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When: Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 6:00 PM through 8:00 PM CST

Where: Main Street Hub600 Congress Ave. Suite 1200, Austin,TX 78701

Panelists: unnamed Mike Georgoff VP Product Mike joined Main Street Hub as a man on a mission – to build nothing less than the best product in the local space. No stranger to high growth start-ups, he previously played critical roles at Redbox and RetailMeNot, helping grow each from early stage to $1B+ public company. Mike attended the University of Michigan, graduating summa cum laude from the College of Literature, Science, and Arts with a degree in political science & development economics. He has an affinity for bourbon, The Economist, and obstacle races (not necessarily all at once).   Nick FoxNick Fox Attorney Dubois, Byran & Campbell, LLP Nick is a Private Equity/M&A lawyer who works with emerging growth companies from startup to liquidity, primarily in the technology, life sciences and energy industries. He also works with a number of private equity firms and individual investors with fund formation and portfolio investment matters. He is a former Partner with Vinson & Elkins, LLP and holds an LLM, Taxation from New York University, JD from the University of Texas School of Law, and a BBA from SMU.   leeannLeeAnn Wick CEO and Founder Power of Two Promotions LeeAnn is a dynamic entrepreneur and founder of Power of Two Promotions, a promotional product concierge business which proudly donates over 20% of profits back to charity. She has over 15 years of business experience (12 years with Fortune 100 companies), dual undergraduate degrees in Accounting and MIS and an MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University. LeeAnn is also on the board of the Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC)   michaelybarraMichael Ybarra Attorney, Ybarra PLLC Michael co-founded Ybarra PLLC in New York in 2010 with a close-knit group of attorneys from the country’s premier law firms.  Their practice is focused on helping high-growth ventures, investment funds, and high net worth individuals create and preserve value in innovative growth sectors, both in the US and abroad.   He holds a JD from New York University and a BA from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.   Moderator: charlieCharlie Jackson Co-CEO and Co-Founder Diversity Fund Charlie is a serial entrepreneur who has led multiple ventures in software, Internet, mobile and social networking for Global 100 companies. He holds a BA in Government and an MS in Technology Commercialization from UT. Charlie has been active in the Austin startup community for many years and currently serves as CEO for Diversity Fund, a next-generation business finance platform for women and LGBT entrepreneurs and investor allies. [post_title] => Austin - Financing Your Venture: Alternatives for 2015 and Beyond [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => financing-your-venture-alternatives-for-2015-and-beyond [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-07-11 15:00:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-07-11 22:00:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=10841 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 160 [post_id] => 10841 [Venue] => 128 [StartDate] => 2015-07-14 [EndDate] => 2015-07-14 [StartTime] => 00:00:00 [FinishTime] => 23:59:59 [event_schedule] => once [event_schedule_meta] => [event_frequency] => 1 [event_occurrence] => 0 [event_allday] => 1 [reoccurrence_start] => 2015-07-14 [reoccurrence_end] => 2015-07-14 [post_category] => 0 ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 10409 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2015-04-14 07:44:08 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-04-14 14:44:08 [post_content] => Join StartOut in Austin for a stellar networking event at the W! Meet us in the Screened Porch in the Living Room with views from the patio, oversized windows that let in the nightly breeze and a satellite bar. register-now-300x70 Where: W Austin Hotel | 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701 When: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 | 6:00 - 9:00pm CST

Come and meet LGBT entrepreneurs at all stages; from aspiring to seasoned, startup to serial, and the people who help make them successful – investors, lawyers, bankers and other professionals. It will be a terrific opportunity to socialize and exchange ideas with others who share a passion for entrepreneurship. So, whether you’ve built a thriving company, are in the process of building one, or are an investor in great people and ideas, come and meet other like-minded people and get a headstart on your entrepreneurial venture. 

