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Intro to Austin Accelerators

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Intro to Austin Accelerators

  1. 1. Intro to Austin Accelerators by @joshuaBaer
  2. 2. people move here every day150
  3. 3. top of every list
  4. 4. Bootstrap first
  5. 5. revenue focused
  6. 6. TRACTION focused
  7. 7. Accelerators in Austin? • Austin Technology Incubator (UT affiliated) @ATI_UT • Bunker (veterans) • Capital Factory (tech) @CapitalFactory @JoshuaBaer • International Accelerator • Longhorn Startup Lab (UT Austin students) @LonghornStartup • SKU (consumer packaged goods) @IncuStation • SXSW Accelerator • Techstars (tech) @Techstars @Seats • Medical Innovation Labs (medical devices) • Unltd USA (social good) @UnLtdUSA
  8. 8. entrepreneur training • ATI SEAL • Rice Alliance Entrepreneur’s Workshop • Tech Ranch VentureForth • General Assembly • IronYard • MakerSquare
  9. 9. Accelerator components All programs • Funding ($20,000 - $200,000) • Mentor Network • Formal Training • Server Hosting Credits • Demo Day Some more than others • Office Space • Recruiting Assistance • Customer Introductions • Investor Introductions • Press Opportunities • Alumni Network
  10. 10. Austin Startups • Sparefoot (Capital Factory / Silverton / Insight VP) • Trendkite (DreamIt / Capital Factory / Silverton) • Cratejoy (Capital Factory / Y Combinator / Charles River) • Pristine (Capital Factory / S3 Ventures) • Plum (Techstars / Capital Factory) • Patient.io (Techstars / Mercury Fund) • PivotFreight (Techstars / Capital Factory / Silverton)
  11. 11. When Can I apply? • Austin Technology Incubator - anytime • Capital Factory - anytime • SKU - spring • Innovation Plus - ? • International Accelerator - anytime • Longhorn Startup Lab - fall and spring • Techstars - January • Texas Medical Accelerator - anytime • Unltd USA - January
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 46,000 Square Feet full of Entrepreneurs
  14. 14. programmers and 
 entrepreneurs 700Meetups and 
 Hackathons 32,000
  15. 15. classroom teaching skills startups need
  16. 16. Some of the meetups
  17. 17. THe Blueprint • Community Center • Coworking pace • Mentoring • Fund VIDEO STREAMING Follow @Austintechlive
  18. 18. coworking starts at $200/month
  19. 19. As your company starts to grow reserve Dedicated Desks
  20. 20. Private offices Sound proof and secure
  21. 21. Private offices teams from 2-10 people
  22. 22. phones and tablets available in the Device Lab
  23. 23. Google glass available in the Device Lab
  24. 24. DEVICE Lab 3D Printers and more
  25. 25. DEVICE Lab 3D Printers and more
  26. 26. Find investors, introductions & advice at office hours
  27. 27. Peer Roundtables Learn from other entrepreneurs
  28. 28. SXSW and startup week demo dayS
  29. 29. sxswStartup Village
  30. 30. Happy hours bringing people together
  31. 31. DENSITY DRAWS IN EVERYONE THAT 
 STARTUPS WANT TO MEET
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. Cratejoy Syndicate
  35. 35. Revolutionizing the $24 Billion self storage industry 180 employees - $26 million funding insight Partners
  36. 36. wordpress hosting Platform for business 150 employees - $18 million funding Northbridge
  37. 37. $6 Million Funding CHarles River Ventures, A16Z
  38. 38. Lots more… • Aceable • Goodybag • Chiron Health • Zing • Nuve • Pristine.io • Smart Picture Tech • Lynx Laboratories • LanternCRM • Impossible Ventures • eRelevance Corp • Pingboard • Togga • Curb • Kenguru • Aunt Bertha • Weeva • RealMassive • ManagerComplete • ihiji • TripChamp
  39. 39. Apply online • Coworking 
 http://capitalfactory.com/join • Accelerator 
 http://angel.co/capitalfactory/apply • Back the Syndicate 
 http://angel.co/capitalfactory/syndicate
  40. 40. if you found this helpful Please help someone else
 http://ATXStartupScene.com
  41. 41. ask me anything • What do you look for? • When am I ready? • Am I too far along? • What is the real time commitment? • How to get the most out of Demo Day? • How to get the most out of AngelList? • What’s an example of how a mentor helps? • How active is the alumni network? • Y Combinator, Techstars • Capital Factory • Longhorn Startup • International Accelerator • SKU, Unltd • Austin Tech Incubator • Bootstrapping • Angel Investors • Venture Capital • Coffee Shops • Coworking Spaces • Associations • Hack-a-thons • Finding a Co-Founder • Diversity • Hardware • UT Austin • Crowdfunding
  42. 42. Angel investors • Capital Factory Fund Mellie Price, Andrew Busey • ATXSeed Chris Shonk • CTAN Rick Timmins • Individual Angels Ross Buhrdorf, Andrew Busey, Brett Hurt, Dan Graham, Rony Kahan, Joe Liemandt, Tom Meredith, Joel Trammell
  43. 43. 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
  44. 44. 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
  45. 45. coder training? • General Assembly • IronYard • MakerSquare
  46. 46. what are the venture capital firms? • Austin Ventures Mike Dodd, Tom Ball, Chris Pacitti • Silverton Partners Jon Bassett, Morgan Flager • Live Oak Venture Partners Venu Shamapant • Mercury Fund Aziz Gilani, Ned Hill • S3 Ventures (enterprise + health) Rajiv Bala • Sante Ventures (biotech) Kevin Lalande
  47. 47. what Blogs should I read? • 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
  48. 48. if you found this helpful Please help someone else
 http://ATXStartupScene.com

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