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Conference series: ICTPI
Since 1997, the International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation has explored issues of critical importance for using science and technology to foster regional economic development and shared prosperity at home and abroad.
May 16, 2019
CleanTX Power Hour with ChargePoint
The CleanTX Power Hour is a monthly gathering of the Austin cleantech community sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. This month's guest ChargePoint operates the world’s largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network. Their mission is to get everyone behind the wheel of an EV, and provide them a place to charge wherever they go. Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019. Time: 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Location: ATI, 2815 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705. FREE but RSVP required. Free parking and refreshments!
May 7, 2019
PowerUp Austin Women
What it Takes to Scale Your Business
Join Leigh Christie, Senior Vice President of Global Technology and Innovation with the Austin Chamber of Commerce, as she moderates a panel on scaling your business. Hear from successful business executives on their unique perspectives and what it takes to scale and thrive in today's economy. Powered by the Austin Chamber and sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 3 to 5:30 PM. Location: Huston-Tillotson University Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Building 12, 1023 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78721. Free parking. Arrive early! This session may be overbooked and will be subject to venue capacity. Free admission, please RSVP.
April 30, 2019
[Re]Verse Pitch Competition
Finalist Pitch Event
What is the [Re]Verse Pitch Competition? It's a competition in which Austin businesses and organizations with potentially usable waste products "pitch" them to entrepreneurs and technologists, who over several weeks come up with new uses for the materials and business plans to support that reuse. At the final event, the [RE]verse Pitch finalists will pitch and compete for the Innovation Prize. Join us to find out who will receive funding to start a new social enterprise! Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Capital Factory Voltron Room, 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701. Free but please RSVP.
April 26 - 27, 2019
3 Day Startup CleanTech Dallas
3 Day Startup (3DS) is an intensive learning-by-doing workshop that teaches entrepreneurial skills in an extreme hands-on environment - in this case in just two days! Aspiring entrepreneurs from across the southwest are invited to help solve the world’s biggest, messiest problems in clean energy, water, transportation/mobility, food, and waste/re-use. 3DS CleanTech UTEP will take place April 26-27, 2019, at Fair Park, Dallas, Texas. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator in conjunction with EarthX and the University of Texas at Dallas. The program is free but you must apply to get in. Application deadline: Thursday, April 18.
April 25 - 26, 2019
Earthx E-Capital Summit
ATI Capital Connection
The Austin Technology Incubator, Trammell S. Crow and EarthX are excited to invite environmental tech startups to participate in EarthX’s third annual E-Capital Summit to be held April 25-26 in Dallas, Texas in conjunction with the EarthX Expo April 26-28. Participating companies will engage with family offices, foundations and high net worth individuals during the E-Capital Summit. A highlight will be the ATI Capital Connection on the morning of Friday, April 26, offering selected companies the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with VCs, angels and corporates. Companies participating in the past have realized $10MM+ in dealflow. Learn more: EarthX E-Capital Summit. Apply to the ATI Capital Connection.
April 16, 2019
PowerUp Austin: Tech Talks
For the April PowerUp TechTalk series, Hugh Forrest talks to Gerald Youngblood about his award-winning startup Tankee. They'll cover the state of kid-focused online content and why apps like Tankee fill a valuable need. Youngblood will also share some of his experiences from March, when he promoted this startup via several different avenues during SXSW. Powered by the Austin Chamber and sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 4 to 6:30 PM, at Capital Factory (Voltron Room), 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701. Admission required.
April 9, 2019
Solar & Storage Finance Texas
Texas produces more renewable energy than any other US state and more than some countries. The Solar & Storage Finance Texas conference is the only event designed specifically to uncover PV and storage finance opportunities in Texas. It will provide attendees with a wide variety of opportunities to network via exclusive VIP meetings, interactive sessions, dedicated speaker-meet-and-greets and speed networking sessions. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. April 9-10, 2019. Registration required.
April 9, 2019
Austin Forum: Tech Idea to Tech Startup
With Mitch Jacobson of ATI
It is easy to get excited about the possibility of starting a successful tech company - especially in Austin - and to dream about possibilities of becoming a household name or being acquired by the Googles or Apples of the tech world. However, building a viable tech company requires more than an idea and hard work. Join us for a special Austin Forum event to learn it takes to build on a great tech idea and launch a great tech company. Featuring ATI Director Mitch Jacobson. Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at the Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701. Presentation at 6:15 PM. Free, but please RSVP.
April 6, 2019
Origins of Tomorrow
TEDxUTAustin presents you Austin's largest university TEDx event! With a theme centered around sustainability and innovation, TEDxUTAustin 2019 - Origins of Tomorrow will showcase an immersive lineup featuring CEOs, entrepreneurs, student leaders and professors that will transform your paradigms about the future. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Saturday, April 6, 2019, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM at the Mulva Auditorium, Engineering and Education Research Center (EER), 2501 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712. Admission required.
April 5 - 7, 2019
3 Day Startup CleanTech UTEP
3 Day Startup (3DS) is a 72-hour learning-by-doing workshop that teaches entrepreneurial skills in an extreme hands-on environment. Aspiring entrepreneurs from across the southwest are invited to help solve the world’s biggest, messiest problems in clean energy, water, transportation/mobility, food, and waste/re-use. 3DS CleanTech UTEP will take place April 5-7, 2019, at Medical Center of the Americas Foundation, 5130 Gateway Blvd. El Paso, TX 79905. sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. The program is free but you must apply to get in. Application Deadline: Friday, March 29 @ 11:59PM.
El Paso, Texas
April 5, 2019
STEM in the Technopolis
STEM Education in Regional Technology Policy
On Friday, April 5, 2019 the IC² Institute will host a one-day conference entitled "STEM in the Technopolis: The Power of STEM Education in Regional Technology Policy." When governments think about driving technology-based development, they usually think about partnerships among governments, academia and industry. But what about the impact of the hundreds of millions of secondary students, taught by tens of millions of teachers, supported by hundreds of thousands of volunteers, who deliver STEM education to children around the world? Learn how secondary STEM education models are opening schools up to businesses and organizations in their communities. 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the AT&T Center, UT Austin. Free, registration required.
April 1, 2019
PowerUp Austin: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Join Will Coombes, Vice President Head of User Experience and Design with Visa, as he moderates a panel on diversity and inclusion in the workplace that includes expert leaders from both small and large companies. The panelists will discuss proven successes for being inclusive and creating a positive work environment and how that plays a role in attracting talent. Powered by the Austin Chamber and sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Monday, April 1, 2019, 4 to 6:30 PM, at WeWork Barton Springs, 801 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704. Admission required.
March 13, 2019
The Future of Eating
What some call the Fourth Agricultural Revolution is being made possible by the rapid developments in big data, robotics, cellular biology, driverless vehicles, sensors, and soil-less agriculture. Few of us fully understand the impact and consequences of transforming the human-based activities of food production and consumption to non-human, technology-based platforms. What are the limits of the tradeoff of privacy and personalization of our food? Will we agree to trade in our personal data in return for living a decade longer? This SXSW panel will bring together knowledge experts in the field of human/technology interactions, consumer behavior, food production, scientists, academics, and the food industry. Featuring IC² Institute Director Art Markman. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 12:30 - 1:30 PM at the JW Marriott. SXSW badge required.
March 11, 2019
The Future of ______
We live in a time of disruption as technology transforms everything in our lives from how we live, to how we work to how we connect with each other. Business models are changing too and of course our communities are at the epicenter of the evolution. This one-day event in Austin will present a convergence of the major themes facing our leaders on local and global levels. We will showcase emerging technologies (AI, 5G, IoT +) as well as the innovators who are developing new approaches. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. 8 AM to 6:30 PM at Galvanize (119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701), afterparty 7 to 10 PM at Idean (713 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701). Free, no SXSW badge required. Please RSVP with code "future".
March 11, 2019
Central Texas Health Innovation Social
Central Texas is a booming technology and entrepreneurial hub with a growing health and life sciences sector. From world-renowned companies and inspiring startups to new research and medical facilities, it is uniquely positioned to transform health in Texas and beyond. This is the second year that Capital City Innovation and partners will be hosting a social in March. Come out and socialize with local and global innovators, investors, and leaders in the health, tech, and life sciences space! Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Monday, March 11, from 4 to 7 PM at the Austin Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX 78701. Free, no SXSW badge necessary, but an invitation and RSVP are required.
March 11, 2019
SXSW Future Cities Innovation Showcase
Connect and network with innovative start-ups looking to re-imagine city life and create a carbon free future. From big data, solar, AI, and VR, meet some of hottest start-ups that are creating the a brighter and cleaner future. The showcase is presented by Austin Energy, Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), CPS Energy, EPIcenter, and Zpryme. SXSW Badge required. March 11, 4 to 6 PM at the Austin Convention Center Exhibit Hall 1.
March 10, 2019
The Sun Beneath Our Feet: Our Geothermal Future
We are literally standing on the sun. The core of the earth is 6000C, and drilling only 5-10 miles down would give us access to temperatures that far exceed what we need to create unlimited, CO2-free, clean energy. So why haven't we done this? Because a set of technical and engineering problems related to high temperature, deep drilling technologies are currently holding us back. These problems are solvable, and addressing them will enable our energy "silver bullet." A consortium has formed at the University of Texas at Austin, combining legacy drilling engineering expertise with our robust entrepreneurial ecosystem. Hear Jamie Beard of the Blackstone LaunchPad and Bob Metcalfe of UT Austin on the coming geothermal renaissance. SXSW badge required.
March 9, 2019
Gone to Texas: EU Startup Pitching
Hear 13 exciting startups from the European Union pitch their products. The companies are participants in the "Gone to Texas" SXSW immersion experience organized by the IC² Institute and the UT Austin Center for European Studies. The venue will be the EU House in the Palm Door, 508 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701. No SXSW badge required, but you must RSVP.
March 8 - 13, 2019
Austin’s busiest week of the year is coming up again. Here’s where to find the IC² Institute and the Austin Technology Incubator at SXSW 2019.
March 6 - 7, 2019
Venture Summit | West
Come meet, interact and network with more than 1,000 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and founders of venture-backed, emerging and early-stage companies at the prestigious Venture Summit | West being held on March 6-7, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Registration required.
March 6, 2019
Screening of “Closing the Loop”
Circular Economy Club Austin
The worldwide Circular Economy Club will launch its Austin chapter with a screening of the documentary film "Closing the Loop." The film explores five key strategies for achieving circularity – reduce, reuse, recycle, renew and reinvent – by showcasing examples from Europe, Latin America and Africa and featuring insights from global experts. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Wednesday, March 6, 5:30 to 8 PM, at the IC² Institute, 2815 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705. Free, but please RSVP.
