Austin Startup Week Austin Startup Week

HR, Talent, and Culture

Thursday, October 8, 2020

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HR & Culture Track Opening Remarks
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Desmond Thomas (He/Him)
Desmond Thomas (He/Him)
Walmart Global Tech, Community and Operations Manager
Randy Fisher (He/Him)
Randy Fisher (He/Him)
Insperity, Strategic Marketing Manager

Join as Desmond Thomas kicks off the HR, Talent, and Culture Track. 

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Hidden Assets: The Business Advantage of Hiring Older Talent
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Austin is number one in a lot of things, but not when it comes to employment for older workers.  And that oversight is costing our economy plenty,  when you consider that Austin has one of the nation's fastest-growing populations of older adults *and* that numerous studies demonstrate that, contrary to popular belief, older, more tenured people are more successful entrepreneurs, more reliable workers, and more profitable employees. In this fast-paced session, you'll find out what smart companies have discovered about leveraging an older, experienced workforce as they position themselves at the forefront of leadership on the future of work.  Leave "OK Boomer" at the door, and get ready to learn how accessing this untapped talent pool can supercharge your company's trajectory.

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Funding a Digital Workforce - How to Develop a Team that Draws Capital
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Paul O'Brien (He/Him)
Paul O'Brien (He/Him)
MediaTech Ventures, CEO
Kris Gilot (She/Her)
Kris Gilot (She/Her)
Insperity, General Manager
Jonathan Kaplan (He/Him)
Jonathan Kaplan (He/Him)
Next Coast Ventures, Chief Operating Officer

The HR digital revolution is here and moving at rapid speed, and startups are looking for new, productive ways to meet the evolving demands of doing business, and how investors are playing a role in the industry’s revolution.

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Company Culture in a Pandemic: Practical Ideas and Learnings
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Albert Swantner (He/Him)
Albert Swantner (He/Him)
Board Member at Naturally Austin, CTO at Mobile Tech RX
Caitlyn Conner (She/Her)
Caitlyn Conner (She/Her)
Popspots, People Operations
Karen Fernandez (She/Her)
Karen Fernandez (She/Her)
formerly @ The Guild, Startup Advisor, Head of People

Join us for this timely session on company culture in a pandemic. We'll be joined by startup CEOs and people leaders who will talk through adjustments they've made, ideas that have and haven't worked, and responses from their teams.