Austin Startup Week 2021 Austin Startup Week 2021
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Intro to the Austin Startup Scene

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Jill Klinvex (She/Her)
Capital Factory, Venture Principal
Claire Hansen (She/Her)
Firebrand Ventures

Claire Hansen is a leader in Austin’s early stage investment and innovation ecosystem, having worked alongside startups and investors since 2015. Prior to joining Firebrand as Principal, Claire worked for the U.S. Army as a founding member of Army Futures Command’s Corporate Ventures unit. There, she was responsible for sourcing dealflow and deploying startup diligence strategies with Army stakeholders. Notably, Claire also previously served as the Investment Director of the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) and as the Coordinator for Capital Factory’s Accelerator program.

Claire received a MA in Organizational Communication from Texas A&M University and a BA in the same subject from Pepperdine University.  She also holds certifications in Data Analysis and Financial Modeling. In her spare time, Claire plays the violin in a community orchestra and tends to her Lettuce Grow.


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.