Most people think about football season or the return of school when they're saying goodbye to summer. Here at Built In Austin, we welcome the fall with Austin's Startup Week — a full week in October dedicated to celebrating the local startup movement and networking your face off.
We'll be hosting an event on Oct. 3 [think career fair but way more Austiny and food from Foodee] to kick the week off at one of the coolest music venues in town, The Mohawk. Attendees will get the chance to meet area companies, see what they're hiring for, collect some swag and enjoy food and drinks followed by a Battle of the Bands immediately after.
Get to know a few companies that'll be there below, and why you should come say "hi!"
What they do: Get Smart Content connects existing marketing platforms to surface actionable insights for both prospects and content performance, allowing marketers to understand their customer segments and deliver the right message to the right audience across any marketing platform.
What they're hiring for: Solutions Consultants, Customer Success Managers, Sales Directors, UI/Front-End Developers, Analytics Managers, and multiple marketing roles.
Why should people stop by your table? Great people, culture and collaboration. Join us.
What's your team's favorite lunch spot? The new and nearby Quickie Pickie on Cesar Chavez. Great sandwiches and healthy salads (and craft beers after work).
What song best describes the Austin Startup Community? "Don't Stop Me Now" — Queen
What they do: Founded in 2010, OwnLocal acts as a digital ad agency for local media by helping legacy media companies (print, radio, television) make money online through automating the digital sales process. They take traditional advertisements, run them through OwnLocal's proprietary software, then automatically output digital advertising campaigns, including search engine optimization and search engine marketing.
What they're hiring for: Product, Customer Support, Sales and Engineering
Why should people stop by your table? Because they want to work here. Plus we'll have swag and Fireball shots — if you let us ;)
What's your team's favorite lunch spot? Our office! We have lunches catered in every day from restaurants all over Austin.
What song best describes the Austin Startup Community? "When a Fire Starts to Burn" — Disclosure
What they do: The IT and business process consulting company, founded in 2006, offers services and products, as well as training and custom development with a focus on the Atlasssian product.
What they're hiring for: Client Delivery (so, Consultants of all levels- some Process Delivery, some Technical Delivery)
Why should people stop by your table? We're a leading company in our field, partnering with Atlassian (also a leader in their field!). We help industry leading clients (including Global Fortune 1 companies) do what they do best with our expertise and the Atlassian suite. Plus, we have a dynamic and fun company culture, so our jobs never feel like "work!"
What's your team's favorite lunch spot? We're taco connoisseurs at Praecipio Consulting, so you can find us at any of our favorites — TacoMex, Torchy's Tacos, TacoDeli — partaking in the culinary delight that is TACOS!
What song best describes the Austin Startup Community? "Busy Earnin'" — Jungle
What they do: Signpost is cloud-based marketing software, giving local businesses the power to build and manage customer relationships. Founded in 2010, their software builds customer profiles by capturing every email, call and credit card transaction. Signpost’s automated marketing engine then uses this data to drive new customer conversion and loyalty, reviews and referrals from existing customers.
What they're hiring for: Inside Sales —Sales Development Representatives, National Executive Representatives, Customer Experience Junior Account Managers, and Account Managers.
Why should people stop by your table? Because just speaking with us will give them a perfect idea of what our culture is like in the office. Also, because our table could hold the opportunity they are looking for.
What's your team's favorite lunch spot? Arturo's Underground Cafe
What song best describes the Austin Startup Community? "Started from the Bottom" — Drake
What they do: Duo Security creates cloud-based protection technology for users, data, and applications from breaches, credential theft and account takeover. Founded in 2009, some of Duo's clients include Facebook, K-Swiss, NASA and Zillow.
What they're hiring for: Sales, Product, and Engineering
Why should people stop by your table? We have the most loved security product, a 96 percent customer satisfaction rating and are one of the top 100 cloud companies to work. And... we are HIRING!
What's your team's favorite lunch spot? Chi'lantro or Kebabalicious
What song best describes the Austin Startup Community? "Can't Stop" — Red Hot Chili Peppers
What they do: Founded in 2000, the CreditCards.com team provides consumers with free content, credit information, and financial insights, connects consumers with financial institutions and helps users achieve financial goals and well-being.
What they're hiring for: Operations Engineer, Network Security Engineer, Info Security Manager, Operational Database Admin, QA Engineer, Front-End Engineer, Platform Engineer, Product Manager, Director of Product Management, Media Operations Coordinator, Data Analyst, Optimization Testing Manager, and Mobile Editor.
Why should people stop by your table? Stop by the CreditCards.com table to pick up some swag and get a chance to chat with our hiring managers to discuss our open positions and exciting products/projects happening at CreditCards.com.
What's your team's favorite lunch spot? Team members love the access they have to a different food trailer every day. Our building hosts different food trucks for our enjoyment! Favorites are: Savory, Be More Pacific, Wunder Pig, Wholly Cow Burgers, Kebabalicious.
What song best describes the Austin Startup Community? "Wanna be Startin’ Something’” — Michael Jackson
What they do: Led by veterans with over 20 years of experience developing and optimizing data platforms, Amherst InsightLabs provides technology and at-risk management solutions for real estate capital markets. They’ve partnered with three major financial institutions that specialize in mortgage securitizations, asset management and a single-family buy-to-rent platform.
