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Innovation in the National Security Community Opening Ceremony

What you’ll find out

  • What is the programming for this track?
  • Why is innovation important?
  • How can the startup community help?

Key takeaways

  • “I do feel a deep sense of responsibility to help all my friends, and colleagues who are still in uniform to do their job safer, more efficiently, and ultimately more effectively.” — Mark Valentine
  • “Which brings us to why you all are here, and that is the people that make it happen. The startup community I honestly believe are the critical drivers of innovation across this space moving forward.” — Mark Valentine
  • “Innovation has really been a foundational element of National Security since we were founded as a nation, and especially since the industrial revolution kicked off.” — Mark Valentine

Who you’ll hear from

Capital Factory’s Kevin Landtroop sits down with Microsoft’s Mark Valentine to open the Innovation in the National Security Community track at Austin Startup Week.

About Austin Startup Week

Started in 2011, Austin Startup Week is a celebration and showcase of everything entrepreneurial in Austin. Each year, we bring entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together to connect, collaborate and grow through our educational tracks, mentor office hours, startup showcases, and networking mixers.

About Capital Factory

Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, the number one startup state in the U.S. Thousands of entrepreneurs, programmers and designers gather day and night, in-person and online for meetups, classes and coworking. With boots on the ground in Austin, Dallas and Houston, we meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers. According to Pitchbook, Capital Factory has been the most active investor in Texas since 2010.

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The center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas. We meet the best startups in Texas and introduce them to potential investors, employees and customers.

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