Tech Talk: Building A Startup Ecosystem
Monday, March 16
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Hilton Austin Downtown
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.
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...Show the rest
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 startup in 1996 in his college dormitory at Carnegie Mellon University and now teaches a class at the University of Texas for student entrepreneurs. Josh is Fellow at Return Path and is the most active email investor in the world. Josh was recently recognized as the 2013 Austin Community Leader of the Year, 2013 Tribeza Person of the Year, and a 2013 Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. You can follow him on Twitter @joshuabaerHide the rest