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Joshua Baer from Capital Factory gives a comprehensive overview of the Austin Startup Scene including it's unique elements, some history, the up and coming stars, the organizers, happy hours, meetups, coffee shops, coworking spots, incubators, university resources, venture capital and more.

Welcome to Austin! Here are the things you need to know about the Austin entrepreneurial and tech community.

Most important is that you sign up by email for the Austin Startup Digest, a weekly email with all of the events going on in the Austin entrepreneurship scene.

SIGN UP FOR EMAIL LISTS
Weekly Startup Calendar
http://startupdigest.com/austin
Weekly Video Interview
http://weareaustintech.com/

WATCH THIS VIDEO
Intro to the Austin Startup Scene (1 hour)
http://youtu.be/aU9_a-MyeDg

ATTEND THE NEXT MEETUP
Intro to the Austin Startup Scene Meetup
http://bit.ly/welcome2austin

FOLLOW ON TWITTER
JOIN FACEBOOK GROUPS
READ BLOGS
COWORKING
COFFEE SHOPS DOWNTOWN
COFFEE SHOPS IN THE BURBS
HAPPY HOURS
ENTREPRENEUR MEETUPS
TECHNICAL MEETUPS
HACKING MEETUPS
CLASSES
EVENTS
INCUBATORS
VENTURE CAPITAL
DEV SHOPS
LEGAL
PRESS CONTACTS
PUBLIC RELATIONS
REAL ESTATE
ACCOUNTS & TAXES
RECRUITING
EVENT PLANNING
ASSOCIATIONS
STARTUPS TO WATCH
ATX EQUATION
PHILANTHROPY
AUSTIN FUN

