Austin Startups – Austin’s Startup Ecosystem

The below list is, in my opinion, the core of Austin’s startup ecosystem.  Any Austin founder building a startup with the intent of seeking venture capital would be well-advised to familiarize him/herself with these people and organizations.  Please feel free to suggest additions via the comments.

Incubators – Accelerators

Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) – http://ati.utexas.edu

Capital Factory – http://capitalfactory.com

Techstars Austin – http://www.techstars.com

Longhorn Startup (Students) – http://www.1semesterstartup.com

DreamIt Ventures Austin – https://www.dreamitventures.com

Incubation Station – http://theincubationstation.com

TechRanch – http://techranchaustin.com

Texas Venture Labs – http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Centers/Texas-Venture-Labs/

3-Day Startup (Students) – http://austin.3daystartup.org

Meet other Entrepreneurs – Find a Cofounder

Founder Dating – http://founderdating.com

Open Coffee for Entrepreneurs – http://opencoffeeaustin.org

Austin Health Tech Meetup – http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Health-Tech

Austin Lean Startup Circle – http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Lean-Startup-Circle/

Publications – Blogs

SiliconHills News – http://www.siliconhillsnews.com  –  @SiliconHillsNew

Austin Startup – http://austinstartup.com@austinstartup

Austin Business Journal (ABJ) – http://www.bizjournals.com/austin

Brett Hurt’s blog – http://lucky7.io

Jason Cohen’s blog – http://blog.asmartbear.com

Austin Startup List – http://www.austinstartuplist.com

Developer Hackathons – Meetups

Cafe Bedouins – http://cafebedouins.com@cafebedouins

Austin on Rails – http://austinonrails.org

Venture Capitalists – Angel Investors

Austin Ventures – http://www.austinventures.com

LiveOak Venture Partners – http://www.liveoakvp.com

Silverton Partners – http://www.silvertonpartners.com

S3 Ventures – http://www.s3vc.com

Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) – http://centraltexasangelnetwork.com

AngelList Austin – https://angel.co/austin/investors

G51 Capital – http://www.g51.com

Covera Ventures – http://www.coveraventures.com

Texo Ventures – http://www.texoventures.com

Sante Ventures – http://santeventures.com

Wild Basin Investments – http://www.wildbasininv.com

Service Providers for Startups

vcfo (financial) – http://www.vcfo.com/company/locations/austin

Holtzman Partners (accounting) – http://www.holtzmanpartners.com

TriNet (HR, benefits) – http://www.trinet.com/

Hiscox (business insurance) – http://www.hiscoxusa.com/

Other Info on Austin

We Are Austin Tech – http://www.weareaustintech.com

StartupDigest Austin Calendar – http://startupdigest.com/austin/

Influencers to Follow

@bobmetcalfe

@bazaarbrett

@seats

@joshuabaer

@damon

@naveen101

@atcouncil

@texchange

@jeffharbach

@ctanangels

@joshkerr

@bijoy

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One thought on “Austin Startups – Austin’s Startup Ecosystem

  1. Excellent summary José (and thanks for the props!)

    Also worth checking out is @Bijoy Goswami, who set up this “map” of the ecosystem here: http://www.mindmeister.com/24358308/austin-entrepreneurship-scene

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