This time we're adding two pitch slots, so if you're interested in letting the StartOut community know about a great plan, want feedback, or are seeking investors, fill out the "Pitch at Event" field at the bottom of the registration screen.   [post_title] => Pitch & Networking Mixer at the W Austin [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => networking-pitch-and-catch-up-at-the-w-austin [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-04-14 07:56:46 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-04-14 14:56:46 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=10409 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 158 [post_id] => 10409 [Venue] => 52 [StartDate] => 2015-05-06 [EndDate] => 2015-05-06 [StartTime] => 00:00:00 [FinishTime] => 23:59:59 [event_schedule] => once [event_schedule_meta] => [event_frequency] => 1 [event_occurrence] => 0 [event_allday] => 1 [reoccurrence_start] => 2015-05-06 [reoccurrence_end] => 2015-05-06 [post_category] => 0 ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9848 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2015-03-30 06:09:34 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-03-30 13:09:34 [post_content] => HavenCon is the first LGBTQIA Geek and Gamer Convention in Texas. Members of the Austin steering committee of StartOut, a national non-profit that supports and encourages LGBT entrepreneurs, will present a panel discussion about the economic empowerment mission of StartOut and their own respective business ventures across multiple industries.
Note: This is an external event during which StartOut is providing expert panelist on LGBT entrepreneurship. Tickets will be available at the door only. See http://havencontx.com/news/door-prices-for-havencon/ for details. For any questions about HavenCon, please contact Shane Brown at shane@havencontx.com
April 5th, 2015 4:00 PM  through   5:00 PM
HavenCon
Holiday Inn Midtown 6000 Middle Fiskville Rd. AustinTX 78752
We will also discuss HackOut, StartOut's annual two-day hackathon held in Austin. The first-place winning team of HackOut 2015 will present their business idea. Plenty of time will be reserved for Q&A from audience members. This will be an informative and engaging session for anyone with entrepreneurial aspirations.
Panelists will include:
* Emily Brandon: Dateline Co-Founder and HackOut 2015 Winner
* Nova Courtois: Dateline Co-Founder and HackOut 2015 Winner
* Steve Kramer, PhD: President & Chief Scientist of Paragon Science and HackOut 2014 Leader
* Joshua Sellers: CEO of Out of the Box and HackOut 2015 Leader
* Paul Trowe: Founder of Replay Games, Inc.
* Michael Witbrock, PhD: VP of Research at Cycorp, Founder of Curious Cat Company, Head of StartOut Austin Chapter
* Lynn Yeldell: Co-Founder of L Style G Style [post_title] => HavenCon: StartOut Panel on Economic Empowerment in the LGBT Community [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => havencon-startout-panel-on-economic-empowerment-in-the-lgbt-community [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-03-30 06:09:47 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-03-30 13:09:47 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=9848 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 154 [post_id] => 9848 [Venue] => 120 [StartDate] => 2015-04-05 [EndDate] => 2015-04-05 [StartTime] => 00:00:00 [FinishTime] => 23:59:59 [event_schedule] => once [event_schedule_meta] => [event_frequency] => 1 [event_occurrence] => 0 [event_allday] => 1 [reoccurrence_start] => 2015-04-05 [reoccurrence_end] => 2015-04-05 [post_category] => 0 ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9661 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2015-01-13 15:20:59 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-01-13 22:20:59 [post_content] =>

Join StartOut at SXSW Interactive!

We'll keep you up to date on our special events, parties, and trade show hours.

As a SXSW kickoff, join our pals from Jack'd on March 13th for #SXSW's "Best #LGBT After Party" at Oilcan Harrys. RSVP on Facebook HERE.
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SXSW LGBT ENTREPRENEURS MIXER  | March 16

**RSVP soon, limited space available Dates and Hours: Monday, March 16th | 6:00 - 8:00pm CST Location: EnviroMedia 2021 E. Fifth Street, Suite 150 Austin, TX 78702 Join StartOut and some of the most intriguing and inspiring LGBT entrepreneurs & technologists for an evening of delicious cocktails, great conversation, and fantastic networking.  Bring your business cards and great ideas as you're sure to build your network of great LGBT business leaders, like yourself.  SXSW is one of the busiest times of the year, so we hope you'll take a chance to catch your breath and celebrate diversity in business with us in Austin. The evening is graciously hosted by our friends at EnviroMedia. EnviromediaLogo1_20141    
While at SXSW, StartOut will be participating in a slew of exciting LGBT networking events. Check us out throughout the entire week of SXSW:

STARTOUT TRADE SHOW BOOTH  | March 15 - 18

Dates and Hours: Sunday, March 15 | 10:00am-6:00pm Monday, March 16 | 10:00am-6:00pm Tuesday, March 17 | 10:00am-6:00pm Wednesday, March 18 | 10:00am-2:00pm Location: Austin Convention Center Exhibit Halls 3 & 4  - Booth #547 Come meet the StartOut team, snap a photo at our step & repeat, and grab some awesome LGBT swag. The SXSW Trade Show highlights the integrations and overlaps between SXSW’s converging industries and hosts a diverse range of forward thinking exhibitors – from promising startups, to established industry leaders. The four-day show encourages targeted connections and new discoveries.

