Co-Founders May Keynote speaker Brett Cenkus "Partner-Proofing Your Partnership"

Monday, May 8, 2017 from 6:30PM to 9:00PM

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Network and connect to find your next employee, your next co-founder, or build your professional network!  Work might be from 9-5, but business happens between 5-9.  The Co-Founder Meetup by The tech^map is a forum for professionals to pitch their business, idea, startup, etc. to the community and gain valuable feedback.  The audience is full of other entrepreneurs, developers, investors, and media.

To speed up the process for check-in, please go to the tech^map website to RSVP and Pay.  Have your PayPal email (electronic or paper copy) when you arrive at the door. If you pay at the door, it will be $15.00.

Are you new to the Co-Founder meetup? Do you have a project in mind you are looking to get off the ground? Are you looking to find a job or join a great startup? Ready to get on stage and pitch?

Check out our awesome group that can help you navigate to find your next co-founder, employee, investor, or user! Mix and Mingle with others in the same boat. Enjoy a great night of pitches, networking, food, and beverages!

Looking to Pitch:

We would love to have you pitch at our meetup!  We’ve had some great companies on stage.  In order to present, please fill out the pitch form and pay.  Our community director will be in touch with additional information.  If you have any questions, please email and I’ll be happy to answer any questions.  Each meetup will have 5 presentations that are 5 minutes in length with a 4 minute Q&A from the audience.

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Ask us about our verified membership option and the perks!  You can register and find out more by checking out this page.  Looking to join our amazing list of sponsors? Check out more details on the tech^map website or email for more information.  Sponsorship start at $50/month!

Developers looking for a job:

If you are a software or hardware developer, or UX/UI designer interested in joining a cool startup, you can attend for FREE. Just send an e-mail to with a link to your tech^map completed profile and we will get you RSVP'd.

May Meetup Details: 

“Brett A. Cenkus has 20+ years of experience in business finance, business law and entrepreneurship. As owner of Austin-based Cenkus Law, he currently provides services related to mergers & acquisitions, general business matters and startups, including founders’ agreements and fundraising. Brett also consults with entrepreneurs and invests his own capital as an angel investor. Brett was formerly Chief Legal Counsel of a publicly-traded international oilfield services company. From 2001 to 2006 he and a partner founded, grew and sold a residential mortgage brokerage. Prior to that, Brett was a Venture Capitalist in Silicon Valley during Dotcom 1.0. Brett holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Economics from Messiah College. Philosophically, Brett believes numbers and logic are amazing tools, but seeking to understand human nature and emotions is the first step to business and life success. He writes about business and personal relationships.”

• Agenda: 

6:30-7:00pm - Sign-in and socializing (Grab food a drinks)  
7:00-7:10pm - Announcements, Sponsor notes  
7:10-7:35pm - Keynote Speaker Q/A  
7:35-8:30pm - Pitches / Q&A 
8:30-9:00pm - Network, Network, Network  
9:00pm - Until whenever. Go downstairs to the bar to network more.

We have colored dots! Make sure you find who you are looking for

RED: Talent (Developers, Designers)  
GREEN: Investor (accredited)  
BLUE: Entrepreneur  
YELLOW: Media | Other

Please RSVP as space is limited! 


Parking is available in the OMNI/Austin Centre Garage after 6pm. Please bring your ticket to the front desk at Capital Factory to receive $5 parking. Please save both parking tickets to exit garage. Street parking (check signs for restrictions) is also available and free after 6pm on Mondays.

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Capital Factory
701 Brazos Street Austin Texas United States

Type: Meetup

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Jam Risser
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