Intro to the Austin Startup Scene & Ask Me Anything with Karen Bantuveris
Are you new to the Austin tech startup community? Thinking about moving here? Trying to figure out how to plug in? Come hear a comprehensive overview from a local community leader and get a chance to introduce yourself and ask questions at the next Intro to the Austin Startup Scene & Ask Me Anything.
After the AMA, join us for a Startup Scene Happy Hour! Your ticket to the AMA will get you in to both the AMA and Happy Hour, where you’ll have the opportunity to network with people who are interested in or are already part of the startup scene.
Already taken a tour of Capital Factory? Awesome! The event starts at 4:30PM after the 4PM tour.
Before you arrive, please take 5 minutes to read this to cover the basics: 10 Steps to Plug Into the Austin Tech Startup Scene
This week we will hear from Karen Bantuveris, Founder & CEO of Signup.com!
Karen Bantuveris is the CEO of SignUp.com (fka VolunteerSpot), the leading online coordination platform that makes it easy to bring people together for real-world activities (16M of them!). Prior to founding SignUp, Karen had more than 15 years experience as an entrepreneur running Radiance Learning — management consultant, business process expert, and executive coach – she worked with leaders at Fortune 500 organizations and prominent universities to improve customer responsiveness and management effectiveness. As a mentor and savvy connector, Karen shares insights and perspective on guerrilla marketing tactics using Social Media, consumer tech engaging moms and teachers, edtech, pitching investors, and strategic partnering for growth.
4:00pm Tour of Capital Factory
5:15pm Ask Me Anything with featured speaker
6:00pm Networking Happy Hour
YOU’LL GET ANSWER TO QUESTIONS LIKE…
• How do I get a job at a startup?
• How do I find a co-founder?
• How do I meet investors and mentors?
• Should I join an accelerator?
YOU WILL FIND OUT ABOUT…
• Why Austin?
• University of Texas
• Capital Factory
• Startup Week
• Angel Investors
• Venture Capitalists
• Incubators & Accelerators
• Coffee Shops
• Happy Hours
• PR firms
• Recruiting firms