OTHER EXCITING LGBT EVENTS AT SXSW

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When: Saturday, February 21, 2015, starting at 9am through Sunday, February 22, 2015, at 4 pm The hacking period will be a 24-hour block from noon on Saturday straight through to noon on Sunday. Where: Tech Ranch, 8920 Business Park Drive, Suite 250 (Floor 2), Austin, Texas 78759 HackOut is the nation’s premier LGBT-oriented hackathon presented by StartOut. We are looking for individuals or teams that want to change the way we think by hacking a new demo in an exciting, 24-hour, overnight competition. It’s a great way to meet new friends, other entrepreneurs, investors and incubators. Developers, programmers, coders and geeks of all kinds will have access to incredible mentors from leading companies. StartOut is deeply grateful to its HackOut 2015 sponsors, which include Atlassian, Curious Cat Company, Google, Hirestarter, Jones-Spross, Out of the Box, Social Edge, Stripe, and WP Engine. Rackspace is also donating more than $24,000 in cloud computing services to the winning teams. Google Cloud Starter Pack credits will be available to all participants. The first-place winning team will receive a cash prize as well as an invitation to present at Demo Day in New York City on February 24. (Travel expenses would the responsibility of the members of the winning team.) Hackathons are excellent ways to merge entrepreneurial spirit with computer programming prowess and product design sensibilities. Students, hackers, programmers, product marketers, and other web enthusiasts can form small teams to create new ventures during the hackathon. Individuals with all levels of experience are welcome to participate, and any viable business idea can form the basis for participants’ projects. HOW TO ENTER Sign up for HackOut at http://startout.org/events/hackout-austin-2015 Register for a free account on Challenge Post at http://hackout2015.challengepost.com/. Construct your demo according to the rules below and complete your submission on Challenge Post by 12:00 pm CST on Sunday, February 22, 2015. ELIGIBILITY Participants: Individuals (15 years in age or older) and teams of up to five (5) people Countries: Any View full rules http://hackout2015.challengepost.com/rules REQUIREMENTS Categories are not limited to specific target areas. Any viable business idea or non-profit idea is welcome. What to create: functioning software application, demonstration video, screenshots, business plan presentation Platforms: iOS; Mobile Web; Web; Mac Desktop; Windows Desktop JUDGING CRITERIA Originality Technical Difficulty Design Commercial Viability HackOut is so grateful to our generous 2015 sponsors:
GOLD SPONSORS Social Edge Stripe
SILVER SPONSORS Atlassian
BBVA Compass
Google Jones-Spross PLLC
Spredfast
WP Engine
BRONZE SPONSORS
Blacklight Solutions Curious Cat Company
Hirestarter oSTEM
Mary Shea
Chris Sinton
CLOUD COMPUTING SPONSORS Google Rackspace
VENUE SPONSORS Out of the Box Tech Ranch
OTHER SPONSORS
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HackOut 2015 Mentors, Speakers, and Judges

