David Rubin and John Berkowitz, co-founders of OJO Labs

Silicon Hills News’ 2020 Austin Startup Calendar Party took place on January 23rd at The Riveter in downtown Austin.

At the party, Silicon Hills News gave away a desktop or wall calendar to 175 guests. To order additional calendars please visit our Eventbrite Form for our follow up event, BigIdeasATX, on February 27th at Galvanize.

This is the sixth Silicon Hills News Austin startup calendar that shines a spotlight on some of Austin’s most innovative startups and technology advocates. The event honored the following 2020 calendar subjects: Whurley, OJO Labs, Kronologic, Techstars Austin, SKU Accelerator, Osano, Hypergiant, The Riveter, The Mentor Method, Sana Benefits, Firefly Aerospace and Techson IP.

The event featured entertainment by The Extra Special Band of San Antonio featuring Nathan Lugo and Hannah Elizabeth Martin, and specialty coffee drinks by Brooke Burnet of Cactus Café, and catering by Central Market.

Thank you to our drink sponsors: Lumen Insurance Technologies and Thiken. Silicon Hills News offered Cosmopolitan punch, margaritas, Shiner Beer, White Claw, and a full bar featuring Austin-based spirits: Nine Banded Whiskey, Tito’s Vodka and 512 Tequila. Silicon Hills News also had a whiskey tasting table set up featuring Nine Banded Whiskey.

Thank you to our calendar and event sponsors: Austin Chamber of Commerce, BuildGroup, InnoTech Austin, Kronologic, Sana Benefits, Egan-Nelson Law Firm, Silicon Hills Lawyer, Active Capital, Question Pro, Zoho, and Realtor.com.

And a big thank you to our host and venue sponsor: The Riveter.

Other in-kind sponsors included MassChallenge Texas and Nine Banded Whiskey.

Please join us for our next event, BigIdeasATX, on Feb. 27th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Galvanize featuring talks by some of the innovators in the calendar including Arlo Gilbert, co-founder of Osano, Janice Omadeke, founder of The Mentor Method, Michelle Breyer, Chief Operating Officer of SKU Accelerator and Eric Salwan, Business Development Director with Firefly Aerospace. And thank you to Galvanize, our venue host, and Zoho, which is hosting Zoholics in Austin on April 28-30th, for sponsoring the event. We’ll be serving beer and pizza and we have desktop calendars for attendees while supplies last.

We are also hosting BigIdeasATX2 with others featured in the calendar on April 23rd.