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Tech Idea to Tech Startup presented by the Austin Forum

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Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library

710 West Cesar Chavez Street

Austin, TX 78701

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The Austin Forum on Technology & Society

in partnership with Austin Public Library

presents

Tech Startups

with Gordon Daugherty, Kirk Cesari, Harold Ingersoll, Mitch Jacobson, Brian Lang, Jill Murphy, Ashley Stroud Phillips, and Nicolia Wiles

Austin Central Library - Event Center

710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

5:15 pm — Check-in and refreshments

5:45 pm – Doors open for seating

6:15 pm – Presentation

7:30 pm – Networking

It is easy to get excited about the possibility of starting a successful tech company—especially in Austin—and to dream about possibilities of becoming a household name or being acquired by the Googles or Apples of the tech world. However, turning a great tech idea into a viable tech company with impact and success requires more than an idea and hard work. It also requires a comprehensive business plan, sufficient funding, an effective development team, great marketing and sales staff, intellectual property protection, effective management, careful accounting, and of course, customers. So, while most tech company founders’ success stories start with an idea, a community need, or a pivot from another venture, these success stories depend on much more than that initial idea/need.

Join us for a special Austin Forum event to learn what it takes to build on a great tech idea and launch a great tech company. We will have experienced speakers and panelists from incubators, venture capital funding firms, IP firms, accounting firms, and more, all sharing their expertise and lessons learned, and answering your questions.

We welcome your participation! Please send us your questions, answers, and prognostications in advance at info@austinforum.org.

Admission to the Austin Forum is always free. Free street parking is available on Tuesdays!

The Austin Forum accepts donations of used cell phones and smart phones at all our events. All devices will have a factory reset and be set up as new by the team at Austin Pathways’ nationally-recognized “Unlocking the Connection” initiative, which will connect every public housing resident with a digital device, digital literacy training, and a free or very low-cost internet connection. Your donated phone can change lives and help close Austin's digital divide, thanks to Austin Pathways.

Thanks to Austin Public Library for their partnership.


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And a special thanks to all our sponsors!



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