Schedule

Four Days of Action

Capital Factory House features four days of jam-packed action and opportunity, with each day of programming dedicated to a central theme — Saturday | Data & AI, Sunday | Robotics, Monday | Health. What better way to soak up all SXSW has to offer than to plant yourself in the center of downtown Austin, within walking distance of the Convention Center and the hotels where all SXSW programming takes place.

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ZenBusiness Startup Crawl

  • 5PM - 9PM | Capital Factory House

Launch SXSW 2022 together with us at Capital Factory House! The Startup Crawl has been the biggest party at SXSW since 2011. This year, we're delighted to team up with Austin-based unicorn ZenBusiness as title sponsor for the event!

One hundred startups and partners set up tables to demo their products and talk to thousands of potential customers,...

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Breakfast at the Edge

9AM - 10:15AM | Captain America

Kick off a day of data and AI goodness with breakfast overlooking the Texas state capitol. Exclusively for Capital Factory House attendees with a Backstage pass, this is the perfect opportunity to grab some hot food while making even hotter connections.

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Howdy Lounge presented by Zendesk for Startups

9AM - 5PM | Astroboy

The Howdy Lounge, presented by Zendesk for Startups, is your first stop each day — but it's more than just where you'll check in and pick up your wristband. The Zendesk for Startups team will be there with recharging stations for you and your electronics, a chance at a giveaway, and opportunities to learn why top-performing, early-stage ventures start their days and their growth...

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AAL Office Hours

10AM - 11:45AM | AAL Lounge

New to working with the Army? Let's talk about how you can be part of AAL's mission to put the best tech in the world into the hands of Soldiers. Register for a quick, 15-minute face-to-face session with our Corporate Ventures team in the AAL Lounge, and get your questions answered!

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Unstoppable Wow3 Brunch

10AM - 1PM | Voltron

Empowered women, empower women. So grab a mimosa, a bloody mary — or both — and join us to learn about Web3 and how you can get involved. Unstoppable Women of Web3 is a diversity and education group focusing on training the next generation of talent, with a mission to equalize the playing field early in the Web3 era. Come expand your network and join other women to innovate...

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VC Brunch presented by Zendesk for Startups

10AM - 1PM | Mentor Area

Mark your calendar and meet us at Capital Factory House to enjoy a local-inspired spread with a global group of venture capitalists. We'll serve breakfast tacos, mimosas, bloody marys, and more — so bring your appetite for market insights and a thirst to connect.

This brunch is exclusively for investors. THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

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The Cisco Member Lounge

10AM - 4PM | 5th Floor

Being a member of Capital Factory is about more than joining our co-working space – it’s about becoming part of the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas. Drop by the Cisco Member Lounge to hang out with your fellow Capital Factory members and enjoy a tasty breakfast, lunch, or happy hour.

Exclusively for Capital Factory members.

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Implications of Quantum

10AM - 5:30PM | Antones

Leaders in Quantum technology across academia, corporate America, and government will come together at Capital Factory House during SXSW 2022 to discuss the profound impacts that Quantum technologies will have on people, processes, and policy. Bring your big brain and big energy to this event, presented by members of our Innovation Council — AWS, IBM, MITRE, and University of...

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Town Hall: Small Business & Startup Opportunities with the U.S. Air Force

10:30AM - 12:15PM | Captain America

The United States Air Force has become a leader in bridging the gap between the warfighter and the entrepreneur, allocating non-dilutive capital to innovative companies that are intuiting solutions to Air Force problems. Join representatives from AFWERX, AFVentures, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense for a panel discussion on contracting vehicles such as Open...

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Lunch Bytes presented by Mercury

  • 12PM - 1:30PM | Backstage Lounge

Take a midday break to grab some food and chat with others from across the startup ecosystem as well as founders working to solve some of today’s biggest problems from right here in our own backyard. Bring nothing but your appetite and leave with some new connections!

