Intro to Austin Startup Scene with Sean Duffy, Monica Morales, and Brooke Turner
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 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.
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 month, we are featuring Sean Duffy, Senior Partnerships Manager at Capital Factory, Brooke Turner, Program Director at DivInc, and Monica Morales, Partner and VP of Development at DivInc.
Sean Duffy is the Senior Partnerships Manager at Capital Factory, helping bridge the gap between startups and corporate innovators through strategic programming and community events. As a former classroom teacher, Sean is a passionate education and technology evangelist, community organizer and founder of EdTech Austin.
Brooke’s life work has impacted thousands of students, young women, and underrepresented colleagues through her career as a teacher, a partnership and marketing manager for National Instruments, a mentor for STEM programs in the Austin area, and the Program Director for DivInc, a non-profit startup accelerator specifically for underrepresented entrepreneurs. Brooke’s mission for her own tech startup, Kwaddle, is to give every child life-enhancing experiences and to support women in the workplace by providing easier access to high-quality, out-of-school enrichment opportunities for kids. Brooke won the 2018 Woman’s Way Business Award for Product Innovation, and Kwaddle was listed as Built In Austin’s 50 Startups to Watch in 2018.
Monica is Partner and VP of Development for DivInc, a nonprofit accelerator for early stage tech startups founded by underrepresented entrepreneurs. She brings more than 12 years of non-profit leadership, fundraising and marketing experience. She has served as Interim Executive Director and Market Director of the American Diabetes Association for Central Texas, Director of Marketing at Market Vision Culture Inspired Advertising and as Account Executive at Montemayor y Asociados Hispanic Advertising. Monica is passionate about bringing diversity, inclusion and equity to the tech ecosystem.
4:00-4:30 PM Tour of Capital Factory
4:30-6:00 PM Featured Speakers AMA w/ Moderator
6:00-7:00 PM Networking Happy Hour
Already taken a tour of Capital Factory? Awesome! The event starts at 4:30PM after the 4PM tour.
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?
• Capital Factory
• Startup Week
• Angel Investors
• Venture Capitalists
• Incubators & Accelerators
• PR firms
• Recruiting firms