Lights at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters Holiday Light Show on Lake Austin

The lights are twinkling bright in Austin and there’s still a lot to do in December as the technology community celebrates another stellar year.

Be sure to check out Mozart’s Christmas Light Show daily from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. through Jan. 5th.

And Dec. 10th – Austin’s Trail of Lights kicks off at Zilker Park and runs through Dec. 23rd.

Silicon Hills News will be at the 2019 MassChallenge Texas in Austin Holiday Party Tuesday night. Hope to see you there.

Dec. 3rd

2019 MassChallenge Texas in Austin Holiday Party

When: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Green Light Social, 720 West Sixth St., Austin, TX 78701

Why: Join us at Green Light Social for an evening of mingling and networking with top influencers from the Texas innovation community. Enjoy the end of the year festivities with cocktails, light bites and hear from MassChallenge Texas on what to expect for 2020. For more info.

Dec. 3rd

Austin Forum: Technology for Social Good

When: 5:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Austin Central Library; 701 W. Cesar Chavez

Why: How tech professionals and companies can support social impact with Chelsea Collier and Jessica Sager. For more info.

Dec. 4th

A Transportation-Tech Talk with Randy Clarke by Austin Tech Alliance

When: :6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701

Why: Randy Clarke, CEO of CapMetro, on Project Connect, its vision for a fully connected, high-capacity public transportation system. For more info.

Dec. 4th

Innovate Austin Launch Party

When: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Native Hostels, 807 East 4th Street, Austin, TX

Why: “Meet the people, businesses, and organizations that grace the pages of Innovate Austin and come pick up your own copy. The book wouldn’t be the same without all our fantastic participants—top innovators and enablers—and the launch won’t be the same without you celebrating with us. Join the Austin Tech Council and Global Village Publishing for a fun evening of delicious snacks, drinks, and networking.” For more info.

Dec. 5th

ATC Roundtable Breakfast: Women in Tech

When: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Where: Galvanize, 119 Nueces Street, Austin, TX

Why: Monthly breakfasts targeted to specific groups within the Austin technology community to come together in a small group of 25-40. These events include a featured speaker who kicks off open discussion amongst attendees. Women-only event. For more info.

Dec. 5th

Galvanize Holiday Bazaar

When:  4:00 8:00 p.m.

Where: Galvanize, 119 Nueces, Austin, TX 78701

Why: “Join the Galvanize Community to celebrate the season with a bazaar market of unique consumer brands, live music, food and spirits, and of course, holiday cheer. 2019 has been a wild, fantastic adventure, and we want to celebrate all that this community has accomplished with you.” For more info.

Dec. 5th

Austin Tech Happy Hour, December

When: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Dogwood, 715 W. 6th, Austin, TX

Why: It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is already upon us, but it’s time for our annual holiday party! Does anybody remember this event from two years ago when it legitimately snowed for 2 solid hours during happy hour at The Dogwood downtown? You could see the big flakes slowly drifting down from the sky against the downtown streetlights. A very strange sight for Austin, Texas which is probably why it was so memorable. For more info.

Dec. 6th

TAG Visits Yotta Energy: Building Electric Utilities One Rooftop at a Time  

When:  7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Where: Yotta Energy, 3512 Montopolis Drive, Austin, TX

Why: Yotta Energy has created solar panel systems for rooftops that are dramatically more energy-efficient, lower in cost, and longer-lasting by using their ingenuity as a team to innovate across multiple sciences and technologies. For more info.

Dec. 10th

Campfire Entrepreneur Networking: Tech Ranch and Duo Works Austin

When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Duo Works Austin, 8920 Business Park Dr. Suite #250, Austin, TX 78759

Why: “Want to connect and network with local tech entrepreneurs? Validate your business idea? Interested in getting more involved with Tech Ranch? Come out for a Campfire! Campfire is all about connecting you to the larger tech startup community. We gather interesting, accomplished people from across Austin’s vast entrepreneur ecosystem so you can get the introductions, insight, and help you need to move your business forward, while also helping others.” For more info.

Dec. 11th

The Future of Health Summit

When: 7:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Where: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701

Why: In a TED-Talk setting, thought leaders will discuss trends and applications that will impact the future of health. For more info.

Dec. 11h

Startup Grind Austin 2019 Holiday Happy

When:  5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where: CU-29, 720 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701

Why:  Party on, Wayne. Party on, Garth. Take a load off and join your fellow entrepreneurs for drinks and good conversation in downtown Austin. For more info.

Dec. 11th

Austin Technology Council: December Leadership Dinner  

When: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Z’Tejas, 110 W. 6th St, Austin, TX

Why: Looking to expand your business and feel like you are ready to move forward in the international market? Business Finland/Invest in Finland’s expansion experts will help you understand what it takes to go international, best operational practices and lessons learned in moving into the international market. For more info.

Dec. 12th

Subscribed with Zuora

When: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Galvanize, 119 Nueces, Austin, TX 78701

Why: Welcome to this lunch and learn sponsored by Zuora, an enterprise software company that creates and provides software for businesses to launch and manage their subscription-based services. Zuora, based in San Mateo, Calif., has an Austin office and several local companies use its software. For more info.

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