Building a Hub of Academic and Business Innovation
From Silicon Valley to Cambridge, the highest impact universities are intertwined with strong entrepreneurial and investor communities. In Austin, we have the key ingredients, and we are setting the table for the next wave of impact. This discussion between University of Texas at Austin President Jay Hartzell and venture capitalist Jim Breyer explored the opportunities unique to this moment and location and outlined a framework for seizing them.
With Support From
Jim Breyer is founder & CEO of Breyer Capital, a premier VC firm in Austin. He’s been an early investor in tech companies that have completed successful public offerings or mergers, many of which, like Facebook, having returned well over 100x their cost.
The University of Texas at Austin
As UT’s 30th president, Jay Hartzell has launched a 10-year strategic plan to make UT the world’s highest-impact public research university, amplifying both its service to campus and its ability to address society’s greatest challenges.