• A-List

    The Austin A-List increases visibility for Austin’s most innovative homegrown companies.

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  • Capital Committee

    This committee focuses on the need for additional capital across specific industries in the region.

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  • Austin Global Gateway

    This committee works with foreign investors and businesses that are interested in investing the region.

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  • Consumer Packaged Goods

    The region’s CPG community is growing by the day, and its products are available across Austin and beyond.

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  • Austin Ecosystem

    We have a diverse and dedicated network of partners that collaborate to help the Austin region continue to lead the way.

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COVID-19 Resources

Resources from the Austin Chamber

Partner Events

  • The SKU Showcase Featuring Kendra Scott

    May 27, 2020
    12:00 PM

    While we wholeheartedly wish we could celebrate with the entire Austin CPG community in person, startups are no stranger to making quick pivots and adapting to new situations. This year, SKU is presenting our 8th track of companies virtually! After 14 weeks of programming and mentorship, our seven founders are ready to present their final pitches to the world. Join us for our SKU 8 Showcase, a virtual pitch event, featuring Kendra Scott as our keynote speaker.

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  • TechRanch: The Legal Landscape of Doing Business with the US

    May 28, 2020
    11:00 AM

    In today’s world, business operations are occurring more and more on the global stage. The number of companies exporting products and engaging in foreign operations continues to grow. In addition, foreign companies continue to invest heavily outside their borders. and rely on foreign consumers to purchase their products. The nature of today’s economy has made it necessary for companies to operate in foreign markets, as well as to manufacture and sell goods and services worldwide. This workshop gives participants an overview of the legal aspects of doing business between the US and Russia. This includes contracts, IP, transactions, and other legal considerations. After this workshop you should:
    -Have an understanding of international contracts
    -Know legal considerations for US Market entry
    -Understand how your Intellectual Property (IP) is affected

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  • Founder Institute: Nailing an Online Pitch: Tips, Tricks & Hacks to Present and Raise Capital in a Zoom/Virtual World

    June 2, 2020
    1:00 PM

    The Coronavirus is threatening to change many of the ways we interact. One of the likely outcomes is that many company fundraising pitches will be given via Zoom or telephone going forward. But raising capital when you can’t be in the room, see the investors, sense the energy, is hard - and the skills you need as an entrepreneur are markedly different. Join Gabe Zichermann, 6x founder and professional public speaker as he shares his tips, tricks and hacks for delivering a perfect pitch even if you’re miles away.

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  • Women in Tech Summit

    June 16, 2020
    12:00 PM

    Capital Factory welcomes you to our first virtual Women In Tech Summit! We’re dedicated to increasing diversity in the entrepreneurial and tech community while making our coworking space an inclusive environment for all. Attendees can look forward to a special keynote guest, insightful fireside chats, discussion sessions, a startup showcase, Epic Office Hours, and panels on relevant topics facing the tech ecosystem.

    Distinguished speakers from previous summits include Sarah Jones Simmer, COO at Bumble, Claire Vo, VP of Product at Optimizely, Mellie Price, Co-founder at Capital Factory, Janice Omadeke, CEO of The Mentor Method, and Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, President and CEO of Huston-Tillotson University. This event is for women leaders, entrepreneurs, and allies in tech who support and invest in diversity and inclusion focused primarily in the Texas and DFW area.

Recent News

  • Global technology & Innovation update - May 6, 2020

    See what the Global Technology & Innovation team has been up to in recent weeks!

    May 6, 2020

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  • Webinar recap: Consumer Packaged Goods: Idea to Shelf

    On Tuesday, May 5th, we were joined by three amazing and inspiring Austinites who shared how they made their dreams a reality by launching their product lines.

    May 5, 2020

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  • Global perspectives during COVID-19

    By definition, this pandemic is affecting our entire world. These global leaders share their perspectives on how they've been affected and what they've learned.

    May 1, 2020

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