This month marks the start of Fall and that so far is just a date on the calendar as 90 plus degree days continue to be the norm. That’s about 10 degrees higher than normal, according to local metrologists.

But alas as Fall approaches, Austin’s startup activities also heat up. This month features Silicon Hills News’ third annual ContentATX event at Galvanize on Sept. 14th focused on storytelling for entrepreneurs and content creators. Only a few tickets remain.

And later on, is one of the all-time favorite events – Austin Startup Week. Silicon Hills News covered the first one in 2011 as the OG tech media news startup in Austin and we’ll be there to cover this year’s stellar lineup of events also. We love September because it’s also the month we launched eight years ago – when Austin’s technology community was much smaller.

And for those interested in Austin’s growing Space industry, check out our event: SpaceATX on Nov. 6th at the Blanton Auditorium. We’re having a flash sale this weekend only for $5 tickets to the event. If you haven’t kept pace with the space news, this is the event to get caught up on what’s happening in this growing industry in Austin and Texas overall. Also, NASA announced recently that it is opening the International Space Station for commercial space travel, according to Business Insider. And a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization called Open Lunar Foundation made up of tech executives and engineers – some with former ties to NASA, announced its plans to establish a colony on the moon, according to an article in Bloomberg.

Sept. 9th

Austin Fast Start: Mobility Innovation Pitch Event

When: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX

Why: The Austin Young Chamber hosts Austin Fast Start, a pitch competition with a purpose. Every quarter, we will hear from a new industry and award an unrestricted cash prize and other opportunities to turn these dreams into realities. This quarter is Mobility Innovation. For more info.

Sept. 9th

CoFounder Meetup with William Hurley, aka Whurley

When: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Capital Factory – Voltron Room, 701 Brazos St Austin, TX

Why: This monthly meetup features networking and a keynote talk by Whurley. For more info.

Sept. 11

Startup Grind Austin Featuring Ryan Merket, Partner at Firebrand Ventures

When: 6 p.m

Where: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX

Why: For its Fireside Chat, Startup Grind Austin welcome Ryan Merket to the stage in September! Ryan is a Partner at Firebrand Ventures, a seed-stage VC firm, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and previously held key roles at Facebook, Reddit, and Amazon. For more info.

Sept. 12th

Austin Tech Happy Hour

When: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Dogwood Rock Rose, 11420 Rock Rose Ave #130, Austin, TX

Why: This is Austin’s oldest continuous tech happy hour and it features great networking with Austin’s tech community. For more info.

Sept. 14th


When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Galvanize, 119 Nueces Street., Austin, TX

Why: Silicon Hills News is hosting its third annual conference on storytelling for entrepreneurs and content creators. For more info.

Sept. 14th

2019 Austin Blockchain Conference

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER)

2501 Speedway, Austin, TX

Why: Texas Blockchain and the McCombs Blockchain Initiative invites you to attend The 2019 Texas Blockchain Summit hosted on campus at UT Austin. The focus of this conference is to showcase the work happening in the blockchain space here at UT Austin, the surrounding area, and industry as a whole. We are excited to bring together great minds to highlight the rapid innovation being done in academia, startups, and enterprise. For more info.

Sept. 16th

Social Global Austin Pitch Event

When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX

Why: Hosted in 25 cities across 5 continents, and culminating in a final competition and 3-day immersive educational boot camp in Silicon Valley, SoGal Foundation is excited to host the largest global startup pitch opportunity for women and diverse entrepreneurs worldwide. At each regional competition, startups will be judged by an all-star panel of investors who are committed to investing in early-stage startups. For more info.

Sept. 17th

Cowork + Chill: Entrepreneur’s Edition by Reset

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Reset@Tillary Kitchen and Bar, 3201 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX

Why: In true Austin style, we’re bringing together our community of entrepreneurs and adding some fun to your workday. Make Tuesday more awesome – come enjoy a day of working, meeting new entrepreneurs, and connecting over some local, Austin eats. For more info.

Sept. 17th

Data, Privacy, Freedom & Ethics Debate

When: 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX

Why: Austin Forum: “Our world is increasingly digital and connected, and data is being produced at extraordinary, exponentially increasing rates. As a result, data analytics and artificial intelligence are enabling improvements in everything from product design to business operations, from customer experiences to civic engagement.” For more info.

Sept. 17th

Powerup Talk with Evan Loomis of ICON

When: 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Capital Factory, Voltron Room, 701 Brazos St. Austin, TXW

Why: Hugh Forrest of SXSW talks with Evan Loomis, one of ICON’s co-founders, about its revolutionary 3D printing approach to housing that is affordably-priced and changing the paradigm of home construction. Loomis will also share insights from his entrepreneurial journey. For more info.

Sept. 19th

Zuora’s Subscribed Austin Tour

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Driskill Hotel, 150-172 Old Pecan St., Austin, TX

Why: Subscribed is where the Subscription Economy comes to life with real-world examples and practical guidance for companies to get ahead in the age of digital disruption. For more info.

Sept. 19-21st

Creatives Meet Business Experience

When: 8 a.m.

Where:  Springdale General, 1023 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX

Why: A three-day conference centered around learning and connecting for artists, creatives, freelancers, and small business owners. For more info.

Sept. 22-26th

Austin Startup Week

When: Kicks off Sunday with Youth Entrepreneurship Day

Where: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX

Why: A packed scheduled of all kinds of events related to the startup scene in Austin. For more info.

Sept. 23rd

Women in Tech Summit

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos Street,1st Floor – Voltron, Austin, TX

Why: The summit is a day full of programming to help inspire, engage and elevate female entrepreneurs and tech professionals. For more info.

Upcoming events:

Oct. 17thMassChallenge Texas Austin Awards Ceremony

Nov. 6thSpaceATX

Nov. 13-14 TimeMachine 2019

Nov. 19th InnoTech Austin