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Great opportunity for +Austin Entrepreneurs Wednesday night
 
Wednesday night, August 31st, at 6
+General Assembly Austin grabbed a bunch of us to explore solutions to local challenges in funding. Short notice I realize but this should be an exceptionally good evening with unique insight to Austin startup capital.

+Candice Digby has been working with Capital Factory to get together Tom Ball, founder of Next Coast Ventures and +Austin Ventures, +David Altounian who pulled together that incredible research about local VC, +Laura Bosworth Co-founder, Tevido Biodevices, +Kristine Kelly among our newer, brilliant investors in town, Jim Brown from Arena Growth Partners & Polaris Ventures, +Brian Mikulencak resident genius on tax consideration with investors, and +Kevin Castello from Baylor Angel Network and Best Fit Capital.

We're going to explore what it takes to close capital in Texas and we're getting into everything from local perspective on diversity, infrastructure, and talent to big picture questions about grants, Austin's brand, and our industries. This is a chance to meet many of the people to whom I always refer and whom everyone should know.

More info and RSVP below. Please like and share as the evening is upon us! I am moderating a panel so if you have questions, throw them at me privately or in the comments and we'll open them up.

https://generalassemb.ly/education/assembled-capital/austin/25376
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Wednesday night, August 31st, at 6
+General Assembly Austin grabbed a bunch of us to explore solutions to local challenges in funding. Short notice I realize but this should be an exceptionally good evening with unique insight to Austin startup capital.

+Candice Digby has been working with Capital Factory to get together Tom Ball, founder of Next Coast Ventures and +Austin Ventures, +David Altounian who pulled together that incredible research about local VC, +Laura Bosworth Co-founder, Tevido Biodevices, +Kristine Kelly among our newer, brilliant investors in town, Jim Brown from Arena Growth Partners & Polaris Ventures, +Brian Mikulencak resident genius on tax consideration with investors, and +Kevin Castello from Baylor Angel Network and Best Fit Capital.

We're going to explore what it takes to close capital in Texas and we're getting into everything from local perspective on diversity, infrastructure, and talent to big picture questions about grants, Austin's brand, and our industries. This is a chance to meet many of the people to whom I always refer and whom everyone should know.

More info and RSVP below. Please like and share as the evening is upon us! I am moderating a panel so if you have questions, throw them at me privately or in the comments and we'll open them up.

https://generalassemb.ly/education/assembled-capital/austin/25376
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I had a chance to play co-host with #Austin  Inno's Billy Utt on today's Beat!
Today on the Austin Inno Beat with Billy Utt: what makes Austin Austin, keeps us nostalgic, and what it means in venture capital.
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Trying to figure out this Business Page stuff... Anyone know why I can't put an address on here to have a location associated with the page?
Serial Startup Executive, CMO, Scale Architect, Innovation Junkie, VC Developer
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"Like a great Mel Brooks scene from The History of The World, think about whether or not the audience for your pitch isn’t sitting there thinking slap slap slap as you try to get a word in edgewise." #startups  
Any startup founder who uses buzzwords in their pitch gets slapped.
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Where geographically to find #Austin VC
As an entrepreneur you might ask yourself if time is well spend along those corridors connecting with S3 Ventures, LiveOak, ARCH Venture Partners, Guggenheim, G-51, Duchossois, Triton Venture Partners, Silverton, Vista Equity Partners, Arena Growth Partners, Next Step Capital, Tritium, ATX Seed, Diversity Fund, and Recurring Capital. And that's by no means an exhaustive nor up to date list; merely, a representation of where to think about your ti...
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Too much coffee this morning. I'm writing a musical about #austin  
Why Austin, TX, the live music capital of the world, doesn't yet have a bound for Broadway musical about it is beyond me.
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You might say #Austin  is where we’re caught between longing for the past and inventing it.
Today on the Austin Inno Beat with Billy Utt: what makes Austin Austin, keeps us nostalgic, and what it means in venture capital.
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How to #startup  pitch like a pro
A startup punch list of dos and don'ts for your funding pitch slides. What's on your list of tips to make the perfect slide deck?
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Customers aren’t wrong but know that they aren’t right
Customers aren't wrong but know that they aren't right - they don't have the perspective you need on how to actually build a viable business developing for them what they claim/think they want. Hire people who know what they're doing. Attract industry executives and thought leaders to your advisory board or as mentors. Heck, please, at least start with LinkedIn, find people who know your space, and ask them.
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Work in Real Estate? A thought on how real estate is pivotal to Austin technology innovation and a distinction unique to Texas. I'd love the thoughts of Austin Influencers as I'm certain the bridge from real estate development to tech entrepreneurship is a key to our future.

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Texas venture capital, experiences in innovation, and demand for technology evident through real estate and the future or Real Estate Tech is Texas.
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