March 5, 2019
Austin Forum: Digital Experiences
Engaging fanatics with immersive experiences
Amber Allen, Founder and CEO of Double A Labs, will share how brands can authentically reach fanatics in the entertainment, gaming, esports and emerging technology communities. Engaging enthusiasts can be challenging for brands such as State Farm, Audience Network, and PUBG, unless they are able to deliver never-before-seen experiences. Emerging technologies, such as AR, MR, Live Streaming and Tobii Eye Tracking, create platforms to draws in audiences and delivers millions of impressions around the world at events such as the Superbowl, SXSW, CES, and E3. These experiences can achieve an ROI for brands that extends beyond just the moment in time of the event. This Austin Forum event is sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701. Presentation at 6:15 PM. Free, but please RSVP.
February 28, 2019
CleanTX Power Hour with Garbitrage Technologies
The CleanTX Power Hour is a monthly gathering of the Austin cleantech community sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. This month's featured guest is Stacy Savage of Garbitrage Technologies. Using sensors, AI, and blockchain, Garbitrage Technologies enhances the tracking of valuable discards, transparency around the disposition of those discards, and trust between customers and their haulers. Time: 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Location: IC² Institute, 2815 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705. Price: Free for CleanTX members, $5 for ATI invitees, $10 for others, RSVP required. Free parking and refreshments!
February 28 - March 1, 2019
Design Across Disciplines
A crash course in strategic problem solving
Design Across Disciplines is a crash course in strategic problem solving for grad students from every school and department at UT Austin. Structured as a two-day workshop and pitch challenge, it will introduce business concepts that can be used in any discipline to create innovative solutions and share your vision in various settings. If you're a grad student interested in business innovation, this is an event you won't want to miss. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Registration and separate application required. Application deadline February 23. FREE.
February 26, 2019
[Re]Verse Pitch Competition Opening Event
What is the [Re]Verse Pitch Competition? It's a competition in which Austin businesses and organizations with potentially usable waste products "pitch" them to entrepreneurs and technologists, who over several weeks come up with new uses for the materials and business plans to support that reuse. Teams compete for two $10,000 prizes to help make their ideas a reality. It all starts at the opening event on Tuesday, February 26, from 6 to 8 PM at the Capital Factory Voltron Room, 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701. Free but please RSVP.
February 12, 2019
Austin Forum: Food Tech
Technology to sustainably grow more & better food
The population of the world has surpassed 7.5 billion and continues to climb, while weather and climate changes are creating more stress to agriculture, arable land is decreasing, and finite water supplies are under increasing strain. Agriculture enabled humanity to thrive thousands of years ago; can technology help us grow more food, more sustainably? Can it help us feed the growing world population, and even make it healthier? Robyn Metcalfe and other leading food experts share how several advances in food technology can help us achieve all of the goals, and thus take care of our people and planet. This Austin Forum event is sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at the Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701. Presentation at 6:15 PM. Free, but please RSVP.
February 6, 2019
Funding Infrastructure in Africa
UT Energy Week panel with Richard Amato of IC²/ATI
Come to this UT Energy Week panel moderated by Richard Amato of the IC² Institute and the Austin Technology Incubator. Globalization has given room for growth, development, fair trade and economic development. Renewable energy is at the forefront due to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. What role will distributed solar generation play in evening the distribution of generation through Sub-Saharan Africa? The panel will focus on trying to evaluate the bankability of main-grid and microgrid solar PV and what this means for the future of financing structures. Panelists will tell their opinions on how current initiatives such as the USTDA’s Power Africa and the US’s Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative are drawing investors eager to turn a profit, how main-grid versus micro-grid funding structures may differ, and possible future trajectories of private investors and funding banks such as Credit Suisse. 1:30 PM on Wednesday, February 6, at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712. Requires registration for UT Energy Week: free for UT students/faculty/staff, $225 for others. See energyweek.utexas.edu for registration info and the full agenda.
February 4 - 8, 2019
UT Energy Week
Energy experts from industry, academia, government and regulatory agencies, and non-profit organizations will gather on The University of Texas at Austin campus Feb. 4-8, 2019 to discuss some of the most vital energy issues facing society. UT Energy Week 2019 will feature a variety of presentations and panel discussions on topics ranging from energy security and funding of emerging markets to the analytics of electricity forecasting and the geopolitics of energy. Sponsored by the Longhorn Energy Club, the UT Austin Energy Institute, and the Austin Technology Incubator, among others. Free for UT students/faculty/staff, $225 for others. See energyweek.utexas.edu for registration info and the full agenda.
January 31, 2019
Design Thinking for Health Innovation
Texas Health CoLab
How do you incorporate design thinking into health innovation? Drawing examples from nearly two decades of experience, José Colucci talks about the business impact of design in health. José was an IDEO associate partner and portfolio director for 16 years, and he currently serves as director of R&D at the Design Institute for Health at Dell Medical School. Main location: Dell Medical School, Health Discovery Building Room 1.208, 1701 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78712. Live streaming locations: UT Health San Antonio; UT Dallas; UT Southwestern Medical Center. Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019. Time: 3-5 PM. Free but RSVP required.
January 31, 2019
Double for Nothing: Texas and Sustainable Energy in 2050
CleanTX signature event
"Double for Nothing: Texas and Sustainable Energy in 2050" is the first event in a series from CleanTX on how to meet Texas' doubling population with zero net increase in greenhouse gas emissions. A recent report from IdeaSmiths, Dell and CleanTX found that in 2017 ERCOT was able to integrate over 20 GWh of wind energy while lowering energy prices. Come hear report author Joshua Rhodes of IdeaSmiths along with Dwain Rogers of CleanTX and Sarah Ryan of the Environmental Defense Fund. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Galvanize, 119 Nueces St., Austin, TX 78701. Free, but registration required. Dinner provided with registration.
January 30 - February 20, 2019
ATI Short Course: Entrepreneurship & the Circular Economy
"Entrepreneurship & the Circular Economy" is a short course offered by the Austin Technology Incubator on four Wednesday evenings from January 30 to February 20, 2019. It is free and open to the public. Participants will learn basic entrepreneurship topics and how to apply them in a circular economy context. Specific sessions will focus on topics including circular economy business models, circular design, and remanufacturing. Individuals who complete all four classes will earn a certificate from the IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. 6 to 8 PM at the IC² Institute, 2815 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705 (free parking). Free, but please register. See the syllabus and registration details on the ATI site.
January 25, 2019
Technology Advisors Group Breakfast
ATI & Deep Tech with Mitch Jacobson
Join Technology Advisors Group for their monthly hot breakfast featuring guest speaker Mitch Jacobson of the Austin Technology Incubator. Last August, in preparation of its 30th anniversary, ATI reemphasized its focus on startups with complex technology. Mitch will speak about the underlying potential, promise, and problems (the hard kind) faced by deep tech startups. Friday, January 25, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 AM, at Calavista Software, 3700 N Capital of Texas Hwy, 4th Floor (#450), Austin, TX 78746. Registration required.
January 17, 2019
Privacy and Data Security Issues Facing Startups and Entrepreneurs
Come hear Matthew Staples of Wilson Sonsini Goodrick & Rosati address "Privacy and Data Security Issues Facing Startups and Entrepreneurs." Network over drinks and appetizers with Austin entrepreneurs and members of TiE Austin. This event is powered by TiE Austin and sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Date: Thursday Jan. 17, 2019, 5:00-7:00 PM. Location: The Studio, 2400 East Cesar Chavez, #212, Austin, TX 78702. Registration required.
January 16, 2019
PowerUp Austin! with Hugh Forrest and William Hurley
Join the Austin Chamber on Wednesday, January 16 as Hugh Forrest interviews William Hurley. They will talk about Whurley's quantum computing startup, his new investment fund, plus cover some of the hot-or-not tech trends to look for in 2019 (in Austin and around the world). This will be a fully interactive session with plenty of audience participation, so come ready to ask some great questions! Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. 4:00 to 6:30 PM at Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701. Admission required.
January 8, 2019
Austin Forum: Top Tech Trends For 2019
Technology is now fundamental to most every aspect of society, enabling almost everything we do. It is easy to take for granted how transformative some current technologies were, as we rapidly become used to innovations that seemed almost magical at the outset. Computers, the Internet, the Web, PCs, laptops & WiFi, smartphones, home AI devices, wearable devices, and more have moved from amazing to expected as innovations becomes mainstream. However, we always desire more: new, better ways to work, learn, be entertained, and to improve our health, safety, and mobility. What’s next? What technologies and innovations are poised to amaze us in 2019, to change our lives and society? Which technologies will then to become mainstream, leading the way to still more new ideas and innovations? In what is becoming a favorite annual Austin Forum tradition, Austin’s leading technology experts, Jay Boisseau and Jay Williams, will share their insights and expectations at Technology Trends for 2019 (and Beyond). Come learn, discuss, debate, and meet a wide range of technology professionals and leaders, innovators and influences, and advocates and enthusiasts! This Austin Forum event is sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at the Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701. Presentation at 6:15 PM. Free, but please RSVP.
December 6, 2018
Austin Chamber Economic Outlook
Join the Austin Chamber for the economic forecast event of the year along with an expert panel moderated by Vista Equity Partners Operating Principal, Martin Taylor. Learn about the emerging trends reshaping the way we operate our business, and hear from the industry experts about the next digital disruptors. Speakers will address how innovation is developing the Army Futures Command, disrupting the traditional finance industry with AI, and improving threat detection and data security. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Thursday, December 6, 2018, 11:00 AM at the JW Marriott, 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701. Lunch will be served, admission required.
December 4, 2018
Austin Forum on Cities & Technology
Living With IOT, 5G, AI, Drones & More
Join the Austin Forum for an exploration of the impact of technology on cities. Technology, data, and analytics are changing our lives and society, and the emergence of IoT, AI, 5G, drones, and other recent technologies promises even greater transformation of business, healthcare, transportation, mobility, energy, safety, food, and more. More than 50% of the world's population now lives in urban areas. Rapid advances in technology and increasing urbanization present amazing opportunities for creating so-called "smart cities." Cities will use these new, cutting edge technologies, diverse sources of digital data, and accelerating advances in analytics and AI to improve how cities are designed and operated, and how they will change our experiences and opportunities. Jay Boisseau, founder and executive director of the Austin CityUP Consortium, and Chelsea Collier, smart cities expert and founder of Digi.City, will share recent advances and the potential future for emerging technologies to radically transform our cities and our lives. This Austin Forum event is sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at the Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701. Presentation at 6:15 PM. Free, but please RSVP.