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Epic Office Hours

1PM - 3PM | Jimmy, Stevie

Epic Office Hours is a series of lightning-speed mentoring sessions among Capital Factory mentors, corporate partners, investors, accelerator founders, and other entrepreneurs who want to connect and learn from one another. Register to participate, and our Capital Factory House team will curate a set of meetings designed just for you and your business needs!

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Web 3.0 101 with Sandy Carter from Unstoppable Domains

2PM - 2:30PM | Voltron

Join Sandy Carter from Unstoppable Domains to uncover all you need to know about the decentralized web. Sandy will share insight to help demystify crypto-speak so you’ll be ready to navigate the decentralized web with more confidence and swag.

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The 5 Essentials for Web 3.0

2:45PM - 3:30PM | Voltron

We are ready to bring power back to the people! Join this panel to understand the five essentials of Web 3.0 — Decentralization, Digital Identity, Blockchain, Trustless, and Financially Benefits to Members — and how they will revolutionize where we place our trust, how we represent ourselves, and approaches to data ownership.

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Building the Military Metaverse

2:45PM - 3:45PM | Captain America

Join Daniel Robinson, Founder and CEO of Red 6, and Kelly Perdew, Co-Founder and Managing General Partner of Moonshots Capital, in a discussion on the genesis of the Military Metaverse and how it is revolutionizing the ability to conduct both campaign-level training and military operations.

Priority access will be given to SXSW badge holders.

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Leveraging Web 3.0 to Hyper-Grow Your Startup

3:45PM - 4:30PM | Voltron

Web 3.0 will transform how startups build a customer base through the power of transparency and immutability. This panel will discuss how Web 3.0 will allow startups to build an open infrastructure for a more collaborative and user-centric space, heighten brand loyalty and interactions, enable transparent operations, drive value, and protect customer privacy.

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Investor Office Hours

3PM - 5PM | Jimmy, Stevie

This is one of the most impactful activities that happen at Capital Factory — we made 1,000 one-on-one introductions during the last SXSW alone! Investors cycle through all day to meet with specific startups curated to match their investment thesis. If you want to position your company directly in the middle of startups and investors, this is the place for you.

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NFTs, Metaverses, and Start-ups with Wolfram Blockchain Labs

4PM - 6PM | Devi

Join Wolfram Blockchain Labs for a Metaverse Workshop including an introduction to NFTs, Blockchain product demos, and a secret NFT Scavenger Hunt using SuperWorldApp to discover 3D assets while exploring nearby Austin. Compete to win special prizes and receive a limited edition Wolfram NFT/(p.o.a.p)!

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Retreat to the Red 6 Ready Room

4PM - 7PM | Backstage Lounge

The most innovative startup founders and VIPs at SXSW get invited "Backstage" at Capital Factory House and are escorted up to our 16th floor penthouse. This unique space will be swarming with heavy-hitters who range from Fortune 500 CEOs to national press and royalty. You never know what magic may happen while networking, so come grab a cocktail and let the sparks fly....

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The Commercial Space Age: How Public-Private Partnerships Fuel Innovation in Space

4:30PM - 5:15PM | Captain America

Space activity has been dominated by government agencies since the 1960s; however, over the last two decades, a new model has emerged. Private companies are increasingly driving innovation in space travel and exploration. Championed by visionaries from the public and private sectors, the commercialization of space has enabled companies like SpaceX, BlueOrigin, and...

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Beacon Global Strategies Happy Hour

5:15PM - 7PM | Captain America

Following our panel discussion on how commercial businesses can thrive as they transport astronauts, cargo, and new technologies into space, join Beacon Global Strategies for a happy hour and connect with members of the national security, technology, and investor community during SXSW 2022. This special happy hour will include presentations by representatives from DARPA,...

