The three-month long DreamIt Ventures accelerator program is landing in Austin in December, running for a full three months before unleashing the chosen startups on the crowds at SXSW in March 2013. DreamIt is also running events in Philadelphia and New York. This additional program will be run by Austinite Kerry Rupp.
Citing Texas’ “vibrant” start-up community, Rupp will help launch a portion of the 45 companies running through the DreamIt gauntlet over the next year.
“A successful startup community must cluster a variety of elements including world-class entrepreneurs, capital, professional service providers, startup leaders and mentors, universities, and a nurturing community,” said Rupp. “Austin has all these elements.”
Applications will open this summer and you must move to Austin to participate but don’t worry: not all of Texas is the way you imagine it. Austin is pretty chill.