As a 100% volunteer-run event, we rely on the generosity of local bloggers, companies and other organizations to bring Ignite Austin to life. Every dime we raise goes right back into the event to pay for space, nibbles & noshes, libations, promotion, equipment and other expenses. If you or your company would like to contribute, please contact us. With your help, Ignite Austin will be an event no one in Austin will want to miss.
As the web has gotten faster, it has also gotten more useful — activities like streaming movies, storing files online, video chatting and more were all enabled by broadband connections over a decade ago, and the next chapter of the web will run on even faster speeds.
There continues to be huge interest from consumers and communities in faster broadband. That’s why we want to bring more people access to Google Fiber — Internet that’s up to 100 times faster than basic broadband. We’ve started early discussions with 34 cities in 9 metro areas around the United States to explore what it would take to bring a new fiber-optic network to their community.
At the Entrepreneurs Foundation (EF), we connect high-impact companies in Central Texas with high-impact causes around the world.
We help create highly-engaged organizations of talented people who care deeply about the places they do business.
We encourage disruptive innovation in philanthropy. We’re results-oriented because results are what matters. From seed to sold, we’re how innovative companies invest equity, time and talent in their communities.
EF. Amplify Your Impact.
Capital Factory is the entrepreneurial center of gravity in Austin, Texas. Located in the middle of downtown, Capital Factory has 50,000 square feet full of startups and entrepreneurs. Take classes to learn the skills that startups need, attend meet ups to find a co-founder, rent a desk for you startup or apply for funding and mentorship in the Incubator.
The Incubator gives Austin startups a competitive advantage in attracting talent, mentors, press and funding. The tech meetups and hack-a-thons hosted at Capital Factory create a talent pipeline that touches almost every programmer and designer in Austin. Our mentors are the A-list of local entrepreneurs and executives. Press and government officials visiting Austin stop at Capital Factory creating weekly opportunities for international exposure. Investors come to Capital Factory for office hours, demo days and meetings for the Central Texas Angel Network.