Austin Tech Happy Hour

Since 2007 the Austin Tech Happy Hour has been the place for the emerging technology community to relax and network with each other. Come and meet the people you've friended, added, and twittered, discuss current technology innovations, and perhaps even find a candidate to add to your team!

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April 27th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm at The Dogwood on West Sixth

Now that SXSW is over, and everyone has recovered it's time to get together and enjoy the incredible spring weather! Thursday, April 27th will be the next event in our series of happy hour's celebrating our 10 year anniversary. Some come on out and enjoy some quality networking with your friends from the Austin technology community.

Early Bird tickets are on sale now. Once those are gone, Pre-Registration is $7.50. If you're not the type of person that plans ahead, you can always pay $10 at the door.

Every admission includes two drink tickets. This event is at a bar, so 21+ please.

Sponsored by

Marashlian and Donahue

The CommLaw Group, is not your ordinary law firm. Together with The Commpliance Group, its affiliated consultancy, The CommLaw Group is a professional services “organization” that was specially designed and staffed to service the full-range of legal, consulting and compliance needs of the communications, information technology, broadband services, “Internet of Things” & connected devices industries. Boasting a vibrant and diverse telecom law practice, The CommLaw Group and The Commpliance Group currently serve hundreds of clients throughout the U.S. and internationally. Our loyal base includes clients of all shapes and sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 100 enterprises, and from practically every sector of the communications and info tech industries.

Our professional services rates, flexible billing arrangements, and compensation system are all structured to promote stability and accommodate growth. We work hard to avoid sticker shock through proactive and candid communications with our clients and by ensuring our clients’ objectives are properly aligned with their budgetary expectations, and vice versa, prior to embarking on projects. And in a world in which “customer service” is considered a relic, we turn back the clock by pushing our attorneys and consulting professionals to continually expand and deepen not only their professional services skills, but their client servicing skills, as well.

Promotion: For a limited time, all new law firm clients referencing “Austin Tech Happy Hour” at the time of initial contact will receive a 20% discount on all Attorney hourly rates, subject to a 2-year rate freeze. Contact Jonathan S. Marashlian at jsm@commlawgroup.com for more information.

Zilker Partners

Zilker Partners is an IT Staffing & Consulting company headquartered in Austin, TX and recently opened up an office in Denver, CO. We focus in two areas; IT Staffing and IT Consulting Services. IT Staffing services includes contract staffing, contract-to-hire and direct hire services. IT Consulting Services includes project based implementations, strategic advisory and Agile & Product consulting services. In addition, Zilker Partners has several Strategic Partners facilitate execution of our customer initiatives where we don't have in-house expertise.

Our founders and team have extensive experience in both the staffing and consulting services. We understand technology and the software development life cycle. We are passionate about providing best in class service to our clients and delivering efficiently, ensuring we don't wast anyone's time and deliver what we say we will deliver.

What People Are Saying

Mashable Logo

June, 2009

Austin Tech Happy Hour has become the premier networking event for Austin technology professionals to share ideas, insights, and knowledge in a casual and fun environment.

Entrepreneur Magazine

August, 2009

What's happening is a commingling of creatives facilitated by events like AUstin Tech Happy Hour where participants share their new ideas.

Austinist Logo

April, 2011

If your phone hasn't already reminded you, tonight the W will play host to the April edition of Austin Tech Happy Hour. Starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, tech-minded people from around the capitol area will be wearing name tags (as they often do), having a drink (as they often do), and meeting some of the people they have friended, added, and maybe squeezed into a hashtag.

From Tech Leaders

Matt Cohen

Matt Cohen

Founder, OneSpot

It's at the center of Austin's entrepreneurial scene - it's a great opportunity to get out of the office, meet new people, reconnect with those you've been meaning to see, and exchange ideas over a tasty beverage.

Karen Bantuveris

Karen Bantuveris

CEO, VolunteerSpot

I look forward to the happy hour as a great way to keep a pulse on what's happening in Austin's startup scene. Always a welcoming environment and good turnout of founders, investors and those active in our tech community.

Joshua Baer

Joshua Baer

Entrepreneur, Capital Factory Founder

Austin Tech Happy Hour is the place I go to see the mover's and shaker's who don't show up anywhere else. If you're only going to one happy hour this month, Tech Happy Hour should be it.

David Altounian

David Altounian

Founder, Motion Computing

A great place to reconnect with old business contacts and make new ones. A mixing of entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, marketing and others interested in the high tech scene in the Central Texas area in a casual, fun environment. I try to attend them whenever I can.

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Sponsorship

 Date of the Event

The happy hour runs from 6pm - 8pm on the day of the event, although we find that there are still over 100 people at the venue even at 9pm at night. You will have plenty of time to meet our guests.

 Technology Spotlight

Each happy hour we feature a small number of emerging technology companies who are allowed to demonstrate beta-level ideas and concetps, and soon-to-be-released products in order to get feedback and exposure to key technology executives.

 Marketing Visibility

We have thousands of technology professionals on our mailing list, lots of fans on our Facebook page, and a vast group on LinkedIn that will all see your brand and messaging as a sponsor of the happy hour.

 Event Table

You receive a six foot table and a place to hang a banner right behind your table. Placement is right at the front where all our guests arrive. It's the perfect arrangement to meet and interact with our attendees.

 Shared Sponsorship

We allow a maximum of two sponsors per event, who are not industry competitors. We strive for balance in the marketing presence of each company when it comes to marketing materials, giveaways, or promotional products at the event.

 Exclusive Sponsorship

An exclusive sponsorship gives you the freedom to "make the event your own." We'll work closely with you on those special touches for the event that will make it a unique, branded experience for your company.

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