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August 2022

SWAN and SVP Austin Coffee Connect

August 11, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am CDT
Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756
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SWAN Impact Network and Social Venture Partners Austin are teaming up to host an informal gathering that connects our members and others in the community who share a passion for a better Austin. Visit with Social Venture Partners and SWAN Impact Angels to learn more about how they support social impact organizations/enterprises working to address our community's social challenges ~ a great opportunity to build your social impact network! This networking event is free and open to the public -…

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SWAN POC Affinity Group Happy Hour

August 11, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Hold Out Brewing, 1208 W. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78703

SWAN's POC (People of Color) Affinity Group will host an in-person happy hour for group members to gather for a little summer fun. Gather inside Hold Out Brewing at our specially-reserved tables for some cool drinks, delicious appetizers, and fun conversation. Please reach out to SWAN Administrative Director Jenny Dielmann-Garcia at jenny.dielmann-garcia@swanimpact.org with any questions.

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Webinar: Angel Investing in the Current Economic Environment

August 22, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Zoom call TX United States

The economy is worrisome. How should you think about angel investing in the next 12 months? We have been here before. There was the dot.com bust in 2001 and the housing crash in 2008. What investing lessons were learned from those down cycles, and how can those lessons inform your near-term investment decisions? Please join a conversation with senior SWAN Impact Network leadership regarding where we are in the startup capital cycle, lessons learned, how startups need to respond to…

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September 2022

MassChallenge Community Coffee

September 1, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am CDT
Codependent Coffee, 301 W. Avenue, Suite 110
Austin, TX 78701
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MassChallenge will host a monthly morning round table coffee session at Codependent Coffee located in downtown Austin through December. These gatherings will be held on the first Thursday of every month from 8:30-9:30 a.m. CT. Dates for the fall gatherings: September 1 October 6 November 3 December 1 Check the link HERE to register for the date (or dates) you would like to attend. Founders, MC alumni, Experts, Partners, and SWAN members are invited to connect, learn, and exchange views…

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SWAN @ North Texas Giving Day

September 22, 2022

Help Us Make a Greater Impact via North Texas Giving Day! Communities Foundation's annual North Texas Giving Day, the largest community-wide giving event in the nation, is scheduled this year for September 22, 2022. SWAN Impact Network will be participating in the event and raising funds to further our mission of supporting under-represented entrepreneurs and promising impact startup companies. Did you know that women founders received less than 2% of total start-up funding in 2021? And that founders of color…

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October 2022

SWAN POC Affinity Group Meeting

October 5, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Zoom call TX United States

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, SWAN's POC (People of Color) Affinity Group is pleased to welcome CEO and Co-Founder of Flash Parking, Juan Rodriguez, as the speaker on our October 5th webinar.  Rodriguez will discuss his entrepreneurial journey in the founding of FlashParking, as well as some of the challenges he sees that Hispanic entrepreneurs sometimes face. Following the presentation, there will be time allowed for asking questions and group discussion about how SWAN can encourage Hispanic entrepreneurship. All…

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MassChallenge Community Coffee

October 6, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am CDT
Codependent Coffee, 301 W. Avenue, Suite 110
Austin, TX 78701
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MassChallenge will host a monthly morning round table coffee session at Codependent Coffee located in downtown Austin through December. These gatherings will be held on the first Thursday of every month from 8:30-9:30 a.m. CT. Dates for the fall gatherings: October 6 November 3 December 1 Check the link HERE to register for the date (or dates) you would like to attend. Founders, MC alumni, Experts, Partners, and SWAN members are invited to connect, learn, and exchange views about varying…

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Board of Directors Meeting

October 26, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CDT
Zoom call TX United States

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November 2022

MassChallenge Community Coffee

November 3, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am CDT
Codependent Coffee, 301 W. Avenue, Suite 110
Austin, TX 78701
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On November 3rd, MassChallenge will host a morning round table coffee session at Codependent Coffee located in downtown Austin, and  from 8:30-9:30 a.m. CT. Check the link HERE to register for the date (or dates) you would like to attend. Founders, MC alumni, Experts, Partners, and SWAN members are invited to connect, learn, and exchange views about varying topics happening within the startup ecosystem. As noted earlier this year, SWAN and MassChallenge have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help…

