Five Events to Attend Next Week in Austin

Austin skyline, photo licensed from iStockphotos

Austin skyline, photo licensed from iStockphotos

Austin always has a ton of activities for entrepreneurs going on, but this is a particularly busy week for tech events. Silicon Hills News has highlighted a few below that are worth checking out including two focusing on the city’s emerging medical technology industry.

HealthTech Breakfast

On Tuesday, Silicon Hills News will be moderating a panel for the Health Tech Breakfast event at Capital Factory at 701 Brazos St, Suite 1600, kicking off at
7:45 a.m. The panelists include Jesus Garza, president and CEO of Seton Healthcare Family, Dr. William (Bill) H. Rice, senior vice president of clinical innovation, St. David’s HealthCare and Richard Burghardt, Chief Executive Officer, CancerGene Connect. The event is free but registration is required.

HealthCare Texas 2016

Also on Tuesday and Wednesday, the HealthCare Texas 2016 Conference will take place at Brazos Hall in downtown Austin. Dell Medical School, Texas Growth Capital Forum, the Austin Healthcare Council and the Moon Group at Merrill Lynch are sponsoring the event.

The conference will bring 300 innovators in healthcare information technology, digital health, life science and therapeutics together for two days. The event schedule includes three distinct program tracks. The first day will feature keynotes and innovation panels, and both days will have a program for venture capital matching. Click here to register and use promo code “SHNews” for a 30 percent discount.

The First Annual Small Business Festival

The event kicks off on Tuesday and runs through Friday. It features more than 70 speakers including Bazaarvoice Co-founder Brett Hurt, Spark Factory Founder Gary Hoover and more. The City of Austin Economic Development Department and Capital One Spark Business sponsor the events, which take place in a dozen locations around Austin.

Tickets for premiere events at the Google Fiber Space start at $397.

In addition, dozens of free community events will be held at Orange Coworking, Tech Ranch, WeWork, Capital Factory, Galvanize, The Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin Community College Highland Business and more.

Longhorn Startup Demo Day

Longhorn Startup at the University of Texas at Austin holds its Demo Day on Thursday evening at the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium at 2313 Red River Street from 5:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. The free event features an exclusive interview between Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Mike Maples Jr. and Bob Metcalfe, Phd, professor of Innovation and inventor of Ethernet.
In addition, each startup will present for four minutes on stage followed by a reception where each startup will have a table set up for demos. The event is free but registration is required.

The Texas Venture Labs Spring Venture Expo

The University of Texas at Austin Venture Expo is a semi-annual showcase of “Investor Ready” startups from UT at Austin and the local area. The companies include UT graduate student-led companies and all current Texas Venture Labs (TVL) Accelerator members. The event takes place at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Room 204 (Amphitheater). Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, UT Austin’s startup accelerator is hosting the event which runs all day from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. The event is free but registration is required.

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