Startup Community Helping Fire Victims

Over the weekend I read accounts of some firefighters from one area of Bastrop where 11 of 24 firefighters at a station lost their own homes. I also saw some horrible pictures from local tech entrepreneur Richard Bagdonas who went to Bastrop over the weekend to offer any assistance he could provide. Thanks to the great work of Piryx and David Walker at Conjunctured, a relief effort has been organized on behalf of the startup community in Austin.

Please share and give if you can. Even small amounts add up.

I will give a special shoutout to startup companies that make solid contributions. Thanks!



About Bryan Menell

Bryan is the Managing Editor for AustinStartup and the CEO of Mahana. He is a co-founder of Capital Factory, an investor and advisor, and runs the popular Austin Tech Happy Hour with his wife.


  1. Thanks for putting this together Bryan! It’s great to see the startup community rally around a good cause.

  2. Booqoos partnered with the Austin Humane Society last week to help raise funds for recent events. Booqoos is donating 100% of proceeds and assuming ALL processing fees for folks who want to donate to AHS. Link here –

  3. Great idea in starting this, Bryan. It’s about people helping others.