Austin Revealed: Booting Up Big Tech, the six part documentary mini-series covering the rise of Austin to Tech Superstardom, debuted a segment focusing on the IC2 Institute and our founder Dr. George Kozmetsky on Tuesday. In the eight minute segment, Kozmetsky’s relationship with Michael Dell and other entrepreneurs was explored as they worked to transform ideas into tech successes. This success ultimately catapulted Austin into the flourishing startup scene seen today. This segment looks into Austin’s high-tech origins, influenced by the institute, Kozmetsky, and the Austin Technology Incubator. Check it out here.
Two more episodes remain in the series. See the schedule below.
May 14 – Powering Up the Economy
May 21 – Building Out the Tech Community
The IC² Institute conducts research and programs to validate the impact of technological innovation on regional economic development with collaboration among the university, government, and private sectors. IC² is extending its research focus from urban ecosystems supporting entrepreneurship to exploring the shape and action of innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems in rural and isolated-city regions of the world in order to support economic growth.