Friday, July 11, 2008

Startup Camp Austin

There's been a lot of discussion lately about Austin's startup culture.
Is Austin a good place to do a startup? Should you head to California instead? What sort of startsup work best in Austin? Where should you look for funding? Is Austin Ventures the only game in town? Why doesn't Austin have an equivalent of Tech Stars or Y Combinator?

There's a growing movement to make Austin a great place to do startups. Projects like the Startup District and various coworking spaces, both commercial and noncommercial are examining what we need to provide in order for Austin startups to succeed.

In the spirit of these disucssions, I'm organizing Startup Camp Austin, a one-day event on August 2nd where Austin's startup community will come together to discuss the issues, challenges, and advantages of having a startup in Austin.

RSVP on the Facebook Event page and sign up to give a presentation, moderate a discussion, demo your product, or pitch your idea on the BarCamp wiki.