August 8: Catch Mike Maples, Jr. in Austin
Central Texas entrepreneurs, founders, funders and ahead-of-the-curve thinkers are encouraged to attend the interview with Mike Maples, Jr. at 8:30 am on the morning of Tuesday, August 8 at the Whole Foods Global Headquarters (550 Bowie Street, 78703).
A partner at Floodgate, Maples has been on the Forbes Midas List since 2010 and was also named one of “8 Rising Stars” by FORTUNE Magazine. Previous investments include Twitter, Twitch.tv, ngmoco, Weebly, Chegg, Bazaarvoice, Spiceworks, Okta, and Demandforce. He is known for coining the term “Thunder Lizards,” which is a metaphor derived from Godzilla that describes the tiny number of truly exceptional companies that are wildly disruptive capitalist mutations.
Maples was a relatively late add to the SXSW 2017 schedule, speaking on a session titled “Make Your Ideas Matter.” Also part of this panel were Scott Cook of Intuit and Katie Roof of TechCrunch. Listen to the hour-long podcast of that session via the SXSW SoundCloud channel.
The August 8 event is part of the ABJ Face-2-Face series. Click here to watch videos of more innovative industry leaders who have been part of this series, including Tim League (Alamo Draft House), Dan Graham (Notley), Amy Simmons (Amy’s Ice Cream) and many others.
Other events for week of August 7:
August 7: SXSW PanelPicker voting begins
August 7: Mobile Madness Meet Up
August 7: Women Make Great Leaders
August 8: Using Tech to Promote and Scale Large Events
August 8: Data Visualization and Intro to Tableau
August 9: Fireside Chat with Melanie Weinberger of Wellshift
August 9: Data Science Happy Hour
August 9: Civic Hack Night
August 9: Austin Hispanic Hackers Meet Up
August 9: Women of Color in Tech
August 10: Austin Tech Breakfast
August 10: Challenge Cup Austin
August 10: User Experience: Journey Mapping
August 11: How to Create a Personal Brand People Listen To
More upcoming events:
August 23: Capital Factory Women in Tech Summit
August 24: Tech Town Hall with Mayor Steve Adler
September 8: SXSW Art Program deadline
September 14–16: Creatives Meet Business
September 21–28: Fantastic Fest
October 4: 50 on Fire
October 6–8: ACL Fest, Weekend #1
October 9–13: Austin Startup Week
October 12–12: Star Wars: A New Hope
October 13–15: ACL Fest, Weekend #2
October 16: SXSW 2018 content announcement
November 6–10: Austin Design Week
November 10: SXSW Accelerator deadline
November 10: SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards deadline
November 10–12: Sound on Sound Fest
March 9–18: SXSW 2018
Stay tuned to this space as we review more creativity-focused events for the coming weeks. If you have an event that you would like considered for listing in this space, contact me at hugh at sxsw dot com.
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.