Join us and make the most of the numerous chances to make connections, gain knowledge, and further your career. Our community is comprised of a varied set of individuals, all of whom are brought together by a common enthusiasm for advancement and achievement.

Our Events

The Austin Venture Association’s events are all about elevating VCs and the Austin community that supports entrepreneurs with emerging growth. The Austin Venture Association is thrilled to bring together some of the most accomplished individuals in order to provide an intimate and meaningful experience for all attendees. We wish to express our gratitude to the AVA Founding Sponsors for their ongoing support and participation.

AVA Upcoming Events

Strategize Like a Corporate, Experiment Like a Startup


Are you a corporate executive looking to infuse innovative thinking into your corporation? Are you seeking ways to avoid the innovator’s dilemma and create unique value in your market?

By attending this event, you can expect to:
  • Gain fresh and innovative ideas ready for testing within your organization.
  • Acquire practical tools and methodologies to validate new ideas swiftly and effectively.
  • Connect with other C-level executives navigating similar challenges.
  • Learn from a seasoned executive who has successfully driven innovation within their corporation
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to drive your corporation forward with fresh strategies and innovative ideas. At the end of the event, you’ll also connect with other executives over refreshments and light lunch.

We look forward to welcoming you for an exciting and thought-provoking session! Register now to secure your spot. Limited spots are available.

Experiment Your Way To Market Success


Are you tired of struggling to find success in the market? It’s time to stop wasting precious time and resources on developing a product no one wants.

Join us for a perspective-changing workshop on product validation and discover how to experiment faster and more efficiently with the right mindset. This workshop will provide you with the essential tools and knowledge to take your product development journey to the next level.

During this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • The importance of validating assumptions before diving into product development
  • The essential steps to achieving problem-solution fit, product-market fit, and business model fit
  • Practical tips on how to validate your ideas with real customers and stakeholders
  • How to streamline your product development journey 

But that’s not all! You’ll also have the opportunity to hear directly from investors on what they’re looking for in terms of market validation. 

To top it all off, we’ll finish the event with the startup founder’s favorite menu: pizza and beers! Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to accelerate your product development journey.

Secure your spot today by registering here. Limited spots are available.

About AVA Events

Our community is diverse and driven to succeed.

Welcome to the Austin Venture Association, a place where connections can be established and information can be shared. Our primary focus is on organizing gatherings at which our members may socialize, share their perspectives, and develop meaningful connections with one another. With the help of our venture capitalists, our founders, and our sponsors, we are dedicated to creating an environment that is both dynamic and engaging in order to foster the expansion and success of our community.

We are planning a number of in-person events to take place each quarter of 2023 to provide assistance for both private member events and paid events open to non-members. Members will have the opportunity to meet with one another, discuss their perspectives, and broaden their professional networks during the course of these activities.

Past Events

You may get a sense of what we are doing by looking at events that
have already taken place.
The Austin Venture Association hosted “The Venture Hotel”, an end-of-summer soirée on August 11, 2022.

The Austin Venture Association booked a private chartered boat on Town Lake on March 12

Austin Venture Association cofounder and Executive Board Member, Ari Salafia, also the cofounder and CEO of TaxTaker, planned a private wine-tasting event at Next Coast Ventures on May 9th.

Austin Venture Association organized The Investor Reception, a gathering of the greater venture community on the evening of March 12, 2022, at the OJO Labs upscale office space with stunning balcony views of the downtown skyline.
Thanks to all who attended our soft launch earlier this month. We ordered catering from local taco joint, Tacodeli, and enjoyed live music from the band Austin Prairie Dogs. Drew Scheberle, from the National Security Innovation Council was our gracious venue host with a breathtaking skyline view of downtown Austin.
The Austin Venture Association is pleased to announce a private reception for premiere funds, family offices, LPs, and select emerging startups on March 11th during SXSW.

Austin Venture Association

The Austin Venture Association is focused on the greater venture community supporting Austin’s startup ecosystem.

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