ABOUT


Innovate Austin is an economic development initiative, powered by the Austin Chamber of Commerce, focused on making Austin the #1 region to start and grow a technology and innovation based business.

Mission

To collaboratively empower leading-edge growth strategies so Austin will continue to stay competitive in tomorrow’s world.

What we do

Innovate Austin advocates for the innovation community by providing thought-leadership and strategy. We focus on attracting and retaining talent, increasing capital, growing and diversifying the innovation ecosystem, and leveraging local universities for increased commercialization.

Vision

Austin is the #1 region to start and grow a technology and innovation based business.

Strategy

Provide leadership that focuses on the strategic drivers and impact of innovation.

Austin’s Innovation Ecosystem Stats

46 Incubators, Accelerators, Maker & Co-working Spaces
4744 High-tech companies
162 deals in 2015
1022820000 Over 1 Billion invested in Austin in 2014

 

Austin A-List

The Austin Chamber of Commerce in Partnership with South By Southwest Interactive Name Austin’s Most Promising Startups. The A-List Awards continue to increase visibility and recognition of Austin’s most promising, cutting-edge innovators and high-growth start-ups to help recruit additional venture capital investment and top talent to Austin.  

The 2015 List Has Been Revealed!



Strategy


Provide leadership that focuses on the strategic drivers and impact of innovation.

 

Talent

Austin is a regional hotbed of innovation where the creative class is embraced, encouraged and supported.

Capital

Austin is a top venture capital investment hotspot for angel investment, venture capital and private equity.

Innovation Ecosystem

Austin is a top thriving innovation and entrepreneur ecosystem.

Austin’s Dell Medical School & Innovation District

Austin's Dell Medical School is a top tier research institute and the pinnacle of the innovation district.

In the news


  • "No. 1 best performing city in US"

    Milkin Institute

  • "Austin is the No. 2 city in the nation for STEM jobs"

    Wallethub.com

  • "No. 1 hottest startup scene in us"

    Entrepreneur magazine

  • "Austin is one of the best US cities to start a business"

    Popular Mechanics

  • "Austin ranked second on Forbes’ annual list of America’s Fastest-Growing Cities"

    Forbes.com

OUR TEAM


Michele Skelding

SVP, Global Technology & Innovation

Hugh Forrest

Vice Chair, Innovation Director, SXSW Interactive

CONTACT US


535 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701
512.478.9383

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