Austin’s Premiere Entrepreneur Workshop, Fall 2017



The Rice Alliance – Austin Chapter, Austin Technology Incubator, and the Central Texas Angel Network have assembled a team of some of Austin’s most experienced entrepreneurs, advisors and investors to present a nine-week Entrepreneur’s Workshop that will cover the basics of starting and growing a successful business.

The Workshop is designed for entrepreneurs who are interested in starting a new venture or are currently working to expand their existing start-up. The Workshop will meet weekly over a nine-week period and will be conducted in a classroom environment. Each weekly session will be taught by experts in their respective fields, including entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, private investors, CEOs, and legal, accounting and marketing professionals. Speakers will include David Altounian, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at St. Edwards University; Rob Warren, an entrepreneur and founder and director of Mean Eyed Cat Venture Labs; partners with major law firms; an angel investor with the Central Texas Angel Network; and a venture capitalist with Mercury Fund.

At the end of the program, participants will make a quick pitch of their business plan to an audience of potential investors, partners and mentors at the Elevator Pitch session followed by a reception. The pitches will be judged by the audience members and the presenter whose pitch scores highest will be invited to make a five minute presentation to the Central Texas Angel Network.

This will be our twelfth workshop. Six companies formed by entrepreneurs who attended past workshops have received venture capital or angel funding. These are some representative comments from past attendees:

“I cannot think of another workshop where I can say I learned from the first day I walked in to the last day I walked out.”

“I’m sure each of us feels a special affection for the outstanding educational information we were exposed to….. This was a class act endeavor from start to finish. “


Entrepreneur’s Workshop Fall 2017

Where: Calavista Software, 3700 N. Capital of Tx. Hwy., Suite 450, Austin, TX 78746
Time: Thursdays 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Price: $200 – includes all sessions and materials
Registration is limited to the first 30 participants! Sign up now. This event has sold out in past years.


Session Dates:

September 21 – Entrepreneurship basics with CEO panel on lessons learned
September 28 – Business plan construction
October 5 – Market identification and competitive position
October 12 – Building a successful team
October 19 – Legal issues including organization, IP and corporate governance October 26 – Funding sources: VCs, Angels and grants
November 2 – Communicating to investors and strategic partners
November 9 – Elevator pitch practice and critique session
November 16 – Elevator pitch competition and reception

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