December 3, 2018
Thirst for Power
Preview screening with Dr. Michael Webber
Water and energy are the two fundamental components of a society, and they are interconnected. The documentary film Thirst for Power, shot on location across France, California, and Texas, explores the history of civilization's quest to procure abundant water and energy — from ancient Roman aqueducts in Europe to modern America’s vast hydroelectric infrastructure. The film explores our dependence on water for energy as well as vulnerabilities in our current systems. It is adapted from Dr. Michael E. Webber’s book Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival. Both the book and the documentary identify a hopeful path toward wise long-range water-energy decisions and a more reliable and abundant future for humanity. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator and Blackstone LaunchPad. When: Monday, December 3, 2018 at 6:00 PM. Where: Stateside at the Paramount, 713 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701. Ticket details. Watch the trailer.
November 30, 2018
Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition
The Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (TVLIC) will be held on Friday, November 30 in Rowling Hall on the UT Austin campus. TVLIC simulates the real-world process of raising venture capital. Graduate students from UT Austin pitch their startups and receive prize money and invaluable feedback from entrepreneurs and investors. Competitors have included locally successful companies like uShip, Phurnace Software, Ordoro and BeatBox Beverages, among others. Twice a year more than $25,000 in prizes is distributed, with the winner receiving a trip to New York City to close the Nasdaq Market, consultation from JBTVL on fundraising and an invitation to join the JBTVL Accelerator. Free! See the complete schedule here.
November 29, 2018
CleanTX Power Hour with Yotta Solar
The CleanTX Power Hour is a monthly gathering of the Austin cleantech community sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. This month's featured guest is Yotta Solar (https://yottasolar.com), maker of the SolarLEAF. SolarLEAF is a battery storage device that integrates with photovoltaic (PV) and reduces the soft costs of designing, installing, and maintaining an energy storage system compared to traditional centralized systems. Time: 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Location: IC² Institute, 2815 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705. Price: Free for CleanTX members, $5 for ATI invitees, $10 for others, RSVP required. Free parking, and dinner is included!
November 29, 2018
The Central Texas Health Innovation Ecosystem
Texas Health CoLab
What is it like to be a health entrepreneur in Central Texas? Join the Texas Health CoLab for a panel discussion with local health entrepreneurs who discuss their paths and share their knowledge and insights. Featuring Laura Bosworth, Mellie Price, Yash Sabharwal and Buzz White. Main location: Dell Medical School, Health Discovery Building Room 1.208, 1701 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78712. Live streaming locations: Temple Health & Bioscience District; UT Health San Antonio; UT Dallas. Date: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Time: 3-5 PM. Free but RSVP required.
November 14, 2018
Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange
A growth platform for U.S. companies
Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange are a unique funding and listing platform for high-growth U.S. companies looking to raise Series B+ capital. Companies (and their investors) with early revenue, a strong management team, and a growth strategy to get to Nasdaq should consider the Canadian capital markets as an alternative that may be the right fit. Learn more at TSX's first event in Austin on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM CST at Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78705. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. FREE but RSVP required.
November 13, 2018
Alternative Pathways After Medical School
with ATI's Lisa McDonald, MD
Are you Pre-Med but not sure you want to be the typical MD? Want to see what options are out there for you after medical school? Join physician and entrepreneur Lisa McDonald of the Austin Technology Incubator and learn more about alternative pathways after med school. 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Blackstone LaunchPad, FAC101D, UT Austin. Free.
November 12, 2018
Come join the life sciences community at one of Austin’s most unique venues. BioBash is BioAustin's premier networking event and provides attendees a chance to hear from the life sciences companies here in Central Texas, network with other life science professionals and see posters and abstracts from our academic community. The Austin Technology Incubator is a member of BioAustin, the Central Texas Life Science Industry Organization. Monday, November 12, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., 1305 West Oltorf Street, Austin, TX 78704. Admission required.
November 8, 2018
Austin Forum: How Technology Will Transform Transportation & Mobility
Transportation is crucial to virtually every aspect of society as well as our individual lives, and helps define our communities. However, while technology has brought extreme advances in areas ranging from computers and smartphones to scanners and sequencers, mobility options have remained essentially unchanged for decades - until now. Smartphone-enabled ridesharing is in everyday usage, electric vehicles are now mass production, and we are witnessing the dawn of autonomous vehicles that will soon becoming commonplace. Other mobility services - from on-demand bicycles and scooters to "ride-pooling" and WiFi-outfitted mass transit - are also providing better options for people, and cities, and leading companies are exploring hyperloops, flying taxis and more. Which technologies will become commonplace, how much impact will they have on our lives, and what else is on the horizon to address transportation needs and mobility options? How will these changes transform work, communities, and society? We have a panel of Austin transportation experts ready to explain all this and more, and to answer your questions. This Austin Forum event is sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Thursday, November 8, 2018, at the Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701. Check-in and refreshments at 5:15 PM, presentation at 6:15 PM. Free, but please RSVP.
November 6 - 7, 2018
Time Machine 2018
SparkCognition, an Austin-based global leader in artificial intelligence, will host the second annual Time Machine on November 6-7, 2018. Time Machine promotes the discussion of the future of AI and helps to develop a vision for the field of AI through talks with executives, professors, and industry leaders. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Special university student, faculty and staff rates are available by contacting email@example.com.
November 2 - 4, 2018
Cleantech 3 Day Startup
3 Day Startup is an organization, started in Austin, whose goal is to teach students the power of entrepreneurship through an intensive 3-day learn-by-doing program. Over the course of our Cleantech 3DS program, students will learn to develop startup ideas to tackle large-scale issues in clean energy, water, transportation/mobility, food, and waste/re-use through entrepreneurship. Sponosored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Event Nov. 2-4, 2018, at Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701. Free, application required. Application deadline extended to October 29. Apply now at: cleantech.3daystartup.org
October 30, 2018
PowerUp Austin! Hugh Forrest and Adam Lyons
Join Hugh Forrest as he talks with Adam Lyons, founder of The Zebra. Hear from one of Austin’s top entrepreneurs on lessons learned, advice to other entrepreneurs, his take on our startup scene and what’s next. And then, of course, it wouldn’t be an interview with Lyons without talking Mark Cuban stories and poker. Part of the PowerUp Austin! series from the Austin Chamber and sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Tuesday, October 30 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM at WeWork Barton Springs, 801 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704. Registration required.
October 25, 2018
Clinical Research: Where to Begin
Texas Health CoLab Learning Series
Conducting research in partnership with academic or private health care systems is a complex endeavor that requires unique knowledge of the field and the myriad regulatory requirements. In her talk, Lisa Jackson will provide a broad overview of the components necessary for a successful collaboration but will focus on the essentials of clinical research including: types of research, finding a research partner, study design, outcomes, protocol development, execution of a clinical trial, closeout, ethics, reproducibility, and results reporting. Main location: Dell Medical School, Health Discovery Building Room 1.208, 1701 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78712. Live streaming locations: ACC Bioscience Incubator at 6001 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752; Temple Health & Bioscience District; UT Health San Antonio. Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT. Free but RSVP required.
October 23, 2018
Leveraging Fear and Setbacks to Achieve Impact
A fireside chat with Johnnie Johnson
"Leveraging Fear and Setbacks to Achieve Impact: Strategies for Entrepreneurs" is the title of a fireside chat with NFL All-Pro and two time All-American Johnnie Johnson. Johnson, an elite athlete from La Grange, Texas, journeyed to Austin to begin his legacy as a Texas Longhorn more than 40 years ago. Now the NFL great and one of the most well-known football players in Longhorn history will return to campus to share reflections on his career, and how students can leverage adversity to achieve impact. Johnnie will join UT's Daron Roberts of the Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation (CSLi) for a discussion of student entrepreneurship and growth mindset. Hosted by CSLi, Blackstone LaunchPad, and the Austin Technology Incubator. Tuesday, October 23, at 6:00 PM at the Student Activity Center Auditorium, UT Austin. FREE. More info.
October 19 - 21, 2018
National Health Equity Hackathon
The inaugural National Health Equity Hackathon will focus on creating data-driven solutions for underserved healthcare populations. Using open source datasets, this weekend hackathon will gather multiple tech disciplines around a common goal of eliminating health disparities. Attendees will self-select to a team with diverse perspectives. Local and nationally-acclaimed mentors and database experts will be accessible throughout the event. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator and the Design Institute for Health at Dell Medical School. Dates: 5:00 PM Friday, Oct. 19 to 5:00 PM Sunday, Oct. 21. Location: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701. Registration required.
October 17 - 18, 2018
InvestH2O Forum: Investing in Resiliency
The fourth annual InvestH2O Forum is focused on "Investing in Resiliency: Families, Communities, Industries" and brings the world's best minds, experts, investors and technologies together to solve challenges from drought, storm-flood, cyber threats, lack of critical infrastructure, and demand for uninterruptible supply. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Registration required.
October 16, 2018
Circular Economy Roundup
Come help us celebrate the launch of the Austin Technology Incubator's new Circular Economy Incubator! Learn from industry experts and entrepreneurs about real world solutions while moving in circles with Austin’s finest. Hear about our inaugural Circular Economy companies: ICON, Smarter Sorting, and Leaf & Flour. We'll have food and drink and enjoy the inspiring surroundings of the Impact Hub north location. Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Location: Impact Hub Austin, 5540 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78756. FREE but please RSVP.
October 11, 2018
Business Credit & Workplace Dynamics
This month's PowerUp Austin! event presented by the Austin Chamber brings together two hot topics to drive your success. "Managing Business Credit" with Mike Lancaster and Eeva Carr of Wells Fargo will focus on the credit and financing needs of businesses like yours. And "Improving your Workplace Dynamics" with David Hughen of Austin HR will share David's experience working with hundreds of companies to operate at peak performance. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Thursday, October 11, from 4:00 to 6:30 PM at the LCRA Redbud Center, 3601 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703. Free, RSVP required.
October 3, 2018
3DS Cleantech Info Session
Come by Blackstone Launchpad on Wednesday, October 3 at 5:00 PM to learn about the 3DS Cleantech event coming up in November. At a 3 Day Startup, students experience the power of entrepreneurship through an intensive 3-day learn-by-doing program. At 3DS Cleantech on Nov. 2-4, you will develop startup ideas to tackle large-scale issues in clean energy, water, transportation/mobility, food, and waste/re-use. Read more about the info session and about 3DS Cleantech itself.
September 28 - 30, 2018
Commercial off-the-shelf, small, unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) have become ubiquitous, and the potential threat they represent in the hands of actors ranging from lone wolf terrorists to state-sponsored operatives grows daily. The recent attempted assassination of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro using sUAS with explosive payloads highlights the pressing need for technology and solutions to effectively counter these systems, while diminishing the risk to innocent bystanders. We’re looking for developers, designers, and hackers from the academic, military, and commercial start-up communities to come together for a weekend to explore non-traditional, innovative methods to counter sUAS. Organized by MD5 and the Army Futures Command with support from the IC² Institute and the Austin Technology Incubator. Free, registration required.
