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Intro to the Austin Startup Scene

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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
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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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  • All of Austin’s most desirable tech talent is located downtown.
    When companies like Atlassian, Dropbox and Facebook open offices in Austin, they open them here. The latest announcement was that Box.net will be opening a 200 person office on Congress Avenue.
    Most of Austin’s tech incubators are located here including Capital Factory, DreamIt Ventures, Incubation Station and Techstars.
    Most of Austin’s recent success stories are located here including HomeAway, Main Street Hub, Mutual Mobile, NetSpend, Spredfast, RetailMeNot, Sparefoot, uShip and WP Engine.

    We can hit the ground running because we already have critical mass.
    First, we can announce the Software & Internet Innovation Zone with a brand and public outreach. This can be accomplished before the end of 2014.
    In 2015, we can implement street level signage to identify the zone and raise public awareness.
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    • 1. Intro to the Austin Startup Scene by @joshuaBaer
    • 2. 1. Why Austin? 2. The Essentials 3. History Lesson
    • 3. 1. Why Austin? 2. The Essentials 3. History Lesson 1. ut austin 2. sxsw 3. dell 4. capital factory 5. startup week
    • 4. 1. Why Austin? 2. The Essentials 3. History Lesson 1. ut austin 2. sxsw 3. dell 4. capital factory 5. startup week How do I find a co-founder? How do I find investors? How do I find mentors? How do I find a startup to work at? Should I join an accelerator? How do I get started with angel investing?
    • 5. 1. Why Austin? 2. The Essentials 3. History Lesson LAWYERS HAPPY HOURS COWORKING VENTURE CAPITAL HARDWARE MEETUPS HACKATHONS WOMEN ACCELERATORS BLOGS PRESS ASSOCIATIONS BANKS REAL ESTATE 1. ut austin 2. sxsw 3. dell 4. capital factory 5. startup week Cofounders How do I find a co-founder? How do I find investors? How do I find mentors? How do I find a startup to work at? Should I join an accelerator? How do I get started with angel investing?
    • 6. Find this 
 ONline
 http://ATXStartupScene.com
    • 7. Bijoy Goswami @Bijoy ATXEquation.org
    • 8. people move here every day150
    • 9. top of every list
    • 10. Bootstrap first
    • 11. revenue focused
    • 12. quality of life
    • 13. social capital
    • 14. rising tide
    • 15. http://startupdigest.com/austin
    • 16. 10,000+ attendees - SXSW & startup week startup crawl
    • 17. • Berlin, Germany • Denver, CO • Detroit, MI • Chicago, IL • London, England • Minneapolis, MN • Montreal, Canada • Nashville, TN • Raleigh-Durham, NC • San Francisco, CA • Tel Aviv, Israel • Waterloo, Canada Tech Hub Network
    • 18. History
    • 19. George Kozmetsky
    • 20. Bobby Inman
    • 21. Pike Powers @auspow
    • 22. MCCMicroelectronics and Computer Consortium
    • 23. Michael Dell @Michaeldell
    • 24. Dell
    • 25. ionaireDell
    • 26. virtuous cycle Angel Investors Startups Success Stories virtuous cycle
    • 27. Tivoli TippingPengun SMART Technologies
    • 28. Trilogy
    • 29. Indeed
    • 30. Up and coming • DrillingInfo • Edgecase • Eagle Eye Networks • Impossible Ventures • Main Street Hub • Outbound Engine • PostUp • Spredfast • Sparefoot.com • Spiceworks • Umbel • uShip • WP Engine
