Capital Factory A-List Pitch
Friday, March 13
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th St
Capital Factory brings you our A-List of Austin's early-stage startups raising Series A funding in a series of five-minute pitches.
Austin, Texas is the fastest growing city in the country and has a booming startup and technology scene that attracts talent from both coasts and around the world. Capital Factory is the center of Austin's startup ecosystem and has filtered through them all to bring you the very best.
Come get a taste of Texas at this special SXSW pitch event! Kick off SXSW with some fresh new ideas – you might want to use their products, apply for a job, or make an investment.
These Austin technology companies are early-stage startups raising Series A funding that have qualified for a matching investment from the Capital Factory Fund and our venture capital partners. Most have initial revenue but some are pre-revenue.
Presented by Capital Factory
US Secretary of Commerce
Obama Cabinet -- US Department of Commerce
Penny Pritzker has served as the 38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce since being sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on June 26, 2013. As Secretary of Commerce, she is focused on providing American bu...Show the rest
Penny Pritzker has served as the 38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce since being sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on June 26, 2013. As Secretary of Commerce, she is focused on providing American businesses and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow and hire.
Secretary Pritzker is a key member of President Obama’s economic team, with 27 years of private sector experience. Before joining the Obama Administration, Pritzker founded and ran five different businesses in the real estate, hospitality, senior living, and financial services industries.
Since taking office, she has worked closely with the business community and helped advance the President’s priorities of expanding growth and opportunity for all Americans. Guided by conversations with more than 1,500 CEOs and business leaders, and over one-third of the Fortune 500 CEOs, Secretary Pritzker has developed the “Open for Business Agenda.” This bold strategic plan and policy blueprint for the Commerce Department focuses on expanding trade and investment, unleashing government data for economic benefit, spurring innovation, protecting the environment—and executing these priorities with operational excellence as careful stewards of taxpayer dollars.
Secretary Pritzker earned her bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University.