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Breakfast Links

9AM - 10:30AM | Backstage Lounge

It's time to get up and running with Capital Factory and other VIP members of our bustling startup ecosystem! Start your day off right by linking up with fellow members of the community while enjoying the most important meal of the day.

Exclusively for Capital Factory House attendees with a Backstage pass.

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Howdy Lounge presented by Zendesk for Startups

9AM - 5PM | Astroboy

The Howdy Lounge, presented by Zendesk for Startups, is your first stop each day — but it's more than just where you'll check in and pick up your wristband. The Zendesk for Startups team will be there with recharging stations for you and your electronics, a chance at a giveaway, and opportunities to learn why top-performing, early-stage ventures start their days and their growth...

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To the Stars, Through the Cloud

9:30AM - 5PM | Captain America

The space industry is reaching new frontiers — not just in where we do our work, but in what we do and how we do it. Join Amazon Web Services (AWS) for a day of panels, demos, and discussions about transforming the future of space. Hear from high profile experts as well as entrepreneurs who are leading the way in space innovation.

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AAL Office Hours

10AM - 11:45AM | AAL Lounge

New to working with the Army? Let's talk about how you can be part of AAL's mission to put the best tech in the world into the hands of Soldiers. Register for a quick, 15-minute face-to-face session with our Corporate Ventures team in the AAL Lounge, and get your questions answered!

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Center for Autonomous Robotics LAUNCH

  • 10AM - 2:30PM | Center for Autonomous Robotics
  • Get a look at the latest robotics technology at the launch of the Center for Autonomous Robotics (CAR) — the nation's first and only land, sea, and air robotics co-working space, accelerator, and lab! Capital Factory and Guinn Partners have teamed up to create this innovative hub for entrepreneurs and early-stage...
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The Cisco Member Lounge

10AM - 4PM | 5th Floor

Being a member of Capital Factory is about more than joining our co-working space – it’s about becoming part of the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas. Drop by the Cisco Member Lounge to hang out with your fellow Capital Factory members and enjoy a tasty breakfast, lunch, or happy hour.

Exclusively for Capital Factory members.

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Piksel Metaverse Streaming House

10AM - 10PM | Voltron

As pioneers in live, library, and linear playout streaming technologies — and beyond — Piksel and their technology partners will immerse their guests in a live interactive and engaging streaming experience combined with hot topics, hip beats, and Austin treats. Featured guests include Emmit McHenry, Brian Mosley, Tonya Evans, Iris Nevins, Jordan Walker, DJ Ricoveli, Streaming...

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Systems & Snacks

  • 12PM - 1:30PM | Backstage Lounge

Keep your operating system functioning properly with a nice midday meal! Fill your mouth with food and conversation as you enjoy lunch with fellow entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts on the 16th Floor Penthouse of Capital Factory House.

Exclusively for Capital Factory House attendees with a Backstage pass.

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Beer & Bots

4PM - 7PM | Backstage Lounge

Wrap up a day of Robotics learning and networking by rubbing elbows with the most innovative startup founders and VIPs "Backstage" at Capital Factory House. There’s always a connection waiting to happen here, so come grab a cold one as you mingle with investors, entrepreneurs, and corporate partners.

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Eggcellent Start Breakfast

9AM - 10:30AM | Backstage Lounge

Set the tone for a healthy day — and beyond — by enjoying a nourishing breakfast and bountiful conversation in our Backstage Lounge. The future looks even brighter when you can get started making delicious connections today!

Exclusively for Capital Factory House attendees with a Backstage pass.

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Howdy Lounge presented by Zendesk for Startups

9AM - 5PM | Astroboy

The Howdy Lounge, presented by Zendesk for Startups, is your first stop each day — but it's more than just where you'll check in and pick up your wristband. The Zendesk for Startups team will be there with recharging stations for you and your electronics, a chance at a giveaway, and opportunities to learn why top-performing, early-stage ventures start their days and their growth...

