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

Tech Talk: Building A Startup Ecosystem

Monday, March 16
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon D
500 E 4th St

There is no single formula for building a great entrepreneurial ecosystem. But there are certainly best practices, and lessons to be gleaned from the people who have molded nascent startup economies into fast-growing hubs for innovation.

This panel will explore the "Rise of the Rest": the idea that great ideas and great companies can be found anywhere, not just in Silicon Valley or other established hotbeds. Specifically, we have convened a panel of tech hub leaders from across the country to examine the proliferation and prospects for tech hubs in off-the-beaten path cities. They will speak to their own experiences working to build a startup ecosystem, and the appropriate role for institutions – both public and private – in supporting ecosystem formation and development. If you are someone at the forefront of trying to build a startup ecosystem in your community, this is a discussion for you to listen and share input.

Presented by Google for Entrepreneurs.


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Adam Klein

Chief Strategist

American Underground

Clara Sieg


Revolution Ventures

Joshua Baer


Otherinbox & Capital Factory

Joshua Baer helps people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs. In 2008 he founded Capital Factory, the largest startup incubator and co-working space in Austin, Texas. Josh founded his first st...

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Marc Nager


UP Global


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