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Friday, September 28


Austin Startup Week Pre-Event - MD5 Hack - A Hack of the Drones 2018
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Army Futures Command

United States Army Futures Command (AFC) is the newest Army command created to modernize the Army via non-traditional partnerships and next-generation technology development. Located in the heart of Austin, TX, AFC will achieve success alongside the brightest minds and most advanced... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 5:30pm - Sunday September 30, 2018 3:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701


Austin Startup Week Pre-Event - Startup Weekend Austin | Veterans, presented by Grow With Google

Your idea in 54 hours

Techstars Startup Weekend and Grow with Google have joined forces to offer this special event FREE of charge to the first people who register.

Although anyone can sign up, the event will be geared towards active duty service members, veterans, their family members and civilians in the defense space.

Hurry to secure your spot; this event will sell out quickly!

Techstars & Google recognize that veterans make exceptional founders and employees. Their resourcefulness and ability to execute is unparalleled. Many veterans have gone through Techstars accelerators and successfully exited. In fact, Patriot Bootcamp was born because their founders are both Techstars alumni and veterans. Techstars now has 2 accelerators focused on defense, one in Boston & one in Adelaid. This Startup Weekend exists because Google & Techstars believe in the military community and want to create access to the startup ecosystem.

What is Grow with Google Startup Weekend Austin for Veterans? It is the best place to learn how to build a startup in a weekend and connect with your community; a melting pot of the area’s most creative thinkers, builders and implementers.  It’s a 3-day long sprint to launch new products and services that solve real-world problems.

Grow with Google is an initiative that draws on Google’s 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through Grow with Google, Google aims to help everyone across America – those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses.

Techstars Startup Weekend Austin and Google have joined forces to bring this special event to life as part of Austin Startup Week.

Friday September 28, 2018 6:30pm - Sunday September 30, 2018 9:00pm
Galvanize 119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701
Sunday, September 30


Austin Startup Week Pre-Event - Youth Entrepreneurship Day (See Event Description for More Details!)

Join us for an afternoon of community fun, inspiration and kid-kindled motivation at Capital Factory on Sunday, September 30th!

The Youth Entrepreneurship Track will bring kids, students, parents, and organizations together for a day of learning and fun.

Adults will have an opportunity to learn about youth entrepreneurship education opportunities in Austin while the kids are engaged in entrepreneurial learning activities!

Events and activities will include:

  • A Youth Entrepreneur Faire
  • VentureLab-Product and Pitch Game
  • Pitch-A-Kid Pitch Activity

Bring the family and join us for an afternoon of learning and fun!  

Schedule of Events: (1pm-3pm)

1:00 - 2:15 - Youth Entrepreneur Faire
Meet the organizations in the Austin Youth Entrepreneurship Education ecosystem and experience what they have to offer at their interactive booths. The faire will feature information for parents and activities for the kids! Attending organizations include:
  • $tartup Kids Club
  • Activateen
  • EcoRise
  • Junior Achievement
  • Kwaddle
  • Moolah U
  • Pitch-a-Kid
  • VentureLab
  • WhizBiz

2:15 - 2:45 - VentureLab Product & Pitch Game
Unleash your creativity and have fun generating ideas for a product or service based on only three words! Participants of all ages will quickly create a company and prepare a 60-second elevator pitch. Kids will compete against parents!

2:45 - 3:00 - Pitch-A-Kid Pitch Activity
Kids and parents will pitch their product ideas from the VentureLab Pitch Game to a panel of judges made up of participating organizations and will be scored with Pitch-A-Kid rubric.

Track Leads & Advisory Board
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Cristal Glangchai

Founder/CEO, VentureLab.org
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Mike Millard

Managing Director, MassChallenge

Sunday September 30, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
Friday, October 5


Austin Startup Week Post-Event - MobilityX HR Hackathon
How can we embrace digital innovation to improve employees’ professional personal wellbeing at Daimler Financial Services?

As Daimler Financial Services races into the future with a focus on digitalization we continuously challenge our employees to adopt new digital processes in order to provide excellent service to our customers. Through rapid adoption of emerging software platforms, mobile apps and automated workflows our employees are unrivaled in achieving our customer service and efficiency goals. As this type of success is often measured through KPIs what is often missed in such metrics is the importance of the human who sits at the center of every customer touchpoint. We do not forget this though. Our employees are of paramount importance to us. As a Great Place to Work, we feel it is our duty to continue to be good stewards of the health and wellbeing of each employee as it is through their personal success that we will find continued corporate success.

In this hackathon, we are looking for ways to further embrace innovation. But rather than using it as a tool to improve customer experience, we are looking for innovative ideas that will improve our employees’ personal wellbeing. This solution should be different to the ones already existing on the market and therefore provide a unique added value for our Daimler Financial Services employees.

Perks and Prizes
This hackathon is not just about solving big challenges in creative, innovatie ways -- it is also a great opportunity to pitch to executives and key decision makers at Daimler Financial Services. Additionally, the top three teams will receive the following prize money:

First Place: $10,000
Second Place: $5,000
Third Place: $2,500

Objectives for your solution might address the following:
  1. Decreasing stress
  2. Decreasing mental churn (spinning your wheels)
  3. Increasing personal happiness
  4. Increasing personal fulfillment
  5. Improving diet and/or physical health
  6. Improving team atmosphere
  7. Leveraging the potential of Mindfulness, thereby enabling employees to practice it daily at their workplace
  8. Consider already existing initiatives/company offers (Health Check, seminars, speeches, company’s sport club, social Counselling,…)
  9. Making meetings more beneficial, engaging or efficient
  10. Advertising the Health Management activities
  11. (Insert objective for what would make YOU a great employee)
We are open to any and all ideas by way of the digital platform, but contributors must be specific about how they would collect and use data as well as how they would track the success of their proposed solution.

This event runs through Sunday, October 7th at 5:00 PM.

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - Sunday October 7, 2018 5:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701