Culture-FX Executive Team

"On a mission to bring Like Minded People together for business."
Matthew Winters


Matthew Winters is the founder, president and CEO of Culture-FX. He is also the owner of multiple other businesses including Austin Visuals 3D Animation Studio, a Full-Service 2D & 3D animation studio, advertising agency, and video production studio. As one of Austin’s movers and shakers, he also founded Speed Friending Events which produces networking mixers and social events in over 6 cities nationally. Speed Friending Events focuses on creating high-quality events for affordable prices all focused around people meeting up to make new friends and expand their existing social circle and make new friends in a fun unique, low pressure way. Matthew is dedicated to providing solutions to social and technology related issues in the industry. Matthew has an extensive technical and artistic background. He attended Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia and was awarded a BFA in Visual Effects. He also attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas contributing to award-winning team projects in Computer Science. Matthew has led teams to create high quality animation and compelling graphics for companies such as The Smithsonian, The Discovery Channel, NASA, and The Hong Kong Government. Matthew continues to create groundbreaking graphics, graphic design, 3D animation & visualization, film visual effects and architectural rendering projects, and today is the Founding Managing Director of the Culture-FX. Matthew Winters continues his commitment to bring high-quality people together looking for connection and knowledge in business.


Cassandra Carico
Marketing Manager


Cassandra Carico has several degrees spanning across multiple disciplines from Ancient History to Asian Studies. Cassandra is a natural leader and has a number of achievements to date. National Honors Society, Member of Phi Theta Kappa, Eastern Star, Founder and President of the Japanese Club, Academic Who’s Who award. Cassandra excels in the realm of communication, and to this end she has learned to effectively communicate in many different languages. Community, local and global, is also of utmost importance to her, and to this end, she volunteers her spare time and is dedicated to Culture-FX’s mission to bring like minded Austinites together in business. Some of Cassandra’s specialties include : advertising, arabic, contract management, event management, information science, grant writing, international business management, marketing, negotiation, planning, research, and web site production.

Cassandra continues to put her knowledge and talents to full use at Culture-FX as she provides strategic analysis and surveys of markets so that we can help more people connect more quickly to each other as they move to Austin. Since Austin’s startup scene is hot, Cassandra is particularly excited to work on our Business Speed Networking Events and Workshops so that we can provide an environment where we can quickly learn from each other and help our businesses and ventures grow.