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January 2017
Wednesday, 25th
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7:00am-9:30am, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas — Houston Branch, 1801 Allen Parkway, Houston TX 77019
February 2017
Wednesday, 1st
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Noon-1:00pm, Student Activity Center, 2201 Speedway Room 2.302, Austin, TX 78712
Ignite Startup Workshop is a monthly lunch workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators interested in developing practical entrepreneurial skills. With a solid game plan and market validation, it’s time for early-stage startups to seek seed funding for prototype or beta development.

What do Investors really want to see at this early seed stage? Join this Ignite Startup Workshop and discover the art and not-so-science of raising money in dynamic markets.
You’ll learn:
- Where to go (and not go) for early seed funders?
- What is your company valuation- do you need to know?
- What type of funding should you pursue?
- How to find the right investor partners?
- How to position the value of equity in your company?
Thursday, 2nd
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7:00am-9:30am, Federal Reserve Banks of Dallas — San Antonio Branch, 402 Dwyer Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78204
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5:30pm-7:00pm, Student Activity Center, Ballroom South 2.412, 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712
The Start of a Unique Relationship...
Five bright entrepreneurs will share their vision. They're looking for talented team members to help turn it into a reality. At the monthly UT Startup+Connect meet ups, bring a friend and find your next opportunity. This is going to be epic!

Interested in pitching your event to potential co-founders? Sign up to get on the schedule.
Friday, 3rd
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9:00am-11:00am, McCombs School of Business, Active Learning Classrooms CBA 5.330, 2110 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712
Meet a Mentor, or 3, at our monthly Startup Mentor Madness events! Get pro advice on actionable steps to turn your vision into success. If you are a founder/co-founder of a startup and you are looking for validation, advice, or wanting to expand your network, this is the place to be! If you are an aspiring entrepreneur with a great business plan for a product and/or service and want to know "What do I do next" or " Where should I go next," this is the place to be! Meet experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors from the Austin Startup Ecosystem who will be available to help you.
Wednesday, 15th
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Noon-1:00pm, Student Activity Center, 2201 Speedway Room 2.302, Austin, TX 78712
Ignite Startup Workshop is a monthly lunch workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators interested in developing practical entrepreneurial skills.

For early-stage entrepreneurs, putting a dollar amount on the budding business can be a challenge. While startups often use competitive baselines, market demand and actual assets to establish an idea of value, there is no one, "right" way that all startups must live by. In this Ignite workshop, discover important considerations for optimistic valuation.


You’ll learn:
- Tips for getting started with valuation
- Good sources of input - who to listen to?
- How to present your value to potental investors
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6:00pm-8:00pm, AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue Room 203, Austin, TX, 78705
Interested in starting your own business but not sure where to begin? Or do you simply want to learn more about [venture] capital and how organizations get funded? Either way, Sara Brand can help clear up any confusion. Hear directly from the venture capitalist and serial founder herself as she helps nascent companies navigate their way to success. As a former NASA scientist and astronaut, Dr. Bernard Harris brings unique insights on leading innovative companies to fuel the future of commerce and beyond.

MoneyTalks! is a recurring speaker series that features a source of capital for high growth entrepreneurial business's with a preference for investing in early stage firms. The series allows students and the community to learn about various forms of capital and the current methods of funding.
Wednesday, 22nd
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11:30am-1:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Room 203
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6:00pm-8:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Room 202, 1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705
A UT alum with experience spanning geophysics, oil & gas, real estate, and as we all know, craft vodka, Tito Beveridge brings a unique perspective to Texas Business. Join us as he shares the ups and downs of starting his vodka buisiness in the "pre-internet" era and how local communities helped him scale from a one-man distillery into a vodka brand that is recognized world-wide.

Entrepreneurship Live! is a recurring speaker series and podcast broadcast by TexTalks that features entrepreneurs across different industries. The series allows students and the community to experience a "live" case study and learn important lessons that are inherent in the entrepreneurial process.
March 2017
Wednesday, 8th
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Noon-1:00pm, Student Activity Center, 2201 Speedway Room 2.302, Austin, TX 78712
Ignite Startup Workshop is a monthly lunch workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators interested in developing practical entrepreneurial skills.
The startup and tech world flies faster than any other industry. With dynamic innovation and constant shifts of capital, you have to stay in the know of now and be able to set and predict future trends. Join Preston James for insight into the opportunities for 2017 and beyond.

You’ll learn:
- What are the startup tech and social trends to follow
- Where are investors putting their money (and not)
- How Social Innovation is driving social good...and profits
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5:30pm-7:00pm, Student Activity Center, Ballroom South 2.412, 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712
The Start of a Unique Relationship...
Five bright entrepreneurs will share their vision. They're looking for talented team members to help turn it into a reality. At the monthly UT Startup+Connect meet ups, bring a friend and find your next opportunity. This is going to be epic!

Interested in pitching your event to potential co-founders? Sign up to get on the schedule.
Wednesday, 29th
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6:00pm-8:00pm, AT&T Executive and Education Conference Center Room 202, 1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX, 78705
Blazing her own trail has propelled Gay Gaddis to lead the largest woman-owned advertising agency in the nation. From her Texas ranch to artistic endeavors and strong business sense, hear why Gay is passionate about empowering women while driving her business.  

Entrepreneurship Live! is a recurring speaker series and podcast broadcast by TexTalks that features entrepreneurs across different industries. The series allows students and the community to experience a "live" case study and learn important lessons that are inherent in the entrepreneurial process.