2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Austin: The New Gateway for International Startups

Friday, March 13
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon H
500 E 4th St

More than forty percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or children of immigrants. Foreign entrepreneurs started thirty-three percent of US venture-backed companies between 2006 and 2012 that went public. There has never been a better time for foreign-born entrepreneurs to consider moving to and launching their startups in the US. Especially in Austin.

Austin, TX has all the qualities that foreign entrepreneurs crave – lovely weather, relatively low cost of living, friendly experts willing to share advice, angel investors, and great music and food!

In our panel session, you'll hear from actual foreign entrepreneurs who have chosen Austin as their startup launchpad, built their companies and achieved funding. Listen to their stories, challenges, and extraordinary outcomes and realize how small a world it really is.


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Dr. Ann-Christine Langselius

CEO/ Co-Founder & Co-Inventor

Miraculum Applications Inc

George Koutitas

CEO & Co-Founder


George Koutitas (PhD) is a serial entrepreneur and academic working on smart grids and wireless networks. George is the CEO and cofounder of Gridmates, the first cloud platform for peer to peer ene...

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Jean Belanger

Co-founder / CEO

prüf technologies inc

Jean has 30 years experience in starting technology companies through to IPO and successful exit. He was Finalist for E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He received MacWorld Magazine “World Cl...

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Thomas Bebis

Country Advisor Greece

International Accelerator


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