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Power in Partnerships: Accelerating Startups to Improve Health Equity

9:30AM - 5PM | Voltron

Join Capital Factory Healthcare Innovation Council members — Amazon Web Services, Baker Botts, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, IBM, McKesson, and MITRE — for a day focused on the intersection of technology and partnerships. These leaders are working to improve health equity by increasing access to health services, reducing disparities by addressing social determinants of health, leveraging data...

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AAL Office Hours

10AM - 11:45AM | AAL Lounge

New to working with the Army? Let's talk about how you can be part of AAL's mission to put the best tech in the world into the hands of Soldiers. Register for a quick, 15-minute face-to-face session with our Corporate Ventures team in the AAL Lounge, and get your questions answered!

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Machines & Mimosas

  • 10AM - 2:30PM | Center for Autonomous Robotics
  • Join us for Machines & Mimosas at the Center for Autonomous Robotics (CAR) — the nation's first and only land, sea, and air robotics co-working space, accelerator, and lab that's launching during SXSW 2022! The grand opening of this innovative hub takes place on Sunday, but the learning and exploration will...

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The Cisco Member Lounge

10AM - 4PM | 5th Floor

Being a member of Capital Factory is about more than joining our co-working space – it’s about becoming part of the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas. Drop by the Cisco Member Lounge to hang out with your fellow Capital Factory members and enjoy a tasty breakfast, lunch, or happy hour.

Exclusively for Capital Factory members.

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Investor Office Hours

10AM - 5PM | Jimmy, Stevie

If you missed Investor Office Hours on Saturday, don't sweat it. You have another chance to join one of the most impactful activities that happen at Capital Factory. Investors meet with specific startups curated to match their investment thesis and determine how or whether they can work together. We made 1,000 one-on-one introductions during the last SXSW alone. Register now and use this...

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RAPIDx: A Discussion on Tech Transition, Supply Chains and Logistics

11AM - 1PM | Captain America

Leaders from the U.S. Air Force and industry will come together to discuss the importance of supply chains, logistics, and venture capital in an era of great power competition. The event will begin with a keynote address from Colonel Eric Obergfell, Director of Contracts Air Force Research Laboratory and Deputy Director of Contracts Air Force Life Cycle Management Center....

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PowerUP Lunch

  • 12PM - 1:30PM | Backstage Lounge

Send a surge into your body's network while refueling and connecting with fellow founders and members of the startup ecosystem. You can enjoy a healthy lunch that will fill you up and leave you hungry for more…conversation that is!

Exclusively for Capital Factory House attendees with a Backstage pass.

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Return on Investment for Defense and Dual-Use Investing

2PM - 2:45PM | Captain America

For a variety of reasons, private investors have traditionally been wary of backing defense and dual-use focused companies — but as one of the largest and most consistent customers for national industry, the Department of Defense is challenging that narrative. Join AFWERX and a host of investors deploying capital in the field to support defense-focused problem statements...

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Commercializing Space Through Public Private Partnership

2:45PM - 3:30PM | Captain America

Government customers make a great case for commercial success in many industries and have historically produced era-defining technologies like the internet and GPS. Come hear how industry might do it again, this time in space, as we discuss how startups, private industry, and SpaceWerx are collaborating to deliver capabilities that will define the future of the space...

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Fireside Chat with SpaceWERX and Mandy Vaughn

3:30PM - 4PM | Captain America

Join us as the SpaceWERX leadership discuss their efforts in accelerating transition of technologies and architectures that enable a sustainable space infrastructure and preserve an open and prosperous space domain by partnering with industry.

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Happy Hour with 500 & Capital Factory House

4PM - 7PM | Backstage Lounge

They say balance is key, and happiness can go a long way to a healthy life. Good thing Happy Hour at Capital Factory is unlike any other. Come enjoy your favorite cocktail or brew while connecting with entrepreneurs and members of the startup ecosystem.

Exclusively for Capital Factory House attendees with a Backstage pass.

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