Mon Oct 9

Austin Technology Council presents

Battle of the Tech Bands


Derrick Davis Band
Indeed: Snowmen
RetailMeNot: The Wailsharks
Visa: Rumor Whiskey
Clearblade: bird
Aktary Tech: Turing Machine
Shipstation: The Ship Kickers
Spredfast: Golden Solid
3:00 PM · Outdoor · All ages

Austin Technology Council Kick-Off to Start Up Week // ATC LOUNGE & LEARN: 3-6 // Join ATC to Lounge & Learn at The Mohawk on October 9th from 3-6pm before we kick off Austin's Battle of the Tech Bands to celebrate the start of Austin's own and the original Start-Up Week .Lounge & Learn brings together Austin organizations, entrepreneurs, educators and local companies to highlight resources and tools that can help grow Start-Ups as well as careers.Come to Lounge & Learn then stay for Battle of the Tech Bands to watch top Austin tech talent take the stage to crush it musically and win over the hearts of the audience and take home fabulous prizes in addition to having the privilege of playing the Mohawk stage, the launch pad of so many musical greats.GrubHub's providing food and you can presale or buy tickets on-site for amazing raffle prizes with proceeds going to Austin non-profits including HAAM, the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. Everyone wins when Tech supports Music.So join entrepreneurs, founders, students, co-workers, General Assembly, representatives from ATC's 200 member companies, and other partner organizations for a great networking, learning and musical start to Austin Startup Week at the Mohawk on October 9th. // BATTLE OF THE TECH BANDS: 6-10:30 //ATC Battle of the Tech Bands is the opening party of Austin Startup Week. This event showcases the best of Austin culture, live music and tech. ATC member companies take the stage to compete for Austin's best tech band. Crowds from Austin’s tech community gather to cheer on their favorite bands and company. This event is a great way to increase community connectivity and promote Austin’s unique corporate culture. Prizes for the winner currently include gift cards to Strait Music, badges for SXSW, GrubHub certificates good towards celebratory office lunch, and certificates for “24 Hours with a Tesla.” Current Judges include Hugh Forrest, director of SXSW Interactive, Greg Barr, Managing Director of Austin Business Journal, Jennifer Houlihan, Managing Director Austin Forum on Technology & Society & former Executive Director of Austin Music People.BATTLE BANDS INCLUDE: Indeed’s “The Snowmen,” Visa’s “Rumor Whiskey,” Aktary Tech’s “Touring Machine,” RetailMeNot’s “The Wailsharks,” Shipstation’s “The Ship Kickers,” and ClearBlade’s “bird,” and Spredfast's "Golden Solid." // Headliner: The Derrick Davis Band

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