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april 2019

fri12apr5:00 PM10:00 PMStartup Weekend StartOut HackOut5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Robert B. Rowling Hall at the University of Texas at AustinCategories:Education,NetworkingAges:All Ages


Your community is here to help you. Regardless of your professional background — sign up now for Startup Weekend HackOut in Austin, TX!

The 1st first-ever LGBTQA-themed Startup Weekend was created in 2017! We had over 80+ participants from all around the globe from Europe to South America. We were able to reward travel scholarship for a number of participants. During our 2018 event, we grew to over 100 participants from even more far flung places like South Africa and Australia.

The purpose of this event is to inspire potential entrepreneurs in the LGBTQA community to learn the ropes of validating an idea for a startup or lifestyle business and turn that idea into a business venture.

In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started.

If you can’t commit to the whole weekend, you can check out the presentation/demo on Sunday or volunteer.

Startup Weekend HackOut is being organized in partnership with Techstars, which helps entrepreneurs raise startup funding and gain critical insight to help launch their businesses, StartOut, the national nonprofit supporting LGBTQIA entrepreneurs, and Lesbians Who Tech, a global community of 25,000+ queer women and gender nonconforming people in tech (and our allies) in over 37 cities around the world.


  • 5:00PM – Check-In, Dinner and Networking
  • 6:30PM – Event Begins
  • 8:00PM – Pitches begin
  • 9:00PM – Voting on pitches
  • 9:30PM – Form teams & begin work
  • 10:30PM – Bar Crawl (TBD)



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(Friday) 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Robert B. Rowling Hall at the University of Texas at Austin

300 W MLK Blvd, Austin TX 78712


StartOut AustinLocated in the heart of Texas, Austin boasts a lively startup ecosystem with local venture capital firms. Austin’s StartOut chapter began in 2011 and was the birthplace of HackOut, the nation’s premier LGBTQ-oriented hackathon. StartOut connects and educates LGBTQ entrepreneurs to empower great leaders and businesses. Our goal is to create jobs and prosperity for LGBTQ individuals and for the local communities in which they do business, and to be recognized and respected for our