    • 31. Recent Success • Black Locus > Home Depot • Boundless > Zazzle • Dachis Group > Spriklr • Food on the Table > Food Network • Gazzang > Cloudera • Mass Relevance > Spredfast • MapMyFitness > Under Armor • Ridescout > Car2Go • Spanning > EMC
    • 32. 800 lB Gorillas • Apple • Atlassian • Bazaarvoice • BigCommerce • Box • Dell • Dropbox • Facebook • Google • HomeAway • IBM • Indeed • Microsoft • RetailMeNot • SolarWinds
    • 33. Ben Dyer Founder of Peachtree Software Cockrell Entrepreneur in Residence
    • 34. Bob Metcalfe Inventor of Ethernet Founder of 3Com Professor of Innovation
    • 35. Longhorn Startup SPRING Demo Day LBJ Library Auditorium University of Texas at Austin Thursday, April 30 5pm-10pm http://lsdemoday.eventbrite.com
    • 36. Angel investors • Capital Factory Fund @JoshuaBaer @MelliePrice @AndrewBusey • ATXSeed Chris Shonk • Individual Angels @RossInAustin (Ross Buhrdorf) @BazaarBrett (Brett Hurt) @maharg (Dan Graham) @seats (Jason Seats) @AmericanCEO (Joel Trammell) @DeepEddyCEO (Clayton Christopher), Rony Kahan, Joe Liemandt, Tom Meredith
    • 37. • One of the most active angel groups in the country • Not just tech • Quarterly application cycle • Monthly office hours • Rick Timmins is the Chairman • Claire England is the Executive Director
    • 38. venture capital • Silverton Partners @Jon_Bassett, Morgan Flager • Live Oak Venture Partners @VShamapant (Venu) • Mercury Fund @TexasVC (Aziz Gilani) @NedHill • S3 Ventures (enterprise + health) @RajivBala • Sante Ventures (biotech) Kevin Lalande • Offset Ventures Chris Pacitti (Austin Ventures)
    • 39. venture capital • 500 Startups @DaveMcClure • Disruption @PaulSingh • ff Ventures @John_Frankel • First Round @JoshK (Kopelman) • FLOODGATE @M2Jr (Mike Maples, Jr.) • Mohr Davidow @BDStolle (Bryan Stolle) • Sutter Hill Ventures @SamPullara
    • 40. Accelerators • Austin Technology Incubator (UT affiliated) @ATI_UT • Bunker (veterans) @TheBunkerAustin • Capital Factory (tech) @CapitalFactory @JoshuaBaer • International Accelerator @IntlAccelerator • Longhorn Startup Lab (UT Austin students) @LonghornStartup • SKU (consumer packaged goods) @SKUatx (formerly Incubation Station) • SXSW Accelerator • Techstars (tech) @Techstars @Seats • Medical Innovation Labs (medical devices) • Unltd USA (social good) @UnLtdUSA Intro to Austin Accelerators 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4pm
    • 41. capital factory Austin’s Center of Gravity for Entrepreneurs Last year 32,000 entrepreneurs, programmers and designers gathered day and night for meetups, classes and coworking. Entrepreneurs come to Capital Factory to Hone skills meetups and hackathons Find a co-founder Build a Minimum Viable Product Meet angel investors and VCs Find lighthouse customers Keep costs low Grow your team
    • 42. 46,000 Square Feet full of Entrepreneurs
    • 43. programmers and 
 entrepreneurs 700Meetups and 
 Hackathons 32,000
    • 44. classroom teaching skills startups need
    • 45. Some of the meetups
    • 46. THe Blueprint • Community Center • Coworking pace • Mentoring • Fund VIDEO STREAMING Follow @Austintechlive
    • 47. coworking starts at $200/month
    • 48. As your company starts to grow reserve Dedicated Desks
    • 49. Private offices Sound proof and secure
    • 50. Private offices teams from 2-10 people
    • 51. phones and tablets available in the Device Lab
    • 52. Google glass available in the Device Lab
    • 53. DEVICE Lab 3D Printers and more
    • 54. Find investors, introductions & advice at office hours
