
Laura Kilcrease is founder and managing director of Triton Ventures, LLC, a venture capital fund investing in spinout and early-stage technology companies. Ms. Kilcrease was one of the key participants in changing the economic landscape of Central Texas into the high tech environment that is widely recognized today. From 1992 to 1997 she served as executive director of The University of Texas IC2 Institutes Center for Commercialization and... Read More →
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Jennifer Oswald

Owner, we.moxie
Jennifer Oswald, transitioned out of the corporate world after 15 years in the Human Resources industry to start we.moxie, a modern recruitment and HR company. She began her career founding a Human Resource Department for a top Food Distribution Company. One of her biggest accomplishments was reducing employee turnover by over 200%. With a mission of helping companies who want and appreciate the right people, she uses we.moxie’s consulting... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

11:30am

Campfire Interactive Session (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Event open to premium ticket holders only - BUY YOUR PREMIUM TICKETS NOW.

Speakers
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Kevin Koym

Founder & CEO, Tech Ranch Austin
Founder of @techranch Entrepreneur. Helping early stage tech entrepreneurs accelerate their ventures to success.


Thursday May 5, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

12:30pm

Gig Economy Panel (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Event open to premium ticket holders only - BUY YOUR PREMIUM TICKETS NOW.

Moderators
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Emily Leach

Founder, CEO, The Freelance Conference
Founder, Texas Freelance Association, the first statewide association of freelance workers in the country and The Freelance Conference, the only event of its kind poised to become THE conference for freelancers across the nation.

Speakers
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Ann Fry

CEO/ Founder: As a result of our work together, companies often see Change!, The ReGeneration Group
"You are the best kept secret since sliced bread, but few people know it." That's what a coach once said to me. So, now, it's time to be fully known. | | I am a reinvention expert for people who want to make a BOLD change. I work with individuals. They might be ready for their bold individual leap or they might work inside an organization and be ready to expand their position, value, empathy, and leadership skills. | | As a result of our work... Read More →
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Ken Lahanas

CEO/Founder, RainMaker Talent Agency
On 16th formal year in the nationwide Gig Economy - Own and Manage RainMaker Talent & Management since 2000.   Talent Agency sources music and other performance Artist categories for corporate, professional association, festival, and private events.  Music sourced thru an unrivaled artist roster, spanning entire artist landscape (local, regional touring, national recording) and most musical genres.  Roster covers the bases... Read More →
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Alex Murphy

CEO, Golden Arm Media
As a Narrative Strategist and CEO at Golden Arm Media, Alex Murphy helps small businesses and startups develop their narrative, refine their brand stories, and craft visual media that generates long-term ROI and brand growth. His clients include UT, SXSW, and the Austin Young Chamber. 

Panelist
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Brian Erickson

Founder & Producer, and CEO, Brick & Butter Productions, Trucklandia Fest
Founder, Trucklandia. Texas Trucklandia Fest is the largest food truck mashup & taste-a-thon.
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Stephen Scherer

CEO and Co-Founder, Social Flash Media


Thursday May 5, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

1:40pm

The Origin Story of Creative Mornings (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Event open to premium ticket holders only - BUY YOUR PREMIUM TICKETS NOW.

Speakers
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Ann Blocker

Start Up venture expert, project plan designer and super human volunteer for Creative Mornings Austin.


Thursday May 5, 2016 1:40pm - 2:00pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

2:05pm

The Future of Marketing: How to Sell Without Making Everyone Hate You
Limited Capacity seats available

Event open to premium ticket holders only - BUY YOUR PREMIUM TICKETS NOW.

Speakers
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Ryan Deiss

CEO, DigitalMarketer
Ryan Deiss is the founder and CEO of  DigitalMarketer. Over the last 36 months Ryan and his team have: Invested over $15,000,000 on marketing tests Generated tens of millions of unique visitors Sent well over a BILLION emails, and Run approximately 3,000 split and multi-variant tests Ryan is also a highly sought after speaker and consultant whose work has impacted over 200,000 businesses in 68 different countries. 


Thursday May 5, 2016 2:05pm - 2:25pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

3:10pm

New Trends in Digital Marketing (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Event open to premium ticket holders only - BUY YOUR PREMIUM TICKETS NOW.

Thursday May 5, 2016 3:10pm - 3:30pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

3:35pm

Ryan Moran (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Event open to premium ticket holders only - BUY YOUR PREMIUM TICKETS NOW.

Speakers
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Ryan Moran

CEO, Freedom Fastlane
Ryan Daniel Moran is one of the most sought after and respected leaders on entrepreneurship, personal responsibility, and lifestyle freedom in the internet business world - and you know that’s true, because it’s on the internet. He is best known for helping entrepreneurs develop their million-dollar plan, get rapid results, and invest the profits for passive income, without being overly hypey or being an annoying salesman. Ryan runs... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 3:35pm - 3:55pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

3:55pm

Closing Keynote (PREMIUM EVENT)
Limited Capacity seats available

Event open to premium ticket holders only - BUY YOUR PREMIUM TICKETS NOW.

Speakers
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Jim Cathcart

Bestselling Author & Hall of Fame Professional Speaker, Sales Trainer, Marketing Consultant, Cathcart.com
Strategic Advisor, Motivational Expert, Sales Consultant, Entertainer & Author of 16 books including The Acorn Principle and Relationship Selling, both international bestsellers. | Inducted into the Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame in 2012 (London/Paris)  | Listed among Top Sales Influencers of 2014 & 2015 | Voted TOP 5 Sales/Service Speakers 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014. 5 yrs in a row! | Radio Talk Show Host | Member of... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 3:55pm - 4:15pm
Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado St Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

Success Secrets of the Intentional Networker: Uncommon Practices for Connecting, Attracting Customers, and Building Relationships and Reputation in Business
Limited Capacity filling up

The first 100 attendees will receive a complimentary copy of The Intentional Networker.

