Austin’s Startup Scene

My favorite events and groups

Downtown Open Coffee
Houndstooth – Frost Bank Tower 
401 Congress Ave · Austin, TX
8:30-10:00
Monthly, First Thursday
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Casual, long-running monthly coffee meetup. Easy, fun way to meet newcomers and old timers alike.  Usually 10-20 people. Highly recommend.

F.I.E.S.T.A.
Capital Factory – 1st Floor
701 Brazos St · Austin, TX
5:30-8:00 PM
Monthly, Third Tuesday
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Large, exciting gathering.  Mostly networking time with snacks/food but also includes brief 1-minute pitches.  Last one I attended was nearly 300 attendees.  

CoFounder Austin
Capital Factory – 16th Floor
701 Brazos St · Austin, TX
6:30-9:00
Monthly, Second Monday
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One of my favorites.  I have met fascinating people here.  Audience is usually 50-100.  Three people have strictly 5 minutes to pitch their idea/startup/company. Audience answers key questions and gives feedback.