Austin Startup Week Aims to Spotlight its Community

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October 8-12, 2012 marks the annual Austin Startup Week, a five day event celebrating Austin startups and the people that make them happen.

“If you are interested in checking out or getting plugged into the Austin startup scene, there isn’t a better time to come to Austin than during Austin Startup Week.”

October 8-12, 2012 marks the annual Austin Startup Week. The startup community in Austin is once again banding together to create five days of events to encourage developers, marketers, UI/UXers, college students, recent graduates, investors and tech enthusiasts to check out Austin, meet new people, and learn about the exciting new things happening in their community.

Organizers are expecting a crowd of over 2,000 to participate in this year’s event consisting of morning coffees, a startup career fair, mentor office hours, panels, happy hours, workshops, entrepreneurs pitching their businesses and a "startup crawl," where more than a dozen companies will serve up drinks and tours. Visitors are expected from all over Texas as well as destinations such as Denver, Spokane, Philadelphia, NYC and even Australia. “Everyone seems to have their eyes on Austin right now,” says Joshua Baer, founder of OtherInbox and Managing Director of Capital Factory. Jacqueline Hughes, who is organizing the event alongside Baer said, “If you are interested in checking out or getting plugged into the Austin startup scene, there isn’t a better time to come to Austin than during Austin Startup Week.”

If you’ve ever attending SXSW, you know that Austin is a weird and wonderful big-little city. Its spirit of collaboration and disruption has lead Austin to become an increasingly strong entrepreneurial hub. It continues to rank high on best places to live and work and has been recognized as the best US city for young adults (Forbes) and the number one best city for the next decade (Kiplinger). Austin is also the live music capital of the world, boasts the best BBQ in America, enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year and has tons of startups looking to hire.

In addition to putting together a week’s worth of free happy hours, workshops and activities, the Austin community is also flying people in and offering up free rooms and couches to visitors.

To learn more about Austin Startup Week, visit http://www.atxstartupweek.com flying people in best BBQ in America flying people in or email jacqueline(at)atxstartupweek(dot)com.

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