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Intro to the Austin Startup Scene Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Austin Startup Scene by @joshuaBaer
  • 2. people move here every day150
  • 3. top of every list
  • 4. Bootstrap first
  • 5. revenue focused
  • 6. quality of life
  • 7. social capital
  • 8. rising tide
  • 9. http://baer.ly/austinscene
  • 10. http://baer.ly/austinscene
  • 11. ATXequation.com
  • 12. Bijoy Goswami @Bijoy
  • 13. http://startupdigest.com/austin
  • 14. http://startupdigest.com/austin
  • 15. http://startupdigest.com/austin
  • 16. Annual Calendar • January • February • HTML5 TX • Startup Games • March • SXSW • Capital Factory Demo Day • ATX Startup Crawl • April • Dreamit Ventures Demo Day • Techstars Austin Applications Due • 3 Day Startup • May • June • X-Games • July • August • Lone Star Ruby Conference • September • Techstars Demo Day • October • Austin City Limits Festival • ATX Startup Week • ATX Startup Crawl • Capital Factory Demo Day • HackTX • November • 3 Day Startup • Formula 1 • Innotech Beta Summit • Global Entrepreneurship Week • DreamIt Austin Applications Due • December • Austin Web Bash
  • 17. Annual Calendar • January • February • HTML5 TX • Startup Games • March • SXSW • Capital Factory Demo Day • ATX Startup Crawl • April • Dreamit Ventures Demo Day • Techstars Austin Applications Due • 3 Day Startup • May • June • X-Games • July • August • Lone Star Ruby Conference • September • Techstars Demo Day • October • Austin City Limits Festival • ATX Startup Week • ATX Startup Crawl • Capital Factory Demo Day • HackTX • November • 3 Day Startup • Formula 1 • Innotech Beta Summit • Global Entrepreneurship Week • DreamIt Austin Applications Due • December • Austin Web Bash F%@KING HOT
  • 18. Tech Hub Network
  • 19. History
  • 20. George Kozmetsky
  • 21. Bobby Inman
  • 22. Pike Powers @auspow
  • 23. MCCMicroelectronics and Computer Consortium
  • 24. Dell
  • 25. ionaireDell
  • 26. virtuous cycle Angel Investors Startups Success Stories virtuous cycle
  • 27. Tivoli TippingPengun SMART Technologies
  • 28. Trilogy
  • 29. Up and coming • Compare Metrics • Gazzang • Greenling • Main Street Hub • Spredfast • Sparefoot.com • Spiceworks • Tabbed Out • uShip • WP Engine
  • 30. Recent Success • Black Locus > Home Depot! • Mass Relevance > Spredfast! • MapMyFitness > Under Armor! • Dachis Group > Spriklr
  • 31. Organizers • Damon Clinkscales • Jacqueline Hughes • Bijoy Goswami • Alex Jones • Garann Means • Pat Ramsey • Lani Rosales • Travis Swicegood • UT - Bob Metcalfe • UT - Taylor Barnett • UT - Nick Spiller
  • 32. Happy Hours • Tech Happy Hour • Big Ass Social Happy Hour (BASHH) • Capital Factory Happy Hours
  • 33. Coffee Shops • Cafe Medici • Houndstooth • Bennu • Halcyon • Lola Savannah • Jo’s on Second ! Bars too... • CU29 • Buffalo Billiards • The Gingerman • The W Bar
  • 34. Coworking • Capital Factory • Conjunctured • Golab • Link Coworking • Opportunity Space • Tech Ranch • Vuka
  • 35. Hacking • Cafe Bedouins • HackTX • 3 Day Startup • Startup Weekend • Lean Startup Machine • AngelHack • Hack4TX • Civic Hack Night • Makersquare
  • 36. Hardware • ATX Hackerspace atxhackerspace.com • Technology Kitchen technologykitchen.com • Techshop Austin techshop.ws
  • 37. Dev SHops • Chaotic Moon chaoticmoon.com • Electrik Company electrik.co • Jackrabbit Mobile jackrabbitmobile.com • Mutual Mobile mutualmobile.com • Thinktiv thinktiv.com
  • 38. Pitch Events • Capital Factory Demo Day (2x) • Incubation Station Demo Day • DreamIt Ventures Demo Day • TechStars Demo Day • ATI Clean Tech & Wireless Forums • RISE Fast Pitch • Innotech Beta Summit • Open Angel Network
  • 39. Meetups • Austin on Rails • AUSOME • Austin.rb • All Girl Hack Night • Co-Founder Meetup • Founder Dating • Google Glass • Hardware Hackers • Lean Startup Circle • JavaScript • MongoDB • Node.js • Open Coffee • Python • Refresh Austin • Web Architecture • Wolfram Alpha Language • Wordpress
  • 40. Blogs • Bryan Menell - AustinStartup
 austinstartup.com • Joshua Baer - Austinpreneur
 austinpreneur.com • Jason Cohen - ASmartBear 
 asmartbear.com • Brett Hurt - Lucky7
 lucky7.io • Gordon Daugherty - Shockwave
 shockwaveinnovations.com • Kip McClanahan - ReOverthinking
 reoverthinking.com
  • 41. FACEBOOK • Austin Startups
 http://facebook.com/groups/austinstartups • Austin Digital Jobs
 http://facebook.com/groups/austindigitaljobs • Capital Factory Jobs 
