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Monday, May 2
 

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:  
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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 Claire England

Claire England

Executive Director, CTAN | Central Texas Angel Network
Claire England brings 19 years of executive and nonprofit leadership 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... 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... 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... Read More →



Monday May 2, 2016 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos Street, 16th floor Austin Texas 78701
 
Tuesday, May 3
 

10:30am

Small Business Innovation Demo Day
Limited Capacity filling up

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

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

4:30pm

How to Meet Investors in Austin with Joshua Baer | Ask Me Anything
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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