2014 Interactive Events and Workshops

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The Future of Flying – Innovation and Aviation with British Airways & Boeing

#utsxsw #BAlovesATX

Tuesday, March 4
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center
Room 204, Amphitheater
RSVP here

Texas MBA and MSTC Programs are teaming up with British Airways and Boeing to present a panel discussion about innovation and aviation as a part of UT Entrepreneurship Week. This is a large, community event, so in addition to some great information from innovative companies, it will be an excellent opportunity to meet Austin-area entrepreneurs and technologists.


Exclusive Casting for ABC'S Shark Tank


Thursday, March 6
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Etter-Harbin Alumni Center
2110 San Jacinto Blvd

This event is for members of the UT community only. Must present Texas Exes Life Member keytag or UT ID.

CLICK HERE for more information about this casting and to indicate your interest.

ABC’s Shark Tank is casting at UT and Life Members receive priority!

The Texas Exes is excited to present an exclusive casting opportunity for Texas alumni, students and faculty! The critically acclaimed, business-themed show is continuing the search for entrepreneurs with the best businesses and products that America has to offer.

If you’ve got a great business, product, or idea and need an investment to propel you forward, come meet the casting directors for ABC's Shark Tank.

*10-11 a.m. is reserved for Texas Exes Life Members priority casting. Doors will open to the broader UT community at 11 a.m.


Burnt Orange Saturday @ SXSW

#utsxsw #BOSSXSW

Saturday, March 8 - All-Day
Location:  Austin, TX

Are you a proud Longhorn?  Make it known.  On "Burnt Orange Saturday @ SXSW," everyone wears burnt orange to represent The University of Texas and show school spirit during SXSW, when thousands of visitors from all over the world are in town.  Let’s show everyone how strong the UT network is while they are in Longhorn Country.  Hook 'em!


Herb Kelleher Center interviewing & filming entrepreneurs at Startup Village 


Saturday, March 8
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hilton Austin Downtown
Room 402
Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship will be at the SXSW Startup Village at the Hilton Hotel Room 402 between 9am – 5 pm, a project being lead by Laura Kilcrease.

We will be videotaping leading entrepreneurs and investors (similar to the taping for the Entrepreneurship Live! and Money Talks! speaker series moderated by Laura Kilcrease and Brett Hurt).  We will also be taping students and alumni that have started entrepreneurial businesses for a testimonial on the quality of education that helped get them to where they are today, and some information about their companies.


The Longhorn Startup Showcase

#utsxsw #UTstartup

Saturday, March 8
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Hilton Austin Downtown
Austin Chamber Offices
500 E 4th St

Hosted by:
Christina White
Dir, Natl Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholars Program
The University of Texas at Austin


McCombs Entrepreneurship Night – SXSWi Edition


Saturday, March 8
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

412 Congress Ave.
RSVP here

What happens when you combine SXSWi with McCombs' renowned faculty, world class students and alumni, and Austin's hottest tech startups?

This reception takes place during SXSW Interactive.  We will be showcasing startups founded by current students and alumni of McCombs. SXSW Interactive attendees, McCombs Faculty, McCombs alumni and local entrepreneurs are all invited to attend.

SXSW Accelerator


The sixth annual SXSW Accelerator pitch event presented by Oracle will take place at SXSW Startup Village on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9. A live audience, as well as a panel of expert judges will discover advancements in various sectors of emerging technology. The best part? Product demonstrations by the most ambitious talents in the world with the most creative new ideas to change it. Catch a glimpse of the industry's future, with a guided tour by our emcees and judges.

Bob Metcalfe, Professor of Innovation at Cockrell School of Engineering, will emcee the SXSW Accelerator on Sunday, March 9.


Austin Technology Incubator/Silicon Hills Austin Startup Pitch Competition

#utsxsw #PitchComp

Sunday, March 9
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Hilton Austin Downtown
Austin Chamber Offices
500 E 4th St

Austin Technology Incubator, Silicon Hills News and the Central Texas Angel Network are teaming up for a pitch competition among Austin startups, looking for companies that not only know how to woo investors but also interest media in their companies’ stories.

Ten companies will be chosen for a final elimination round, leaving five to compete for the prizes:
Three month membership in ATI's Landing Pad Portfolio.
A series of profiles in Silicon Hills News, Austin’s digital tech newspaper with 20,000 monthly visitors.
Three coaching sessions from Monique Maley of Articulate Persuasion who has coached some of the area’s top startups.
A free spot in CTAN's next investor pitch day.

Companies will be judged not only by investors’ criteria of ideas, team and ability to execute, but also for whether they can communicate the hook—the human story that sets their startup apart from others scrambling to be covered by the media.

The Austin Technology Incubator is the startup incubator of the University of Texas at Austin.  A program of the University’s IC2 Institute, ATI has a 25-year track record of helping founding teams achieve success.


“Ellas Connect Global” - Initiative of Ellas2 in collaboration with Wayra (The Business Accelerator of Telefonica)


Tuesday, March 11
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

McCombs School of Business
2110 Speedway, Austin, TX 78705
CBA Events Room MSB (CBA 6.420)
RSVP here

“Ellas Connect Global” a networking event that happens simultaneously, connecting 9 cities in 8 countries, and bringing together close to 400 women entrepreneurs around the world. If you are a technology women entrepreneur, come and join us. You will connect and meet other high potential woman entrepreneurs like you that have launched their business in Spanish-speaking countries around the world.

Hosted by and sponsors in Austin:
Ellas2, The Texas MSTC Program at the McCombs School of Business and IC2’s Global Commercialization Group at the University of Texas at Austin.


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Interactive Workshops

After Snowden: Privacy, Surveillance, & the NSA

#utsxsw #NSApolicy

Saturday, March 8
3:30PM - 6:00PM

AT&T Conference Center
Classroom 106
1900 University Ave

Key Takeaways:
1. What exactly is the current state of the law when it comes to NSA surveillance?
2. What do we know about what the NSA is and is not doing?
3. What do privacy theorists have to say about the impact of technological change on our privacy?
4. How do national security officials think about these issues?
5. What is likely to happen going forward?

There is no prerequisite for attendance. Anyone with an interest in the legal and policy implications that arise from issues involving privacy, technology, and security is encouraged to register.

Workshop Leaders

Robert Chesney
Assoc Dean for Academic Affairs & Charles I Francis Professor in Law
The University of Texas School of Law

Julian Sanchez
Research Fellow
Cato Institute

Susan Landau

Timothy Edgar
Visiting Fellow in Intl Studies

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