Damon Clinkscales

community · software development · entrepreneurship · entrepreneurial ecosystems · community building

About Me

Damon Clinkscales is the Engineering Manager for the Experiences and Intelligence product teams at Khoros. He's also the founder of Kismet Labs, a software development firm. Since 2005, he founded and cultivated Austin on Rails, Austin Open Coffee Club (entrepreneurs and investors meet over coffee), and Cafe Bedouins (a weekly hack night). He currently serves as a mentor to Techstars Austin and Techstars Impact and mentored entrepreneurial students in UT's Longhorn Startup Lab for 6 years. He helped launch FounderDating in Austin by serving as Managing Director for 2012-2014. In 2017, Damon took over as Chapter Director of Startup Grind Austin, which is part of a global entrepreneurial community, originating in Silicon Valley. Damon loves to help others along their path by sharing what he's learned, making connections, and building community.