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Austin, Texas - #1 Startup Metro in the U.S.

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This is the slide deck for the "Why Austin?" presentation by Joshua Baer of Capital Factory for his Eisenhower Fellowship to Ireland in September 2015.

Austin is on fire – and it’s not just the summer heat. Austin is the fastest growing metro in the country and the Kauffman Foundation just rated it the #1 startup metro in the U.S. Successful entrepreneurs are moving here from Silicon Valley and around the world to start new companies. Apple, Amazon, Athena Healthcare, Atlassian, BigCommerce, Box, Dropbox, Facebook and Google are all expanding here – bringing talent with them and bringing critical experience to the talent that we already have here.

Find out how Austin became a Tech Hub and what is unique about it's success.

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Austin, Texas - #1 Startup Metro in the U.S.

  1. 1. Austin,
 Texas Follow up on Twitter @JoshuaBaer #1 Startup Metro
 in the U.S. Joshua Baer Founder & CEO of Capital Factory
  2. 2. Where is Austin?
  3. 3. Why Austin?
  4. 4. on every top ten list
  5. 5. 150 people move here every day
  6. 6. top of every list
  7. 7. How did Austin become a tech hub?
  8. 8. George Kozmetsky
  9. 9. Admiral
 Bobby Inman
  10. 10. Pike Powers @auspow
  11. 11. MCCMicroelectronics and 
 Computer Consortium
  12. 12. Michael Dell @MichaelDell
  13. 13. Dell
  14. 14. ionaireDell
  15. 15. Unique things about Austin • South by Southwest (SXSW) • Startup Week & Startup Crawl • Google Tech Hub / Fiber / Autonomous Cars • Apple’s 2nd largest site in the world • University of Texas • Capital Factory
  16. 16. • Berlin, Germany • Denver, CO • Detroit, MI • Chicago, IL • London, England • Minneapolis, MN • Raleigh-Durham, NC • Montreal, Canada • Nashville, TN • San Francisco, CA • Tel Aviv, Israel • Dublin, Ireland
  17. 17. Austin’s Center of Gravity for Entrepreneurs
  18. 18. Programmers and 
 entrepreneurs 850 Meetups and 
 hackathons 50,000
  19. 19. Some of the meetups
  20. 20. Coworking Starts at $200/month
  21. 21. Find investors, intros & advice at Office Hours
  22. 22. Phones and tablets available in the Device Lab
  23. 23. Professional lights, cameras and services Video Studio
  24. 24. Density Draws in everyone that 
 startups need to meet
  25. 25. Touchdown Austin
 http://TouchdownAustin.com
  26. 26. Unique things about Austin • South by Southwest (SXSW) • Startup Week & Startup Crawl • Google Tech Hub / Fiber / Autonomous Cars • Apple’s 2nd largest site in the world • University of Texas • Capital Factory
  27. 27. Cities Unique Ambitions By Paul Graham Boston 
 Be smart
  28. 28. Cities Unique Ambitions By Paul Graham Silicon Valley 
 Be Powerful
  29. 29. Cities Unique Ambitions By Paul Graham NYC 
 Be Rich
  30. 30. Cities Unique Ambitions By Paul Graham Los Angeles 
 Be Famous
  31. 31. Cities Unique Ambitions By Paul Graham Washington, DC 
 Be an Insider
  32. 32. Cities Unique Ambitions Austin
 Be Yourself By Bijoy Goswami
  33. 33. Ask Me Anything Follow up on Twitter @JoshuaBaer Joshua Baer Founder & CEO of Capital Factory

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