The vibrant Austin startup scene has a constant stream of news – it’s in the top five for everything from tech opportunities to startup activity, talent concentration to entrepreneurship growth. The plaudits and awards just keep coming.
With 46 Incubators, Accelerators, Maker and Co-working Spaces; 5485 high tech companies; and $911.3M invested in 2015 – with more throughout 2016 – the future looks bright for Austinites.
Austin has the support, networks and community to support growing businesses and talent, with events such as the annual Startupweek. It also plays host to the prestigious annual SWSX Festival and Conference with an entire Startup Village, attracting leading creatives, musicians, business leaders and thought leaders.
The Capital Factory (@CapitalFactory) is a co-working space and center of gravity for tech entrepreneurs. Located in Austin’s downtown innovation zone, it introduces startups to potential mentors, investors, employees and customers.
Built in Austin (@BuiltinAustin) is a hub and ecosystem for startups and tech with news, events, education and nearly 23,000 startup members.
In addition, within a 25-mile radius of the State Capitol building, more than 200 life science companies have sprung up, many of them small startups that have put down roots within the past few years, hoping to get a foothold in the industry – can Silicon Hills, as the local biotech scene is called, become the country’s next big biotech hub?
So – if you are looking to start a business venture, or seek like-minded entrepreneurs you could do worse than looking to the No. 1 in the CNBC Metro 20: America’s Best Places to Start a Business.