• 2018

    presented by HomeAway

  • 2018 LEADERSHIP TEAM

    Startup Weekend HackOut is a volunteer effort

    Austin City Director - Lesbians Who Tech

    Accomplished program, project and marketing leader with more than 10 years experience building web products and driving digital transformation.

    Austin Chapter Lead - StartOut

    Passionate about using technology and impeccable design to build software products that improve the businesses and lives of people.

    Community & Partnerships Manager - Walmart

    Desmond was too humble to write a blurb for himself, so we wrote one for him: he's the most focused events and partnerships expert you'll meet.

    President & Chief Scientist, Paragon Science, Inc

    Computational physicist and data science entrepreneur who patented a chaos-based dynamic anomaly detection technology.

    Product Manager - HomeAway

    Unabashed nerd, especially interested in sports, education and the sharing economy. Passionate advocate for equal rights and opportunities for all.

    Director of Product Marketing - Forcepoint

    More than 17 years' experience experience in Enterprise IT, Alliance Management, Event Strategy, Product / Software Design and Product Marketing.

    Financial Controller, Treasury Manager

    Experienced Finance Professional with a passion for continuous learning and improvement, ready to partner with diverse teams towards positive change.

    Founder & CEO - Prepify

    Social entrepreneurship leader and advocate for educational equity. Currently leads Prepify, an edtech startup; also co-founded a youth outreach nonprofit.

    Founder + Creative Director - Erin Rose Creative

    Freelance art director, visual designer, and creative whirlwind. Intersectional feminist. Strategic problem solver tackling business challenges day by day.

    Events Coordinator - HomeAway

    Events and political activism specialist who loves marathon-running and pretty much any activity that takes place outdoors.

    Director of Operations and Membership - StartOut

    Organization leader and community builder and project manager with mathlete analytical skills and that Midwestern charm for relationship-building.

    Site Reliability Engineer - Indeed

    Passionate developer interested in under-utilized resources, novel approaches, and scalability. Advocate for diversity in all forms.

    Software Engineer - HomeAway

    Developer who loves working closely with designers to make harmonious front end experiences. Currently leads the HomeAway Pride affinity group.

    Full-Stack Software Engineer

    You know that soft-spoken person in every group who never needs to be the center of attention yet always shows up and helps? That's Andrew.

    Founding Partner - Engage Leadership

    Lecturer at The University of Texas and consultant empowering students and business leaders to become engaging and ethical leaders.
  • 2018 JUDGES & MENTORS

    Awesome INVESTORS & TECH LEADERS

    Joshua Dziabiak

    COO & CMO - The Zebra

    Kristen Nolte

    SVP of Brand - HomeAway

    Allen Gannett

    Founder - TrackMaven

    Preston James

    CEO / Founder - DivInc

    Katrina Riehl

    Director of Data Science

    Ben Doherty

    Co-Founder - Favor

    Taylor McCaslin

    Mobile Product Manager - Duo

    Charles White

    Owner, Night Out Cards

    Kelly Karsnia

    Director of Data Science

    Julian Bryant

    Facilitator - Startup Weekend

    Ann Hudspeth

    Board - Lesbians Who Tech Austin

    Tom Coffey

    Entrepreneur

    Jeff Kirk

    Entrepreneur

    Conner Drew

    Mobile UX Designer - HomeAway

    Joshua Lawton-Belous

    Co-Founder & COO

    Tannen Campbell

    Head of Global Brand Strategy

    Rena Pacheco-Theard

    Founder & CEO - Prepify

    Zach Agar

    Investor - Paniolo Ventures

    Kyle Kirk

    Founder - The EntrepreneurShip

    Charlie Jackson

    Founder - Diversity Fund

    Grant Norwood

    Senior UI Software Engineer

    Justin Gilfus

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Ben Zweig

    Experience Designer - HomeAway

    Itzik Paz

    Solution Architect - AWS

  • 2018 FOOD DONORS

    Thank you for supporting
    #LGBTQIA entrepreneurship!

    Pelons Tex-Mex Restaurant

    FOOD SPONSOR

    Via 313 Pizza

    FOOD SPONSOR

    Primizie

    FOOD SPONSOR

    Waterloo Sparking Water

    FOOD SPONSOR

    Stubb's Bar-B-Q

    FOOD SPONSOR

    Lick Honest Ice Creams

    FOOD SPONSOR

    Mama Fu's Asian House

    FOOD SPONSOR

    PoK-e-Jo's Smokehouse BBQ

    FOOD SPONSOR

    Jugo Fresh Juice

    FOOD SPONSOR

    Patika

    FOOD SPONSOR

    Austin Eastciders

    FOOD SPONSOR

    Tito's Handmade Vodka

    FOOD SPONSOR

    Patika

    FOOD SPONSOR

    Jaime's Spanish Village

    www.JaimesSalsas.com

    FOOD SPONSOR

    Cuvee Coffee

    FOOD SPONSOR

    SUPPORT #LGBTQIA ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • 2018 SPONSORS

    Thank you for supporting
    #LGBTQIA entrepreneurship!

    HomeAway

    PREMIER SPONSOR & HOST

    The Home Depot

    PLATINUM SPONSOR

    Austin Fraser

    PLATINUM SPONSOR

    RetailMeNot, Inc.

    GOLD SPONSOR

    BigCommerce

    GOLD SPONSOR

    Atlassian

    GOLD SPONSOR

    Amazon Web Services

    GOLD SPONSOR

    Bumble

    GOLD SPONSOR

    WP Engine

    GOLD SPONSOR

    Spreetail

    GOLD SPONSOR

    Indeed

    GOLD SPONSOR

    Walmart

    SILVER SPONSOR

    PullRequest

    SILVER SPONSOR

    Square Root

    SILVER SPONSOR

    Jones & Spross LLC

    SILVER SPONSOR

    CDK Global

    SILVER SPONSOR

    SXSW

    SXSW.com

    CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR

    Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

    CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR

    Capital One

    CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR

    Uber

    CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR

    Erin Rose Creative

    CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR

    Sticker Giant

    CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR

    Union POS

    CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR

    Top Trip Rentals

    CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR

    WeWork

    CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR

    SUPPORT #LGBTQIA ENTREPRENEURSHIP