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  • Welcome Mike Dodd! Newest Capital Factory Mentor

    April 28, 2014 by Geneva Castellanos

    What makes a great mentor? They are founders of one or more successful technology startups and have been through the same thing you’re going through.  They enjoy spending time with other entrepreneurs and thinking about different businesses. They have a huge network of customers, vendors and employees they can introduce you to. They’re really busy, but make time to meet with you every week and are responsive… read more

  • Convertible Note Basics

    April 26, 2014 by Gordon Daugherty

    (Contributed by Gordon Daugherty, Capital Factory Director) This post isn’t intended to get into every detail of convertible note mechanics. But I get enough questions about when to use them and what the basic components are that I thought a basic primer was in order.  For those interested in the seed-stage SAFE investment instrument made available… read more

  • This week at Capital Factory 4/13/14 | Comprehensive guide to news, jobs and events

    April 13, 2014 by Geneva Castellanos

    Follow @CFStartupNews, @CFStartupJobs, @CFStartupsEvents for up-to-date live Tweets   Events Co-Founders Meetup | @thetechmap Monday, April 14, 6:30pm-9pm Everyone is welcome to our group! Software developers, UX designers, hardware architects, executives, and students looking for a more exciting and challenging opportunity, as well as angel investors and VCs looking for the next BIG thing in Austin. Come on in,… read more

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    This week at Capital Factory 4/06/14 | Comprehensive guide to news, jobs and events

    April 7, 2014 by Geneva Castellanos

    A Comprehensive guide to news, jobs and events at Capital Factory Subscribe to this newsletter for your comprehensive guide to news, jobs and events happening at Capital Factory. Follow @CFStartupNews, @CFStartupJobs, @CFStartupsEvents for up-to-date live Tweets. Events Women Who Code Austin Meetup | @wwcodeatx Monday, April 7 from 7pm – 9pm This is a study group and you are welcome to… read more

  • This week at Capital Factory 3/30/14|Comprehensive guide to news, jobs and events

    March 30, 2014 by Geneva Castellanos

    Subscribe to this newsletter for your comprehensive guide to news, jobs and events happening at Capital Factory. Follow @CFStartupNews, @CFStartupJobs, @CFStartupsEvents for up-to-date live Tweets.   Events Welcome reception for our new Chief Innovation Officer Monday, March 31st from 5:30pm – 7:30PM Mark your calendar for this special happy hour. Come join Capital Factory and… read more

  • FLOODGATE and Silverton Partners Sponsor 2nd Annual “Move Your Startup to Austin” Competition @ SXSW Interactive

    March 4, 2014 by Gordon Daugherty

    VC firms FLOODGATE and Silverton Partners are each contributing a $25,000 cash investment to the winner of Capital Factory’s 2nd annual Move Your Startup to Austin competition at the upcoming SXSW Interactive Festival.  Combined with Capital Factory’s $50,000 cash investment, the total cash prize is now $100,000 and the complete prize package with other sponsors… read more

  • KHRG Sponsors 2nd Annual “Move Your Startup to Austin” Competition @ SXSW Interactive

    February 27, 2014 by Gordon Daugherty

    Austin law firm KHRG  is offering 20 hours of free legal consulting to the winner of Capital Factory’s 2nd annual Move Your Startup to Austin competition at the upcoming SXSW Interactive Festival.  The total prize package is now valued at more than $165,000 and climbing.  Read more here.

  • Answering the “Exit Strategy” Question

    February 23, 2014 by Gordon Daugherty

    (Contributed by Gordon Daugherty, Capital Factory Director) You’ve just completed a great investor pitch with heads nodding and good interaction.  You’re about to ask “Does this opportunity interest you enough to explore an investment?” when instead you get a final question: “One final question.  What is your exit strategy?”.  Oops, the last two times you got… read more

  • What to expect the first time you pitch your idea to me

    February 23, 2014 by Joshua Baer

    (Contributed by Joshua Baer, Capital Factory Executive Director) I talk to at least a dozen new entrepreneurs each week and probably review two dozen email pitches. Here’s what to expect the first time you contact me. The bar is much higher if you contact me, instead of getting someone else to introduce you. This is… read more

  • FoundersCard Sponsors 2nd Annual “Move Your Startup to Austin” Competition @ SXSW Interactive

    February 21, 2014 by Gordon Daugherty

    FoundersCard is offering a free 1 year membership to the winner of Capital Factory’s 2nd annual Move Your Startup to Austin competition at the upcoming SXSW Interactive Festival.  The total prize package is now valued at more than $160,000 and climbing.  Read more here.