Innovation & Startups
Austin's booming business and startup scened reflect our appetite for innovation
It’s easy to see why Austin is often referred to as a second Silicon Valley. We’re a city of dreamers and doers, where questioning the status quo is the norm and there’s an underlying appetite for creativity in all forms. Everyone from first-time entrepreneurs to late-stage tech companies benefit from that drive to do things a little differently.
Businesses like Indeed, Google, Apple, Bumble and more enjoy the advantages that are part and parcel of Austin’s spirit of innovation and desire for collaboration. Austinites are always open to opportunity, revolutionary ideas and building the next big thing.
Austin's Innovation District
Austin’s Innovation District connects communities, businesses, and health care providers/systems. It taps into the region’s network of innovators, companies, entrepreneurs, investors, and nonprofits for the benefit of the entire community.Learn More⟶
Austin is one of 22 communities selected to participate the Smart Cities Collaborative program. This program brings cities together to work toward implementing smart mobility policies and projects. It helps the team from Austin explore how emerging technologies and new mobility options can improve urban transportation.Learn More⟶
This downtown incubator connects entrepreneurs in Texas with investors, employees and customers. It's also a co-working space and an opportunity to find tech mentors.Learn More⟶
Army Futures Command
The U.S. Army selected Austin as the place they plan to lead the charge on innovation with its Army Futures Command. This unit will modernize the way the Army does business by creating a space of endless possibilities to explore, develop, and test new methods, organizations, and technologies.Learn More⟶
EverlyWell has developed eight at-home health and wellness tests to measure things like food sensitivity, thyroid activity, and other biological indicators. They recently raised $50 million in a Series B round of funding.Learn More⟶