It’s Austin Startup Week – four full days dedicated to showcasing the best in talent, startups, and more that this city’s technology community has to offer. Tomorrow kicks off the Austin City Limits music festival’s final weekend. You’ve had an awesome week and are still eager to explore...now what?
Stop by for a free beverage, drop off a resume,
check out some office space or just kick back before
the Austin City Limits music festival from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.!
This is the ultimate opportunity to give visitors a glimpse into local businesses, provide companies with a recruiting tool, and help interested participants navigate the noise of Austin’s tech and startup scene.
Last year at SXSW we had more than 70 companies and thousands of crawlers. Although this crawl will not be as large in numbers as SXSW, we still anticipate hosting a few thousand attendees. Capital Factory has reserved the entire 1st Floor Atrium of the Omni Hotel in order to accommodate all of our startups and crawlers.
This year we will have a single path for crawlers to follow that will take them by every startup table in the same order. This will be similar to how the Trail of Lights works. Crawlers will enter the building, grab a drink from the bar, and then they will go up the elevator to the 16th floor and follow a path that takes them by every startup, then go down to the 1st floor and follow a similar pattern, before exiting the building to get on the shuttle for the next stop. We believe this will create more "flow" of traffic, less crowding, allow everyone to reach the 16th floor, and cause more crawlers to visit all of the stops.
How will you travel from startup to startup? Our free shuttle will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pick your starting point, hop off at each stop, and end up right back at the beginning. It’s just that easy!
This crawl is presented by Google
Interested in participating as a crawler? Sign up and receive the 2014 crawl map here.
Interested in being a host stop or table participant? You can have a party at your downtown office or you can join us at Capital Factory. Each option is listed at the top of this invite and deadlines are listed below.
Do you qualify as a startup? If you have raised more than $10 million in funding or if you have more than 100 employees then you must register as a sponsor.
September 14 - Last day for HOST STOPS to be included in the bus route schedule. The City of Austin must approve the bus route and requires a permit from the City of Austin. Capital Factory will handle this process and costs incurred. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer the ability to any last minute changes.
September 19 - Last day to be added to creative materials - printed maps and signage. If you choose to sign up after this date, you can still be included on both the website and mobile app.
October 1 - Last day to be included in social media campaigns, the website and mobile app.
Please note - ALL RESERVATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
Confirmed startups and sponsors:
- Affiliate Summit
- AT&T *SILVER SPONSOR
- Athenahealth *SILVER SPONSOR
- Atlassian *SHUTTLE SPONSOR
- BlackLocus *GOLD SPONSOR
- Chiron Health
- Continuum Analytics
- Dell *GOLD SPONSOR
- DreamIt Ventures
- Eagle Eye Networks
- Entrepreneurs Foundation
- Google for Entrepreneurs *PRESENTING SPONSOR
- Indeed.com *GOLD SPONSOR
- Local Plant Source, Inc.
- Luna Data Solutions, Inc. *BRONZE SPONSOR
- Lynx Laboratories
- Marketing Clique
- NIMBOXX *GOLD SPONSOR
- PenPal Schools
- Remote Garage
- RideScout *GOLD SPONSOR
- School of Invention
- Smart Picture Technologies
- SoftLayer *GOLD SPONSOR
- Spanning *GOLD SPONSOR
- Square Root
- Texas Bitcoin Association
- The Kompanee
- Union Metrics
- uShip *GOLD SPONSOR
- V-Chain Solutions
- Visa *GOLD SPONSOR
- Weeva, Inc.
- WigWag Inc.
- WP Engine *GOLD SPONSOR
When & Where
Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Austin. This year more than 50,000 entrepreneurs, programmers and designers will gather day and night for meetups, classes and coworking. We meet the best entrepreneurs in Austin and introduce them to their first investors, employees and customers. We have a series of matching funds so that a startup can convince 2 of our mentors to invest personally it can unlock hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional automatic funding.