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Austinites party with Top Texans Under 30 at playful CultureMap Social

Austinites party with Top Texans Under 30 at playful CultureMap Social

Young professionals filled 800 Congress on Tuesday evening for the CultureMap Social: Top Texans Under 30 Edition to celebrate the Austin winners of our first-ever Top Texans Under 30

Cooper Anderson and Ross McLauchlan, Jason Bornhorst, Ben Doherty and Zac Maurais, Katie Fang, Kelly Wynne FergusonAnne GardnerStephanie Hansen, Paul HedrickAdam Jacoby, Dominik Stein, Lizzie Velasquez, and ​Whitney Wolfe were saluted for making things happen across the state, and sometimes the world.

Upon arrival, guests sipped cucumber vodka mojitos and bergamot orange margaritas courtesy of Austin Cocktails, beer from Oskar Blue Brewery, and wine from Austin Winery. A lucky group of 50 early-bird attendees grabbed swag bags with goodies from Nicely Noted, Olive + M, Hiatus Spa + Retreat, Outdoor Voices, and Sugarfina. Royal Fig Catering provided a delectable build-your-own macaroni and cheese bar and tasty sliders.

And, as has come to be expected at CultureMap Socials, guests participated in fun activities like a DIY flower pin station courtesy of Austin Learnshop, a Henna tattoo station, and DIY charms from Psyche Jewelry. Guests posed at a fun photo booth and played at the videogame multiplex provided by Game Plan Entertainment. And there was music too: DJ Charles Moon set the vibe with an epic playlist. 

A brief presentation from network editor in chief Jennifer Chininis celebrated the twentysomething trailblazers. Spotted at the party were Sarah O'Brien, Katy Stover, Melissa Grady, Isabella Sheehan, Shelbie Johansson, Sara Pendley, and CultureMap Stylemaker readers' choice winner Lamar Sanchez.

This was the final installment of CultureMap Social: Top Texans Under 30 Edition — Dallas and Houston held shindigs earlier this month. All proceeds from the party will benefit charities chosen by our Top Texans, including Andy Roddick Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, College Forward, Dance Another World, Girlstart, Helping Hand Home for Children, Hill Country Conservancy, Out Youth Austin, Rising Tide Capital, and Susan G. Komen Austin.

CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Sarah O'Brien Katy Stover Melissa Grady
Sarah O'Brien, Katy Stover, and Melissa Grady. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Winners Favor Founders Zac Maurais Ben Doherty
Top Texans Under 30 winners Zac Maurais and Ben Doherty. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Shelbie Johansson Sarah Pendley
Shelbie Johansson and Sara Pendley take silly portraits at the MyEventIsTheBomb photo booth. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Nina Berenato Psyche Jewelry Charm Keychains
Nina Berenato of Psyche Jewelry hand-hammers customized key chains for guests. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Oskar Blues Sierra Nevada Sweetwater 420 Austin Cocktails The Austin Winery
Guests at the social enjoyed beers, wine, and cocktails from Oskar Blues, Sierra Nevada, Sweetwater, Austin Cocktails, and The Austin Winery. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Alex Crosby Katie Fang Sam Ulu
Alex Crosby, Top Texans Under 30 winner Katie Fang, and Sam Ulu. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Videogames Rachel Schutte Leah Havens
Rachel Schutte and Leah Havens compete at the videogame center from Game Plan Entertainment. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Isabella Sheehan Tarun Nimmagadda Avani Miriyala
Isabella Sheehan, Tarun Nimmagadda, and Avani Miriyala. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Henna Tattoos
A guests gets tatted by henna artist Shannon Grossman. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Mac 'n' Cheese Bar
The delicious macaroni and cheese bar by Royal Fig Catering. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Danielle Degiovanni Kristin Butler Jenny Tingle
Danielle Degiovanni, Kristin Butler, and Jenny Tingle. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Adam Jacoby Chris Swift
Top Texan Under 30 winner Adam Jacoby with Chris Swift. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Scott Stevens Mary Rochford Andrea Bowery
Scott Stevens, Mary Rochford, and Andra Bowery. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Jed Sanchez Brittany Merida Lamar Sanchez
Jed Sanchez with CultureMap Stylemaker finalist Brittany Merida and readers' choice winner Lamar Sanchez. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 DJ
DJ Charles Moon spun tunes for guests. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Tarot Reading
Kristin Bramblett provides a tarot card reading for a guest. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Austin Learnshop Flower Bar Mia Roldan Beth Coffey
Mia Roldan and Beth Coffey make their own flower pins with Austin Learnshop. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Winner Kelly Wynne Ferguson Kelly Wynne Handbags
Top Texans Under 30 winner Kelly Wynne Ferguson. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Winners
Inaugural Top Texans Under 30 winners gather for a group photo. Photo by Shelley Neuman
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Sarah O'Brien Katy Stover Melissa Grady
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Winners Favor Founders Zac Maurais Ben Doherty
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Shelbie Johansson Sarah Pendley
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Nina Berenato Psyche Jewelry Charm Keychains
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Oskar Blues Sierra Nevada Sweetwater 420 Austin Cocktails The Austin Winery
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Alex Crosby Katie Fang Sam Ulu
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Videogames Rachel Schutte Leah Havens
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Isabella Sheehan Tarun Nimmagadda Avani Miriyala
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Henna Tattoos
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Mac 'n' Cheese Bar
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Danielle Degiovanni Kristin Butler Jenny Tingle
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Adam Jacoby Chris Swift
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Scott Stevens Mary Rochford Andrea Bowery
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Jed Sanchez Brittany Merida Lamar Sanchez
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 DJ
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Tarot Reading
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Austin Learnshop Flower Bar Mia Roldan Beth Coffey
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Winner Kelly Wynne Ferguson Kelly Wynne Handbags
CultureMap Social Top Texans Under 30 Winners