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Adam Lyons Interview on October 30

The Forrest Four-Cast: October 28, 2018

Lyons founded the The Zebra in 2012, and moved the startup to Austin in 2013. Over the next five years (and with help from investors like Mark Cuban and Mike Maples), this company helped significantly disrupt the insurance industry. In late July, he announced his departure from The Zebra to pursue a variety of new opportunities.

On October 30, Adam and I will talk about what he learned from this first startup experience, as well as what is next for his career. We’ll also talk about how playing poker better prepares you for life as a founder. Plus we’ll take plenty of audience questions (and the best question might just win a free badge for SXSW 2019)

This interview will occur at the WeWork office at 801 Barton Springs. Click here to reserve your ticket for this October 30 event.

More Austin events for the week of October 29
October 29: Austin Blockchain Collective Town Hall
October 29: Design Jam
October 29: Learn JavaScript and Prepare for Technical Interview
October 30: Marketing for Startups
October 30: PowerUp with Adam Lyons
October 30: Product Management Info Session
October 30: Ladies Lounge | Kickass Women Slaying the Creative World
October 30: FinTech Austin
October 31: Halloween Office Hours at Sputnik ATX
November 1: Speculative Futures Meet Up
November 1: Austin Marketo User Group Meet Up
November 1: Laravel Austin Meet Up
November 1: Data Science Info Session
November 1: Digital Marketing Info Session
November 1: Inclusive Innovation Summit
November 1: Digital Marketing Info Session Livestream
November 1: Data Science Info Session
November 1: Community Manager Breakfast
November 1: SportsInno 2018
November 1: Community Managers Breakfast Meet Up
November 1–3: Designing an Ethics Center for UT Austin
November 2: Deadline for Early Voting in Texas
November 2: Product Management Info Session Livestream
November 3: JavaScript Basic Training
November 4–7: AdMonsters Publishers Forum

More Upcoming Austin Events
Nov 5–9: Austin Design Week
Nov 6: 2018 Midterm Elections
Nov 6–7: Time Machine 2018
Nov 6–8: Developer Week Austin
Nov 8: Transformation of the Financial Services Industry
Nov 12: BioAustin BioBash Fall 2018
Nov 14: The State of Texas Venture Capital
Nov 15: SXSW Pitch Entry Deadline
Nov 15: SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Late Entry Deadline
Nov 27–28: Solar Business Festival
Nov 28: Campfire Entrepreneur Networking: Tech Ranch and IncubatorCTX
Jan 26: Smart City Saturday Teen-Only Hackathon

Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.

Remember to vote on Tuesday, November 6. In Austin, early voting begins Monday, October 22 and continues through Friday, November 2.

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