The Sizzling Tech Scene of Austin | Alicia
Austin, Texas - a place where a lady baked a loaf of bread in her mailbox, so let’s say it was a tad warm for my blonde English skin when I touched down here a few weeks back. However, the warmth I experienced wasn't just limited to the weather. It was a week of downtown life, filled with amazing chats, inspiring connections, and, yes, even some meat sweats.
Join me as I take you through my journey in the heart of Texas, where I found a vibrant tech community and a warm welcome that rivals even my beloved Bristol.
My first stop in Austin was the fabulous Soho House where the vibey atmosphere and the people I met set the tone for the incredible week ahead (not to mention the incredible picantes...) Next up, I ventured to Top Golf, where I tried my hand at a bit of swing action. Spoiler alert: I'm better at connecting people than connecting with golf balls.
One of the highlights of my trip was Capital Factory, a thriving hub for startups and innovation. The energy in this place is contagious, and it was here that I had the pleasure of attending FIESTA, shout out to Cherrie! You're creating something truly special in Austin - the sense of community you're fostering is heartwarming, and I can't wait to see it grow.
Next stop: the AI Beer and Bots event, where I got to listen to six different AI pitches and meet some of the coolest peeps in the industry. The enthusiasm in the room was BUZZING!
As a huge advocate for Women in Tech (check out my Women Rock platform), I had meetings with a couple of the members and leaders about Women in Tech for Good Austin and was lucky to grab some drinks with an Austin Chief ❤
In conclusion, Austin, you've won me over. Your sense of community, your warm hospitality, and your thriving tech scene hold a special place in my heart. I'm excited to bring some of our initiatives to this remarkable city and collaborate with the incredible people here who are working tirelessly to make the world a better place.
Note to self: Terry Blacks BBQ in 42 degrees heat – don’t do that again #sweaty.
SR2USA – Let’s go!!