J = Judge; M = Mentor; S = Speaker Chance Coble (Blacklight Solutions) - M Chance_Coble_HeadshotChance Coble is a Principal of Blacklight Solutions, a consulting company committed to unlocking value for its customers through their data. As the chief executive of the organization, Mr. Coble was recruited to drive the vision for the organization and under his leadership the company has multiplied in size and revenue. Prior to Blacklight, Mr. Coble has had extensive experience leading teams in the development of analytics solutions for both internally and externally facing products. His broad background includes creating advanced analytics applications in a number of verticals including financial services, biomedical and telecommunications. Clients have retained Mr. Coble for his  strengths in algorithmic modeling and high-performance computing to accelerate intelligent software solutions for organizations around identity management, payment processing, fraud detection and targeted advertising. Lauren Guilbeaux (Blacklight Solutions) - M unnamedLauren is a Principal at local data analytics solutions company, Blacklight Solutions. She is a seasoned software professional with a passion for bringing new and exciting technologies to the market. Adept at working with both direct enterprise clients as well as long-term OEM relationships with other software vendors, she has deep experience in complex negotiations and long-term contracting. Adam Kucharski (Z9th Ventures) - M, J Adam Headshot Compressed Adam Kucharski is co-founder of Z9th Ventures, an R&D firm that founds, launches, and operates startups focusing on global markets. Adam develops and operates internationally facing startups like Fetchcap, a platform that extends US-quality retail and fulfillment services to virtually anywhere in the world. Prior to founding Z9th, Adam worked for leading consulting and advisory firms deploying innovative business models across various industries such as hospitality, real estate, healthcare, and logistics. In pursuing his fascination with global markets, Adam has been based in countries spanning Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Adam received a BA with honors from the University of Chicago, was a Fulbright Fellow, and earned an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management where he led Sloan’s LGBT advocacy group. Dr. Anita Leffel (UTSA) - M, J Anita_Leffel Dr. Anita Leffel is assistant director of the Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship and senior lecturer in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Technology Management. She received her Ph.D. in educational human resource development at Texas A&M and a master’s in education from the University of Houston. She is the faculty advisor for the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization and Toastmasters at UTSA. Dr. Leffel received the Acton Foundation for Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for Entrepreneurship Education in 2007. Brandon Marker (Tech Stars) - M, J Brandon_Marker Brandon is an Analyst with Techstars in Austin and graduated with a Finance degree from Texas State University. At Techstars, he's responsible for working with the Austin portfolio companies on strategy, business models, financial modeling, fundraising, negotiations, and whatever else comes up. He also reviews all applications to assist in selection for the Austin fund. His previous role as the first hire at Microventures was to help the founder grow the startup as the first equity crowdfunding portal. He educated investors on crowdfunding and equity investments in startups, managed deal flow, performed due diligence on potential portfolio companies, and created the investor collateral for Microventures' investors. Brandon helped grow the firm from less than $100,000 invested to managing nearly $20 million invested, an expansion to San Francisco, and Seed and Series A funding. Taylor McCaslin (WP Engine) - M TaylorMcCaslin Taylor McCaslin is User Experience Designer and Front End Developer living in Austin, Texas. He currently works as a Product Manager at WP Engine. WordPress has been his choice CMS for 5+ years. Taylor has created custom WordPress themes and plugins for small and medium sized businesses and multinational corporations. Previously, Taylor 'helped people find jobs' as an Interaction Designer at Indeed.com, the world’s largest job search engine. Before that, worked as a Product Design Intern at Bazaarvoice. Taylor graduated from UT Austin in 2013 where he studied theatre, digital art and media, business, and computer science Emma Persky (Google) - S, M, J Emma_Persky Emma Persky is a vocal technology evangelist, an avid traveler and vibrant storyteller. You can’t miss her with her bright red hair and distinctively British accent. When Emma is not at home in New York, engineering search software at Google, she can be found on an intrepid expedition, collecting stories for her other blog, travellerwithatale.com. By way of London, Emma Persky now lives in New York where she is a software engineer on the search team at Google. She graduated with an honours degree from Imperial College in Computing, where she wrote her dissertation on Vision Based Tracking for System’s Control, where she attempted to build a system out of commodity hardware for hand gesture tracking. Later on she started honing her data science skills at Trampoline Systems where she worked on their Sonar product, analysing the social structure of organizations based on implicit social graph data, and semantic analysis of author-recipient content. When not at home in New York, she can probably be found searching out fresh powder, skiing like she was a snowboarder, or in some other far flung adventure capturing moments for her other great passion, storytelling – just ask her about the time she fell down the Grand Canyon, or *that* time in Tokyo. Emma has spoken at numerous conference and events around the world, and is available to speak on subjects such as data science, analytics and software engineering. She also loves to teach, and is very interested in hearing from people who love to learn. Lowell Vaughn (WP Engine) - M  unnamedLowell Vaughn has been involved in Austin startups since 1999.He's been there, done that, and has the t-shirts to prove it. Lowell regularly uses WordPress, Python, Django and many different databases. He has a bachelors in Math from Grinnell College and an MS in CS from Indiana University.He's been at WP Engine since April of 2014.   HackOut 15 Flyer
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Whether you've got an idea, a plan, a startup, or a pending IPO, having someone to talk through it, network with, and boost your effectiveness is great. And when you've done all that stuff, or helped others achieve dreams, nothing's better than helping someone along.

Departure lounge is a great environment to share ideas, learn, and socialize as you build your business.

We've already lined up some great mentors, and are looking for more - let us know if you'd like to help. And if you're looking for a business, sales, technical, legal, promo or any other sort of mentor, let us know so that we can match you up.

When you register, you'll be asked to tell us about your mentoring needs. Be thorough. We're here to help YOU! 

