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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December 1st, 5:30pm - 7:30pm at The Dogwood on West Sixth

This is it. Our big holiday party! Come kick off the party season with us for Austin Tech Happy Hour. We'll have drinks, friends, networking, holiday cheer, and people from the Austin technology community. We've been doing this holiday event since 2007, and it's become a tradition for starting off your annual holiday party spree. We hope to see you there!

Get the free, early bird, or pre-registration discounts now, or pay $10 cash at the door.

Sponsored by

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TRCG Advisors is a tax advisory firm specializing in federal and state credits and incentives, including the new R&D Tax Credit for early stage technology companies. This new incentive will reduce labor costs for most technology startups by up to 6.2%. TRCG will work with you to identify tax benefits and gauge the impact on your bottom line. We’ll also help you carefully document your qualifications and defend them if necessary.

 Read more about R&D credits for startups here.

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Mobile Cloth is the best cleaning cloth for your mobile phone and tablet screens. Made of a high tech split micro material, Mobile Cloth is designed to quickly clean touchscreens and mobile devices completely and safely. It can be used dry or damp, with or without a screen protector.

It is safe and effective on lenses and optics. Multi-packs make it possible to keep them in your car, sunglasses case, nightstand, and desk drawer. We'll be selling them at the happy hour for you to take home, as they make great holidays gifts for everyone.

What People Are Saying

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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.

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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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