StartOut Austin

Located in the heart of Texas, Austin boasts a lively startup ecosystem with local venture capital firms. Known as the live music capital of the world and home to the nationally-acclaimed SxSW conference and a vibrant LGBTQ community, the city is a terrific place for LGBTQ entrepreneurs to start a business in the South! Austin’s StartOut chapter began in 2011 and was the birthplace of HackOut, the nation’s premier LGBTQ-oriented hackathon. Hackathons are excellent ways to merge entrepreneurial spirit with computer programming prowess and product design sensibilities. By creating a safe space, HackOut continues to be a signature event for LGBTQ entrepreneurs and tech stars alike.


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