Austin Hackney United

Austin Hackney United

Austin Hackney United (AHU) is the publicly branded identity of the Austin-Hackney Sister Cities Committee, established in March 2015 with the launch of the group’s new website — found at or — and next-phase development and engagement programs.

2015 Goals & Objectives

New Initiatives
  1. Further formalize Austin Hackney Sister Cities Committee structure, responsibilities and functionality.
  2. Grow membership more methodically, in both Austin and Hackney, employing the use of technology.
  3. Establish a modest operating budget to enable implementation of annual goals.
  4. Launch the new website.
  5. Launch Silicon Drinkabout in Austin, a weekly happy hour gathering of the tech and creative community which originated in Hackney.
  6. Encourage initiation of a craft beer brewing exchange between Beavertown Brewery in Hackney and the Black Star Co-op in Austin.
  7. Promote and support Austin-side events run by Hackney Council (ie: Hackney House), UK Trade & Investment, London & Partners and other similar organizations during South By Southwest (March), the ACL Music Festival / Austin Startup Week (October), F1 Grand Prix (October) and at other times.
  8. Organize and lead a 2015 Austin delegation to Hackney as part of the Digital Shoreditch Conference (May)
  9. Support the music tourism promotional program of the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, to the extent possible, and its strategic relationship with NME Media and the NME Music Awards With Austin, through the showcasing of Austin-Hackney musical collaboration projects..
  10. Support another installment of the Millennial Mentoring Program of collaboration between Hackney Community College and Austin Community College (Fall 2015 to Spring 2016)
Ongoing Initiatives
  1. Continue to increase awareness, membership and participation in the Austin Hackney relationship.
  2. Support Austin companies and organizations seeking to find partners in Hackney or establish operations there (or, through Hackney, into the rest of the UK and EU).
  3. Support Hackney companies and organizations seeking to find partners in Austin or establish operations there (or, through Austin, into the rest of Texas, the USA and North America).
  4. Support expanded programming in London by 3 Day Startup.
  5. Help network into the relationship summer student/faculty exchange programs, as warranted.
  6. Find Austin collaboration partners for: Ravensbourne College, the British Irish Modern Music (BIMM) Institute, others.

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