Austin Startup Week is free five day event that celebrates the Austin startup community. How to register and sign up for session:

  • Register for Austin Startup Week, create your profile, and start building your schedule
  • RSVP to the events you are planning to attend by "Add to My Sched". Events are expected to fill up, so make sure to RSVP!
  • Already registered? Login here.
avatar for Karen Kilroy

Karen Kilroy

Kilroy Blockchain
Chief Executive Officer
Karen Kilroy is a life-long technologist with heart. Living in Austin, Texas, she has invented several products including Kilroy Blockchain PaaSRiley, and Carnak. Karen believes that artificial intelligence doesn't have to be scary and that technology can be proactively designed to be used for good. Karen's background includes many years of working as an open source software engineer, which has prepared her for the new world of cognitive intelligence and immutable ledgers. Karen is a Certified IBM Foundation Blockchain Developer and a Certified Magento Front-End Developer.
Karen is also a professional dragon boat coach, and currently volunteers to coach the Wildcats at the Texas School of the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Karen lives in downtown Austin, Texas, and is Associate Director of the Austin Blockchain Collective, leading workgroups for Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, as well as Blockchain Interconnectivity. She is also the host of the Artificial Intelligence Tech Meetup and of the Blockchain Data Authenticity for Artificial Intelligence Meetup, and is co-host of the Blockchain for Business Meetup.