About Damon Clinkscales is the founder of Kismet Ventures, a product development firm. He also founded and cultivated Austin on Rails (a technology user group established in 2005), Austin Open Coffee Club (entrepreneurs and investors chat over coffee), and Cafe Bedouins (a weekly hack night). He serves as a mentor to Techstars Austin and Longhorn Startup Lab, a program designed to encourage student entrepreneurship at the University of Texas. He helped launch FounderDating in Austin by serving as Managing Director for 2012-2014. Damon loves to help others along their path by sharing what he’s learned, making connections, and building community.