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Intro to the Austin Startup Scene for Investors

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Intro to the Austin Startup Scene for Investors

  1. by Damon Clinkscales Intro to the ! Austin ! Startup Scene ^ for Investors
  2. HELLO
  3. Austin Open Coffee Club! (2010-present) Austin on Rails! (Co-Founder / Leader,! Technology User Group! 2005-present)! Cafe Bedouins 
 (Weekly Hack Night, ! 2008-present) InvestorSheets! (Side project) Techstars
 (Mentor,! 2013-present) @damon Longhorn Startup
 (Mentor,! 2011-present)
  4. 4
  6. Annual Calendar • Austin Startup Games (January)! • SXSW / Startup Village / Accelerator (March)! • Capital Factory Demo Day / Startup Crawl (March)! • Dreamit Ventures Demo Day (March)! • Longhorn Startup Demo Day (April)! • PeopleFund Innovation Week (May)! • Techstars Demo Day (June/varies)! • Innotech Beta Summit (Oct)! • Capital Factory Demo Day / Startup Crawl (Oct)! • Austin Startup Week (Oct)
  7. Offices in Austin “Unicorns”
  8. Entrepreneur Meetup Organizers Kevin
 Koym Damon! Clinkscales Josh
 Baer Jacqueline
 Hughes Bijoy
 Goswami Kimberly
 Patrick Ash 
 Maurya Johan
 Borge Monika
 Ostrowski Val 
  9. Ways to “Plug In” • Sign up for newsletters and follow interesting folks/orgs on Twitter! • Attend community meetups, coffees, and happy hours! • Go to hackathons, Startup Weekends, and Demo Days! • Invite interesting people you meet for a cup of coffee! ! • Be helpful to others — make introductions, give feedback, be open to the possibilities! • Share your experiences as you go on a blog and social networks! • Interact with / be helpful to others on social media! • Office hours 10
  10. Mentorship Opportunities •CTAN Office Hours! •Capital Factory! •Techstars! •Tech Ranch! •Dreamit Ventures! •AVINDE •Longhorn Startup Lab (Spring)! •ATI SEAL! •International Accelerator! •SKU! •Unltd USA
  11. Startup Focused Orgs •3 Day Startup! •Austin Technology Council (ATC)! •Bootstrap Austin 3.0! •Entrepreneurs Foundation! •Entrepreneurs’ Organization! •Rice Alliance Austin! •TiE Austin
  12. Happy Hours •Austin Tech Happy Hour (ATHH)! •Big Ass Social Happy Hour (BASHH)! •Tech Ranch Campfire! •Techstars Community Meetups! •Capital Factory Happy Hours (various)! •(NEW) Intro to the Austin Startup 
 Scene Happy Hour
  13. Entrepreneur Coffees •Austin Open Coffee Club! •Austin TechBreakfast
  14. Coworking Spaces 15 •Capital Factory! •Link! •Perch! •Opportunity Space! •WeWork •Tech Ranch! •Vuka Co-op! •Chicon Collective! •Owen’s Garage! •Orange Coworking
  15. Investor/Founder Meetups • Co-Founders Austin (Tech Map)! • Austin Lean Startup Circle! • Intro to Angel Investing in Austin (CF)! • Intro to Fundraising in Austin (CF)! • Intro to the Austin Startup Scene (CF)! • Intro to Austin Accelerators (CF)! • Startup Grind Austin! • TeXchange
  16. Hacker/Dev Meetups • ATX Hardware Startups! • Product Austin! • Women Who Code! • Refresh Austin! • Austin Python! • Austin on Rails! • Austin JavaScript! • …
  17. Incubators / Accelerators • Tech Ranch Austin ! • Dreamit Ventures! • Capital Factory! • Longhorn Startup! • Techstars! • UnLtd USA! • Austin Technology 
 Incubator! • Medical Innovation 
 Labs! • Texas Venture Labs! • SKU! • International 
  18. Incubator/Accelerator Directors Kevin
 Koym Steve
 Welch Josh
 Baer Jason 
 Seats Zoe
 Schlag Isaac! Barchas Michael
 Patton Rob! Adams Shari 
 Ressler! Dean! Kakridas
  20. Facebook Groups Austin Startups Capital Factory News Austin Angel Investors
  21. Austin Startup Press • Austin American-Statesman
 Lori Hawkins, Omar Gallaga, Kirk Ladendorf! • Austin Business Journal
 Christopher Calnan! • The Austin Phoenix
 Kelly Holt! • Fortune
 Stacy Higginbotham! • Silicon Hills News
 Laura Lorek, Susan Lahey! • Xconomy Texas
 Angelah Shah
  22. Funding Options 23
  23. Investment Firms/Groups • Austin Ventures! • Corsa Ventures! • CTAN (Angels)! • G-51 Capital! • Live Oak Ventures 
 Partners! • S3 Ventures! • Silverton Partners! • Access Venture Partners! • Alara Capital Inside Austin • ARCH Venture Partners! • ATX Seed Ventures! • Covera Ventures! • Murphree Ventures! • Next Step Capital Partners! • Sante Ventures! • Sevin Rosen Funds! • TEXO Ventures! • Trellis Partners
  24. Investment Firms/Groups ! • Floodgate Fund (SF)! • Disruption Corporation (DC)! • ATAN (Texas Angel Alliance)! • Golden Seeds (Dallas)! • McCombs Partners (SA)! • Trailblazer Capital (Dallas)! • Sutter Hill Ventures (SF) Outside Austin • Foundry Group (Boulder)! • Mark Cuban Companies (Dallas)! • Mercury Fund (Houston)! • First Round Capital (NYC)! • ff Ventures (NYC)! • 500 Startups (SV/SF)! • Mohr Davidow Ventures (SF)!
  25. Thank You Onward to the future!
  26. • The Startup Slingshot: How to Raise Money (by @william_griggs)! • The Startup Slingshot: Austin’s Startup Brain Trust (by @william_griggs)! • A Smart Bear (by @asmartbear)! • We are Austin Tech (by @weareaustintech)! • Shockwave Innovations (by @gordondaugherty)! • Built in Austin: Top 100 Tech Companies in Austin (by @BuiltInAustin)! • Lucky 7 (by @bazaarbrett)
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