Pre-SXSW Startup Showcase

Pre-SXSW Startup Showcase


Can't attend SXSW? No worries! We have some exciting Austin founders coming to pitch and showcase their startups and products right here in our meetup. Come, checkout the startups, talk to the founders, hear their stories, learn how they are changing the world and support them.

If you're a founder and want to showcase your startup, please fill this form ->

Please note that this will be an in-person event.

Event presentation added here after the event


  • 6:00 pm - Networking
  • 6:15 pm - Event Intro
  • 6:30 pm - Pre-SXSW Startup Showcase
  • 7:30 pm - Wrap up + Networking
  • 8:00 pm - End

March 7, 2022, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Capital Factory
8th Floor (Room Name: Captain America)
701 Brazos St, Suite 1600 Austin, TX

Public parking is also available on the 7th St, Brazos St and San Jacinto Blvd.
Paid parking is available in the Omni building garage. Parking validation can be obtained from the Capital Factory front desk.

Notes For First-time Attendees

  • Capital Factory is in the OMNI building at the intersection of 7th Street and Brazos St. The building has entrances on 3 streets (7th St, Brazos St and 8th St). You can enter from any street. Do not be surprised to see a hotel inside the building. The elevators are in the middle of the lobby.
  • The elevators may be confusing for first-timers. Each elevator is marked by an alphabet (A-F) that sticks above the corresponding elevator. Each elevator also has a touch panel to select the floor. Just select the 16th floor on any touch panel and it will show on the panel which elevator (A/B/C, etc.) is ready to go up to that floor. Just walk in to that elevator and get off where the doors open which will be the 8th floor.
  • Once you are on the 8th floor, walk straight ahead towards the Captain America room.
  • Feel free to walk in at any time during the event. We understand that people are busy and may not be able to make it to the events in time.
  • If in doubt, always ask the people at the front desk (on any floor) for help.

Event Sponsors:

  • FounderDash (
    FounderDash makes startups easy. FounderDash provides the tools and resources to take your startup from idea to market and beyond by guiding you through each step, following the best practices in the industry.
  • SocialMiningAi (
    SocialMiningAi helps businesses find, engage and retain customers using best-in-class products and industry-specific AI/ML models.
  • Capital Factory (
    Austin's Center of Gravity for Entrepreneurs. Learn. Work. Accelerate.

Who is this event for?
This is a free event open for anyone interested in Austin startups.

Do you:

  • Want feedback on your ideas for a startup?
  • Want to meet people that founded/run their startups in Austin?
  • Want to know how startups in Austin are doing things and learn from them?
  • Want to discuss the challenges you are facing in your startup and get help?
  • Want to spread the word and get people talking about your startup?
  • Want to share your startup experience with newbies?
  • Want to help local startups with their challenges?
  • Just want to meet other folks involved in startups?

Then, this event is for you. You could be an entrepreneur, designer, developer...well it doesn't matter. This is open for everyone interested in Austin startups. Come, grab a drink and meet other startuppers in Austin. Exchange ideas, information, contacts, help each other and do more.