September 25, 2018
Austin Fast Start: Sustainable Business Pitch Night
Austin Fast Start is a pitch competition with a purpose. Every quarter, the audience hears from a new industry and votes to award an unrestricted cash prize to turn dreams into realities. This quarter's theme is Sustainable Business and will feature finalists who work to protect the environment, enhance the community, and maintain a healthy workplace. Food and drink will be provided by Cookbook. Powered by Austin Young Chamber and the City of Austin with support from IC² and ATI. Date: Tuesday, Sep. 25, 5:30-7:00 PM. Location: Austin Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701. Free but registration required.
September 20, 2018
CleanTX Power Hour with LoCap Energy
The monthly CleanTX Power Hour is sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. This month meet LoCap Energy, home of the Thermal Battery. Learn about LoCap's one-size-fits-all battery module that is reconfigured to store and deliver thermal energy on demand (Cooling or Heating) across a broad range of temperatures from -32F to 1000F+. Time: 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Location: IC² Institute, 2815 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705. Price: Free for CleanTX members, $5 for ATI invitees, $10 for others, RSVP required. Free parking, and dinner is included!
September 20, 2018
Vive Les Femmes Entrepreneurs
A Celebration of Women in Entrepreneurship
"Vive Les Femmes Entrepreneurs," a Celebration of Women in Entrepreneurship and Business, is powered by TiE Austin and sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Come hear Julie Oliver, Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Texas Congressional District 25; Hetal Gordon, Global Client Lead, Google; Sheena Paul, COO, World Class Holdings; and Kerry Rupp, General Partner, True Wealth Ventures. Date: Thursday Sep. 20, 2018. Time: 5:00-9:00 PM CDT. Location: Laura Bush Community Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin, TX 78733. Registration required.
September 20, 2018
Connected Coast Broadband Summit
with Richard Amato of ATI
Richard Amato of the Austin Technology Incubator will be a featured speaker at the Connected Coast Broadband Summit on September 18, 2018 in Rockport, Texas. The Broadband Summit is the first of four summits to be offered as part of the Connected Coast Summit Series delivered by the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center in collaboration with the United States Economic Development Administration. The summit will provide Coastal Bend communities an understanding of the role that broadband plays in resilient community development. An overview of best practices for the use of broadband technology, reasons for closing the digital divide, and funding opportunities will be provided. Free, registration required.
September 13, 2018
Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum
The Rice Alliance's 16th Annual Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum is the largest energy and clean technology venture capital conference in the southwest. This event is an opportunity to learn about the latest emerging technologies, meet investors to seek funding, see promising companies, learn about investment opportunities, meet individuals from the energy & clean technology industry, learn about promising companies seeking to expand their management team, as well as networking and learning opportunities for entrepreneurs, researchers, investment professional and business executives. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018, 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM. Location: McNair Hall, Rice University, Houston. Registration required.
September 8 - 9, 2018
Austin – Pune Smart Cities Hackathon
Interested in solving real world problems? Have an innovative idea on how to make things run better? Love smart city solutions? Then sign up to participate in the International Hackathon: Austin - Pune Smart Cities. The City of Austin Economic Development Department is partnering with GAACC, UT Blackstone Launchpad, Pune Fashion Week, and Austin Pune Sister City Initiative to host a hackathon centered on Smart City solutions and international cooperation. Pune, India and Austin, TX are both cities striving to overcome unique challenges that can be answered by innovative technology. The hackathon is a creative sprint where teams with diverse backgrounds come together, in person or virtually, in order to solve Smart City themed issues. Teams will have 24 hours to create the best solution possible to their chosen problem statement. At the end of the 24 hours, judges will deliberate for a couple hours, and then winners will be announced. The hackathon begins at 8:00 AM CDT on Saturday, September 8 and will end on Sunday morning. Austin location: Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Austin, Flawn Academic Center (FAC 101D). FREE. Details and RSVP at: http://www.atxbound.us/events
Austin, Texas & Pune, India
September 5, 2018
start@ETS Startup Competition
start@ETS is the annual startup competition associated with the upcoming Energy Thought Summit which will take place in April, 2019. Zpryme's start@ETS will feature startup and pilot pitches to key decision makers and experts in the fields of energy, smart cities, transportation, mobility, EVs, and/or energy storage solutions. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Location: One World Theater, 7701 Bee Caves Rd, Austin, TX 78746. Time: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM CDT. Admission information.
September 5, 2018
Intro to the UT & Austin Startup Ecosystem
Calling all ambitious longhorns! Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Do you want to meet other ambitious students? Are you looking for mentors and resources to help you launch? If you answered yes, then this event is for you! Join the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship and learn about the UT and Austin startup ecosystem. At the tradeshow you will meet representatives of IC² programs and partners including the Austin Technology Incubator, Blackstone LaunchPad, and the ACC Bioscience Incubator. 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the UT Austin Student Activity Center (auditorium and ballroom). Free, but registration requested.
September 4, 2018
Solar Data Reverse Hackathon
By ATI, NREL and Zpryme
The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Zpryme's start@ETS are partnering to host the 2nd annual Solar Data Reverse Hackathon at the IC² Institute. The event will challenge developers to collaborate and experiment with solar data sets. The goal? Create actionable solutions and applications to increase the adoption and utilization of solar for both consumers, businesses, and the utility sector. Date: Tuesday, September 4. Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM CDT. Location: IC² Institute, 2815 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705. Free, but registration is required.
August 30, 2018
What Angels Look For: Investing in Health Care Entrepreneurship
Texas Health CoLab Learning Series
Early funding often comes from angel investment groups, but what do angel investors look for in healthcare innovation? Join the Texas Health CoLab and hear John Paulos of the Central Texas Angel Network talk about CTAN's interest in healthcare innovation, what drives angels, what the group is looking for, the benefits to your company and how you can best prepare yourself for an application. You may attend this event in person at the Dell Medical School or at a convenient live-streaming location. Main location: Dell Medical School, Health Discovery Building Room 1.208, 1701 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78712. Live streaming location: ACC Bioscience Incubator at 6001 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752. Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT. Free but RSVP required.
August 16, 2018
start@ETS Launch Party
Join the Austin Technology Incubator, Austin Energy and Zpryme to celebrate the kickoff of the 2018 start@ETS program on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Moonfire Lounge, 310 Colorado Street. Drinks will be flowing from 5:30-7:30pm so get it while it’s cold! Free, but RSVP required.
August 1, 2018
ATI SEAL Decision Day 2018
21 UT Austin startups make Go/No-Go decisions
ATI's Student Entrepreneur Acceleration and Launch program (SEAL), now in its 10th year, picks the most promising startups emerging from the wide range of entrepreneurial programs at UT Austin - and sometimes other universities - to help them confront the next Go / No-Go decision. Wednesday, August 1, 2 to 5 PM at Capital Factory. Free, please RSVP.
July 26, 2018
FDA Regulation of Digital Health
Texas Health CoLab Learning Series
The IC² Institute will be a live streaming location for this Dell Medical School event. Texas Health CoLab presents "FDA Regulation of Digital Health" with Carol Pratt, Ph.D., J.D. It is critical for innovators to know early in the development cycle whether their software is or is not a medical device and, if so, what regulatory requirements apply so they can accurately plan the time and cost to market. Recent actions by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Congress in the last two years have dramatically changed the regulatory landscape for digital health products. In her talk, Carol Pratt, Ph.D., J.D., will provide a tutorial on FDA regulation of medical devices and discuss how software can meet the definition of a medical device either as standalone software or as a component or accessory. Pratt will then cover how the FDA currently is regulating different categories of health/medical software and will discuss the impact of the 21st Century Cures Act on the FDA’s current regulatory framework for digital health products, including wearables, mobile medical apps, clinical and patient decision support software and artificial intelligence. Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 3 to 5 PM. Free, please RSVP.
Live stream at the IC² Institute
June 1, 2018
“A Civic Entrepreneur” book signing
New biography of IC² Institute founder George Kozmetsky
Join the IC² Institute to celebrate the publication of A Civic Entrepreneur: The Life of Technology Visionary George Kozmetsky by Monty Jones. Friday June 1st, 2018 from 3:00—5:00 PM in the 3rd floor Idea Room at the IC² Institute, 2815 San Gabriel Ave., Austin, TX 78705. Please RSVP here.
May 24, 2018
CleanTX Power Hour
CleanTX and the Austin Technology Incubator invite you to the CleanTX Power Hour with ATI member company AIQUEOUS. Free for CleanTX members, $10 for others. Free parking, dinner is included. Thursday, May 24th, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Austin Technology Incubator / IC² Institute, 2815 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705. Please register to attend.
May 3 - 4, 2018
NREL Industry Growth Forum
NREL's Industry Growth Forum is the perfect venue for growing cleantech companies to prepare, refine, and present their businesses to a wide range of investors. Entrepreneurial companies ranging from university and laboratory spinouts to commercially ready clean technologies from across the globe apply to present at the Forum. The Austin Technology Incubator is proud to be a partner with the IGF.
April 19 - 22, 2018
EarthX E-Capital Summit
The E-Capital Summit cultivates and convenes mission-driven investors, incubators, accelerators, researchers and breakthrough clean technology innovators from around the world to form partnerships having substantial, positive impacts on profits, people and the planet. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator.
April 13 - 15, 2018
ATI Water RIOT 3 Day Startup
3DS with a sustainable water focus
The Water RIOT program at the Austin Technology Incubator will put on a 3 Day Startup event in Houston April 13-15. Students and teams with a focus on water and environmental ideas are especially encourage to apply, although startup ideas in all categories are welcome. The event is a hands-on entrepreneurship education program led by 3 Day Startup, which focuses on teaching startup skills and methods through real-world application. Application deadline is March 30. Apply now.
March 26 - 29, 2018
Energy Thought Summit 2018
Sponsored by ATI
The Austin Technology Incubator is a partner in Energy Thought Summit 2018, to be held March 26-29 at the ACL Moody Theater in Austin.
March 13, 2018
SXSW Health and Med Tech Roundtable at the House of Scandinavia
SXSW Health and Med Tech Roundtable at the House of Scandinavia. Featuring Dr. Gregory Pogue of the IC² Institute. Requires SXSW badge. 9 AM – 10 AM at House of Scandinavia (Café Blue), 340 E 2nd St.
March 13, 2018
SXSW Incubation Mash-up QuickPitch
Organized by IC² and the Arctic Business Incubator
Pitches by startups from the IC² International Mash-Up including Sweden, Norway, France, Germany, and beyond. Requires SXSW badge. 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM at House of Scandinavia (Café Blue), 340 E 2nd St.
