Zach Obront

Co-Founder, Book in a Box

Zach Obront

Zach Obront is co-founder of Book In A Box, a book writing and publishing service. He is Canadian, but recently relocated to Austin, TX.

Say I’m a young entrepreneur coming to Austin for a week who wants to build my network. What should I do, where should I go, who should I reach out to?

There’s some great meetups like Product Austin and Intro to the ATX Startup Scene. There’s also always events at coworking spaces like Capital Factory, Tech Ranch, and WeWork.

Favorite spot to get work done?

Hustle work: my living room. Creative work: the lawn outside the Capitol building.

If you had a friend coming to Austin for 24 hours, what would be your gameplan?

Tacos, Barton Springs, tacos, explore the city, tacos, dirty 6th, tacos.

Top 3 food trucks?

– Pueblo Viejo
– Via 313
– Chi’lantro

Do you have any off the beaten path Austin destinations to recommend?

It’s not quite Austin, but I love to drive down to Lockhart for barbecue and then go to Gruene for pickles, a ridiculous general store, and the sweetest dance hall in Texas.