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Details:

When: Wednesday, October 8th, 2014  | 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Where: Departure Lounge | 311 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

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When: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM 

Where: W Hotel Austin | 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

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EVENT DETAILS

When: Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 10:00 PM to 1:00am Where: Rain, 217 W. 4th Street, Austin, TX

  Join us in Austin for an unforgettable party to kick-off SXSW at Rain! Celebrate with our community of LGBT entrepreneurs, investors, professionals, techies and startup wannabes from across the country. Whether you're there for music, film, to launch your startup, or all the above, we invite you to network, relax or dance the night away!  

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Join StartOut in Austin for our annual holiday networking event at the W! Meet us in the Screened Porch in the Living Room with views from the patio, oversized windows that let in the nightly breeze and a satellite bar. Come and meet LGBT entrepreneurs at all stages; from aspiring to serial, and the people who help make them successful – investors, lawyers, bankers and other professionals. It will be a terrific opportunity to socialize and exchange ideas with others who share a passion for entrepreneurship. So, whether you’ve built a great company, are in the process of building one, or are an investor in great people and ideas, come and meet other like-minded people and get a headstart on your entrepreneurial venture.

Guest Speakers

Mark Lacy and Scott Barrett Scott and Mark co-founded Benchmark Research 15 years ago, and are celebrating 20 years together this year. As CEO and COO of Benchmark Research, they have built the pharmaceutical research company into one of the most prominent, recognized and successful companies in this industry, covering Texas, California and Louisiana, and six metropolitan areas. In addition to Benchmark, the couple are active real estate investor operators, and investors in other ventures. Mark was recently honored by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of 4 finalists in the Established Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Event Details

When: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST  Where: W Hotel - Screened Porch, 200 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas

Event Host

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When: Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 6:00 PM through 8:00 PM CST

Where: Main Street Hub600 Congress Ave. Suite 1200, Austin,TX 78701

Panelists: unnamed Mike Georgoff VP Product Mike joined Main Street Hub as a man on a mission – to build nothing less than the best product in the local space. No stranger to high growth start-ups, he previously played critical roles at Redbox and RetailMeNot, helping grow each from early stage to $1B+ public company. Mike attended the University of Michigan, graduating summa cum laude from the College of Literature, Science, and Arts with a degree in political science & development economics. He has an affinity for bourbon, The Economist, and obstacle races (not necessarily all at once).   Nick FoxNick Fox Attorney Dubois, Byran & Campbell, LLP Nick is a Private Equity/M&A lawyer who works with emerging growth companies from startup to liquidity, primarily in the technology, life sciences and energy industries. He also works with a number of private equity firms and individual investors with fund formation and portfolio investment matters. He is a former Partner with Vinson & Elkins, LLP and holds an LLM, Taxation from New York University, JD from the University of Texas School of Law, and a BBA from SMU.   leeannLeeAnn Wick CEO and Founder Power of Two Promotions LeeAnn is a dynamic entrepreneur and founder of Power of Two Promotions, a promotional product concierge business which proudly donates over 20% of profits back to charity. She has over 15 years of business experience (12 years with Fortune 100 companies), dual undergraduate degrees in Accounting and MIS and an MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University. LeeAnn is also on the board of the Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC)   michaelybarraMichael Ybarra Attorney, Ybarra PLLC Michael co-founded Ybarra PLLC in New York in 2010 with a close-knit group of attorneys from the country’s premier law firms.  Their practice is focused on helping high-growth ventures, investment funds, and high net worth individuals create and preserve value in innovative growth sectors, both in the US and abroad.   He holds a JD from New York University and a BA from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.   Moderator: charlieCharlie Jackson Co-CEO and Co-Founder Diversity Fund Charlie is a serial entrepreneur who has led multiple ventures in software, Internet, mobile and social networking for Global 100 companies. He holds a BA in Government and an MS in Technology Commercialization from UT. Charlie has been active in the Austin startup community for many years and currently serves as CEO for Diversity Fund, a next-generation business finance platform for women and LGBT entrepreneurs and investor allies. [post_title] => Austin - Financing Your Venture: Alternatives for 2015 and Beyond [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => financing-your-venture-alternatives-for-2015-and-beyond [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-07-11 15:00:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-07-11 22:00:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=10841 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 160 [post_id] => 10841 [Venue] => 128 [StartDate] => 2015-07-14 [EndDate] => 2015-07-14 [StartTime] => 00:00:00 [FinishTime] => 23:59:59 [event_schedule] => once [event_schedule_meta] => [event_frequency] => 1 [event_occurrence] => 0 [event_allday] => 1 [reoccurrence_start] => 2015-07-14 [reoccurrence_end] => 2015-07-14 [post_category] => 0 ) )

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