TechCrunch Live is coming to Austin and here is the list of speakers! – Tech Crunch

On April 6, TechCrunch is hosting a special episode of TechCrunch Live centered around Austin, Texas. We hope you can join us. The episode, like all episodes of TechCrunch Live, airs live and is programmed to help founders build better venture-backed companies. The extended episode will include a teardown pitch deck with The Zebra, a conversation with venture capitalists actively writing checks, and a pitch-off with early Austin-based startups.

Join us! Register here. It’s free.

How to apply for pitch-offs

The line-up is killer, but no showcase would be complete without an Austin Pitch-Off. TechCrunch’s editorial is looking for three Austin-based startups. Apply here. To qualify, you must:

  • Be based in the greater Austin area
  • Have an MVP
  • Be pre-Series A

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.

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 for 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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