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This Week's Events
Mon, Jun 8, 2020, 6:00 PM: Jacob Barhak will briefly discuss some uses for unsupervised learning algorithms, including clustering and self organization algorithms - some practical examples will be provided.   •   Share

Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM: Grab a glass of wine and come discuss the following with us:
General Discussion:
  • Best Practices in Digital Marketing
  • What You’re Working On
  • Sharing Work Projects, Ad Copy, Websites, Etc.
  • Topics You’re Interested In Learning

Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 9:00 AM: Join Capital Factory for coffee and virtual networking sessions every second Tuesday of the month! 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, Jun 9, 2020, 7:00 PM: Our speaker this month is Anne Boysen. Social change doesn’t happen as a direct result of a new technology, a new invention or scientific discovery. It happens when many people take action in response to these events, often in unexpected ways.   •   Share

Tue, Jun 9, 2020, 6:00 PM: The speakers will present Blockchain use-cases in the Telecom & Media industry, architecture behind the use-case, demonstration of the use-case and customer experience. An overview of the HyperLedgers Special Interest Group on Blockchain for Telecom and Media will be presented and how you can get involved with the SIG.   •   Share

Wed, June 10, 2020, 12:30 PM: In this session, Co-Founder and CPO, Jon Loyens, goes beyond typical A/B testing talks and presents on how to align a company and its products effectively through data-driven product management. The talk starts with goal setting and value alignment and goes through process, tools, and strategy to create a great data-driven product management organization.

Wed, Jun 10, 2020, 6:00 PM: Are you in QA? Learn how to do Selenium testing to give yourself a powerful tool to make the work faster and lighter. Are you a developer? Catch bugs and hiccups across all browsers before you push to master!   •   Share

Wed, Jun 10, 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, Jun 10, 2020, 7:00 PM: Join us at our June Transformative Technology Austin Chapter event for an evening discussion with entrepreneurs in our community.   •   Share

Thu, Jun 11, 2020, 1:00 PM: Join us for our weekly virtual facilitation practice!Sign up to PracticeReady to practice in a virtual setting? Now’s your chance!   •   Share

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 7:00 PM: Join us for a VIRTUAL conversation with 3 creative professionals on how they are pivoting, adapting, and learning how to make a living in a time where the landscape for business has dramatically changed..

Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM - Are you raising capital for your FemTech startup? Join us VIRTUALLY for an overview from venture capitalists and investors at Intro to Fundraising in FemTech & Ask Me Anything!
Get a chance to introduce yourself and ask any questions on funding and other related topics.

Thu, Jun 11, 2020, 7:00 PM: This is a group for anyone interested in creating video games or game companies of all types: core AAA, massive online/MMO, indie, social, casual, mobile, serious play, and augmented reality and simulations.   •   Share

Upcoming Events
Tue, June 16, 2020, 12:00 PM: Capital Factory welcomes you to our first virtual Women In Tech Summit! We’re dedicated to increasing diversity in the entrepreneurial and tech community while making our coworking space an inclusive environment for all. Attendees can look forward to a special keynote guest, insightful fireside chats, discussion sessions, a startup showcase, Epic Office Hours, and panels on relevant topics facing the tech ecosystem.

Tue, June 16, 2020, 6:00 PM: A high level overview for the Austin tech community to learn about trends, issues & opportunities in the NYC tech & startup ecosystem.  Our panel of experts from across the local tech community in New York will share their knowledge, expertise and experience on a variety of issues relevant not only to startups, corporations and investors based in New York City, but mentors and organizations who wish to partner with or start their own tech & startup ventures in NYC.

Mon, Jul 20, 2020, 11:15 AM: Amongst all the excitement of running a startup is a lot of hard work and stressful decisions. Founders Academy Essentials is a 4-day lunch-n-learn curriculum designed specifically for driven entrepreneurs that are passionate about their business potential! Whether you’re working on your MVP and preparing for launch or already generating revenue, you will be exposed to fundamental insights and tools to help dramatically increase your odds of success.

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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