Who are all of these Austin high tech groups?
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October 3, 2018 - If you’re talking about investing in Texas businesses and companies, the tech industry is at the top of the list. But which high-tech are you talking about? And what exactly is the definition of the high-tech industry? Those are questions Invest in Texas Initiative is actively asking because so are investors.
IITI being a trade association collects information, contacts and resources to help foreign investors understand the business climate for potential investment. So where do you get the same information on the tech side?
Since the Invest in Texas Initiative Business & Investment Forum is upon us and will be hosting a high-tech panel on October 18th at the state Capitol, let’s start with Austin high tech groups. Who are they and what do they do? Here are just a few.
Capital Factory - They help start up companies find their investors, talent, mentors and customers.
The Austin Technology Incubator - They are part of U.T. and focus on funding start up tech companies.
The Austin Technology Council - They’re a member based organization that help provide resources and information revolving around funding, talent and networking.
The International Accelerator - They fund start up tech companies that must be owned or driven by foreign born entrepreneurs.
Capital City Innovation - They’re a non-profit helping create an innovation district in downtown Austin.
Tech Ranch Austin - It is a networking and education group to help start-up tech companies succeed.
“Austin's high tech industry continues to soar and with innovative partners like the Army Futures Command moving to Austin our future is rich with possibilities,” remarks Leigh Christie, Senior Vice President, Global Technology & Innovation at the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
If we’re missing some groups, which I know we are, please email IITI Executive Director Richard.May@iitexas.org so we can continue to connect with the high tech industry of Austin and Texas to fulfill our mission - to foster foreign investment to Texas businesses. In this case, high tech businesses.