 http://facebook.com/groups/cfstartupjobs • Capital Factory News 
 http://facebook.com/groups/cfstartupnews • Longhorn Startup
 http://facebook.com/groups/longhornstartup
  • 42. Incubators • Austin Technology Incubator • Capital Factory • DreamIt Ventures • Incubation Station • Longhorn Startup • Techstars • Texas Medical Accelerator
  • 43. capital factory Capital Factory is the entrepreneurial center of gravity in Austin, Texas. 25,000 entrepreneurs, programmers and designers gather day and night for meetups, classes and coworking. ! Apply to join the community and work at the best office in Austin. Surround yourself with the talent you need to build a team and angel investors who will give you the chance to pursue your dream. ! Quit your job and become an entrepreneur.
  • 44. SQUARE FEET OF STARTUPS46,000 LOCATED IN AUSTIN’S DOWNTOWN STARTUP DISTRICT
  • 45. SQUARE FEET OF STARTUPS46,000 LOCATED IN AUSTIN’S DOWNTOWN STARTUP DISTRICT
  • 46. views of downtown austin and the texas capitol360º
  • 47. programmers and 
 entrepreneurs 600Meetups and 
 Hackathons 25,000
  • 48. classroom teaching skills startups need
  • 49. VIDEO STREAMING RECORDING A DOZEN HOURS PER WEEK
  • 50. Not just Software makers and robots welcome
  • 51. Happy hours bringing people together
  • 52. charity events instilling corporate culture
  • 53. phones and tablets available in the Device Lab
  • 54. Google glass available in the Device Lab
  • 55. experienced Mentors available for office hours
  • 56. SXSW and startup week demo dayS
  • 57. packed room full of INVESTORS
  • 58. sxswStartup Village
  • 59. twice a year during SXSW and startup week startup crawl
  • 60. DENSITY DRAWS IN EVERYONE THAT 
 STARTUPS WANT TO MEET
  • 61. Revolutionizing the $4 Billion self storage industry 150 employees - $26 million funding insight Partners
  • 62. wordpress hosting Platform for business 100 employees - $18 million funding Northbridge
  • 63. Angel Investors (angellist) • Joshua Baer! • Joel Trammell! • Ross Buhrdorf! • Rick Timmins! • Andrew Busey! • John Hime
  • 64. Angel investors • Capital Factory Fund Mellie Price, Andrew Busey • CTAN Brent Elya, Rick Timmins ! • Individual Angels Joshua Baer, Ross Buhrdorf, Andrew Busey, Brett Hurt, Rony Kahan, Joe Liemandt, Tom Meredith, Joel Trammell
  • 65. venture capital • Austin Ventures John Thornton, Chris Pacitti, Tom Ball, Mike Dodd, Pat Noonan, Dai Truong • Silverton Partners Kip McClanahan, Morgan Flager • Live Oak Venture Partners Venu Shamapant • Mercury Fund Aziz Gilani, Blair Garrou • S3 Ventures (health) Rajiv Bala • G-51 Capital Rudy Garza
  • 66. venture capital • 500 Startups Dave McClure • Disruption Paul Singh • E-merge Patrice De Cafmeyer, Laurent Drion • ff Ventures John Frankel • First Round Josh Kopelman • FLOODGATE Mike Maples, Jr. • Mohr Davidow Bryan Stolle • Sutter Hill Ventures Sam Pullara
  • 67. Press • Statesman Lori Hawkins, Kirk Ladendorf, Omar Gallaga • Austin Business Journal Christopher Calnan • CNN Josh Rubin • GigaOm Stacey Higginbotham • Silicon Hills News Laura Lorek, Susan Lahey • Techzette • The Phoenix • Techcrunch Josh Dilworth
  • 68. Lawyers • KHGR Evan Kastner • Jones-Spross Brian Spross • Wilson Sonsini (WSGR) Brian Beard & Paul Tobias • Andrews-Kurth Matt Lyons • DLA Piper • Sprinkle Law Steve Sprinkle (IP)
  • 69. Associations • Austin Chamber Michele Skelding • Austin Technology Council Julie Huls • Brazos Tech District • Downtown Alliance • Entrepreneur’s Foundation Eugene Sepulveda • Rice Alliance Robert McKee • Texchange • Young Entrepreur’s Organization • Young President’s Organization • Young Men’s / Young Women’s Business League
  • 70. Banks • Chase Jonathan Lee, chase.com • Silicon Valley Bank Jonathan Miller • Square 1 Bank • Comerica
  • 71. Real Estate • Hill Partners • Aleshire Company Jon Aleshire • Aquilla Jay Lamy • Endeavor • CBRE
  • 72. University of Texas
  • 73. longhornstartup.com
  • 74. Bob Metcalfe @BoBmetcalfe
  • 75. Cities Unique Ambitions By Paul Graham Boston: 
 Be smart
  • 76. Cities Unique Ambitions By Paul Graham Silicon Valley: 
 Be Powerful
  • 77. Cities Unique Ambitions By Paul Graham NYC: 
 Be Rich
  • 78. Cities Unique Ambitions By Paul Graham Los Angeles: 
 Be Famous
  • 79. Cities Unique Ambitions By Paul Graham Washington, DC: 
 Be an Insider
  • 80. Cities Unique Ambitions Austin: 
 Be Yourself By Bijoy Goswami
  • 81. if you found this helpful Please help someone else
 http://austinpreneur.com/welcome