2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: Capital Factory

Austin's Best Hardware Startups

Friday, March 11
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon C
500 E 4th St


In 60 minutes you'll learn about 5 of Austin's Best Hardware Startups in a fun and fast-paced pitch session. Each entrepreneur will get 5 minutes to demo their solution and then they will get grilled by a panel of Hardware CEO's. Already recognized as one of the top cities for entrepreneurs in the U.S., Austin has a hardware history and lots of raw talent producing IoT and wearable startups. Come see what everyone's so excited about! These startups are all part of the Capital Factory Accelerator. Capital Factory is Austin's center of gravity for entrepreneurs with coworking, events, classes, mentors and a unique matching investment fund.

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Andre Yousefi at SXSW

Andre Yousefi


PCH Lime Lab

Andre Yousefi is co-founder of Lime Lab, acquired in 2012 by the custom product design company, PCH. Today, PCH Lime Lab is the product design and engineering division of PCH, and is headquartered ...

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Gordon Daugherty at SXSW

Gordon Daugherty

Dir of the Accelerator

Capital Factory

After spending the first ten years of his career in brand name companies like IBM and Compaq, Gordon progressively gravitated towards early stage and high growth companies. He spent eight years in...

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Jean Anne Booth



Rick Yang


New Enterprise Associates Inc

Rick Yang joined NEA as an associate in 2007 and is focused on information and financial technology investments. He also co-manages NEA's seed practice. Rick is currently on the board of mNectar, O...

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