Many experts will tell you that when it comes to networking and connections, more is better. Patti DeNucci, business socialization specialist and award-winning author of The Intentional Networker: Attracting Powerful Relationships, Referrals & Results in Business, believes it’s not as simple as that. 

After growing up in an entrepreneurial family and spending more than 30 years helping clients attract visibility, reputation, and success, Patti has curated and developed fresh alternatives to many common networking and connecting practices. 

Whether you’re new to business ownership or a seasoned entrepreneur who’s interested in upgrading your networking skills and practices, you’ll want to experience the learning and be a part of the rich “mastermind” discussions that take place during this energizing mini-workshop.

Patti will share stories from her own life and career as well as strategies and techniques she has learned through her research and work with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to solopreneurs.  There will be opportunities to reflect on your own networking style and challenges, tap into the experience in the room via facilitated discussion, make powerful connections, and ask your most pressing networking questions.

In this mini-workshop you will learn:

  • How to maximize your networking success before you even set foot out the door
  • How to network with greater ease, confidence, and authenticity
  • Ways to be more attractive, approachable, and memorable as you connect and converse with others
  • How to identify the people who are most valuable to your business and life
  • How, where, and through whom you can attract more of them

Speakers
avatar for Patti DeNucci

Patti DeNucci

After a 30-year career in marketing communications and talent management, Patti published her first book, The Intentional Networker™: Attracting Powerful Relationships, Referrals & Results in Business. The book has earned two prestigious awards and has been named a must-read business socialization guide for business owners, executives, entrepreneurs, sales professionals, hospitality and service professionals, job hunters, career... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Town Lake Center Assembly Room 130 721 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

5:30pm

AYC’s 7th Annual Non Profit Fair
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us for the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce’s 7th annual Non Profit Fair on Thursday, May 5th from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Texas State Capitol outside the Legislative Conference Center. This event will showcase 25+ local non-profits that offer rewarding opportunities for young professionals to serve in the Austin community. There will be ample food, drinks, and networking opportunities.

Come celebrate the good work of these non-profits and find a way to give back to your community!

If you are a non-profit organization looking to participate in the fair, please apply here by April 1st

Parking: Texas Capital Visitors Parking Garage located at 1201 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

The event will be in the Legislative Conference Center. Find AYC volunteers in the rotunda to help guide you!




Thursday May 5, 2016 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Texas State Capitol 1100 Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701
 
Friday, May 6
 

9:00am

Angel Investor Pitch Event
Limited Capacity full

The Small Business Program will be hosting its biannual Investor Pitch Event as a part of Small Business Festival.  In partnership with the Texas Entrepreneur Network, this initiative aims to educate entrepreneurs on the fundamentals of identifying and attracting investors to their small business. Observe Austin-based small businesses execute live presentations to real investors.


Moderators
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Hall Martin

Founder & CEO, Texas Entrepreneur Network
Hall T. Martin is the Founder and CEO of the Texas Entrepreneur Network. He leads the largest crowdfunding portal in the state of Texas called the TEN Funding Portal.  His funding programs have raised over $141M for startups. Mr. Martin serves as the Vice-Chair of the Baylor Angel Network and the Director of the Wilco Angel Network.  He is the Founder and Director of the Texas Open Angel Network which is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated... Read More →

Friday May 6, 2016 9:00am - 12:30pm
Council Chambers, City Hall 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am

UT Austin's Venture Expo
Limited Capacity seats available

Watch Austin investor-ready startups on Friday, May 6.

Venture Expo is around the corner! This year, we've added the Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (TVLIC) Finals to the program of events to bring you a full day of awesome startups. Come see why UT Austin is listed as a top 10 school for entrepreneurship in U.S. News. The TVLIC Finals will feature the best startups founded by UT graduate students who will pitch for cash prizes and an opportunity to close the Nasdaq alongside Texas Venture Labs. Notables who have previously competed in the competition include BeatBox Beverages, uShip and Ordoro. 

As we normally do, we also invite you to listen to our TVL Accelerator companies in the afternoon to hear what Austin startups we're working with this semester. Join us at the reception at 5:00 PM where you can network with TVLIC Finals competitors and TVL Accelerator companies.

When:

May 6, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM with reception to follow

Where:

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Room 204 (Amphitheater)
1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705

Schedule:

TVLIC Finals: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Life Sciences: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 

Consumer Goods: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Software and Technology: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Networking Reception: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

You can find more information on our website.

RSVP:

Registration is free and open to the public. The deadline to RSVP is May 2.

RSVP: https://mccombs.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aaZQhhxP51TVcB7



Friday May 6, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
ATT Ampitheater 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705

11:00am

Austin Coaching Coalition Speed Coaching for Small Business
Business Coaches can offer insight to managing small business challenges from start up - to expansion, to lending and more

The Small Business Festival, Powered by the City of Austin and Capital One Spark Card for Business have partnered with the Austin Coaching Coalition to provide small business coaches to our Community Events locations at Orange Coworking, We Work, Tech Ranch and Galvanize Coworking spaces.  The City of Austin is so committed to helping Austin small businesses succeed, that their on-staff coaches are joining Austin Coaching Coalition coaches to provide additional Free business coaching at City Hall on Monday May 2nd and Friday May 6th from 11-2:00 during national small business week.

Friday May 6, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
Council Chambers, City Hall 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701