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Texas Startup Scene & Ask Me Anything with Kenley Clark & Jonathan Chavez

February 24 @ 14:00 - 15:00 CST

Recently moved to Texas? Just launched a startup in Texas? Join us VIRTUALLY this month to hear how to plug into the Texas Startup Scene!


Are you an entrepreneur starting a new company? Recently moved your company to Texas? Want to find out how to connect with other entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors in the startup ecosystem?

Join us VIRTUALLY to hear an overview from experienced entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, and community partners at Intro to Texas Startup Scene & Ask Me Anything. Get a chance to introduce yourself and ask any questions on entrepreneurship and other related topics.

Speaker Bios

Kenly Clark is a proven startup founder with two exits and a passion for finding new problems and solving them with innovative solutions. He’s passionate about building teams, selling visions, industry research, business development, and new market entry. Kenly joined the Navy 1 week after high school graduation and has been on an awesome adventure ever since. He studied international relations and economics in undergrad, international finance MBA, worked at Accenture and learned the oil and gas business, but always wanted to be an entrepreneur. Kendly made the jump in 2011 and was able to start and get to cash flow positive, start a second company, and then sell them both.

Jonathan Chavez is a Dallas-based venture associate for Capital Factory, the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas. Jonathan spends his time sourcing tech startups for Capital Factory’s accelerator program and fund. Prior to Capital Factory, Jonathan spent six years in banking, most recently with J.P. Morgan’s Technology & Disruptive Commerce Group, and Wells Fargo prior to that role. Additionally, Jonathan was part of the founding team of Neu Robotics, an autonomous UAV robotics company; his roles included business development, fundraising, and operations. Jonathan graduated from The University of Tennessee’s Global Leadership Scholars program with a degree in finance/economics/international business. He’s an avid music fan who spends a lot of his free time attending live (or virtual) music festivals/shows, attempting to read Dune, and playing games (currently Warzone/Ghost of Tsushima/Among Us/Genshin Impact).

You’ll get answers to questions like…

How do I find a co-founder?

How do I pitch to investors virtually?

Should I join an accelerator?

Where should I go to learn more about resources for startups in Texas?

How can I get the most out of Austin Startup Week virtually?

You will find out about…

Why Texas

Capital Factory

Texas Startup Scene

Austin Startup Week

Startup trends

Incubators & Accelerators