Austin Tech Events to Attend in October

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It’s under 100 degrees in Austin so that can only mean one thing: it is Fall! And while temperatures might be cooling off a bit, the Austin Startup and Technology scene is heating up.

Lots of cool, fun events to attend in October.

And Silicon Hills News is a month away from hosting its first SpaceATX event. To celebrate, we’re hosting a Flash 48-hour sale for $7.50 tickets to the event. Join us for what promises to be a fascinating discussion of Austin, San Antonio, and overall Texas’ role in the emerging new space industry. And thank you to our sponsors: Hypergiant, ATX Venture Partners, Egan-Nelson, The Silicon Hills Lawyer, UT Center for Space Research and there’s still room for two more.

Oct. 2nd

Global Startup Program Pitch Night

When: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Impact Hub 5540 N Lamar Blvd

Austin, TX 78751

Why: Pitch Night celebrates the startups of the Global Startup Program launched in Austin by the Italian Trade Agency and Tech Ranch. The startups pitching represent Italian innovation and have spent the last 3 months in Austin, TX as part of the Tech Ranch Accelerator. For more info.

Oct. 2nd

Health Tech Companies Confronting the Opioid Crisis

When: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where:Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St., ACL Room on the 16th Floor

Why: The Healthcare Device and Data Meetup® event is a slide free presentation zone. Companies chosen to present will engage in a dynamic moderated discussion, interacting with a select panel of providers, administrators, investors, and technologists to share insights and gain valuable feedback. For more info.

Oct. 3rd

Austin Open Coffee

When: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Where:Houndstooth Coffee, 401 Congress Ave

Why: A semi-monthly meetup for entrepreneurs and investors to share their experience, to motivate, and to explore ideas. For more info.

Oct. 3rd

Techstars Impact Demo Day

When: 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where:Austin Public Library, 701 W Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX

Why: Join us for the Techstars Impact Demo Day as our founders take the stage to share how they are building venture-backable companies to scale solutions to some of our generation’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. For more info.

Oct. 5th

Austin Coding Academy October Graduation & Demo Day

When: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Austin Coding Academy, 314 East Highland Mall Boulevard, Suite 115Austin, TX

Why: After more than nine months of painstaking work, the October 2019 ACA graduates are ready to show off their new skills and apps. Balancing night classes with work, family, and life, our students have truly earned this party. Celebrate this massive accomplishment and see their apps over some refreshments with us at our Highland campus! For more info.

Oct. 10th

Intro to Fundraising: The Most Important Things to Know Before You Raise

When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where:The Riveter 1145 W. 5th Street, Austin, TX

Why: Raising money can feel daunting to those who haven’t done it before. When should you raise, or should you raise at all? What is a cap table? How and when should you give away equity?

Join Women@Austin CEO & Executive Director Jessica Gaffney, Venture Capitalist Bill Wood, Springdale Ventures General Partner Genevieve Gilbreath, TalentGuard CEO Linda Ginac and Regional Managing Director – Texas of The Riveter Elisa Sepulveda as they get in the weeds on the most important things you need to know before you raise. For more info.

Oct. 11th

Silverton Startup Breakfast for Female Founders Only

When: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: Silverton Offices 600 W 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

Why: Silverton Partners is opening our doors to female founders in Austin for breakfast tacos & coffee, in partnership with Silicon Valley Bank. For more info.

Oct. 14th

Cofounder Austin Meetup Keynote Speaker Joseph Kopser

When: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:Capital Factory, 701 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701

Why: Network and connect to find your next employee, your next co-founder, or build your professional network! Work might be from 9-5, but business happens between 5-9. The Co-Founder Meetup by The tech^map is a forum for professionals to pitch their business, idea, startup, etc. to the community and gain valuable feedback. For more info.

Oct. 15th

Latinx in Tech Summit

When: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:Capital Factory, 701 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701

Why: Capital Factory is dedicated to increasing diversity in the tech community and making our coworking space an inclusive and welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds and identities. For more info.

Oct. 16th

Quake Capital ATX 2019

When: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: Robert B. Rowling Hall, UT Austin, 300 W. MLK Blvd., Austin, TX

Why: The Quake Austin team has been heads down for the past 8 weeks and are finally announcing their 2019 Cohort! The current cohort is full of potential and it has been a privilege to work with each and every company. These companies range anywhere from a recent (and well-received) product launch to several companies over 50k MRR, and they’ve already raised millions of dollars during the first 8 weeks of the program (and counting). For more info.

Oct. 17th

October Austin Forum: The Evolution of Energy

When: 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Where:Austin Central Library 710 West Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX

Why: A take with Karl Popham of Austin Energy, Dan Bradley of Navigant Consulting and other speakers to be announced. For more info.

Oct. 17th

MassChallenge Texas in Austin Awards Ceremony

When: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where:Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street, 6th floor ballroom, Austin, TX

Why: The MassChallenge Awards Ceremonies are the grand finale of each MassChallenge accelerator program. This is when the top startups from each cohort are recognized by community leaders to a room full of potential investors and customers, MassChallenge mentors, VIP community leaders, and loved ones. This event is the flagship experience of the accelerator program and when programs award equity-free cash prizes. For more info.

Oct. 17th

Austin Tech Happy Hour

When: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Dogwood on W. Sixth

Why: We had a great event up north last time, and we’re back downtown again to celebrate the imminent arrival of the fall season. You can almost feel a little bit of a chill in the air in the early mornings around Austin, which is the signal that cooler weather is just around the corner as well as a certain favorite music festival in the park.

Oct. 23rd

DivInc Community Happy Hour

When: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where:Moontower Cafe at Robert B. Rowling Hall at UT, 300 West Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Austin, TX

Why: We’d love to bring all of you fabulous people together to catch up with our founders, alumni and each other! Join us for drinks, light bites and great conversation. For more info.

Oct. 28th

Austin Technology Council CEO

When: 1:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:JW Marriott 110 E. 2nd St.

Why: This October, CEO Summit 2019 will be held at The JW Marriott and include several opportunities to network and business development panels. For more info.

Upcoming November Events

Nov 6: SpaceATX

Nov. 7th: TiE Austin Pitch Competition


Nov 13–14: Time Machine 2019


Nov 14: DivInc Demo Day


Nov 16–17: Cowboy Space Ball


Nov 19: InnoTech Austin