    • 55. Peer Roundtables Learn from other entrepreneurs
    • 56. startup Games instilling corporate culture
    • 57. SXSW and startup week demo dayS
    • 58. sxswStartup Village
    • 59. Happy hours bringing people together
    • 60. DENSITY DRAWS IN EVERYONE THAT 
 STARTUPS WANT TO MEET
    • 61. VIP Guests • Bram Cohen, founder of BitTorrent • Michael Dell, founder of Dell • Richard Garriott, founder of Ultima Online • Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet • Alexis Ohanian, founder of Reddit • Peter Thiel, founder of Paypal • Slash, Guns & Roses • Stephen Wolfram, founder of Mathematica
    • 62. Accelerator • Introductions to angel investors, mentors, customers, strategic partners, employees • First priority on offices and desks at Capital Factory • Access to $150,000+ in matching funds 
 from Capital Factory, Silverton, FLOODGATE and our AngelList Syndicate
    • 63. Cratejoy Syndicate
    • 64. Revolutionizing the $24 Billion self storage industry 180 employees - $26 million funding insight Partners
    • 65. wordpress hosting Platform for business 150 employees - $18 million funding Northbridge
    • 66. $6 Million Funding CHarles River Ventures, A16Z
    • 67. Apply online • Coworking 
 http://capitalfactory.com/join • Accelerator 
 http://angel.co/capitalfactory/apply • Back the Syndicate 
 http://angel.co/capitalfactory/syndicate
    • 68. Pitch Events • Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (February) • SXSW Accelerator (March) • Capital Factory Demo Day at SXSW (March) • Techstars Demo Day (June 2015?) • Global Venture Labs Investment Competition (May) • Capital Factory Demo Day at Startup Week (October) • Innotech Beta Summit (October) • SKU Demo Day • ATI Clean Tech & Wireless Forums • CTAN Presentation Day (5x) • House of Genius
    • 69. Blogs • Bryan Menell - Austin Startup
 austinstartup.com • Jason Cohen - ASmartBear 
 asmartbear.com • Brett Hurt - Lucky7
 lucky7.io • Gordon Daugherty - Shockwave
 shockwaveinnovations.com • Ash Maurya - Running Lean
 practicetrumpstheory.com • Kip McClanahan - ReOverthinking
 reoverthinking.com • Silicon Hills News
 siliconhillsnews.com • WeAreAustinTech
 weareaustintech.com • Silicon Hills Law
 siliconhillslawyer.com • Joshua Baer - Austinpreneur
 austinpreneur.com
    • 70. FACEBOOK • Austin Startups
 http://facebook.com/groups/austinstartups • Capital Factory Members 
 http://facebook.com/groups/cfcoworking • Capital Factory Jobs 
 http://facebook.com/groups/cfstartupjobs • Capital Factory News 
 http://facebook.com/groups/cfstartupnews • Longhorn Startup
 http://facebook.com/groups/longhornstartup • Austin Tech Volunteers 
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/atxtechvolunteers/
    • 71. Twitter
    • 72. Organizers • Damon Clinkscales • Jacqueline Hughes • Bijoy Goswami • Ryan Joy • Noah Kagan • Bryan Menell • Pat Ramsey • Lani Rosales • Travis Swicegood • Gillian Wilson • UT - Bob Metcalfe • UT - Nick Spiller
    • 73. Happy Hours • Tech Happy Hour http://www.austintechhh.com • Big Ass Social Happy Hour http://www.thebashh.com • Capital Factory Incubator Happy Hour (social members)
    • 74. Coffee Shops • Cafe Medici • Houndstooth • Bennu • Halcyon • Lola Savannah • Jo’s on Second Bars too... • CU29 • Buffalo Billiards • The Gingerman • The W Bar
    • 75. Coworking • Capital Factory (tech startups, downtown) • Chicon Collective (east side) • Link Coworking (central) • Opportunity Space (east side) • Orange Coworking (south) • Tech Ranch (arboretum) • Vuka (south) • WeWork (downtown)
