Monday, October 29, 2012

Austin Community Networking and Involvement

Last week was a very eventful week for us at Gennovacap; not only were we able to further expand into Austin’s small business network by attending the Austin Chamber of Commerce’s ChamberFest 2012 (which is described in more detail in our previous blog post) on Tuesday, but also by speaking amongst other Austin entrepreneurs at the University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday.

ChamberFest: Small Business Networking
The ChamberFest was a great networking event, with over 90 booths for representing companies and many more walking around with the intentions of expanding businesses and professional networks. A few notable companies Gennovacap was able to mingle with include Trophyology, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Rack Space, all of which are eminent in the Austin community. Also, Gennovacap would like to send out huge congratulations to Sarah Ruh Design for the excellent and constructive presentation on social media.
Entrepreneurship Panel: Experience, Community, and Education
Gennovacap’s very own Reza Piri was asked to participate in a Q&A panel about entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Austin. The hour-long panel was held on Wednesday evening at the University Teaching Center and had about 25 student attendees.  He spoke alongside Jeff Davidson from Camp Gladiator, Jimmy Doan from Doan Law Firm, Drew Fisher from Barton Springs Soda Company, and Lori Schneider from The Cupcake Bar. Reza’s discussion touched on Gennovacap’s business and the general field of mobile app design but mainly stressed the topic of failure – how to have a healthy relationship with failure and being able to embrace it.

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