Log in

Come for the speakers... stay for the people!

This Wednesday

    • July 18, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    How Capital City Innovation could change Austin's future

    Austin’s Innovation District is where creative individuals come to access the special sauce in Austin. For example, the University of Texas has launched its new Dell Medical School to disrupt healthcare and create a better system of health for all by blending with Austin’s legacy of technology innovation and social enterprise. The Innovation District opens doors and provides the place to take advantage of the enviable academic, creative, and entrepreneurial ecosystem that makes Austin’s brand a worldwide platform for innovation.

    Capital City Innovation is the non-profit organization formed by University of Texas at Austin, Seton, and Central Health to create a vision, and to coordinate stakeholders in Austin’s Innovation District. Our speaker, Chris Laing, will talk about the project and where it could lead.

    About our speaker

    As executive director of Capital City Innovation, Chris leads an organization that is coordinating the stakeholders of the innovation district emerging around Austin’s new health complex. Anchored by the new collaboration among University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School, Seton Healthcare, and Central Health, and supported by the Downtown Austin Alliance, Opportunity Austin, and community stakeholders, Austin’s innovation district is committed to inclusive place-making and healthy community.

    Previously, Chris was a member of the senior management team of Philadelphia’s University City Science Center, the country’s oldest and largest urban innovation hub, where he had specific oversight of commercialization programs, startup investment, and business incubation/acceleration.

    Prior to joining the Science Center, Chris worked for a number of biomedical start-up companies, ran a research program at the University of Pennsylvania, and was a practicing companion animal veterinarian in the United Kingdom.


    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

Past events

February 21, 2018 Alan Graham, Mobile Loaves and Fishes


Amazing!  Remarkable!  Fun!  No exaggeration.  MBC attracts the best speakers on timely topics.  We come to learn, mix, mingle and make new friends.  We return each week for both and remain life-long learners.  Most Wednesdays, what happens is intergenerational magic.  It's fun and exciting.   From our police chief to a futurist to our female Martian astronaut candidate.  And that's not all.  Come explore.  Leave changed!  Rinse and repeat.

Upcoming Speakers

Each week, a different speaker steps up and makes 85 special Austinites even smarter. Across a spectrum of world, lifestyle, talent and experiences, these top-drawer experts make our mornings powerful learning experiences.

About MBC

Count on MBC for entertaining and relevant speakers. The Metropolitan Breakfast Club has been Austin's premier speaker's club since 1984 and continues to deliver an outstanding 45 minutes of amazing content every week.


Each week, we catch the photogenic side of our speakers and members. Take a look back at some past events and see if you can spot yourself! Many thanks to Field Photography for always capturing the best of the best.

Why join MBC?

The topic and the table talk stimulate all of your brain's learning centers.  The camaraderie meets your deep-seated need to connect with others and be part of something special and unique.  The coffee is great.  The parking is free.  And the whole scene is so compelling it's addictive. 

Please give yourself the benefits of this "Austin" experience. Sign up and come on down!

Learn More

Thank You to our MBC Corporate Partners

© Copyright 2017 Metropolitan Breakfast Club • Austin, Texas • 512-479-9460 • mbcaustin@mbcaustin.orgPrivacy PolicyTerms/Conditions

Austin Web Design by Austex Websites | Photography by fieldphotography.com

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software