Startup over Coffee started as a Startup Tech empowerment movement in early 2010. The origin of the name Startup over Coffee came about thanks in part to the location of the first meetings, which were at many trendy coffee shops around Austin, Texas. Late in 2010 Startup over Coffee took on a more formal existence with speakers and workshops led by experts from media, PR and marketing professions.

Startup over Coffee has since become a “safe” place for Startup entrepreneurs, business students, and other professionals to connect with media experts with backgrounds as diverse as video marketing to crisis communications.

Dave Manzer: Founder

Dave Manzer founder and president of a digital marketing communications & tech PR agency with offices in Austin, San Francisco, Denver, and Houston that helps startups and enterprises grow their reputations and sales leads through integrated PR and digital marketing campaigns. Dave’s agency, Swyft, help B2B enterprises achieve their strategic revenue goals in the U.S, Europe, and Asia. Through his agency and popular PR Over Coffee meetups, Dave has helped over 1,000 businesses, professionals and non-profits get connected to the news media, resulting in hundreds of news mentions in a variety of local, national and international news outlets.