Austin

Greetings,

Welcome to the DukeGEN Austin home page. As with all of the DukeGEN regional interest groups, our goal is to "be a sophisticated and active network that helps create debate, dialogue, and lucky encounters between Duke entrepreneurs."

Let us know how we can help you and any ideas you may have for helping connect folks together in the Austin area!

Alumni, want to get involved?
- Join our DukeGEN Austin - Facebook group (open to Duke students, alumni, faculty, staff)
- Join our DukeGEN Austin - LinkedIn group (open to Duke students, alumni, faculty, staff)
- If you want to volunteer to help organize Austin events, add your name to this google doc and/or email Austin Co-Chair Kerry Rupp, kerry@kerryrupp.com.
- Send us an email at: dukegen@duke.edu 
- Come to one of our DukeGEN Networkings events

Students, interested in interning in Austin?
- Attend StartupConnect to meet startups and find job and internship opportunities: learn more here (coming soon)
- Look for StartupConnect companies on eRecruiting (coming soon)
- Read about the companies that are currently interested in Duke students (coming soon)

Interested in learning more about the Austin Startup Scene?
- Sign up for this weekly Startup Digest email about the Austin startup scene
- Attend an "Intro to the Austin Startup Scene" Meetup - or if you can't be in Austin, watch an older presentation or flip through the deck
- Plan to visit Austin during Austin Startup Week - held in March and October each year (timed around SXSW and the ACL Festival, respectively)
- View this map of the Austin startup ecosystem
- Research Austin Startups:
    -- on AngelList
    -- on the Austin Chamber A-List of the hottest startups
    -- on a local entrepreneur's list of notable Austin startups
    -- or on another managed list here
- Learn about Austin-based accelerators and incubators:
    -- ATI (Austin Technology Incubator)
    -- Capital Factory
    -- DreamIt
    -- TechStars
    -- TechRanch
- Research local co-working spaces:
     -- Capital Factory
     -- Vuka Co-Op
     -- WeWork
    -- or see this list of options
- Meet some of the Austin Startup scene leaders on We Are Austin Tech
- Join these Facebook groups:
- View other local entrepreneurial organizations:
    -- Women @ Austin

Students, are you interning in Austin this summer? See below for resources available in this city!
Things to Do:
- NEW for 2015: Get involved in the Summer Entrepreneurs Network in Austin (more information coming soon)
- More events will be added soon!

DukeGEN Austin Leadership
Kerry Rupp, '93 BA Biology
Derek Saunders, '83 BA Economics
David Fiedler, '07 BSE Biomedical Engineering

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