by Team Austin
2017 was an incredible year for Team Austin…
We raised a record-high $8,175 for the Team Austin Scholarship Foundation. In case you’re not aware, the fund provides scholarships to code schools or design schools for low-income individuals, with a special focus on underrepresented communities in tech jobs, including women, people of color, and at-risk youth.
The Hack Reactor recipient received a $7,500 scholarship, with 100% of proceeds used to further their education in the STEM field. We were happy to host both Hack Reactor and our new scholarship partner, Code2College, at this year’s Takeaway Party held at Clearport ATX.
Team Austin hosted 12 events this year, including our well-attended Workspace Revolution Panel during SXSW and over $1B in Venture Capital in one room - proof there’s an insatiable appetite for networking events in the tech sector.
Our 12 events included Happy Hours, Members-Only Events, and Speaker Series, with panellists including:
Dan Corbin: Product Manager, Return Path
Rick Orr: CEO, Real Savvy
Josh Lipton: Senior Director Product, Favor
John and Leo Resig: Co-Founders, TheCHIVE
Radney Wood: COO, GlobeKick
Neville Medhora: CEO, Kopywriting Kourse
Alan Knitowski: CEO, Phunware
Kurt Rathmann: CEO & Founder, ScaleFactor
Hugh Forrest: Director, SXSW Interactive
Kristin Owen: VP Operations, DoStuff Media
Jay Manikam: CEO, Everfest
Tom Ball: Next Coast Ventures
Rajiv Bala: S3 Ventures
Matt McDonnell: Notley Ventures
Morgan Flagler: Silverton Partners
Krishna Srinivasan: Live Oak Ventures
Chris Shonk: ATX Seed Ventures
Thank you to everyone who participated with us in 2017!
If you missed any event this year, check out our YouTube Channel to watch the event at your convenience!
Team Austin added 60 new paying members in 2017 and 12 new sponsors for future events - proving 2018 will be our best year yet!
And it’s not too late to join Team Austin today ---> our perks are growing every day and the time is now!