This meetup is being established to better grow the Bitcoin community and talk about the Business side of getting BTC Companies Commerialized.
While I love the potential that bitcoin has, I've come to recognize that it is easy for us as a community to be enamored with the technology and lose sight of what is practical and useful for the average person - a key factor in the ultimate success and adoption of Blockchain technology.
To give some background - I've been working with a number of early stage businesses in Austin for the last 4 years, I recently completed my Masters in Technology Commercialization at UT, and I'm one of the founding members of Satoshi Square.
Prior to moving to Austin, I received my Undergraduate Degree in Accounting, and I have worked as an investment analyst for a VC firm in California.
I hope that I can help grow bitcoin businesses, advance the Blockchain technology, and contribute to the growth of bitcoin (in price, and in ubiquity) by holding this meetup.
I view this as a focus group tasked with accelerating the growth and development of the technology in a practical way.
I won't be charging a specific amount for the meetup, but I will be accepting "Pay What It's Worth" donations if you are compelled to do so. Bitcoin and Alt-Coins accepted - none of this nasty fiat stuff :-D
BYOB, and if my bank account allows it, I'll try to bring some pizza or snacks to munch on.