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Austin Startup Digest
Austin Startup Digest
The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Austin.
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This Week's Events
Mon, Jun 22, 2020, 6:00 PM: In the presentation, Elisa will tell us about the blockchain market in Brazil and about Blockforce’s performance, focusing on a use case related with traceability in the Fashion Chain.   •   Share

Mon, Jun 22, 2020, 7:00 PM: This is a group for software and hardware engineers of Hispanic ethnicity to showcase their knowledge and experience, and to build their professional network. If you’re not Hispanic, this is a great place to get to know Austin’s Hispanic hacker community!   •   Share

Mon, Jun 22, 2020, 7:00 PM: This monthly WooCommerce Virtual MasterMind will focus on what the ‘New Normal” will look like for eCommerce store owners. Our goal is a shared, business-focused learning experience to help you gain the knowledge and actionable strategies to run your own successful eCommerce business.   •   Share

Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM: Join Capital Factory for a special edition of Intro to Texas Startup Scene focused on social impact entrepreneurship. As we all wrestle with the current events of the world, it’s more important than ever for all of us to find and foster community with one another in every way that we can.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:30 PM: Come talk about your startup, ideas, challenges, experiences, etc. Get support, feedback and advice from experienced entrepreneurs. Also, every month we invite an Austin startup to share their experiences, challenges, failures, successes and learnings from their startup journey.   •   Share

Tue, Jun 23, 2020, 7:00 PM: RailsConf 2020 CE - Watch Party Party II. We will watch 2 talks from RailsConf 2020. We’ll start by socializing on Zoom (see info below) and then we’ll watch the talks together using Hope to see you soon!   •   Share

Wed, Jun 24, 2020, 6:30 PM: Anyone that does C/C++ development, LLVM development in the Central Texas area, and anyone that’s interested in learning more about the LLVM compiler infrastructure is welcome to join. Our format will be a brief technical discussion, then time at the end for discussion and socialization.   •   Share

Thu, Jun 25, 2020, 1:00 PM: Control The Room is a monthly meetup focused on helping facilitators hone their craft to help improve the quality of meetings.   •   Share

Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 5:30 PM: SaaS marketing expert Tory Glen Smith will uncover the same growth tactics used by larger, established companies that you can apply to your bootstrapped startup.
Learn how to get your innovative solution in front of those who can truly benefit from it. Gain insight on proven tactics that bigger agencies use to turn casual visitors into highly qualified leads anxious to see your demo and/or take a free trial.

Thu, Jun 25, 2020, 6:00 PM: After last month’s awesome VR meetup with Ethereum Berlin, this month’s meetup is hosted by Ethereum Chicago and Ethereum Buenos Aires! Come catch up with Austin locals while meeting new people from across the Ethereum ecosystem.   •   Share

Thu, Jun 25, 2020, 7:00 PM: The recent artificial intelligence (AI) boom has been largely driven by three confluence forces: algorithms, big data, and computing power enabled by modern integrated circuits (ICs) including specialized AI accelerators. In this talk, I will present a synergistic approach between AI and IC with two main themes, AI for IC and IC for AI.   •   Share

Coming Soon...
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.

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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