Austin Startup Week Kicks Off Today

Austin Startup Week, the weeklong celebration of all things Austin, technology, and startups, kicks off today with its first events, including the Austin Startup Week Opening Party at the Capital Factory. The week long event -- organized by Jacqueline Hughes and Joshua Baer--brings together a number of local Austin groups, companies, venture capital providers, and others to highlight Austin's growing startup community. This is the second year for the event, which said it had over 1,500 participants last year.