Tech Events to Attend in Austin in August

Austin, Texas, colorful ATX sign at 5th street, downtown

Even though we’re in the dog days of summer, there’s plenty to do in Austin this month.

And if you’re planning ahead, make sure to snag a ticket to our ContentATX3 event next month at Galvanize. It’s a great event for entrepreneurs in the tech industry to learn about ways to communicate better with investors, media, customers, and more.

August 5th

Close the Gap – MVP to Market & Scale

When:6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Where: General Assembly @ WeWork, 600 Congress Ave., 14th floor, Austin, TX

Why: This event is co-hosted by The Product League and Collective – a MediaTech Ventures Incubator. The event features Tanja Horan, Principal at Tacosa 360 Consulting. She works with organizations to develop and manage their product portfolio for scale & growth. For more info.

August 6th

Technology, Space and Humanity

When:6:15 PM – 7:30 PM

Where:Austin Central Library, 710 West Cesar Chevez Street, Austin, TX 78701

Why: The Austin Forum on Technology & Society in partnership with Austin Public Library presents:
Technology, Space & Humanity with Speakers Tom Markusic of Firefly Aerospace and Rick Tumlinson of SpaceFund. For more info.

August 7th

Dog Days | Female Founders TX x The Riveter

When:12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where:The Riveter, 1145 West 5th Street, Austin, TX 78703

Why: On August 7th, join us at The Riveter for our monthly Female Founders brown bag lunch.  For more info.

August 8th

Digital Entrepreneur Meetup Austin

When:4:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Where:Proof – Company Headquarters, 200 E 6th Street Suite 310, Austin, TX 78701

Why: This event is hosted by Chris Yates, Founder of Rhodium Weekend. Chris acquires, invests in, grows, and sells online businesses and organizes events for others who do the same.

Chris is on a 1,500 mile road trip hosting 7 meetups along the way and this is one of the stops on the journey. Questions can be directed to Chris at chris@rhodiumweekend.com. For more info.

August 8th

Trends 2019 – The Improv Edition

When:6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where:Capital Factory, 701 Brazos Street, 1st Floor – Voltron, Austin, TX 78701

Why: Join Accenture, in collaboration with ColdTowne Theater, on August 8th to explore Fjord Trends and Accenture’s Technology Vision along with some light-hearted improv comedy to help bring the trends to life. This event will dive into emerging trends that are expected to affect business, technology and design over the next few years. Lite bites and refreshments will be provided. For more info.

August 13th

50 Ways to Fight Bias in the Workplace

When:6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where:Atlassian, 303 Colorado St #1600, Austin, TX 78701

Why: Are you interested in what you can do to help build equity in the workplace on a day-to-day basis? Join Lean In ATX on August 13th for “50 Ways to Fight Biases in the Workplace” to learn how to address gender biases in a professional manner. For more info.

August 14th

Startup Grind with Mark Phillip

When:6 p.m.

Where:Capital Factory 701 Brazos St., Suite 150, Austin, 78701

Why: Interview with Mark Phillip, founder of Are You Watching This?, a business to business sports excitement analytics company that uses patented algorithms to identify the top sports moments in real time. For more information.

August 14th

Andy Roddick Foundation Finding Your Passion Speaker Series

When:6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where:Tamale House East, 1707 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Why: This event will feature a panel-style interview of two of the most incredible small business owners here in Austin: The Valera family (Diane and Juan) of Tamale House and Jason Fox of Earbuds Music. For more info.

August 14th

Sip & Learn: The Future of Online Privacy with Arlo Gilbert

When:6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Where:Wright Bros. Brew and Brew 500 San Marcos Street #105, Austin, TX 78702

Why: Join the Austin chapter of America’s Future Foundation and the Freedom in Tech alliance for a rousing conversation with tech founder and data privacy expert, Arlo Gilbert. Rachel Kania will be leading the conversation. For more info.

August 14th

ATX: You’re graduating from an early stage accelerator – What’s next?

When:6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where:Industrious Austin – 5th & Colorado, 201 West 5th Street #1100, Austin, TX 78701

Why: If you’re an early-stage founder considering an accelerator or graduating from one soon, join MassChallenge Texas at Industrious and hear our panelist’s insights into the paths they chose for their businesses, and the lessons they learned along the way. The takeaways from this conversation will help prepare you for future milestones. For more info.

August 14th

Hack The Future: AR, VR and XR Unlocking Real Value

When:6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Where:The Riveter Austin: 1145 West 5th Street, Austin, TX 78703

Why: Join us on August 14 for an event focused on the transformative power of immersive technologies for businesses and organizations. Through a set of mini-TED talks, product demonstrations, and a panel discussion, diverse game-changers in data analytics in WebXR, mobile AR, immersive entertainment, and organizational transformation will share their perspectives and best-practices. For more info.

August 15th

The Creative Mindset: How to Value What You Make

When:6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Where:The Riveter Austin: 1145 West 5th Street, Austin, TX 78703

Why: How can I give myself permission to make the things I want? What’s standing in the way of getting my project off the ground? In this two-hour workshop, we will look at these questions and other ideas around creative output and value. For more info.

August 15th

PowerUp Austin: Driving Change with Innovation

When:4:00 to 6:00 PM

Where:WeWork Barton Springs, 801 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Why: Hosted by ATI and the Austin Chamber of Commerce. Christina Churchill, Principal with RSM US LLP’s Technology and Management Consulting, will discuss how to overcome the fear factor, drive innovation and innovate in finance and accounting. For more info.

August 20th

Galvanize Founders Breakfast

When:8:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Where:Galvanize 119 Nueces Street, Austin, TX 78701

Why: Join Galvanize in collaboration with Silicon Valley Bank and AutoThink for the August Founders Breakfast! In this event series for early stage founders, we’ll be gathering for tacos and mini-talks from some of the tech industry’s best. For more info.

August 20th

Austin Capstone WeWork Veterans in Residence Powered by Bunker Labs

When:6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where:WeWork Domain 11801 Domain Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Austin, TX 78758

Why: Join us to celebrate and showcase our 2019 WeWork Veterans in Residence Powered by Bunker Labs tribe of entrepreneurs! Learn about their companies and where they are headed next. For more info.

August 21st

Big Ass Social Happy Hour in Austin

When:6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Hangar Lounge, 318 Colorado Street, Austin, TX 78701

Why: “BASHH is Austin’s relaxed mixer filled with professionals of all backgrounds that feel awkward knowing each other online but not offline. The ties come off a 6:00 pm, and there are no speakers or panels, no lame pitches, no egos; all are welcomed to relax and have happy hours!” For more info.

August 21st

Female Founder Series with Kathy Terry

When:6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where:The Riveter Austin, 1145 West 5th Street Austin, TX 78703

Why: The Riveter Austin is excited to kick off our Female Founders Series with Austinite, Kathy Terry, founder of charitable app InLieu and co-founder of P. Terry’s and Taco Ranch. For more info.

August 22nd

Austin Mosaic Awards

When:6:00PM – 10:00PM

Where:Google Austin, 500 W 2nd St, Austin, TX

Why: The event, brought to you by The Mentor Method, and BLNDED Media, will recognize companies in categories such as “Best Tech Company” and “Best Inclusive Workspace.” For more info.

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 9thAustin Fast Start Pitch Competition: Mobility Innovation

Sept. 10thAustin Forum: The Internet of Things

Sept. 14thContentATX3

Sept.  16thHealth Care Startup Boot Camp

Nov. 13-14 – Time Machine 2019