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

Capital Factory – http://capitalfactory.com

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

TechRanch – http://techranchaustin.com

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

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

Incubation Station (consumer products)- http://theincubationstation.com

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

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

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

Texas Medical Accelerator – http://www.txmda.com

Meet other Entrepreneurs – Find a Cofounder

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

Austin Hardware Startup Meetup – http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Hardware-Startup/

Austin Fintech Meetup – http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Fintech/

Talkabot ATX – https://www.meetup.com/Talkabot-ATX/

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

Austin Tech Happy Hour – https://www.facebook.com/austintechhh

Barcode (CPG Startups) – http://www.barcodestartup.com/workshop/ 

VR Austin Meetup – https://www.meetup.com/VRAustin/

Austin Data – https://www.meetup.com/austindata/

Publications – Blogs

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

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

Brett Hurt’s blog – http://lucky7.io

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

Gordon Daugherty’s Blog – http://shockwaveinnovations.com 

Jason Cohen’s Blog – A Smart Bear – http://blog.asmartbear.com 

Austin Inno – http://austininno.streetwise.co

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

S3 Ventures – http://www.s3vc.com

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

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

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

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

Aggie Angel Network – http://aggieangelnetwork.com

Baylor Angel Network – http://www.baylor.edu/business/angelnetwork//

MicroVentures – https://microventures.com

Service Providers for Startups

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

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

Maxwell Locke and Ritter (accounting) – http://www.mlrpc.com 

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

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

Square1 Bank (banking) – https://www.square1financial.com

Silicon Valley Bank (banking) – http://www.svb.com

AngelSpan (investor relations) – http://angelspan.com

Scale Factor Partners (financial) – http://www.scalefactor.com

Consero Global (financial) – http://www.conseroglobal.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

@damon

@joshuabaer

@joshkerr

@bijoy

@marc1919

  • http://twitter.com/naveen101 Naveen (@naveen101)

    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

  • http://twitter.com/TechRanch TechRanch (@TechRanch)

    Thanks for including us @TechRanch !

  • http://www.beehiveID.com Mary Haskett

    You should include Avinde (startup accelerator for women launching scalable businesses) on your Incubator/Accelerator list: http://avinde.org/

    • http://siliconhillslawyer.com ancerj

      I don’t know… the hyphenation of startup on the homepage concerns me… 😉

  • http://seobrien.com/ Paul O’Brien

    Venture Capitalists – Angel Investors
    MicroVentures – https://microventures.com

    Service Providers for Startups
    AngelSpan (investor relations) – http://angelspan.com

    • José Ancer

      Both very good suggestions. Updated. Thanks!

  • http://www.9gauge.com Abel Valencia

    Service Providers for Startups: 9Gauge Partners (financial) – http://9gauge.com/clients/