Co-Founders March Pitches "Keynote speaker Rudy Garza – Founder at G51"
Work might be from 9-5, but business happens between 5-9. Austin Cofounders is like networking events, except fun; like a party, except business-oriented, and like a startup pitch series, except informal and fast-paced. The result is a one-of-a-kind experience that makes for the perfect evening for entrepreneurs, investors, tech enthusiasts, and fun seekers alike.
Our event takes place again at Capital Factory in Downtown Austin.
We are trying to speed up the process for check-in, so please go to Eventbrite link to RSVP and Pay to get your name tag printed and faster access to the event. If you are looking to pay at the door it will be $15.00.
In today’s economy is hard to get a job without knowing someone…
This is why we do what we do. Come network and meet your next opportunity.
If you are new to this group and have a project in mind, or have already started a startup and need a co-founder, engineers, techies, developer, designers, marketers, entrepreneurs, etc, – looking for an angel investor,- to get feedback and demo – or interested to join a startup or a establish company, come join us for a great night of startup pitches, networking, good beer, wine and food.
Please make sure that you apply with your pitch deck early, as we are expecting to make some difficult choices between all the great pitch proposals.
Type of Pitches:
1. You are an entrepreneur with a developed concept or a running startup pre VC round, or looking for co-founders, or hire talent, or investors.
Because it is fun! and also pitching in our Meetup lets you “practice” your pitch and get feedback from other startups and investors, always a good thing!
How to attend in the audience?
Simply RSVP by paying in Eventbrite to make the line go faster.
If you are a software or hardware developer, or UX/UI designer interested in joining a cool startup, you can attend for FREE. Just send an e-mail to Team@thetechmap.com with a link to your LinekedIn profile and a link to your cofounder meetup account, 48 hours before the event.
Otherwise, the contribution is $12.00 to cover for this non-profit event. Drinks and food provided. Refunds will be allowed ONLY 48 hours prior to the event. Just email us at email@example.com
How to apply as a presenter?
Here is the link to our guideline and requirements to present.
We also need to receive your pitch deck before you are chosen to present. So do send your presentation as a PowerPoint to Team@thetechmap.com. The deadline to send your pitch deck is 10 days before the event. We will announce the presenters 3 days before the event.
1. Who are you?
2. What is your business?
3. Why does it matter?
4. What is your business or revenue/traction model?
5. What are you asking for?
The presentations are 5 to 7 slides, including your cover slide a final slide with your contact information. Please make sure the final slide has your contact information large enough to be easily read. If you have a product to demo you can show that as well.
Please note that you’ll only have a maximum 5 minutes to present. We will have to cut you off at the 5 minute mark to make sure we have time for the other presenters. Your presentation will be followed by 4 minutes for questions (no hard cut off). A visual timer will be provided for you
NEW: To maximize screen space during presentations and avoid formatting issues, please submit only “PowerPoint” slides in 16:9 format. You can change from classic 6:4 format under Page Setup.
When is this not the right event for you?
If you plan to attend to sell something, this is not the right event for you.
Jason Seats was most recently the Managing Director of the Techstars Cloud program. Prior to joining Techstars, Jason was a founder of Slicehost, an early cloud computing hosting company. In 2008 Slicehost was acquired by Rackspace and became the core for the initial Cloud Servers product. Jason continued on at Rackspace until 2010 as VP of software development for Rackspace Cloud, managing the cloud engineering teams.
6:30 – 7:00 pm Sign-in and socializing (Grab food a drinks)
7:00 – 7:10 pm Announcements, Sponsor notes
7:10 – 7:35 pm Keynote Speaker Q/A
7:35 – 8:30 pm Pitches / Q&A
8:30 – 9:00 pm Network, Network, Network
Go downstairs to the bar to network more.
What do the colored dots mean and how I connect with other that I am looking for?
RED: Talent (developers, designers)
GREEN: Investor (accredited)
YELLOW: Media, Marketing (others)
Please RSVP as space is limited!