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ATX Startup Week is coming!

ATX Startup Week is coming to Austin during the week of October 8-12, 2012. Register your e-mail at the site to keep posted on events and check out the full schedule.

Fall 2012, Week 4: Company Culture with Mikey Trafton

At this week’s lecture, Fire Ant Software CEO Mikey Trafton will discuss what it takes to build and maintain company culture. His most recent venture, Blue Fish Development Group, was voted as the best place to work in Central Texas and among the fastest growing companies in Austin.

Watch a recent interview with Mikey Trafton

SUBMIT: 2 confirmed Mentors
SUBMIT: Roles – who is CEO

– BROWSE: Jason Cohen’s Blog
– WATCH: Baer Startup Metrics
– WATCH: Dave McClure Pirate Metrics video

– SUBMIT: mock up your startup metrics dashboard (can have fake data)
– SUBMIT: equity breakdown / cap table

Fall 2012, Week 2: Lean Canvas

This week’s guest speaker will be Ash Maurya. He’ll be talking about Lean Canvas. Be prepared to present your canvas for the whole class! For Thursday:

Read “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill
Watch “5 secrets to a Killer Elevator Pitch” on YouTube.
Start reading “Running Lean”
Complete a “Lean Canvas” for your company at
(The password for our Lean Canvas account is on the Facebook group.)

1SS Networking Dinner #1 @ Central Market

Join us for a casual evening dinner on 9/15 where we’ll talk about student startups and what everyone is working on. These events are a great chance for students and mentors to get to know each other better and open up new opportunities. Interested in the course? Come out and talk to the 1SS instructors to see how you can be involved.

This event is open to the public.

Facebook event link:

Click here to RSVP on Facebook

Are you registered for class?

Each startup team that was accepted to the class has been notified at the email address submitted with the application. If your team was selected and you are not registered for the class, or if you have any questions about registration, please contact Brittani Crook brittani at utexas dot edu.