Joshua Baer

Entrepreneur in Residence
Joshua Baer is the founder of Capital Factory, a coworking community and accelerator designed to help startups find their first investors, customers and employees. Josh founded his first startup in 1996 in his college dormitory at Carnegie Mellon University, and has since achieved enormous success in the entrepreneurship world, winning numerous accolades and serving on the Boards of Directors for several companies. He currently lives in Austin with his wife Amy and three children. At UT Austin, Josh co-teaches the Longhorn Startup Seminar and Lab. He also acts as the Entrepreneur in Residence for the Department of Computer Science.


Research Interests: 

Bootstrapping Startups

Rapid Technology Development

Cloud Computing


Digital Media

SaaS Architecture


Awards & Honors

February 2020 - Austin Chamber of Commerce 2019 Volunteer of the Year - Economic Development
November 2019 - Central Texas Diversity Champion - Austin Black Business Journal
October 2019 - Torch of Liberty - Anti-Defamation League of Austin
2016 - Braddock Scholar - The Aspen Institute
October 2014 - Present - Eisenhower Fellowship
2013 - Tribeza Person of the Year
March 2013 - Henry Crown Fellow - The Aspen Institute
February 2013 - Entrepreneur’s Foundation Community Leader of the Year
January 2012 - Austin Under 40 Winner - Technology & Science
2009 - Texas Social Media Awards finalist