Saturday, June 21, 2014

Cool Things My Friends Do (Week #110) - Josh Baer and Capital Factory Celebrate 6+2

Each week on this blog I enjoy highlighting some of the cool things my friends do in their personal and professional lives.

Congratulations to Josh Baer and The Capital Factory in celebrating 6 years in operation plus 2 years in their wonderful facility (6+2).  This week they hosted an very cool reception to mark these milestones and it was a great party filled with some of Austin's most interesting entrepreneurs, programmers, investors, and others who serve the startup community.

The Capital Factory is an amazing organization that was founded by three of my friends, Josh Baer, Bryan Menell, and Sam Decker.  It is an incubator, accelerator, and co-working space for Austin's tech start-ups.  It has become the entrepreneurial center of gravity in Austin, Texas. Located in the heart of downtown, Capital Factory has 50,000 square feet that is booming with startup and entrepreneurial activity. 

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. It helps create a unique community of access that will benefit all involved for both the short and long term.

Their mentors are the A-list of local entrepreneurs and executives. These people share their experience with new entrepreneurs, and regularly help them find a faster path toward business success.  Press and government officials visiting Austin (including President Obama) stop at Capital Factory to tour the facility and catch the buzz of these startups.  

Josh and his team have created something amazing.  It was fun to be at the 6+2 Celebration Party and to highlight this as week #110 in the "Cool Things My Friends Do" series.

Have A Great Day

thom singer

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