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The Austin Tech Happy Hour is 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!
Next Event
Our next event will be on October 16th, 2014. Register here!
2014 Happy Hours
  • February 6th
  • March 6th
  • April 17th
  • July 10th
  • August 21st
  • October 16th
  • December 4th
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About Us

Austin Tech Happy Hour

Since 2006, the Austin Tech Happy Hour has been the place where people from Austin's technology community have come together to meet, mix, mingle, network and just enjoy each other's company in a casual setting.

There are no presentations, speakers, or agendas, just Austin's entrepreneurial and creative class coming out to share ideas, and discuss the latest trends in technology.


  • Austin's tech scene is strong and vibrant. And, the best place to experience that energy and meet exciting people is the Austin Tech Happy Hour.

    Bryan Jones, CEO of Collider Media
  • I love the Austin Tech Happy Hour! There are always new people to meet but the environment is very friendly and you can easily just relax, too.

    Dhruv Bansal, Co-Founder at InfoChimps
  • ATHH is a great way to find out what other tech businesses are cooking up in Austin. Not to mention I've met guys who blogged about my business and even a few potential new customers.

    Aaron Longnion, Founder of Refynr
  • Just by regularly attending ATHH, I was able to land our first major contract that allowed me to stop consulting and focus on my business full-time.

    Stephen Vogelpohl, Entrepreneur
  • The Austin Tech Happy Hour is the one and only MUST for everyone in the community.

    Susan Strausberg, Founder of 9WSearch
  • The Austin Tech Happy Hours provide a way to reconnect with the executives you already know as well as meet new contacts. I try to attend now and then to keep my contacts fresh. There is always a new face, especially the new "up and coming" entrepreneurs.

    Larry Warnock, CEO at Gazzang
  • The gathering place for the Austin tech folks I want to see and stay in touch with most. These events are my primary way of connecting with the greater Austin tech community, beyond my day to day work. The caliber of people in the room has only gotten stronger.

    Laura Beck, Austin Tech PR Veteran
  • We have found the Austin tech Happy Hour to be very helpful in recruiting great local talent and meeting other technology leaders in the Austin area.

    Richard Bagdonas, CTO at SubtleData
  • I believe that Austin is the best city to mature a start-up company. When I moved BlackLocus from Carnegie Mellon to Austin, my investors were the only people I knew well . The tech happy hours were great to make friends and network. A lot of smart folks attend.

    Rodrigo Carvalho, CEO at BlackLocus
  • The High-Tech Happy Hour is a fantastic resource for professional networking in Austin. It brings together one of the highest-quality crowds in town, with developers, CEOs, CIOs, and more. Whether you're looking for talent or looking to break into the tech scene, this is one can't-miss event!

    Jon Weisblatt, CEO at UpgradeUSA

From Tech Leaders

Matt Cohen CEO, 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 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 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 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.


We allow two sponsors for each event.

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.



Austin Tech Happy Hour at the W
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.
Entrepreneur Magazine
What's happening is a commingling of creatives facilitated by events like AUstin Tech Happy Hour where participants share their new ideas.
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.
Thom Singer's Blog
The Austin Tech Happy Hour has become a "MUST ATTEND" event. If you have never been... you should check out this month's special gathering..."
Austin Business Journal
Silicon Valley insider, TechCrunch writer, blogger, and author Sarah Lacy came by Austin Tech Happy Hour as the local stop on her book tour for "Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0."
SXSW 2012
Our annual SXSW kickoff party, traditionally held the Thursday before SXSW Interactive begins, was completely crazy. Over 500 tech folks turned out for a great time of mixing, mingling, and networking before the real craziness began.


Get in touch with us

Our events are at the Dogwood in the heart of the "West Sixth" district of downtown Austin. The events begin at 6pm and officially end at 8pm, although it usually lasts a little longer. Valet parking is available for purchase.

The Dogwood
715 West Sixth Street
Austin, TX 78701
Telephone: +1 512 499 0600

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