Austin: not just for music festivals


19 days 17 hours 49 min and counting until  one of the top five entrepreneur conferences, according to Inc. Magazine, hits Austin next month: the Small Business Festival.

Austin will be the host city for the inaugural festival, May 2-6, 2016, during National Small Business Week. Billed as the conference designed for  “helping small businesses grow big,” the organizers intend to prove that entrepreneurship in Austin is much more than just tech.

nc-book-abridgedSeveral of Naturally Caffeinated’s  contributors will be featured speakers during the Festival…

Starting on Wednesday May 4, Brett Hurt, co-founder of Bazaarvoice, will keynote the day’s program.

Following Brett’s address, Naturally Caffeinated’s author and book editor, Steve Guengerich, will lead a panel discussion on “Lessons Learned” in new ventures.

Two of the panelists joining Steve are also contributors to NC, including Andrew Chen, co-founder of Iris Plans and small business legend, Gary Hoover, founder of The Spark museum.

Speaker at Business Conference and Presentation.

Continuing on Thursday, May 5, NC contributor Kevin Koym will be leading a “Campfire Interactive Activity,” made famous at Tech Ranch Austin, the incubator he founded.

Finally, capping the day, professor David Altounian, MBA program director and entrepreneurship professor at St. Edward’s University, will deliver an afternoon keynote, highlighting his research into financial capital for new ventures, across key centers in the US.

In addition to all of the planned activities throughout the week, the Festival will also be a great networking opportunity for entrepreneurs and small business owners to learn from others in their industry or just those in similar stages of their business.

To register for any of the events open to the public or to register for the Premium Access program, go to:

We hope to see you there!!


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