March 12, 2018
SXSW Cities Summit Startup Spotlight
Meet the startups working to solve the toughest challenges that face cities around the world. Presented by the Austin Technology Incubator and Austin Energy. Requires SXSW badge. 4 PM – 7 PM at the Four Seasons Terrace, 98 San Jacinto Blvd.
March 12, 2018
SXSW Scandinavian Breakfast
Meet IC² collaborators from the Arctic Business Incubator, Luleå, Sweden. Requires SXSW badge. 8:30 AM – 10 AM at House of Scandinavia (Café Blue), 340 E 2nd St.
March 12, 2018
CCI Health & Life Science Network Happy Hour
Organized by Capital City Innovation, sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Open to the public with <a href="http://bit.ly/cci-happy-hour">RSVP</a>. 4:30 to 7 PM – Austin Public Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701.
March 12 - 13, 2018
SXSW Cities Summit
Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator
SXSW Cities Summit, sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. The Summit will consist of two full days of programming on March 12 and 13, particularly featuring the SXSW Cities Summit Startup Spotlight presented by ATI. Requires SXSW badge.
March 9, 2018
IC² International Incubation Mash-up
QuickPitch training for startups from Sweden, Norway, France, and Germany provided by experts from IC² and the Austin community. Open to the public (please RSVP). 2 PM – 4:30 PM at the IC² Institute, 2815 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705.
March 7, 2018
Celebrate Student Entrepreneurship with Blackstone LaunchPad
Pitch competition featuring student startups
The Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Austin invite you to join us for a reception celebrating student entrepreneurship in Texas. The event will include a pitch competition featuring student entrepreneurs from Texas A&M, UT Austin, and UT Dallas. Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST at Main Street Hub, 600 Congress Avenue, Suite 1200, Austin, TX 78701. Free, RSVP required.
February 22, 2018
CleanTX Power Hour
with Sun Power
CleanTX will host the CleanTX Power Hour featuring guests Sun Power on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Austin Technology Incubator, 2815 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705. Free parking, dinner provided. Free for CleanTX members, $10 for non-members. RSVP required.
January 31, 2018
Cryptocurrency Lunch & Learn
Join us at the Blackstone LaunchPad for the first BLP event of the Spring semester! Four founders are coming to discuss all things Crypto and give personalized insight into their companies and where they see the cryptocurrency industry headed. Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 12 noon to 2 PM, at Blackstone LaunchPad in the FAC building, UT campus.
January 29 - February 2, 2018
UT Energy Week
The Austin Technology Incubator is proud to participate in UT Energy Week, now in its fourth year, which provides a platform for experts to debate topical energy issues such as commercial-scale energy storage, next-generation nuclear power, the accelerated integration of renewable energy into the electric grid, innovations in the oil and gas industry, and much more.
December 4, 2017
FASTForward Final Presentations
Entrepreneurs in IC²'s FASTForward program will make their final presentations on Monday, December 4 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM in the Austin City Council Chambers, 301 W. 2nd Street. The presentations will be followed by a reception from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. FASTForward is a 10-week training program for Austin-based small businesses designed to accelerate business growth and maximize profit. To learn more about the participating companies and the FASTForward program, please visit fastforwardatx.org.
Austin City Hall
December 1 - 2, 2017
Disrupting Illicit Supply Networks
The Bureau of Business Research is co-organizer of the National Science Foundation workshop "Disrupting Illicit Supply Networks: New Applications of Operations Research and Data Analytics to End Human Trafficking," sponsored by Operations Engineering Program (ENG) and the Law and Social Sciences Program (SBE). The workshop will be held December 1-2 in Washington, DC. For more information or to register, please visit the event page.
November 29, 2017
Planet Texas 2050
with Michael Webber, ATI Clean Energy Incubator
The UT Austin Environmental Science Institute's "Hot Science - Cool Talks" series will host a special evening on Wednesday, November 29 at the Paramount Theater in Austin. Texas is a demographic and climatic hot spot. In the 21st century, our region is projected to undergo a doubling of its population and a shift to a more drought-prone climate. This poses synergistic challenges for our state's resources, economy, cities, and public health. Planet Texas 2050 will be a lively discussion of Texas’s challenges and potential solutions by leading experts in their fields. Featured presenters will include urban revitalization strategy consultant Majora Carter; atmospheric scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe; and Dr. Michael Webber of the Austin Technology Incubator's Clean Energy Incubator. The evening will be moderated by Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune, and live music will be provided by Guy Forsyth. Doors at 7:00 PM, show at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 29 at the Paramount Theater, 713 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701. Please buy advance tickets at http://www.esi.utexas.edu/talk/planet-texas/ - special student discounts are available.
November 5 - 9, 2017
Society for Design and Process Science
The 22nd International Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS) Conference will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, November 5-9, 2017. The theme of the conference is "Emerging Trends and Technologies in Convergence Solutions." IC² Fellow Murat Tanik is the lead organizer of this conference.
September 27 - 29, 2017
International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation
The 16th International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation (ICTPI) will take place September 27-29, 2017 in Taipei City, Taiwan, organized and hosted by Yuan Ze University. The international committee chair is David Gibson of the IC² Institute. Since 1997, the objective of ICTPI is to bring together leading representatives of academic, business, and government sectors worldwide to present and discuss current and future issues of critical importance for using science and technology to foster regional economic development and shared prosperity at home and abroad. Multidisciplinary perspectives are encouraged to provide state-of-the-art and useful knowledge to decision makers in both the private and public sectors – including informed and effective education, business, and government policies and strategies for the global knowledge economy. For more information, see: http://ictpi2017.conf.tw/
Taipei City, Taiwan
September 21, 2017
CleanTX Power Hour featuring Civic Farms
Hosted by the Austin Technology Incubator
The Austin Technology Incubator hosts the CleanTX Power Hour featuring Civic Farms. Civic Farms is an Austin-based vertical farming consortium providing business solutions, innovation and technology, marketing, and branding services to companies in the vertical farming industry, the plant nursery industry, the plant-based pharma industry, the retail sector, the food service industry and CEA research companies and educational institutions. The Civic Farms R&D and Innovation Center is being constructed at Biosphere 2 – University of Arizona and the Civic Farms consumer brand is based on a patent-pending, process-optimized grow tray design. The Civic Farms mission is to profitably consolidate and scale vertical farming to provide affordable, locally grown, fresh produce to consumers; create consumer brand and long-term IP value for stakeholders; and develop and commercialize technology across the vertical farming industry’s first consolidated entity. Time and location: Thursday, September 21, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the IC² Institute, 2815 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705. Dinner will be provided. Free for CleanTX members, $10 for non-members. Registration required.
Tuesday, Sep 12 - 10 AM CDT
GIST Tech Connect: How can universities support entrepreneurs?
Live webchat with IC²'s Greg Pogue
The number of universities providing support for aspiring entrepreneurs is growing worldwide. In recent years, universities have invested heavily in programs that provide education and training, for both faculty and students, on how to commercialize ideas and inventions developed on and off campus. In particular, these resources have proven to be extremely beneficial to individuals in the science and technology sectors. Join our interactive webchat on Tuesday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. CDT/15:00 UTC to learn more about how a university can support your venture. A panel of experts including Greg Pogue of the IC² Institute will answer your questions live. Whether you are a faculty member, a student or an early-stage entrepreneur, this TechConnect will provide tips on how you can make an impact. The English version of the webchat will take place on this page and you can also submit your questions on Twitter by using #GISTTechConnect. Tune in at: http://www.gistnetwork.org/content/gist-online
September 8, 2017
Richard Amato at GCPA luncheon
"From Texas to Africa: Innovative Clean-Tech Programs around the World"
The Gulf Coast Power Association hosts a lunch talk by Richard Amato of the IC² Institute on the topic "From Texas to Africa: Innovative Clean-Tech Programs around the World."Richard Amato will discuss the projects he is working on around the world in developing clean energy. The IC² Institute has engaged with the World Bank to support their Climate Technology Program (CTP) and the development of Climate Innovation Centers (CICs) in developing nations around the world. CICs are similar to Austin’s very own Clean Energy Incubator, which Richard founded in 2001, providing strategic support and mentoring to early-stage start-ups focused in clean-tech and other climate solutions. The World Bank CTP currently consists of 7 CICs located in Africa, Southeast Asia and even the Caribbean, with additional centers being launched within the next year.11:45 AM on Friday, September 8 at the LCRA Redbud Center, 3601 Lake Austin Blvd. Advance reservations are recommended.
August 16, 2017
FASTFORWARD mentor info session
Information session for prospective mentors in FASTForward, the IC² Institute's 10-week training program for Austin-based small businesses. IC² invites volunteer mentors from the business community to help Austin entrepreneurs take their small businesses to the next level. This information session will be held on Wednesday, August 16 from 6 to 7:00 PM at the IC² Institute, 2815 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705. Free.
August 1, 2017
ATI SEAL Decision Day
Over the course of the summer, our SEAL (Student Entrepreneurship Acceleration and Launch) teams have worked diligently to test the major potential roadblocks to their business. Now they will announce whether or not they will continue pursuing their respective business opportunities! Tuesday, August 1, 6:30 - 9:30 PM at Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701. Please register.
June 26 - 28, 2017
Smart Cities Connect
Sponsored by ATI
The 2017 Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo will bring together over 200 cities and their respective leadership to prospect and partner with innovative technology and service providers; linking progressive cities with state-of-the-art solutions and best practices. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. Register now and receive 15% off your registration with our ATI discount code: 17ATI15.
May 9, 2017
Texas-EU Business Summit
The Texas-EU Business Summit 2017 will provide small businesses, policy makers and economic development professionals with an overview of how to target trade and business expansion opportunities in Europe. The IC² Institute's Marco Bravo will moderate the panel "Cultivating Commercialization in EU Countries." Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the UT Austin San Jacinto Residence Event Hall, 309 E 21st Street, Austin, TX 78705. To register, please visit: http://conferences.la.utexas.edu/texaseusummit/
April 27 - 29, 2017
IC² Fellows Conference 2017
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the IC² Institute, the 90th anniversary of the Bureau of Business Research, and the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Kozmetsky.
April 12, 2017
Blackstone LaunchPad Grand Opening
Blackstone LaunchPad at The University of Texas at Austin is an interdisciplinary entrepreneurship program designed to promote entrepreneurship as a mindset and career option for students, faculty, and staff - regardless of major, experience, or discipline. The location provides a central hub to meet, exchange ideas, and talk with consulting staff. It will also offer support and serve as an entry point for the many entrepreneurship efforts across campus. The Austin Technology Incubator is a founding collaborator of Blackstone LaunchPad. The Blackstone LaunchPad Grand Opening will take place Wednesday, April 12, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Flawn Academic Center first floor lobby.
