Announcing Austin Startup Week's Social Impact Track Call for Proposals
Celebrate Austin's diverse social impact community at the Austin Startup Week Social Impact Track on Oct 2!
Apply to host a session HERE.
Proposals due August 3 at 5:00 pm CST.
The Austin Startup Week Social Impact Track is 100% curated by YOU. Hosting an event is your chance to be creative, highlight the work your meetup or organization is doing, and engage the diversity of Austin social impact startups and ‘do good’ designers, developers, community members and visitors in a day-long celebration curated by Austin’s social impact community.
Hosted by track leads, The Center for Social Innovation and Techstars Impact Accelerator, the Austin Startup Week Social Impact Track kicks off on Tuesday October 2 at Relay Events, a new venue for events with impact opening Fall 2018. Share your expertise, experience, ideas, and collaborations and show that Austin truly is the Social Innovation Capital™.
The Austin Startup Week Social Impact Track will cover a mix of topics including:
- Social impact founder stories and lessons learned
- Mission advancing technologies & applications
- Impact investing in Austin
- Linking your business with your mission
- Overcoming the unique challenges of social entrepreneurship
- How diversity & inclusion foster impact
- And more!
The Austin Startup Week Social Impact Track is hosted by:
About Austin Startup Week
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 them happen! Each year, organizations and startups open their doors and put on events and roll out the red carpet for both locals and visitors who are interested in learning more about the startup scene in Austin. We invite meetups, companies, organizations, and individuals to propose ideas for this year’s programming.
About The Center for Social Innovation
The Center for Social Innovation (CSI) is an integrated campus for socially innovative nonprofits and social ventures operated by Notley. A nonprofit community at Springdale General in East Austin, The Center for Social Innovation serves organizations committed to driving impactful outcomes. CSI was designed and built to tackle long-term commercial affordability and serve as a permanent home for Austin's social innovation ecosystem. Together nonprofits, social enterprises, city innovation leaders, capital providers, incubators, accelerators, universities, and advocacy groups will gather and collaborate in the space to create innovative solutions to our biggest challenges.
Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. The Techstars Impact Accelerator backs for-profit, mission-driven founders building tech to solve social & environmental problems. We invest $120k into startups from around the world who believe creating impact can sit hand-in-hand with building a successful company.