In another sign things in the Austin startup world are beginning to return to normal following the COVID-19 Pandemic, Austin Startup Week returns to in-person events next week.

The 12th annual Austin Startup Week takes place at Capital Factory downtown Monday through Friday next week. Register here.

“Austin Startup Week has always been about connecting the city’s entrepreneurs and tech community,” Austin Startup Week co-founder Jacqueline Hughes said in a statement. “After two years of virtual events because of COVID-19, we are so excited to be able to unite the people who make growth and innovation possible together in one place.”

Austin Startup Week is free to all registered participants. It features a series of talks, panel discussions, workshops, startup showcases, coffee meetups, lunches, happy hours, parties, and a startup crawl on Friday that requires a paid ticket.

Organizers anticipate 6,000 Austinites and visitors will attend throughout the five days.

This year’s event will feature 12 learning tracks with educational sessions. Featured sessions will include:

  • The Future is FemTech: Founders and health leaders will address how tech can advance health equity and protect patient rights.
  • Raising Your Seed Round: How startups can begin their fundraising journey.
  • How to Engineer a PR Strategy that Actually Works: A guide to credibility for emerging brands.
  • The Future of The Digital Economy, A Web3 Forecast: Influential web3 executives will discuss the next innovations being built using blockchain technology.

Industry leaders including IOOGO, McKesson, American Express, BCBSTX | C1 Innovation Lab, DuploCloud, SixLab by Studio X, Fross Zelnick, American Airlines, Chloe Capital, Perkins Coie, and Tech Girl will be on hand for sessions, panels, and networking events highlighting the latest trends in business and technology.

For more information or to register visit Austin Startup Week.