March 25 - 26, 2017
Solar Data Reverse Hackathon
The U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Energy Thought Summit (ETS), and the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) are partnering to develop and host the first-ever Solar Data Reverse Hackathon in Austin, Texas on March 25-26, 2017. The event will challenge developers to collaborate and experiment with solar data sets. The goal? Create actionable solutions and applications to increase the adoption and utilization of solar for both consumers, businesses, and the utility sector.
February 21 - March 2, 2017
Converting Technology to Wealth
Applications are now being accepting for the 2017 cohort of the Converting Technology to Wealth training program. The program combines an intensive on-site training experience in Austin (February 21 - March 2, 2017) with pre-Austin online training (January-February, 2017). It prepares technology transfer specialists, incubator managers, scientists and researchers with practical skills and methodologies to commercialize R&D from their organizations.
February 13, 2017
Ukraine Today: Three Years of Conflict, Reforms and Challenges
GlobalAustin & Fulbright Association
GlobalAustin and the Austin Chapter of the Fulbright Association will host a talk by Professor Volodmyr Dubovyk of the Center for International Studies at the Odesa Mechnikov National University. Professor Dubovyk will discuss the state of Ukraine today and how the past three years have shaped the country in regards to political stability and international relations. As a Fulbright Scholar from 2006, Dubovyk was awarded the Senior Fulbright Visiting Research and Faculty appointment for the 2016-2017 academic year at St. Edward's University in Austin. His academic career has included work pertaining to US foreign policy, US-Ukraine relations and Black Sea regional security. Admission and parking are free. Refreshments will be served. 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the IC² Institute, 2815 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705.
January 31, 2017
ACC Bioscience Incubator Grand Opening
Celebrate the grand opening of the new ACC Bioscience Incubator, a collaboration between the Austin Community College District and the Austin Technology Incubator. The state-of-the-art lab and office facility is designed to accelerate Central Texas’ biotechnology economy while training a skilled workforce. The grand opening will take place from 10:00 to 11:30 AM on Tuesday, January 31st at ACC Highland, 6101 Airport Boulevard, Austin, TX 78752. Registration requested.
December 4 - 6, 2016
Society for Design and Process Science
21st International Conference
The 21st International Conference of the Society for Design and Process Science will have a focus on "Emerging trends and technologies in designing healthcare systems."
November 10, 2016
Thirst for Power: Energy, Water and Human Survival
ATI Clean Energy Co-Director Michael Webber
Although it is widely understood that energy and water are the world’s two most critical resources, their vital interconnections and vulnerabilities are less often recognized. This farsighted talk offers a new, holistic way of thinking about energy and water—a big picture approach that reveals the interdependence of the two resources, identifies the seriousness of the challenges, and lays out an optimistic approach with an array of solutions to ensure the continuing sustainability of both. Michael Webber is Deputy Director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Co-Director of the Austin Technology Incubator's Clean Energy Incubator. He is the author of the recent book, Thirst for Power: Energy, Water and Human Survival. 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue, Room 203 Austin, TX 78705. Registration is required, includes lunch.
October 14, 2016
The Invisible Global Market: Marketing to the Other 86%
IC² Fellow Vijay Mahajan
More than 6 billion people live in developing countries where the GDP per capita is less than US $10,000. This 86% segment of the global market includes most of the rural population in the world, where religious and other festivals influence consumption, is young with low but rising literacy levels, leapfrogging in the use of technology, and witnessing an aspiring middle class with rising incomes and economic growth rates. However, most of the market is still unorganized and lacks infrastructure and media. Based on hundreds of interviews and market visits in dozens of developing countries, this talk by IC² Fellow and UT Austin Professor of Marketing Vijay Mahajan will discuss "rules of engagement" that make emerging markets tick, and how some companies are successfully developing and penetrating the 86% of the other global market. Prof. Mahajan is the author of the forthcoming book, Rise of Rural Consumers in Developing Countries: Harvesting 3 Billion Aspirations. 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Avenue, Room 203 Austin, TX 78705. Registration is required, includes lunch.
October 13, 2016
Photograph as Document of Culture, Place, and Time
Austin Fulbright Association
The Austin Chapter of the Fulbright Association will host a talk by fine art photographer Joe Vitone at the IC² Institute. Vitone will share examples of his work as well as pictures by students conducting documentary photography projects. Attendees will view images from Asia, Central America, Europe, and the United States in this richly illustrated talk that considers photography as a way to understand culture, people, and place. Joe Vitone has lectured internationally on his work. His photographs are held in numerous museum collections. He is professor of Photocommunications at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas and sits on the board of directors of the Austin Chapter of the Fulbright Association. He has served as a Fulbright scholar in Costa Rica. Admission and parking are free. Refreshments will be served. 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the IC² Institute, 2815 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705.
September 7, 2016
ATI Graduation 2016
The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) will celebrate the 19 “graduate” companies that have successfully completed its clean energy, IT/wireless, and biosciences programs on Sept. 7, 2016 at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center.
September 6 - December 1, 2016
FASTFORWARD Entrepreneurship Program
The City of Austin Economic Development Department has joined with the IC² Institute to invest in the growth of Austin’s small businesses by offering the FASTFORWARD Entrepreneur Training Program to selected businesses. For more information see the IC² Institute announcement or fastforwardaustin.org. Application deadline is July 31, 2016.
August 3, 2016
ATI SEAL Decision Day
Over the course of the summer, 15 of our SEAL (Student Entrepreneurship Acceleration and Launch) teams have worked diligently to test the major potential roadblocks to their business. We have students from 6 universities, including UT Austin, UTSA, UH, Texas A&M, Duke, UTD, and a team from Argonne National Laboratory. Now they will announce whether or not they will continue pursuing their respective business opportunities! Wednesday, August 3, 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Google Fiber Space. Free, but registration is required.
August 1, 2016
From Research Collaboration to Commercialization
The CRC Association, in conjunction with Flinders Partners and Flinders University, will host Dr. Greg Pogue of the IC² Institute in an exploration of global best practices in university-industry collaboration, research commercialization, technology innovation and entrepreneurship.
July 26, 2016
NewCo Austin: meet the Austin Technology Incubator
As part of the NewCo Austin tour of companies and organizations, come meet Austin Technology Incubator staff at two WeWork locations in Austin. From 2:00 to 3:00, meet ATI Water Director Bart Bohn at the WeWork Austin location (600 Congress Ave. 78701 - register). From 3:30 to 4:30, visit ATI's new offices at the WeWork University Park location (3300 N IH-35 78705 - register). Free, but registration required.
July 11, 2016
FASTFORWARD Info Session
A free info session about the IC² Institute's FASTFORWARD training program for small business entrepreneurs will be held on Monday, July 11, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM at the IC² Institute, 2815 San Gabriel, Austin, Texas 78705. Registration is not required. More information about the FASTFORWARD program is at fastforwardaustin.org.
June 13 - 15, 2016
Smart Cities Innovation Summit
The Austin Technology Incubator is a supporting partner for the Smart Cities Innovation Summit, which will be held June 13-15 at the Austin Convention Center and will bring together more than 100 cities and their leadership to prospect and partner with innovative technology and service providers. Registration details.
June 3 - 5, 2016
Cleantech 3 Day Startup
The Austin Technology Incubator will host the first annual Cleantech 3 Day Startup event for the Southwest Regional Clean Energy Incubation Initiative (SRCEII) network and its partners June 3-5. 3DS is a 72-hour learning-by-doing workshop that teaches entrepreneurial skills in an extreme hands-on environment. Aspiring entrepreneurs from across the southwest are invited to help solve the world’s biggest, messiest problems in clean energy, water, transportation/mobility, and waste/re-use. Apply by May 13 at http://cleantech.3daystartup.org.
May 2 - 6, 2016
Small Business Festival
A week of events for Austin small businesses
The IC² Institute is excited to sponsor the 2016 Small Business Festival, part of National Small Business week. The festival features over 70 speakers, encompassing both free and premium events. The schedule and registration info are available at smallbusinessfestival.org.
April 25, 2016
The Third Wave with AOL Co-Founder Steve Case
One of America’s most successful entrepreneurs and executives, best-known as co-founder of America Online and CEO of Revolution, LLC, Steve Case has a passion for building startups that can change the world. In his new book The Third Wave, Case predicts that we’re at the dawn of the next technological revolution, unlike anything we’ve seen before – the Third Wave of the internet – that will transform the economy and the way we live our lives. Case and AOL Co-founder Marc Seriff will engage in a conversation about The Third Wave, followed by audience questions and answers. Afterwards a panel of Austin’s best and brightest entrepreneurs will discuss the coming “wave” and its impact on Austin. Cindy WalkerPeach of the IC² Institute's Austin Technology Incubator will participate in a discussion with Natalie Madeira Cofield, Urban CoLab; Joshua Baer, Executive Director, Capital Factory; Dan Graham, Founder & CEO, BuildASign; Tyson Tuttle, CEO, Silicon Labs; and Brett Hurt, Co-founder & CEO, data.world. Time and place: Monday, April 25, 7:30 PM at the Long Center. Tickets required.
April 22, 2016
Muddy Boots Remote Sensing: A Tale of Two Botswanas
The Austin Chapter of the Fulbright Association will host a talk by Dr. Kelley A. Crews at the IC² Institute. Kelley is a past Fulbright scholar and current director of UT’s Department of Geography & the Environment’s Digital Landscapes Lab. This is an opportunity both to learn about Kelley’s fascinating research in Africa and to mix with other Austin area Fulbrighters and those interested in applying for a Fulbright grant in future. Free on-site parking. Light refreshments will be served. Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM.
March 11 - 14, 2016
IC² Institute at SXSW 2016
Once again the IC² Institute and the Austin Technology Incubator will participate in SXSW Interactive. This year, directors from ATI will moderate and judge a number of pitch competitions, while program managers from the IC² Institute will present on universities’ role in technology entrepreneurship from a cross-border perspective. Details.
February 4, 2016
Portugal Pitch & Networking Night
Come meet leaders of ten of the most promising technology ventures from Portugal. The IC² Institute’s Global Startup Program has carefully selected these Portuguese companies from among dozens of applicants interested in going global. The selected companies represent sectors including cleantech, data analytics, industrial applications, eCommerce/B2C, and healthcare. The Portugal Pitch and Networking event with the Austin entrepreneurial community will feature company presentations as well as networking opportunities with key leaders from central Texas. We invite you to join us and interact with top startup companies targeting US entry this year as they hope to connect with potential partners, customers, and service providers. 7 PM at Capital Factory, 701 Brazos Street, 16th floor. Please RSVP.
