Free special episode of TechCrunch Live in Austin, Texas! – Tech Crunch

TechCrunch Live is today in Austin, Texas. Practically, at least. For today’s show, we shine the spotlight on the incredible region of Austin, Texas. It’s a city of unicorns and tech giants, as Mary Ann Azevedo writes in her expose of the scene.

We hope you can join us. Register here. It’s free and starts at 12:00 p.m. Pacific.

The line-up is killer, but no showcase would be complete without an Austin Pitch-Off. TechCrunch Editorial has selected three Austin-based startups to compete for free exhibit space at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco in October. Each company will have four minutes to pitch, followed by a five-minute Q&A with our fantastic judges. Companies will receive private training with the Startup Battlefield team responsible for training all TechCrunch startup pitches, a mini feature on TechCrunch.com, and a free table at TechCrunch Disrupt 2022 in person.

TechCrunch Live is a free weekly event featuring investors, founders, and startups with the goal of helping entrepreneurs build better venture-backed businesses. The show runs every Wednesday at Pacific Noon and is always free.

Agenda

April 6, 12:00 p.m. – 12:35 p.m. PDT

TCL panel with partners Zebra and Silverton

The Zebra was one of Austin’s first transplants. Founded in 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the founders, attracted by Texas investors including Mark Cuban and Morgan Flager of Silverton Partners, moved to Austin the following year. In 2017, after raising $40 million, the company hired Keith Melnick as CEO and became one of Austin’s biggest tech startups.

  • Keith Melnick, CEO, The Zebra
  • Morgan Flager, Managing Partner, Silverton Partners
  • Moderated by TechCrunch Editor-in-Chief Matt Burns

12:35 – 1:00 p.m. PDT

How to Raise Early Capital in Austin

Austin is quickly becoming a hub of early-stage startups, and there are a handful of companies writing checks to get those businesses off the ground. Hear from three of the Austin area’s top investors talk about their investing strategies and how best to get their attention.

  • Krishna Srinivasan, Co-Founder, LiveOak Venture Partners
  • Sara T. Brand, Founding General Partner, True Wealth Ventures
  • Bryan Chambers, President, Capital Factory
  • Moderated by TechCrunch Sr. Reporter, Mary Ann Azevedo

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT

Spotlight on TC City

Apply now! Three Austin-based startups will pitch their business live to a panel of investors and TechCrunch staff. Companies have four minutes to pitch their pitch deck, and the winner gets exhibit space at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.

  • Krishna Srinivasan, Co-Founder, LiveOak Venture Partners
  • Sara T. Brand, Founding General Partner, True Wealth Ventures
  • Bryan Chambers, President, Capital Factory

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