Austin Startup Week 2017

Austin Startup Week 2017

After much talk and planning, Austin Startup Week is only a few short days away! Last year, we had over 2,000 visitors join us for panels, investor speed dating, and networking. We can’t wait to throw open our doors and provide the Austin community with another fun filled week of free programming!

So what’s happening at Galvanize?

This year, Galvanize is excited to host the Data Science Track; which means we will have great data science focused programming here at Galvanize. We are jam packed with different panels and learning sessions as well as VR Demos from our track sponsor, Nvidia. A few examples include the IoT in Data Science talk on Monday, featuring local startup darling SparkCognition, and Paging Doctor Data, which will be moderated by HealthTech Austin’s Seth Dockery. These are only two of the many great events we have around data science –so be sure to check the schedule for more great events happening at the Galvanize community!

This year we are dedicating the whole day on Tuesday to entrepreneurship. Galvanize will kick off the day with a workshop on content and close out with the Diversity in Tech Meetup’s panel on marketing for a diverse audience. We brought back some of last year’s favorites including  our own Nicole Hartings’ talk, Building your Professional Network, and Andrew Mitchell, of Brand Foundry Ventures, with advice on how to pitch your startup. Both of these sessions packed the Galvanize house last year, so make sure to register and get here early!

You will want to check out the special big name events at Galvanize! Wednesday afternoon, SXSW Founder and Austin legend, Hugh Forrest, will be joined by SXSW’s Accelerator Pitch Manager, Chris Valentine, to talk about how to make the most of the festival in March. This promises to be a great conversation with practical advice on how to make connections, receive funding, or woo customers during SXSW. And who can forget about the Startup Crawl? We will be a mega stop again this year!  Galvanize is psyched to be home to all of the coding school and upskill programs in Austin. We’ve ordered the kegs, stocked the bar, and are ready for you to have a drink on us!

What about all the other events outside of Galvanize? Well here are some of our favorites:

Austin Technology Council’s Battle of the (tech) Bands

Who wouldn’t want to see some insanely talented tech folks rock out? This event is always a fun way to start to the week and will promise to bring a killer crowd. This is happening Monday, October 9th at 7:00pm at the Mohawk on Red River.

Scaling your Startup

The best talent can help you build your product, grow brand recognition, and get funding. Learn from some of Austin’s leading talent pros on how to scale your team as you scale your product.  It’s at Native Hostel, on the corner of east 4th street and northbound I-35, on Wednesday, October 11 at 8:30 AM, and has breakfast tacos. Count us in!

Media in Tech

WP Engine and MediaTech Ventures are teaming up to bring the media and tech communities together through their meetup.  It’s a great way to sneak in some networking before the startup crawl.  It takes place Thursday at 5 PM at WP Engine at 5th and Lavaca Street.


We look forward to spending the week with you!