January 26, 2016
2016-2017 Economic Forecast
The first annual Economic Forecast on January 26, 2016 is presented by the Long Center for the Performing Arts and sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator. The event will feature economic experts Angelos Angelou of AngelouEconomics, Tracye McDaniel of Texas Economic Development Corp. and TexasOne™, and John E. Silvia of Wells Fargo. Ticket information
January 5, 2016
Building Austin’s $2.5 Billion Cleantech Industry
The Austin Forum
Kathleen Baireuther and Mitch Jacobson of the Austin Technology Incubator will discuss Austin's emergence as one of the nation's leaders in clean energy and cleantech innovation. This industry contributes $2.5 billion to the regional economy and employees 20,000 individuals. ATI's Clean Energy Incubator, founded in 2001, is the oldest incubator of its kind and was recently selected as one of three "best practices" incubators in the country by the DOE. This presentation will discuss the role of the incubator in cataylzing the cleantech industry in Austin, as well as a number of community initiatives that have played a critical role in building a vibrant industry and a collaborative community around innovation in this space. The discussion will highlight success stories from the incubator, key community initiatives and events, and a vision for how Austin's strength in this sector positions it to lead the country in new and emerging industries, such as water technology, transportation and mobility, and waste/re-use. The event will take place at the Stateside Theater, 719 Congress Ave. in downtown Austin, 5:15 PM door, 6:00 PM presentation, 7:00 PM reception. Free, but registration is encouraged.
December 1 - 3, 2015
Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges
The Austin Technology Incubator is a supporting partner of DITAC 2015, the nation’s largest gathering of defense innovation leadership, with over 250 innovators pitching their Energy, Medical, Cyber, Materials and System solutions to key Defense, Security, Intelligence and Investment programs. Register with ATI 20% discount code: 15ATI20
November 19, 2015
The Impact of Big Data on Managerial Science
John Sibley Butler at NASA JSC
On Thursday, November 19, IC² Institute Fellow and past Director John Sibley Butler will speak at Johnson Space Center on "The Impact of Big Data on Managerial Science: The New 'Social Physics'." 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the Building 30 Auditorium. Sponsored by NASA Safety & Mission Assurance (S&MA).
Johnson Space Center, Houston
November 10, 2015
EU public funding opportunities for US researchers
Lunch & learn
The IC² Institute will host a Lunch & Learn Seminar on Tuesday, November 10th, from 11:30 am to 1:00pm, focusing on EU public funding opportunities for US researchers. Dr. Filipa Duarte is the keynote speaker. Dr. Duarte is a Fulbright scholar from Portugal, in residence at the IC² Institute through November 2015. Her presentation will focus on Horizon 2020, and will cover EU public research funding opportunities for US participation. Horizon 2020 is an EU Research and Innovation Program with nearly €80 billion in funding available through 2020. Lunch will be served. Registration is required.
November 1 - 5, 2015
Society for Design and Process Science
SDPS 2015 will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Society for Design and Process Science. SDPS promotes research on transdisciplinary design and process science from different disciplines including mathematics, computer science, economics, engineering, management science, natural sciences, and social sciences. The program will include the George Kozmetsky Memorial Lecture delivered by IC² Institute director Robert A. Peterson.
Fort Worth, Texas
October 29, 2015
Greg Pogue at Urban Co-Lab
Greg Pogue of the IC² Institute will present this Thursday evening at Urban Co-Lab: "Entrepreneurial Storyboarding: Your Business Presentation in Four Scenes." 6:00-7:00 PM at Urban Co-Lab, 1818 East 12th Street, Austin, TX 78702. The event is free but please register at EventBrite.
October 21 - 24, 2015
The eighth edition of Future Places, Media Lab for Citizenship, will take place October 21-24 in Porto, Portugal. Future Places is an initiative of the UT Austin|Portugal Program.
October 19 - 21, 2015
GIST Startup Boot Camp Bogotá
Are you a Colombian science and technology entrepreneur looking to advance your venture through training and mentorship? Then apply for the GIST Startup Boot Camp program in Bogotá, October 19-21, 2015, brought to you by the IC² Institute, the U.S. Department of State, and Colciencias. Application deadline is September 8, 2015.
October 14 - 16, 2015
GIST Startup Boot Camp Medellín
Are you a Colombian science and technology entrepreneur looking to advance your venture through training and mentorship? Then apply for the GIST Startup Boot Camp program in Medellín, October 14-16, 2015, brought to you by the IC² Institute, the U.S. Department of State, and Sapiencia. Application deadline is September 13, 2015.
August 18, 2015
SEAL Decision Day
Webcast 6-8PM CDT
Join a live webcast of ATI SEAL Decision Day 2015, when student startup founders decide whether to pursue their dream or kill it. Student Entrepreneur Acceleration and Launch (SEAL) is the Austin Technology Incubator’s selective 12-week summer program designed to help student teams tackle the most difficult, deal-killing questions of their new ventures Details and RSVP
August 6, 2015
GIST TechConnect Africa: Best Practices for Growing Your Venture
Webcast 10AM CDT / 13:00 UTC
Growing a venture in Africa offers many unique opportunities and challenges. Join GIST and leading African entrepreneurs from Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and Benin as they discuss best practices for technology venture development in Africa from the idea to the growth stage. Tune in to the live webcast on Thursday, August 6 at 10 AM CDT / 11 AM EDT / 15:00 UTC.
July 24, 2015
Innovations in Advanced Medical Education
On July 24th, the IC² Institute and Body Interact will host a lunch conference entitled “Innovations in Advanced Medical Education” on the use of interactive simulation to train medical professionals.
June 17 - 19, 2015
International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation
ICTPI’15 aims to bring together leading representatives of academic, business, and government sectors worldwide to present and discuss current and future issues of critical importance for using science and technology to foster regional economic development and shared prosperity at home and abroad. The IC² Institute has been a partner in organizing ICTPI since 1997.
Milton Keynes, UK
June 16 - 18, 2015
GIST Startup Boot Camp Mexico
Are you a Mexican science and technology entrepreneur looking to advance your venture through training and mentorship? Then apply for the GIST Startup Boot Camp program in Mexico City, June 16-18, 2015, brought to you by the IC² Institute, the U.S. Department of State, and the Monterrey Institute of Technology. Application deadline is April 24, 2015.
June 9, 2015
Webcast: Building the Innovation Ecosystem through S&T Policy
On June 9, Marco Bravo of the IC² Institute will moderate a webcast panel discussion on the topic "Building the Innovation Ecosystem through Science & Tech Policy" as part of the U.S. State Department's GIST TechConnect series.
May 28 - 29, 2015
Fostering Science & Innovation Ecosystems: Portugal-USA Partnerships
On May 28-29, 2015, the International Partnerships - CMU Portugal, MIT Portugal and UT Austin Portugal - will hold the 1st Joint Conference and Exhibition on "Fostering Science & Innovation Ecosystems: Portugal-USA Partnerships."
May 11, 2015
Meet Technology Enterprises from India
The IC² Institute's Global Commercialization Group will host a group of 50 Indian tech start-ups at a public forum and networking event on May 11, 2015.
May 7, 2015
How to Tap Into the “Austin Model” for Wealth and Job Creation
With John Sibley Butler
IC² Institute Fellow John Sibley Butler will present a lunch seminar on the "Austin Model" of an innovation ecosystem, and how to improve any enterprise by connecting to the dynamics of science and technology.
April 24 - 25, 2015
IC² Institute Fellows Meeting
IC² Institute Fellows save the date. Additional details TBA.
April 23, 2015
Texas-Portugal Venture Growth Workshop
The IC² Institute presents a networking and matchmaking workshop among firms and technology incubators in Central Texas and the European Union, especially Portugal.
April 17, 2015
A Photographic Journey on Cuban Themes
The Austin Chapter of the Fulbright Association will host an illustrated talk by Cuban-born artist Eduardo Muñoz at the IC² Institute. This is an opportunity both to enjoy this thought-provoking photography rooted in Cuban Revolution history and to mix with other Austin area Fulbrighters. 6:00-8:00 PM at the IC² Institute.
March 13 - 17, 2015
IC² Institute at SXSW Interactive
This year presenters from the IC² Institute and Austin Technology Incubator will take part in sixteen events at SXSW Interactive.
March 9, 2015
Seminar: The Miracle of Tsuruoka
Building an Effective Regional Innovation Ecosystem in Japan
On Monday, March 9 the IC² Institute will host Prof. Akio Nishizawa of Toyo University in a noon brown bag seminar. Prof. Nishizawa's topic will be "The Miracle of Tsuruoka: Building an Effective Regional Innovation Ecosystem in Japan."
March 9 - 12, 2015
IC² Institute at SXSW Edu
This year presenters from the IC² Institute will take part in two events at SXSW Edu.
February 20, 2015
NSF I-Corps Information Session
Entrepreneurial mentoring for researchers
The University of Texas at Austin I-Corps Node is offering a free information session to assist researchers in understanding the I-Corps program and to provide guidance in developing suitable teams for NSF I-Corps team grant submissions. 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM, Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302 (201 E 24th St., Austin, TX 78712)
January 29, 2015
GoPro’s IPO stock and Apple’s camera patents
Lunch & learn/webinar
On Thursday, January 29 Hulsey IP Law and the IC² Institute will host a free lunch event and webinar, "GoPro's IPO Stock and Apple's Camera Patents: Legal and Business Reactions to a Tech Market Shift."
January 20 - 21, 2015
Body Interact tech briefing/demo
The IC² Institute will host a demo and tech briefing by Take the Wind, a venture in the UTEN-Portugal program. Body Interact is an exciting 3D Interactive Multi-touch Tabletop platform for medical/nursing training and education. The Body Interact iPad and tablet edition is also used for drug/pharma product training.
IC² Institute, Austin
December 15 - 17, 2014
HELI*pad Startup Boot Camp
Explore how to make your science-based technology succeed in today’s global marketplace. Expand your start-up toolkit with the most advanced, experiential boot camp to launch in Colombia. This immersive training will help you succeed in matching your science-based technology to a viable market need or pain.
November 14, 2014
Texas Wireless Summit
The 12th annual Texas Wireless Summit continues the tradition of providing a forum for industry leaders and academics to discuss emerging technologies and business models that will shape the industry over the upcoming two to three years. Co-hosted by the Austin Technology Incubator and The University of Texas at Austin’s Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG), The Summit has direct access to cutting edge research and innovations from industry leaders, investors, academics, and startups.
October 30, 2014
Business Names and Trademarks
Lunch and webinar
Lunch event and webinar, "Company Business Names and New Product Trademarks: Laws for Establishing Them and Illustrative Tales of Agony and Woe."
