AUSTIN CHAPTER

Our Objectives

– Enhance existing strong links, and add new ones, between the London tech ecosystem and the Austin tech ecosystem, especially in the areas of creative tech, gaming, education, life sciences / biomedical, food tech, fashion tech, mobility innovations, zero waste, and advanced manufacturing.

– Facilitate the movement of advocates between the two ecosystems and provide introductions to Austin and London. 

– Act as a convener for disparate individuals, companies, and organizations in London and Austin and promote events that may be of interest to our memberswith a focus on organizing and leading delegations to Austin for South By Southwest (SXSW) each year in March, and to London Technology Week every June.

-Sharing thoughts and best practices around Austin’s fabled contrarian history (slogan: Keep Austin Weird) of being an “island of blue in a sea of red” in its surrounding Texas environs, just as London now finds itself to be in the U.K.’s post-Brexit world.

PLANNED ACTIVITY FOR 2018

– London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at SXSW 2018 on 12th March. We will be planning events around the talk both in London and in Austin. If you’re interested in attending, please get in touch.

Advocates
in Group

25

Group
Leadership

Fred Schmidt
fredschmidt@capitalfactory.com

Hailey Woldt Eustace
haileywoldt@gmail.com

LinkedIn group

Twitter – @TLA_Austin