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The City of Austin Small Business Program offers a comprehensive directory of small business resources offered by local, state, and federal governments and non-profit agencies. Our goal for the City of Austin Small Business Guide is to increase awareness and use of the programs that provide aid in the development of your business. Call 512-974-7800, email SmallBiz@austintexas.gov or visit our website www.SmallBizAustin.org for information about all our services and resources.

Website Phone Number Description
3 Day Startup

3 Day Startup provides rented workspace for an entire weekend, recruits student participants from a wide range of backgrounds, caters food and drinks, and brings in top-notch entrepreneurs and investors.  Participants pick the best ideas for startups during the Friday brainstorming session and deliver prototypes and investor pitches on Sunday night.  3DS alumni receive a package of free/discounted services from information technology (IT) service companies and others. 

Accelerated Ventures at Baylor University 800.583.0622

Accelerated Ventures is a two-semester course that enables students to create real companies, raise real funds, launch products and services and generate sales.  You will learn the foundational principles required to start and run successful businesses while simultaneously applying these principles to the coursework, taking a company from its conceptualization phase to exit. 

AccelerateH2O 800.708.0478

AccelerateH2O discovers, invests in, and promotes new and existing technologies that have potential to fill demands and needs in Texas $9 billion water technology market by addressing critical water issues, barriers, and unique opportunities. 

AccelerateNFC

The AccelerateNFC program is a mentor-driven, mentor-funded idea incubator/success accelerator for high potential companies.  Accelerate NFC focuses on near field communication (NFC) companies, matching the highest caliber talent, resources and funding with those companies who are ready to take their ideas and products to the next level.  Up to five selected companies will participate in an intensive 12-week mentoring program designed to provide access to resources normally beyond the reach of start-up or early stage companies. 

Accion 469.332.7111

Accion is a nonprofit organization that increases access to business credit, makes loans and provides training to enable entrepreneurs to realize their dreams and be catalysts for positive economic and social change. 

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation - Emergency Grants 212.226.0581

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. This program has no deadlines.

The program does not consider requests for dental work, chronic situations, capital improvements, or projects of any kind; nor can it consider situations resulting from general indebtedness or lack of employment.

The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

Applicants should be aware that this is a grant program, and that each application is considered on its merits within the criteria of the program. While we attempt to provide assistance to as many applicants as we can, the filing of an application is not, nor should it be perceived as, a guarantee of funding.

All ATX

All ATX is Austin's musician advocate, dedicated to their promotion, success and overall well-being. 

Alliance of Artists Communities 401.351.4320

The Alliance of Artists Communities is an international association of artists' residencies - a diverse field of more than 1,500 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work.  This website is your one-stop guide to residencies for visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, scholars, filmmakers, community artists, architects, and more. 

Alliance of Artists Communities - Emergency Relief Programs 401.351.4320

In the event of an emergency, the Alliance can offer support for artists by connecting them with our diverse network of residency programs across the country.  By providing the time, space, and support that residencies offer, artists can focus on their work, reflect, and renew their creative practice during an especially challenging time. 

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works - Disaster Response & Recovery 202.661.8069

AIC's disaster response and recovery efforts include facilitating the National Heritage Responders (NHR) - formerly American Institute for Conservation - Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT) - training; working through FAIC with the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield to help recover cultural and historic artifacts damaged by the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti; assisting in the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy in late 2012; assembling guides and information; as well as partnering with other organizations and their disaster response and recovery efforts.

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