Entrepreneur’s Workshop 2017

Rice Alliance – Austin Chapter, Austin Technology Incubator, and the Central Texas Angel Network have assembled a team of some of Austin’s most experienced entrepreneurs to present a nine-week Entrepreneur’s Workshop that will cover the basics of starting and growing a successful business.

The Workshop is designed for entrepreneurs who are interested in starting a new venture or are currently working to expand their existing start-up. The Workshop will meet weekly over a nine-week period and will be conducted in a classroom environment. Each weekly session will be taught by experts in their respective fields, including entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, private investors, CEOs, and legal, accounting and marketing professionals. Speakers will include David Altounian, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at St. Edward’s University; Rob Warren, an entrepreneur and founder and director of Mean Eyed Cat Venture Labs; CEOs, partners with major law firms; an angel investor with the Central Texas Angel Network; and a venture capitalist with Mercury Fund.

At the end of the program, participants will make a quick pitch of their business plan to an audience of potential investors, partners and mentors at the Elevator Pitch session followed by a reception. The pitches will be judged by the audience members and the presenter whose pitch scores highest will be invited to make a five-minute presentation to the Central Texas Angel Network.

Date: Thursdays, September 21-November 16, 2017
Where: Calavista Software, 3700 N. Capital of Tx Hwy, Suite 450, Austin, TX 78746
Time: Thursdays 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Price: $200 – includes all sessions and materials


The workshop size is limited to 30 participants. Register now!

This will be our twelfth workshop. Six companies formed by entrepreneurs who attended past workshops have received venture capital or angel funding. These are some representative comments from past attendees:

“I cannot think of another workshop where I can say I learned from the first day I walked in to the last day I walked out.”

“I’m sure each of us feels a special affection for the outstanding educational information we were exposed to. This was a class act endeavor from start to finish.”

Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule

September 21 – Entrepreneurship basics with CEO panel on lessons learned
September 28 – Business plan construction
October 5 – Market identification and competitive position
October 12 – Building a successful team
October 19 – Legal issues including organization, IP and corporate governance
October 26 – Funding sources: VCs, Angels and grants
November 2 – Communicating to investors and strategic partners
November 9 – Elevator pitch practice and critique session
November 16 – Elevator pitch competition and reception


Please contact us with any questions.

Thank you to our event host, Calavista Software!