capital Factory at SXSW

March 6 - March 16, 2017

Who can we introduce you to?

Let us know! Capital Factory’s mission is about connecting people together to help them reach their full potential and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Capital Factory is just blocks away from the home of SXSW, the Austin Convention Center. We meet the best entrepreneurs in Austin and introduce them to potential investors, employees and customers. With 55,000 sq. ft. of space and 360˚ views of downtown, Capital Factory is the leading space for the technology community to come together. 

Reach out to and let us know who we can introduce you to and help make the most of your experience here. 


Are you or someone you know planning on being in Austin from March 10th - 13th? Apply to be a VIP and gain access to The Spark VIP Lounge at Capital Factory! We host happy hours, private events and catering for every meal.

Event Schedule

Check out what's going on at Capital Factory and RSVP to your favorite events! 

SXSW_Dates_3.6_1.jpg 6pm | EdTech Austin Meetup presented by Microsoft Education      

4:30pm | Intro to the Austin Startup Scene & AMA: EdTech

6pm | Intro to the Austin Startup Scene Happy Hour

SXSW_Dates_3.8_1.jpg 6pm | Oslo+Austin Edtech Mixer 2017      
SXSW_Dates_3.9_1.jpg 6pm | ATX+PAK Pitch Showcase      

12pm | SBA Investment & Innovation Summit

4:30pm | Nordic Cool hits Hot Austin


1pm | Meta - AR Talk & Mixer

4:30pm | Intro to the Austin Startup Scene & AMA with Joshua Baer & Amos Schwartzfarb

6pm | Google for Entrepreneurs & Code2040 Happy Hour: Meet the Residents

SXSW_Dates_3.12_1.jpg 8:30am | Retail Loco       
SXSW_Dates_3.13_1.jpg 5pm | ATX Startup Crawl at SXSW Presented by Amazon Web Services      
SXSW_Dates_3.14_1.jpg 10am | PRX & iHeartRadio Present: Podcasts Live!

5pm | Intro to the Austin Startup Scene & AMA with Joshua Baer
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SXSW_Dates_3.16_1.jpg  3pm | Transforming Creative Businesses into Creative Communities in VR/AR

4pm | Intro to the Austin Startup Scene & AMA: VR & Gaming with Joshua Baer

5:30pm | Intro to the Austin Startup Scene: VR & Gaming Happy Hour



capital Factory's virtual reality megalounge

March 10 - 13, 2017  |  10am - 6pm
March 14, 2017  |  10am - 3pm

What has 5,000 sq ft and over a dozen VR rigs? That's right, Capital Factory's VR Megalounge.

Capital Factory is partnering up with HTC to showcase some of the best VR games and experiences world-wide and homegrown from right here in Austin. Pair that with workshops, panels, and parties and you've got maximum density VR in one spot. 

Sad because AR is left out? Think again! Our friends at Meta will have the coolest AR tech around for you to check out. 

Take a look at the calendar below to see what's happening daily and get ready for the best VR in Austin.


10am | VR + Global Connections = The Future of Education

1pm | Virtual Reality: Coding with WebVR

4pm | Book signing with Robert Scoble & Shel Israel  6pm | Robert Scoble & Shel Israel: Start-Ups in The Fourth Transformation 
SXSW_Dates_3.11_1.jpg 10am | Virtual Reality: Coding with WebVR 

1pm | How The World Will See in 2020 with Ryan Pamplin

4pm | Intro to the Austin Startup Scene & AMA with Joshua Baer & Amos Schwartzfarb   
SXSW_Dates_3.12_1.jpg 10am | WTF is VR: VR for Marketing & Advertising      
SXSW_Dates_3.13_1.jpg 5pm | ATX Startup Crawl at SXSW - VR Megastop sponsored by Aquila      
SXSW_Dates_3.14_1.jpg Coming Soon!      

PLEASE NOTE: This lounge is not affliated with SXSW and is open to the public and badge holders.