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Austin Startup Digest
Austin Startup Digest
The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Austin.
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Austin Digital Jobs

Also hey, if you’re down for some learning, ADJ has an online summit designed to give job seekers and tech ladder climbers a competitive advantage in this ever-changing career marketplace. Our experts and mentors will be providing industry secrets, tools, and best practices to help you cut through the crap and get ahead. 100% ONLINE watch when you want, where you want. Learn exclusive strategies and actions you can take NOW!

A special thanks to Austin Digital Jobs for providing us with the rad job listings and to Joseph Midura who helps manage The Austin Digest is a volunteer effort organized by Joshua Baer and edited by Chris Sanchez.

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TechCrunch DisruptTechCrunch Disrupt 2020 is just a few weeks away but we've already opened up our CrunchMatch networking platform for attendees to be able to meet one another in advance of the big event. Not only will it help narrow down the people you want to meet with, we'll even have some speed networking happy hour sessions so you can meet people on the fly! Register for Disrupt today and save $100 with code TECHSTARS15.
This Week's Events
Mon, Jul 6, 2020, 6:30 PM: This group is for people interested in Crate Digging (vinyl record shopping) and sample-based beatmaking.
We will discuss spots for digging, recent finds, trading records, and also converting that delicious vinyl into beats! (Akai Ableton, Reason, Akai MPCs, SP-404, Maschine, Logic or whatever you use).   •   Share

Tue, Jul 7, 2020, 9:00 AM - Austin Open Coffee Club is a space for entrepreneurs and investors to meet together and chat over a good cup of coffee. Their goal is to cultivate relationships in the Austin tech startup scene. We will be using Sococo, online workplace where distributed teams come to work together each day, side-by-side

Tue, July 7, 2020, 10:00 AM - JonesKertz, PLLC & Verge Law Group, P.C. are proud to present Startups & The Law, an overview of best practices and the most important things to know when starting and growing your next venture.

Tue, July 7, 2020, 12:00 PM - This month we welcome three speakers for our lunchtime lightning talks. We’ll talk about biking, walking, I35, The Americans with Disabilities Act and how that impacts mobility in Austin and more!
Our speakers include: Martin Kareithi, program manager of accessible services at Capital Metro, Tom Wald, the executive director of The Red Line Parkway Initiative, and Heyden Walker from Reconnect Austin.   •   Share

Tue, July 7, 2020, 5:45 PM - Join us on the first Tuesday of each month to connect with other Power BI enthusiasts, find resources, and build your skills. Our sessions will be online until further notice.
These sessions are appropriate for all levels. We provide access to datasets that you can download and use during the hands-on sessions.   •   Share

Wed, July 8, 2020, 7:00 PM - We typically have a main presentation or a series of lightning talks, followed by discussion and Q&A. There is a diversity of domains and experience levels represented, so come with your questions and be prepared to talk about how you use Python!   •   Share

Wed, July 8, 2020 7:00 PM - Transformative Technology (TT) community is the largest global community of entrepreneurs and innovators leveraging tech to expand human joy and possibility. We gather, connect, and inspire our global community in order to stimulate the development of scalable transformative technologies.   •   Share

Thu, Jul 9, 2020, 12:05 PM - In changing times, we’re used to pivoting. Based out of the Capital Factory in downtown Austin, TX, technology and innovation are in our blood. We’ve learned that sound leadership skills are reliable in person and online.
Our club creates a fun, relaxed, professional environment to work on skills that will change your life. Come check us out, we can’t wait to e-meet you!

Thursday, Jul 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM: Are you interested in investing in startups, stocks, or anything under the sun? Join us VIRTUALLY for an overview from venture capitalists, investors, and YouTubers at Intro to Investing & Ask Me Anything with Chris Camilo, Dave Hanson, and Jordan McLain from Dumb Money!
Get a chance to introduce yourself and ask any questions on investing and other related topics.

Thu, Jul 9, 2020, 4:00 PM - Control The Room is a monthly meetup focused on helping facilitators hone their craft to help improve the quality of meetings. Originally named Austin Design Sprint, based on our Design Sprint method which exposed us to new ways of meeting. In addition to supporting GV Design Sprint enthusiasts, we present and share many different methodologies, including Liberating Structures, Game Storming, Thinking Wrong, MG Taylor, Improv, and much more.   •   Share

Thu, Jul 9, 2020, 7:00 PM - Natural Language Processing (NLP) refers to computational understanding of human language. It constitutes a significant part of advances in AI through a variety of its applications.   •   Share

Thu, Jul 9, 2020, 7:00 PM - Join us for our monthly series to educate, empower, and network!
Whether you are a photographer, videographer, editor, graphic designer, writer, actor, a CREATIVE…come join us to learn new skills, network with local creatives, and grow your business in 2020!

Coming Soon...
Mon, Jul 20, 2020, 6:30 PM: The Austin Blockchain Collective Community Meetup group is a monthly educational and community meeting. Meetings generally include an educational presentation or panel on aspects of blockchain and crypto technology. The technology focus of presentations is usually quite high level, although associated Q&A can be deeper dives.   •   Share

How Global Insurance Brand MetLife is Partnering with Startups to Power Innovation in Financial Wellness

Join MetLife’s innovation office, Techstars and financial wellness startup, Zogo Finance on August 18 at 12pm ET for an online Ask Me Anything to learn what successful startup engagement really looks like. MetLife’s Chief Innovation Officer John Geyer, and VP of Innovation Terrance Luciani will share how they are teaming up with startups to drive new value across their business and are developing multiple POCs and pilots. Save your spot!
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