Co-Founder Austin: Keynote speaker Brett Hurt – Founder of Bazaarvoice

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. The audience is full of other entrepreneurs, developers, investors, and media.

To speed up the process for check-in, arrive early to ensure access to the meetup. We will hit capacity.

We are partnering and part of ATX Startup Week – for more information, check out the schedule ( and register for additional events that week! Be sure to stop by our table during the startup crawl on Thursday evening.

Are you new to the Co-Founder meetup? Do you have a project in mind you are looking to get off the ground? Are you looking to find a job or join a great startup? Ready to get on stage and pitch?

Check out our awesome group that can help you navigate all of these questions and more to find your next co-founder, employee, investor, or user! Mix and Mingle with others and enjoy a great night of pitches, networking, food, and beverages!

We look forward to having you out at the event!

Looking to Pitch:

We would love to have you pitch at our meetup! We’ve had some great companies on stage. In order to present, please fill out the pitch form and pay. Our community director will be in touch with additional information. If you have any questions, please email [masked] and I’ll be happy to answer any questions. Each meetup will have 5 presentations that are 5 minutes in length with a 4 minute Q&A from the audience.

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Ask us about our verified membership option and the perks! You can register and find out more by checking out this page. Looking to join our amazing list of sponsors? Check out more details on the tech^map website or email [masked] for more information. Sponsorships start at $50/month!

Developers looking for a job:

*This month is free for everyone* – If you are a software / hardware developer or UX/UI designer interested in joining a cool startup and looking for a job, you can attend for FREE. Just send an e-mail to [masked] with a link to your tech^map completed profile and we will get you RSVP’d.

October Meetup Details:

Brett Hurt
Brett is a seed-stage investor at Hurt Family Investments (HFI) in partnership with his wife, Debra. HFI are involved in 40 startups and counting. HFI has made 30 startup investments, 13 of which are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies. Brett has also joined the Advisory Board of ten additional companies, eight of which are SaaS. Out of the 40 startups HFI are involved in, 28 are headquartered in Austin and 21 are SaaS. HFI are also investors in nine venture funds – one with Capital Factory, one with Rothenberg Ventures, two in Silicon Valley that are very high profile and confidential (per their request), one with CAVU Venture Partners, and four with Lead Edge Capital – and these funds hold investments across many startups. You can see a partial list of portfolio companies at To support entrepreneurship through philanthropy, HFI are the founding donors in the UT Discovery Fund at the University of Texas at Austin – a student run fund that will support UT student entrepreneurs in the near future – and are donors to The Wharton School’s Entrepreneur Fund, which supports Wharton student entrepreneurs. HFI were one of the top donors to the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas, which supports communities through entrepreneurship, and the founding donors to establish the Bazaarvoice Foundation, which catalyzes the next generation of highly-educated, entrepreneurial youth.

• Agenda:
6:30 – 7:00 pm Sign-in and socializing (Grab food a drinks)
7:00 – 7:10 pm Announcements, Sponsor notes
7:10 – 7:35 pm Keynote Speaker Q/A
7:35 – 8:30 pm Pitches / Q&A

Company — Presenter — Website
Kwaddle — Deven Hariyani —
ChimiChurri — Cleo Caddle —
Before Elixir — Jen Du —
Lawbooth — Willy Ogorzaly —
Zync Up — Aaron Benz —

8:30 – 9:00 pm Network, Network, Network
9:00 – Until whenever. Go downstairs to the bar to network more.

About Capital Factory

Capital Factory is the entrepreneurial center of gravity in Austin, Texas. Located in the middle of downtown, Capital Factory has 50,000 square feet full of startups and entrepreneurs. Take classes to learn the skills that startups need, attend meet ups to find a co-founder, rent a desk for your startup or apply for funding and mentorship in the Incubator.

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