Welcome to the Austin Innovators and Entrepreneurs Series!
The Austin IBM Innovation Center, IBM Venture Capital Group and the Austin Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring this networking series to bring together entrepreneurs, start-ups, venture capital firms, and others. Join the discussion and find out more about Austin's entrepreneurial spirit!
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Welcome to the Austin Innovators and Entrepreneurs Series! The Austin IBM Innovation Center, IBM Venture Capital Group and the Austin Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring this networking series to bring together entrepreneurs, start-ups, venture capital firms, and others. Join the discussion and find out more about Austin's entrepreneurial spirit!
I was always told that if you want to be successful, you should hang out with successful people. It makes a lot of sense to me. Many people are not risk-takers. They are not innovators. When you try to explain your vision they tend to spend a lot of time shooting it down and telling you to "be realistic". The future has never been built on being realistic. It's always been built on people doing crazy things that have never been tried before. It's been built on relentless persistence and a refusal to believe in the word... [More]
Mark your calendars for the next Austin Innovators and Entrepreneurs Series event The next Austin Innovators and Entrepreneurs Series event will be on May 17, 2012. The series provides an outstanding forum to further the education and collaboration of our regional entrepreneurial community, bringing together technology entrepreneurs, start-ups, Venture Capital firms, academics and leaders from IBM, Austin Chamber of Commerce, City of Austin and companies from the local community. The speakers will discuss innovations around Formula 1 technology... [More]
The Austin Innovators and Entrepreneurs Series (AIES) event on May 17th will have some great speakers! Here is a quick bio of each. Be sure to attend! The Keynote speakers are: Bruce Knox, Executive Vice President, Circuit of the Americas Bruce Knox serves as Executive Vice President of the Circuit of The Americas, the multi-purpose motorsports and entertainment facility that will host the 2012 FORMULA ONE UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX and V8 SUPERCARS in Austin, Texas. In addition, Mr. Knox is a director with McCombs Partners, the entity that... [More]
Last night, Bruce Knox, Executive Vice President, Circuit of the Americas spoke at the The Austin Innovators and Entrepreneurs Series (AIES) event. It was a fantastic session. He spoke about the the multi-purpose motorsports and entertainment facility that will host the 2012 FORMULA ONE UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX and V8 SUPERCARS in Austin, Texas. This will be the most unique motor sports facility in the U.S. and the most technology advanced race track in the world. The track will have 20 turns and have unique elevation changes, up to 133... [More]
Check out these July events and register here! Partnering with IBM on Smarter Commerce Presented by: Scott Bryant, IBM Distribution Sector Industry Alliance Manager July 11th 7:45-9:15 a.m. July 24th 5:30-7:00 p.m. Smarter Commerce is a smarter way for companies to buy, market, sell and service their products to address the new empowered customer. Never before have customers had the knowledge and power to make informed decisions on how and where to purchase goods and services. This session will discuss how IBM is approaching this new market... [More]
Check out the August events and register here Smarter Cities Presented by: Indran Naick, Senior IT Architect & IBM Master Inventor, ISV & Developer Relations August 2nd 7:45-9:15 a.m. August 14th 5:30-7:00 p.m. As centers of business, culture and life, cities are logical places to integrate many of the Smarter Planet principles and innovations in public safety, transportation, water, building, social services and agencies. A new kind of solution, the IBM Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities synchronizes and analyzes... [More]
International Development: Using the World as Your Market Wednesday, September 26 | 5:00pm - 7:30pm Our keynote speaker Michael Lehrter, US Lead Partner, Rust Group L.P. will discuss International Development: Using the World as Your Market. The winner of the May Fishbowl drawing: Brett Heller, Patent Attorney,Osha Liang LLP, will share how their firm focuses on patent law to protect IP and create other business advantages for startup companies. Register today ! Don't miss the opportunity to grow your network by meeting investors, the... [More]
Last night's AIES event was a big success. Like previous AIES events, this one was well attended with many new faces! Michael Lehrter of Rust Group and Brett Heller of Osha Liang both did a fantastic job with their presentations. Brett's presentation on global patent filing trends was very interesting. And, likewise, Michael's real-world examples of internationalization of companies kept the audience engaged. Lots of questions flying around after the presentation! Bringing attention to some of our GEP members, we had showcases set up for... [More]