Started in 2011, Austin Startup Week is five days of events celebrating Austin startups, the organizations and meetups that support them, and all the awesome people that make Austin one of the greatest places to build a startup! This years lineup ran from October 8-12 and was packed full of over 30 events consisting of morning coffees, a startup career fair, mentor office hours, panels, regular meetups, happy hours, workshops, a Bazaar, Demo Day and the popular “ATX Startup Crawl”. Tasktop showed off it new digs in the ATX Startup Crawl that included over 40 Austin tech companies at a dozen different locations. The event which seems to happen twice per year is known to both local people and visitors that are interested in learning about the Austin tech startup scene.
As you would expect in Austin (the self-proclaimed live music capital of the world) the ATX Startup Crawl takes place the night before two of Austin’s big live music events: SXSW and ACLFest. With the Homeaway bus stop just a half block away, the ATX Startup Crawl was a great opportunity to show off our hip, new Austin office. Visitors got to meet the Tasktop Austin team and even a friendly visitor from our Vancouver home office. We also learned a lot about how better to ensure people find our offices for next year (the entrance is around the back of the building – oops), and that we need to have white wine and beer in addition to the red wine. The wine and cheese was a hit, as was the conversation, demo, and tour of our Austin office. We have a great balcony view since we are across from the Whole Foods headquarters.
A special thank you to all the people that stopped by to learn about Tasktop, meet our team, and enjoy the night festivities.