Innovation That Matters 2017
Austin Cultivates a Start-Up Culture
Austin’s jump in the rankings can be attributed to its high rankings on startup density, culture and talent. With events like the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference coupled with a low cost of living, Austin has cultivated a reputation as the definitive startup hub of the southwest.
Austin ties with Bay Area and Seattle for Talent
With area universities like the University of Texas producing top-level talent in technology fields, Austin now ties the Bay Area for the strongest pool of talent. Beyond universities, the city’s reputation as a cultural landmark attracts not only new startup businesses, but also the talent required for growing them.