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ATX Impact Community Happy Hour

November 3, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Brewtorium, 6015 Dillard Cir A
Austin, TX United States
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Austin has a thriving social-impact community: 6,000 non-profits registered in Travis County, at least four impact accelerators, strong support in our universities, an impact angel network, a city government that cares about impact, impact co-working spaces, and impact support organizations . . . Wow! Please join us for a special opportunity to immerse yourself in the local impact community as we bring together founders, investors, mentors, and other key stakeholders in the Austin social-impact ecosystem. The happy hour will be held from…

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SWAN Associate Appreciation Virtual Happy Hour

November 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST

Grab your favorite beverage and join us on November 10th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. CT for this opportunity for SWAN Impact Network Associate members to connect and celebrate the group's accomplishments and contributions for 2022. This virtual happy hour will include highlights for the year and more information on what's coming up in 2023. We look forward to seeing everyone! Zoom information has been sent via calendar invite to all associate members. For help or additional questions, please reach out to…

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SWAN and Giving Tuesday

November 29, 2022

Save the Date for Giving Tuesday! This year, we invite you to join SWAN on November 29 for the worldwide giving movement called GivingTuesday, an annual global day of giving that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Our goal is to raise $5,000. At SWAN Impact Network, we believe that supporting early-stage companies who are working to help make a social or environmental impact helps create a more equitable and prosperous environment for all. Our work relies on the generosity…

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December 2022

Board of Directors Meeting

December 12, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CST
Zoom call TX United States

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January 2023

Q1 2023 Funding Application Deadline

January 2

See Apply for Funding - SWAN Impact Network for more information.

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Q1 2023 Down-Selection Step 1

January 9 - January 13

Q1 Down Selection Step 1 will take place between January 9-13, 2023. The DS Step 1 call will take place on Friday, January 13 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST.  A Zoom invitation will be sent to all members prior to the call.

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Q1 2023 Down-Selection Step 2

January 23 @ 8:00 am - January 27 @ 5:00 pm CST

Q1 Down Selection Step 2 will take place between January 23-27, 2023. The DS Step 2 call will take place on Friday, January 27 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CST.  A Zoom invitation will be sent to all members prior to the call.

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Webinar: Angel 101 – Introducing the Angel Experience

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Zoom call TX United States

Live interactive webinar, taught by SWAN leadership, and open to the public. This webinar answers these questions: What is an Angel Investor? What motivates Angels? What is “Impact” angel Investing all about? What are examples of typical Angel investments? How does the SWAN Impact Network operate? Register  

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February 2023

POSTPONED: Steve Case’s Feb. 2nd Visit to Dallas

February 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST

Thank you to all who planned on attending Steve Case's visit to Dallas. Unfortunately, due to weather conditions, the event will be postponed to a later date. We will reach out in the coming days with the new event date. In the meantime, stay safe and warm! Thank you.

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SWAN Part of Steve Case Events in Dallas

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
Pegasus Park, 3000 Pegasus Park Drive
Dallas, 75247

Steve Case, a founder of AOL and Revolution Start-Up, is coming to Dallas on February 2nd for two special events, and SWAN will be part of the big day. Special thanks to our Impact Sponsor, Lyda Hill Philanthropies, for making this possible. First, SWAN was asked to partner with Lyda Hill Philanthropies and Perot Jain Ventures for a special breakfast with Steve Case at Pegasus Park on February 2nd. In addition, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, there will be…

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Webinar: Angel 101 – Introducing the Angel Experience

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Zoom call TX United States

Live interactive webinar, taught by SWAN leadership, and open to the public. This webinar answers these questions: What is an Angel Investor? What motivates Angels? What is “Impact” angel Investing all about? What are examples of typical Angel investments? How does the SWAN Impact Network operate? Register  

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