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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.

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HAPPY HOURS
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Intro to the Austin Startup Scene

  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
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  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
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