    • 76. Hacking • Cafe Bedouins • HackTX • 3 Day Startup • Startup Weekend • Lean Startup Machine • AngelHack • Hack4TX • Civic Hack Night
    • 77. Just for Ladies • All Girl Hack Night • ATX Nerdy Ladies • AVINDE • Epic Office Hours for Women • Girl Develop It • GirlStart • PyLadies • RailsGirls • SheDesigns • SheHacks • TEDxAustinWomen • UT Women in Computer Science • UT Women in Engineering • Women@Austin • Women Who Code
    • 78. Hardware • ATX Hackerspace atxhackerspace.com • MAKEatx makeatx.com • Technology Kitchen technologykitchen.com • Techshop Austin techshop.ws
    • 79. Hardware Startups • Atlas Wearables • Pixy • Plum • wigwag • Brewbot • Briggo • Curb Energy • RoboReel • Welcome • Flow Gardens • Lynx Laboratories • Sapphire • Smart Picture Tech • Kenguru • Pecan Street Research
    • 80. Dev SHops • Chaotic Moon chaoticmoon.com • Electrik Company electrik.co • Growth Acceleration Partners • Jackrabbit Mobile jackrabbitmobile.com • Mutual Mobile mutualmobile.com • Thinktiv thinktiv.com
    • 81. Entrepreneur training • ATI SEAL • Rice Alliance Entrepreneur’s Workshop • Tech Ranch VentureForth • General Assembly • IronYard • MakerSquare
    • 82. Press • Statesman Lori Hawkins, Kirk Ladendorf, Omar Gallaga • Austin Business Journal Christopher Calnan • Daily Dot Josh Rubin • VentureBeat Tom Cheredar • GigaOm Stacey Higginbotham • Silicon Hills News Laura Lorek, Susan Lahey • Techzette • The Austin Phoenix Kelly Holt
    • 83. PR Firms • Jones-Dilworth Josh Dilworth • Porter Novelli Caroline Traylor
    • 84. Startup Lawyers • KHGR Evan Kastner • Jones-Spross Brian Spross • Wilson Sonsini (WSGR) Brian Beard & Paul Tobias • Andrews-Kurth Matt Lyons • DLA Piper Paul Hurdlow • Sprinkle Law Steve Sprinkle (IP)
    • 85. Associations • Austin Chamber Michele Skelding • Austin Technology Council (ATC) Julie Huls • Brazos Tech District • Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) • Entrepreneur’s Foundation (EF) Eugene Sepulveda • Leadership Austin Ashley Phillips • Rice Alliance Robert McKee • Texchange • Young Entrepreur’s Organization (YEO) / Young President’s Organization (YPO) • Young Men’s / Young Women’s Business League (YMBL)
    • 86. Banks • Chase Jonathan Lee, chase.com • Silicon Valley Bank Jonathan Miller • Square 1 Bank • Comerica
    • 87. Real Estate • Aleshire Company Jon Aleshire • Aquila Jay Lamy • Colliers Doug Jones • Hill Partners
    • 88. Cities Unique Ambitions By Paul Graham Boston 
 Be smart
    • 89. Cities Unique Ambitions By Paul Graham Silicon Valley 
 Be Powerful
    • 90. Cities Unique Ambitions By Paul Graham NYC 
 Be Rich
    • 91. Cities Unique Ambitions By Paul Graham Los Angeles 
 Be Famous
    • 92. Cities Unique Ambitions By Paul Graham Washington, DC 
 Be an Insider
    • 93. Cities Unique Ambitions Austin
 Be Yourself By Bijoy Goswami
    • 94. if you found this helpful Please help someone else
 http://ATXStartupScene.com
    • 95. ask me anything • Angel Investors • Venture Capital • Incubators/Accelerators • Coffee Shops • Coworking Spaces • Banks • Lawyers • Real Estate Reps • Dev Shops • Associations • Hack-a-thons • Finding a Co-Founder • Local Tech Reporters • Meetups • Blogs • Hardware • Women in Tech • Startup Games • Capital Factory • Google • Dell • Longhorn Startup • UT Austin • St. Edwards University • Recruiting Firms • PR Firms • Crowdfunding
    • 96. if you found this helpful Please help someone else
 http://ATXStartupScene.com

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