It seems like every day there is a new headline about an exceptional startup founder, investor, or corporate headquarters moving to Texas.
These names aren’t the end of the story — they are just the beginning. I expect to see more announcements of big name people and companies moving to Texas every month in 2021.
People are moving to Austin from all over the US and all over the world. They are coming from the East and West Coasts, from London and China and Tel Aviv. COVID-19 has caused global acceleration of many trends that were already happening before the pandemic and the immigration to Texas and especially Austin are no exception.
When anyone can work from anywhere, they don’t evenly distribute across the country. There will be some big winners who attract more and higher quality talent than others. Austin is positioned to be the biggest winner of them all.
Everyone comes for different…
This shift did not happen overnight — it has been decades in the making. While the Texas weather is preferable to New York City and the cost of living preferable to San Francisco, there are many more reasons that entrepreneurs are flocking to Texas.
This is going to be an unbelievable year to be in Austin and at Capital Factory as the world recovers from COVID.
You are at an inflection point in your life and career. You are an apprentice to the CEO, have full transparency across the company, and manage his internal and external tasks and communication. You are a high potential individual looking to explode your experience and network so that you can start your own company, join Capital Factory or another startup as an executive, or become a venture capitalist investor. …
Austin has been one the fastest growing cities in the country for the past 20 years that I’ve been here, but it feels like COVID-19 and California wildfires broke the floodgates already under pressure from high taxes and expensive real estate in landlocked coastal cities. I used to meet a high profile entrepreneur or investor moving here every month and now it seems it’s one or two a week.
Everyone is looking to plug-in and with COVID it’s harder than ever. Normally, you can literally just show up at Capital Factory and hang out in the kitchen. …
We need masks. We needed them in March. We need them now. We’re going to keep needing them for a long time.
We need masks that are Made in the U.S.A. COVID-19 has made it clear that critical manufacturing needs to be based here at home so that our supply chains aren’t disrupted when there is a global crisis. There was no where that was made clearer than with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and especially masks.
When COVID-19 hit, one of the first things I did was spend a $100+ ordering washable facemasks from my favorite brands. They looked…
Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest collection of events, competitions, and activities in +170 countries, reaching millions of people of all ages and backgrounds. The only way it could get any bigger is to bring more TEXAS to it! Texas is a country, isn’t it?
That’s why I’m honored to serve as the Texas State Coordinator for 2020!
Going virtual is a change to reach even MORE entrepreneurs in MORE Texas cities working on solving all kinds of problems. That’s where YOU come in. …
The primary reason that most people join our community is to expand their network for fundraising, business development and recruiting. There is no better place to start than the mentor network.
As soon as COVID hit and SXSW was canceled, Capital Factory committed to doing everything “virtual-first” or designed for virtual audiences.
We didn’t want to just create videos of the same things that would have happened in person. We wanted to use new digital platforms to maximize the benefits of everyone being remote and virtual.
Some things are better in person and always will be. But other things are better when everyone is remote:
Join the HTX TechList launch event on Thursday August 13th at 11:00 am central time.
I will be hosting one of the breakout sessions answering any questions related to funding and why Texas is the best state for startups!
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