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Office Hours with Joe Merrill

::Startup founders::

Joe Merrill, Partner at Sputnik ATX venture-accelerator, will be coming to Orange Co-working on Thursday. Ask him about your biggest business challenges, from finding product-market-fit to raising money for your startup. Plus, get a free day of co-working at Orange Co-working with your mentorship signup.

There will be a limited number of 20 minute time slots for mentorship with Joe so book yours today to reserve your spot. This is a free event.

~Also~ Pro tip: if you're wondering how to get into Sputnik ATX + the $100,000 investment, Joe will have insider tips on how to complete a successful application.

About Joe: Joe Merrill is the co-founder and Partner of Sputnik ATX, and Partner in the Linden group of venture funds based in Austin, Texas. Merrill is a former U.S. diplomat and served as a political, economic and consular officer at U.S. Embassies in Bosnia, Nigeria, and South Korea as well as postings at the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C.. After leaving the State Department, Merrill worked in corporate treasury, finance and development at Deere and Company before entering the private equity world at a Carlyle-Apollo education fund, Apollo Global. Overall, Joe has over $3 billion of transaction experience in venture investing. Merrill has also founded and exited two start-ups, Pan Am Education and Smart FundEd. He enjoys running around Town Lake in Austin, especially with his wife. His blog can be found at  www.econtrepreneur.com  and you can find him on Twitter at @Austin_VC.

About Joe:
Joe Merrill is the co-founder and Partner of Sputnik ATX, and Partner in the Linden group of venture funds based in Austin, Texas. Merrill is a former U.S. diplomat and served as a political, economic and consular officer at U.S. Embassies in Bosnia, Nigeria, and South Korea as well as postings at the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C.. After leaving the State Department, Merrill worked in corporate treasury, finance and development at Deere and Company before entering the private equity world at a Carlyle-Apollo education fund, Apollo Global. Overall, Joe has over $3 billion of transaction experience in venture investing. Merrill has also founded and exited two start-ups, Pan Am Education and Smart FundEd. He enjoys running around Town Lake in Austin, especially with his wife. His blog can be found at www.econtrepreneur.com and you can find him on Twitter at @Austin_VC.

About Sputnik ATX:
We are an Austin, TX based investor and accelerator that funds early stage maker-founders who solve real problems. We combine capital with training and experience to help startups reach their full potential. Sputnik applications for the S19 cohort are now open, until June 28. Learn more about the program at www.Sputnikatx.com.