October 21 - 30, 2014
Converting Technology to Wealth
Technology transfer training
In fall 2014 the IC² Institute Global Commercialization Group will offer the second edition of its unique technology transfer training program to interested individuals from around the world. The program combines intensive on-site training in Austin October 21-30 with pre-Austin online training (September) and individualized post-Austin mentoring (November). It prepares technology transfer specialists, incubator managers, scientists and researchers with practical skills and methodologies to commercialize R&D from their organizations.
October 15 - 18, 2014
FUTUREPLACES and Digital Media Doctoral Symposium
FUTUREPLACES 2014 will take place from October 15-18, kicking off with the Digital Media Doctoral Symposium on October 15. FUTUREPLACES is a project of the UT Austin|Portugal Program, CoLab.
September 25, 2014
Meet Technology Enterprises from India
The IC² Global Commercialization Group will host a delegation of technology- and innovation-led enterprises from India which are exploring business opportunities in the U.S. Guest speakers will discuss challenges and solutions to launching technology enterprises, especially on foreign soil, followed by an open forum with a panel of international technology commercialization experts.
September 25, 2014
Entrepreneurial Intellectual Property
Lunch and webinar
Lunch event and webinar, “Entrepreneurial Intellectual Property: Essential Early-Stage IP Reasons and Responsibilities.”
September 10, 2014
SEAL Decision Day
ATI's summer incubator
Austin Technology Incubator’s summer accelerator, SEAL, will host its Decision Day on September 10th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm CDT. This year you can participate online.
September 9 - 12, 2014
International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation
The 14th ICTPI will be devoted to opportunities, challenges, and policies related to capacity building in emerging technology regions. The IC² Institute has been a partner in organizing ICTPI since 1997.
Brno, Czech Republic
August 18 - 20, 2014
Society for Economic Measurement Inaugural Conference
The inaugural conference of the new Society for Economic Measurement will be held at the Charles M. Harper Center of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
June 19, 2014
Survey of Black-owned Businesses
Release of BBR report
On Juneteenth, join the study authors and sponsors and UT Austin President William Powers on the steps of the Texas Capitol for the release of the report.
10:00 AM, Texas Capitol
May 6, 2014
Weird AND Profitable
Austin's Startup Environment
On Tuesday, May 6, ATI Director Isaac Barchas will appear on a panel organized by the Rice Alliance.
March 28, 2014
Workshop on Social and Business Analytics
The Workshop on Social and Business Analytics (WSBA) brings practitioners and academics together to better understand social and data analytic strategies.
March 25, 2014
A New America: How Millennials are Sparking Change
National Journal and The Atlantic to host an event on the role of Millenials in American society, in partnership with the IC² Institute.
March 11, 2014
Ellas Connect Global
Ellas Connect Global is a live networking event which will connect 400 women entrepreneurs in nine cities and eight countries.
March 10 - 18, 2014
UTEN Global Startup Roadshow
March 10-18, 2014, members of the UTEN team will visit incubators in six cities across Portugal to publicize the next call for applications to the Global Startup Program.
March 5, 2014
History of the World in Six Drinks
The IC² Institute hosts Tom Standage, digital editor at The Economist, in a talk examining the flow of human history through the ages of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola.
February 27, 2014
Intellectual Property and SXSW 2014
Free lunch event and webcast
Hulsey IP Law and the IC² Institute host a free lunch event and webinar, "Intellectual Property and SXSW 2014: Navigating an Open Ocean of Creativity & Commerce."
February 12, 2014
Reception to Celebrate Bill Cunningham’s New Book
Please join us for a reception celebrating the publication of The Texas Way: Money, Power, Politics and Ambition at The University. Dr. Cunningham will provide highlights from his service to UT.
November 22, 2013
Hispanic Leadership Summit
In support of the conference theme, "Hispanic Entrepreneurship & the Road to Discovery," Dr. Elsie Echeverri-Carroll will participate in Panel 2, "Surviving Year 1: Improving Business Opportunities."
October 29, 2013
CoLab Portugal Conference
Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto (Porto, Portugal)
October 28 - 29, 2013
UTEN Portugal Annual Conference
Internationalization, Technology Commercialization and Knowledge Exchange
Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto (Porto, Portugal)
October 27 - 31, 2013
SDPS 2013 Brazil Conference
Transformative Science and Engineering, Business and Social Innovation
18th international SDPS conference: "Transformative Science and Engineering, Business and Social Innovation" with keynote speaker Juan Sanchez, Vice President for Research at The University of Texas at Austin.
São Paulo, Brazil
October 24, 2013
"SymBIOsis is a unique networking event devoted to the growing biotechnology and health sciences ecosystem in Austin.”—Cindy WalkerPeach, Director, of Bio|Health Sciences Incubator at ATI. SymBIOsis is hosted by the Bio|Health Sciences Incubator at the Austin Technology Incubator and Rice Alliance. The keynote speaker is Dr. Linda Hicke, Dean of Natural Sciences at The University of Austin.
October 18, 2013
Texas Wireless Summit 2013
ACES Building at The University of Texas at Austin 201 East 24th Street, Austin, TX 78712
October 15 - 24, 2013
Converting Technology to Wealth
A commercialization training program in Austin, TX
A two-week commercialization training program offered in Austin, TX by the Global Commercialization Group at the IC² Institute. During workshop participants will acquire the skills, plans, and relationships needed to make positive lasting economic changes in their regions. For inquiries, please contact Debra Dzwonczyk at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 10, 2013
Austin Startup Week Event at City Hall
Panel Topic: Attracting International Investment
Recent evolutions in technology, regulation, and the global economy are enabling startups to pursue international investment more actively and successfully. This panel brings together people with personal experience in raising money outside of the United States.
October 7 - 9, 2013
SXSW ECO is a conference about solutions, bringing new thinking to today’s challenges, and making progress toward achieving a sustainable and prosperous future. Austin Technology Incubator, a major event sponsor, hosts a Startup Showcase in Booth #233 all day Tuesday, October 8th, at the Austin Convention Center.
Austin Convention Center
September 19 - October 14, 2013
Rice Alliance Fall Workshop
The Rice Alliance Fall Workshop is hosted by the Austin Technology Incubator. The workshop begins September 19th and takes place every Thursday from 4:00-6:00 pm on the 3rd floor of the West Pickle Research Building.
West Pickle Research Building, 3925 W. Braker Lane, Austin, Texas 78759
April 24 - 26, 2013
IC² Global Fellows Meeting and Conference
December 17, 2012
UTEN Annual Conference
Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization: Building Portugal’s Future
Annual conference of the University Technology Enterprise Network.
November 8 - 9, 2012
Open Innovation Conference 2012
The Journey from Ideation to Innovation
The concept of open innovation has been an emerging trend in business and research in recent years. The work of Henry Chesbrough and others in the academic community galvanized the concept that innovation is a fluid rather than formulaic process. As a result of popular writing, the topic of open innovation has seen a marked increase in research on the application of this popular theory.
October 26, 2012
Texas Wireless Summit 2012
The 9th annual Texas Wireless Summit continues the tradition of providing a forum for industry leaders to discuss emerging technologies and business models that will shape the industry over the upcoming two to three years. Co-hosted by the Austin Technology Incubator and The University of Texas at Austin’s Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG), the Summit has direct access to cutting edge research and innovations from industry leaders, investors and startups.
October 8, 2012
Pike Powers Commercialization Summit
Supporting education and research at the Pike Powers Commercialization Lab, a joint project of Pecan Street, Inc., The University of Texas at Austin, and the Austin Technology Incubator.
October 4, 2012
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase
Cleantech venture capital competition
Submit your cleantech startup for the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase, a one day venture capital competition presented by ATI Clean Energy Incubator and Austin Energy.
September 25, 2012
Lunch & Learn: Apple v. Samsung
What can entrepreneurs learn from the case and verdict?
Lunch & Learn session discussing important information regarding the recent $1B award from Samsung to Apple for IP infringement. Watch the recorded webcast.
September 12, 2012
A New World of Patent Options
for University Researchers, Inventors, and IP Stakeholders
This workshop on the America Invents Act of 2011 was presented by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), and co-sponsored by the IC² Institute.
Texas A&M, College Station
September 4, 2012
The Arab World Unbound
Tapping into the Power of 350 Million Consumers
Collectively the ninth-largest market in the world, the Arab world consists of 22 countries with more 350 million consumers. IC² Institute Global Fellow Vijay Mahajan explores the diverse, vibrant and entrepreneurial consumer markets obscured by Western-world stereotypes of Arab consumers. Texas Enterprise Speaker Series
August 30, 2012
Wireless Seedstage Forum 2012
The fifth annual Wireless Seed Stage Forum matched promising early stage wireless and mobile startups with vetted angel, venture capital, corporate and public investors. Sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator's Wireless Incubator and the Central Texas Angel Network.
June 21, 2012
TechBA Expo 2012
Mexican Technology Business Accelerator Annual Exposition
A showcase of innovative technologies, products and services from Mexican technology companies.
June 10 - 14, 2012
Society for Design and Process Science
May 21 - 25, 2012
Entrepreneurship in the clean energy sector
Smart.Clean.Energy provides participants an inside look at emerging business opportunities in the clean energy and smart grid industries. Led by Dr. Michael Webber and sponsored by the Austin Technology Incubator and the Pecan Street Project.
December 15, 2011
Regional SBIR/STTR Workshop
Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer grants
Learn inside information about obtaining SBIR/STTR grants, with Tibbets Award-winning instructor Ray Freisenhahn.
November 14, 2011
UTEN Annual Conference
University Technology Enterprise Network
November 11 - 12, 2011
Border Workshop/Jornadas Fronterizas
Youth Innovating for Bi-National Development
Workshop for students from both sides of the US-Mexico border to examine the issues of immigration, security, and employment and to discuss innovative solutions through entrepreneurship, economic growth and job creation. Organized by the IC² Institute in pertnership with Espacio de Vinculación A.C. (EVAC).
October 1, 2011
Angel Investing 101
A one-day, "how-to" seminar for qualified individuals who are interested in investing in early-stage companies... and for experienced investors looking to brush up on best practices.
September 28 - 29, 2011
Clean Energy Venture Summit 2011
September 8 - 9, 2011
International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation
June 1 - 4, 2010
“From Lab to Market” Fulbright Seminar
The IC² Institute welcomes 32 Fulbright foreign students for a four-day seminar on translating scientific discovery into economic and social progress.
October 17 - 20, 2009
Association for University Business & Economic Research (AUBER) – 63rd Fall Conference. Hosted by the Bureau of Business Research.
July 13 - 14, 2009
International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation
May 6, 2009
Entrepreneurship Eco-system Conference
May 6 - 8, 2009
IC² Institute Fellows Meeting 2009
Global Perspectives on Technology Transfer and Commercialization
November 14, 2008
Payday Lending: Realities and Challenges
Sponsored by the IC² Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas