Is there any better way to reign in this amazing milestone than with a Texas-sized birthday party? Last Thursday, June 6th, the tech community rallied together to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and the immense growth of Texas innovation through the years. It was a wonderful sight to see thousands of supporters, staff, mentors, members and investors joined together.
We’ve come a long way from where we were in 2009. However, we take pride in consistently staying focused on people and the meaningful connections that form between them. We’ve been committed to meeting the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introducing them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers. Our birthday party actually marked the end of our J.P. Morgan Texas Startups Roadshow — an epic 3-day event where some of the country’s top tech investors and innovators received an exclusive statewide tour of what Texas has to offer.
This means that guests from across the U.S. were able to get together with our vibrant startup community and celebrate in true Texan fashion! The party featured some special groups who shared their exciting tech with everyone including: a Holographic DJ on the 8th floor provided by Holocryptics and Augmented Reality dodgeball on the 1st floor brought to us by Cyberpunk Sports. There was also a gigantic robot cake (that we’re still trying to finish off), live t-shirt screen printing, robot caricature drawings, liquid nitrogen ice cream, baskets full of flavored popcorn and a delicious donut wall courtesy of J.P. Morgan!
Congrats @CapitalFactory on celebrating your 10th Anniversary and for the conclusion of the Texas #Startups Roadshow. Was amazing to witness how much the ecosystem has grown, last night. pic.twitter.com/Da5txlUnnf
— Lucas Martin (@LucasReedMartin) June 7, 2019
We couldn’t throw a party in Austin without some great music. A local band named Ghost Jam Players started off the evening with their Bluegrass tunes which then transitioned to an awesome silent disco for everyone to groove at their own pace! Capital Factory’s own DJ Ryan Gray was also playing catchy beats throughout the night in the 16th floor’s VIP Lounge. As if that wasn’t enough to keep you entertained, 8 foot tall robots were spotted showing off their dance moves on all floors — we promised y’all robots didn’t we?
In the end, Capital Factory had an incredible 10th Birthday Party! Here’s a short little clip of what we had the pleasure of experiencing with them, definitely one for the books! Thank you for having us once again ☺️🙏 🎉 #holocryptics #holo #dj #capitalfactory #Hologram #Robots pic.twitter.com/xewDs8vv6c
— Holocryptics (@Holocrypticsinc) June 10, 2019
Capital Factory’s future is looking bright.
Recently, we introduced the Texas Startup Manifesto. Its goal is uniting the state of Texas into one startup ecosystem and helping entrepreneurs recruit talent, find customers and attract investors from across the state. We will continue making strides towards creating an even larger, impactful ecosystem in Texas that will produce leading ideas and innovative technology that can make a real change in our society.
Thanks to all those who have supported and believed in our mission throughout the last decade — we’re excited to continue being the center of gravity for entrepreneurs and keep pushing boundaries in tech!
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