What they're hiring for: Software Engineers, Data Engineers, Project Manager, Quantitative Engineers, and Product Manager
Why should people stop by your table? We are raffling off a drone! We're also giving away free stuff (GPS keychains/stress balls), telling our story on why we're a great company and highlighting what makes our culture and the technology that drives our business.
What's your team's favorite lunch spot? Thai Spice
What song best describes the Austin Startup Community? "Wow" — Beck
What they do: ActiveProspect develops a lead acquisition platform that helps automate marketers' processes for acquiring qualified sales leads or opt-in email subscribers. Their platform captures, filters, enhances and routes leads to any system in real-time, while documenting proof of consent for legal compliance. The company's products include LeadConduit and TrustedForm.
Why should people stop by your table? Hear about our great culture, and why it's an exciting time to join the team as we move our product toward self-service, and get a free t-shirt!
What's your team's favorite lunch spot? Black's BBQ
What song best describes the Austin startup community? "Cool Kids" — Echosmith
What they do: OnPrem Solution Partners supports the media and entertainment industry through its consulting and technology innovation, with experience in everything from production workflow analysis, piracy intelligence and digital supply chain to music royalties and master data management.
What they're hiring for: Mid to Sr.Tech Support Engineer, Sourcer
Why should people stop by your table? Our team says that one of the best aspects about working at OnPrem is our people. Come meet some of them when you drop by!
What's your team's favorite lunch spot? Mi Tradición Bakery
What song best describes the Austin startup community? "Anything You Can Do" — Ethel Merman
What they do: With offices in Poland, Germany, Arizona and Austin, Shopgate helps over 12,000 online stores create, maintain and optimize native apps and mobile websites through their SaaS platform.
What they're hiring for: Lead Development Representative, Sales Representative, Sales Executive, VP of Sales, Onboarding Success Manager, Technical Support Specialist
Why should people stop by your table? We're going to have a photobooth featuring Daniel Radcliffe to take rad pictures! We'll also have sweet Shopgate swag.
What's your team's favorite lunch spot? Verts
What song best describes the Austin startup community? "All About the Benjamins" — Puff Daddy featuring Notorious B.I.G.
What they do: The Virtuix team created the first mobile platform, Omni, enabling 360-degree mobility for virtual reality. They are credited with pioneering the Active VR category.
What they're hiring for: Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Marketing Manager
Why should people stop by your table? We are blazing the market trail for ultimate immersive gaming. If you are interested in the future of VR, Virtuix is the place to be.
What's your team's favorite lunch spot? Torchy's
What song best describes the Austin Startup Community? "Work Hard, Play Hard" – Wiz Khalifa
What they do: Home to the Experience Cloud solution, Sprinklr helps large brands connect, create, manage and optimize social experiences with their customers across over 20 social channels.
What they're hiring for: Senior DevOps Lead; Sales Manager - Individual Contributor, Associate Director - Business Development; and Success Analyst, Enterprise
Why should people stop by your table? Candidates should stop by our table to learn about how Sprinklr creates social technology that helps large organizations build more meaningful experiences with their customers.
What's your team's favorite lunch spot? Walton's Fancy & Staple
What song best describes the Austin startup community? "Weird People" — Little Mix
What they do: CognitiveScale uses machine intelligence to help enterprises transform customer engagement, improve decision marking and deploy self-learning business processes through its products, CognitiveScale ENGAGE and CognitiveScale AMPLIFY.
What they're hiring for: CognitiveScale is hiring tech olympians across the board. This is a call to all machine learning and natural language processing masterminds, detail-oriented QA and database engineers, UI and UX thinkers, approachable and outgoing recruiters, and product visionaries. We have a no-jerk policy, with a collaborative culture and a zero tolerance for arrogance.
Why should people stop by your table? Imagine a world where machine intelligence can transform lives by delivering real-time contextual insights and recommendations that is learning with each interaction. Our domain-specific cognitive clouds bring scalable and practical AI to the enterprise. We work with innovative Global 500 customers in healthcare, retail and financial services who believe in the power of this technology to deliver positive impact.
What's your team's favorite lunch spot? Tam's Deli
What song best describes the Austin startup community? "Get Off Of My Cloud" — The Rolling Stones
What they do: The mobile app strategy and development firm, known for its consumer-facing, transformative enterprise and world-first learning apps, has created over 250 apps used by over 77 million people worldwide. In 2014, Deloitte recognized Robots and Pencils as One of North America's Technology Fast 500, based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth over a three-year period
What they're hiring for: Unicorns. People so special, talented and skilled, they might as well be mythical. Those who love their craft, live to create and are world-class. Immediately, we are looking for iOS Developers, Android Developers, Server Developers and a Senior Project Manager. That said, we are always looking for top talent, so even if one of these roles doesn't fit you we would still love to chat!
Why should people stop by your table? To meet other unicorns of course! We are very excited to be a part of Austin Start Up Week this year and want to hear what folks are passionate about in the tech space. Whether it's app development, custom software, bots etc. that you want to talk about, we want to meet with you!
What's your team's favorite lunch spot? Two hot spots for the team is Royal Blue Grocery and Ruckus.
What song best describes the Austin startup community? "Whole Lotta Love" — Led Zeppelin or "Born to be Wild" — Steppenwolf (but "weird" instead of "wild")
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