Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?



BASHH origins – September 2009 in Austin

In 2009, BASHH experienced a massive explosion in size, so we teamed up with our friend Stephen Surefire at Launch 787 to make BASHH even awesomer. We ended up selecting a downtown bar (Submerged) based on capacity and setup. Launch 787 sponsored door prizes like concert tickets and spa goodies and Nada Moo set up a table and stuffed faces with organic ice cream.

What we loved about the venue was the layout and specifically the champagne room which seated 8 and we crammed 30 into. Good times. Also, the bathrooms were cool.

What we did NOT love was that the venue was not cleaned prior to our event (it was pretty dirty) and that the owner had the marketing chick walking around asking everyone for their email address (which we asked them specifically not to given that attendees already signed in with their contact info) which confused and angered BASHH attendees. Bleh.

Photos from the night:

We had a lot of fun posing for photos with skilled photog, @asyouwish!
Click image to go to album.

Who happy houred?

The RSVP/invitation is here and below are just a few of the smiling faces that joined us:

Benn Rosales is the Founder and CEO of The American Genius (AG), national news network. Before AG, he founded one of the first digital media strategy firms in the nation has received the Statesman Texas Social Media Award and is an Inman Innovator Award winner. He has consulted for numerous startups (both early- and late-stage), and is well known for organizing the digital community through popular offline events. He does not venture into the spotlight often, rather he believes his biggest accomplishments are the talent he recruits and develops, so he gives all credit to those he's empowered.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

AdBlocker Message

Our website is kept FREE to you by displaying online ads to our visitors. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker OR subscribing to our event alerts:

Get event alerts!

Subscribe to the BASHH email list for event updates


More Big Ass Goodness:


Insights into what a BASHH event looks and feels like with a gallery of images taken from the last event on July 12, 2022.


Let’s network, Austin! BASHH (Big Ass Social Happy Hour) is the glue that keeps the Austin tech community together and invites other industries into...


BASHH people, you’re famous! One of the coolest parts of BASHH is that it transcends all industries. In one room, you may have a...


Make a friend, meet Tommy Sometimes it’s easier to go to your first BASHH or feel compelled to seek out new people if you...


2014 BASHH dates: While these dates for BASHH are tentative, and subject to change, but it is our goal to stick to the following...


Please thank Constant Contact for their continued support and for keeping BASHH free! You know they’re more than email marketing right? They offer a...

The Big Ass Social Happy Hour is our monthly networking event offline, and is beloved for being casual and no-pressure. Because we hate smarmy networking events, we built a monthly gathering for like-minded business professionals to mingle without being hard sold anything. It’s well known for being the birthplace of many startups, inspired many partnerships, and endless business opportunities (all over a beer). The American Genius, LLC Copyright © 2005-2022